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January 29, 2016
More From the Scrapbook
Family Is 100 Per Cent Club (caption of picture)
These members of the John Meyer family, Virginia Avenue, ranging from 4 to 12 years of age, are out to put the Axis in its place. They worked more than a year to buy the $25 bonds shown above, purchased from proceeds from their vegetable garden and from sale of scrap metals picked up in the hills and from dumps. They are, George, 14, Beulah, 9, Raymond, 4, Donald 11, and Leonard 12. “We just kept working,” George explained, “and saved our money.”
(Stu- What a family, 5 young children doing so much for their country, help me find them. The youngest would be about 74 or 75, the same as me.)

McIlveen Stationed At Alameda Air Base
William McIlveen, aviation machinist’s mate, third class U. S. N., is stationed at Alameda air base, awaiting call for overseas service. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert McIlveen of Alameda. His father is a Western Pacific engineer. The navy man is a one-time Oroville resident.

Marks Meets Aussies In Second War Hitch
Laurence P. Marks., of the U. S. Marines is stationed “somewhere in Australia.” In a letter to his wife, Edris, he tells of the “sleepy Lagoon” and natives happy as children in the tropical sun. Marks attended school in Seattle, Washington. He was a Marine in World War 1 and left Oakland last May for service in the second world war. Mrs. Marks is doing her bit in the war effort on the home front. She is a six-time blood donor for the American Red Cross. For the duration, Mrs. Marks is making her home with her mother Mrs. L. S. Barlett.

Former Lariat Twirler Is Parachute Rigger
Sergeant Mike Campa, 22, former rodeo rider, received his diploma on completion of parachute rigger course and just recently got his sergeant’s rating. He is now stationed at North Carolina. Campa is the son of Mrs. Y. O. Campa of Bangor. He has a brother, Leo, also in the Army, who when last heard from was stationed at Arkansas. The Campas came to Bangor five years ago from Arizona, where Mike followed cowboy and rodeo work. He enlisted about a year ago. Prior to his military service he was employed in Portola.

Cadet Richard Knowles Visits Relatives Here
Aviation Cadet Richard Knowles is in Oroville on a brief furlough from Ely, Nevada, where he is stationed with the Naval Air Corps. Knowles is staying at the home of his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Dixon.

Oroville Boy Begins Infantry Training
Walter Loyd Geer, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Geer of Myers street has arrived at the Infantry Replacement Center at Camp Wolters, Texas for his basic training as an infantryman. Jack Lindley Gets Electrical Training Jack V. Lindley of Oroville is attending a navy school for electricians at Farragut, Ida., according to information received by the Mercury. He will attend school for the next 16 weeks.

Georgia Moore Enters Marine Women’s Reserve
Ordered to report for basic training in the Marine Corps Women’s Reserve at Camp Lejeune, New River, North Carolina, on August 18, was Private Georgia M. Moore of Oroville. Private Moore, whose husband Herbert L Moore is serving in the U. S. Army, expects to be assigned to a specialist school or a Marine station to free a Marine to fight, after completing the six week course. She enlisted last June, but was placed on an inactive status before being called to North Carolina for training. She formerly lived at Pomona Avenue, home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Owen G. Daniel, and was in charge of the local California Unemployment Insurance office.(Stu- How would they ever get together, maybe after the War. Both serving their country, it’s a big world.)

Stu’s Notes:
Wow, wonderful, regular meeting, agenda Jan. 26, 2016 The Butte County Board of Supervisors: Bill Connelly, Chair, Larry Wahl, Maureen Kirk, Steve Lambert, and Doug Teeter, voted unanimously to move our Oroville Veterans Memorial for All of Butte County Park forward. It was a proud day. I was overwhelmed at the Veterans at the meeting, many wearing their Military Caps. Butte County Supervisors past and present have always supported our project over the last 15 years. We had support from Chico and Colusa Veterans. This is a big project and must be done in a fitting manner. With this help from the Supervisors and a Department of Water Resources Grant, through the Supplemental Benefits Fund and Club Money we can go out there in June and build, build, build. This will not finish our Memorial but move us closer and closer to the grand finish.