Volume 10 Number 9
Monthly Newspaper of the West Side, Denver, Colorado
CITY COUNCIL OK'S NEW CENTER
City Council voted on and approved a one million dollar housing program Monday night, November 26, that is geared toward serving the residents of the Westside.
The approved project is a scaled down version of the Westside Coalition proposal for 12 million that was to be utilized first as Press Housing for the 76 Olympics, and later used for low and moderate income families afterward. After the Olympics were defeated by a vote of the people, the housing was still committed to be built by the federal government.
President Nixon initiated a housing moratorium on the con-
BETTY BEN A V/OEZ
State Representative Betty Benavidez attended a press conference called by Richard Longoria, State organizer for the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee on November 9, 1973, and pledged her continued support of the U.F.W.O.C., vowing to do all in her power to stop repressive legislation that would hinder the efforts of farm workers to organize and obtain better wages and living conditions.
Longoria pointed out that since 1970 the Brotherhood of Teamsters, led by President Frank Fitzsimmons, has maliciously attempted to destroy the rights of farm workers. They have successfully prohibited the vast majority of lettuce workers in the U.S. from exercising the most basic right of any working American, the right to vote for union representation. When sweetheart contracts were signed by growers and Teamsters, no workers had the right to vote for the union they preferred or were asked if they were in agreement with the contract that was given them.
The Teamsters did not stop their company union policy in the lettuce fields; they expanded the policy to the grape workers in California. This summer, after each- UFW grape contract expired, Fitzsimmons betrayed thousands of grape workers by signing union agreements with these growers. Workers, who for three years had the right to file grievances, to have toilets in the fields, to have drinking water,
struction of new homes, and later allocated only half the money needed. By this time the project was split into an Eastside-Westside package, and by a city council vote, West Denver was left out. The irony of the decision by Council was that the original concept evolved in West Denver, with the Westside Coalition.
Immediately following this decision by council the Westside Coalition held several meetings with mayors officials and demanded that some housing monies be set aside for the Westside.
The mayors office at that point set aside $1 million for a
On Sunday, November 4, the staff and patients at Mariposa Health Center gave a dinner at St. Josephs Parish Hall in honor of the Westside Coalition Board of Directors and staff for their efforts at-securing funding for a new $400,000 Health Center. The new center will be located on the corner of 11th and Kalamath across the street from Greenlee School.
. The money was appropriated through the Citys Capital Improvements Budget for Health and Hospitals, and the Coalition was instrumental in advocating for a new health facility. Westside residents are now receiving health care in an old house and trailer.
Approximately 250 residents were in attendance at the dinner and enjoyed live Mexican music played by a local neighborhood band, Los Favoritos. The Westside Coalition Mexican Folkloric Dance Group treated those in attendance with such dances as Jarabe Tapatio, La Negra, Las Chiapanecas, and several others. Mexican food and beer was provided free of charge. Many of the residents and board members brought food themselves, and shared in the pot luck atmosphere.
. The highlight of the evening came when Ms. Carolyn Merriwether, a staff member at the Mariposa Health Center presented a plaque for the Westside Coalition to Waldo Benavidez, Chairman of the Board, and to Richard Castro, Director.
The plaque read: Be it known to all who enter your life, that for your community
pesticide protection, union hiring hails, now suddenly found no representation, no union, no protection except a greedy employer and a fat union boss.
In the month of September this year, our union (UFW), the AFL-CIO, and the Teamsters tentatively reached an agreement. The Teamsters pledged that they would immediately nullify any contracts that they
housing program on the Westside, and gave Dan Luna, the Director of the Denver Housing Administration, the responsibility of developing a plan with community groups to allocate the money.
Briefly, the approved project calls for the development of a Hi-Rise for the elderly to create a buffer zone against the Auraria Higher Education Complex. It also calls for rehabilitation monies to be made available to neighborhood home owners to fix up their units, and also provides for a counseling service. These projects are not expected to start until after the first of the year.
you gave unselfishly of your time and energy to aid in the progress of your fellowmen. As a permanent indication of our sincere appreciation for the giving of a portion of your life to us, the staff of the Mariposa Health Station place our hand and seal on this day of November 4, 1973. The plaque was signed by the 26 staff members of the Health Station.
The Coalition has established a resident planning committee to work with the architect to develop a center that is planned and designed by the community. The Chairwomen of the committee is Miss Celina Garcia, a staff member of the Westside Coalition. Heading the list of local residents involved in the planning is Ms. Betty Benavidez, State Representative from the Westside who resides at 1175 Lipan. Others in the planning group include Marie Martinez, 1355 Kalamath; Nancy Werele, 1234 Kalamath; Jean Jackson, 1362 Navajo; Dorothy Martin, 1464 Osage; Margret Gifford, 1710 Williams; Josephine Martinez, 921 Kalamath; Cathy Richardson, 1226 W. 10th Ave.; Mary Vigil, 1036 Kalamath; Mary Villafuerte, 11th & Santa Fe; Agapita Sandoval, 861 Galapago; Josie Acosta, 890 King; and Waldo Benavidez, Chairman of the Coalition Board and community organizer at Auraria Community Center.
Mariposa staff members on the committee include Ms. Carolyn Merriwether, Theelda Gunther, and Maureen Mancini. Armando C. de Baca from the Department of Health and Hospitals is also on the committee.
The Westside Recorder would like to commend all the Westside Coalition Board members and organizations which include Auraria Community Center, American G.I. Forum Skyline Chapter, Westside Improvement Association, Westside Action Ministry, Brothers Redevelopment, Westside Action Center, Inner City Parish, St. Josephs Parish Council, and Westside Youth Development Program, for their continued efforts in the planning and redevelopment of the Near Westside.
Several years ago the Westside Coalition began advocating for a new recreation center south of 6th for the residents of that area. Initial meetings with Joe Ciancio, Manager of Parks and Recreation, were not successful as centers sprang up throughout the city except on the Westside.
However, as a result of West Denver losing the Bicentennial Housing Project which the Coalition had conceived, one of the demands area residents made to the mayor and city council was that a recreation center the community had proposed be funded.
On Monday, November 12, the city council approved the proposal that calls for a $350,000 recreation center to be built south of 6th Ave. The Coalition has worked with area residents in locating a site that would not call for the relocation of families. The site has been selected and there is currently negotiations going on for the acquisition of the property.
Ben Reyes, Tom Stamm, Wendy Borgesen and Corliss Th alley of the Community Design Center have lent technical assistance to the Westside Coalition in planning a center that residents have helped design.
The Coalition would like to thank the following residents for
their input and invite other concerned residents to join in the planning efforts. Future meetings will be publicized in the Recorder. Residents that have been involved are: Larry Padilla, 634 W. 4th; Nick Vigil, 814 W. 4th; Margie Ortiz, 814 W. 4th; Frank Pacheco, 663 Galapago St.; Phyllis Romero, 254 Acoma St.; Mrs. Lottie Lucero, 220 W. 4th Ave.; Ben Archuleta, 1188 Bellaire; Mr. and Mrs. Chavez, 808 W. 4th Ave.; Mrs. Antonia Suazo, 440 Elati; Lupe De Nava, 1280 S. Wolff; Josephine Perez, 1154 Kalamath; Richard Castro, 159 W. Ellsworth; Carlos Trujillo, 437 Elati; Victoria Trujillo, 437 Elati; Ruben Leal, 64 Fox; Abel De Aguero, G.I. Forum Skyline Chapter; Mike Gallegos, 333 Inca St.; Susan Lucero, 220 W. 4th Ave.; Jery DeNava, 444 Elati; Mary Baca, 472 Elati; Rose Lopez, 367 Bannock St.; Esther Trujillo, 303 Galapago; Waldo Benavidez, 1175 Lipan; Terry Lopez, 367 Bannock; Brice Balmer, 430 W. 9th Ave.; Johnie Knapp, 1120 12th St.; Carlos Martinez, 343 Elati St.; Nick Areguello, 610 W. 5th Ave.; Michael Maestas, 610 W. 5th Ave.; Ad Lopez, 107 So. Pearl; Phillip J. Velarde, 1330 Lipan; Mr. and Mrs. Morehead, 249 W. 3rd Ave.; and Mr. Lupe Carlos, 93 W. Cedar.
WESTSIDE COALITION HONORED
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OPEN LETTER TO POLICE OFFICER
By now you must know that some police have such a poor image of themselves. Some police see themselves as menial retainers of an authoritarian system, the enforcers of a never changing system of laws. Some police look at themselves as insufficiently esteemed, poorly rewardedyet still carrying the burden of protecting the majority society against the forces of wickedness and declining morals, particularly of Blacks, Chicano, and Indian.
Officer Cinquanta, there has always been a belief by many of the people of the barrios that you are one of these police who really has a poor image of himself. The people of the Westside know this, the youth of the Westside experience this, almost daily. And what is the evidence which ultimately points to the betrayal of your own humanness? What you are bringing down on us can only lead to your own personal downfall and create another chapter in a long series of looking at the police as our enemy and the representative of unjust society.
The factually documented evidence which we present is nothing new ffb us. F or you, however, it is important because you must see that you are becoming dangerous to yourself.
What do you say about
What do you see within
What do you hear within yourself?
What do you feel about
When you stop a 16 year old Chicano and ask him why is: he on the streets again, and how many times has he been taken in, around 50 times?
When you Speak in a less than human manner to a young 17 year old Chicano, so that each time he sees you there is nothing but hate in his eyes for you? Say nothing of your threats to kill his pet dog.
When you arrest a 21 year old Chicano because she refuses to let you search her car without a search warrant? Later she is charged by you with disturbance and interference.
When you speak to a teacher of one of our community
schools accusing him of not teaching his students good manners?
When the youth and older people say that you always talk to us in a voice of superiority, that you do not act like our protector, do not care about us, but you do give us a bad time.
When a 54 year old resident tries to get help to stop the endless harassment of herself and her family by you? This same woman believes that you are mentally deranged and in need of psychological help, that you are a dangerous person and something must be done quickly before there is bloodshed.
When you verbally insult the young people of our schools so much they are fearful of what v/ill happen to you next unless this stops?
When you offer $50 to anyone in the community to squeal on the whereabouts of a brother?
Somehow, somewhere, Officer Cinquanta, some people struggle long and hard enough to be able to stop outside of themselves and look at themselves. They then make a break with the wicked system which has given birth to hatred, violence and racist attitudes within them which they in turn project into others.
Unfortunately, the Denver Police Department is not capable of adequately dealing with those among you who betray the vocation to serve and protect. It is fortunate for you that those of us, who in our zeal to bring about a more human world, still refuse to allow you to beat and mold us into your own image and likeness? This would be nothing more than monsters replacing monsters, nothing more than replacing hate for hate? fear for fear.
Is the best we can hope for is that you be moved to another precinct? Who stands to gain? Who stands to lose? Perhaps, the next and possible last thing to hope for is that you look at us as someone quite different from you and that you, in reality, are ABUSING, HATING, HASSLING, HANDCUFFING, INSULTING, -WffURSELF.
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In an effort to better serve the night student and the Chicano community, the Dept, of Chicano Studies of Metropolitan State College has increased its course offering of late afternoon and night classes for the Winter Quarter beginning Jan. 4,1974.
A new part-time instructor for the Winter Quarter will be Mrs. Virginia Castro, who received her B.A. degree from MSC and a Masters degree from Denver University. She will instruct a course entitled Education of Chicano Children on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. for three quarter hours of credit.
Mr. Rueben Aguirre, chairman of Chicano Studies adds proudly that Mrs. Castro will be the third instructor who has been a former student and has returned to the department after acquiring an advanced degree. Others are Norman Pacheco who is now employed on a full-time basis and Mr. Fred Acosta who also is on the part-time staff.
Other night classes will include Introduction to Chicano Studies, Living Cultures and Linguistics, Analysis of the Chicano Community and History of the Southwest.
Those interested in enrolling in any of the above classes should apply NOW for admission to MSC.
Further information and application forms are available by calling 292-5190, ext. 255, or visiting the offices of Chicano Studies located in the A A building at 1300 Glenarm, ~.om 216.
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STATE REPRESENTATIVE BETTY BENAVIDEZ SUPPORTS FARM WORKER STRUGGLE
had stolen from the UFW. They pledged to leave the lettuce fields upon expiration of those contracts (July 15, 1973). We pledged we would not boycott lettuce during this time period. The Teamsters released Statements .;tp* the press indicating that a complete agreement had been reached, with full knowledge that such a thing had not occurred. Across the country, many people with gpod intentions began to eat lettuce and grapes, ?
On Wednesday, November 7, 1973, President Fitzsimmons of the Teamsters refused to sign any agreement, claiming a moral responsibility to the growers. He has reneged on our agreement.
This should not come as a surprise to any honest person, to any person who has had dealings with Fitzsimmons leadership. It certainly is not a surprise to us. Though we negotiated with them in good faith, and though we halted our lettuce boycott to almost a standstill, we had no illusions about this group. This union with its ties to the underworld, this group with ties to the most corrupt administration in United States history, this group whose past president spent years in jail, this union whose officials have been called strikebreakers by President Meany of the AFL-CIO, this group which the Justice Department of the U.S. is ready to indict for minority discrimination, is a group whose actions should be shocking to any decent human being.
The Westside has experienced some difficult times over the past four years, and area residents that have attempted to redevelop the community have often been frustrated by the fact that city council has chosen not to support their efforts. A prime example was the downzoning issue initiated by the Westside Coalition.
On Monday night council chose to support the one million dollar housing proposal drawn up and initiated by Westside residents with the help of Dan Luna and the Denver Housing Administration staff. The Westside Recorder would like to eommend the residents of the Westside who have been involved in this effort going back three years ago when the original plan was called the Olympic Press Housing. Staying with the project for three years despite opposition was what led to the final OK of Council last Monday night.
Only Councilman James
Nolan chose to vote against the project, feeling that the project wasnt what he thought was best needed. Councilman Linden Blue stated that while he had certain reservations about the project, he said he did not live in the community and therefore since there was strong support by area residents who were present at the council meeting, he felt that he would have to vote for the proposal. Several other councilmen changed their votes that evening, and attributed their voting for the proposal to the fact that the Westside residents had done their homework and were extremely well prepared. The Westside Recorder feels that the housing program is only one of a list of projects that area residents have joined hands and developed, and will eventually lead to a bestter Westside, with better living conditions, promoting harmony between groups and individuals where that has been lacking in the past.
STREP THROAT INCREASE
Strep throat infections may be more widespread in Colorado this season than in recent years, according to Dr. G. David McGuire, Director of Laboratories for the Colorado Department of Health.
Throat cultures processed in the state laboratories have been running 18 to 20 percent positive for the past several weeks, compared with a positive rate of 10 to 12 percent a year ago.
This is unusual, McGuire said. We usually dont see a great deal of strep infection until the weather gets cold and nasty. This year weve had moderate weather, but maybe thats part of the reasonits been dry as a bone and dusty.
During October, the State laboratories analyzed 20,360 cultures for streptococcal diseasestrep throatwhich is some ??L,293 more than in October, 1972.
Laboratory teams already have made strep surveys in the schools at Antonito, Del Norte, Carbondale, Eagle, Minturn, VaijljpRed Cliff, Granby, Fraser and Kremmling to detect carriers of the strep germ and get them under treatment.
Cultures gathered in Eagle and Carbondale had an average positive rate of 35 percent. One grade showed 53 percent positive, according to Dr. McGuire. The usual carrier rate among elementary school children is 15 to 20 percent. Whenever the rate exceeds 30 percent, health officials consider an epidemic of Streptococcal disease likely.
I am amazed that by the general apathy of the average citizen, people would rather see a dishonest white control poor farm workers than an honest Mexican democratically leading them.
Our union is small and poor. The Teamsters union is the largest and the richest union in the U.S. But we will not stand by and let this shame of injustice poison the good that we have accomplished for farm workers. We will win. We will send out more farm workers from California to fight the battle in the cities. We will boycott chain stores, grapes and lettuce until our hair becomes gray. With the help of people who are disgusted with pay-offs, with corruption, with lies from those in power, we will win.
For more information, please contact Richard Longoria at 534-2562 or 534-2471.
Strep infection is a common disease of children, readily cured by penicillin or other antibiotics. Untreated, however, it can cause a number of health problems, including rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease.
If your child has any of the following symptoms, the Westside Coalition urges you to contact either Casita Esperanza or Mariposa Health Center for a free strep throat culture, to determine if your child has strep throat. The symptoms are: sore throat, hurts to swallow, the glands in the neck swell, headache, stomach ache, high temperature or being near anyone who had scarlet fever or a sore throat.
A Las Vegas night was held on November 17 at the new downtown Holiday Inn to raise \ money for five Involvement Corps projects. Brothers Redevelopment, Inc. (BRI) was one project along with Partners, 5 Opportunities Industrialization Center, Employ-Ex, and High Street Parish.
For those who missed this money-raising and fun event, there will hopefully be another Las Vegas night sometime after the holiday season.
Brothers Redevelopment, Inc. has recently finished its 90th project for persons in the Westside and Southwest Denver areas. Savings on labor to community residents now run close to or over $100,000.
Persons who need help with homes which they own and are living in should contact Manuel Martinez at BRI, 861 Galapagos (573-5107). BRI will help you, and then will ask you to help another brother who needs-assistance.
New Del Pueblo School
Students and teachers moved into the new Del Pueblo Elementary School from old Elmwood on November 15, 16, and 19. They are now in the brightly colored and very adaptable school that will meet the needs of the children in the neighborhood more than the old building from which they came.
Though the building is not completed, both the teachers and the students are hard at work making their new school a pleasant place to learn and work together. Two days after the final moves were made by the children, pictures decorated most of the walls and the classrooms were very active.
Design and Color
Designs and bright colors can be seen on the outside of the new building, but inside there is an even brighter array of colors and more designs from stamps used in ancient Mexico. Originally the stamps were made of clay and used to print designs on pottery, skins, cloth and paper.
Outside there is a block design on the north and south walls. A prancing deer is on the east outside wall and a bird is on the west outside wall.
Inside there are stamps of a frog, an alligator, two ducks, a fish, a bird, an owl and an eagle. Most designs are orange or purple and provide an added dimension to the fun of walking through the building or going to school there.
Open Classroom Concept
Instead of having a class for each grade there are five families at the school: Jitos, Toltecs, Zapotecs, Mayans, and Aztecs. The school is non-graded and a student passes to another family as he learns the material. Mr. Victor Romero, the principal of Del Pueblo, indicated that a student could be in a family for five months or for two years, i
Each family has ninety students except for the Jitos, who are the four and five year old children. They are in kindergarten and the early childhood education programs. These students go to school for only one-half day and have twenty or twenty-five ip each class. They do not advance into the Toltec family until they are six years old.
Each family has two teachers, a teachers aide, and two instructors aides. But there are other teachers and other places where children go to learn.
In the building is a learning resource center, which is something like a library, and will have not only books but also study carrels, television, tape recorders, cassettes, viewers, record players, etc. Mrs. Sena is in charge of the center and described how children could make their own tapes, learn mul-tiplication through special cassettes or tapes, watch viewers with a filmstrip that talked, or produce their own material!^ f Children are allowed to come into the learning resource center as groups, individuals, or a class. Some come with the teacher and some come by themselves to research a topic or idea. When this reporter was there, one teacher, two aides, and forty students were enthusiastically working in the room, supervised by Mrs. Sena.
"ii a child wants tb learn about dinosaurs, should he have to wait four months until it is in the lesson plans or learn it immediately? asked Mr. Romero, who wants children to have every opportunity to learn when
they are interested in a subject.
Other special areas for learning are the art center, the music center, the gym and physical education program, the science center, and the diagnostic resource center. There is also a special education class.
While children are in the special areas of art, music, physical education, or science, teachers and teachers aides have a chance to work with other students in small groups of five or ten. While the reporter was there, one family area had five students doing a project, twelve children listening to a story read by a teacher, and eight children working on a lesson with a teacher.
Del Pueblo was planned by a committee of parents, community persons, and teachers. The planning group had Mr. Romero for a chairman; others on the planning group were Adolf Gomez, Mike Trujillo, Ramiro Cruz Aedo, Mrs. Helen Martinez, and Mrs. Beatrice Cruz from the neighborhood. Teachers on the committee were Miss Martha Scheidler, Mrs. Marjorie Korby, Mrs. Patricia McNicholas and Franklin Brown.
The building was planned for community use after the school hours, the reporter learned from Adolf Gomez and Ramiro Cruz Aedo. Mr. Gomez indicated that the Board of Education had earlier talked about a staff member to be hired by Denver Public Schools to guide the program in the afternoon and evening as Mr. Romero is in charge of the program during the school hours. At this point there has been no commitment from the school board to hire this person.
In the building there is an office for a community activities coordinator, a storage area for community programs, a shower area, and a community kitchen that were planned for community use.
Ramiro Cruz Aedo emphasized that children do not just learn from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. but are always learning. He would like to see parents and other persons from the area be able to use this new building.
The lunch room at the new Del Pueblo has two types of seating. There are tables which are bright green and blue and fold down from the wall for lunch time. At the back end of
the room are round tables where children can eat family style. Mr. Romero hopes that this area will be used to teach manners and etiquette and that the area would be a special place.
The area with the round tables may also be a student center area where students help plan the activities and programs. Hopefully, there will be a girls
Since the middle of August, Ronald (Ron) Maynes has been the director of the Lincoln Park Boys Club. Ron Maynes is not
club, educational games for rainy days or bad weather, craft activities, and special projects by the classes since there is a small kitchen in the next room.
The auditorium can be a multiple purpose room since chairs are not nailed down to the floor. There is a large stage and workmen were putting up the curtain when the reporter was there. Two of the walls have carpet on them to provide better acoustics for the room. All of the room is done in orange colors, including the large graphic, which is another stamp design from ancient Mexico. The stackable chairs for the room are also a bright red-orange and can be placed around the room in different ways, even though the auditorium is terraced.
Though classes are now in the building, a number of rooms are not completed. Much equipment and furniture has not been delivered yet and the contractors and janitors are busy finishing work in the building.
The school was begun nine years ago with a planning committee, the reporter was told by Adolf Gomez. There were many things which have been done between that date and the completion date: closing a street* getting the designs in the building, convincing Denver Public Schools that the Westside would remain residential, and finding a plan for the building which would help teachers meet the
needs of students.
The building is almost completed, but the work of educating children in the Westside has only begun again in a new and better setting. Parents, teachers and the whole neighborhood will need to keep working so that Del Pueblo will be a good school and a community resource.
new to Boys Club since he has lived for 25 years in the Westside and has been around the Boys Club since he joined at age 13.
Mr. Maynes family has lived and worked in the Westside for many years. Most of the family still lives in the neighborhood and a brother, Roy, volunteers with Boys Club as a boxing coach, while a sister, Rosalie Padilla, works as a community aide with Headstart.
Ron Maynes is married, and he and his wife are now expecting their first child.
After going to and graduating from Elmwood Elementary, Baker Junior High and West High School, Ron attended Community College of Denver and Metro State College. He will receive his degree from Metro State College after he completes his student teaching.
For two years, Mr. Maynes worked as a teacher trainee at Elmwood Elementary (now Del Pueblo) School. He was a participant in the Career Opportunities Program. He was interested in teaching as a career but likes his present job working with youth at the Boys Club. After Del Pueblo School becomes more settled in the new
The Denver Art Museums six-month-old experiment in presenting general building tours in Spanish has evolved into a dynamic, growing program that boasts four capable docents and four trainees.
The volunteer guides, all native Spanish speakers, are now working toward expansion of their tours, beginning with the addition of the New World
Teamsters Union President Frank Fitzsimmons dispelled rumors that he would bargain in good faith with the United Farm Workers Union by officially backing down from a widely publicized jurisdictional agreement*
In the November 14th statement, Fitzsimmons claimed a moral responsibility for the growers and the workers. On two other occasions, Teamster UFW jurisdictional pacts (1967, 197 0) were signedthen promptly brokenby the Teamsters. As far as a moral responsibility to the workers, word
building, he intends to do some tutoring on a volunteer basis at the school. _
During high school and college, Mr. Maynes worked and volunteered with the Boys Club. Last year he volunteered as a boxing coach which is one of his interests. In Golden Gloves bouts, Ron Maynes has won 19 out of 23 bouts in the featherweight division. This accounts for four years of experience with Golden Gloves.
Boys Club staff influenced Ron to go to college and he is grateful to the previous staffs for their interest in him. He would now like to work with other young men in the neighborhood through Boys Club work or through teaching, although now he intends to make a career of Boys Club work.
The new job is a real challenge with each day being different. He hopes to make the Boys Club more and more a part of the life of boys and young men in the neighborhood. Though most volunteers presently come from outside the neighborhood, he hopes that more men and women from the Westside will help and volunteer in the program here.
department. Curator of Education Carolyn Stark noted that persons interested in becoming volunteer Spanish docents should keep next Septembers guide orientation in mind.
Tour charge is 25c per person. Tours may be arranged by calling 297-2265 and are available Tuesday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
has reached us that workers under newly signed Teamster contracts have walked off the job at Jack Pandols ranch in Californiafor receiving less than their contracts called for.
The UFW is asking our friend to continue to boycott Safeway and Albertsons, head lettuce and grapes, especially during the holiday season. Many thanks to our good supporters who have provided much needed food and winter clothing to the staff, including our newest heulgista Manuel, bom October 13 to Denver-based California strikers Luis and Consuelo Garcia.
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MjfRARIA CÂ§MM'CENTER PROFILE Cose^W>rogram
I at Auraria
The awakening community spirit which is becoming noticeably felt within the center is due to the fact that dedicated staff have committed themselves into making it a center serving all age groups in the community.
There are young childrens groups (ages 6-8) on up to senior citizens. They come to the center for many different reasons: to relax, make things, visit with friends, play, talk over problems. In short, the center offers an alternative to staying home day after day following the same routine.
This staff deserves recognition, and beginning this month Auraria will submit a profile of each staff member. There are also many dedicated volunteers who work at the center and they will also be saluted.
This month we wish to honor Mrs.JM#5f#||. Salazar, the ceramics, arts and crafts, and woodworking instructor. She also fills in as a group leader and is popular with all age groups utilizing the center.
Loyola has been at Auraria for sik years. Comments made by some of her students express her warm and friendly personality and genuine concern for the Westside Community people. Mies. Alice Medina, a Westside resident for 15 years, commented, Loyolas class is really enjoyable and you just relax. Loyola does a marvelous job in helping us learn new things/
Loyola is married to Carlos. They recently celebrated their 17th wedding anniversary. They %iaj/ e k t n |
Michael15, Angela^1; and j^n7.
Good work, Loyola! We hope you continue at Auraria for at least another six years.
Loyola Salazar, popular Auraria staff member.
Loyola with a group of ceramics
Greenlee Auraria loinft Effort
The importance of parent involvement in our schools cannot be overemphasized and yet it seems that there really isnt as much as there could be in the schools in our community.
However, Mrs. lone Holeman, teacher for 22 years at Greenlee has put a program together which is attempting to increase parent participation at Greenlee.
The program consists of a library made up of many different types of toys and games which can help children learn and be fun at the same time, at home. There are also books of all kindsS- for the children to brush up on their reading.
In order to check out books and games, the childs parent must come to the school and do it. Mrs. Holeman and some very committed volunteers (parents) are there to help with whatever is needed: how to play a game, which are the books for a particular grade, what is the best way to teach your child a certain concept.
AZTECEZ #1 TEAM
With a record of this team has much to be proud of. Pictured from left to right, top: James Medina, assistant coach; Archie Flores, Tony DeLeon, Roberto Martinez, Tony Ruiz; bottom: Earl Vigil, Sammy Gallegos, Victor Baroes and Billy Carbihal. Congratulations to a great team.
'No't pictured *is Sonny Soriano who coached this team to victory in the PAL.
The parents are meeting every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. to help put the library together. Many parents have contributed their time and effort and many more are needed.
Auraria Community Center has donated free baby-sitters and baby sitting facilities for this program. Parents simply bring the children to the center with diapers (if needed) and a snack (depending on how long they plan to stay at Greenlee) and tell Mrs. Barela they #ill be at Greenlee.
The staff at Auraria has also been involved working on the library and it has been a great experience tor all the parties involved. There should be more of these types of joint effort in the Westside Community. For further information, please call Virginia Castro at Auraria: 534-7615; or Mrs. Holeman at Greenlee: 222-3531.
Auraria Schedules Fall Activities
Dorothy Martin, Auraria Center Community Representative, assists community people with Welfare, Food Stamps, Clothing, Social Security and Jobs. Please contact Mrs. Martin if you need this type of assistant
Mrs. Martin also has community activities at the Center. The next attraction will be Wednesday, Nov. 7, 11:30 a.m., in the lobby by the fireplace with Wendy Ward in her winter fashion show from Montgomery Ward. All community people, come! There will be refreshments and free babysitting at the center.
Lincoln Park Council
Jean Jackson urges residents to attend all the resident council meetings at Lincoln Park Homes. Keep up with the Modernization program and what is going to happen in the near future.
Louis Martinez, treasurer, needs help with donations for the Christmas party for the children. Moms, give us a hand. See Mr. Martinez, Jean Jackson or Dorothy Martin.
For the past several months Auraria has been working in conjunction with the Colorado State Department of Health and the Denver Alcohol Safety Action Project (DASAP). This program, which utilizes centers throughout the city, serves about 1700 clients. Auraria serves approximately thirty-six of these plus their families.
DASAP was designed to lower the death rate on the nations highways. Statistics show that out of 57,000 highway deaths last year, 27,000 were related to alcohol.
Colorado Law is quite harsh on drinking drivers. If it is the first time, usuallynot alwaysa driver is given probation. The second time it usually means license revocation, a jail sentence, or both.
DASAP is an alternative to jail in some cases. An individual may have a choice of counseling rather than jail.
At Auraria the treatment modality is Con-joint Family Counseling utilizing a team approach. Husband and wife are seen as clients in each situation. They are seen individually for evaluation and a contract, each by a different worker. A second session or two is used for the purpose of giving an interpretation of the evaluation and for
goal formulation between client and worker. The third stage of this modality consists of conjoint counseling between husband and wife and their two counselors.
There is also a group which meets every Tuesday evening at Auraria between 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. This group is open to community people interested in participating in sessions related to situations; i.e., child raising, communication, and general discussion concerning problems involved in everyday living. So far, these sessions have been very successful.
Mrs. Virginia Castro, the Social Worker at the Center, is the Coordinator of the DASAP Program at Auraria. The regular staff on this program are Julie Gonzales and Vickie Garcia.
Mr. Santiago Rodriquez, professor at Denver University, serves as consultant. He also is field faculty to eight Denver University Graduate School of Social Work students who are placed at Auraria and also serve as counselors for the program.
For information, call Mrs. Castro: 534-7615 or 534-7614. All counseling and group meetings are conducted in both English and Spanish according to the needs of the client.
Salute to 73 Aztecs
The Auraria Community Center Aztecs tried very hard to mask their disappointment at not being able to win their fair share of football games, as the 1973 Young America football season came to a close Saturday, November 17. The Aztecs may have lost their respective divisions, but gained the respect of all eight of its opponents.
Heads were spinning, hearts pounding, nerves standing on edge, and the adrenalin flowing. This emotional binge stemmed from every game played by each of the division teams. What did it take to supply this emotional binge? What form of training made these young people of the Westside want to go out game after game and play their hearts out? The coaches who unselfishly dedicated themselves to the football program, spending numerous hours training our young people to become successful in their individual endeavor. The devotion and charisma exemplified by these volunteer coaches is beyond reproach.
The Aztecs were comprised of five divisions ranging from 15 years of age to 8 years of age, each division playing an 8 game schedule. A total of 100 youths participated in this years pro-
gram sponsored by both the Auraria Community Center and the Denver Police Athletic League.
We at Auraria Community center wish to congratulate and pass on our appreciation to all who participated in the 1973 Young America Football League.
HAIRCUTS-PERMANENTS AND SHAGS OUR SPECIALTY
OPEN 6 DAYS A WEEK 244-5604
971 Santa Fe_
Mrs. Gloria Dirvin, active resident at Hirschfeld Towers, and treasurer of the Hirschfeld Resident Council, died Sept. 10. For 24 years Mrs. Dirvin was employed at the Air Force Accounting and Finance Center, retiring at 65 years of age.
A lot of effort has been put into parent training sessions by the staff. These are held on most Mondays. Activities have included health workshops, things to do with your child, field trips for parents, and many more.
The trips to the Pumpkin Farm, the Turkey Farm, and the mountains have proven to be very intersting trips for both children and parents. Music Magic has also been one of the many additional treats for the year. Others have been planned, including the National Western Stock Show in January.
The newly elected members of Aurarias Policy Council are: Marge Priziano, chairwoman; Frances Mendez, vice chairwoman; Dolores Sanchez, secretary; and h y
From November 28 to December 2, Sam Abeyta, Director, and Alicia Crearon, Bilingual Coordinator, attended the National Bilingual Institute in New Mexico. Reports from this conference will be available from the Auraria Community Center shortly before Christmas.
Raggedy Ann Headstart Center, 215 West 5th Avenue, is taking children from 3 to 5 years of age. Contact Rose Lopez, 244-2855, for more information.
NOTE: Denver Headstart Inc. is seeking ^substitute teachers. Applicants must have education and experience in Early Childhood Education. For more information, call Wilehemina Ross at 297-2855.
WESTSIDE RECORDER-December, 1973-Page 5
Sisters, as an office assistant, and has worked two hours daily in the Youth Employment Program at Baker recreation. Other activities such as gymnastics, swimming, bowling, and baseball occupy her remaining time.
Teresa has tentative plans to attend a university of her choice where she hopes to pursue a career in pediatrics.
Mr. A1 Aguayo, ninth grade councelor at Baker Junior High School, recommended Teresa for the $50 cash award which was presented by the South Denver Optimist Club to four outstanding students. These awards were presented on November 13, 1973 at a dinner honoring the students and their parents.
The staff and the students at Baker Junior High School feel that Teresa is a worthy recipient of this award.
Maria Teresa Quinones, a ninth grade student at Baker Junior High School, was honored by the South Denver Optimist Club for her outstanding academic achievement.
Teresa, daughter of Jesus and Maria Quinones of 329 Fox Street, was born in Juarez, Mexico and she has lived on Denvers west side for approximately seven years. During that time, Teresa attended Fairmont Elementary School and is presently enrolled at Baker Junior High School.
Academically, Teresa has been an A student for some time. She has maintained this grade point average while enrolled in accelerated Math, English, Science and Social Studi^ In addition, she has been continually involved in the Baker Student Council, the Big
Westside Youth Development Project
Jr. LIFE GUARD COURSES are now being offered for boys 14 years of age and over. Every Thursday beginning at 6:30 p.m. classes will be instructed by certified Life Guard instructors at J.C. Owens Swimming Pool, 3480 Kentucky. All boys completing the course are eligible to receive a JR. LIFE GUARD certificate. Also those receiving certificates will be eligible for employment during the summer months at pools assigned to them. In order to be involved, register at Boys Club, 721 West 8th (between Galapago and Inca Streets).
NOTE: Beginning Tuesday at 6:30, November 27, and every Tuesday afterward, free swimming lessons will be a J.C. Owens Swimming Pool. Register now at the Boys Club.
Phillip Vigil (left) and Danny VaRella (right) are shown wrestling.
Charles Bar gas, Boy of the Month.
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE 1973- 1974
AURARIA COMMUNITY CENTER 1212 Mariposa Street Denver, Colorado 80204 534-7614
D.A.S.A.P. Counseling ............... 9:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m.
-J3botball.................................... 4:00 p.m.-
Woodshop (for boys 10 and over).......... 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Quilting Class........................... 6:30 9:00 p.m.
Auraria Board Meeting (every 4th Monday) ..... 7:30 p.m.-
Headstart Session I .............,...... 8:30 -11:30 a.m.
Headstart Session II .......... 12:00 ^ 3:00 p.m.
D.A.S.A.P. Counseling ............... 9:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m.
Arts & Crafts Session I ............ 9:30 a.m>^ 12:1,5 p.m.
Arts & Crafts Session II........ ^j2:,45 3:00 p.m.
Arts & Crafts Session III ............. 3:00 5:00 p.m.
.Special Ed. Group........................ 3:30-5:00 p.m.
D.A.S.A.P. Group Counseling.............. 6:30 8:00 p.m.
Fbotball .................................... 4:00 p.m. -
(for adults) ................... 6:30 8:30 p.m.
Hekdstart .S^s|ion I.................... 8:30-11:30 a.m.
HeadStertVision II ..................... 12:00 3:00 p.m.
D.A^A.P?Counseling .................. 9:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m.
Arts & Session I ................... 9:30 a.m. -12:15 p.m.
Arts & i^ps Sfession II................. 12:45 3:00 p.m.
ArtslpCrafts Session III ............... 3:00 5:00 p.m.
Fiftball .................................... 4:00 p.m. -
4lTji!Et|PE Qrafts (ages 9 ll)f. 4!f(f0^:30 p.m.
fj^:d|&f| ftession I.................... 8::3^Vtfj|?30lal^
Hiead .tart Session II.................. rjlfi^'ij.m.
Counseling ............ ., - fg^p.m.
Crafts Session I ............ 9:30 a.m. -12:15 p.m.
& Crafts Session III......* 5:00p.m.
Sewing ........................1... V1 HRjjH p30:p.
guitar.Lessons . ....... Tl.,;.. .m.
SgliSMRHMH.................................. 4:ft|; p.m. -
^HeadÂ£ta# Session I .;.............. a.m.
Session II .....................'12rQ|^r00 p.m.
, Arts"&: Crafts Session I .......... 9:30Ka,m. -12:15 p.m.
Arts & Crafts Session II................'12:45 3:00 p.m.
ArtsCrafts Session III.................; - 5:00 p.m.
Class............. ......,.......... 3:00 5:00 p.m.
... .................... ..... 4:QJ) p.m. -
4H Arts & Crafts (young children 6-8) ... 4:00 5:30 p.m.
The Westside Youth Development Project has developed an effective relationship with the various schools in West Denver.
Due to this and our present refunding status, we will continue to be of service to youth, parents and the community.
As the result of the recent six month research and demonstration period, the Westside Youth Development Project staff now have a direct insight into problem areas which have a serious effect on community youth and parents.
We will continue to provide acpess to comprehensive services by continuing to work on a close basis with city and community agencies.
The Westside Youth Development Project has proven to be an asset to the community when dealing with situations concerning youth, parents and problems arising from the school environment.
In dealing with education, we as a project serving youth will work to increase attendance of seventy-five youths from the area by fifteen days by the end of the 1973-1974 school year.
Due to the implementation of the Summer Education and Employment motivation project (Project Twenty) in which several Westside youth were participants, a need was made known in the area of reading achievement. We as a project will work with the Denver Public Schools as well as community agencies to increase the reading achievement of twenty youth by 1.5 grade levels by June 1,1974.
The community Hearing Panel with Chris Vigil as the Coordinator will continue to be effective with the adult and youth members of panel in being of service to the community school coordinators (Andy Garcia, Carlos Perez) and the community youth workers in working with youth and parents to decrease the incidence of disruptive, non-adjustment (including suspensions) of thirty-five youths by 50% over previous school years compared to 1972-1973.
The educational component of the Westside Youth Development Project is seeking volunteers to help attain these goals and work toward youth development in West Denver.
For more information, please feel free to contact Andy Garcia or Carlos Perez at 1102 Santa Fe Drive or call 472-8281.
(Please volunteerwe are in need of your services.)
As a volunteer to the Westside Youth Development Project, I feel that I have gained a meaningful experience in dealing with youth and their problems. Not only have I tried to
help these youth but they have also helped me. They have made me realize that there are numerous underlying factors that prompt their actions.
Family and home conditions, school and peer pressuresall (when negative) create a turmoil in the youth that is sometimes misdirected toward others. This inner hostility and the reasons, for it must be understood before you can effectively help the youth. Working with the West-side Youth Development Project, I have also become more aware that schools such as Greenlee Elementary and others on the Westside are very dedicated to working with their students.
The teachers and counselors of these schools are aware of the environmental pressures on their students and have helped me realize the impact that these pressures have on the youth of the Westside. It has been a very valuable lesson for me, as a student myself, to learn.
Are you being hastled by the police, teachers and your parents?
Are your children absent from school excessively? Do they keep unusual hours? Do they present a problem in the home?
These problems and many more can be solved by me as a community worker here in the Westside.
By talking and working with the youth I am able to find out what creates the problems and how to best combat them.
By utilizing different agencies that I have at my disposal, I am able to provide employment and recreation programs.
I understand the problems facing the youth here in the Westside, for I have spent 24 of my 28 years here.
I understand the problem with the police, teachers and parents.
If there is any way I can help, please notify me at 572-8281, or come in arid see me at 1102 Santa Fe (upstairs from the Westside Action Center).
Susie left school midday and did not return. Tommy ran away from home schools, teachers, and parents do not know where to find him or how to help him when they do. He does not trust anyone enough to talk it out, so he just doesnt arrive at school. Who helps these children? Who helps the schools? (the parents?) when neither can reach a child?
In this area, a major source of assistance comes from the Westside Youth Development Project, a group of young men and women who have taken it as
their job to reach these children and assist them in getting restarted in school. They must, first and foremost, find i|hye child. Because they come from the Westside, they know how to do this. Then they counsel the girl or boy until that child will return to home and/or to school. To accomplish this, they study the childs school progress, talk to the girl or boy and his parents, and find out how they can assist the child in becoming successful at home and with his fellow students^
Without this valuable on-the-spot assistance some children would be lost to the 'Sphools completely. On the other hand, the Westside Youth Development Project can help reduce a childs unnecessary absence by seventy-five percent. The Projects help can see that the child becomes successful in school, arrange the best program for that child and help him overcome his frustrations with such varied problems with the school program such as inability to learn to read, parents he/she feels do not understand him, a teacher he cannot work with or other students who pick on him.
My name is Juan Trujillo. I am a student at West High School.
My favorite subjects in school are Math, English, Driver Education, USA History, J.R.O.T.C., and World History.
My favorite hobbies are hunting, camping, fishing, and hiking.
I am fifteen years old. I am a tutor and I like working. I like to communicate with people when I have the time.
I work at the Westside Youth Development Project, 1102 Santa Fe Drive, with the educational component of the project as a tutor specializing in Math. Im available to tutor youth from the West Denver area during the hours of 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday. If anyone need of my
Many people have been wondering what has happened to the funding of the Westside Youth Development Project.
According to Jose Soriano and his staff, they have been refunded until June of 1974. At that time they can make a new application for future funding.
The reason for this is that HEW ends its Fiscal year at that time.
Mr. Soriano said he will continue to have the project remain
services, please feel free to call me at 572-8281 and an appointment will be scheduled. I feel capable of tutoring youth from
as stable as before, providing for different programs in the future and as he did in the summer months.
He will continue to build communication between various agencies, community and youth. With communication like this the need for penal institutions will be cut down to a minimum. This communication will provide the Westside Youth Development Project staff with information regarding a youth and his
gardes one to ten. Please feel free to utilize this service.
problems. This is an ongoing task which is needed in order to provide for effective services.
The Westside Youth Development Project is here to serve the youth of the Westside community. If you are a youth in need of services, please feel free to come and visit our office upstairs from the Westside Action Center, 1102 Santa Fe Drive. Phone 572-8281.
Fred De Herrera
Refunding for Westside Project
Page 6 December,
Westside Mental Health Center Westside Action Center
The Westside Mental Health Center is located on the comer of 10th and Federal Blvd. in the first trailer behind the Westside Neighborhood Health Center (Phone 292-9690).
The staff is composed of 13 full time staff and several part-time. A variety of disciplines are numbered among the staff: psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, psychiatric nurse, alcoholism counselor, case worker, family counselors, educational consultant, and rehabilitation counselors.
Services provided from the Mental Health Center are varied but consist mainly of psychiatric outpatient counseling, marital counseling, family counseling, alcoholism counseling, job counseling, and counseling with the child and adolescent.
Consultation to schools, day care centers, Headstart centers, welfare agencies and other organizations are provided as a way of supporting mental health concepts in the community. Mental health consultants go once a week to Mariposa and Casita Esperanza Health Stations to help those clinics in making psychological evaluations and providing treatment.
Treatment at a mental health center may consist of a variety of approaches, but generally includes the client being assigned to a primary therapist. The
In the last issue of the Recorder the Denver Inner City Parish had good coverage, and we would like to express our thanks to the staff for doing this for us; we have little to say. We do have a Christmas program set for December 24th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. The program will be for preschool children and elementary school students. We will have some pinatas, candy and fruit for the children. We hope that the parents will also join us during the party.
Preschool Aid Needed
The Parishs preschool is looking for a bilingual aid who could work with children ages 3 and 4 both morning and afternoon 4 days a week, and attend staff meetings on Monday mornings besides help the teacher make plans and preparations for the classes. For more information, call Ramiro Cruz-Aedo at the Parish.
The new Social Worker to be with our Center is Mrs. Carol Duke. She will be busy establishing day care homes in this area, which will provide care for the before and after school children and those under 2lA years of age.
We had our Thanksgiving dinner for the children on November 21, then the Center closed Thanksgiving Day and the day following.
Our Christmas program and party is being planned for December 14 at 4:00 p.m. The children will have their program and Santa will be here in person. The Center will be closed the 24th and 25th of December.
client talks to the specially trained therapist who attempts to help the client solve his or her problems by developing more positive thoughts and feelings, identifying the problem and doing something about it. The primary therapist might also secure help from his fellow staff members. The psychiatrist might prescribe medication such as tranquilizers or anti-depressants. The psychologist might test the client. Job counseling or intervention with courts, schools or agencies might also be indicated. Sometimes group therapy sessions are suggested where the client may talk over his problems with other people in the same situation. The primary therapist keeps all information confidential and no information is released to anyone unless the client has given his written consent. Only rarely is hospitalization required. Most problems which clients have can be settled on a crisis intervention basis which means from 1 to 10 sessions.
If you need help with any human, emotional, or mental problem, your community mental health center is a good place to go for help.
Westside Mental Health offers its services both to the English and Spanish speaking population. Four of our clinicians are fluent in Spanish.
One Tree Project
We have a program called One Tree Project. We are trying to obtain live Christmas trees donated from the Churches in Metropolitan Denver. We will give all the ones that we receive to the people in the West Side. The one stipulation, condition, or string attached is that the family will plant the tree in the West Side. You may need permission from the landlord and the City. We hope that you will not have any problems planting the trees. For possible reservations, call the office (244-2636) and give the following information: name, address, and whether you own or rent your home.
Denver Inner City Parish 910 Galapago 244-2636
There will be a Mass for the Deaf Community on Saturday, December 22 in St. Josephs Church. Archbishop James V. Casey will celebrate the Mass at 2:00 p.m.
There will be a party for the Deaf Community following the Mass in St. Joseph Parish Hall.
We have 70 children in our center for 2Vi years through 7 years of age. Since we are a part of the Mile High Child Care Association and receive government funds, we are waiting to see just how the HEW Guidelines will be affecting us. Should the guidelines go through as they are written now, we would be allowed to take only those children whose Mother is receiving A.D.C. This would fotce us to drop about half of the children that we now have enrolled. We are hopeful that new legislation will soon be enacted to prevent this from happening.
Mrs. Leah Paris
The Westside Action Center is proud to announce the addition of Randy Ray Thomas to its staff of Counselors. Randy is a West Denver resident and is very active in community issues and organizations.
Randy will be working in the tract area bounded by Colfax, Kalamath, 6th Avenue and Speer Blvd. This also includes the Auraria site.
Randy Ray Thomas is a young family man who has lived in West Denver for all of his 24 years.. His wife, Jenny, and his young daughter, Julie, reside at 444 Elati Street.
Steve Rael (right) is the Employment Officer at the Westside Action Center. Cleto Madrid (left) is one of the many clients coming to the Center for job counseling.
SENIOR CITIZEN PROGRAM
Interstate Research Associates have recently occupied the building at 825 West 11th Avenue. IRA is a program designed to do research regarding senior citizens. For more information stop by at 825 West 11th Avenue or call 623-6232.
Westside Action Center Director, Craig Hart, and Counselor Maria Villafuerte.
The Westside Action Center, in conjunction with the Attorney Generals Office, will be providing consumer counseling at the Westside Action Center, 1100 Santa Fe Drive.
A staff member from the Attorney Generals Office will be in the Action Center the first Wednesday of each month from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The Action Center staff will
For years now, the Competitive Speech team at West has virtually gone unnoticed. However, this year the students hope to establish a winning tradition that will make West High a power in the field of Competitive Speech.
Last year the team has some success in competing in terms of the speech contests they were involved in. Four students who were on the team last year and who are competing this year are: Frank Rios, Gina Moreno, Annette Zambrano, and Judy Lucero. New members to the team are: Bea Conway, Liza Phillips, Greg Arvay, Herman Wylie, Terry Lopez, Dave Zambrano, Donna Sanchez, Terry Rios, Cindy Mayberry, Tim Sandos, Sharon Bowers, and Pam Boyer.
Rose Wildman is the Food Stamp technician at the Westside Action Center.
take any complaints and/or questions on all other days and forward them to the Attorney Generals Office.
So, if you have purchased any item and you feel you have been taken, please come by the Action Center or call 534-5141.
Remember, if you or someone you know are having trouble regarding any purchases you have made and you would like some advice, help or counseling, take advantage of this service. It is free of charge.
So far this year, the team has had a tremendous amount of success. Joe Sandoval, who recently completed his Masters degree, is doing a fine job in his first year as coach.
We would like to extend our best wishes and/or best of luck to the team. As the students say, The team is small but its quality, not quantity, that makes us best.
The Recreation Center Committee and the Community Design Center would like to invite all residents in West Denver to a Pot Luck Dinner for the new recreation center to be built south of 6th Avenue.
The Pot Luck will be held Wednesday, December 5, at 6:30 at Auraria Community Center located at 1212 Mariposa in the multi-purpose room.
Residents will have a chance to meet the committee and hear some of the ideas for the recreation center. All residents are encouraged to go.
Would you like to take part in singing for your neighbors on the Sunday before Christmas? Your neighbors on the 900 block of Lipan are getting a group together. If you can sing alto or harmony we would really love to have you. Let us know your favorite carols. We will be singing in both Spanish and English. Interested? Call St. Elizabeth Convent and let us know.
Headstart teachers and teacher aides to enroll in the class Education of Chicano Children to be held at Metropolitan State College this coming Winter Quarter. The class will begin January 8 and end March 12, 1974, meeting every
Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. This ten-week course will better prepare teachers to meet the need of our Chicano children.
For further information, please call the Dept, of Chicano Studies at 292-5190, ext. 255.
ST. JOSEPHS CHURCH
CHRISTMAS SERVICES SCHEDULE
Communal Penance Service with Individual Confessions at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22
Regular Confession at 7 & 8 a.m. Masses every week day & Saturday.
Saturday Confessions after Penance Service until 6 p.m. and after 6 p.m. Mass
Monday Christmas Eve: Confessions 4 to 6 p.m.
NO CONFESSIONS AFTER 6 p.m. XMAS EVE.
MIDNIGHT CHRISTMAS EVE;
Doors open at 11 p.m.
Carols 11:30 til 12:00
Mass at Midnight with Choral Group
CHRISTMAS DAY: 7:00, 8:30, 10:00 (Spanish in Church) (English in Hall) Downstairs Also Mass at 12:00 a.m. (noon)
NO MASS XMAS AFTERNOON OR EVENING
NEW DEARS EVE DANCE Dec. 31st. -St. Joes Gym
9:00 1:00 jH$15.00 per couple, $8.00 per single, Price includes: Free Mixed Drinks, Beer,
Food, & Favors
Fr. Sullivan: Pastor
Denver Inner City Parish
Competative Speech at West
WESTSIDE RECORDER-December, 1973Poge 7
LUTHERAN Register For Free Adult Classes COMMUNITY CENTER mv
Lutheran Community Center was officially organized late in August, 1973. It is a cooperative attempt between the three major Lutheran churches and also the community of the near west side of Denver. This is the area between Alameda and 6th Avenue and between Broadway and Santa Fe.
Lutheran Community Center is located at 215 W. 5th Ave. This is the building of the former First Bethany Lutheran Church which disbanded earlier this year. The building is owned by the American Lutheran Church. The purpose of the Center is: Lutheran Community Center will minister to family needs in a meaningful and rele> vant Christian style regardless of race, age, sex or religious beliefs. The function of the Center is three-fold:
1) Luthe ran Community Center continues to have a worship ministry in its community. Pastor Dick Magnus of St. Pauls Lutheran Church is responsible for this ministry. He is assisted by Rev. Bud Christensen. Rev. Magnus is Coordinator of the Lutheran Community Center. Pastor Magnus works with the Center and Inner City Parish with Urban Plunges, Matrixes and BRI.
2) Lutheran Community Center provides an active youth program for the youth in the neighborhood. Mr. and Mrs. John Hushman, who live at the Center, are in charge of this program on a full-time basis.
3) Lutheran Community
Residents; of the West Side, are you aware of the facts that a new Health Center is currently being planned to replace the Mariposa Clinic? A committee of interested area residents has been actively participating in the planning process with the architect. We need more citizen involvement to design a new facility which will be a community asset. Please come to the next Mariposa Planning Committee meeting and give us your support and ideas. For further information on the new Health Center, contact Dorothy Martin, Jean Jackson or Celina Garcia at 534-5088.
Center provides a part-time ministry to the Senior citizens. There are several homes for senior citizens in the neighborhood and Bruce Klitzky from the Lutheran Service Society spends part-time in this ministry.
Additional staff at the center under the direction of John Hushman are Workstudy youth and NYC youth from Baker Junior High and West High School: Debbie Lopez Tutoring; Barbara Suazo Tutoring; Josie Garcia lig Special Events; Jerry Gonzales Boys Club; Annette Alire Teen Lounge; Ted Coca Special Events; Leroy Vigil Teen Lounge; Janette Vigil Special Events; Eddie Sanvisteven Special Events; Jeannie Sepulveda Teen Lounge; Ed Sepulveda Teen Lounge; Tina Cox Special Events.
The Center is under the direction of a Board of Directors which has a minimum of half the Board living in the community. Community members of the present board include: Erma Alire, Ft. Joseph Campbell, Anna Christensen, Rev. Ramiro Cruz-Aedo, Ardele Einspahr, Jerry Gonzales, Rose Lopez, and Edna Olsen. Officers of the Board are: Dennis Dumler, President; Rose Lopez, VP; Dave Allen, Secretary; Peter Homburger, Treasurer.
If you would like more information on how you can help your neighbor in Denver, call the Lutheran Community Center, 825-4862, or any of the staff or board members of the Center.
NEWS FROM BAKER
The Baker Christmas Concert will be1 held Wednesday, December 19, 1973, in the Baker auditorium. The program will feature the choirs, the guitar ensemble and the band in music and songs. Families of Baker youngsters are especially invited.
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Parents should receive the 12 week report cards from Baker students by Friday, December 7.
DEL PUEBLO NEWS
Parents1: Did you know that all your children under 21 years of age who are covered by Medicaid can receive FREE dental care by a private dentist?!?
Please contact your childs school nurse or your Health Station for more details.
Secretarial and Clerical Food Service Worker
Apply at ;ther<- Personnel' Department
Phone; 753-23,96 I
If you want to prepare for your GED (high school equivalency exam) or learn to read, or to speak English, classes are always open. The Adult Education Tutorial Program has offered small classes and individual tutoring in the Denver area for ten years.
You may come in any time. Classes are free, and there is only a small charge (about 50c each) for books. Classes are offered morning, afternoon and evening. Learning centers on the West Side are at 770 S. Federal, at Sun Valley Community Church, and at the West Side Health Center. The main center is, at 1040 11th St. (St. Elizabeths School). This center also has instruction in typing, exercises, arts and crafts, etc. in the after-
Left ro right: Hugo Oliman, Luis Robles, Hector Arana, George L. Ochoa.
Anyone over 16 years may come. Babysitting is available free in some centers.
To find out more about times and locations, call us at 572,8395.
If you would like to tutor
Welcome to Mrs. Linda Zahrt, PHN 3, our new Coordinator. And welcome to Kathy McCarthy, our new GN I.
Rose Gonzales is helping us on Tuesday afternoons in our playroom with our children.
Quintana on the death of their son, Richard Quintana, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Cordova on the death of Mr. Cordovas brother, Mr. Pat Cordova of San Cristobol, New Mexico; and the illness of his father, Mr. Cordova of New Mexico.
We would like to express our thanks* to Cindy Lopez for helping us in the past with our children on Tuesday afternoons.
Dr. Peggy Lewin, our Pediatrician, is on maternity leave and now is the proud mother of a handsome son, Michael Noah Lewin. Dr. Leslie Kelminson has been helping us out during her absence. Thank you, Dr. Kelminson.
Crochet classes continue at Casita Esperanza Wednesday afternoons from 1:30 to 3:00. Anyone interested please come!
Casita will celebrate Christmas by buying toys for our playroom. Anyone interested in donating new or good used toys, please contact: Casita Esperanza Health Station, 801 West 4th Ave., Denver, Colorado 80204. Phone 534-0657.
We wish to express our deepest sympathy to:
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Romero on the death of their son, James Romero.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard
Congratulations ;t#? Dr. Robert C. Springs, who has celebrated 4 years at Casita; and Frances B. Martinez, L.P.N., who has celebrated 5 years at Casita.
Peanuts Grow in Denver ??
Pictured is a longtime resident of the North Lincoln Hornes^ Mr. Jessie Gibbs moved to Denver in 1940 and has lived in the Lincoln Homes for 24 years. How did he come to grow peanuts along with many other vegetables' in the garden plot outside his window?
His answer W that he was experimenting. Among the many things in his> garden have been I cabbage, onions, collards, corn peppers, tomatoes and peanuts. The greatest thing is that they have all grown. Congratulations to a great gardener right here in the; city.
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The Lincoln Park Boys Club at 721 W. 8th Ave. will have four basketball teams this year. The age groups are as follows: 7-8-9, 1041, 1243, 14-15-16, and 17-18 year olds.
Several league games are now being scheduled as Well as three State Tournaments. The 12-13 year old group State Tourna-
| fcalittnn Rousing
Insist on Housing for Meixcan Americans
Developed and Built by Mexican Americans
Left to right: Jose E. Flores, Elena Acosta, Pete Geeamoutsos, Jose Guteirrez.
adults, or teach knitting or some other craft, please call us at the above number. All you need have is a high school diploma or a GED (not needed for arts and crafts) and the desire to share what you have learned by helping someone else.
New Faces and News from Casita Esperanza
merit Will be held here in Denver. The 14 thru 16 State Tournament iWilll be hfld ih Greeley, Colorado, and the l|ll8 year old State Tournament will be held in Colorado Springs.
Practice begins in December, so come on in and sign up for basketball at the club.
;DAVE VALDEZ 2715 W. COLFAX- DENVER
Volunteer Probation Counselors
Chicano volunteer probation counselors are needed in the Denver Metro area. The prime qualification is a desire to help a brother. Please call the following for further information: Denver, 297^2971; Adams County, 659-1161; Jefferson County, 279-6511.
We have loans, grants, and work study positions available for those students desiring to enter college or obtain a GED.
We also have scholarships available for those students who dont qualify for financial aid. If you know of someone.in need of financial assistance to start or continue their education, please apply now: Chicano Studies Dept., 250 W. 15th Avenue, Denver, Colorado 80204. Phone 292-5190, ext. 255.
Outreach Program Mf^olunteers of alji|ages ,are needed to aid old people, To., Talk with, go shopping, share \ experiences, and in general be a friend. If interested, call Mrs^. Anna Vigil at 934-4289.
The Ford Foundation is now accepting applications for those seeking a Masters p| Ph.jfe degree. This free fellowship money is for the 1974 academic year. The applications must be submitted before January 6, 1974. For further details, write:
The Ford Foundation, 320 East 43rcL Street, New York, N.Y. 10011.
Recreation Supervisors Needed
The Denver Central YMCA v Youth Department is hiring col-lege men to work in its grade school and junior high program. This is a chance to work with inner city youth, gain experience Â£ in a field of social work and earn some money. Wages: $2.25 per | hour. Time: 2:30-5:00 p.m., five days a week. Requirements: Must have a car and telephone and be available from October ; until! the end of May. 'Jif: interested, call Chuck Martinez or Rich Price at 861-8306', Denver Central YMCA,: 25^ E; |.16th Avenue.
St. Joes oxing Club
St. Josephs Boxing Club will fight the Arvada Boxing Team at Epjgj Josephs gym, 6Â£h! and *Galapago, Saturday night, December 1, at 7:00 p.m. sharp. The public .is invited.
Free boxing lessons are held each evening Tuesday through Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Lessons are open to all boys in the neighborhood of grade and junior high age.
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Coop Work Experience
Students at West High School have several programs which allow them to go to school and work at the same time. One of those is the Cooperative Work Experience Program. In the morning, students attend classesone of which is taught by Mr. A1 Blum, teacher-coordinator of the program. Then in the afternoon the student works at a local business.
Kennedy Electric at 1025 Galapago has cooperated with this program for two years. Jerry Hatch and Ray Kennedy have been very interested for a number of years on ways the company could cooperate with the schools to help train some youth and also to give the youth a job that is needed both by the youth and the company.
This year Earl Vigil is working with Kennedy Electric. He is a sophomore at West High School and is on the Cooperative Work Experience Program. Though he is starting in a janitorial position with some responsibilities in the warehouse, he will have a chance to move to better jobs as he becomes older and has more experience with the company.
The first position with the company is in clean-up and janitorial work. There are often little jobs in the warehouse during this year. The second year, a student may work in the warehouse and learn about electrical
Several very exciting events are being planned by Outreach Services for the Aging from their office at the Southwest Action Center at 2750 West Alameda Ave. (934-5841).
Shopping trips can be arranged if six or more persons can get together and decide on a specific shopping center or area to go to. The office must have three days notice on these trips, but they want to provide these trips so that older persons can take advantage of the Christmas specials and buy food and gifts for the season.
Christmas baskets are being coordinated with Inter-Faith Taskforce and Westside Action Center, so that older persons who are more homebound will be able to have more food over the holidays.
Families or adults who would like to have an older person for a holiday meal are urged to call the Outreach staff. Older persons who would like to go to another persons home for a meal should also call and these meals will be coordinated. The phone number is 934-5841. These meals will be arranged for Christmas and days very near that holiday.
Transportation can also be provided to special hot meals that are being served during the holidays. Valverde Presbyterian Church will be having a Christmas Party and Dinner at 6:00 p.m. on December 14th. Reservations are needed for this meal, party and gifts, so an older person can call 922-8173 and get a reservation as well as arrange for transportation.
Older persons who need their hair cut can also call Outreach Services, which will have a barber come to the home on Saturdays or in the evenings. Because of state cosmetology laws, the barber can not set, tint, or give a permanent. He can cut and shampoo the hair of any older person. Outreach Services has worked in the past to get the state cosmetology board to change their regulations but is still having trouble making cos-
materials as a stock boy. When the youth gets his chauffeurs license and after he has worked for the company for a year, he will be assigned as a truck driver. Then the student will leam about electrical work as he visits different work sites.
This is a way for a person to work himself up into an apprenticeship to an electrician. The apprenticeship program for electricians has 800 applicants yearly but accepts only 70 persons into the program. An electrical company, such as Kennedy Electric, can recommend persons for the apprenticeship and they then have a better chance of getting into the program. Kennedy Electric hopes that through the program some youth may leam the electrical business and then be able to pass the apprenticeship exam.
There are other youths who are also from the Westside or working in Westside businesses through the Cooperative Work Experience program. All these businesses pay the salary for the youths who are employed. Some of these businesses and the students working there are: Adelante GroceryDanny Perea and Chris Crespin (carry out service); Zimmer Automotive Steve Trujillo; Leisure ResearchCelestina Gonzales
metic services available to persons who cannot get to a beauty shop or who cannot afford to have their hair done.
Anna Vigil, Burt Armijo and Mary Gevara are the staff and volunteers working at the office on Alameda. They and a number of senior counselors are available to serve older persons and home-bound persons in the southwest area of the city. They all speak
Anna Vigil is the Assistant Director for Outreach Services for Aging. Though the agency is in the Southwest Action Center, the Westside older persons are also served.
(mailing, sorting, etc.); Peerless ProductsAnn Carance; Ma n p o werAna Baca (clerk typist); Imperial CapsLeonard Lujan (maintenance); Beth Israel HospitalElizabeth Martinez (admitting clerk); Technicolor-Cynthia Suaze, Barbara Armknecht (sorting pictures and slides); Food BuyersCarmen Hernandez (office help); MacDonaldsLarry Arments, Donald Martinez (cooks and counter help); Federal Center Linda Barros (messenger). All wages in the program must be the minimum wage set by federal standards and some workers are over this minimum standard.
During the school hours the youths take English, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Physical Education, plus the CWE course taught by A1 Blum. During this course the students cover topics on family living, work skills, employment practices, driver education, selfunderstanding and personality development.
A few students in the program were all ready to drop out before getting involved in these courses and in a job. Very few students have dropped out of high school after being in the program for several months.
The Cooperative Work Experience Program was originally funded by the state of Colorado but is being gradually funded more and more by Denver Public Schools.
Spanish and have worked extensively in the Westside, especially Lincoln Park Projects.
More volunteers are needed to serve the many older persons of all creeds who live in the Westside and in southwest denver. A volunteer can help to provide home repairs, transportation, light housekeeping chores, food shopping or cooking, and visitation.
Mary Gevara and Burt Armijo interview Mr. Perea, a senior citizen from Collegeview. Outreach Services helped Mr. Perea with his housing problems.
With a tremendous assist from The Seniors Community Outreach Program (SCOP), based at Trinity Methodist Church downtown, and with the wholehearted cooperation of The Inner City Parish, the Westside Action Center, and the First Mennonite Church, a much-needed program was begun in our neighborhood for that segment of our population which has been neglected and overlooked for so many years ... our Senior Citizens.
This federally-backed aqd federally-funded program not only provides a warm meal but also tries to make available to the elderly the information and services which will make their lives more comfortable, more enjoyable, more productive.
St. Josephs offered the use of its Parish Hall (6th and Galapago). A Site Staff was chosen: Father Burke was asked to act as the Site Director .. Mr. Salvador Leyba was chosen Outreach Person ... Agapita Sandoval was se 1 ected Greeter .. Mary Mares and Fermina Quintana were chosen as the Servers ... Anita Duran was selected to replace Mrs. Quintana when she had to resign.
After considerable preparatory groundwork, the program got underway November 12 at St. Josephs Parish Hall. So far the program is being held three days a week: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (we hope eventually to expand to five days a week!). A warm meal is sferved to our Senior Citizens at 1:00 p.m. .. followed by various recreational and informational programs until 4:00 p.m. From time to time special movies will be shown. Various speakers will be brought in to let our Senior Citizens know what services and benefits are available to them in our neighborhood and city. Experts in different fields will be made available to them to advise them of their various rights and opportunities.
Very shortly the Senior Citizens will elect from their own ranks a Site Council, which will (among other things) deter-
mine the specific type of program and objectives of this particular Site. The possibilities are limitless! The purpose is not only to bring comfort, joy, and meaning into the lives of our frequently neglected elderly, but also to make our neighborhood and our city a better place in which to live by drawing upon the priceless but often hidden talents and experience of these valued Senior Citizens.
Anyone who has reached 60 years of age is eligible to participate in this program. For further information, call 222-9137 or 534-4408 and ask for Father Burke, Salvador Leyba, or Agapita Sandoval.
Starting December 1 (to December 20): Anyone needing a Christmas basket may apply in person at St. Joseph's Rectory.
General Contractor 1022 Santa Fe Drive Denver, Colorado 80204
MANUEL J. MAES OWNER
64 Downtown Locations By the Day or by the Month
Office location 1709 Arapahoe Street
Denver. Colorado 80202
Mark A. Battaglia Area Director
Services For The Aging
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Lincoln Park Resident Council Meeting
Residents of the North Lincoln project met on Thursday, November 15. A major topic on the agenda was the modernization process which is presently in progress. Conducting the meeting were Dorothy Martin, president of the resident council; Louis Martinez, treasurer; Jean Jackson, CRC representative; plus Ray Arguello, Jim Benway and Clarence Oakes.
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Officers Elected in South Lincoln Homes
At a recent meeting of the Resident Council of South Lincoln, the following persons were elected. Seeming to be quite happy about the election are, from left to right: Salvadore Lebya, treasurer; Mildred Wall, president; Delma Madrid, representative to the Central Council; and Carol Quintana, vice president. It is hoped that this group will plan a Christmas party for the children of their area.
Action Ministry Gets It All Together
Ministers of the area met October 23 at Deer Creek Christian Camp to pray, reflect and plan for the coming year. Those present were, left to right: Sister Frances Frain, Fr. Patrick Sullivan, Sister Mary Dugan, John Hushman, Barbara Choury, Sr. Carol LeVeque, Sr. Neomi Ortega, Rev. Don Davis, Sr. Rene Weeks, Rev. Kermit Derstine and Brice Balmer.
ST. ELIZABETH'S CHURCH
Nth and Curtis St.
CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE 1973 Doors open at 7:00 P.M.
Monday Dec. 24th
Solemn Blessing of Infant at Crib 8:00 P.M. Followed by Concelebrated Christmas Mass
Christmas Day Masses at 8:00 9:15 11:00 12:15-
Saturday December 22nd and 24th From 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
No Confessions on Christmas Eve
NEW YEARS DAY SCHEDULE
Masses January 1st.
8:00 11:00 12:15
No Confessions New Years Eve
May the Peace and Joy of Christmas be Yours today and through the days to come.
Pastor: Father Eugene Dudley
St. Joe's Baptismal
In order to better serve the needs of our area, St. Josephs and Presentation will be offering a mandatory course of religious instruction on the sacrament of Baptism. St. Elizabeths and St. Cajetans are also taking part in this program. This means that all the parents and the Godparents of children who want their children baptized in any of these four parishes will have to attend these classes before presenting their children for Baptism. Parents must attend two sessions and godparents must attend one. This program will begin Dec. 2 and information regarding time and place can be obtained by calling any of the four parishes involved in the program.
The aim of the program is to make people more aware of what the sacrament of Baptism really means. These parishes feel that it is their responsibility to
provide this important kind of instruction.
Parents can attend one Tuesday evening or Thursday afternoon session, either at St. Josephs or Presentation. Then they and the Godparents will attend a session on Saturday night before the Baptism. However, both the parents and Godparents may attend the instructions even before the childs birth. One set of instructions will fulfill future Baptismal requirements.
Following is the December schedule:
AT ST. JOSEPHS
in the Middle School (entrance on Fox St.) Science Room Dec. 4th and 18th (Tues. eve.) 8:00-9:00; and Dec. 6th and 20th (Thurs. afternoon) 4:Â§i:30.fi
in the Church (evenings); Church basement (afternoons) -9 Dec. 11th (Tues eve.) 8:00-9:30; Dec. 26th (Wed. eve.) 8:00-9:30; Dec. 13th and 27th (Thurs. afternoon) 4:00-5:30.
La Rasa Headstart
Parents of children involved with Casa Alegre and Los Ninos Headstart Center in the Westside are working on a number of projects for Christmas. Both of the centers are having raffles, some of the prizes being lamps, coffee table, an imported Catholic rosary, and an electric hair blower. Tickets are five for $1.00 at Los Ninos.
At Casa Alegre, the raffle will include a ladys purse, mattress cover, blankets, baby clothes, etc. Tickets are selling from 10c to 50c each. All proceeds from both raffles will be used to buy toys for the children, to help with the expenses of the Christmas parties, and to add money to the parents fund at the two centers.
Parents are also looking for donations of toys, food, and decorations which are much harder to obtain this year than in previous years. Phone numbers for the two centers are 244-0632 and 892-5967.
Los Ninos parents will be having a bake sale on December 5th at Adelante Supermarket on Santa Fe. Parents at Casa Alegre are planning a potluck on November 30th at their center.
All the children in the classes are busy preparing for the Christmas holidays. They are learning dances, songs, and stories about Christmas. Santa Claus will make a special trip so that he can be at the Headstart
centers this year. He will be bringing gifts for the children but will not be able to stay long, since he has a number of places to go and a lot of work to do before Christmas Eve.
Community Gxxdtjlp Homes, Inc.
Residential Correctional Counselors
Live-in staff positions in a group home program for juvenile offenders. Responsibilites include: residential care, case work, and the coordination of group home and (community resources. Experience required. Base salary plus benefits.
Residental Mental Health Workers
Live-in Staff Level III position^ in a group home program for juvenile offenders. Responsibilities include ease work Services;, partial residential care supervision; individual, family, and group counseling and the development and coordination of community :resources. A.A. degree and related experience required. Base salary plus benefits.
Applications are being accepted for all of the above positions at 817 Sherman, Denver, 80203.
For further information, call 534-2310 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
St. Joe's to Sponsor Marian Week
St. Josephs Church will sponsor a Marian Week beginning on the vigil of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception Dec.
7th and ending on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Dec. 12th. Services each day are:
Friday, Dec. 7:
5:30 p.m. Spanish Prayers and Homily.
6:00 p.m. English Mass, Prayers and Homily.
Saturday, Dec. 8:
5:30 p.m. Spanish Prayers and Homily.
6:00 p.m.E- English Mass, Prayers and Homily.
Sunday, Dec. 9:
Masses at 7:00 a.m., 8:30 and 12:00 in English.
Mass at 10:00 a.m. in Spanish.
Monday, Dec. 10:
5:30 p.m. Spanish Prayers and Homily.
6:00 p.m. English Mass, Prayers and Homily.
Tuesday, Dec. 11:
3:00 p.m.IP English Prayers and Homily.
5:30 p.m. Spanish Prayers and Homily .
6:00 p.m. English Mass, Prayers and Homily.
N.B.: There will be no 7:30 p.m. service this week.
Wednesday, Dec. 12:
5:30 p.m.E Spanish prayers and Homily.
6:00 P*m|E| English Mass, Prayers and Homily.
Fr. Robert Rebholz, CSSR, will conduct the services in Spanish; Fr. Joseph Campbell, CSSR, will conduct the English services. Everyone is invited.
At the November Baker S.P.T.A.C. (Student-Parent-Teacher Advisory Council) meeting the R.O.T.C. Drill Team performed, supervised by Sgt. Ernest Ojeda. Also on the program were the seventh grade chorus and recorder class led by Mrs. Susan Kates, music teacher. Refreshments were enjoyed by all before the meeting convened. Because last years Carnival was so successful, the group is already busy discussing plans for the 1974 Carnival in April or May.
The group also passed a motion to purchase a $50 bond for the Baker student outstanding in academic achievement for the 1973-74 school year. It is hoped that this might in some small way help toward that pupils further education. The committee set up to decide how the candidate for the award should be picked are: Mr. A1 Aguayo, Mrs. Manual Martinez, Mrs. Cathy Richardson, Mrs. Louise Trujillo.
V olunteering to represent Baker Junior High at a city wide voluntary open enrollment meeting were: Mrs. Louise Arellano, Mrs. Manual Martinez, and Mrs. Louise Turjillo.
The group recommended that at the next meeting on December 6 the football coaches come to discuss the pros and cons of junior high football.
Parents of Baker students are invited to become members of S.P.T.A.C. Call 222-9718 for details.
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St. Joseph's Church
Diana Dalila Ramirez 11| daughter of Benjamin and Lupita Ramirez. Sponsors were Alfredo Ramirez and Dalila B. Ramirez.
Joaquin Thomas Cesar Martinez son of Joaquin and Anna Martinez. Sponsors were Carlos Vidal Martinez and Donna Sanchez.
Maria Isabel Zarate daughter of Ricardo and Lidia Zarate. Sponsors were Manuel and Maria Gonzales.
Renee Lorraine Lucero daughter of Ernest and Elsie Lucero. Sponsors were John Lucero and Suzie Lucero.
Steve Anthony Gold son of Jose and Virginia Gold. Sponsors were Builberto and Marie Lobato.
Edna Anne Villagomez daughter of Tomas and Melba Villagomez. Sponsors were Jose and Diane Garcia.
Samuel Joseph Quintana, Jr. son of Samule and Lydia Quintana. Sponsors were Paul Quintana and Patty Silva.
Roberta Marie Ruth Garcia daughter of Robert and Cathy Garcia. Sponsors were Ralph and Ruth Gonzales.
Tammy Martinez daughter of Don and Mabel Martinez. Sponsors were Andrew and Pauline Rodriguez.
Paul Lee Florez son of Ralph and Patricia Florez. Sponsors were Ivan and Linda Williams.
Melissa Roybal daughter of Manuel and Priscilla Roybal. Sponsors were John Roybal and Rosalinda Lucero.
George Richard Honeyman son of George and Barbara Honeyman. Sponsors were Ernest Vigil and Jo Ann Honeyman.
Jason Lee Juarez son of Luis and Evangeline Juarez. Sponsors were Gilbert and Rosalie Salazar.
Daniel Joseph Lujan son of Alfred and Margaret Lujan. Sponsors were Joseph D. and Lupe Gurule.
Michael Jeremy Pacheco r^\ son of Joseph and Ramona Pacheco. Sponsors were Steven Pacheco and Barbara Romero.
Monica Lee Salazar daughter of Henry L. and Pamela Salazar. Sponsors were Gilbert and Sandra Hurtado.
November 4, 1973
Both the Westside Recorder and his family would like to welcome back Bill Ray PETTY, son of Angie Belanger of 912 W. 9th Ave. Husband of Kiku Petty and father of a two week old baby girl, Billy was an E-4 in the United States Army. He will be arriving sometime in December.
Our congregation rejoices with the news of the good beginning that has come to Tat and Pat STEWART with Tats ordination and installation on Oct. 7 as the Pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Cartaret, N.J. We are glad to report that their new baby, Timothy Jed, is healthy and growing. Let us pray that God will bless the life and ministry of this family.
We are glad to report that Miss Mary Jane WINTERHALDER had good success with her need for surgery and hospitalization recently and is recovering her strength now.
We are also glad to report that Elder Frank CONRY is convalescing and mending well from his recent stay in St. Joseph Hospital for surgery.
Mrs. Grace GIBSON, after her hospitalization and extended care in the minimal care unit of Presbyterian Medical Center, is now at home and mending well.
We rejoice with Capt. and Mrs. James STEVERSON, stationed for Army duty in Killeen, Texas, on the birth of their 5 lb. 13 oz. son, Joel Randal, Sept. 13,1973. We hope and pray that the whole family of baby, mother, father and Misty (cat) and Sunshine (dog)as per announcement-will have good health.
Mr. Frederick MARQUEZ, who is now 75 years old, is keeping himself active in the neighborhood. Through Foster Grandparents, he is working at South Lincoln Headstart at 10th and Mariposa. He feels well and wishes that more people could be as active as he is at his age.
I want to express my appreciation to someone in the neighborh od, who was so considerate that my credit cards, social security and receipts were mailed to me when found. Thank you very much!
64 West Graduate Sought by Committee The West High School 10-Year Class Reunion Committee is asking that members of the 1964 graduating class contact them by either telephone or mail.
Alumni should register by calling 279-7363 or 371-5151, OR by mailing a card to 15150 South Golden Road, Apt. 808, Denver, Colorado 80401.
James Emilio ROMERO, son of Steve and Celia Romero, died on Friday, November 2nd, of a gunshot wound. Jim was 18 years old and had been active in the community through Project Freedom. He left many friends and relatives. The rosary was at Trevinos Mortuary on Tuesday, November 6th; and the funeral was at St. Josephs Catholic Church on Wednesday morning, November 7th, with burial at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Marie Denise Santillanez daughter of Patricia Santillanez. Sponsors were Raymond and Marie Leal.
Brenda Vega daughter of Fidencio and Maria Vega. Sponsor was Luz Elva Vega.
Theodore Ricky Boni Gurule sone of Theodore and Florida Gupule. Sponsors were John and Carol Archuleta.
Ramon Abel Navarete son of Ramon and Irma Navarete. Sponsors were Fidencio and Maria Vega.
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RECREATION CENTER SOUTH OF 6th
In early January of this year, the Community Design Center was asked by the Westside Coalition to help the residents in the area south of Sixth Avenue get a Recreation Center to serve the community, especially the young.
An upgrading of the priority accorded a replacement for R.F. Kennedy Center by Parks and Recreation was the first step accomplished. The community was promised that the property would be acquired in 1973 with any excess monies available. This latter part was not done, but thats life, as they say. Early efforts obtained a relative order of importance for various features of the new recreation center.
These activities emerged from the preliminary inquiry into the needs of the present users of the R. F. Kennedy Center in order of importance. Gymnasium, swimming, pool, TV, stereo room, game room, kitchen, lounge, bus service, classrooms, steam room, weightlifting, handball court, slot car track, field trips, stage, piano and organ, outside areas, longer hours, arts and crafts, shooting gallery,
ceramics, movies, boxing, bigger center, trampoline, tennis courts, vending machines, place to sleep. These spaces were synthesized into activity areas as well as put togehter in different alternatives by Carlos Trujillo, Dan Sandoval, and Tomas Rios.
We now have a larger group of citizens together to finalize the preliminary design and programing phase of the project. This means interviewing the people who will be using the new center and preparing a document stating what these needs and desires are.
This statement will give the architect awarded the contract the information he needs to do his job best. Unfortunately in most city projects, the architect has no client other than the city bureaucracy and the kind of facility that citizens want built is not even considered.
The Community Design Center hopes to realign the relationship between the architect and yourself as someone who will use the center, whose children will use, and as someone whose neighborhood it will change.
PAT SCHROEDER NEWS
U.S. Rep. Pat Schroeders (D-Colo.) Denver District Office announced today that Mrs. Schroeder has placed an official copy of her voting record in the Denver Public Library.
The voting record, which lists every House roll call vote, is prepared by the Library of Congress Congressional research Service. It is the only official compilation and is normally available only to the Congress-person to whom it pertains.
Larry Wright, coordinator of Mrs. Schroeders Denver District
Office, said, Mrs. Schroeder was surprised to find out that the voting records of the Congresspersons are not readily available to the general public.
Mr. Wright added, Evidently the records are not made public to protect the Congressperson and keep the people in the dark.
The voting record will be available at the Sociology and Documents Desk, Second Floor of the Main Denver Public Library, and will be updated every four to six weeks.
Lincoln Park Ho
The Senior Citizens of Lincoln Park Homes have been going on shopping trips. A small group of interested people are working on having these shopping trips established on a regular schedule at least twice a month. Members of the group include Mattie Nixon, Martha Lowe, Annie Vigil of Outreach Services for the Aging Inc., and Sally Hernandez, Family Health Counselor of Mariposa Health Center.
This first shopping trip was enjoyed by all the people who went. They were driven in a small van owned by Auraria Community Center and went to
Alameda Shopping Center. Adolf Gomez, the director, has cooperated in this project. A little lady that was using a walker enjoyed the trip so much she wants to participate in all the trips that can be arranged.
Mrs. Mamie Dermody, of 843 Kalamath St., a long-time member of the Lincoln Park Homes Senior Citizens Club, died in October at the age of 80. The Club members donated $10 in her memory to the Roadrunner Club of St. Elizabeths Church. The Roadrunners, under the direction of Father Declan Madden, has taken the Club members on many trips.
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