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20 teachers hired; 14 vacancies remain School board nieinU-rs filled a lot of teaching jobs at once Tuesday night with apjKJintmenta of 20 School Dist. 51 teachers. In answer to a question by board members Miles Kara, Supt, Donald Oglesby said the appointments left five ojienings in the secondary scIkkiIs; and Ur. Wayne Reeder, director of elementary education, said there are nine jobs 0en in the elementary schools. The 7 p m, Tuesday meeting covered only 10 agenda items and was over at 8:30 p m. Hie teacher appointments came with two resignations and a request for inaterruty leave. Carina 11. LeMoine, a primary teacher at Nisley Elementary, took an early retirement after 20 years in the district, and Barbara Ann South, an intermediate teacher at Toe Elementary, tendered her resignation. Karen A. Compton of Hookciiff Junior High Sclxxil was granted a maternity leave, Dr. Luis G. Valerio of La Junta was named assistant director of federal programs. His annual salary will be $16,702. Wayne A, Zimmerman, a reading Chicano suit trial to be held in GJ Grand Junction will be the trial. site if the suit of two Mexican-American groups against School Dist. 51 comes to trial. U.S. Dist. Judge Fred Winner's order of a Grand Junction site came out of a recent pre-trial conference in Denver, where the suit was filed in March by the Mexican-American , Legal Defense Fund and Colorado Rural Legal Services. The appointment of Judge Winner to the case and the stipulation of a Grand Junction trial are the only substantive actions taken since the suit was filed. Judge Winner is expected to issue a complete pre-trial order soon. It is not clear now if the suit aimed primarily at forcing Dist. 51 to hire more Mexican-American teachers might be resolved in some way before It is tried. Some key figures have hinted that a settlement could still be worked out. The school district has taken some noticeable initiatives toward hiring more minorities in the past several weeks. Bi lingual, bi -cultural education is also an issue in the suit, however, possibly complicating work on an out-ofcourt agreement. Hie school board last month heard a lengthy and thorough presentation on bi lingual education by members of the Mexican-American community. ' However, both sides have admitted that the suit complicates board consideration of such an addition to the districts educational programs. hccia!ibt at ITojivt It 5 High School, and William E. 1utter, a teacher of the smually and emotionally disturbed, were reappointed. New teacher apjxuntments included Sarah Appel, primary at Fruitvale ' Elementary; Lawrence Burnell of Palisade, social studies at Orchard Mesa Junior High; Gary Cordray, English at Grand Junction High School; Jill E, Doremus of Santa Monica, Calif., teaching the hearing impaired at Columbine Elementary. Richard A. Gauley of Albuquerque, M.N., special education at Riverside Elementary; Clark D. Eackley of Ault, special education at Columbine Elementary; Lynette K. Land, English at Fruita Monument High School; Kenneth J. Leuqika of Greeley, instrumental music at West Junior High Debra A. Mosher of Ikiuglas, Ariz., English at Orchard Misa Junior High; Robbie LC. Nelson of Houston, Tex,, business at Orel lard Mesa Junior High; Karen K. Nixon, intermediate at Fruita Elementary; Marsha I). Oliver, half-time kindergarten at Clifton Elementary; Nancy C. Schnudt, primary at Appleton Elementary; Stejilien R. Quimliy, social studies at West Junior High. IX-bra J. Rodriquez of Commerce City, girls' physical education at Central High School; Sandra J. Tobin, child care training at the occupational center; and Gary A. Weiszbrod of Steamboat Springs, band and orchestra at Fruita Monument High School. Board okays overruns on school projects Tuesday night school board action included approval of several improvement projects with cost overruns in two of them. Business Manager Bimey Cox told the board its purchase of five mobile classrooms will cost $157,326 counting everything the low bid is $148,160 while the allotted amount was $150,000. Cox also said the installation of bleachers in the Bookcliff Junior High School gymnasium will be $15,404, which is over the original expectation of $9,500. However carpeting in Redlands School will be $1,500 less than planned at $4,000 and that the installation of lockers in East and West junior high schools will be $2,568 under expectations at $31,432. It balances out to a total of about $8,500 over original estimates. The board also heard Merritt Van-derhoofven, special services director, ask for a policy to provide some students with homebound instruction in the summer. Under the policy proposed by Van-derhoofven, students would be eligible whose instructional program during all the previous year was provided at home or in the hospital or who were unable either to attend school or be served through home or hospital instruction for at least 20 consecutive days during the school year. Hie board will consider the proposal further at future meetings. Irrigation reservoirs remain fairly full Irrigators are using water from several Colorado West reservoirs, but some storage units are still full, according to reports of the Bureau of Reclamation. Paonia Reservoir filled but did not spill this year as it usually does. It is on Muddy Creek east of Paonia. Vega Reservoir filled but has dropped back to 26,750 acre-feet. Hie reservoir is on Plateau Creek southeast of Collbran. Choice of colors leads police to pair of auto theft suspects A patriotic choice of colors may have led to the downfall of a couple of boys arrested Tuesday on auto theft charges. Raymond Bell of 3548 Road E'j told the State Patrol at 4:39 p.m. Tuesday that two boys wearing red, white and blue backpacks simply parked a car in his yard and fled afoot. A check with the state crime information center revealed the vehicle was stolen from Littleton. State Patrolman Pete Gould canvassed the area and less than a half-hour from the initial report arrested two 16-year-old Denver backpackers near the Palisade park. In other police reports : Hie Museum reported a June 30 theft of a rare buckskin Pyote pouch and a World War II bayonet from a showcase that had been forced open. Johnnys Liquors, 1000 N. Fifth, told police $300 in cash and $260 in checks were taken from a counter while the clerk was in a store room. A new police car parked alongside the police station sustained a couple of dents when rocks were thrown at it from across the street. And, Mark Thomas Gdovin, 18, of 1755 N. 18th, was issued a citation charging interference with police officers at 2 a.m. today by creating a hazard in the street while officers were investigating an accident. Police said Gdovin was told three times to get on the curb. Rifle Gap and Harvey Gap reservoirs filled in April and are dropping. Rifle Gap was down to 7,977 acre-feet and Harvey Gap to 2,916 acre-feet at the time of the latest report available. During June, 710 acre-feet of water were pumped from the Colorado River at Silt to supplement water from the reservoirs. Crawford Reservoir near Crawford was still almost full, holding 13,293 acre-feet of water at the time of the last report. Fruitgrowers Reservoir, also known as Harts Basin, near Cory, was down to 2,111 acre-feet and water was being pumped from the Gunnison River to supplement the reservoir water. Two hundred and forty acre-feet of water were pumped in June. Green Mountain Reservoir on the Blue River was almost full Tuesday. It held 150,000 acre-feet of water at that time. Howard Johnson open house set for Sunday Utahan lost in Colorado River on MOAB Hie Colorado River claimed another victim at 3 p.m. Tuesday as Herbert Johnson, 42, of Blanding, Utah, disappeared into the waters while his family watched helplessly. Johnson, according to an eyewitness, was in the river with some of his children about 100 yards upstream from a river bridge when he suddenly went under while trying to reach a sandbar a few feet Of Interest Births Mr. and Mrs. John Ewing of Pomona, Calif., are the parents of a 8-pound, 13-ounce boy, bom July 8th at Fontana, Calif. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Fishefof Fruitd. Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Dillon of 307 Zuni Dr. are parents of a 7-pound, 7-ounce girl, bom at 9:02 p.m. June 27th at St. Mails Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Adelmo Gallegos of 323 W. Ute are parents of a 7-pound, 1-ounce girl, bom at 5:57 a.m. June 27th at St. Mails Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Waters of Fruita are parents of a 7-pound girl, bom at 11:07 a.m. June 28th at St. Marys Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Keith Fasnacht of 446 N. 22nd are parents of a 6-pound, lOounce girl, bom at 4:24 p.m. June 28th at St. Mails Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Warren Woody Walcher of Grand Junnction are parents of a 3-pound, 1-ounce boy, bom at 5:54 a.m. July 4th at St. Marys Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Dennis R. Hudgens of Cedaredge are parents of a 7-pound, 3-ounce boy, bom at 4:57 p.m. July 9th at St. Marys Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. John Connolly of 1936 S. Broadway are parents of a 7-pound, 14-ounce girl, bom at 4:16 p.m. July 9th at St. Marys Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. James L. Reed of Fruita away. One boy cried for help, saying his father couldnt swim. The boy struggled ashore through about 80 yards of mud to find a rope or something to help his father. Lester Tilton of Carson, Calif., who saw the accident, was too far away to help as he watched the man disappear. The Johnsons, with another family, had driven here from Blanding to enjoy the day at Lions Park -three miles north of here. .v-7 Johnson leaves five children and his wife. y The Grand County Sheriffs Posse was called out by Sheriff Heck Bowman about 4 p.m, Tuesday. Boats, rafts and other craft searched without success until dark Tuesday and today the men are still searching the river for Johnsons body. Howard Johnson Motor Lodge Horizon Drive is holding open house Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m., eager to show off the new 100-unit establishment to local residents. The lodge has been in operation since April 15, but host Jim Lakner postponed the official opening until he had all the bugs worked out. With the assistance of restaurant manager Steve Anderson and catering manager Elayne Bonan, hes inviting guests to share punch, ice cream and balloons after they inspect the accommodations, pool, meeting room and auxiliary services. Lakner, a Pueblo native, has been with Howard Johnson for three years, first in southern California, lately in North Platte, Neb. Anderson is from South Dakota and has worked for Howard Johnson at Sioux City and Rapid City before transferring here. Ms. Bonan is a local resident, already well-known in the community. Hie BuRec seldom allows the reservoir to spill but operates the reservoir so that releases of water generate as much power as possible. Denvers Dillon Reservoir, higher on the Blue River, was full and into surcharge. Hiis means the water is above the spillway lip and water is going down the glory hole spillway back to the Blue River. Hie total amount of water in the reservoir was 2,570,458 acre-feet. Taylor Park Reservoir on the Taylor River northeast of Gunnison held 99,839 acre-feet of water. It filled on paper but water did not reach the spillway lip. Filling on paper means that water in the reservoir plus water released during filling equals the capacity of the reservoir or more. Ruedi Reservoir on the Fryingpan River was back to 100,000 acre-feet of water after being into surcharge with total water in storage of 102,131 acre-feet. Surface of Lake Granby of the Colorado-Big Thompson Project was within one-half foot of the spillway lip. The reservoir held 534,760 acre-feet. Denvers Wiliams Fork Reservoir held 82,140 acre-feet of water. Denver uses water from this reservoir to replace water diverted to eastern Colorado. Homestake Reservoir, a storage unit for Aurora and Colorado Springs, held 32,740 acre-feet of water. A cave-in on a section of the cities tunnel through the Continental Divide to Lake Turquoise near Leadville has reduced the amount of water that can be taken to eastern Colorado until after rocks that fell from the roof of the tunnel are removed. Quite a bit; quite a while Thats the preliminary prognosis on the new rescue squad van, which city shops chief Harold Fergeson said sustained quite a bit of damage and may take quite a while to put back in service. The side surveyed by Fergeson is the one that skidded on the street. Sentinel photo. Both drivers cited in squad crash Citations are being issued and damage estimates taken as a result of Tuesdays early morning accident- involving the rescue squad at Fifth and Colorado. According to police, Charles Robert Anderson, 25, of Frisco, was cited for failing to yield the right-of-way to an emergency vehicle. Rescue squad driver Jim Terry, 31, will be cited, probably under the state statute requiring that when an emergency vehicle violates traffic laws, it must have both audible and visible signals going. Police reports on the accident stated that Terry, responding to a rescue call with overhead red lights on but not the siren, entered the intersection northbound on Fifth and the squad was struck by Andersons vehicle, which was eastbound on Colorado. - Meanwhile, down at the city shops, Harold Fergie Fergeson, city equipment maintenance and repair chief, had . something of a dismal preliminary report on the ambulance itself. One side of the vehicle is dented where it was hit; the other side is dented and scratched from being knocked over. Fergeson said the specialized vehicle will require special parts and of four body shops contacted thus far for bids, one has said he would do the job only on a time, parts and material basis. Another indicated a firm bid would be forthcoming. Fergeson said the motor runs but the transmission may be damaged and total cost of repairs could exceed $2,000. Federal EPA chief due here Thursday Russell Train, chief of the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, will visit western Colorado Thursday and Friday as part of a five-state "swing to view coal and oil shale mining areas. Train, accompanied by a number of his staff and eastern newsmen, will arrive in Grand Junction at 5:45 p.m. Thursday. An aerial tour of the Piceance Basin oil shale country and a visit to the Colony Development Operation site on Parachute Creek north of Grand Valley is scheduled Friday. Obituaries Missing youth picked up cash are parents of a 6-pound, 4'2-ounce boy,' off? bom at 7:32 a.m. July 9th at Osteopathic Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Gill of Nucla are parents of a girl, bom at 10:46 a.m. July 9th at Osteopathic Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Daniel F. Wallis of Glade Park are parents of a 6-pound, 4-ounce boy, .horn at 12:38 July 10th at Osteopathic Hospital. While all points bulletins on Stephen LeRoy Bacon remain in effect, police are considerably less worried about his disappearance than a few days ago. Grand Junction Police Chief Ben Meyers said today that his department has determined that Bacon appeared at the First National Bank of Rifle about 10 a.m. Friday and drew $150 on his BankAmericard. Meyers said Bacon was alone and not nervous, according to the bank teller. It makes me feel a little better, Meyers said. Hie theory now is that the 20-year-old son of the president of the U.S. Bank took off of his own accord, without telling anybody. Meyers said he would still like to know where Bacon is and why he left without telling anyone. "Why did he do this? Whv didnt he just say Im going and take Bacon was last seen about shortly after 8 a.m. Friday when he left home for his job at the U.S. Bank. An intensive investigation into his disappearance began soon after because Dissolutions of Marriage Mesa County FINAL Westley Allan and Shiela R. Tavlor. FILED Donna Kay and Donald Thpmas Lewis. FINAL Glenda Gail and Dennis William Hardriek. FINAL Robert D. anj Patricia Y. Schooley. Recreation band performs Thursday The summer recreation band, directed by Marion Jacobs, has scheduled a concert for 7 p.m. Thursday at the north end of Sherwood Park. The concert is free of charge and will last for approximately an hour. as son of a bank president, a suspicion of foul play arises automatically, though the case remains classified as a missing person. Second session registration Monday Thirty-eight new classes will be offered in the second term of Mesa Colleges summer session, beginning Tuesday, July 16. Registration will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. Monday on the terrace level of Heiny library. Hie four-week term will end Aug. 9. Two previously unannounced classes have been scheduled. One is photography, and the second is Introduction to Shakespeare, a sophomore-level literature class with Dan Showalter as teacher. Enrollment is still open injwo one-week workshops on History of Western Colorado Mining and Indian Frontier. Leadville workshop will be held July 22 to 27 and will include mine tours, historical sites, scenic tours, museums, tours and classes in the Leadville area. Ouray workshop, from Aug. 5 to 10, will cover San Juan. Tellunde, Silverton, Lake City and Montrose, including visits to mines, sites of historical interest, museums and mountains. Dan Roberts will instruct the two classes. . Richard M. Bright FRUITA Richard M. Bright, 65, of 1158 W. Paradise Way, Fruita, died unexpectedly at 11:55 p.m. Tuesday in Lower Valley Hospital. He was stricken earlier by an apparent heart attack. A resident of the Fruita area for six years, he had previously lived in the Denver area. He was a member of Colorado River Skippers. Bom in Denver on May 8, 1909, he attended schools in Toland. He married Mabel R. Ries in Jefferson County on July 20, 1960. He was a retired employe of a dairy firm. Surviving in addition to Mrs. Bright are four sons,, Richard and Lester of Lakewood, Frank and Steven of Boisev Idaho, and six grandchildren. Services will be in Golden. Ursen L. Cotten MEEKER Ursen L. Cotten, a resident of the White River Valley area for most of his life, died Sunday at Pioneer Hospital here. He was 73. Mr. Cotten was bom May 3, 1901, in Ouray but moved as a child to Meeker. He attended schools in the Meeker area. On Oct. 3, 1926, he married Bessie Bailey in Meeker. She died in 1970. Mr. Cotten ranched and worked livestock all his adult life in the White River Valley. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church. Survivors include a son, Dr. Bailey Cotten of Louisville, Colo., and four sisters, three of whom are Mrs. Helen Welch of Grand Junction, Mrs. Hazel Talbott of Grand Junction and Mrs. Fern " Robinson of Meeker. Also surviving are two grandchildren. Mrs. Judee Ketchum Lake Mrs. Judee Ketchum Lake, 22, of 3347 Road G, who died unexpectedly Monday at Chapman Reservoir campground while vacationing in the Ruedi area, had lived in Grand Junction since 1961. She was employed at Delta Products. Hie Ketchum family came here from North Platte, Neb., where she was bom Feb. 6, 1952. Surviving are her husband. Phil Lake; her mother, Mrs Barbara Himmente; two brothers, Mark and Danny Ketchum, and two sisters, Linda and Tammy Ketchum all of Grand Junction. Alfred Keith Moore Alfred Keith Moore, 67, of 3114 Road D, a retired farmer, died at 9 10 p m. Tuesday at his home. He had been ill for six months. The Moores came to Delta County in 1936 from Oklahoma. Six years later they moved to Palisade and to the Road D address in 1947. Mrs. Moore died May 18. She was Clara Mae Herring prior to their marriage at Chandler, Okla., on Nov. 16, 1929. Mr. Moore was bom Jan. 20, 1907, at Harrison, Ark., and spent his early life at Welling, Okla. He was a member of the Church of the First Bom. Surviving are five daughters Mrs. Roy Chapman of Harrisburg, Ore., Mrs. Don Drake and Mrs. Arthur Albright, both of Grand Junction, Mrs. Bill Haynie of Clifton, and Mrs. Phil Taulbee of Welling ; four sons, Dale, Larry, Billy and Steve Moore, all of Grand Junction ; six sisters, and 27 grandchildren. Mrs. B. D. Morlamd Mrs. B.D. Morland, 86, of 2801 Road F, died at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Medicenter following an illness of several months. The Morlands came here from Indiana three years ago to be near a daughter, Mrs, Victor Hoefner. Mrs. Morland was bom Goldye Olive Fidler on Jan. 7, 1888, at Lenton Township, Indiana. She married Benton DeFord Morland at Terre Haute on Sept. 10, 1905. She was a member of the Methodist Church and had been active in the WSCS and American War Mothers there. Surviving in addition to her husband and daughter are nine grandchildren and . 11 great-grandchildren, - Mrs. Lena B. Saunders MONTROSE Mrs. Lena B. Saunders, 89, of Olathe, died at 4:20 a m. Sunday in Montrose (Memorial Hospital following a long illness. She was the widow of William Saunders, who died in 1944. Her first husband was Harley O. Mount. Mrs. Saunders had lived in Olathe since 1946. She was a member of the Baptist Church and the Rebekah Lodge, which she had served as noble grand. She was bom Lena Fletcher on May 10, 1885, at Rockwell, Tex., and had lived in Texas, Oklahoma and California. Surviving are three sons. Finis Mount of Olathe. Nolan Mount of Fort Worth, Tex., and Stanley Saunders of Peona, 111 ; four daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Par-soneault of Cheyenne, Wyo , Mrs. Emma Lentz and Mrs. Vera Humphrey, both of Salinas, Calif., and Mrs. Eva Branson of Morro Bay, Calif.; 11 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Funeral Notices COTTEN Services for Ursen L. Cotten will be held at the Assembly of God Church, Thursday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. 7 John Hawthorne officiating internment to follow in Highland Cemetery. Carmain Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. HOTOVEC Mass of the Ressurection for Clarence S. Hotovec will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Josephs Catholic Church with Rev. Thomas J. Hickey officiating. Rosary services Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Church. Burial in Calvary Cemetery. Ar-rangments by Callahan-Edfast Mortuary. MOORE Funeral services for Alfred Keith Moore, 67, 3114 D Road, will be in Martins Chapel Friday at 2 p.m. with Les Vister and Otis Wilson officiating, Church of the First Born. Burial will be in the Municipal Cemetery. q MORLAND Services for Mrs. Benton (Goidye) Morland will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Callahan-Edfast Chapel with Rev. Don Sperber officiating. Additional services will be held Saturday at 2 p m. in the Fidler-Wood Funeral Home Farmerburg, Indiana. Burial in West Lawn Cemetery. Arrangements by Callahan-Edfast Mortuary. SAUNDERS Services for Lena B Saunders will be held at the Olathe Baptist Church Wednesday July 10 at 2 p m. The Rev. Ralph EanLandinghan officiating. Interment at the Olathe Cemetery with graveside committal rights conferred by the Olathe Rebekah Lodge. Arrangements Kinsey Montrose Funeral Home Th Dwsly Snhrwl Wdn day. My 10, 1974 A i

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