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C;LOVERDALE REVEILLE, CLOVERDALE, CALIFORNIA WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2011 -- Page 5 Everyone does littl to achieve more By Paula Wrenn t ~ There is an important distinction between Cloverdale's Relay for Life and other cancer &mdraisers. Relay not only raises money for cancer research and treatment, a large por- Won of the money raised in Cloverdale provides services directly to fami- lies living with cancer right here in our community. ~! Through its survivor celebrations, the event reminds us of the many ~ancer success stories. While we cannot allow ourselves to become corn- placent, we can certainly be grateful that strides are being made. TheRelay Jefferson School Principal, Aracely Romo-Flores receives new American is an annualcelebration of successes and re-dedication to life-giving objec- and California flags delivered by Don Reed from the Cloverdale American ~ves. Legion Posti The new flags will feel the local breezes as soon as the school Cloverdale's Relay for Life has for several years been a top fundraiser in maintenance department is able to install a new rope and snap hooks. A this community. Some amazing teams comprised of creative, energetic ceremony is planned for the children to celebrate the new flags by the ~loverdalians work on their goals throughout the year to give cancer school when all is completed. patients more birthdays. I am so grateful for these generous folks, but not everyone is a super-fundraiser or a super donor. Relay needs us all, doing what we can. A relative newcomer to this event, I am again working with Alexander :Valley Regional Medical Center's team, Step into Health. These busy 'individuals must divide their days between work, family, other personal :demands, and volunteering. Whose time isn't limited? Reality for most of us is that we cannot devote more than a few hours during each of several weeks before the event. That is why we are reprising and expanding on a theme from last year that I like to call "The Power of 10." The Power of 10 conveys the idea that more individuals, each doing a little, can add up to a lot. Rather than wish we could do "We Pow of 10" more, we congratulate one another for doing whatever we can. For example, team members need only devote 10 minutes to calling friends for 10 days in order to obtain donations. Or, perhaps they will send 10 emails for 10 days, asking each person if they can donate $10 to our team effort. Or they can invite 10 friends to help them collect donations so they can then walk 10 laps together at the June 4 event. Even our donors are asked for $10, but we welcome whatever they can contribute. ~l We know that the Power of 10 will help us accomplish another impor- tant Relay objective by involving more people, who will touch more people for future Relays. Even if the donations are modest, the more people who are aware and involved, the more successful Relay will be, ~,ear after year. ~ If you would like to donate or join Team Step into Health, you can email one (see below) or leave a message at AVRMC's Community Wellness ~Project line 669-1803. We'd love to have you join us, but if you prefer to Fake this idea and put together your own team, go ahead. We're competing ~gainst cancer, not one another. More as we proceed. i Feelingflush? " While we're on the subject of Relay, if you've noticed a purple "flush ~throne" moving around town to sit in front of various businesses and in private residence front yards, you can have the same honor by reserving your time with it. If someone else has it delivered to you, a little donation ,will be your ticket to send it off to someone else you know who happens to be flush. Here's a thought: Send it to the home of one of your poker buddies who could use a royal flush. I wonder if the homeowners on Foothill calculated having the throne in ~heir front yard just in time for the Royal wedding or if that was just ~ivlne, er, royal providence. For informatiori about'Darkinh the purple ~ y~[~errett pf~icG~cail'Tracy Koch~ 669.0476~ 6r~J2078. Reader request Earth-loving reader June Tolbert flatters me by assuming I know how ~he can responsibly dispose of spent household batteries here in town. I had to call upon my trusty research assistant - me. The Sonoma County Waste Management Agency website i(recyclenow.org) describes where and how to make arrangements for p., roperly unloading or recycling all sorts of hazardous materials, including ~telivering batteries to the main dump at Meacham Road. But Tolbert had ing a press release: put the contact info in the body of your message. The ~Reveille staff is doing their best, but it is up to you to get the important Friend for Life Program at AVRMC Alexander Valley Regional Med- clinical breast exam. An annual ical Center continues to offer free clinical breast exam is a simple and clinical breast exams to any woman painless exam that literally saves aged 18-49 through its Breast lives. Friends for Life Program (BFFL). Cloverdale-Geyserville women The BFFL program, funded by a can call 894-4229, Monday thru Fri- grant from Komen for the Cure, day, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., for an San Francisco is one more way appointment. Please mention the AVRMC strives to build a healthy BFFL program when calling. It is tomorrow, not necessary to be a regular pa- The Susan G. Komen for the Cure tient at AVRMC. grant helps low-income, under-in- Hurry! Time is running out. Ap- sured, uninsured, and women with pointments must take place by May extraordinarily high deductibles, 31, 2011, to qualify under the cur- access the recommended annual rent grant. ave a hoped there would be a drop-off site close to home. Voila! The website declared, once again, that ACE (Hardware) is the place. When I verified ~that, I was told that they would like you to tape the both ends of the ~atteries to make sure they don't leak. Did you know those innocent- ~ooking button-style camera and watch batteries need to be disposed of }ust like an alkaline or rechargeable battery? cause. While on the subject of common household toxics, please do not flush or Then, you send the picture of ~iscard medicines in the garbage. The chemicals accumulate in our water- your cute baby to another Key ways and do great harm. As for fluorescent light tubes, I'm told, but did Clubber, via e-mail. Your child's hot have time before deadline to confirm that Home Depot in Windsor picture is placed on the site where .takes them. Check the agency website or call 795-2025 to get your recycle people "vote" by clicking "like" on q and disposal questions answered, the baby's photo. There are two Thanks, June. You have done your bit for planet stewardship this week. categories. These are 0-12 months New gallery, more info and 1-3 years. The child in each cat- I couldn't be more thrilled about the gallery going into Copper Towers. egory who receives the most t:or years I've hoped someone would restore life there. Unfortunately, the "votes" by May 10 will win a gift gallery organizers made a common press release mistake in their piece basket of goodies valued at approx- that appeared last week. They assumed the information on their letter- imately $100. The goodies include head was sufficient to provide contact details. Of course, I heard from a items of use for the baby, and also ~rustrated reader who wanted to get in touch. The telephone number is ones for the parents, like a gift cer- ~94-4331 and the email address is towersgallery@sonic.net if you want to tificate for a massage session. send electronic images of your art for consideration. If you haven't got a baby to enter, , Best wishes to the gallery and a gentle reminder to anyone contemplat- don't forget to go online to check out the site and vote for the baby in each category that you think is cut- est! But, hurry, May 10 will be here before you know it! -Sue Cummins ~tuff in the transferrable copy. Who said that? Some months ago in an email chat-up with a council member, they were ~intrigued with my reference to the northern portion of our county as {'NoSoCo." Since that time, a certain plucky red-headed administrator ~iscovered a new angle. During the April 27 council meeting, the remark ~vent thusly: "I have to be careful about saying 'NoSoCo" because I real- ;ized that cities in the southern portion of the county could then be referred From the Editorial Desk... to as "SoSo'." Snickers all "round. ' ":Do you have a suggestion for this column or another viewpoint? Write to Paula Wrenn c/o the Reveille, or email paula@thewriteangle.com. Measure G bonds have been sold Thanks to the voters of Cloverdale, the Cloverdale Unified School Dis- trict (CUSD) will soon be able to embark on many improvements at Clo- verdale schools, including renovation and upgrade of existing classrooms and school facilities and installation of solar energy to save on yearly energy bills. The Measure G bond for $17 million was approved by voters in Novem- ber of 2010. The first series of bonds were sold in early March for $8 million. According to Greg Isom, of Isom Advisors, the district was able to receive good ratings from S&P. He reported that S&P gave the district a "A-" rating and in the opinion of S&P the ratings reflect "growth in the District's tax base, a good local economy, coupled with strong income indicators, and a low debt burden" The district also secured an insurance bid from Assured Guaranty, which allowed the bonds to be sold as "Aa3" (Moody's) and "AA plus" (S&P). Although these ratings are not the high- est possible, they are high, and very strong. Because of these strong rat- ings, the district was able to sell $8,002,406.05 of bonds. The ratio of debt service to principal is 1.2895, which means that for every dollar of principal there is $1.08 of interest. The 2010-11 tax rate is $38 per $100,000 of assessed value, which is the rate estimated to voters at the time of the election. According to the firm, the district has met the specific financing objec- tives which include to: secure strong credit rating; sell bonds negotiated and lower overall borrowing costs; maximize construction fund proceeds and minimize interest rate expense; and maintain the tax rate estimated to voters. 35 INDUSTRIAL DR. (707) 894-3682 OUR RATES ARE LOWER THAN MOST. 6X6 =$45 :12X12 = $95 6X12 = $61 10X26 =$145 10X30 = $157 SECOND MONTH FREE ON SELECTED SIZES NO ADMINISTRATIVE FEES NO DEPOSITS, 24 HOUR ACCESS ON SITE MANAGER OFFER SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE Would you put your money on that? Do you believe that it's im- portant to make every effort to pro- vide assistance in the fight to stamp out prematurity in babies? If your answer to either of these questions is a resounding "yes", then the Clo- verdale High School Key Club March for Babies "Cutest Baby Contest" may be for ~oti! ......... What you need to do is go onli~ to Facebook and type in "Cutest Baby Contest." That will take you to the site where you will find all the rules for how to enter your cute baby. In a nutshell, here is what you need to know: There is a $10 entry fee sent to the Key Club Trea- surer in a check made out directly to the March for Babies. You can do like I did, if you want, and make the check out for more than $10, be- cause it's a direct donation to the :Ha#e you got a cute baby picture?If ...... so, you should enter it in the Cloverdale High School Key Club March for Babies Cutest Baby Contest. Do it now, as the contest ends by May lOth. To find out the rules of the contest, visit "March for Babies Cutest Baby Contest" on Facebook. Open at 2 p.m. .~ ~.~,~ Sunday, May 8 , Advance Reservations Requested 504 N. Cloverdale Blvd. (707) 894-0885 Cloverdale Police Memorial May 14 Join your Cloverdale Police De- partment in the downtown plaza for their annual Cloverdale Police Memorial on Saturday, May 14 starting at 9 a.m. The purpose of the memorial is to honor past and present law enforce- ment officers, acknowledge the 2010-2011 Officer of the Year and the Employee of the Year. Complementary coffee and past- ries will be served after the ceremo- ny. Privacy Space & Views Large home at the end of a private road with deck, pergola and custom outdoor kitchen. Borders a large ranch. $845,000 Ron & Jane Pavelka 894-1575 A Home of Distinction Elegant Del Webb single story on a peaceful cul-de-sac. Unique floor- plan w/lO' foot ceilings, spacious kitchen & generous storage. $596,000 Debbie Adler 292-0688 Fabulous Private Getaway Open beam 3BD/2BA + loft on two usable acres with river access. Walls of windows, deck and scenic views! $649,000 Lisa Dawson 953-9545 A Private Retreat Lovely home w/newly remodeled kitch, great nn, hdwd firs, master w/pri- vate bath, sep. bonus suite, great yard & deck. cloverdalefarm house.com $469,000 Elissa Morrash 694-8821 Mother's :Day is here! Remember your loved ones with a gift from.. Natural Gemstone Jewelry Designed & Handmade by Katie Bockelman Hand-Crafted Wire.Jewelry Earrings, Rosaries Expansion Bracelets & Necklaces One-Of-A-Kind Unique Pieces : On SALE Now at: Antiques & Uniques and Cloverdale Pharmacy Mother's Day Sale 30% OFF 707-391-0118 katieb ock@att.net