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846-0987 550 E, Gridley + ) PROUDLY SERVING OUR AREA SINCE 1880 FRIDAY JUNE 3, 2016 VOL. 138 NO. 45 SPRING 14 Mile Yard Sale The Spring 14 Mile Y~rd Sale will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2016. If you would like to participate in this three city wide event, call The Grid- Icy Herald at (530) 846-3661 to,sign-up! Only $20 to be on the map printed in The Grid- ley Herald on Friday, June 24. 2016, Deadline is Tuesday, June 21. 2016. All Gridley'Bidds Churches Gridley Community Prayer wal k, June 25, 2016. To !oin meet at Quota park at 9 a.m. to be assigned streets to walk. More info 520-7337. Farmers Market Tuesdays The weekly Tuesday Farmers Market is held under the big oak tree at Orchard Hospital from 5 to 8 p.m. Come visit your friends. grab some fruits and veggies and support the vendors. Black Bear holdin8 fund raiser for 6racie Gon2alez On Tuesday, June 14. Black Bear Diner will donate 20 percent of the day's pro- ceeds to the Gracie Gonzalez Medical Fund. Please support Gracie in this very important fund raiser. Realtor Associate 521-7130 By Lisa Van De Hey Publisher/Editor Fresh offthe heel of a successful 54th Annual Red Suspend- ers Celebration last weekend, the Gridley Area Chamber of Com- merce is in high gear planning the first-ever Available Buildings Tour for Gridley on Thursday, June 30. Letters are being sent out to area commercial property own- ers and business owners asking that they attend in this event as a step towards working together to build Gridley's economic fu- ture. ' Are will be working with property owners, bankers, area and out-of-town realtors, potential business owners, the City of Grid- ley and other committed organizations and individuals to host an evening highlighting our available properties, the benefits of doing business in and with Gridley, and our commitment to eco- nomic development that will both help existing businesses, pro- AVAILABLE BUILDING TOUR THIS MONTH - The GridleyArea Cham- mote new ones, serve our citizens and shoppers, and increase our ber of Commerce will hold a tour of available buildings for rent and tax revenue while highlighting the charm and great potential of for sale in Gridley June 30, 2016. (Photo by Lisa Van De Hey) our areaf Event Organizer Eileen Burke-Trent stated in the letter sent to realtors and business owners. The event will begin at 4:30 a.m., with the progressive tour starting at the Chamber office at 890 Hazel Street at the historic Hazel Hotel. This first hour will feature brief presentations on Small Town Economic Development, Simple Signage and Partnerships for Success; Training, Grants, Business Planning Aid Available and more. The tour actual tours will begin at 5:30 p.m., complete with refreshments. For more information pleas call Burke-Trent at 530-218- 6896, email e.burketrent@yahoo.com or visit the Chamber's website at www.gridleyareachamber.org. Highest seniority teacher retiring from Sycamore School RETIRING FROM SYCAMORE SCHOOL - Debbie Graves has been a teacher in the Gridley Unified School District for 35 years and will officially be done in the classroom on June 10, 2016 the last day of school although she plans to help with art projects and field trips when needed. (Photo by Alejandra Ceballos) By Lisa Van De Hey Publisher/Editor Working for Gridley Unified School District for the past 35 years, Teacher Debbie Graves has been #1 not only on the district seniority list but also in the eyes of the students and people she works with. Walking the halls of Sycamore School, the school she at- tended herself for fifth through eighth grade, Graves has many reminders of years past working with fellow classmates Maggie Hepworth and Suzanne Robinson at McKinley along with for- mer students who now teach in the district such as friends Mi- chelle Solis, Kim Fesler and Heather Yost. Graves fondly remembers the teachers she worked with over the years who have retired such as Harland Ramsey, Dick Erick- son and Angela Wilson back in her early teaching years. A lot of teachers have come and gone over the years and some have passed away such as Joan Carlin, Frances King and Donna Graf. "This job has always felt like family, no matter who is here" Graves explained. Some of her closest friends are people she Went to school with and had as students. Although Graves has already promised she would be back to help, especially with field trips, she plans to travel and see some of the places she has not been to primarily in the U.S. Loving her time at the ocean, Graves will do doubt spend some time there but knows she will be busy. Some time on the golf course might be in order this summer before she starts to help in the classrooms possibly in the fall. R ETI R I N G Recently Graves helped with PAGE 5 in By David Vantress Sports/News Reporter Is the third time really a charm? Butte County Supervisor Steve Lambert certainly hopes SO. The area farmer is seeking a third term to represent Dis- triet 4, which includes Gridley. The election is next Tues- day as part of the California primary. Lambert says he hopes to be able to focus on economic development and tourism for the county in a third term. "In my first term, we were mainly focused on the general plan" Lambert said earlier this week. "This term, we were fo- eusing on the marijuana issue:' County supervisors are hoping they are given a tool to deal with problems with local marijuana growing with the passage of Measures G and H, which are also on next week's primary ballot. "I'm hoping we can start working on some more posi- tive things for the county in the next term,' Lambert said. need to move forward:' One of those, Lambert said, is continuing to make the Butte County Fair, which is based in Gridley, one of the best events in the area. "It's a great way to promote the community" Lambert said. "We have a real opportunity Butte County Supervisor Steve Lambert is seeking a third term in District 4, which includes Gridley. (Photo contributed) here:' District 4 is a diverse one, including parts of Gridley, South Chieo, and rural areas headed all the way out to the Sierra Nevada, Lambert said. Something else Lambert wants to focus on if he's re- elected is shifting the focus of the county board itself. "Sometimes, government ends up being reactive" Lam- bert said. "We'd like to start be- ing more proactive:' Lambert said he's hearing good things as next week's elec- tion approaches. "I've had a good relation- ship with the community" Lambert said. "I'm hoping they decide to give me four more years as their supervisor:' WORK GOING WELL AT DADDOW PARK - The gazebo work is pro- gressing at Daddow Park with the new skirting being added, new poles to replace the previous ones and a new roof. Bricks removed from the gazebo will be replaced with grant money and The Gridley Herald has a list that the City provided including those hard to read due to the age of the bricks. If you or your family had a brick please check the list at The Gridley Herald office to make sure it is listed correctly. (Photo by Lisa Van De Hey) +