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PAGE 4 -- WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 201 1 CLOVERDALE REVEILLE CLOVERDALE, CALIFORNIA i i i To the Cloverdale Community Editor: I was humbled by the response to the letter asking for help in providing supplies for the high school art program. You left bags of supplies that were exactly what we need and still others donated money. The students were surprised at the number of responses and would say "Duell, another bag of art supplies were left in the office for you." I reminded them it wasn't for me only but for them! Do I dare ask for more without sounding greedy? CARE, a local group, indeed does "CARE" and has always been helpful by providing grants for teachers. The Exchange Bank has been generous as well. Speaking of the Exchange Bank, Kacie Brunk and Patrick Barrett (juniors at the HS) have an exellent and creative show there now. Please, stop by and enjoy their talent! We thank the Exchange Bank for allowing our kids a place to show their work. The First Street Art Gallery has recently provided space for our students to show as well. Indeed, the Cloverdale High School students are being recognized as talented artists. There are 100 students in the program this year! Again, I extend my heartfelt thanks to our community. I might add that though the amount of supplies needed was great, you all made a dent! I wish I could thank each of you personally. Thank you! Thank you! Gratefully, Ralph Duell art/chemistry teacher. An element of blight Editor:. Since moving here in 2006 we have watched a number of once healthy businesses close, or relocate out of Cloverdale. The remaining empty store fronts, lots, and buildings create an eerie, foreboding malaise for the appearance of the town as well as a dismal prospect for the young people trying to enter the workforce and those trying to find employment after being laid off. I am very encouraged to hear that we have several new business set to open in the near future, and our first wine tasting room. Cloverdale is at a unique point in setting our intentions as to how we will grow and recover from the economic slow down. I do not believe most people want to see us go the way of Healdsburg, and cater almost entirely to tourism, nor do we want most people to drive to Santa Rosa every day for work, returning only for the evening and weekend. There needs to be a balance. A town of 8,000 is the ideal size as each person can have a direct effect on government. I believe it is time we clearly set our intentions, how we want to live, grow, and how we want to be seen as a community. The empty store fronts are slowly changing, yet there is an element of blight that may continue to persist, and dampen any sense of civic pride. I believe it is time 121 E. First St. 894-7920 0 Four Screens G Stadium Style Seatin 0 State-of-the-Art Projection and Sound SHOWTIMES ARE FOR: Fd., April 15 through Thurs., April 21 RIO (G) DLP DAILY 6:10 MATINEES SAT-THURS 1:00 3:50 LATE SHOWS FRI-SAT 8:30 HANNA (PGt3) DALLY S:S0 MATINEES SAT-THURS 1:30 4:15 LATE SHOW FRI-SAT 9:20 ARTHUR (PG13) DALLY 6:40 MATINEES SAT-THURS 1:10 4:00 LATE SHOW FRI-SAT 6:10 HOP (PG) MATINEES SAT-THURS 1:4$ 4:30 YOUR HIGHNESS (R) DAILY 7:00 LATE SHOWS FRI-SAT 9:30 to make a bold commitment to revitalize the heart of our community. The dirt lot and chain link fence adjacent to the plaza is the most prominent symbol of the health of our community, and it is not a healthy symbol. This plot of land can have no other use but as civic space an addition to our plaza. To ever allow a building permit issued for any type of structure would be an unforgivable mistake for generations to come. The land is vacant and can have only one legitimate use. I would like to lay out a plan in hopes of starting a dialogue whereby the city will annex the property for the use of all. The ultimate completion of landscaping, walkways, benches and lights will take some time, but each journey begins with a first step. Anyone who has time and an interest in taking that first step should meet. This is my observation and not my crusade. I am sure the issue is sensitive for individual members of the city council, and the city in gener- al. The direction I propose will require an overwhelming majority of community support. First: Draft a resolution directing the City Council to review the options of annexing the property, through the use of redevelopment funds, a new property tax, bank loan, and the use of eminent domain, to complete the transaction. Second: Place an initiative on the November ballot for a modest proper- ty tax of $25 per parcel over the next 10 years to help fund the acquisition. This blight in the heart of our community has too long been the elephant in the room. Ours is supposed to be a government of the people, the power is ours, let's use it. Randy Tuell, Cloverdale Empty storefronts continued Editor: Two weeks ago, I visited the two open "phantom" art galleries at Wind- sor Town Green, where the developer Mr. Thiessen has let artists use the empty store fronts, for the cost of the utilities. They are very attractive and do have "for lease" signs in the windows. By now, there should be two more, "phantom" art galleries open. In talking with one of the artists, he said "the idea started in the Los Angeles area and has caught on, in many towns. Other ideas for property owners, with empty storefronts is: 1. To let artists show their work in the window, with a card, with a price and phone number on it, along with the "for rent" sign; 2. Paint grapes or flowers on the lower portion of the window, with the "for lease" sign; 3. Perhaps the Performing Arts Center could hand costumes or colorful masks to advert- ize their coming productions; 4. The History Museum could hang "old time" photos...etc. Connie Headrick, Cloverdale CLOVERDALE MINI STORAGE 35 INDUSTRIAL DR. (707) 894-3682 OUR RATES ARE LOWER THAN MOST. 6X6= $45 12X12 = $95 s1o = lo00o =$!20 I ii :1:6X12 = $611 .... 106 =$145 ii i ! [ i = $82 000x30 .... SECOND MONTH FREE ON SELECTED SIZES NO ADMINISTRATIVE FEES NO DEPOSITS, 24 HOUR ACCESS ON SITE MANAGER OFFER SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE Any local ranchers looking for barn cats? Editor: Local ranchers, there is an over abundance of feral cats in Clover- dale. We are looking for a few of you who would be interested in barn cats. All will be spayed or neutered and in good health. Please call 894- 4025. Please leave a message. Janice Azevedo, Cloverdale Board members sought for fair board The Cloverdale Citrus Fair is seeking candidates to serve onits Board of DirectorS: This' is a four year volunteer position with one monthly meeting and duties at the annual Citrus Fair. In order to apply you must be a member of the fair association (which is free and all may join). For more information contact the Citrus Fair office at 894-3992 Feynor James Gunnink Born Feb. 16, 1927, he passed peacefully into the loving arms of his Savior Jesus Christ on March 31, 2011 surrounded by his family at the age of 84. He was known to those who knew him as Jim, a generous and loving man. Born in Hull, Iowa to Frank and Gertrude Gunnink, Jim was their only child. He is survived by his three children; Sandra Bannister of Oakmont, Frank and Judy Gunnink of Healdsburg, and Jim and Suzanne Gunnink of Cloverdale; eight grandchildren: Gabriel Armstrong, Paul Armstrong, Christina Gunnink, John Gunnink, Eric Gunnink, Katharine Gunnink, Emily Magnusen, and Angelina Gunnink; along with three great-grand- children: Amanda, Donovan and Henry. Jim loved his country and family dearly. Being too young to enlist to fight in World War II, and wanting to serve his country, he got his parents' permission to join the Marines at 16 1/ years old and was assigned as an anti-aircraft machine gunner on the deck of the USS Alabama in the Pacific Theater. He was among the first troops to invade Japan after their surrender. Upon returning to the US, he became a Los Angeles County Sheriff, serving for 18 years and achieving the rank of Homicide Detective. In 1967, he bought the Coast to Coast hardware store in Healdsburg and moved his family there for a more peaceful life. In his retirement years, Jim enjoyed meeting people at the Geyser Peak Tasting Room and Catelli's "Rex" where he tended bar. Those who knew Jim will remember his deep but quiet faith in Christ, his generosity, his wonderful smile, charming ways and quick sense of wit. An avid gardener, he was quick to share his fruits and vegetables with anyone that could use them and even took fruit all the way to Sonoma State University where his loving daughter Sandra works. The yard of whatever home he lived in always looked like a beautiful park. He en- joyed serving as an usher in the Healdsburg Federated Church for years and sang in the choir there in his beautiful, deep voice until moving up to Cloverdale to live with his son Jim. A Memorial Service will be held at the Vineyard Hills Christian Church at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds Warner Hall Building, 1 Citrus Fair Drive, Cloverdale on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 11 a.m.. All who knew and loved Jim are invited. There will be a gathering at the Cloverdale Gun- nink's home following. We all love you Dad and will miss you greatly. We need an honest appraisal of our town Editor: For years the citizens of Cloverdale have been asked to "Buy Local" yet with few exceptions small businesses open, languish and then disappear. I have lived here over 12 years and lost track long ago of stores openings and going out of business sales but have seldom been surprised by their failures. One doesn't have to be a marketing genius to see that if you're not selling what the public wants, your chances of success are pretty limited. When you consider the longevity of the few stores in town that have endured and hopefully prospered, you see retailers are offering goods that Cloverdalians need in the course of our everyday lives. By this I mean a super market, a hardware store, a drug store and auto repair shops. Just how many art dealers, antique shops, collectible stores, etc. can a small working class community such as ours support? According to the Chamber of Commerce, 75% of employed residents commute out of town for their jobs - doesn't it seem logical that they are going to purchase the things they need where they can actually find them? It is my impression that contrary to what city officials and local residents say, we are trying to be more like Healdsburg so we can generate tourism. I live here and I like it here but, it would seem that we should maybe try to promote businesses that will more serve the needs of Cloverdale rather than trying to become Healdsburg Lite. Part of the reason I have this "tr/npression isth e recent "One of America's Coolest Towns" angle that has been emphasized so much recently. Do we really believe that 74,399 individuals voted for Cloverdale in the Budget Travel contest? It has always been my understanding that we live in a country of "one person - one vote" rather than encouraging a ballot box stuffing campaign. We live here and love it and don't plan on going anywhere else in the foreseeable future but I can't help to be a bit surprised at Cloverdale's seeming reluctance to see ourselves in a more realistic light. I want us to thrive and grow but based on my impressions it's going to take a more honest appraisal of our strengths and weaknesses. Dennis Frehe, Cloverdale Shop at home...support our local businesses! Please notify us of changes to the calendar [ OUR AREA CHURCHES INVITE YOU TO ATT00D ; 1 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 E-mail us at: reveille@cloverdalereveille.com www.TheBridge4sq.net / mail@TheBridge4sq.net 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: $30.00 per year, $56.00 per year out of Sonoma County. Single copy 50. Second Class Periodicals Postage Paid at Cloverdale, CA 95425. Postmaster: Send address changes to Cloverdah Reveille, PO Box 157, Clo- verdale CA 95425. Adjudicated a newspaper of general circulation by the Superior Court of the County of Sonoma, State of Cali. fornia, under the date of March 3, 1879, Case No. 36106. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13 Senior Center, 311 N. Main St .......... 9:30 am - 2:30 pm Family History, 1101 S. CIoverdale Blvd... 10 am - 7 pm Weight Watchers, Grace Lutheran Church ....... 5:45 pm American Legion Meeting, Vet's Hall ................. 6:30 pm THURSDAY, APRIL 14 Kiwanis, Star Restaurant ..................................... 7-8 am CIoverdale 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, CHS Library ............ 6:30 pm Soroptimists, Underground Cafe ....................... 6:30 pm Cloverdale Lions Club, Vet's Building ................ 7:30 pm FRIDAY, APRIL 15 Toastmasters, Star Restaurant .............................. 7 am Senior Center, 311 N. Main ............... 9:30 am - 2:30 pm Food Pantry, 2nd & Commercial ......................... 1-3 pm MONDAY, APRIL 18 Senior Center, 311 N. Main St .......... 9:30 am - 2:30 am Health Care District, Ambulance Bldg .................... 7 pm AI Anon, First Baptist, 450 S. Franklin St .......... 7:30 pm TUESDAY, APRIL 19 Senior Center, 311 N. Main ............... 9:30 am - 2:30 pm Writer's Circle of Druids, Library ....................... 1:30 pm CIoverdale Grove Druids, Druids Hall .................... 8 pm Alexander Valley Regional Medical Center Primary Healthcare (Adult & Child), M, T, Th, F ............... 9 am - 8 pm and Wed. 9 am - 6 pm Dental, Fri .............................................. 8:30 am to 5 pm Behavior Health, T, W, F ............................. 9 am - 6 pm Th ................................... 11 am - 7 pm Application assistance for State of California Healthcare Programs by Appointment, 707-894-4229 :!i!i: i CALVARY C flEL The Chapel at Rio Undo Academy 3200 Rio Undo Ave * Healdsburg Sundays at lO:OOam -707-431-7856 Verse by Verse Teaching Chlldrens Church Provided ,*dAV1*d41g.] kv/.l iff/O11K! iIl Klge] i Ifl I[I.1 [! !t ;111 ill ! Meeting 9:30 a.m. Sunday Citrus Fair Warner Hall " S. Washington St. -  Warner Uhristia I L'h,rah )'[- / S Claverdale BI Al,,,d,,,,; /(f;...ab,,da,,t /av,'. I S. Claverda, Guests Call 707-239-1107 for information Always Web site: www.vineyardhillscc.org Welcome! Sunday Worship Services - lOam 50 Commerce Lane, Unit C Reuser Business Park, CIoverdale (Across the freeway from Starbucks) PastorBillSchmidt 707.894.5050 CHRISTN SCIENCE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SOCIETY, 424 East Street, Healdsburg. Sunday School 9:00 am. Sunday Church Service 10:30 am. Mid- week testimony meeting, second Wed. of month, 7:30 pm; Reading Room, 307 Cen- ter St., Men. thru Thurs. 12-3 pm. 433-4776 Gilb Christian ChUo. "Open and Affirming" Rev. Hilary F. Marckx, Ph.D., pastor I Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. I 21300 Geyserville Ave. 707 857-3473 The Episcopal Cbureh (.1elomes You! Church of the Good Shepherd Sundays, 10:00 a.m. 122 Main Street Fr. Ed Howell, Vicar 894-5750 Zik S-'EVENrI-DAY ADVENTIST'CHURCH Saturday Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Saturday Worship Service 11 a.m. 1085 S. Cloverdale Blvd. 707 894-4989 Building a community.., i t ii To reach a community! ! Sunday School 9 AM i / i!i;i Worship Service 10:15 AM :::!:j 450 S. Franklin Street 707 894-3274 i[ ;:;: Ill cloverdaletbc@sbcglobal.net ::1 i t a