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March 19, 1978

The San Bernardino County Sun from San Bernardino, California · Page 48

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C.I 4 THE SUN-TELEGRAM Sun., March 19, 1978 From 'cancan to sewer lines Sm If I , , f r 'V :-?' 4 'lv I V V ...... V. .L.r'.iH if frf",), J.-.1 .ilMiHinWlfli s1" PLEASE CALL OR COME BY OUR LICENSED MEDICAL FACILITY 7 A.M. to 3 P.M. Pioneer Plasma Center 588 W. 6TH STREET SAN BERNARDINO 888-4174 she lacked the stamina for law school, and switched to business administration, with no particular career in mind. A summer stint as a cancan dancer she still has the costume at Delta Village amusement park earned her extra money for college. She married her college sweetheart, Ray Forcier, after graduating from Tech and then set out to find a job. She heard there was a vacancy in Public Utilities, applied for the Job of federal grants coordinator and got it. Patsy studied every book and publication she could get her hands on to familiarize herself with federal programs and the water and sewer department. She attended classes and passed the exam to get her sludge license, qualifying her to run a sewer plant. As federal grants coordinator, Patsy had to compete with other city departments for federal dollars. And in her soft-spoken way, she was very persuasive. "She's so disarming . . . she's smart as she can be and pretty. The combination of brains, beauty and personality make her a per-son hard to compete against," commented Tom Bickham, administrative assistant to Mayor Calhoun Allen. Though Patsy has become most knowledgeable about the workings of city government she has no aspirations for an elective office. "It would interfere with my home life, and I'm not willing to sacrifice my home life and the time Ray and I spend together," she said. The Forciers Ray is director of livestock and agriculture for the State Fair are "homebodies." "We enjoy each other's company . . . Just being together," said Patsy. They do a lot of bike riding and camping. "We have a lot of fun together. We do most everything together except when I'm out with the cows she's not too partial to cows," said Ray. And he paid his wife what could be considered the ultimate By BONNIE DAVIS Gannett Newt Service SHREVEPORT, La. Edgar Lancaster's little girl might have been a lawyer, politician or cancan dancer. Instead Patsy Forcier has a "Class 4 activated sludge license" and is up to her Farrah Fawcett-Majors hairdo with facts and figures on sewage. When it comes to talking sludge or interceptor lines or water rates, Patsy can hold her own with any of the guys in Shreveport's Public Utilities Depart-mant. At the age of 27, Patsy holds the highest position of any woman in the five departments at City Hall. Her official title is comptroller of Public Utilities. She's also executive assistant to Commissioner Billy Guin. When Guin took over as commissioner last June, he .delegated to Patsy re-ponsiblity for all administrative and financial functions of the department. Patsy had already been tested. During some three months when Public Utilities was without a commissioner or general superintendent, she took over the day-to-day administrative duties. As far as Guin was concerned, "she had proven her administrative ability." Patsy looks back on that period as a "growing up time for me." Scandals had shaken the department and the work load she subsequently was asked to bear "opened my eyes made me more aware of the realities of work." "I had in some ways been living in a dream world . . . doing my Job (as federal grants coordinator), going home. There were no real pressures. I think I've matured a great deal during this year." Patsy is the middle child and only daughter of a successful lawyer and former politician. Her father served in the State House of Representatives for 16 years. As a child, Patsy often accompanied Lancaster to Baton Rouge, sitting at his side on the House floor. She started out in pre-law at Louisiana Tech, decided Patsy Forcier complimate. "She's my best friend." The Forciers have no children. "Some day I'd like to have children when we're both ready for a child," she said. Patsy feels she has "the best of both worlds" in her career and marriage. And she remains close to her parents. She laughed as she recalled her father's reaction to her sludge license. "That's Just what I've always wanted my daughter to be a sewer plant operator," was Lancaster's comment. "I told him it could have been worse," said Patsy. "He might have had a cancan dancer." news to use c "120V-350W Japan." Persons with the Nevco pots can obtain a full refund by sending the pot to Nevco along with a statement of where it was purchased, how much it cost and, if possible, the box it came in and the sales slip. The address is Nevco, Page and Schuyler Avenues, Lyndhurst, N.J., 07071. different types of warranties offered, how to use them in comparison shopping and what to do when a problem develops with a product. The second booklet, "Ley de Igualdad de Op-portunldad en el Credito" explains the rights of consumers to be considered for credit without regard to race, national origin, sex, marital status, religion, age or receipt of public assistance. Single copies of these booklets can be obtained by writing to the Consumer Information Center, Pueblo, Colo., 81009. POT RECALL - The Consumer Product Safety Commission says 217,000 small ceramic pots used to heat liquids are being recalled because of an electrical hazard. The hot pots were distributed nationwide by Nevco of Lyndhurst, N.J., and can present a shock hazard if the exposed heating coil becomes damaged, the commission said. They sold for $2.99 to $4.99 and can beat up to four cups of water. The items carry the Nevco name on the box and, on the bottom of the pots there is the inscription if X3 mS AT THIS SPECIAL RATE Vk 1 m . .Ll TICKETS ft SPANISH PAMPHLETS AVAILABLE - The Federal Trade Commission is offering two new Spanish-language pamphlets for consumers. "Garantias" describes the if j' AS LONG AS THEY ARE AVAILABLE V M ' l.-'e) GENERAL . Yl sJll TEWEM HFTOUCMlfT SEWy A STITCH BJOHJJ YOU GAEJ SEW A DSESf iUFTEE SIX CILASS1SS ATT SHBJGEEi WO 8 J -J ' ' JhSWl yk, m Thrill to the romance of the Big Top. Circus Var- k V gas puts it all together ... all you've ever seen or me4 1 Ti r iJ&k. read about tne traditional 3 ring circus ... and JZpJ J '1 0 vzJ( ,j jrfA more. You'll be seated under the world's largest I JT t" hHfff I W M ) 1 H Big Top 300 feet by 1 50 feet and treated to l( I f Jl Jrl Ajj fftyJVlks v J thrill after thrill for two solid hours. Don't miss it! V vVj vV NS J? Get yur special Sun-Telegram 2 for the price of 1 Ifia; tickets today. Sk Walk into a Singer sewing class knowing nothing and six classes later you can walk out wearing the first dress you made yourself. 'let ,fe "Tk.m ' THIS SPECIAL OFFER ONLY FOR Of u Even if you ve never sewn before. We'll teach you all the basics. And we'll make it so easy, you'll be sewing like an old hand in no time at all. We'll teach you to cut, measure and pin a pattern. Then to and finish your garment. You'll sew in a friendly class under the FRIDAY, MARCH 31st at 8:00 P.M. RIVERSIDE PLAZA CENTRAL AND DE ANZA, RIVERSIDE, CA. OTHER PERFORMANCES AT REGULAR ADMISSION ON APRIL 1, 2 AND 3 trained eye of a skilled professional. Enroll today. Classes limited to 8-10 students. Only $29.50 for 18 hours of instruction. PRICES $3.00 $4.75 CHILDREN ADULTS -AVAILABLE AT CIRCUS ONLY" PREFERRED SECTION BOX SEATS $1.10 additional per person $2.25 additional per person j 2 FOR 1 COUPON i BRING THIS COUPON TO I THE SUN-TELEGRAM I CIRCULATION COUNTER 399 D STREET I OR MAIL WITH A SELF-ADDRESSED ENVELOPE TO: I CIRCUS THE SUN-TELEGRAM I ! 3S9 D STREET, SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92401 . I Enclosed is $ for the following circus tickets at the 2 for 1 price. i Preferred and box seats may be purchased only after you have entered the main tent. If two tickets of unequal value are ordered, you pay for the higher priced ticket. To subscribe call by area: San Bernardino 889-9666; Redlands 793-2 1 74; Victorvilla 245-6437; Barstow 256-6867. 126 Year's Experience Is The Best Teacher. SINGER SEWING CENTERS 1630 East Highland Ave., San Bernardino 886-5084 .Children. Adults Make check or money order payable to Circus Vargas. If ordering mixed tickets you pay for the higher priced one. , ft rat