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As it currently stands, South River Road students are picked up first in the morning and dropped of LAST in the afternoon. This results in long hours on the bus, nearly two hours a day for many of them. The petition simply requested the bus return in the afternoon the same way it came in the morning, which reverses the order of the student delivery, so that students would have close to an equal amount of time on the bus. There seem to be a few more students currently riding the bus on North River road and this is the reasoning for the present schedule. This route is set up for the convenience of the bus driver and not the students! The bus driver says it's distracting to have noisy children on the bus and so wants to keep the existing schedule. Last time I checked that was the job description, to transport noisy children! Safety considerations were also given as the reasons for the schedule. Are North River Road students more important than South River Road students? By keeping our children on the bus so much longer are we not subjecting the South River Road students to greater danger? And what are the safety hazards? Is it over- crowding or is it behavior? At the last board meeting, parents of North River Road students had been sent aletter. Interestingly enough, not one single student or parent from South River Road had received this same letter or been told by the School District or the Transportation Supervisor that there would be a meeting which may concern them and use their input. We feel this effort to pit North against South is inappropriate and hardly impartial. There are options other than reversing the route, too, which could be examined. Turning this situation into an "Us versus Them thing," is clearly going to prevent true improvement which we need desperately. And not later. Many parents have given up on the long bus ride and transport theirkids themselves from South River Road. (Actually almost half the potential clients.) Lack of discipline is the other reason for despairing the bus services. I am aware of at least two families whom have opted for home schooling, and the bus ride was given as a large part of the reason. How much money does the district lose When a student is home schooled? All taxpayers pay for school services and asking that those services be equally divided among the students is not out ofthequestion. Currently we have discrimi- nation based on geographic location! Why should we subject our children to greater danger and longer hours on the bus simply to make the bus drivers' job easier? River Road residents, let's talk about this! Robert Thompson 894-3152 China-Burma-India vets reunion Editor. If you are a CBI veteran, please send your name, address, and phone number to Melvin D. McMullen, 120 West 49th Street, San Bernardino, CA 92407, so we can send information about the reunion. Please also tell us the name of your CBI unit and locations where you served overseas. If you cannot attend the Milwaukee reunion, we would like still to hear from you so we can notify you of future CBI programs including those of local CBIVA units in your area. Melvin D. McMullen Injured dog, hit by car, left to die alone Editor. Wednesday, Jan. 29, my son and I were driving along Asti Road around 6:15 in the evening and already dark. As we drove past the train shed we noticed a dog lying at the edge of the road. After passing the animal we decided to go back and look at its tag so we could let the owners know their dog had been killed. When we got to the dog we were aghast to discover it was still alive. It was bleeding from the mouth and obviously suffering. My son stayed with the dog, petting it and talking to it while I went up the driveway of a nearby house and talked to the person there. He said it sounded like his neighbor's dog and he called the neighbor and they took care of the dog together. On the way home I kept thinking of that poor animal lying there to bleed its life out all by itself. I am glad we stopped to check on it. This is for the person who hit that dog and left it there to die. There was absolutely no reason why you could not have stopped and tried to help that dog. If I could stop and find the owner so could you! Where is your compassion and your conscience? I'm sure it was an accident and you probably felt bad that you hit the dog, but you could have gone to the neighbor the same way I did. I hope that you felt really bad and that you will never again leave a helpless dogby the side of the road. Holly Werner Yes vote on Measure D urged Editor:. March 4th, our community will be asked to decide the future of our fire protection and emergency services. As a former board member of the Cloverdale Fire Protection District I urge all citizens to exercise their right to vote by casting YES for MEASURE D to ensure that our current level of fire protection and emergency services continue without any tax increase. Your vote is crucial to the passage of MEASURE D, without which our community faces the possibility of the elimination of our fire and emergency services. Since the formation of the Cloverdale Fire Protection District many challenges have faced our community but nothing so drastic as the possiblity of this critical reduction in service. Please join me in support of MEASURE D and encourage your friends and neighbors to do the same. Thank you. Sydney Sciaini Veterans who served in the China, Burma, India Theatre of __-- I Operations inWor|d Wa IL areinvited to a reunion, Aug. 24-31, .. ......... 1997 in Milwaukee,-Winsin. This 50th:anrmalveunion i being  ..... organized by the Chin-]mma-lndia Vetersoaltiott (CBI),  # - "':v . :,- -= ........ - ,,- .... -, which has over 7000 national members. Wednesday, February 5 Family History Ctr., LDS Chumh .................... 9 a.m.-9 pm Soroptimist International, Sciaini Office ................... 12 pm Senior Center, Grange Hall ....................... 9.'30 a,m.-4 pm Bingo, Kings Valley Seniors ....................................... 1 pm Planning Commission Meeting, City Hall .............. 6:30 pm Roaring 20's Lioness Club, Business Meeting Century 21 Office ...................... .......................... 7 pm Cloverdale Grange, Potluck, Grange Hall .................. 7 pm Women's Improvment Club, Ubrary .......................... 1 pm Thursday, February 6 Thrift Sale, United Chumh ................................. 10 to 3 pm Rotary Club, Owl C_.,afe .............. :': ........................ 12:15 pm Duplicate Bridge, Sciaini Bldg., 140 S. Clvd. B| ......... 7 pm Cloverdale Host Lions Club, .......... ... .............. : ..... 7"30 pm Friday, February\\;7 Toastmasters, Blvd. Dali ............................................ 7 am Senior Day Center, Grange Hall ..................... 9:30 to 2 pm Saturday, February 8 Family History Ctr., LDS Church. ................... 9 a.m.-1 pm Flea Market, Citrus Fairgrounds ................. 7 a.m. to 4 pm Thri Sale, United Church ............................ 10 a.m.-1 pm Sunday, February 9 Flea Market, Citrus Fairgrounds ........  ........ 7 a.m. to 4 pm Monday, February 10 Boy Scout Troop #41, City Park ..... , ........................... 8 pm Cloverdale Citrus Fair Board, Citrus Fair ................... 8 pm Cloverdale Hospital District, City Hall ................... 7:30 pm Cloverdale Historical Society, United Church ............. 7 pm Tuesday, February 11 Family History Ctr., LDS Church .................... 5 p.m.-9 pm Senior Center, Grange Hall ................................ 9".30-4 pm Knights of Columbus, monthly meeting, St. Peter's7:30pm Preceptor Mu Theta, TBA ...................................... 7:30 pm Cloverdale Grove Druids, Druids Hall ........................ 8 pm Theta Zeta, Druids Hall ............................................... 8 pm Xi Delta Epslion, TBA .................................................. TBA Copper Tower Family Health Center Free Blood Pressure Check ................... M-S, 9-12, 2-6:30 OutReach Mental Health .................... M-F by appointment Free Vaccinations ......................................................... M-S Cioverdale Alcoholl ,anonymous'Not Line for CloverdalO Information: 894.2070/544-1300 CHRISTIAN SCIENCE THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SOCIETY, 424 East Street, Healdsburg, 433-7645. Sunday Church Service 10x3O am, Evening meeting, second Wed. of month, ,7:30 pm; Churcl Reading Room, 307 Center St. Hours: Tues, Wed, Fd, 12-4 PM. .... L ...................... ot HOME]OWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1879 Of Hours Mon-Fr/9 AM to 5 PM CLOVERDALE REVEILLE Editor Bonny J. Hanchett Managing Editor Roberta Lyons Robin Framer AdvertisingCirculation Bonnie Goodman Business Manager V al Hanchett B Cloverdale Reveille (119-020 USPS) is published 52 times per year by Hanchett Publishing, Inc., on Wednesdays at207 N/ CloverdaleBlvd., Cloverdale, CA 95425 (707)894-3339. Subscrip- tions: (Price includes sales tax) $18.50 per year, $27.50 per year out of Sonoma County. Single copy 35. Second Class PostagePaid atClo- verdale, CA 95425. Postmaster: Send address changes to Cloverdale Reveille, PO Box 157, Cloverdale. CA 95425. Adjudged a newspaper of gen- era] circulation by the Supreme Court of the County of Sonoma, StateofCaliEmia, under thedate of March 3,1879,CaseNo.36106. United Church of Clovcrdalc 11 AM Sunday Worship 11:2-5 Sunday School for Grades Kth Nursery Care provided for infants and todlers GayleWaring, Pastor Janice Time, Minister of Music 439 N. Cloverdale Blvd. Birdwatching is not an elitist activity - despite may portray it. Many people are birdwatchers but simply define themselves as such. This was brought home clearly to me the in a typical "Greasy Spoon" enjoying a typical greasy when a rather rough-hewn fellow sat down at the up a conversation with the waitress. "I saw my first Bald Eagle of the season yesterday," he ed. The waitress replied with great enthusiasm about she sees on her daily dog walks along a local great awe and interest. So let's not stereoty of us take an interest in birds - from the awe inspirinl Bald Eagle, to the delight is seeing the colorful orioles appreciation of birds is almost an innate reaction. not everybody connects the appreciation of birds with what to keep bird populations healthy - namely preservation ofl This not only relates to the destruction of "old habitat, but can relate to our own backyards. You scraggly old Toyon tree you finally got rid of?. Well favorite stopping place for over-wintering robins and wings - an important feeding ground for these only do Toyon trees provide berries for food, but shelter I'm not advocating letting the brush surround cause a fire danger, but think about the birds when changing your yard. Provide them food, shelter, and they will provide you with many hours of enjoyment. Now that I'm on my soapbox, how do to help conserve birds in your neighborhood, Joaquin Audubon Society newsletter, The Hoot Owl. 1. Join the National Audubon society and take part chapter. There are many opportunities to participate in science programs which help bird conservation, such mas Bird Counts. 2. Join Project Feederwatch. Counting birds is the key to! scientists monitor their status. (Cornell Lab. of gram Services, 159 Sapsucker Woods l Ithaca N.Y. 3. Create a bird-friendly environment in your landscaping with native plants that flower and fruit; feeders and nest boxes, and provide water in simple place hawk decals or reflective streamers on windows to | bird collisions; keep your cat indoors. 4. Take note of wildlife habitat in urban areas, and wetlands. 5. Support your state and local government wildlife and public officials who are committed to conservation. 6. Get the word out about bird for Audubon Adventures. Recycle your Audubon Ma offices or to schools. Valentine fun at local library, on Feb. All 5-12 year olds are invited to come to the Cloverdale Li- brary for some Valentine Fun on Friday, Feb. 14, 3 to 3:45 p.m. Come and enjoy some heart- warming ciai Valentine craft. Call the library you have any questions. Cloverdale Flower 894-2844 Cherub Bud Vase Fresh carnations in a bud vase $16.95 Heart Throb Bud Vase - Fresh rose '""'",, & carnation 15.95 order Bear Hug Bud arly Vase- 1 rose, bear & mylar balloon 15.95 "Kiss Me" 1 rose, in a gold box & all the trimmings 9.95 Don't let taxes take a bite out of your retirement plan distribution By miring it into an IRA, you may defer paying taxes on your distribution. Call or stop by today for the. details. Ted Etheredge 101 Plaza St., Heaidsberg (707)433-7827 EdwardJonei iii ii 39.95 29.95 x,al l, blae #