WEST SIDE RECORDER
Volume 7Number 1
Monthly Newspaper of the West Side, Denver, Colorado
Summer Program Issue
We hope that you will keep this issue for a reference issue for the summer programs that are taking place on the West Side. We have tried to get all of the programs that we could. I am sure that we still have a lot of boys and girls that will be left out this summer.
The more that the city hears from parents the need for programs the more they are going to have to listen and the more we will get. The summer program at Daly Park is due to the hard work of Fern Davis, and the support of the parents south of Sixth Ave.
Be sure to remember that the Boys Club at 8th and Inca, West High, Scouting programs, and maybe some other West Side agencies will be having summer programs as well as those listed in the paper.
Action Ministry's Summer Program
Four churches, First Bethany Lutheran, St. Joseph Catholic, Wesley Methodist, and First Mennonite, are cooperating in a summer program for children from kindergarten through 6th grade. The program will involve Day Camping, Crafts, Swimm-ing/Recreation and Vacation Church School and will be staffed by Vista workers, NYC persons, and church staff. This inter-church program is a cooperative attempt to respond to the needs of the children in the community for the summer.
The Vacation Church School will use common church material for all the classes. For the Day Camping, Crafts, and Re-
creation the leadership will be provided by the NYC personnel.
The summer program will begin June 15 and end on August 7. The eight week period will be broken up into four 2 week periods with the same children participating in all of the programs at the same church. Each day will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 11:30 a.m. with the exception of the Day Camping which will last unitl approximately 2:00 p. m. We are expecting approximately 50 to 75 children at each church.
If you are interested in enrolling your child, please contact either Jim Hall 222-3337 or Don Schierling 892-1038.
(See chart on page 4)
West Side Action Center Moves To New Building
The West Side Action Center will soon move from its present location at 1042 Santa Fe Drive to 1312 Santa Fe Drive. The new location is in a new building and will provide ample space for offices and better services for West Siders.
Among other services that the Action Center offers are the Colorado Civil Rights Commission specialist Alex Vigil, Employment service John Wilson, Certification of food stamps Venice Robinson, and
Rita Lucero, and the West. Denver Federal Credit Union Emilio Islas.
Helen Lucero is the acting director. Miss Lucero recently worked with the United Latin American Businessmens Assn. (ULABA) at the Business Opportunity Show in Currigan Exhibition Hall. They were working to increase awareness for minorities about business and how to begin, develop, and run a business. Concerned West Siders can contact her at 534-5141.
The West Side community can be proud of Santa Fe Theater.
GALLEGOS RUNS THEATER
SIGN UP FOR THIS SUMMER IN LINCOLN PARK BASEBALL BOYS 8-15
TENNIS LESSONS FREE BOYS AND GIRLS 9-15.
(Racquets and balls provided)
PHONE RFK CENTER 297-5918.
Abel Gallegos, manager of the Santa Fe-Victory theater has announced that the theater will again be called the Santa Fe. Other changes were announced in a form of an ad in last months Recorder. Some of them include: children with parents are admitted free, Mexican food is sold at the refreshment stand and the latest Mexican movies directly from Mexico are being shown.
Mr. Yeager has given Mr. Gallegos full control of the theater. His only obligation to Mr. Yeager is to pay the rent on the building. In this way Mr. Yeager has cooperated with the community in providing the
same type movies that were shown before.
Another new feature is the showing of 4 movies instead of 3 for choice sake. Later Mr. Gallegos plans on having different movies shown continuously on Sundays from 11:30 a.m. til closing.
This agreement has been worked out between Mr. Gallegos and Mr. Gilbert Martinez who is in charge of distributing Mexican film for Azteca Films, Inc.
Mr. Gallegos has said that the theater is for the benefit of the community, and that he is willing to use it as such.
West Side girls eagerly await the opening of Lincoln Pool. The girls are (left to right) Debbie and Margaret Ann Larkin of 1378 W. 11th and Jerilyn Cardona' of 841 Elati St.
The Lincoln Park Pool is finally finished. It should open about the time school is out. Not only do we have the
large Lincoln Park pool ready to go for the summer, but we have a wading pool beside it ready to go.
West Side Coalition
Gives Trees To
On Friday, May 15th members of the West Side Coalition distributed 500 flowering Crab-apple trees to Westside residents free of charge. This was part of the Coalitions efforts to help improve the Westside.
The orders for the trees were received by the staff of the First Mennonite Church and the parking lot was the distribution point. Waldo Benavidez, chair-
man of the West Side Coalition, and Don Scherling, of the Mennonite Church, were in charge of the distribution and were assisted in picking up the trees at the nursery by Alfredo Herrera, of 361 Elati St., and Waldos son, Tommy.
The trees were donated by Midland Savings and Loan Association.
Baker Students Receive Awards
Awards day at Baker Junior High1 School is scheduled for June 3 in the auditorium. The seventh and eighth graders will be given awards for citizenship, scholarship, attendance, and achievement.
The Trailblazer Award, an award special to Baker, will be given to one boy and one girl in each group.
On June 5 the 9th graders will receive their awards followed by a party in the lunchroom. In addition to the above the DAR awards will be presented.
Food Center Gets Donation
The Mexican-American Rights organization has donated $60.00 to the food supplemental program that is run at 601 Gala-pago St. The money was presented by Mr. Jose Baca, president of the organization, and is appreciated very much. It will be used to help buy gas for the truck to pick up food at the center warehouse and bring it to the West Side distribution center.
Food is given out on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons to people with notes from the health centers. More community help is needed to get the food out. One hour a week of your time would help a great deal.
In last months issue of the RECORDER we announced that Betty Benavidez of 1110 Mariposa St., was running for the state house of representatives. However, due to a printing error, we left out the fact that she is running in district 7. The boundaries of this district are Federal to Sherman, and Colfax to 6th Ave.
We didnt realize that in releasing the story we would be costing Bettys husband, Waldo, his job. It is suggested that West Siders read the copy of the Letter from Mr. Hugh Bums, Democratic Councilman of Denver, to Mr. Lynch concerning this matter. The letter is on page two.
CONTRIBUTIONS FOR THIS ISSUE OF THE WEST SIDE RECORDER (BASIC COST $700)
Catholic Archdiocese 200 Colorado Printers... 10
Drafting Engineering School ............ 10
Family ............ 10
First Bethany Lutheran Church .... 10 First Mennonite
Inner City Parish ... 10
Catholic Church .... 10
St. John's Lutheran
Church ............ 10
Catholic Church.... 10
Methodist Church ..10 West Side Coalition .... 10
Spring Clean-up Time
At the regular monthly meeting of the West Side Improvement Association it was decided to begin the Associations Annual Spring Cleanup. A committee of directors will contact the proper city agency to set dates for the cleanup drive. The association will attempt to arrange the pick up of large discarded items such as stoves, old couches, springs, etc. They will also try to get City Inspectors to aid in the cleanup.
The West Side Improvement Association is asking for the cooperation of all Westsiders in the efforts to enhance the neighborhood. This will be your opportunity to clean your yard, basement, or attic. When the drive starts, it is important to remember that the men picking up the trash cannot go into your yard to haul off items, therefore, in order to help them do a good job, you must set all items towards the rear of the yard.
Flyers will be distributed to your homes letting you know what weeks the trucks will be coming by. Please be looking for them.
"The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly"
Whats Wrong with Denver?
Some, not all, Denver bankers are thieves.
Some, not all, Denver lawyers are shysters.
Some, not all, Denver policemen are brutes and a shocking number of them turned out to be burglars a few years back.
The policeman falls in a distinct class level of sordid servitude to the establishment of the establishments: The necessary law and order crowd which may or may not dispense justice. And this crowd may or may not dispense justice with mercy.
This is a time for clear heads in Denver while efforts are exerted to protect the lame brains and the broad buttocks of some lowly policemen who are driven into a feeling of inferiority by strong men to keep themselves and others weak.
There are policemen who are intolerable brutes. This is no secret. It has always been this way with some petty men given large responsibilities. The mayor is elected to look after these matters for the people. When the brutality becomes a political issue the incumbent mayor always is in trouble. Brutality has become a political issue and Mayor William H. McNichols Jr., is indeed in political trouble.
It will be a new day in the nature of things and men when a policeman tells the
truth about a fellow policeman who is a brute.
"Some, not all .
The above is quoted from an editorial in CERVIS JOURNAL of May 6, 1970.
To the larger community of Denver, Rich Castro is another lying Mexican, and four poorly-treated policemen have been cleared of all the lies against them. We will see. What Mr. Cervi predicted, and had to say made a lot more sense than what Safety Manager Koch had to say.
Rich has a good reputation, and good lawyers, and is not about to stop with Kochs report. He will be able to fight on until justice is done, if that is possible.
The questions that this raises are, what about other West Side youth who are mistreated by the police, or other city agencies, and have no place to turn, and no lawyers to back them up. And just as important, how do West Siders get the protection that they need when they are afraid to call a policeman, for fear of what will happen to them if they do?
There are a lot of inconsistancies in the way the police department handles the poorer people in Denver. It seems that they have forgotten that they are a servant of the people (all the people), not just the political hacks that run this cow town.
An Open Letter
(Ed note: An open letter on the firing of Waldo Benavidez).
May 5, 1970
Mr. Dan Lynch State Chairman 1712 Sherman Street Denver, Colorado 80203
I was shocked and grieved to read Leonard Larsens account of your firing of Waldo Benavidez in Fridays Denver Post. I would certainly have attended the meeting Thursday night at the GI Forum Hall if I had not been in the hospital. I would have said then what I must say now.
You will recall that I was a member of the committee you appointed last winter to make a recommendation to you of a person to fill the Hispano Field Director position. I had enthusiastically endorsed your idea of creating such a position and
joined with equal enthusiasm in the committees unanimous recommendation of Waldo, which you accepted.
At the committee's final meeting at State Headquarters, when the decision to recommend Waldo was made, there was extended discussion of the duties and responsibilities of the Field Director. You attended that meet-and so did I. As I recall, your decision to hire Waldo was announced the following day.
I made two points at the meeting which to me, at least, were vitally important:
(1) That while the Field Director would be responsible to you, he should be delegated a generous amount of discretion and should be given wide latitude to do the job in his own way with his own people. Unless we did this, I said it simply
would not work.
(2) That any constraints on Waldos freedom to take sides in primary contests should not apply to Waldos wife, Betty. As a captain-at-large in the Denver organization, Betty was a highly valued leader of the Denver Party and should be under no restrictions whatever because of Waldos employment by the State Democratic Party.
Your res-ponse to the first point was silence, and I worried about that at the time, but I distinctly recall that you agreed to the second. This is the principal reason that your action in firing Waldo because of Bettys candidacy for the legislature strikes me as indefensible.
Whatever your private understandings with Waldo might have been, there was never any suggestion by anyone at meetings for your committee that Waldo should confine his efforts in encouraging Hispano candidates to districts with Republican encumbents. Your letter of
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It seems that every time you win a battle on one front, you lose one on another side. The West Side now has a fine theater, in the SANTA FE Theater, under the management of Mr. Abel Gallegos. We know how hard some West Siders fought to keep this theater for our community. We hope that the residents of the West Side will show their appreciation to Mr. Gallegos for coming back and showing good Mexican movies, at a very reasonable price.
However, now we have another dirty theater on the other end of the West Side at 11 S. Broadway. At the request of the Action Ministry one of my laymen and I went to see how bad the "Underground movies really are that they are showing at Cine 16. The films are not "Underground Movies of the Andy Warhol variety, they are nothing but sick sex films, with one or two lines in each to try and get by the censors. The movies were not as sickening as was the fact that we went on a week day night, and found standing room only. As I looked around I didnt see any West Siders that I knew, but I did see a lot of well-dressed Anglos. I think that it is time that they were forced to take such theaters to their own communities if they want to see them so much. We dont need that type of moral pollution in our community. The Action Council and other West Side groups are getting ready to move on the situation, and will need community support. I am asking all West Siders to be ready to help out in what ever way possible to stop this sick exhibition of human flesh in our community.
December 15, 1969, describing the job and your announcement of Waldos employment: stated no such restriction. In Denver, this limitation would have given Waldo the hopeless task of finding Hispano candidates to run for the legislature in southeast Denver. We all understood that Waldo would be devoting a substantial amount of -his time and talent to Denver. It was understood, and you said it, that Waldo would not be able to take sides in a primary contest and openly campaign for one candidate or another; it was never suggested that this restriction would preclude him from providing information, assistance and encouragement to Democrats interested in running in districts which have Democratic incumbents. The distinction is vital. Incumbency is not a sinecure; it does not entitle one to treat his district as a private game preserve which party officers and staff are duty bound to protect against all intrusions.
If you really intended to keep Waldo and his wife out of districts with Democratic incumbents and to make that a condition of Waldos employment, when such a limitation was nev-
er publicly expressed or suggested, and was really openly rejected as far as Betty was concerned, then I think simple fairness required that you put it in writing and have it acknowledged by Waldo at the time he was hired. Waldo has a large family. He left a good job to come to work for the Democratic Party. He did us a favor in accepting employment and we were lucky to get him.
I will not dwell on the political ramifications of your action for the Democratic Party in Colorado; they are so obvious as to need no recital. Nor should it be necessary to point out that this is a poor way to achieve our frequently stated but still unfulfilled objective of providing genuine, meaningful opportunities for Hispanos to pursue their aspirations in the Democratic Party. Unless party officers are willing to at least tolerate and Democratic incumbents to risk and accept challenge at every level by Hispano candidates, our protestations of wanting Hispanos in the Party will continue to be sheer verbiage.
It is ironic and tragic that (Continued on page 3)
By MARILOU TAGGART Director, LARASA Head Start
To a small child in one of Denvers 43 Head Start centers, the Office of Economic Opportunity is just a big word, and Washington, D.C. might be somewhere on the moon. But, in this far-away place decisions are being made that will affect the future of this 5 year old pre-school program called Head Start. For two years now the funding for our Head Start programs has been far under basic needs. Not even half the children are eligible for Head Start in Denver are being served by this program because of restricted funds. Now the federal government has indicated that a $10 million cut in Head Start funds in the nation will come during 1970 and a further $9 million in 1971.
Denvers Head Start parents and staff and friends have been working for many months to urge Washington to release funds for summer Head Start in Denver. So far, there is no committment from the government and no answer forthcoming until the end of June. With the present priorities of the federal government, prospects for receiving full funding for full needs of Head Start in Denver look very grim.
What does all this mean to the future of Head Start in our city on our west side? It means that the gains and benefits of the Head Start program for our children and parents must be preserved by more involvement of the total Denver community and our own state government. Head Start is a program that serves the total child and his
family. Its benefits are felt in the public schools, and its involvement of parents in their total community is a very rewarding result of the program.
LARASA (Latin American Research & Sevice Agency) has two Head Start centers on the West Side 9th & Elati and 668 Inca. LARASA also sponsors one head start center in the Collegeview area, at 1903 W. Evans. We are one of the smaller delegate agencies sponsoring Head Start. There are waiting lists of children who cannot get into our programs because we do not have funds for more centers and equipment. We regret that we will most likely have to close our centers for the summer. The last day of school for our Head Start classes will be June 5th. We will plan to open again the second week of September. But what September will bring in terms of funds for us to carry our committments to this program, no one knows. One of our greatest needs is for space for our program space that does not cost so much out of the continually reduced budgets anticipated in the near future.
We hope that LARASA can stay on the West Side, serving this community though the Head Start programs. We would welcome your concern and suggestions for help. Head Start parents and concerned citizens can write their congressmen and state legislators, urging them not to cut funds and to provide a full 12-month Head Start program for Denver. Anyone interested in finding out more about our needs can call LARASA Head Start office: 255-5588 or 534-8058.
Open Letter (Cont.)
your action occurs at a time when the United States Civil Rights Commission has just issued its report on Mexican Americans and the Administration of Justice in the Southwest, an accusation of widespread, deliberate discrimination aimed squarely at the people of Colorado. The fact that Waldo is at this very moment demonstrating great personal courage and giving responsible leadership in confronting this problem in Denver makes his firing all the more untimely and re-gretable.
Your action will be taken, as it should be, as further evidence to the Hispano community that the Democratic Party does not really mean what it says, that our actions do not match our words, that we are more devoted to appearances than to substance.
For myself, I see your action as a gross injustice to a decent human being who deserved better.
Hugh A. Burns Denver County Chairman Democratic Party
For Sale single bed and mattress, 2 new wood frame storm windows, some dishes. Contact Mrs. Baumen at 936 Lipan.
Auto and Truck Repair & Parts, Inc.
Quality Repairs at Reasonable Prices
136 ELATI STREET
IS THEBE ANY WAY TO BUY FOOD FOR LESS?
Staff personnel are encouraging residents of the West Side to organize buying clubs. This means if 20 or 30 families organize a buying club, they will be able to order canned goods, eggs, etc., from a wholesale company and save money. Food stamps are accepted, also.
The Westside Action Center will be licensed to provide these services on or about June 15, 1970.
For further information, call 534-5141, or stop in at the West Side Action Center, 1042 Santa Fe Drive, and obtain further information.
New RECORDER Area
This month for the first time, the West Side Recorder will be distributed in the Alameda School district It is being distributed through the school. Therefore only those homes that have shcool children will receive it. The Action Ministry would like to continue to distribute it in this area and to every home. To do this, there must be people who are willing to help hand them out. Volunteers are needed who could pass out papers in 2, 3, or more blocks for however long they are able to. If you would like to get the paper in your block, call Mr. Guedea (Tito) at 266-1445.
First Avenue Presbyterian 120 West First Avenue Bev. A. J. Blomquist, Pastor Sunday School9:45 a.m.
Classes for all ages. Morning Worship11:00 a.m.
Summer Vacation Bible School June 8-199 to 11 a.m. daily. Special Youth Summer Program led by Tat Stewart
Jesus said, By this shall all men know that you are my disciples if you love one another.
ALL ARE WELCOME TO THESE SERVICES
Letter To Editor:
I would like to make a motion to be put on record and in The West Side Recorder that I wish to express my graditude and gratefulness to Rose Martinez for the outstanding job she is doing as an Area representative of the Action Council. Also to say that she has never failed to come to my assistance insofar as getting needs for my area residents. I can only say that she does a remarkable job and I wish to commend her for supporting, helping and also her eagerness to do her job in the West Side in caring about its people and problems.
I hope this council and its staff are aware of the outstanding co-worker she is. Rose, I personally want to thank you for your thoughtfulness and your readiness to help at all times. I am very grateful for the privilege of being able to call on you and also being associated with such a dedicated co-worker of the Center staff.
Thank you once again.
West Side Action Council
Sod, Trees, Spraying
Concrete patios, driveways & sidewalks
for free estimate
St. Cajetan Church is to remain on the Auraria site. However, we are not sure what is happening inside.
West Side Calendar
May 26TuesdayFarewell tea for Mrs. Poet Fairmont School, 520 W. Third Ave. 2:30 to 4 p.m.
June 5FridayLast day of schoolDenver Public Schools 12 noon.
June 8MondayWest Side Action Council MeetingWest Side Action Center, 1042 Santa Fe Dr., 7:30 pjn.
June 8-17Vacation Bible School First Avenue Presbyterian Church, 120 W. First Ave., 9 to 11:30 a.m. daily
June 9TuesdayWSIA Meeting ~ Auraria Community Center, 1212 Mariposa St., 7:30 p.m.
June 10Wednesday West Side Action Ministry Meeting Wesley United Methodist Church, 465 Galapago St., 7:30 p.m.
June 16TuesdayDEADLINE FOR NEWS FOB JUNE ISSUEWest Side Becorder, 465 Galapago St.
June .17Wednesday West Side Coalition MeetingAuraria Community Center, 1212 Mariposa St., 7:30 p.m.
June 19Friday DEADLINE FOB ADS JUNE ISSUE West Side Becorder. Call 266-1445.
WEST SIDE RECORDER
Founded May, 1964
Office: 465 Galapago St. Denver, Colo. 80204 Telephones: 5344408 or 266-1445 Sponsored by WESTSIDE ACTION MINISTBY
First Avenue Presbyterian First Bethany Lutheran First Mennonite Inner City Parish St. Cajetan's Catholic St. Elizabeths Catholic St. Johns Lutheran St. Josephs Catholic Wesley United Methodist
Acting General Coordinator: James E. Hall.
Becorder Task Force Chairman: Don Schierling.
Staff This Issue: Germaine Aro-gon, Barbara Baker, Betty Benavidez, Waldo Benavidez, John Brunick, Alberta Cres-pin, Anna Flores, Jerry Garcia, Connie Griego, Rachel Guedea, Barbara Karr, Dean Punke.
Contributors This Issue: Gene Cervi, Ramiro Cruz Aedo, Martha Cooper, Evelyn Elf-strom, Helen Johnson, Mario Padilla, John Hushman, Jeff Langton, Mary Lou Morgan, Mrs. Don Romero, Jim Romero, Don Schierling, Sherry Sweetman, Mary Lou Tag-gert.
Photography: Barbara Baker,
Artwork: John Flores.
Advertising and Distribution
Manager: Ruperto Gudea, Jr.
Mailing Crew: Inner City Parish.
SANTA FE THEATER
974 Santa Fe Dr. Denver, Colo. 80204 892-0613 or 455-1698
Open Fridays & Saturdays at 5:30 p.m.
Sundays 11:30 a.m.
9 3 Mexican Movies; Cartoons
9 Admission: Adults $1.25, Children with parents free, otherwise 25c.
9 Mexican Food Served.
9 The only Mexican Theater with a Wide-Giant Screen.
9 El unico teatro en Denver exhibiendo las ultimas peliculas Mexicanas directamente de Mexico.
Abel Gallegos manager
WEST SIDE RECORDER, May, 1970Page 3
La Academia Del Barrio
La Academia Del Barrio is a program which will provide a different type of summer school experience for children 8 to 12 years of age. There will be a stress on the cultural aspects of the Mexican-American. For example, some of the classes offered will be Mexican History, culture and dance. However, there will also be classes in math, science and English.
Classes will be held at Aur-aria Community Center, Centro Cultural, and Lincoln Park. They will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Lunch will be provided for the children who attend the entire day. Transportation will also be provided. For further information please call 623-0737 anytime or 922-1806 between 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Classes will begin Monday, June 22nd, and run for 10 weeks. Applications should be in by June 12. If you are interested in enrolling your child, fiU in the blank below and mail it to: La Academia del Barrio,
1110 Mariposa St., Denver, Colorado 80204.
Remember, students will be taken on a first come first serve basis, so dont hesitate.
Address ....... ........
Male ....... Female
Phone Number ........JMHBB
You will be contacted by someone from our staff.
Auraria Community Center Summer Program Set
Auraria Community Center will be open in the afternoons for youngsters 6-12 and in the evenings for teens and adults. Mondays 1-4 p.m. Elementary Reading Comprehension Program, 7-9 Teen & Adult groups.
Tuesdays 9-12 Program for youngsters in special education. 14 p.m. -^Elementary age interest groups including drama, cooking, music, gymnastics, and arts & crafts. 7-9:30 m Teen inteerst groups including arts & crafts, cooking, and money management for married teens.
Wednesdays 14 p.m. Elementary Reading Comprehension Program. 7-10 p.m. Building reserved for community groups.
Thursdays 9-12 -f- Program for youngsters in special education. 14 p.m. Elementary age inteerst groups including drama, cooking, music, gymnastics, and arts & crafts. 7-10 Teen Lounge.
Fridays 14 p.m. Elementary Reading Comprehension Program.
Contact Auraria Community Center, 534-7614, for more information.
Day Camps Planned For Auraria Center
Auraria Community Center will again sponsor a day camp this summer. Each session will run two weeks Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 pm Transportation from the Center and milk will be furnished; youngsters must bring their own lunches.
Session IJune 22 July 3 Youngsters must have completed 4, 5, and 6 grades.
IS A MARKER OR MONUMENT
ERICKSON MEMORIAL CO.
Speer Blvd. at W. 9th Ave. Phone for information 255-1785
Session IIJuly 6 July 17 Completed 2 and 3 grades.
Session inAugust 17-August 28Completed kindergarten and first grade.
Session IH will start August 17 to enable youngsters attending Greenlee to also participate in camp.
The cost is $2.00 per session; Contact Marylou Morgan at 534-7614 for more information and registration.
JOBS FOR BOYS
Project Concern has some summer jobs for boys between the age of 14 and 15. For more information please call 892-6251.
360 Bannock 722-9160
Quality Furniture at Reasonable Prices
Se liable espanol 969 Santa Fe Dr. Manuel Guajardo
Connie Griego is a recent addition to the staff of the WEST SIDE RECORDER. She covers the West Side Improvement Association for the paper and is a district director from district 2, having succeeded Alberta Crespin, a long-time staff member. Connie lives with her mother at 1416 Osage St. She is a Vista associate and works with the Food Supplement Program, 601 Galapago St.
Tentative Summer Program For Westside Action Ministry Churches-1970
Bethany Lutheran Church First Mennonite Church Wesley United Methodist Church St. Josephs Catholic Church
June 15 to June 26 Vacation Church School Day Camping 1 Crafts Swimming, Trampoline, etc.
June 29 to July 10 Swimming, Trampoline, etc. Vacation Church School Day Camping Crafts
July 13 to July 24 Crafts Swimming, Trampoline, etc. Vacation Church School Day Camping
July 27 to Aug. 7 Day Camping Crafts Swimming, Trampoline, eto. Vacation Church School
1. There will be between 50-76 kindergarten through 6th -graders in each of these four programs.
2. All programs will start at 9:00 a.m. and run till 11:00 except the day camping program,, which will run till about 2:00 p.m.
3. These programs will be free to church children and community children.
4. Representatives of the four churches will meet to work out a common curch school material for all of the classes.
5. Children will be asked to sign up with one of the four churches for the total summer or that part of it that they can be in the program.
Pray Breaks Wrist
Mr. William Pray of Prays Grocery, 360 Bannock broke his wrist recently. It happened when he fell while chasing several youth who had stolen things from his store.
Petty thievery and robbery are becoming serious problems to small grocery stores. Some are closing because of it and others are finding it difficult to keep their insurance.
Most of us like the convenience of that comer grocery, even if we only go there noce in a while. Is there anything we as a neighborhood can do about this problem?
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ANY TYPE ROOFING
Dependable Phone 733-7155
After 6 p.m.
Santa Fe Auto Body
1101 Santa Fe Drive
(Next to Centro Cultural)
Paint & Body Shop Work Guaranteed
USED CARS AT FAIR PRICES
See Bob, o nuestros amigos que hablan Espanol hablen con "Chico"
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Attention Westside Youth
City Parks and Recreation Plan Fantastic Summer Program at 4 West Side Centers
DALY PARK Mon., Thor., Fri.
10:00 a.m. to 4:Q0 pjn.
Trampoline Lessons Arts & Crafts Equipment & Games Check Out Flag Football Tetherball Basketball Volleyball Croquet Checkers Chess Cards 4-Square Dodgeball
RFK CENTER SUMMER PROGRAM 500 Kalamath Street MONDAYFRIDAY 1:00 9:00 PLAYGROUND Basketball Dodgeball 4-Square Tetherball Volleyball CENTER Billiards Bumper Pool Ping Pong Television Table Games Paper Back Library Weight Lifting Movies Every Other Tuesday 6:30 p.m.
DANCES & BUS TRIPS TO BE ANNOUNCED
Summer Activity Schedule For Our Inner-City Parish
MORNING PRESCHOOL: 3 &
4 year olds.
9:30*11:30 Adults & free staff members Elementary: 1st,
2nd, and 3rd gr. 9:30-11:30 Adults 10:00-12:00 MONDAY STAFF MEETING TUESDAY PRESCHOOL 9:30-11:30 Arts & Crafts Recreation WEDNESDAY Preschool 9:30-11:30 Worship Service 9:30-10:30 THURSDAY Preschool Music Recreation Adult Education English Class FRIDAY Preschool Field trip every other Friday
Field trip every other Friday Spanish Class SATURDAY SUNDAY
Attend church of choice and/or speaking groups.
AFTERNOON Preschool 1:00-3:00 Elementary
4th, 5th &
6th grade Junior and Senior High Students Young Adults Evenings Swimming Recreation Preschool Music,
Recreation Swimming Supper Preschool Field Trip Films Preschool Arts & Crafts; Recreation Field Trip Preschool -field trip every other Friday Baseball Arts & Crafts
Leather & Pottery Outings & overnight camping Camping -four trips Camping -three trips Camping
Worship Service at Parish and
Fellowship Dinner. Recreation.
SUMMER PROGRAM at
St. Joseph's Catholic Church
W. 6th AVE. & GALAPAGO 534-4408
June 15-26......SWIMMING, TRAMPOLINE, ETC.
June 29-July ................CRAFTS
July 13-24..................DAY CAMPING
July 27-August 7..VACATION CHURCH SCHOOL
SUMMER PROGRAM at
Wesley United Methodist Church
465 GALAPAGO 222-3337
JUNE 29 JULY 10.jUL....DAY CAMPING
JULY 13 -24 ....VACATION CHURCH SCHOOL
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Inner-City Parish On The Move With Something For All
This summer at the Inner City Parish we have programs for all ages, beginning with preschool. This is for three and four-year-olds. Registrations are being taken now; dasses will begin June 23rd and end July 31st. There will be two sessions per day, Tuesday through Friday. The morning session will be from 9:15 until 11:15; the afternoon session will start at 1:00 and end at 3:00. Contact Mary Ann Lynch for more information about preschool.
On the regular staff this summer will be Ramiro Cruz-Aedo, Acting Director; Mary Ann Lynch, Director of Education, and Jerry Garcia, Youth Director. New to the staff will be Cathy Brunick, Secretary. Several high school students will be working in programs at the Parish. These are Carlos Vallejo, Benny Juarez, Raymond Castro, Jack Burg, Angie Aguirre, Darlene Robles, and Pamela Milliard.
Also working with programs and with the students will be two VISTA volunteers, James Lewerson and Judy Jaramillo. Coming back this summer are Steve Johnsen and Maggie Jack-son, who will be with elementary-age children in various programs.
The weekly worship service and community meeting for adults will continue to meet at 9:30 a.m. every Wednesday. All programs will begin June 23rd and end August 21st. If you have questions about any programs, call the Denver Inner City Parish, 244-2636.
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Metro Honor Roll
Four West Siders made the honor roll at Metropolitan State college during the Winter quarter. The four were: Joseph A. Baca, 1037 11th St., Robert R. Mitchell, 1233% Elati St., Rich-ard D. Munsinger, 321 W. 12th Ave., and Helen E. Wenchel, 1434 Lipan St
These four students were among 326 Metro students who had an average of at least a B plus of all their grades.
The Denver Employment Training Center at 841 Delaware which is known as the Related Living Area of the Engineering Drafting School, 846 Elati, has an interesting educational project going for young Indian high school graduates who are here in Denver to learn drafting. An important feature of the related living is the social and recreational activities that helps to make the trainee a better student by giving him the chance to take part in after-hours activities that interest and stimulate him so that he can go back to his work on the drafting board relaxed and refreshed.
To direct these essential student activities the school has added to its staff, Mr. Orville Mestes. He has moved here from Rapid City, South Dakota. Mr. Mestes is a Sioux Indian who has worked for many years both in the reservations as well as urban areas. He has had success in helping youth from the reservation adapt to environment in the cities. For this reason the Denver Employment Training Center sought him out and brought him to Denver to direct student activities here.
School recreational projects already include several hobby, craft and athletic activities and it is anticipated that there will be many more under the guidance of this capable and experienced young Indian administrator. Mr. Mestes anticipates other projects to interest the students, such as field trips to professional organizations, recreation areas and sight-seeing trips. Experience in taking part in both inter-city and inter-cultural situations as well as in utilizing existing facilities in the metro area such as libraries, museums, and fraternal organizations is planned.
Girl Scouts Today
Junior Girl Scout Troop 1048 planned a bridging activity for Brownies in Troop 1229 who will be flying up to Girl Scouts. A trip to Devils Head for hiking and a cookout was enjoyed on May 9. Everyone had fun even though it was necessary to leave early when it started to rain and snow.
Future plans include another cookout and a fly up for the Brownies in Troop 1229 who will be Junior Girl Scouts.
This is the week for your child to get his German measles (rubella) shots at his school. Find out which day it will be at your school and take your pre-schooler in for his shot too.
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Mrs. Tommie Garcia has been a resident of the West Side for more than 20 years. She has seen many changes, and because most of them are not for the better, she said shed probably move out if she could.
When she came here as a teenager, her mother bought a home on the West Side. But the West Side has gone down since them, she said.
There are not many stores left, theyve all moved way out to shopping centers.
Transportation has become a problem, she 9aid. There was a time when the bus was cheap enough to take, even a cab, but no longer.
Mrs. Garcia would like to see the residents and landlords keep their property up. Our block looks pretty good, but some of the West Side is pretty run down.
We need a nice little shopping center, she said, with a choice of grocery stores. When there is only one store, they charge a few cents higher on everything. And they only want to cash your paycheck if you buy a lot of groceries.
Mrs. Garcia has stayed on Inca Street because her children have not wanted to leave their neighborhood and friends. She has reared six children alone and they have attended Fairmont, Baker and West.
The schools are pretty good, she said. You cant blame the schools for everything that goes wrong.
Her two older children, Gerald and Anthony, are married. Gerry is youth director at the Inner City Parish. Her other children are Margaret, 14 years old, Joseph, 12, Dino, 11, and Cindy, 10.
She thinks its much harder raising children now than when she grew up in Rocky Ford or when her two oldest were growing up with the glue sniffing.
She believed parents should keep their children home, keep them busy, and keep them in school. When they do something wrong, she feels you shouldnt hit them, but should take away their privileges, like going swim-
When asked how she managed six children on a limited income, she said by cooking and teaching her kids how to cook.
If you live out of the store everyday, buy bread and veal loaf everyday, you spend too much on groceries. Mrs. Garcia has a car and goes to buy her groceries where she feels she can get a good buy.
She feels you should buy good quality shoes for your children. Otherwise you have to buy a pair every month.
Mrs. Garcia says she will probably stay on the West Side, because she can walk to the new job she begins this month at Denver General Hospital as part of Career Services. She has worked as a community aide for the Denver Public Schools and on the staff at the YMCA.
Mrs. Garcia attended Central Business School for two years after her graduation from high school and was a secretary at Lowry Air Force Base for seven years.
She has been on the board of directors at Inner City Parish.
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BYERS LIBRARY COLUMN
by Martha Cooper
Byers Neighborhood Library has a new look! And that look has to do with books! There are several kinds of new books for our readers, and that makes this special news.
First, two new spinners have been added to hold new paperback books for children and adults. The children have their own collection which includes classic tales and brand new stories. Many West Side youngsters already have discovered their favorite and have checked out dozens of them. Parents and young adults will find a growing assortment of topics and titles for tehir selection.
Another firstof the eight sets of encyclopedia In the Neighborhood Library, four sets now can be checked out on a regular library book basis. This Is proving to be a real aid for students with term paper deadlines!
Denver Public Library subscribes to a rental book service
in order to supply more titles and copies of currently popular books. Now, these new books are available to Byers patrons. Bestsellers and just published books are shelved in the New Books section of the library.
Mr. and Mrs. Ruperto Guedea gave a memorial fund to Denver Public Library in memory of their daughter, Becky. They requested that the books purchased with this fund be kept at Byers Neighborhood Library. Becky loved ballet, animal stories, and beginning-to-read books. So, books on these subjects have been selected in her memory. We wish to thank the Guedea family for their lasting gift.
Byers Library is located at W. 7th and Santa Fe Dr. The Library is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday afternoons from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information, one can call Mrs. Cooper at 534-1665 during these hours.
Senior Citizen News
Because the Lincoln Park in Medicare. An all day trip to
Community Hall, 1438 Navajo St., where they have met for fourteen years, is to be used as a youth center, the Lincoln Park Senior Citizens Club will meet from now on in the library of the Auraria Community Center. The club meets at noon on the first and third Tuesdays of each month for fellowship and recreation. Older people who live in the Lincoln Park area are invited to visit one of the meetings and get acquainted.
Several interesting programs were planned at the May 5th meeting. On Monday, May 11th, twelve of the Seniors drove to Lookout Mountain for lunch and a visit to the museum. At the regular meeting, Tuesday, May 19th, a representative of the Social Security Administration explained recent changes
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Estes Park is planned for May 28th, and on the afternoon of June 9th, there will be a picnic at Newton Park, southwest of Denver.
At their meeting on Tuesday, April 21st, the Lincoln Park Seniors were entertained by a chorus of sixteen sixth graders from Greenlee School. It was a real musical treat. The childrens voices were good, and the numbers they sang reflected a lot of hard work by the young scholars and careful preparation by their director, who also acted as their accompanist.
On Sunday, April 26th, this same group took part in the musical program by sixth graders from all the Denver schools which was held in the Denver Auditorium.
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News and Notes From Baker
Show Band Performs
The Show Band of Baker Junior High performed on May 1 at Flood Junior High School for the annual Englewood Stage Band clinic.
Those who were featured in solo numbers are Donald Gonzales, drums; Gary Contreras, tenor sax, and James Madden, trumpet.
Other members of the Show Band are Pam Burrell, Mary Rodriguez, Eddie Padilla, Richard Leyba, Gerome Gomez, Eugene Martinez, Darel Morris, Steve Rico, James Chavez, Herbert Maes, and Pat Puente.
Although no ratings are given at this event, the band received many good to excellent comments from the judges, Mr. Tasso Harris, director, University of Denver Jazz Ensemble; Mr. Darrel Goes, director. Colorado State College Stage Band, and Mr. Jack La-Forte, instrumental music director, Denver Public Schools.
Seventh Grade Show
The West Side Story will be depicted at assemblies at Baker Junior High School on Friday, May 29, in the auditorium. Mrs. Clarice Boswells seventh grade class is presenting the show at 9:20 and 10:10 a.m.
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More than 90 students will participate in the annual Instrumental Concert at Baker Junior High School at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27.
Featured will be the show band, the advanced band, the advanced orchestra, the beginning band and the intermediate orchestra which are directed by Mr. Donald Novy. The program will be mostly pop music. The public is invited to attend.
Learn Home Skills In Summer School
GIRLS! GIRLS! GIRLS! are you looking for something to do this summer? How would you Hke to: examine different jobs that may be of interest to you?
Develop skills in laundry and and housekeeping procedures?
Learn basic skills in restaurant waitress training?
Develop skills in power sewing?
Make pillows for your home and learn basic sewing skills?
Learn steps in refinishing some of your furniture?
Plan activities and work with the pre-school age child?
Learn care of the elderly or ill person in a home?
Discover how you can get the best buys in foods, clothing, or household items?
If any of those items interest you, then you should attend the summer school session at West High School. You will receive 10 hours credit towards high school graduation and gain basic knowledge of a skill in an area of interest to you. If you are a junior or senior in high school, you are eligible to attend. Registration must be completed before May 29, 1970.
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A farewell tea for Mrs. Thelma Poet, secretary at Fairmont School, will be held on May 26 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the school gym
Parents of present and former pupils are invited to drop in to say goodbye and wish her well. Mrs. Poet has been at Fairmont for 8 years. It is probable that she knew every child who attended there during that time. Certainly all the children knew her. She will be greatly missed. The tea is being sponsored by the Fairmont PTA.
End of School
Breakfast and dinner will not be served at Fairmont School on June 5, the last day of school. Classes will be dismissed at noon.
Children can still be registered for kindergarten in the school office. The fall classes are not yet full, so hurry arid get your child registered before the waiting list is started.
West High School summer school session of Home Economics will be held from June 15 to July 24, 8 a.m. to 12 noon in the Butler Building. For more information call 222-3545 ex. 25.
community interested in a special short course in one of the above areas this summer, please contact Miss Jonasson for further information.
We also have laundry and bakery services for faculty or community people. Please contact Miss Jonasson or Mrs. Ka-gena for more information on these services. West High School, 222-3545, Ex. 25.
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Pupils Learn Their Culture
Bakers new bi-lingual and bi-more active and involved than ever this spring. In April, the bi-lingual classes visited the University of Colorado in Boulder, viewed1 movies on drug abuse, and participated in an exchange with Kepner Junior High. Jesus Mejia and Jose Rangel designed a showcase window to explain what their bi-lingual classes are all about.
The afternoon bi-cultural classes appeared on a KRMA TV in Miss Martha Uriostes Spanish Heritage program. They danced the Varsuviana and La Raspa. Every Thursday afternoon the students learn Hispano dances through the guidance of Mrs. Lucille Campa.
Their newest talent is learning to play the castinets and Eddie Padilla is doing trabajo sobresalienteo. A junior Maria-chi band is slowly formulating by learning how to play the uke-lele, Mariano Rico, Lonnie Garcia, Charlene Zapata, and Jeanne Caviness are doing an
Minority Students Register Voters
Voter registration was the topic discussed recently at a meeting between Metro College students and Dan Lynch, State Chairman for The Democratic Party.
The meeting was held at the Democratic headquarters on 17th & Sherman. Members of
especially good job. Both classes attended the movie, Halls of Anger at a Denver Theater.
The bi-lingual teachers, Susan Rivera and Sherry Sweet-nam, were allowed to attend a bi-lingual, bi-cultural conference in Sacramento, California, where they were able to collect new materials and investigate new bi-lingual teaching techniques.
Activities planned for the future include performing a program fof in-coming 7th graders, a party and school exchange with Kepner Junior High, dancing in Jefferson County PTA on May 23rd, and a bi lingual, bi-cultural party wind-up at the Denver Public Zoo on May 26th.
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the Hispano and state and local Government Political Science class are trying to institute a voter registration drive as a summer program. The students are attempting to institute the program for the specific purpose of registering minority group persons to vote.
The program calls for 20 summer jobs for minority college students. The students will each work within the minority voting districts in Denver. If the program is approved by the Democratic Party, the students will be working in conjunction with Hugh Burns, chairman of the Denver Democratic Central Committee.
Both Lynch and Burns were optimistic about the Summer Voter Registration Program. The Democratic leaders stated they would try to have funds allocated for the program. Lynch is to contact the Metropolitan State College students within ten days. At that time, Lynch and Burns will announce the future of the program.
Mrs. Betty Sepulveda, a resident of Brooks Towers, and a long time friend of the West Side, has been named teacher of the year at Greenlee school.
Mrs. Sepulveda has developed a new curriculum for disadvantaged children. She has been at Greenlee as a teacher for 11 years, and her class room is a pilot program for the Denver Public Schools.
Currently, Mrs. Sepulveda is serving on the board of the Latin American Educational Foundation, and the Latin American Research and Service Agency education committee, and has been recently appointed to the Hispano Advisory Committee to the Denver Board of Education.
Mrs. Sepulveda will be teaching a workshop class for teachers at Regis College, July 6-27. The class is worth three semester hours of credit. Anyone wishing to find out more about it can contact Mrs. Sepulveda at Greenlee, or call Regis College. ''
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Sandra Alaine Winterhalder, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Boy A. Winterhalder, 226 W. 3rd Ave. is to be married on June 19th at First Presbyterian Church, to Mr. William Russell Meier.
Jo Ann Turner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Turner of Inman, S. Carolina, and William Cecil of 614 W. 11th Ave., son of Mr. and Mrs. Luther Cecil have set June 27th as their wedding date. On June 23rd Mr. and Mrs. Luther Cecil will observe their 50th wedding anniversary.
Mrs. Germaine Aragon and her five sons, Thomas, Roberto, Mariano, Porfirio, and Tino, have made a combined pledge of ten dollars a month to the West Side Recorder.
Metropolitan State College will offer courses this summer in remedial math, English, and reading for high school graduates who need this type of preparation in order to qualify for registration in regular courses in the fall either at Metro or other institutions of higher education. More information may be obtained by calling 292-5190 or visiting the Office of Admissions and Records, 250 W. 14th Ave.
We wish to extend our condolences to the family of Mrs. Florence Quezada, 1345 Navajo St. Mrs. Quezada died May 14. She was bom in New Mexico in 1904, and has lived in North Lincoln Homes for 14 years.
Brownies Receive Pins At Fairmont
Brownie Girl Scouts in Troop 1229 received their pins in an investiture at Fairmont School on May 20.
Each girl said her Brownie Promise, participated in a flag ceremony and sang songs for the parents present. Afterwards everyone was treated to cake and koolaid.
Girls receiving their pins were Mary Arellano, Caroline Herrera, Judy Lucero, Carol Martinez, Diane Martinez, Cheryl Morris, Patricia Perez, Kristine Peters, Tina Pritchett, Colette Rael, Donnette Romero, Jackie Romero, Rene Romero, Sandy Sandoval, Betty Stevens*, Kathy Trujillo, Zita Valdez and Donna Vigil.
The other girls in the troop, Cherrie Fairbanks, Lisa Guedea, Sally Leyba, Anna Pritchett, Valerie Sandoval, Betty Todd and Debra Winterhalder served as honor guards.
Ready For The Parade
Kindergartners from Elmwood Schools Bilingual program wait for the parade to begin. Wearing Mexican costumes made by parents and aides, they were one of the floats in Centro Culturals Cinco de Mayo parade.
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A Coming Home Soldier
By Opal Kirby for The Medina Family
We waited at home in great expectation.
For Manuel, who had gone to serve our nation.
Things were prepared for the big celebration,
Our hearts beat fast in joyous anticipation.
His family and friends waited for him to come
To visit with us and go to war in Vietnam.
The plane went down and men brought us the word.
The saddest news that a family ever heard.
We dont understand why it should be thus,
That the Lord should see fit to take him from us.
But we know through it all that God knows best.
So we'll pray and believe and go through this test.
One day we can meet again, on heavens bright shore,
Where we will meet to part no more.
Now let us resolve, our hearts to prepare,
That we can have a reunion in heaven so fair.
Then God will explain the reasons why.
And well live together in our home so high.
From the Dan Romero family
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ULABA exhibits At Business Show
On May 14 and 15 the United Latin American Businessmans Association (ULABA) co-spon-sored the Business Opportunity Show at Currigan Hall. Mexi-can-American businessmen exhibited their wares in booths which were manned part of the time by senior high school students. Both professional and vocational areas of interest were presented.
Mr. Lee Montoya, Executive Director of ULABA, granted permission for Greenlee Elementary Schools fifth and sixth grade boys and girls to visit the exhibition, and parents were invited to go with the classes.
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH ANNUAL BIBLE SCHOOL
If you remember writing on or leaving your footprints in this sidewalk, remember this also. By destroying this property you also destroyed the faith and confidence that one homeowner had In our West Side. The faith and confidence he had that keeping our neighborhood clean and decent was worthwhile. The faith and confidence that this neighborhood would not become a slum that would force all of us to move.
Father Meunier Baker Summer
The Annual Daily Vacation Bible School of the First Avenue Presbyterian Church, First Ave. and Acoma St., will be held June 8 through 17 with Departments for kindergarten through senior high.
Classes will be held from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. each week day for the two weeks. A Closing program will be held at the congregations worship hour on Sunday, June 21, 11 a.m.
Community boys and girls are welcome to attend. For more information you may call the church at 777-5325.
The West Side mourns the death of Father Joseph P. Meunier, of Saint Josephs Catholic Church. Father Meunier had served at St. Joes and the West Side for 16 years. During that time he was best known for his work as a chaplain at Denver General Hospital, and as being responsible for the St. Vincent De Paul Society work at the church. Father Meunier was also a member of the Mayors Committee for the disabled. He was born 57 years ago in Victoria, Canada. He will be missed by many West Siders.
Congratulations to the graduates of St. Josephs and West High Schools
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Applications for summer school programs at Baker Junior High School are still being accepted in the school office.
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