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Page 8, Cloverdale Reveille, April 30, 1997 GET COMPLETE COVERAGE-GET FARMER&apos;S HOME AUTO BUSINESS LIFE - RETIREMENT ANNUITIES Don't M iss....  .':  : '-'.-:'.':" :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: : ::::5:::::: + :::::::::::::::::::::::::::: ?.:" :S:'- .:;::-v ::':;::;':.%::'-':'.'.'.x ".:.::.:.'.'.,'.x:i.:::i:i:: i:i:"'"-!:': "";.$:':""':;.::i:i:!::"": ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: : ...z. -.<'..!'-. "" .! ii!'"i::,'::. . :'i:i::'-' i : :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Young Writer's Award Barrett Sink, 9 year old Shared Classroom student, was honored as Jefferson School's "Young Writer" for the 1996-97 school year. She received recognition at the Gateway Reading Coun- cils ann ual Young Writer Award Tea held at Sonoma County Of- fice of Education last Thursday afternoon. Her teacher, Ms. Gunnink, reports that Barrett has a portfolio of several stories that she has written during her years at Jefferson. The story below is her winning entry. Planet X By Barrett Sink It was a dark and stormy night. The scientists who had discov- ered the germ of life were exam- ining the germ. The wind howled around them but no one cared. One scientist had shouted earli- er, "I've got it!" And so they had been examining the germ of life for the next two hours. Finally, one of the scientists said, "It's no use, I..7 "I've found something!" shouted out a scien- tist. All the scientists crowded around. 'In this germ," explained the scientist, "there is a matter of fusion. It is neither solid, liq- uid, or gas. I know where it came from." "You do?" asked the scientist. "On Planet X" "But that's im- possible! You must have made a mistake!" shouted another sci- entist. "There is no such place!" added another. "Take a look through this," said the first scientist. Each sci- entist took a look through the telescope. "Whoa," said each sci- entist in turn. "Now who shall we send?" said the first scientist to his fellow scientists. "Aha," he said to himself, then out loud, "There is a young girl named Rebbeca Mason who could han- dle it." So the scientists journeyed to 16749 Dry Creek road, Clover- dale, California 95425 and asked Rebecca's morn "Mrs. Mason, we were wondering if we could see Miss Rebecca Mason?" Jane said yes and let them in and asked them to wait and if she could take their coats. They said yes, and at Jane's invitations sat down in the liv- ing room and waited while Mrs. Mason called, "Rebecca, you have guests." She immediately ap- peared at the top of the stair- way. She said, "Hello, my name is Rebecca Mason and what's yours.  "Never mind what our names are. We are here to ask you if you would go on perhaps a dangerous mission to Planet YO "Well, I would love to go but the answer lies in my mom and dad. I'll go ask them." And with that she vanished in the kitchen where morn had gone when she was descending the stairway. She said yes, but be back in time for dinner. She asked her dad and received the same answer. So she said she. could. They took her to a rocket store and got her spaceship suit and before you knew it, she was in a spaceship and the countdown was at I and then blast-offi Then she was at Planet X! She quickly learned their language, gathered samples of the life germs, and soon it was time to go home. Inventions and other stuff wrap-up Many students took advan- tage of the opportunity to create and display work during"Inven- Stephanie Showers Insurance Agency \\; II We are nowoffering Homeowner's Insurance! Stephanie is located at the mini-storage complex. 555-1 S. 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Mrs. Vogensen's third grade class displayed data from sur- veys on ice cream, chewing gum and battery experiments (sur- prisingly, the Thrifty brand last- ed longer than Duracell or Energizer!). Mrs. Michelon's and Mr. Cogorno's kindergartners used their imaginations to figure out what life was like before some things were invited. We learned which dog food Russell Lemley's dog Snoopy likes best (the most expensive, of course), enjoyed models of volca- noes, spaceships and found out about electricity in the air. Children created some very good inventions such as The Fly- ing Bicycle, The Bright Light, the Recycled Clipboard, the Body Scrubber and "Smallopoly". Upcoming Dates Tuesday, May 6, Day of the Teacher; Thursday, May 8, Open House; "Tuesday, May 13, Pre- Kindergarten Open House; Thursday, May 15, Jefferson Site Council; Wednesday, May 21, Classified School Employee Day; Monday, May 26, Memorial Day Holiday (Non-School Day); Fri- day, May 30, Grandparents's Day; Saturday, May 31, Retire- ment Party; Friday, June 13, Last Day' of School. Saltwater Salmon fishing continues to improve off the coast. The best fishing has been southwest of the Golden Gate. Boats out of Bodega report their customers have been averaging about one fish per rod. Most of party boats have been traveling to the Fort Ross area to troll for salmon 25- 40 feet down. In Fort Bragg, the salmon fish- ing has been generally good. Fish to 25 pounds have been reported lately and the ocean has been generally calm. Most fish have been caught trolling off Fort Bragg in deep water. Remember to watch this year's regulations regarding hook sizes. The limit for king salmon is two fish 24" or better. The steelhead are still in the Russian. Recent rains have mud- died the river a little making roe the bait of choice. There are not too many anglers fishing for them, so your favorite holes will probably be available or at least will not have too much fishing pressure. Pride Committee to meet Tuesday 5/6 The Pride Committee of the Economic Development Commis- sion will meet May 6 at City Hall, 124 N. Cloverdale Blvd. at 5:30 p.m. to discuss landscape design for the Wine Visitor Cen- ter. Also on the agenda will be dis- cussion of a strategy for down- town properties and a review of priority parcels and the status of the Anti-Grafitti program. CHS Students participate in special Sonoma County Medical Association program Clear Lake The bass fishing is rated gen- erally good. Most fish are being picked up on rubber worm colors like witches tea, oxblood, and junebug II work especially well. Most have been rigging their worms on a 2/0 or 3/0 hook and a couple of split-shot. Catfishing has been hit and miss, but there have been a few large catfish reported south of Lakeport. Lake Mendocino The smallmouth and black bass bite has been fair to good this week, most believing that warmer weather will turn on the bite. There have been a few stripers caught using topwater shad im- itations when the stripers are feeding on the surface. Others have used live shad minnows under a bobber. There have been a few red eared perch caught on jibs and worms at the north end of the lake. This week the Mendocino Lake Striper Association in conjunc- tion with PC_E and the Depart- ment of Inland Fisheries, will plant 2,000 14"-16" the lake. The legal striped bass is two fish better. Lake Pillsbury Last weekend's Bassers very well for those ed. Bill Dabbs first place winner stringer of over 19 in the 6-9 pound range. were throwing fishing rubber worms. The fish were caught in places around the lake in deep water. There was good red ear perch bite oW pie jigs fished this writing only the is open for travel to the Trout plants Lafayette Reservoir, Lake, and the East the Russian cino are scheduled for planting this Last week Phoenix Bon Tempe Lake in Matin I ty were planted with trout. The Cheesecake Lady, celebrates 15th ann" The Cheesecake Lady, Inc., is celebrating its 15th anniversary this spring, and will mark the milestone with a Cheesecake Extravaganza, open to the pub- lic, on Saturday, May 10 at its Hopland bakery. The celebra- tion will feature a 15 foot cheese- cake, free samples, 10 inch cheesecakes marked down to $15, a cheescake eating contest, bakery tours and much more. In honor of their 15th year, The Cheesecake Lady will offi- cially introduce a new dessert, a Peanut Butter Mendocino Mud Puddle. "We inject an ounce of Peanut Butter Mousse into our ultra-chocolaty Mendocino Mud .......... ...................... " " " games For the past two years Cloverdale High School has been asked to exhibition recommend students for a county wide program sponsored by the Sonoma County Medical Association. As Science Chair and a biology teacher I recommended the following students because of their excellent work in my classes. SCMA selected them to partic- ipate in the program and I was pleased that they were able to attend. Here are their comments. Keep in mind that both students are extremely active in all kinds of school and community programs. Also that they represent our school, their families, and this community very well. We should all be proud of them. Zita Konlk My name is Zita Konik and I am a senior at Cloverdale High School. I have recently participated in the "Youth in Medicine" Mentorship program sponsored by the Sonoma County Medical Association. Through this program, I was able to experience and learn about the jobs of various doctors by %hadowing  them during their day. This was my second year in the program, so I have been able to learn from a broad variety of doctors. I plan to attend UCLA in the fall and major in biology under the premedical program. I ultimate- ly plan to become a general practice or sports doctor. Participation in this program definitely helped me to make that decision. Last year, I was able to spend a day with a surgeon and actually stand by in the operation room during two surgeries. I also was able to visit a sports doctor, where I was able to get more information in a field I was considering. This year I visited a general practice doctor and a radiologist. By being able to learn from a broad variety of doctors, I may have an easier time when I decide which field of medicine I wish to pursue. This program is great for any student who is serious in pursuing a career in the medical field because it gives the student a hands on knowledge of the jobs in the medical field, something that can't be learned in a book. Amanda Plumley Recently Zita Konik and I were accepted into the Sonoma County Medical Association's youth in Medicine Mentorship Program. It was a rewarding sneak-peek into the real world of medicine today. The program lasted two weeks with an orientation to begin with and a wrap-up session at the end. During my two week experience I visited two doctors that are practicing in Sonoma County. The first day I went to Petaluma Valley Hospital to shadow a radiologist there by the name of Dr. Fishbein. I saw a lot of x-rays that day and learned a lot about the machinery and public relations in a hospital. The second day I visited an obgyn by the name of Dr. Merkouris. She was an inspiration in the field of study that I someday hope to pursue. I spent a whole day from 8:30 am until 6:30 pm learning about the growth of fetuses and assisting in small office procedures such as sonograms and listening to the babies heartbeat. The best part of the day was watching the birth of a baby at Memorial Hospital. The experience of the SCMA Youth Mentorship program was one I will never forget. I encourage anyone to be involved in this program next year. Cake, then dunk it in and sprinkle ground top," says Production REPORT GRAFFITI VANDALISM ON THE GRAFFITI HOTLINE 894-1755 Sponsored by the Cloverdale Economic  ion since 1988. In testing witt tomers--restaurants, fes and specialty Puddles are already a dous hit. The general public is at the Cheesecake house and Cheesecake ganza on May 10. enough to enter the eating contest, please call ', CAKE-LADY for an entry For more information Paul Levitan at (707 Sonoma County Crushers May 16 and The Sonoma County Crushers announced their plans today in- cluding two exhibition games at Rohnert Park Stadium that will be open to the public. Thirty players will be signed and invited to camp on May 8. By May 23rd, the Crushers will need to reduce their roster to 22 players, including at least five rookies and at most six veterans with five or more years of profes- sional experience. Eleven play- ers have been invited back from 1996's team: Christian Black- burn, Tony Coscia, Kris Frank, John Fuller, Scott Hopgood, Allen Jackson, Lee Langley, Carter Masterson, David Mow- ry, Bobby Sherwood and Brook Smith. Manager Dick Dietz expects a very competitive camp as ber of outstanding new have been signed by ers, including last ern league MVP John Casey from Long and Tim Wallace from Springs. All tickets for the two exhibition games are: seats General May 16th the C the Chico Heat at 1:30 on May 17 the Salinas also at 1:30 pm. TicketS on sale at 1 game only. Opening night of the son is May 23. TicketS Crusher games are phone at 588-8300 or at office at the stadium. Earthquake tips According to the US Geologi- cal Survey, the chances of an earthquake in the greater Bay Area measuring 7.0 or more on the Richter Scale occurring in the next 30 years are 67%--that's a two out of three shot. April is earthquake preparedness month and the Red Cross urges Sono- ma County residents to act now to prepare for the next big earth- quake. Red Cross offers these tips: Duck cover and hold. Teach your family what to do during the earthquake. Do not run out- side (broken glass causes most earthquake related injuries). Do not try to move to a doorway. Instead, duck, cover and hold onto a sturdy piece of furniture. If you're in bed, cover your head with pillows. In a car, pull over slowly and avoid over and un- derpasses. Store water. Plan to be self- sufficient for three days after a big earthquake. Store one gallon per person per day. Enough for a three-day supply. Don't forget your pets, too. Put a disaster kit in your car and at work. Include sturdy shoes, a flashlight and AM ra- dio. Do you have water in your car? At work? Set up an out-of-the-area con- tact person. It may be call out-of-state than town. Make sure your family has the their wallet. Prepare a Family Plan. Prepare Disaster Store one at home, one car and at work. Have dren prepare one from school backpack with items, including a family graph as well as fond comfort foods that will Learn First Aid and ter a major quake, many I will need first aid as are overwhelmed. In Oct. 96, Pacific Electric and Cross launched tiative to help people pave for disasters. mtivate peo[ steps toward disaster ness and to increase the self-sufficienc families for the first 72 after a disaster. For a free Packet on earthe preparedness, call to (888)542-4242. To ty residents should call cal Red Cross at