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July 16, 1997, Cloverdale Reveille, Page 7 islature approves aid to libraries has approved thatwill help com- libraries raise addition- to meet rising costs and g resources. 25-6 vote, the approved SB 154 that county boards of su- sto place before voters a to increase local sales 118 or 1/4 The have to be two-thirds of coun- uired to spec- revenue collected from tax be used exclu- public libraries. The be used to sup- not supplant exist- for local public authored by Sen- Thompson (D-Napa was approved by the week on a biparti- goes to the for his signature. e measure is shrinking bud- many localities library staff, cut op- hours postpone new acquisitions and ultimately close libraries throughout the state. "Without an additional source of revenue, many of our commu- nity libraries will be forced to close their doors for the last time," Thompson said. "We have the opportunity to stop this erosion by providing local communities the power to save these trea- sures. This is an effort to provide local voters with the ability to provide the funds necessary to save and enhance libraries in their own communities." According to the California Li- brary Association, public librar- ies in California have the fewest hours of service per capita in the national. Factoring in inflation, per capita support for California public libraries has decreased by almost 20 percent since 1977. Over the past five years, book budgets throughout the state have been slashed by $30 mil- lion. If signed into law by the Gov- ernor, Whompson's measure would generate $780 million for libraries if every county in the state approved a 1/4 percent sales tax increase. A 1/8 percent in- crease would generate $410 mil- lion. The base sales tax in Califor- nia is 7 and 1/4 percent. The current rate varies between counties due to their ability to ask voters for higher rates to pay for additional public services. The highest rate is San Fran- cisco's 8.5%. Thompson's bill would change current law which allows coun- ties to ask voters to approve a 1/ 2 percent sales tax increase for public libraries. Library support- ers believe the current level may be too high for some communi- ties to achieve a 2/3 vote and advocate givingcounties the flex- ibility to place 1/4 or 1/8 percent increases on the ballot. SB 154 is supported by the California Library Association, the California State Association of Counties, the Association of Bay Area Governments, the Cal- ifornia Tax Reform Association, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Humboldt County and Solano County. Baptist Church Vacation Bible School 'Wild and Wonderful Good News Stampede will be the theme of Vacation Bible School at First Baptist on July 28-August 1 from 6:30 pm to 8:45 pro. All children four through sixth grade are welcome. Each evening's will include Bible stories, singing children's Christian a Western flair, enjoying games of the Far West, cowhand crates, and eating down-home ranch refresh- be a closing program on Friday, August 1, at 7:45 pm relatives and friends to attend. Each class will make and an overview of the week's "Wild and Wonderful )ede" activities will be shared. Refreshments will at the close of the program. Church is located at 450 Franklin St. If your child Bible School, please call Mr. and 3441 ahead of time so that pick-up routes Jeseica Ann Edens, 9, was sin- gled out by Cloverdale Pollce for her safe bicycling. She received a Longs T-shirt and ice cream from Picks. Craig and Cheryl McMIIlan are pleased to announce the birth of their son, John Jams McMiIlan, who was born Apr. 18, 1997 at Knoxville Tennessee. The Mc Mill- ans are in Cloverdale now, visit- ing family, but will be treveilng to the Middle East soon to live in Kuwait where Craig is coaching basketball. Little John's great grandmother is Maxlne Malin of Cloverdale; paternal grandpar- ents are John and Pat McMiIlan, Cloverele and the baby's mater- hal grandparents live in Tucson, AR. Meeting to provide info on becoming foster parents An informational meeting for people interested in becoming foster parents will be held at the Family, Youth and Children's Services Building, 23000 Pro- fessional Drive, Santa Rosa, California 95403, Thursday, Aug. 7, 1997, 6 pm to 8:30 pm. For more information call (707)527-2245, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 12 noon. AISE updates website The American Intercultural Student Exchange, a non-profit organization, proudly announc- es the unveiling of its newly updated web site. The updated site offers a wealth of informa- tion to those who may be inter- ested in sending their son or daughter overseas for a year of study, or to individuals who wish to participate as volunteers, as well as those who are consider- ing opening their homes to an AISE exchange student. "The AISE web site offers something for anyone who wish- es to learn more about the world around them," commented Kevin Donaker-Ring, author of the site. For those interested in host- ing an exchange student in their homes, the new AISE web site offers the opportunity to browse student photos and read profiles on-line, something which was not offered on the previous site. The new site also boasts new in- depth online forms with which families may request the sex and country of origin of their ex- change student, and potential exchange students may request information on a particular des- tination. For more information on the AISE program, please call 1-800- SIBLING, or visit the updated web site at http:// www. sibling.org. Pick up some treasure from Stuff & Such Antiques & Collectibles Mark and Barbara Falleri offer collectlbles and TV repair. It's hard to walk into Stuff & Such Antiques & Collectibles and not leave without some treasure- -sometimes quite literally. Own- er Barbara Calleri said she once sold a small sterling silver brace- let to a woman for $3 dollars. The woman had it appraised and discovered it was an original Na- vaho baby bracelet worth $250. Well, Barbara won't make boo- boo's all the time, but a visit to Stuff& Such is well worth it. The store is jam packed with furniture, jewelry, lamps, fish- ingpoles, prints and frames, and glassware ranging from 1850 to present. In the back of the store, Mark runs TV Plus, and repairs all makes and models of televisions and most electronics (but not VCR's). Stop by and find that some- thing you just can't live with out. It's guaranteed they have it! They are open Wed-Sat 10-5; Sun 10to 2pm, at 121 N. Clover- dale Blvd. There number is 894- 2695. Clear,rater Lodge Manzanita Nursing & Rehabilitation Center 24 Hr. Skilled Nursing Specializing in Rehabilitative Care 300 Cherry Creek Road Cloverdale 894-5201 I Cloverdale's own retirement home for seniors at 695 Cherry Creek Rd. Filma Walton. Administrator Visiting Home Care /.aura K. Clopton, RN -- Clinical Director-AdminLtrator ...... NEw.L-6;cA-:r-io00V+- -1 P 240 N Cioverdak Blvd., #B Cloverdak Phone 894.8664. Fax 894-2499 Ill 00plain House Rtial Assisted Living For Seniors v 24 Hour Assisted Care Well Balanced, Nutritional Meals Activities for Residents Canng, Dedicated Staff We strive to meet the needs of our residents in a loving and caring manner." 311 Champlain Street * Cloverdale 894-8699 ttittelstadt Lynn Dougan Randy Mittelatadt P.O. 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