The Hanford Sentinel from Hanford, California on May 31, 1980 · 26
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The Hanford Sentinel from Hanford, California · 26

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Saturday, May 31, 1980
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Page 6 Sat., May 31, I960 The Hanford Sentinel of commerc V Sentinel Photo Ray Hiett, Long John Silver's Seafood Restaurant Opens Long John Silvers seafood shoppe has opened in Hanford at 550 W. Lacey Blvd. The restaurant, one of 37 operating in California, had been scheduled to open last fall, but a now-settled legal dispute delayed completion of construction. The business is managed by Ray Hiett, who previously managed a Long Johns in Fresno and, most recently, in Visalia. He has relocated his family, including wife Cindy and one child, from Visalia to Hanford. Hiett has been with the Long Joins restaurants, a subsidiary of Jerrico Inc. of Kentucky, about two years. Formerly manager of an arts and crafts store in Fresno, he and his wife also have managed motels. The new Hanford restaurant features a variety of seafood and chidcen, as well as chowder, cole slaw, french fries, corn on the cob and hushpuppies. With 34 employees, it is designed to resemble a New England wharf house. Interior decor is based on a nautical theme. Business hours are 11 am. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Income Figures Reported WASHINGTON (UPI) - Alaska had the highest 1979 per capita income in the United States at $11,252 and Mississippi had the dubious distinction of the lowest at $6,167, the Commerce Department reports. Overall the average U.S. per capita income for 1979 was $8,706 up 11 percent from 1978 and 36 percent from 1976 when the per capita income was $6,401. Per capita real income per capita income adjusted for price changes increased about 2 percent nationally. The report said states in the urbanized Northeast and western regions of the country had the highest per capita incomes while those with the lowest were in the Southeast and Rocky Mountain regions. The District of Columbia had an average per capita income of $10,911, r. ore than all states except Alaska. In addition to Alaska the top 10 states were: Nevada $10,204; Connecticut $9,959; California $9,913; Illinois $9,823; New Jersey $9,702; Wyoming $9,657; Deleware $9,537; Washington $9,435; and Hawaii $9,353. Per capita income is reached by adding up income from all possible sources and dividing it by the total employed and unemployed population, including children. Commerce Department economist Robert Bretzfelder said in 1979 almost all states kept pace with rising prices as measured by the department. Nationally, per capita income increased 11 percent last year while the Consumer Price Index was up about 13 percent. But the Commerce Department, using different measurements, figured inflation at 8.9 percent. (poMi$hfc Manager Honored LEMOORE Otho Murray, an executive with Foremost Foods Co., is the first recipient of the Foremost-McKesson Foods Group Presidents Award as national Manager of the Year. The award was presented to Murray during the groups annual meeting May 1 in San Diego. The Lemoore resident, manager for three of the companys California plants, is responsible for milk procurement for the company's western region and represents the company in regulatory matters in Sacramento. A native of Montana, Murray is a graduate of Montana State University and was a captain in the U.S. Army infantry during World War II. He began his career in 1946 as a trainee at Golden State Dairy in Los Banos, a predecessor company to Foremost-McKesson Co. After several promotions, Murray was named to his current position in 1978. Murray has lived in Lemoore since 1953 and served on the Lemoore City Council for 10 years. He and his wife Charlotte have three grown children. Cb uine briefly New Electric Service Hanford resident Ron Slade has begun operating Rons Electric Service from his home, 309 E. 11th St. Slade, with more than eight years experience in electrical work, is concentrating on small remodeling jobs including spas and pools and major residential repairs. He received six years experience as an electrician in the Navy and more than two years experience working with local electrical contractors. Slade currently is in the process of obtaining his electrical contractors license so that he can expand his business later on. Oroginally from the New Mexico-Colorado area, he and his family have lived in Hanford six years, Slade said, choosing to remain in the community after his military discharge. Slade said he has set no strict business hours, but is on-call six days a week for repair work in Kings County. 7 Food to Go 7 Added Valdez Market at 802 S. 11th Ave. has expanded its business to include a Mexican food to go department. The rear portion of the building has been remodeled into kitchen with equipment and shelving added. Also added to the market are two cooks and a cashier to take care of the new service. The take-out menu indudes camitas, burritos, taquitos, tamales and combination plates. Various types of chili will be offered in the future, said Leonard Valdez, store manager. Customers may call in or walk in to place orders. No delivery service is available. Part of the expansion plans for the future include building an outdoor eating area, Valdez said. Store owners, Cruz and Jennie Valdez, have held one open house for the new department and plan to have another one this summer. Miranda Graduates FULLERTON Ralph J. Miranda of Corcoran will receive his doctor of optometry degree from the Southern California College of Optometry on June 7. Miranda is among 93 students receiving professional degrees in optometry. Prior to SCCO, he attended College of the Sequoias. While in optometry school, Miranda was a member of Omega Epsilon Phi and active in Project Concern. He will specialize in contact lenses and vision therapy. Safety Prize Given WASHINGTON Santa Fe Railway was honored recently with an employee safety award the seventh time in the last ten years that the company has won the E.H. Harriman Memorial Awards gold medal. The award was accepted on behalf of the railways 35,000 employees by John S. Reed, chairman , during special ceremonies in May. The annual safety awards were started in 1913 by Mary W. Harriman in memory of her husband, a pioneer in American railroading. The program has been carried on by W. Averell Harriman.

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