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www.cioverdalereveilJe,com January 10, 2019 The Cloverdale Reveille Page 5 EDITOR AL LETTERS .! i "i J ' !!, Last chance to invest We know about dog years and how many lives cats are sup- posed to have, but we're not sure how to count newspaper years. That's because 12 months, 52 weekly editions and thousands of pages of news can seem almost like a decade except it goes past us faster than a runaway train. Here at Sonoma West Publishers we are just finishing our Direct Public Offer (DPO) year. Our sanctioned stock sale to com- munity investors must expire on Jan. 20, just 10 days from now. We launched a new vision for small town newspapers in early 2018 and we set a goal of raising $400,000 in investments. It looks like we might reach a total of $300,000 in investments from almost 100 individuals and.couples. We are tremendously grateful for this support. The new funds already have made a dif- ference to our newspapers, our hard-working journalists and expanded reader offerings. We have hired new talent, expanded our website traffic, sustained our newsprint versions and we have sponsored a series of live community meetings focusing on local news topics and community issues. We do not plan to seek an extension for another DPO because of expensive application costs. Therefore we are making one final appeal to all our readers and friends of quality local journalism to consider joining the community ownership model we launched 12 months and many dog years ago. A minimum investment of $1,000 (250 shares) equals a signifi- cant contribution to our small newspaper company. DPO investors will earn a 3 percent annual dividend and will be grant- ed a front-row seat to the future of local journalism. Our DPO campaign and our new reader-powered journalism model have fetched lots of attention from other newspaper pub- lishers. The New York Times wrote about us ("In California, Turning Newspaper Readers Into Investors" Aug. 27, 2018) and we were profiled in many industry publications and other media. Even as S0noma West Publishers continues to face unprece- dented economic challenges, we have gained new confidence that our newspapers will not only survive, but will set a successful business path for others to follow. Our keys to success lie with our local paid readership and with the loyal support of our local advertisers. At present, we need much more of both. But thanks to our legion of local investors, we now the foundation to db better marketing, expand news- gathering and create exciting collaborations with our many com- munity partners. Local news matters. All great places to live have a newspaper to call their own. Imagine this hometown without a newspaper. Unfortunately, hundreds of small and mid-size towns continue to lose their newspapers, just as they are also losing their small Main Street shops and other independent businesses. This is due to the economic upheaval caused by internet giants like Amazon, C-oogle and Facebook. Local readers matter, too. Newspapers inform citizens and vot- ers. Real problems get solved when real news gets shared. Finally, local newspaper ownership matters. The work of jour- nalists can no longer be taken for granted. We cannot have a democracy without independent journalists. We are being reminded of this fact every day. We believe we are offering our readers and local communities a very unique way to invest in a reliable news source, a vital com- munity institution -- and, frankly, a most cherished way of life. This local newspaper has contributed as much as any other local institution to the identity, character and economic vitality of our community. The investment we seek with our DPO campaign is much more than an investment in newsprint, ink and devoted journalists. Imdividual DPO investors may earn a 3 percent dividend check, but all of us who live and work here will benefit in much greater ways and for more years to come. For those of you with the finan- cial capacity, we ask you to join our investor and stockholder r0s: ter, Thankyou. ~ ,~ :,~.~ . ~ := Rollie AtMnson & Sarah Bradbury, Sonoma West Publishers owners HISTORY Through the Years in the Reveille mhe following items are selected from ,"archived issues of the Cloverdale AL Reveille. January 11, 1905 - 114 years ago Joyce Mann C.W. Farrand, who has opened a photo- graph gallery adjoining Cooley's furniture store, is equipped to do viewing, flashlight work, portrait work, stamp pictures, etc. First-class work guaranteed at satisfactory prices. An excellent assortment of qloverdale views are carried by the gallery. December 26, 1968 - 50 years ago As of Jan. 1, 1969, West Street will be changed to Cloverdale Boulevard. House numbers will remain the same. The only change is the name from West Street to Cloverdale Boulevard. The Union Oil and Thermal Power Company notified the owners of the Geysers that a tremendous steam well was brought in Dec. 23. The company's big Hoover drill struck the steam at more than six thousand feet down. The well, named Curry No. 1, is the first well drilled on the Geysers property, which is separate from the Geyser's Development Company Three more wells will be drilled, which will mean a new power plant for the area. January 12, 1994 - 25 years ago A ribbon cutting ceremony is being planned by the Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce to mark the grand opening of the Cloverdale bypass, tentatively scheduled for sometime in early February. Prior to the official opening, it is expected that an afternoon will be set aside for local residents to bicy- cle, roller skate or jog up and down the new freeway. Antique, classic and other unusual vehicles are being sought for a "mini-parade" on the new freeway after the official ribbon cut- ting. A contest to "Guess the Actual Date of the Bypass Grand Opening" (the day cars are actually allowed on the freeway on a regular basis) is currently underway. The person guessing the exact date will be awarded a $100 Cloverdale shopping spree. A limited edition T-Shirt with the official "Cloverdale Bypass Grand Opening" logo will be sold for $12 each during the ribbon cutting. A gala "Take Back the Street" celebration will be held in downtown Cloverdale later this spring. The day-long event will feature music, food, games entertainment, dancing, vintage car display, a variety of"Let's Celebrate Cloverdale" contests and more. Watch the Reveille for more details. EDITORIAL POLICY: The Cloverdale Reveille welcomes letters to the editor and commentaries. All acceptable submissions are published online weekly and in print as space allows. Letters should not exceed 400 words. Commentaries should not exceed 700 words. Submissions must include a telephone number for verification. Email to news@cloverdalereveille.com. Key Club and Kiwanis hosting 'Grease' movie night EDITOR: There will be an event held in the Cloverdale Performing Arts Center, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Cloverdale, and the CHS Key Club, on Jan. 18. The event is called, "Grease Movie Night." We'd love it of anyone would be interested in attending. "Grease" will be played on the big screen at the cen- ter. While that's not something unique, the following is what will make the evening a special one for all who attend: audience singing during the movie will be encouraged. Have fun and enjoy the crowd, as well as the movie. There will be appetizers, desserts and wine served, included in the cosf of the ticket. There will be a backdrop and props for fun photo opportunities. People can enjoy a costume contest with prizes. Most importantly, students in the CHS dance program will be providing a live dance performance of Grease hits. This is an adults only event and will be from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The cost is $35 and tickets can be purchased in advance at the Mail Center, Etc. or from Kiwanis members. For everyone who plans to attend, keep in mind the fact that the funds raised will all be used for charity. They will be given to the "Save the Rain" organization. Remember, a basic human need to survive is clean, drinkable water. There are actually families and children in parts of the world who don't have that basic need met. Attending this event, and enjoying a fun-filled evening can make a real difference in the lives of these less fortunate people. Thank you, Joe Palla EDITOR: The Cloverdale Ponytail League would like to take a moment to thank recent city council retiree and former mayor, Joe Palla. Joe has given countless hours of service to the city of Cloverdale and has definitely been an amazing support to our Cloverdale Ponytail League girls softball program for many years. As an annual sponsor and a former recipient of the Charlie Ricord Award, Joe has thrown out the first pitch at our opening ceremony and he also had a vital role in helping to get a new scoreboard installed at Cloverdaie City Park. It is community members like Mr. Palla that make Cloverdale such a great place to live. Thank you for your constant support and commitment to Cloverdale. Cloverdale Ponytail League Board Cloverdale OBITUARIES & MILESTONES Policy The Cloverdale Reveille offers our readers and all others the opportunity to have obituaries, memorials and other important milestone events published in the newspaper and provided online. This is a paid service. For information on how to submit, visit cloverdalereveille.com and click on Obituaries. To be published in the weekly edition, forms and information must be submitted no later than Wednesdays for the following week's edition. For further information, call 707-894-3339. Kayla GaUego Cloverdale High School Key Club @ Howard Leroy Hare Howard Hare was born in Lodi, CAon March 26, 1929. His family moved to San Francisco shortly after, and he lived there until they moved to Geyserville in 1945 where he finished high school. He served in Korea in the Army and when discharged he came home to marry his high school sweet- heart, Patricia Domenichelli. He and Pat moved to Cloverdale where they raised their 3 children. He proudly served 16 years on the Board of the Cloverdale School District. Howard was the owner of Grow- ers Supply & Irrigation, Inc in Geyserville from 1967 to 1987. His father started the business and his son owned it after him. He was proud to have 3 generations serve the local agricultural community. Howard passed away on Dec 14, 2018 in Portland, Oregon where he had moved to be closer to his daughter. He is survived by his 3 chil- dren and 4 grandchildren, Karin Connors (Rick), Kevin Hare (Susie), and Kathleen Brandon (Dale), James, Patrick, Melinda, and Tyler. Kay (Ovard) Ge Kay was born in 1940 in Murray, Utah. She grew up in that area and graduated from Jordan High School in 1958. In 1961, she married John Ovard. The marriage produced three sons, Christian, Corbin and Justin. Sadly, Corbin died shortly be- fore his third birthday. The marriage came apart in 1987. In May 1988, Kay met Van Gerszewski. Kay and Van married 'in 1991 after dating more than three years. Kay enjoyed road trips, cruises, neigh- borhood walks and local socials. She had an intense love for babies, toddlers and young children. Her working career included home- maker, assisting her husband John in his business, bank teller, labo- ratory receptionist, and pharmacy clerk. Kay took ill this past summer and passed away on November 27, 2018 from Alzheimer's complications. She is survived by Van, her son Christian (Angle) and son Justin. Other survivors are granddaughters Courtney, Sarah and Theresa each of Petaluma. Also, Kay leaves be- hind two brothers Clair (Beth) and Bill (Larue); and two sisters Denise and Sharon. Clair, Bill and Denise live in Utah and Sharon in Montana. Kay and Van's 27 year marriage was really a blessing. Friends are invited to a "Celebration of Kay's Life" on January 12, 2019 at noon, at the Clover Springs Lodge, 210 Red Mountain Drive in Cloverdale. Mary PatriciaBrandt