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i!I i ilil Page 8 -- THE GRIDLEY HERALD -- Friday, May 2, 1980 Annual round-up for kindergarten Parents of children entering kindergarten next fall have been sent invitation letters for next week's pre-school Kindergarten Round-Up Clinic May 7. The elinic, organized by the Gridley Union School District, is to be held in the Sycamore School Gym. Its purpose is to check the children's vision, hearing, speech patterns and school readiness. Screening stations will be used for each of these activities. Ten children are scheduled to come to the clinic ever)) 30 minutes. Parents are asked to check their letters for the exact time for their clinic appointment. Alley cleanup is underway The City of Gridley's annual Swing cleaning of alleys is now underway and will continue until May 9. 'Individual residents should be receiving notices when their alley will be cleaned. At that time, all items wishing to be disposed of will be picked up. It is most important for the chil- dren to arrive at the correct time, so that the clinic will progress as planned. Velasquez is there to help (Continued from Page 1) threaten to burn his house down. "And they could do it too," he said. While also working in La Puenta, Velasquez saw one kid "blown away" by a gang and a boyfriend high on booze and drugs shoot his girl in the leg. But that boy, with Velasquez's help, went straight. Last time he was heard from he had gotton a job and was helping his mother pay the bills. Velasquez has since left that be- hind, moving to Gridley with his wife and daughter and is majoring in psychology at Butte College. He is expected to talk to teachers next week and possibly start work- ing on the campuses around May 10. Obledo is speaker at Yuba College California Secretary of Health and Welfare Mario B. Obledo, one of the most powerful -and controversial- members of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr:'s cabinet, will be the special guest speaker at Yuba College during the college's "Cinco de Mayo" celebration. Obledo's lecture, open to the general public free of charge, will take place in the College Theater on May 8, beginning at 7 p.m. The event, co-spon- sored by the "La Raza" [Spanish sur- named] students and faculty members of the college and by the col- lege's Public Events Office, will be part of the annual "Chicano Week" activities which are scheduled to take place at the college's East Linda campus from May 5 through May 9. These activities are scheduled to coin- cide with the traditional "Cinco de Mayo" [Fifth of May] celebra- tion which marks the victory of Mexican forces over Max- imilian's occupying ar- mies at the battle of Puebla in 1862-a vic- tory which led to the eventual defeat of the French forces in Mex- ico. ee Stan Statham is on rules committee Assemblyman Stan Statham has been un- animously elected by the entire Assembly ,Rules Committee to the seven-member Assem- bly Rules Committee. The Rules Committee d~cides the .regulations which govern the oper- ations and finances of ithe Assembly itself. Additionally, the Rules Commitlee has control over any rule changes or waivers to permit legislation to be heard. Statham commented, "I've been working to get this position for some time. From this position 1 will be able help Northern Cali- fornia in significant -ways. Almost every major bill comes before the Rules Committee for some sort of waiver.-This gives me a chance to cast a vote on a .small seven-member committee to protect Northern California on wide variety of issues." Statham continued, "Senator Ray Johnson is a member of the S, enate Rules Commit- tee. Together we carl protect the interests of the North from this , special line of defense. Our positions will be a valuable tool to coun- teract this Los Angeles- heavy Legislature." (Kswqemyh) Pi-Line bv P, ill BtJrh,son (Continued from Page 1) Tile installation of Dick Emswiler as Moose Governor Saturday night will be short and sweet, according to a member of the installing team. There will be a free buffet dinner for members and guests starting at 7; the installation is at 8; and danc- ing starts at 9:30. The opening of Thrifty in Heri- tage Oak Shopping Center was a bit of a crowded affair. The man- agement must be pleased with the response of area shoppers. Free food again, this time tacos, rice and beans prepared by La Fuente, and sweet bread baked by Casa Lupe. They will be served at the Cinco De Mayo Celebration at Butte College today. Gridley stu- dent Christine Clerici is president of the MECHA Club, the sponsor- ing organization on campus. Had a sandwich and ice cream at The Scoop last weekend and pre- dict fllal it will be a popular spot for all ages. Area history buffs won't want to miss the new book, printed in limit- ed edition by the .loint Water Dis- trict, it contains over a 100 pages, is well illustrated, and is the work of Joe McGie. Author Joe has gleaned every newspaper and agency in the area in detailing the origins of the water districts. "Fife table of contents is ten pages long and has something like 350 topics: i.e. Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District, Princeton- Codora-Glenn, Compton-Dele- van, Table Mountain, Oroville- Wyandotte, Richvale, Durham, Feather River, Butte County Canal Company, water costs in 1906, Great Western Power Plant, Suttcr Butte Canal fights, PG&E, Oro- ville Dam, etc., etc. The cost of thc book is $10, and can be obtained at the Joint Water District Office on Virginia Street. Only 1,000 copies have been print- ed. Every farmer should have one. No blood pressure There will be no blood pressure clinic on Tuesday, May 6 at t'he Memorial Hall, 249 Sycamore St., Gridley, from 6 to 8 p.m. This is due to the Senior Citizen Health Fair taking place during the day. The nexl blood pressure clinic will be May 20, 1980 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Memorial Hall. Every- one is welcome. For more information you may contact the Gridley Multi-Service Center, 209 Sycamore St., Gridley, ph. 846-4737. The blood pressure clinic is spoLIsored by Community Volun- teers and Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. CI.INICA DE PRESION I)E SAN(;RE No habra clinica de presion de sangre el Martes 6 de Mayo de 1980 en el Salon Memorial, 249 Sycamore Street, Gridley de las 6 p.m. a las 8 p.m. ah sido cancclada por la razon tie que habra un Senior Citizen Health Fair que ten- dra lugar durante el dia. La siguiente clinica de presion sera el 20 de Mayo de 1980 de las 2 p.m. a las 4 p.m. en el Salon clinic on Tuesday Memorial, todos estan Para mas informacion Centro de Multi-Servicios Sycamore Street Gridley, o al telefono 846-4737. Health Fair is next Tuesday (Continued from Page Butte County Mental Health, Club, Butte County Library, fornia Green Thumb, ty Welfare Department, ity Home Health Services, County Health Department, ior Information and Food Stamp Outreach, Pharmacy, Northern Valley 1 Health, Community Action cy, Senior Nutrition Progranl,| many others. Refreshments will be and served by: The Lioness Cowbelles, Junior Women, Club, Ladies of the Moose, bow Girls, Job's Dau Y.M.I., Beta Sigma Phi, X ma Theta, Kiwanis, Club, Business and ProfeSS Women, The Grange and nia Green Thumb. We're not quite complete, but these businesses are now open and ready to serve you! VARIETY STORE DRUG AND SOUNT STORES -Ice Cream Treats Homemade Pies & Sandwiches :,1 $ "~ Guys & Gals Fashion Jeans and Tops That Really Fit! -Coin Op Laundry AND GIFTS * Cassle's Casuals* * Our Closet Little Folks Shop I SAVINGS & LOAN OPENING IN JULY-- ill i i i I I I I I I I iP i,i