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Folsom Orangevale News (Newspaper) - August 13, 1980, Folsom, California
Established 1956 Telephone 351-0112 circulation 966-6611 wednesday August 13,1980 amp % r a tense moments As Man holds five at gunpoint police take Ernie Williams into custody after he held five people at gunpoint for More than a half hour at the country in on Greenback near main yesterday afternoon. By Wayne Lee a Section of Greenback Lane near main Avenue was closed off by Folsom police and Sacramento county Sherriffs deputies yesterday afternoon for approximately half an hour As a Lone gunman held five people at gunpoint in the country in on Greenback near main. According to witnesses the gunman tentatively identified As Ernie Williams of Orangevale had been involved in an altercation with Kenny Whitfield an employee of the country in the previous evening. A the said he was going to finish what he started last night a said an obviously shaken Whitfield. A the kept telling me a you re a dead son of according to Whitfield Williams led him to the door once he Learned the police were outside saying he was going to shoot Whitfield in the doorway. A after he found out the police were Here he pulled the Hammer Back on the Rifle and he kept saying How he was going to kill me a Whitfield explained. A the led me to the door and told me to have a sip of Beer because it was going to be my last. I thought if he was going to shoot me he might As Well shoot me on the As soon As Whitfield appeared at the door he ran into the waiting arms of the police who immediately rushed in and arrested Williams without incident. According to Bill Cleveland who stated he has known Williams for a number of years. Williams has been a heavy Drinker and frequent Patron of the country in since Williams marriage broke up six or seven years ago and was drunk Ai the time of this most recent incident lieutenant Ivan Taff of the Sacramento county sheriffs department stated Williams would be charged with unlawful detention and assault with a deadly weapon. He May also be charged with assault with intent to commit murder if the resulting investigation can confirm the death threats reportedly made by Williams Orangevale a Library Isnit dead the Casa Roble Orangevale Community Library Isnit dead yet. However yet is the key word. In Short the Board of supervisors delayed a decision on whether or not to fund the Library for another year until aug. 15. The Board was considering the Library portion of their budget last wednesday however the Orangevale Library was not a part of the budget and was recommended for closure by both the county executive and the county Library administrator. Members of the Community spoke in favor of full funding for libraries in fair Oaks Carmichael Citrus Heights and North Highlands but not a voice was raised in defense of the Orangevale Branch unto Casa Roble librarian Sally Webber stepped to the podium it a two years ago this month the Board of supervisors acting on a suggestion of an Orangevale citizen approved the Transfer of 12,000 books to our High school a Webber Tom the Board. A this is a Pioneer project in a joint use facility designed to serve both the school and the Community. A this first year was spent putting the books on the shelves with no county monies expended at All and with a tremendous amount of professional and Volunteer Effort. The second year last year the Board authorized $20,000 for 18 hours of operation per week. That year has been spent combining the card Catalon and working on Community awareness of our new Copac approves variance for shopping Center housing the Orangevale Community planning advisory Council last thursday approved an application for a use permit for a Bank drive up window and approved an application for a variance for a proposed housing project on Almond Avenue. The Bank drive up window will be located in the proposed shopping Center to be constructed on Greenback Between Beech and Hazel. The main tenant of the Center will be pay less drugs with negotiations currently under Way with a major hardware store continued on Page 10 twin lakes to Host first annual Benefit horse show location and offerings. A for our third year we will be working on increasing our circulation through continued Public relations and awareness of our programs of interest. We continue to feel the problems of moving a Branch Library from the busiest intersection in town to the Middle of a Friendly yet still intimidating High school at the Edge of town. A there Ijas been an Semense investment of material and Man hours in this still if Rigling project and we would appreciate the boards Assurance that we will continue to serve the growing needs of the Webber went on to ask the Board to re examine their position and questioned the logic of removing $100,000 Worth of materials from the Public reach. What Wasny to mentioned were various other contributing factors such As the distance residents would have to travel to use the next closest Library in fair Oaks the extreme Lack of personal safety at the fair Oaks Branch which increases at night the need for a Library accessible to children by foot or bicycle and the fact that the Casa Roble Orangevale Community Library is More than just a Library it s a Community civic Center used for meetings by the Orangevale Community planning advisory Council and other Community groups. A no matter what happens a says librarian Ramelle Onstott a a we la stay open through the first week of september. After that our Money will have run out. I know a lot of the people in the Community have Given up. They feel they have fought the Battle Long enough. But we re not Down we re up and if Orangevale residents want to keep their Library they have until Fri Day to either phone supervisor waders office at 440-6491 or speak out at the boards budget hearing Friday morning at 9 . Chamber nominees the Orangevale chamber of Commerce announced its nominees for officers and Board of directors at their general membership meeting aug. 11. The nominees for officers Are the following president Tom Shroeder and Wayne Wright vice president a Rich Are Yoemans and Vic Krohn recording Secretary Reed Smith and Tracy Thomas corresponding Secretary Joe Mulvey treasurer Dorothy Day. The officers terms will expire in september 1961. The nominees for Boa re of directors Are the following Jeff Johnson. Nellie Srogus Frank Martinez Charlotte Morgan and Leon Bush in other business the Ziamber pledged support for the a elite a Bike Quot Campaign sponsored by the veterans of forage wars. Contract Extension the san Juan unified school District Board of education has voted unanimously to extend the contract of superintendent Fred j. Stewart an additional year through july 31, 1983. The action was taken during an sex for the first time a muscular dystrophy association horse show will be held at the twin lakes Riding club in Orangevale. Western style Riding Competition parades and entertainment will highlight the first annual event which is set for sunday August 17. Sponsored by the twin lakes club and 7-eleven stores the show will be open to All interested competitors. A participants will compete in five events a California poles single pole figure eight Speed barrels and a Overleaf a says 7-eleven franchisee George Vazquez. Vazquez has served As twin lakes tournament director for the past six years. Vazquez also went on to say that gymkhana competitors will receive awards that Are unique for the Sacramento area. A participants Are usually awarded ribbons for the first five places. This year we be decided to present Silver and Crystal awards in four categories for the first five places in each the categories Are divided into �?o17 and under Quot �?o18 and Over and two categories for riders 17 and under and 18 and Over who have not competed within the past two years. Also to ensure an accurate record participants will be clocked on an electronic timer. Entry fees Are $1 for drug Efalua the office Tion and $5 for each event. Fees and donations will Benefit the muscular dystrophy association. They Are tax deductible. Registration is open until the morning of the show. A we want All interested riders to have As much time As possible to Register for the Benefit a says Vazquez. Festivities will begin with the presentation of the Flag and Parade of the horses at 10 . During a noon break the Greenles Drill team will present a special program. Grandstand admission is free. A it will be a full Day of Western fun for a worthy cause a Vazquez concludes. For ticket or participant information Call 968-6801. Of Vales weather temperatures again climbed to 100 this past week aug. 5-11with highest daytime temperatures on sunday and monday aug. 10 and 11, at Loo degrees. Ute remainder of the week temperatures averaged in the mid to High 90�?Ts. Nighttime temperatures were slightly warmer in the High 50�?Ts and Low 60�?Ts. Highest Lake Elevation was on tuesday aug. 5, recorded at 438.09. Highest Lake storage on that same Day was 714,158. Lowest Lake Elevation came later in the week on monday aug. 11, measuring at 437.21 with lowest Lake storage on that same Day at 706,596. No rain this past week keeping the seasons total to Date at .84 inches. Last year dining this same time there was no rain with the seasons total at .19 inches. Weather will be fair the next few Days with Little temperature change. Expect daytime temperatures to Range in the High 90�?Ts. Winds Are expected to be Light and variable. Ecu Tive session july 31, and announced by Board president Jan Garfinkle at the boards regular Meetin August 5. Stewarts original $45,000 a year contract effective August 1,1979. Was a three year pact. A the Board wished to affirm its support for the tremendous dedication and leadership shown by or. Stewart during the past year Quot explained car Finkle. A several Board members were not in office when he was selected and the unanimous desire of the Board w As to extend his contract. A it is my feeling that or. Stewart has demonstrated his desire to communicate openly and honestly with the Board and from comments made to it me Community members As Garfinkle continued. A the make himself available to individuals staff Parent groups and students As soon possible and in this Way has been Able to find equitable solutions to issues As they arise. F a. Jolt a i new contemporary and the first of its kind in of in just under a year a the office a a contemporary business professional building in Orangevale a the first of its kind a has seen completion. Ground was broken last year in August for the 16,000 so Tare foot building located at 9198 Greenback Lane. On june 1, of 1980, businesses began taking tenancy. Officially open House was celebrated this past thursday at 4 . For about 1,000 guests a to Honor the successful completion and leasing of the project and to provide an Opportunity for the Community to meet the new businesses and a Joy Champagne and hours do oeuvres. A the office was developed by local residents John and Marian Stacy in joint venture with builder Jeff Glorioso Mertz electric Rick Stacy and continued on Page 15 in i 1 a a Coz to o m1 m i f a a ii a to a a it i
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