Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on September 20, 1987 · Page 5
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Ukiah, California
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Sunday, September 20, 1987
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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20.1987 COMMUNITY THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL Octogenarian's life part of local history By FAE WOODWARD I, Community N«wt Editor u "Dedicated wife and mother" is , ( the Description friends and relatives .give of Naomi Busch who celebrated her 80th birthday in August u at the Mendocino Lake Clubhouse. ,,; Old timers in the community "gathered with her family to honor ,'jier at a barbecue planned by her ^four children, Jim, Janice, Judy and .Jill. Janice is Mrs. William Zim- Jmerman of Sacramento. Judy is 'Mrs. Sam Boghosian of Los /^Angeles; and Jill is Mrs. Fred Kissinger of Pennsylvania. ' ( Just because she has been dedi- ' cated to her husband and family, ^doesn't mean Naomi didn't have a .life of her own. She managed to , t maintain a busy social schedule and * (i still have time for those important "jnoments with family members. !, She was a member of the Ukiah .\Gardcn Club and Saturday After- t\,noon Club. She served as Saturday '..Afternoon Club president in 1945, 'and Ukiah Garden Club president >om 1975-76. Although Naomi Busch (nee Mason) wasn't bom in Ukiah, she has lived in this community for over 60 years. She came here during her junior year in high school. Her father, F.E. Mason, was business manager of the old Mendocino State Hospital. She graduated from Ukiah High School and traveled to Santa Rosa two years to attend junior college. Local swain, James Busch, was in his senior year at Stanford Law School when he and Naomi Mason decided to get married in 1929. That same year, her husband passed the bar as an attorney at law. During the years, as the two were raising their four children, Jim Busch served the community as justice of the peace, district attorney and was senator of the State of California. He served in the D.A.' s job for 18 years; then became a state senator, serving from 1955 to 1959. While her husband traveled back and forth from Sacramento to Ukiah, Naomi kept the home fires Fie Woodmid Naomi Busch, widow of Jim Busch, former Mendocino County district attorney and member of California's senate, celebrates her 80th birthday. burning. Jim and Naomi Busch were married just before the beginning of the depression. Until they began their family, she worked as a medical secretary at the state hospital. Later, when their children were old enough she went back to work as medical secretary. Naomi recalls people didn't do much traveling during the depression years. For entertainment, they gathered at the ball park and attended an occasional variety show at the theater where movies also were shown. Jim played on the Hopland ball team during those baseball games, and Naomi was accompanist for the performances at the theater. During World War n, her attorney husband was in charge of the civil defense unit. "We had blackouts," she recalls. Ukiahans still made a lot of their own entertainment in 1945 when Naomi was presiding over the Saturday Afternoon club. "We had a chorus group and used to put on skits," she says. They also Modularized art classes slated to begin Monday had a lot of card parties to raise money for club activities. Those were busy times for the mother of four, whose husband was serving as district attorney, president of the state bar association and later as state senator. Naomi apparently enjoyed being busy, because as soon as her children were grown, she went back to work as a medical secretary. She worked for Dr. William Vest, Dr. I.E. Gardner, Myrtle Heise at Ukiah General and later for Dr. Thomas Nicholson. "I loved it," she says. Naomi and the late James Busch (deceased 1970) had four children. There are 14 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Among the guests that gathered to honor the octogenarian on her birthday were her sister, Mrs. Charles Moffitt of Yountville; her brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mason of Folsom; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Nicolas of Tiburon, Mr. and Mrs. Burt Busch and family of Lakeport. v Diane Sloan, whose portrait 'designs caught the eye of every visitor to the Grace Hudson Museum earlier this year, will be instructing evening classes in painting at Mendocino College. She will be offering instruction in both oils (Art 218,219) and acrylics (Art 226, 227), Monday evenings "•from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. „, For the first time, for people who "arc not interested in spending as much lime in the classroom, Sloan will offer what she calls a modular- Ol jzcd version of oil and acrylic courses. '„*< She explains a standard day * Bourse would include two semesters „ ."of oil or acrylics, six hours per week ^ for three units credit. The modular- Izcd evening course will be four sernesjcrs of. oil or acrylics, three .pours per Week for half unit credit. "This allows people who can't take day classes, or who wish more continuity over a longer period to ol take painting," she says. Unfortunately, the last day for registration is Monday, Sept. 21, so persons who want to study with Sloan must register Monday at the admissions office, or at the first class. Seven years ago, Sloan was a full lime teacher at the college. However, building a home in Anderson Valley and commuting became inconvenient. Since that time, she has been dedicating more of her time to painting. Now that the Sloans are living in Ukiah, Diane will be giving one evening a week to classes, while she continues to paint full time. The instructor has a bachelor of arts degree in both art and English from the College of St. Catherine, where she also won her Phi Beta Kappa key and was selected for a fellowship with Teachers for East Africa. After four years in Africa, she attended San Francisco State College where she received her masters degree. She has taught at the Mbeya Government Secondary School in Mbeya, Tanzia; in Marian College, Morogoro, Tanzia; Musoma College, Musoma, Tanzia; and Tabora Girls' School, Tabora, Tanzia. She taught at Mendocino Community College from 1977-79. Her work has been exhibited at tiro University of Nevada, Reno; William Sawyer, Joseph Chowning and Zara galleries in San Francisco; Jacqueline Anhalt Gallery in Los Angeles; Vedra Gallery in San Jose; San Rafael Civic Arts Gallery in San Rafael; Wilkins/Cobb Gallery, Mendocino; Renaissance Gallery in Ukiah and Mendocino County Library in Ukiah. She also exhibited at the Richmond Painting Biennial in Richmond in 1971; Cranbrook Academy of An, Bloomfield Hills. 3V WHAT'S UP DOC? By Dr. Richard P. McClintock, Jr Poison Oak Dermatitis 01 .u Poison oak dermatitis begins one ncto 10 days after contact with the (ij.plant. It is caused by an oleoresin (sap) that attaches to our skin """following contact with the plant. __Poison oak dermatitis is an allergic reaction, not infection, that pro•' duces redness, blistering and itching, although secondary infection can complicate the dermatitis. The ''reaction can be prevented by £'immediate washing with soap and •-'•water, but after 10 to 20 minutes ''this is not effective. It is important to wash all clothing, since the oleoresin lasts almost forever. Dogs ''•'and cats often are the source of exposure because they retain the "^oleoresin in their hair. '-•• Most of us are able to self-diagnose, this "rash," although there are -"some look-alikes. Linear red welts '-t'and blisters are hallmarks of plant contact dermatitis, and the eruption ••'usually is asymmetrical, involving '•'tone side of the body more than the •Bother. Some cases can last two or three weeks, particularly if there is '/'continued re-exposure to the plant. Itching is often a very large t-problem. The best way to relieve X? this is with cool wet compresses of Burow's solution, 1:10, which can be purchased over the counter and mixed one part to 10 parts water. Systemic antihistamines like di- pnenhydramine (Benadryl) and chlorpheniramine (Chlortrimeton) can help control itching. Heat and hot water usually aggravate the dermatitis. Over the counter topical cortisone is usually not effective, although some prescription topical creams and lotions do give some relief. Severe eruptions resulting in loss of sleep or work can be relieved by systemic corticosteroid therapy. There is no reliable immunization against poison oak. Individuals who move to this area often have repeated outbreaks for a year or two, then become immune. Others who have lived here all their lives and never break out suddenly develop a severe outbreak. Daily ingestion of small amounts of oleoresin can result in some protection, but this treatment is not without complications. I often see severe cases of poison oak during the late winter, before the leaves have appeared. It is hard to recognize twigs as being dangerous! At this time of year there is a high concentration of sap near the surface waiting for you to brush by. Poison oak resin can be carried as droplets by smoke when the plant is burned. Contrary to popular opinion, the fluid seeping from people with blistered dermatitis does not contain the resin, and these people are not contagious, to themselves or to others. The appearance of lesions at different time intervals is related to the amount of resin the individual is initially exposed to. Avoidance is the best answer for poison oak — but when it is contacted, helpful and effective treatments are available. Dr. McClintock completed his Dermatology training at Stanford Medical School and has practiced in Ukiah for the past 20 years. An educational publication prepared by physician mambara ol the Mando- clno-Laka County Madlcal Soclaty. Direct apacltic questions to your par- aonal physician. Calendar til ill A Good Idea Then! A Great Idea Now! Almost 30 years ago an employee group started AAendo Lake Credit Union. The idea — better loan and savings rates —and friendly personal service! It was a good idea then/and a great idea now! EASY TO JOIN CAU TODAY (707) 468*0161 YovraapMlttfadarally in*ur*dto $100,000. NCUA Credit Union n $26 S. State St, - Ukiah SUNDAY MOOSE LODGE BREAKFAST. 8 a.m. to 12, Moose Lodge Hall, 1282 S. State St, Ukiah. BRUNCH STORY TIME, a child-care service of The Dancing Pig Theater, 11 a.m. to 1, Palace Hotel, Ukiah. GRACE HUDSON MUSEUM, open noon to 4:30 p.m.. 431 S. Main St, Ukiah. HAPPY JAZZ BAND, 2 to S p.m., Ukiah Senior Center, 495 Leslie St Admission $3. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS, 6 p.m.. open speaker discussion, 2181 S. State St. Ukiah. SPECIAL PERFORMANCE, The Rainmaker; by Ukiah Players for Ukiah Valley Association for the Handicapped, 7 p.m. Sunday, Ukiah Playhouse, 1041 Low Gap Rd. MENTATION. HEALING CIRCLE, 7 to 8 p.m., 304 N. Spring St Call 463-1792. MONDAY FELLOWSHIP GROUP AA MEETING, 8:30 a.m.. 12 noon, and 8 p.m., 2205 S. State St (Question and Answers). Call 463-1199. FAMILY HEALTH SERVICES & ADOLESCENT CUNtC, 8:30 am. to 3:30, Mendocino County Department of Public Health offices, 890 N. Bush St.. Ukiah. SCIENCE CLASS/CLUB, 9 a.m. to noon for 6-12-year olds; Vmewood Park, on Elm. PREGNANCY TESTING CLINIC, 9 a.m. to 3:30. Mendocino County Department of Public Health offices. 890 N. Bush St, Ukiah. AEROBICS FOR WOMEN, by Body and Soul, 8:15 to 10:15 am, Evangelical Free Church, 750 Yosemite Dr. Call 462-2305 or 462-8587. GRACE HUDSON MUSEUM closed on Monday. SENIOR EXERCISE CLASS, 10 a.m., Municipal Park Clubhouse, 600 Park Blvd. SENIOR DAY CARE SERVICES, 10 a.m. to 3, 640 Orchard Ave., Ukiah. Phone 462-7207 for transportation. MENDOCINO COUNTY RESOURCE CONSERVATION DISTRICT, 12 noon, 3030 Sherwood Rd., Fort Bragg. AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) board meeting, 1 p.m., 495 Leslie St., Ukiah. COMMUNITY WORKSHOP, 1 to 3 p.m., Ukiah Senior Center, 495 Leslie St., Ukiah. STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease) CLINIC, 1 to 4 p.m., Mendocino County Department of Public Health, 890 N. Bush St., Ukiah. ONGOING WOMEN'S SUPPORT GROUP, 5:30-7 p.m., Mendocino Family Services. To register phone 5:50 to 7 p.m. Phone Mira Walker, 462-9029. FREE PREGNANCY TESTING AND COUNSELING, 6 to 8 p.m., Crisis Pregnancy Center, 331 N. School St. Ukiah. Phone 463-1436. (24 hour crisis line). YOUNG PEOPLE'S AA, 6 p.m., 2205 S. State St., Ukiah. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS, 6 to 7 p.m., 2181 S. State St., Ukiah. UKIAH PARLOR, NDGW (Native Daughters of the Golden West), 7 p.m., Saturday Afternoon Club, comer of Church and Oak streets, Ukiah. TOPS (Take off pounds sensibly) CA 1886. 6:30 p.m., Calvary Baptist Church, 495 Luce Ave., Ukiah. Call 462-0930 or 462-3082. WOMEN IN TRANSITION, therapy and support group, 6:30-8 p.m., Lambs Inn, 445 N. State St., Ukiah. FRONTIER TWIRLERS, square dance club, 7 p.m., Brookside School, Spruce and Lincoln Way, Willits. Phone 459-2100. UKIAH CHESS CLUB, 7 p.m., Sign Shop, 150 Cherry St., Ukiah. SHORIN-RYU KARATE EXPLORER POST 213, sponsored by American Legion, 7-8:30 p.m., Veteran's Memorial Building, corner of Seminary Avenue and Oak Street, Ukiah. Phone 462-0744. MENDOCINO COLLEGE FOSTER PARENT TRAINING PROGRAM PRESENTS RRISinG CHILDREn S SELF-ESTEEH1 REYNOLD BEAN, Ed. M SEPTEMBER 26 • 9AM- 4:30PM UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 270 N. PINE STREET $ 3°° PER PERSON Morning Session (9:00 - 12:00) 1) The Four Conditions of Self-Esteem: Connectiveness, Uniqueness, Power, and Models. 2) Behavioral indicators of problems in each condition. 3) Interventions that enhance each condition. Lunch Break Afternoon Session (1:30 - 4:30) This session will be devoted to dealing with cases presented by workshop participants, which show how to use the model to understand behavior and discipline effectively. Participants will be encouraged to share success and failures in dealing with common problems. Free Childcare will be provided on a limited first-come, first-serve basis for children ages 2-10. No children will be allowed in the Social Hall. Pre-registration is required. Co-Spontortd by tilt Mtndoclno County Child Abuw/Ntglect Prevention Council REGISTRATION I few wdtud ny chick (pm* to Piopfe Astutini Abu* ChiWnn) for I. MMi _at $3.00 per person for the September 26th program. AMMttt- Nunbv of cW*»» to D* in cMUcm (ifM MO only, plmi)- RETURN COMPLETED FORM TO. CHILD AIUSI/NIGLICT PREVENTION COUNCIL P.O. BOX IMA * UKIAH, CA954K FOB INFORMATION PHONE STEVE SCUULY 4W-2437 ext. 157

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