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) e by Bill Burleson talking about all this and number of eating Gridley; they're begin- Case in point: Pizza opens in Heri- Shopping Center next and The Scoop, just a to the east of Round ready to go, just hasn't which day to open the Reitz will Open Thurs- and Safeway are early openings too. Week's Enterprise-Record a 50-years-ago item Burleson speaking on before a Chico club. Was Grandpa Bill. He was by comets and eclipses He studied as- as a hobby. count The Moose as in that list of 13 local However, it is respon- feeding of many mem- and special groups. Lhey had a pheasant din- to their regular Fri- night dinners, and :lances. as to the winners of the council races. The really winners, they put on the ballot, faced the counting, and don't Put in four years' work. people have stood up to Winners will now find the salary is nothing com- the hours they will have to DORIS LONG JIM TUPEN, JR. MIKE GREER Only 27 percent of the registered voters turned out Tuesday to elect Doris Long, James Tupen, Jr. and Mike Greer to seats on the Gridley City Council. In the advisory measures results, the controversial tram issue was approved narrowly while the sales tax proposal was overwhelmingly okayed. Of the 1,350 registered voters in the City of Gridley, 358 voted and 49 of those were by absentee ballot. CHP Officer Tupen was the leading vote getter with 329 while incumbent Doris Long, a librarian, garnered 255. Greer edged out Jesse White for the third seat, 205- 196. Fred Gerst, who planned to run but withdrew because of health reasons, received 47 votes. The advisory measure on the tram carried a bare majority of 185-169 while the sales tax measure was supported 287-49. Tupen, the top vote-getter, said after the election, "I was surprised and pleased. I didn't think I'd earn that percentage of the votes." Long and Greer also thanked those voting for them and promised to do their best for the public. They both added that the budget is their immediate priority. Tupen added that he "will do a lot of listening until I get my feet on the ground." Greer agreed, saying, "I'm go- ing to listen to the people and see what they want." The new council will be seated April 15 in an adjourned regular meeting at 7 p.m. in the City Council chambers. (358 voting of 1,350 for 27 percent) Council James Tupen, Jr. 329 Doris Long 255 Mike Greer 205 Jesse White 196 Fred Gerst *47 Advisory Measures TRAM Yes -- 185 No -- 169 TAX Yes -- 287 No 49 * Withdrew from race USPS 859-420 Vol. 100 No. 65 15c Copy Gridley, Butte County, CA 95948 Friday, April 11, 198u will find new friends, some old friends, over are forced to make. get their names in the In articles, sometimes prais- criticizing. They to fire people, and hire meet in secret with lawyers lawsuits, drive to Oro- Sacramento to meet with and legislators. be frustrated by legis- ties their hands. They Unable to do things they do for lack of funds. terms are up and they will get their re- Introductions as a "former r ~ ~i ~ hear it for the winners. Councilman-Highway Pa- Jim Tupen hear some po- say, "But I voted er to former star Dave He played with Brud Vaca and crew about answer is, Dave is alive and living in Marysville, :,Still sales representative for & Co., the clay manufacturing corn- Lincoln. Was in town this week visit- and trying to catch up Engineer Jim Ward ... a t of business and pleasure. was fined at Rotary getting drowned while : last week ... he was .out to sea and stranded on In bad weather. The Coast to the rescue .., but his life flashed before th ... at least three times. pressure here free AT KIWI SHOW - Ed Cheaks (front) stands in his kiwi planting with the new Pergola Trellis system of stretching the vines over the head. His system will be visited during the Kiwi Cultural and Equipment Show here in May. Visiting kiwi growers will tour area plantings and see the newest in equipment, like this trimmer-mower, capable of cutting next to the vines where the average mower can't reach. The new product, which Cheaks invented, will be distributed by Norfield Manufacturers out of Chico. Sitting on the International tractor is chairman of the show, Gary Pigg. Butte Equipment will be showing the trac- tors. free blood pressure clinic to be at the Memorial Hall, 249 Ore St., Gridley, on Tues- Pril 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. .e is welcome to come and 'near blood pressure taken. (Editor's Note: This is the fourth Clinics are sponsored by in a series of articles in April honor- nity volunteers and the ing National Schools Month. .OUnty Community Action Following is a story on a group "rap" program at Gridley High more. information, contact .School.) ey Multi-Service Center, 209 By Michael Gardner .Ore St., Gridley or phone Herald Editor , w]7 Group Therapy at Gridley High ****** School? i(~ CLINICA DE PRESION No, not exactly. But, there is a DE SANGRE new program where students get cl;nica de presion de sangre together for an hour a week to talk t aflUgar el 15 de Abril de over common problems which has 'ue las 2 alas 4 p.m. en el met with considerable success. Memorial de los Vderanos Counselor Lynn Eichelberger is at9 Sycamore Street, Gridley, the organl'zer behind "Group invitados y son bien- Counseling -- Decision Making," para un examen de presionwhich is an off-shoot of a program gre, y recuerde estos serv- where she used to teach, the Chico Son gratis. High Human Relations Class and clinicas son patrocinadasthe GHS peer counseling project. Untarios de la comunidad Eichelberger said there is a need " Unity Action Agency del for this program at GHS because, uo de Butte. "you can become institutionalized. rods imformacion llame o The students can loose sight of 1 Centro de Multi-Servicios what they're doing with their life. 9 Sycamore Street, Gridtey, Learning is part Of a life-long pro- 846.4737. . eess. I guess what I'm really trying to do is help them get a more ob- jective perspective of life." "Social Sciences are limited be- cause of the back to basics move- ment. That'makes it even more im- portant to have some kind of pro- gram, no matter how small. And, there is just no place locally where the kids can go and talk with some- one about their concerns," she said. Thirty students are involved in the program, which began three weeks ago and will run another fourxweeks. They are broken down into three groups, one coed and the other two for girls, and meet once a week for an hour. In describing the sessions, Eichel- berger said it helps the students to talk their concerns. "Listening to themselves gives them a better pic- ture of what it means to be a stu- dent." "Human Relations, that's what this program really is. It's like stu- dent development as opposed to staff development," she said. "The emphasis is not on the aca- demic, it is on social skills. Social skills are important in getting along in this world." Discussions range on just about every topic, Eicheiberger said, but mostly relationships between males and females. "Especially with the girls," she said. "Their groups iend to be cen- tered around 'how do I keep a balance between having a boy- friend and doing my own thing.' That's something that a lot of women out of school now are try- in _ to deal with." Boys are more practical she said, but do talk about similar prob- lems. Their concerns include jobs and dealing with authority. "All of them are concerned with getting to know themselves better. You know, what they believe in, defining their goals, what they want to do in life, and dealing with the insecurity of just not knowing what's going to happen," Eichel- berger said. She continued, "it rnakes it okay not to have the answers. It makes The eighth annual kiwifruit cul- tural and equipment show will be held May 9 and l0 at [he Butte County Fairgrounds in Gridley, it was announced today by Gary Pigg, chairman for the event. "This year's program is expand- ed by an extra day so that those at- tending will have the opportunity to have all their questions ans- wered regarding kiwifruit cultural practices," Pigg said. Discussions will include plant- ing, irrigation, pruning, grafting, fertilization, harvesting and mar- keting. The discussions will feature pioneer kiwifruit growers, Univer- sity of California Agricultural ad- visors, and businesspersons with products designed specifically for kiwifruit. Friday's program will deal with questions on kiwifruit cultural practices. Self-guided tours of local kiwifruit plantings will begin at 1 p.m. This year's program will coincide with the full bloom of kiwifruit vines in the area. The Gridley Lioness Club will sponsor a canteen at the fair- grounds. Persons attending the meeting will be able to purchase soft drinks, beer, wine, and hot dogs. A special program, beginning at 6 p.m., will feature Bill Olson, Butte County farm advisor, with a report on the continuing field test- ing of the Gridley versus the New Zealand pruning technique. them understand that life is a learning process, that there is not always answers." Her ole, Eichelberger said, is to facilitate the discussions as group leader. She also helps analyze the problems and gives examples for a.lternatives. Besides just sitting in a big circle and talking, the group does learn- ing exercises, including role'play- ing. As for her ultimate goal for the students in this program, Eichel- berger said, "I hope to help them realize they all share similar con- cerns and that they can help them- selves solve problems." The program has met with con- siderable success and, of those at- tending the first couple of sessions, none have dropped out. Senior Jane Avato is adamant that the program must be con- tinued here because it has helped the students. "I think it's a good idea. Yes, definitely it should continue. You can see that it's working," she At 6:45 p.m., a kiwifruit pro- motional film featuring Barbi Ben- ton will be shown. The film was financed through grower dona- tions lo a Kiwifruit Promotion Trust Fund as a part of the Alkop Farms marketing program for the 1980 crop. This film has been dis- tributed to various T.V. stations throughout the U.S. for the pro- motion of kiwifruit. At 7 p.m., an armchair tour of New Zealand kiwifruit vineyards will be featured. "Several growers have pooled their slides," says Pigg, "and we encourage others to bring along any slides they might want to contribute. We anticipate group discussion on the growing conditions and cultural practices of New Zealand." Saturday's program will feature the equipment show.. Saturday ar- rivals will also be able to tour kiwi plantings until noon. At 10 a.m. and again at 3 p.m., Debbie Taylor, a professional grafter will show her technique for grafting kiwifruit. At 1 p.m., Jim Beutel from U.C. Davis Pomology De- partment, will conduct a question and answer session on kiwifruit cultural practices. "We have designed this two-day program to answer as many ques- tions for kiwi growers as is possi- ble," states Pigg. "Gas will be available in the area and we expect a large turn-out for an event which (Continued on Page 7) said. "I don't know how the school has done without it for so long. I think students really need people to talk to. If no one talks to them, who will?" Avato said she hopes that, through the program, she will ,ii "learn how other people are deal- ing with problems that I'm having[ | to deal with. I've especially learned how important it is to understand the problem before attempting to evaluate it or take action." industrial park A pair of public hearings on the proposed industrial park and several variance requests face Gridley Planning Commissioners when they meet Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the City Council chambers. For the industrial park, thexe will be public hearings on the zon- :i ing ordinance and the EIR.. Another pubhc heanng will be held on a proposed lO-unit condo- minium project on Wilson Street.