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State Below Chess club See Page 6 003;N Loggers Football See Page 8 Published weekly since 1879 118 years of serving the community Sonoma County, CA April 16, 1997 VoL CXVHL Issue 16 35 Cents declines Fire trict's tax bid proposal too extensive proposal made to the Cloverdale Fire District has been de- the City Council. instructed Coun- Clement to notify of its actions in a April 11. ,had initially offered a for a period of 10 the three years has already taken proposal asked of City prop- revenues to the City of 18 years count- years the transfer place. the counter pro- for negotiations af- ion of the agree- would recognize the to consider is part of the that the r corn- with the highest safety, and at the by the points as set to the District's , Lawrence McLaughlin, recognize that citi- zens benefit from the services provided by the District, they cannot in good conscience create an immutable entitlement for the District for a period of 18 years to be followed by binding arbitration. The Council feels that this would be tantamount to the permanent transfer of property taxes, which it has al- ways thought to be unjustified. The letter further states that the City's prior offer of a ten year transfer to be followed by nego- tiations, remains open. The Council reserves the right to withdraw the offer at any time, the letter concludes. Meanwhile, the District has filed a petition for aWrit of Man- date and a complaint for declar- atory and other relief with the Superior court in order to com- ply with the statute of limita- tions. However, the District has stated it intends to hold off ser- pending further negotia- tions with the City over the dis- pute regarding the transfer of property taxes from the City to the District. The City has paid the District $67,500 for the past three fiscal years. The District also contends that the annual transfer should reflect the cost of living increas- es similar to the increase the county calculates each year in its transfer to the District. )n School Sixth Grade Class release of steelhead into creek Agriculture Literacy and Fairs Alliance Project, in Mr. Giusse's Washington School sixth grade class With Warm Springs Darn, Cloverdale CASTERS, the Fish and Game on a steelhead replenishing project. [Cloverdale Anglers for Steelhead and worked with Warm Springs Fish Hatchery in :the eggs, and provided the gravel for the eggs to hatch in. containing the 30 steelhead eggs was set up at the allowing students to watch them hatch and the fish April 11, Mr. Giusso's class gathered at the home of member Dr. William Van der Weken to watch the released into Sulphur Creek. hopes to continue the steelhead project with money earned from the recent =Brainwave" in 1996, the Agriculture Literacy and Fairs Alliance students to the amazing world of agriculture role in terms of nutritional and economic value. The Amorlcan Legion Auxiliary, William Russell Leo'ford Unit #293 is proud to announce that Merltza Galdos(r) has been accepted as the 1997 Girls State Delegate for Cloverdale High School. Amanda Plumley 0) has been chosen as the Girls State Alternate. Madtza will travel to Southern Cailfofnla to attend the 57th Annual Girls State Sesaion at Pltzer College In Claremont. III I II I III I II I I American Legion Auxiliary announces Girl State Delegate and Alternate ..... The American Legion Auxilia- ry, William Russell Ledford Unit #293 is proud to announce that Maritza Galdos has been accept- ed as the 1997 Girls State Dele- gate for Cloverdale High School. Amanda Plumley has been cho- sen as the Girls State Alternate. Maritza will travel to South- ern California to attend the 57th Annual Girls State Session at Pitzer College in Claremont. June 15-21, Maritza will experi- ence, alongwith 534 young wom- en from high schools throughout California, a citizenship devel- opment program that teaches how our present system of gov- ernment functions at the city, county, and state levels. The girls learn to perform all of the duties of regular elected officials. They set up their own cities, counties, and a mythical 51st state. They run for office, enact city and county ordinanc- es, prepare party platforms, and pass legislation. The purpose of Girls State is to teach our young leaders more about our American heritage and to help awaken appreciation of the privileges and individual responsibilities American citi- zenship. From this practical school of government, the girls "'her way  s People happy. No: learn the part each can play under our system of government, that each can run for office, that each can vote for a candidate of her choice, and that each can have a voice and a part in shap- ing the policies of government. Girls State Delegate Maritza Galdos has lived in Cloverdale all her life. Her parents, Virgilio and Elena, are very supportive of her upcoming experience. Maritza belongs to the St. Pe- ter's High School Youth Group, She acts as a junior class vice president and vice president of the Interact Club at Cloverdale High. She is treasurer of FHA- HERO and a member of the Cal- ifornia Scholarship Federation. Following graduation, Marit- za plans to attend a four-year college to study medicine. She is looking into the Peace Corps. Traveling in Peru and Ecuador as a child gives Maritza a better understanding of other cultures. VIy eyes were opened to the world." When asked about her heroes, Maritza says, =I look up to my mother. She is the strongest woman I know through good times and bad. She goes out of matter what type of situation we're in, she supports me 100%. I can always turn to her for guid- ance. I love her and she is my best friend." Girls State Alternate Amanda Plumley has lived in Cloverdale her entire life. Her sister, Emily, and her mother, Claudia, are very proud of her acceptance as alternate. Amanda is the treasurer of the junior class, Interact Club Pres- ident, FHA-HERO Chapter Pres- ident, a member of the speech and debate club, and on the cross- country track team. She plans to attend a four- year college and pursue a career in the medical field. "I would either like to join my sister at UCLA or attend UC Davis," says Amanda. =I enjoyed being involved in a Youth in Medicine Mentorship Program where I got to experience today's medical field under the guid- ance of various doctors." One of Amanda's heroines is Aimee Mullins, a runner who's legs were amputated and who uses special metal devices to run and compete with the George- town University track team. Emergency center due in Cloverdale The C]overdale Fire Protection District is in the process of orga- nizing an Emergency Operation s Center, EOC to serve the Clo- verdale area. Interested residents are invit- ed to attend an organization meeting at the fire station April 22 when a training schedule will be established. The Sonoma County Red Cross will assist with this training program. Fire Chief Jack Rosevear said he hoped to cultivate a core of Red Cross Liaisons in the Clo- verdale area that will provide shelter management and other Red Cross supported services. Volunteer radio operators will join the district through the vol- unteer auxiliary. They will as- sist with their radio equipment in providing alternate commu- nications and various support functions, accordingto the Chief. Sonoma County's Office of Emergency Services is provid- ing supplies and equipment to assist in organizing the local EOC. Through the assistance of lo- cal resident Clay en and business owner Jolm Gilliland, the District now has a 27 foot semitrailer for. storage of disas- ter supplies. Te Re Cross will hopefully provide 50 cots and blankets for storage in the Clo- verdale area. Cloverdale community blood drive Blood Bank of the Redwoods will be in Cloverdale for a com- munity blood drive on Wednes- day, April 23 from 4 to 7 pm at the Citrus Fairgrounds. Blood donors are needed more than ever. 50% of our communi- ty can give blood, however only 5% do actually donate. Every 3.5 seconds someone needs a blood transfusion in the United States. To be a blood donor is very easy, you must be at least 17 years old (there is no upper age limit), be in good health (free of cold/flu symptoms),bringpicture ID, and have eaten a meal within four hours prior to giving blood. For more information or to make an appointment at the Clo- verdale blood drive, please call the blood bank at 1-800-425- 6634. Agriculture Litoracy and Fairs Alliance Project, Klonts in Mr. Glumm's Wsehington rade clam worked with Warm Springs Dam, Cloverdaie CASTERS, the CIIRm Fair and RM1 on.= mhsed r,N,meg mol (above) OV Leoonem. c,._. F,V CEO  ,m s for tr to Sulphur Creek. (Right) Giumm lass watch am CASTERS Barnett is about to release Ihe fish from Dr. William Van Der Weken's property Into CASTER member  Rommlhail points out to students some Meelhead in the water release.