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(Kswqem ) by Bill Burleson has happened to Benjamin Linda Brown in Toutle, Wash- in the shade of Mt. St. You remember the letters "he Herald before the called information Monday Toutle was still in her direc- The Brown phone didn't so we called the Toutle Office. The Postmistress and assured us that ," was still picking up his and Gridley Herald, and she tell him we called. did say that the bridge on Way to the Brown residence out, and they had to a long way around through properties to get ,beLinda will write again she reads this. happened to the Portu- Picnic you ask? Well, it is alive and carrying on tradi- although it has been Cut back In fact it was held last Near zero visibility; darkness at dawn; and people wearing special masks to breathe when outdoors -- it's all a way of life near Mount St. Helens in Washington State. That's the picture painted by Gridley resident Ned Davis, who has just returned from a visit to Chehalis, a town about 90 miles north of the volcano. Davis, his wife, Charolette, and daughter Carolee Sannar, were in Washington visiting his daughter, Jean Dorhofer. The Gridley.residents were there on May 23 while the volcano was busy spewing ash across the state, killing at least 22 persons and caus- ing in excess of $2 billion damage. Dorhofer said the ash got so bad, that people had to wear masks out- side, it was near zero visibility and it was dark at 9 a.m. The ash and its potential health problems prompted her and her two children to come back to Gridley for a few weeks, she said, although her husband had to stay behind and work. On May 25, the volcano blew again at about 3 a.m. When Davis woke up at 6 a.m., the ash was already on Chehalis. "You could' just see the stuff falling," he said. "It looks like powdered cement. There was about a half inch of the stuff over every- thing." For three days the residents of Chehalis, although miles away from the volcano, had to stay indoors unless it was imperative to leave home. Dorhofer described the ash as being thicker than the dense ground fog blanketing Gridley in the Winter. "You couldn't see more than a couple of feet," she said. "Visibility was at zero." When asked about her reaction to the eruption, Dorhofer said, "It was exciting at first while we didn't have the ash. Then it became scary." She continued, "We really didn't think it would explode. We had just hiked on the base (of Mt. St. Helens) last Summer." VOLCANIC ASH - Ned Davis' car was completely covered with ash from Mount St. Helens after his re- cent trip to Washington State. With him by the car are daughter Jean Dorhofer and her two children, Michael and Diana. the big parade from Catholic Church to the Portu- Hall in the park? Now it is a smaller parade around the big feed at Portuguese Hall, two sittings, the potato salad, bif, supa, French bread, and of mint, wine and beer ... them? Still goes on but Only one sitting and contribu- are sought and accepted; the town doesn't attend any- (not the same town -- much now). if Frank Dutra and Frank Vol. 100 No. 80 15c Copy USPS 859-420 Gridley, Butte County, CA 95948 Wednesday, June 4, 1980 ;ive you a ticket, be sure to down and sample that supa, bread and mint ... brings back to me we can recall a car- in the park in conjunc tion the Portuguese .Picnic years Holy Trinity Association the other Portuguese Associa- also sponsored a big brass that played the chamarita all all night, and into the morn- The joy of the dancers was in- Feet stomped to the making their own music on beautiful old wooden dance and the dancers whirled and and laughed. iAnother sound you never forget of the caller for the dances, above, the .crowd noise, a microphone, telling all step was next in the folk- The windows around the were open to let in the cooling (no air conditioning). was a long time ago, before )irants, and people per- and it all seemed natural. people didn't mind the kitchen of garlic, mixed with the of wine and beer consumed by revelers. Funny how you look on things like smells and that are no more, replaced Progress. and Lowell King were all Monday e ,ening as they in- in a few friends (about a 100) a sneak preview of the new East Gridley Super Market operling today). We took tour and came away im- and particularly pleased at demonstration of faith in the of Gridley. Behr, of Sunny's Market Oak was hospitalized this with a disk problem. He was traction at Rideout Hospital in lie. Gause of Fruitland Park, came to visit her sister, Lucke, The Herald ad person, and ended up helping Heralds last night. Donna is the week with her sister at home in I ast Biggs and her Maude Davis in Gridley. :y speaker at chamber meet An energy conservation special- will speak before the Gridley Chamber of Commerce lring its monthly luncheon today at noon at The But- restaurant. Lynn Benningfield, a'n energy auditor for the cities Roseville, Biggs and Gridley, talk about conservation in and in the home. She will also remind chamber of the upcoming energy week, June 16-23. The chamber luncheon meetings to the public. Over 200 Gridley area students wiilt take astep forward in their lives this week as three schools are having graduation exercises. Gridley High School is gradu- ating about 150 seniors Friday night at 8 p.m. in the courtyard area of the Butte County Fair- grounds. Principal speakers for the even- ing include Kristen Jensen as vale- dictoria.n; Sharon Stuart as saluta- torian and Dia'ne Blehm will speak for the senior class. The theme of the 1980 gradua- tion is "Open Roads to Tomor- row" and the class flower is a yellow rose. Manzanita and Sycamore Schools are also graduating eighth graders, Recycling program underway here An extensive recycling program for aluminum cans and news- papers, which will also help service organizations raise money, will get underway in Gridley next week. Individual residents can take their aluminum cans and old news- papers tO the Ord Ranch Transfer Station on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. According to Remo Scocci, manager of the Yuba-Sutter Dis- posal Company, residents will receive 23 cents per pound for aluminum cans and $15 a ton for old newspapers. ':The program can also be used by churches, service organizations and others to make extra money while at the same time, reducing the amount of litter that is plagu- !llg many conmlunitlcs," Scocci said. According to Gridley City Councilman Bud Spurgeon, a dump bin for recycleable items will also be placed near City Hall. The cans and newspapers received will be credited to service groups. , Spurgeon, the city's garbage commissioner, said service groups can also ask for bins at various locations so the company can come and pickup the recycleable items. Spurgeon added that progress is also being made on some of the pickup problems for regular gar- bage. He said a free drop box for large items will be available soon and that additional bins will be placed in alleys if there are not sufficient bins there already for residents. HI LPING THEM LEARN - Margaret Salerno uses a variety of methods to help Gridley area students who have speech impairments. most of who will enter Gridley High Schootas freshmen in the Fall. Thursday night, 135 Sycamore eighth graders will be receiving their diplomas during ttte gradua- tion exercises to be held on the Courtyard Stage at the Butte County Fairgrounds. The class theme is "The Long and Winding Road." Three speakers, all top members academically of their class, and their topics will be Jeffrey Boeger, valedictorian, "It Takes a Long Time"; Cynthia Chapa, co-saluta- torian, "Changes"; and Verona Feske, co-salutatorian, "Roads in the Future." When the processional, the theme from Pomp and Circum- stance March No. 4, played by the Sycamore School band, begins at 7:30 p.m., the graduates will be entering from the east around the fountain towards the stage. After the graduates are in their seats, the audience will be asked to stand for the flag salute, led by Todd Be- quette, student body president and member of the graduating class, then the band will play the national anthem followed by the invocation by Rev. Donald Sager of the United Methodist Church. The three student speakers will The books are being closed and tests completed -- another year of learning is almost over in Gridley area schools. For some students, the learning did not come easy because they suffer speech and language impair- ments. But thanks to Margaret Salerno, the education of these. children continues. Salerno, a speech specialist working out of the Butte County Schools office, helps students with language impairments of Man- zanita, Gridley High, Sycamore, Berry Creek and Feather Falls. Between the five schools, she in- dividually helps about 45 tudenrs for about a half hour twice a week. "1 work with children who have difficulties with normal speech and language development," she ex- plained. "This includes' kids who make certain sounds incorrectly, whose speech is not fluent, whose grammar is abnormal, or who have. severe difficulties expressing their thoughts clearly." At Sycamore School in Gridley, she works out of a small room in- side the library. There, she greets the student and parent and begins her woi'k. She is also bi.lingual for then give their talks, after which will be a scholarship presentation by Gridley Teachers' Association President Ciarice Darling. The graduates will be presented by Gridley Union School District Superintendent James Underhill. The presentation of diplomas will be by Sycamore School principal Dennis Wilson and the members of the district board of trustees, Tom- miana Lynch, Sandi Boeger, Frank Cook, Bob Mills, and Kenneth Olson. The program will conclude with the benediction by Rev. Wilbur May of the Grace Lutheran Church and the recessional. "Building A Brighter Tomor- row" is the Manzanita graduates' theme when they receive diplomas tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the school. Bishop Ronald Sannar will lead the invocation. The welcome ad- dress will be given by Joey Chacon, and Dan Powers will deliver the Bill Alexander, Danny Johnson, Tammi Underwood, llinne Morris, Shannon Bell, Amber Wilson, Ar- thur Hernandez, James Frost, Norma Hernandez, John Pickel, Kevin Ethington, Dan Powers, Helena Marshall, Martha Aldrich, Doug Cone, Tom Roach, Leticia Campos, and Frances Castaneda. Receiving their eighth grade diplomas from Sycamore School will be: Selena Aguiar, Douglas Ander- son, Melinda Anderson, Jesse An- thony, Patricia Atilano, Guillermo Atilano, Eric Bassett, Douglas Benish, Brent Bennett, Todd Be- quette, Jeffrey Boeger, Raymond Borges, James Bradford, Rebecca Bradley, David Brogdon, Bret Brothers, David Brown, Jose Car- dona, Sandy Carnes, Jose ,Ce- ballos, Cynthia Chapa, David Choate, Ryan Coker, Amy Cook, Michele Cook, Elizabeth Cover- dale, Shelly Cummings, Frances theme speech on "Energy: An Daniels, Lia Davis, Stewart American Dilemma." Amber . Detrick, Ramon Devine, Ramona Wilson will present a poem, John Pickel will give the class gift and Martha Aldrich will deliver the farewell address. The benediction will be offered by the Rev. Sandy Brown. The 1980 Manzanita graduates are: Brvan Nelson. Scan Bennett, Devine, Robert Devlin, Harinder Dhanoya,. Victor Duenas, Kevin Dundas, Beatriz Duran; Marcelo Falcon, Cheryl Far ris, Marty Farris, Jennifer Ferguson, Verona Feske; Kimberly Freema~n, (Continued on Section 1, Page 7) those Spanish speaking children. Salerno employs several differ- ent techniques to. help the student. She first helps them make sounds correctly by shaping the tongue and lips. They then learn to say the words in sentences, and finally then in normal conversation. For those students with hearing impairments, she uses tapes for practice. Salerno also stresses the need for parental support. "Parents should understand that children develop speech at differ- ent rates," she said. "You should support the child. Don't demand better performance." Parents concerned that their child may have an impairment can call the Butte County Special Education office, and she would meet with the child. This is all free. Most children are referred to her through a school official or the an- nual kindergarten round-up. Par- ents must give their permission for her to work with the student. The students are not isolated just because they have impair- ments, she said. Most attend regular classes between appoint- ments/ with her. Salerno, who did her training at Hayward State and San Francisco State and holds a degree in Speech Pathology, says she enjoys her work. "i feel that most of the students need my help," she explained. "For some of them, it won't be a life-long necessity for this help. The improvements we're trying to obtain now will help them in adult life." Retirement lunch this Friday for Frances Lawrence Friends and associates of Frances Lawrence are invited to at- tend her retirement luncheon on Friday, June 6 at 1 p.m. at The Buttes restaurant-in Gridley. Mrs. Lawrence started teaching at Luther School in Live Oak in 1963 and is a long-time Gridley resident. Those wishing to attend the lun- cheon honoring Mrs. Lawrence are asked to phone the Luther School secretary at 695-21.87 for reserva- tions.