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"Our goal specifically was to cele- brate ~he opening day of the ll6th Congress, the new Democrat majori- ty in the House of Representatives and their introduction of House Re$"olution 1 (HR1), the For the Pe6ple Act of 2019, a pro-democracy legislative package," said Vicky Groom, founder of Cloverdale Indivisible. "I believe we absolutely met that goal." The Democrat group hosted an event on the plaza on Jan. 3, where attendees could learn about HR1, as well as stamp money with pro- Liberal phrases as a way to "stamp money out of politics," Groom said. Attendees were also encouraged to write postcards to Congressman Jared Huffman and Sens. Kamala HaFris and Dianne Feinstein. According to the U.S. Congress Photo Zo~ Strickland REFLECTIVE -- Activist Tod Hill spoke on Friday about what he believes should be the future of democracy. website, HR1 aims to "expand Americans' access to the ballot box, reduce the influence of big money in politics and strengthen ethics rules for public servants, and for other purposes." "Today we are asking our mem- bers of Congress to publicly speak out and endorse HR1 as well as vote for it," Groom said in a speech See indivisible Page 2 Photo Zoe Strickland PU'nlN6 MONEY WHERE THEIR MOUTHS ARE -- An intimate group of around 42 people gathered in the plaza on Jan. 3 to celebrate the opening day of the 1 16th Congress. Some, like Mark Thayer and another attendee, stamped their money with progressive sayings to encourage "stamping money out of politics." ;? Photo Chelsea Judith 0RAN ORANGE & LILY LEMON -- Tyson Carroll and Melanin Stanford are jubi- lant after winning the 2018 CIoverdale Citrus Fair Oran Orange and Lily Lemon contest. junior, amateur or professional -- Deadlines quickly and exhibit building will take place from Jan. 23 to Feb. 12 from 8 a.m. to approaching for annual 10 p.m and Feb. 13 from 8 a.m. to event midnight. Each category will be awarded a first, second and third place exhibit. By Zo~ Strickland Putting the name of the fair into Reveille Editor action, the feature exhibits and cit- zoe@sonomawest.com rus sculptures will showcase citrus fruit in inventive ways -- last year's The first fair of the season, the adult winners were tied for first, one Cloverdale Citrus Fair, is nearly a with a Superman exhibit and one month away. with a Spiderman exhibit. Both the If you're interested in being part feature exhibits and the citrus of this year's festivities, entry dead- sculptures have adult and junior lines are approaching fast. As is tra- entry categories. Entry forms must dition, this year's fair will take place be turned into the Citrus Fair office over Presidents Day weekend, Feb. by Jan. 14 at 5 p.m. 15 to Feb. 18. Entry forms for all of the still The theme of this year's fair is exhibits -- including arts, crafts, "Making of America." photography, culinary and more -- "We try to plan our themes sever- are due Jan. 25 at 5 p.m. al years in advance," Citrus Fair Livestock entry forms will also be CEO Katie Fonsen Young said. due Jan. 25. Livestock categories "(This year) we wanted to celebrate include Junior Rabbit Show, Junior the historical milestones that have Pygmy Goat Show, Open Pygmy built our nation. I'm particularly Goat Show, Junior Poultry Show excited to see this year's theme and Junior Dog Show. transferred into our community- On Friday, Feb. 15, the Lily built exhibits." Lemon and Oran Orange contest Those looking to be part of the will be held at 5:30 p.m. The contest fair may want to make note of the is limited to children ages 3 to 5, and entry dates, all of which are either space is limited to the first 10 girls Jan. 14 or Jan. 25. and 10 boys who apply. The deadline Feature exhibit and garden entry to turn in entry forms is Jan. 25. forms are due on Jan. 14 at 5 p.m. However, according to Young, space For garden exhibits, participants can be in one of three categories -- See Fair Page 3 What Cloverdale's local paranormai investigative team has to say about activity in the area By Zo~ Strickland Reveille Editor zoe@sonomawest.com Q: What's with the paranormal activity at Old River Park Cemetery and the Isaac Shaw House? -- Mary Tyrone A: After receiving this question from Mary Tyrone, we were at a bit of a loss of where to go, but quickly remembered that Cloverdale is home to its own paranormal investigative team. The Nor-Cal Paranormal Research Society, comprised of locals Kary LaMaster, Betsi Conner-Hamilton, John Lorence and Henry Duna, has experience investigating both the Isaac Shaw (Gould-Shaw) House and Cloverdale's cemetery. The group formed in May 2018, and has since taken part in four client-initiated investigations, as well as numerous ghost hunts. Ghost hunts, while not client- initiated, involve the society going to a place that they think may have paranormal activity, such as a cemetery or an abandoned building. The Reveille interviewed the group to ask them about their potentially paranormal experiences with both the cemetery and the house. The group formally investigated the Gould-Shaw House on June 16, and while they need to do further research in order to come to a more solid conclusion, they did find some evidence that they believe points to paranormal activity. The house is in the hands of the Cloverdale Historical Society and is home to Cloverdale's museum. The house was built for local blacksmith Thomas J. Gould in 1862, was sold to Thomas A. Shaw in 1869 and sold again in 1875 to Isaac E. Shaw (no relation to Thomas Shaw). "We set up our night vision video camera for visual evidence. This camera bathes the area in infrared light and allows us to see and record in light waves invisible to our eyes, such as infrared and ultraviolet," LaMaster said, explaining the group's process. "Many paranormal researchers believe that spirits often manifest in these wavelengths. After only three hours of reviewing the footage, we captured a handful of unexplained light anomalies moving inside the front bedroom to the right of the front door." The group also used audio recorders to try and capture Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVPs). However, they were unable to detect any EVPs. For the Gould- Shaw House, the group's primary evidence involves the light anomalies as well as a smoke-like mist appearing on photos. Prior to their Investigation, the group believed that the paranormal activity reported in the house was related to either Minerva Shaw -- the second wife of Isaac Shaw -- or Christo Potter, one of the house's owners following the death of Minerva Shaw in 1938. "What I've heard talking to people is that we're not sure that it's Christo Potter," LaMaster said when asked if staying the night in the house helped them gain a better understanding of what may be causing reported activity. "We've tried to contact him in several ways, but he's never responded to anything we've tried to do." See Spooky Page 2 New council meeting time suggested By Zo~ Strickland Reveille Editor zoe@sonomawest.com Tuesday's City Council meeting had a set of small but foundational items for the council to tackle. The meeting was concerned with setting subcommittee, joint committee and regional board committee appoint- ments, as well as suggesting any meeting time changes for the new year. City Manager David Kelley pre- sented the council with a list of rec- ommendations pertaining to which council members should be appointed to which committees, based on preference sheets that each person had filled out. According to Kelley, the city staffs recommendations were reflective of their effort to try and maintain at least one council member on each committee that served in 2018, as a way of keeping a sense of continu- ity during council's transition pro- cess. Based on Tuesday's discussion, below are the proposed appoint- ments to subcommittees, as well as . the appointed liaison positions: Airport Subcommittee: Mayor . Melanie Bagby and Councilmember: Mary Ann Brigham Finance, Administration and Police Subcommittee: Vice Mayor Gus Welter and Bagby Planning and Community Development Subcommittee: Councilmembers Marta Cruz and Jason Turner Public Works Subcommittee: Turner and Wolter Joint City and Fire District Subcommittee: Cruz and Turner Joint School District and City Subcommittee: Cruz and Wolter Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce liaisons: Turner and Cruz Planning Commission liaisons: Turner and Wolter Cloverdale Rancheria Tribal : Chair liaisons: Brigham and Cruz ~ Library liaisons: Cruz and Wolter Bagby will serve as the represen-, tative for the League of California See Council Page 2 #