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..,,i "--- ; .... 7 ill? MONTANA BANTRUP In less than a couple of seconds, it was all over. Both were dumped unceremoniously hard oll the ground. The bruises will show tomorrow. Perhaps it's because of tile danger, or that it's one of the few "real American sports," but a pair of Gridleyans get their kicks and lumps riding in tile Butte College Rodeo and Riding Club. Vickie Martin does not look like a hardened rodeo rider -- she barely reaches five feet tall and couldn't weigh more than 105 pounds dripping wet. Yet, during the college's annual rodeo held at the Butte County Fairgrounds last Saturday, Marlin was there, riding a mad bucking steer. But it didn't last long -- she bit the dust. "That sure was tile pits. 1 fell' really uncomfortable," she said after reaching safety on the other side of the fence. Asked why she rode rodeo, Martin said: "1 just thought I'd give it a try. 1 think it's a lot of fun." Now a sophomore at Butte College, Martin rides in the steer riding and cowhide race. Recently at a rodeo in Davis, she won a first place. Unfortunately, Saturday did not go as well. Later, Martin, the daughter of Gridley's Johll and Bonnie Mar- tin, admitted things didn't go too well. "It was a pretty bad day." John "Montana" Bantrup is a colorful man who probably fits more the stereotype of an American cowboy. Saturday he was all decked out in brown jeans, cowboy shirt and fringed jacket. Of course, there was the traditional hat. Montana, who prefers to use that name and was called that be- cause he was born in lhat state, sees the rodeo as "the one great American sport." "It's'dangerous, but 1 enjoy it. It's an American sport above all sports," said Montaua, who also had a bad day in the bull riding and bareback riding e,,ents. After his bull got through bucking him off easily, Montana said probably what could have summed up the day for the two Gridley residents: "My rear end hurts." " " gll,~ " + +[ .+ ~, =. "+ +", 4," , . ;~ . , %,+ +~, , "~ '+: ......... sit VICKIE MARTIN (Kswqem ) by Bill Burleson we look at Heritage Oak Center, we think back to we were pushing for pro- in Gridley ... some thirty USPS 859-420 Vol. 100 No. 82 15c Copy Gridley, Butte County, CA 95948 Wednesday, June 11,198-0 ago. If the shopping center built then, or even ten later, it would have already obsolete. it wouldn't have been modern. The mechanical of Heritage Oak weren't invented. They would have a paved parking area and that's about all. us that progress has even if the timing was a bit What with high interest rates inflation. But, it is here, and is the economy a good run for we predict a victory. vacant spaces still unrented at sign+ of the high interest rates; to floor their merchan- with the bank and lose But, the interest rates are down every day of late, so expect more businesses in the future. gas prices are another rea- want to shop at home, new businesses give shop- the variety they used to go out to shop for. this newness, and we still the old, the solid, established that have gro n up with ty. Sort of the best of both how you can be so proud at moments like Gives you the strength to put strangers who say, that?" or "Where?" We were naming a town about and location of Gridley, call it, "Where." That would name they'd never forget. and Costello would have it. do you live?,'. at's rightIi' 9- Where!" interest and mortgage rates Obably prevent the founding at the moment, and are also holding up about 800 on Section 1, Page 5) robbery at Bros. bar ski-masked man wielding a robbed Morris Brothers cash and knocked out early Monday morn- to Gridley police, the Walked into the Hazel Street a.m. and demanded from bartender Matt Bene- After scooping up the loot, knocked oul Benedict his getaway. robbery: was discovered afterward when two of the friends, Dennis Bene- Kevin Scott, stopped in at 2:30 a.m. so that all three to break fast. robber was wearing a ski green sweater, blue jeans shoes, according to are still investigating and suspects. about this time last year'the robbed. Other recent arm'- beries include one at Spruce + NATIONAL CHAMP LESLIE DEN1Z. (Photo by Michael Gardner) Discus champ Dedicating her performance to the Gridley High School Class of 1980, Leslie Deniz hurled her way to the national prep record in the discus with a 172-11 first place throw at the State championships in Berkeley Saturday. In her final performance as a Gridley High School athlete, Deniz bettered her old national mark of 169-2, which was set last year. She also finished seventh in the shot at 43-4. During tile trials Fri- day, Deniz put the shot 44-8, a new GHS record. During graduation ceremonies Friday night, which Dcniz could not attend because of the State trials, it was announced that she had dedi- cated her performance to the GHS class of 1980. And what a pcrfof mance it was. "1 was really happy," said Deniz, who has also announced she will enter Arizona State next fall. "1 was not happy with my first day's efforts." (Continued on Section !, Page 5) lnrun-o The Butte County Fourth Super- isorial election results are turning i !to a real photo-finish; keeping tile candidates and the voters in suspense. As of Tuesday morning, the unofficial election tallies in the Fourth District are: Lynn Dempsey, 1,366; Jexvell Jackson, 1,364; W'illiam (Fred) Casaulong, 632; and incumbeut, Bertha Moseley, 3,354. This count includes absentee and write-in voles, not immediately available after the Tuesday elec- tion. If these unofficial figures remain the same in the official canvas, Fourth District Supervisor Bertha Moseley is less than ten votes shy of re-election. Clark Nelson, the Butte County Clerk, announced that the official count should be completed and re- leased in t vo or three weeks. Even though Supervisor Moseley is far out in flont, she needs a vote total more than the combined total of all other challengers. If tile present tallies remain un- chan.eed, Moseley will have to face GHS scholarship winners announced during grad night Gridley High School senior Michael Miller received five scholarships and Kristin Jensen was axvarded three during gradna- lion ce,emonies last Friday. Scholarships received by Millet" included awards from the Moose Lodge, J unior Women, UC Alum- ni, UC's Marietta C. Mastick Scholarsh'ip, and a Cal Grant. Jensen received scholarships from Brigham Young University, the Grid[ey Quota Club and Gridl 'y Rotary Club. Other students and their scholar- ships are: Christine Keen, UOP and Butte County 4-H; David Sound, UC Alunmi and Gridley Woman's Club; Jane ,Avato, Grid- Icy Medical Cenler and Gridley "reache,"s Association; Leslie l)euiz, Arizona Stale; and Gabe Lynn Dempsey of Durham in a run-off next November. This too could change because Dempsey's lead over candidate Jewetl Jackson is only t vo votes. Even after the official resuhs are announced in a couple of x eeks, the nail-biting uncertainty might not be incr. If tile vote totals remain close, S: the candidates could request a re- count. However there is a catch; the candidate or interested party requests a recount must pay for it. When contacted for comment, Lynn Dempsey said +'I thought it x ould be a toss-up bet een myself and Jackson by a 50 or ma. be a (Continued on Section 1, Page 5) you energy and .eld's goal Utility bills for Gridley residents and businesses are continuing to skyrocket, but now there is help in taking conservation measures hich will sa e energy and money. Lynn Benningfield, an energy conservation specialist the Northern California Po er Agen- cy, is currently- organizing an "EnergyConservation \\'eeL" and is also available to inspect homes and businesses for wasted heat and electricity. Monday night, at tile request of Benningfield, the City Council de- clared June 16-23, "Energy Con- servatkm And, Benning- field plans to utilize that week to hannner out tile message of energy saving. She is now contacting local busi- nesses about setting up energy say. ing displays, which will provide literattlre for Cl.lStOlners on how to cut their utility bills. She will set up an individual display for each business, and it's all free. As part o1" the week, the City of ,.+, Gridley, PG&E and Benningfield are sponsoring a \ orkshop en- titled: "Comn ercial Energy Con- sumption: How to Sa e While Pro- riding Full Customer Service;," The. free x~o,kshop ~ill be held \\+ednesday, June 18 t'ronl 8:30 to 11 a.m. in the City Council Chambers. Some of the topics to be dis- cussed include: how electrical rates affect business, making "heating and cooling systems more efficient, estimating lighting needs, desired reduction, financing system,; and tax credits. Coffee and break.fast rolls x ill be provided. Currently, Benningfield also does "audits" for businesses and residential homes in tile City of Gridley and City of Biggs. Site can- not do hom0s and businesses ill the county, but PG&E has a similar program. During the audits. Benningfield checks the entire structure for elec- tricity and gas waste, such as (Continued on Section I, Page 5) Herrera, Butte College MECHA ?;: Club. "+ Receiving MaQ' B. Allen ' : + Scllolarships were Maria Anguiano, Elizabeth ('ampos, Sylvia Ce.ia, | ++++ Yolanda Chavez, Jorge Duenas, I ...... (.;abe Herrera, Sal Manzo, .lestlS ': ..... Rodriguez and Teresa Vasqnez. , Receiving Chico State Faculty I, +" Grants were Sylvia Ceja, Deborah l..aBarbera, Sal Manzo, Valerie Smith and Teresa Vasquez. Cal (;ranl recipients are: Mcriane Cottman, Michael Georges; Joy Gollihar, kelMa Jackson, Michael Millet', Roberl Norman, Amrjeet Phagura+ Valerie Smith and David Sonnd. ENERGY CONSERVATION - Helping promote the upcoming En Conservation Week and savings workshop are L}'n'n Benningfield, an enerlD conservation specialist with the NCPA, and Gary Foster, c owner ;ridle.v uors. il,