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PAGE 4 WEDNESDAY, FEB. 11, 2009 CLOVERDALE REVEILLE CLOVERDALE, CALIFORNIA An open/etter to the community Editor: As educators in this community, we are well aware of the impact of the struggling economy on our town's families and businesses. We see the effect in the empty storefronts and the foreclosure signs, and sometimes, we see it in the attitude and emotional well-being of the students them- selves. While we realize that it is not an easy time for anyone right now, schools in particular are being threatened with unprecedented, rapacious budget cuts. We need your help. For decades, the state and federal agencies have siphoned off education funds. It seems implausible that they could ask us to make deeper cuts when we have already cut so deeply; but that is exactly what the state is demanding that we do. Under the state's directive, Cloverdale Unified has been ordered to eliminate $450,948 from this year's current budget. We will have to eliminate $447, 074 from next year's budget as well. What does this mean for our students? It means bigger classes, and less student- teacher interaction. It means potential cuts to sports programs and aca- demic enrichment programs like science, music, computers, and geography. It means fewer custodial, secretarial and busing services. It means fewer social services and less support for those kids who have no support at home. Legislators reportedly feel that they have a green light to slash educa- tion budgets because they are not hearing from their constituents. Please let them hear from you. Contact Assembly members Noreen Evans (707) 546-4500, Wes Chesboro (707) 576-2526, Pat Wiggins (707) 576-2771 or Governor Schwarzenegger (916) 445-2841. Let them know that you sup- port funding for education and find the current cuts unacceptable. Feel free to call them more than once if you fail to get a suitable reply. As the author Robin Cook once said, "Education is more than a luxury; it is a responsibility that society owes itself." Signed by numerous teachers of Cloverdale High School Uncertain Times Editor: With the Federal and State governments facing multibillion dollar defi- cits and California nearly in gridlock, the politicians still don't get it. We, including governments, cannot indefinitely spend more than we take in. The "Uncertain Times" article in the February 4th edition of the Reveille brings it home to Cloverdale. Our city's deficit spending estimates are currently an average of $1.3 million annually for the next few years. The .only solutions mentioned in the article are property tax revenue increases and more parcel taxes. There was no mention of reducing spending! In these "Uncertain Times" there certainly is one thing certain...taxpayers and their children and grandchildren will continue to pay more and more and more. Bill Pailthorpe, Cloverdale 121 E. First St. 894-7920 0 Four Screens  Stadium Style Seatin . State-of-the-Art Projection and Sound SHOWTIMES ARE FOR: Fri., Feb. 13 through 11burs., Feb. 19 SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE (R) DALLY 6:40 MATINEES SAT-MaN 1:15 4:00 LATE SHOWS FRI-SAT 9:35 Hels Just Not That Into You (PC13) DAILY 6:30 MATINEES SAT-MaN  1:00 3:45 [:ATE SHOWS FRI-SAT 9:20 TAKEN (PC13) DAILY 7:00 MATINEES SAT-MaN 2:00 4:25 LATE SHOWS FRI-SAT 9:10 GRAN TORINO (R) DAILY 6:50 MATINEES SAT-MaN 1:30 4:10 LATE SHOWS FRI-SAT 9:30 LOCALS ATTEND OBAMA INAUGURATION co.,. color code). The temperature was 20 degrees, with a wind chill factor of -10 degrees; it was very cold, and standing in line for another two hours was the worst part. Once we passed through security, we made a run for our section, which was just behind the seated area, and straight ahead was the podium. Only once we got io place, and for the next three hours, all I could see was the dome of the Capitol and the flag, with occasional glimpses of the Marine Corps band! Being short does have its disadvantages; my granddaughter could see just fine. But I didn't mind at all, because I was there, witnessing history. And what happened in those hours that we stood together was as important as the inauguration itself. We became community. Black and brown and white, shoulder to shoulder. Someone who was in the seated area told me later that he could see vapors rising above us from the heat being generated by our collective bodies. It was so intensely close, that if you turned to the side, you looked right into someone's eyes. We couldn't move backward or forward or sideways. So we got to know each other. We laughed at each other's jokes, we talked about where we were from and how we got there; we talked about why we were there. We took pictures of each other with one another's cameras, and then we used our own to take pictures of those strangers who'd become friends - "Obama friends" one woman called us. Just before the President-Elect wasto be introduced, I tapped the You can still participate in Citrus Fair Parade Editor: Please join us as a participant in this years Citrus Fair Parade. The Weather Forecast is showing us sunny skies over Cloverdale for our Annual Parade. If you have a vintage auto, want to show off your organization or simply be part of the parade, please contact us immediately at 707.894.3992 or send us an e-mail at _tcitrus@sonic.net. And of course you can visit our website at www.cloverdalecitrusfair.org. We look forward to seeing in our parade on Feb. 14, at 11 a.m. Ron Pavelka, Cloverdale Local man thanked for contribution Editor: The Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Club of Cloverdale would like to acknowledge and thank Ron Pavelka for his commitment to leader- ship as a member of the Board for the past four years. His willingness to make time to help guide and create a new era of success for the Boys & Girls Club has been critical to building what is now considered one of the most successful Clubs in California. Citizenship can be measured by the level of community involvement. Ron Pavelka embodies the best of what it means to be an active part of a community. We will miss his unique contributions. Boys & Girls Club Board of Directors [ Shop at horn., ,suppoff our local businesses! ] FRED YOUNG FUNERAL HOME THE CLOVERDALE HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1879 Office Hours Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CLOVERDALE REVEILLE Published By Hanchett Publishing, Inc. Managing Editor Roberta Lyons Advertising N. L. Hanchett ASSEMBLY OF GOD E-mail us at: reveille@cloverdalereveille.com Cloverdale Reveille (119-020 USPS) is published every Wednesday by Hanchett Publishing, Inc., at 207 N. Cloverdale Blvd., Cloverdale, CA 95425 (707) 894-3339. Subscriptions: $28.00 per year, $52.00 per year out of Sonoma County. Single copy 50. Second Class Periodicals Postage Paid at Cloverdale, CA 95425. Postmaster: Send address changes to Cloverdale Reveille, PO Box 157, Clo- verdale CA 95425. Adjudicated a newspaper of general circulation by the Superior Court of the County of 8onoma, State of Cali- fornia, under the date of March 3, 1879, Case No. 36106. 428 N. CLOVERDALE BLVD., CLOVERDALE 707 894-2540 LOCALLY OWNED & OPERATED BY THE ODD FELLOWS CEMETERY & MORTUARY ASSOCIATION SANTA ROSA MEMORIAL PARK & CREMATORY FD-1944 COA 107 & 367 CR 171 Please notify us of changes to the calendar Wednesday, Feb. 11 Senior Center, 311 N. Main St .......... 9:30 am - 2:30 pm Weight Watchers, United Church ..................... 5:45 p.m Cloverdale City Council Meeting -Sr. Center ..... 6:30 pm Bingo at Kings Valley, public welcome .............. 6:30 pm American Legion, Vet's Hall ..........................  ........ 7 pm Thursday, Feb. 12 Kiwanis, Star Restaurant ..................................... 7-8 am Cloverdale Performing Arts Board, Grange Hall ..... 8 am Senior Center, 311 N. Main St .......... 9:30 am - 2:30 pm Rotary Club, Citrus Fair ................................... 12:15 pm Eagle Pride Booster Club, Edward Jones ......... 6:30 pm Soroptimists, Underground Cafe ............................ 7 pm Cloverdale Lions Club, Vet's Building ................ 7:30 pm Friday, Feb. 13 Toastmasters, Star Restaurant .............................. 7 am Gould Shaw Museum Thur-Sun ................ 11 am - 3 pm Senior Center, 311 N. Main ............... 9:30 am - 2:30 pm Cloverdale Food Pantry, 2nd & Commercial ....... 1-3 pm 'Monday, Feb. 16 Senior Center, 311 N. Main St .......... 9:30 am - 2:30 am CIoverdale Health Care District, Ambulance Bldg.. 7 pm Tuesday, Feb. 17 Senior Center, 311 N. Main ............... 9:30 am - 2:30 pm Writer's Circle of Druids, Library ....................... 1:30 pm CIoverdale Historical Society, Library ..................... 7 pm CIoverdale Grove Druids, Druids Hall .................... 8 pm Alexander Valley Medical Center Family Planning Clinic ................... M-F, 8:30 am - 4:30pm Free Blood Pressure Check ......... M-F, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Community Outreach Worker ....... M-F, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm Vaccines for Children .i .................. M-S, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Behavior Health Counseling ..... M-F, (call for appointment) State Health Ins. Assistance ......... M-F, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm Passions are vices or virtues in their highest power. Johann Wolfgang Goethe ",4 Dream Rea/ized" this Sunday, Feb. 5 Professional photographer, Kelly Johnson ofCIoverdale, will presentA DreamRealized, an original photographic slide show documenting the inauguration of Barack Obama from the Washington Mall on Sunday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. at Ruth McGowan's Brewpub located at 131 E. First St. You are invited to come early and enjoy live music and great dining before the show. shoulder of the large man in front of me, and asked him if I could lean on his shoulder so I could stand on my tiptoes and see if I could see better. He turned around, looked me in the eye, and said, "Come on, little lady, you get right up here," and he put me in his place. My granddaughter said, "That's my nana, thank you." When the President was being sworn in, I started to cry, and I turned around to find my granddaughter, only to look into the eyes of the big black man now behind me. "Oh, Nana," he said, "now you're makin' me cry, too." I was afloat in a sea of humanity, a small white face in a sea of black and brown, floating on the hope and promise of a new day. We laughed, we cried, we hugged, we prayed, and we sang along with Aretha and put our hands over our hearts as we belted out the National Anthem. When the ceremony ended, no one rushed to leave; it was truly a kind of spiritual awakening. I think we all wanted to cherish the moment, the feeling that we were indeed all the same: we were Americans witnessing history in the making. St. Peter's Parish ( Chicken & Spaghetti Saturday, Feb. 14, 5 to 8 p.m. at St. Peter's Reali Hall, 491 S. Franklin St. Adults$12.50 Children (under,00) $6 " Tickets available at the Parish Office or atthe doof Eventis limited to 300 i)eople. For more info 894-2535. The Chapel at Rio Undo Academy 3200 Rio Lindo Ave Healdsburg Sundays at 10:00am -707-431-7856 Verse by Verse Teaching Childrens Church Provided i Meeting 9:30 a.m. Sunday Citrus Fair Warner Hall " S. Washington St. 'H" "i/ .  Warner 00l/iHdlgaralt--II/IS I -)'E/lristidn E/qldrV/q [ $. Cloverlale BI. Abtmdant, h'...abu,dant love. Call 707-239-1107 for information Web site: www.vineyardhills.org Building a community... To reach a community! Sunday School 9 AM Worship Service 10:1 5 AM 450 S. Franklin Street 707 894-3274 www.MySpace.com/CloverdaleFBC Sunday Worship Services In Reuser Business Park 10 a.m. across the freeway from the 50 Commerce Lane, Unit C Shell Station Pastor: ebsite: Phone: Emaih Bill Schmidt www.TheBridge4sq.net 707.894.5050 . mail@TheBridge4sq.net CHRISTIAN SCIENCE THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SOCIETY, 424 East Street, Healdsburg. Sunday Church Service and Sunday School10:30 am. Evening meeting, second Wed. of month, 7:30 pro; Church Reading Room, 307 Cen- ter St. Hours: Tues, Wed, Fri, 12-4 pm. 433-4776 "This is worship: to serve mankind and to minister to the needs of the people." Baha'i Faith 894-5490 (Books available at Cover to Cover Books) Parkside 6 Christian Chapel "A Frfvtd/,y V- Wrsp otqrow" Sunday Christian Education 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m. Sunday Evening Service 6 p.m. Women's Home Bible Fellowship Tuesday, 7 p.m. Men's Home Bible Fellowship Tuesday, 7 p.m. 553 W. Second 894-2893 United Church , speking ' #Sunday athering C):55 a.m. eunclay worship l0 a.m. #Choirs for all aCes t Children/Youth programs tLoeal  loM1 outreach ministries 0Open  firmin congregation 439 N. Cloverdle Bivd., Cloverdale 894-2039 ivychurch.org