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ster Below Restaurant re-modeled See Page 6 Volunteer honored See Page 7 Published weekly since 1879 Sonoma County, CA August 6, 1997 VoL CXVIII, Issue 32 35 Cents rescues little boy from drowning WilIito resident and truck driver for Rebotarro a three-year-old boy from drowning last week. Watchful eye and rapid response saves child Inc. is putting the final touches on a 1.2 million dollar update. The update includes a water clarification water run off, a 620 foot by 15 foot tall concrete sound suppression and wind break. 2 acres of concrete slab will be poured to go with flready in place which makes it possible for water for dust control in the summer and keep the cleaner in the winter," Reuser stated to owner Bruce Reuser, he feels the investment is to operate in the 90's where government agencies you use the best management practices available.  environmental updates are already being planned for Inc, was founded in the mid 1970s over a lunch time dice t place now known as Hamburger Ranch. Reuser's first shop of Gerdes Auto Wreckers. into the # 1 position as the largest business in the United States with annual production rate of yards of sawdust and wood chips sold. And in 1997 is expected to go over half a million cubic yards. By Robin Kramo A little three-year-old Bene- cia boy, Christopher O'Brian, owes his life to the watchful eye of a truck driver, familiar with the treacherous turns of the Russian River, who pulled him out from under a canoe and brought him back to life with rescue breathing. The O'Brian family was ca- noeing the Russian River July 30 around 1:23 p.m., when they construct a 620 foot by 15 foot tall concrete wall sound suppression and wind break. ly--worried that if their canoe flipped, they wouldn't be able rescue their two little children. Her intuition was right and the canoe tipped over. She raced out of her big rig, dove into the water and pulled little Christo- pher out from under the canoe. When she brought him to the surface, his skin was blue. Han- cock immediately performed CPR and started him breathing again. She then transported the family in her truck up to Sham- rock Materials where Clover- dale paramedics took over. Christopher was kept at Healdsburg General overnight for observation and was released the next day. Efforts to contact the family for more information were unsuccessful. Renshaw sentendng August21 Roland Dean Renshaw, Jr., the 3 l-year-old Cloverdale man tak- en into custody ai>er ahigh speed chase with Cloverdale Police that ended with him hitting a tele- phone pole and rolling his BMW in April, plead no contest to the felony charge of evading a police officer and a misdemenaor drunk driving charge, according to the Sonoma County District Attor- ney's Office. Cloverdale Police Officer Michael Davis alleged that Ren- shaw ran a red light at Clover- dale Blvd. and Citrus Fair Drive. The officer's report stated that he turned on his emergency lights to stop the vehicle when the driver allegedly accelerated to evade the officer who then activated his siren and went into pursuit. The officer stopped the pur- suit when he alleged the suspect vehicle exceeded 100 m.p.h.. Rounding a bend, the officer mmto Five students from Cloverdale High School traveled to San Di- ego in early July to attend the FHA-HERO National Meeting. These students had won the hon- or to represent California in the STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) Events com- petitions. They were Eva Chu, Maritza Galdos, Robin Gurries, Alex McNulty and Callie Reese. It was an eventful trip for them. It began with months of prepa- ration for each competitive event. Callie and Robin were teamed up in an event titled, -'hapter Showcase". They created a free standing exhibit and a ten minute presentation which de- scribed the over-all program of Plem turn to poge 6 All five of the Clovwdale studente pow wllh Ihelr gold  around their necks. (Front row, from left) Eva Chu, Callle Reeu, and Robin Gurrles. (Back row) Ikdtza Galdos and Alex IkNulty. Aden-shun World War II Alex McNulty received national recognition for the chapter cony munlty outrmch Wrolect on U'afflc eafe oducatlon. Madtza Galdos and Mrs. Cum- mins pose before s preeemation made to  on inlueing ca- reer pmlmmtlon Imo tho cuntcu- lum. overseas veterans Liberty ship to set sail in October By Joe Anelio Aman Llon Post rvice OffSet Over 50 years ago you were given an all expense paid round trip to a foreign county in Eu- rope or the Pacific area. The trip was not'of your choosing. The voyage was paid for by the friends and neighbors who chose you to become a member of the armed forces.  ARer training, you were or- dered to carry your A Bag and your B Bag aboard a Liberty Ship in preparation for the jour- ney to an unknown destination. To a country where little or no English was spoken. You were fed two meals a day, drank de- salinated water, and your pas port was either a rifle or a 45 automatic pistol, the macb-lne guns and cannons of the Liberty Ship, and the US Navy backing up your landing. Afl the extended voyage, and days and days ofnothingbut sky and ocean; sometimes as long as a month, you arrived at your "mystery destination'. During the trip you see flying fish, por- poise and sea gulls. You and the other passengers are always on the lookout for submarines. If you were lucky--none were sight- ed, nor did one see your ship. During the luxurious cruise all passengers were dressed in the popular fashion, the style of the day--olive drab. This style was so well accepted it lasted about four years. If you can look back on these and other experiences, you are one of the fortunate former mem- bers of the armed services dur- ing World War H. Now you can plan to partici- pate in a trip that should bring many of the ond' memories to mind. The William Russell Ledford Post 293 of the American Legion is planning a nostalgic trip dur- ptsase tom to bo pep II I IIII II I I I I IIIII IIII ii ,i! ,, i, ,: i ,, hit a turnabout a mile south of First Street Bridge.  Rroflght AI Doleid card Chritophor O'Orlan to the ambulance. Inoook  CPR on O'Brkm. He was tranortl to Hldaburg General whore he was kt owmlght foe observation, and "I was watching them. I've m4wml tlw xt day. seen people flip there before;.,. Patricia Hancock, a Willits res--. - ' ................................ ident and driver for Steve Rebo- Inc. puts final touches___ _.,_n Trucking said." " FHA-HERO brings home the gold traveling along Levee Road enwronmental upgruue whe, she saw the family. She watched them particularly close-