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Page 4, Cloverdale Reveille, Aug. 14, 1991 Sales are still going strong for Beck Fire According to Michael Pigoni, Marketing Coordinator Ik)r Beck Fire Apparatus, the company is still going trong despite a recent lay-off of .some employees. The company, located on South Cloverdale Blvd., manufactures fin- ished fire trucks with sales in many Clalifornia cities and throughout the nation. Like many companies, Beck has been affected by the recent economic slow-down in the country but not in the usual form of reduced .sales. "Our problem isn't les,': Mr. Pigoni said, "In fact our sales have increased over the last year. The problem is getting the parts to build the fire trucks.' According to the marketing coordinator, orders for fire trucks are still coming in. Bccaum of the inability to get the necessary parts, production at the plant has slowed, leading to the recent lay-off Mr. Pigoni said. He explained that manufuacturers apparently have kept inventories low to avoid being stuck with lots ofparts sitting on their shelves in case the recession continues or deepens. "During the last recession, manufac- tureres were stuck with big invento- ries. This time, 1 guess they don't want the same thing to happen," Mr. Pigoni noted. Because of this problem the Beck company is facing back orders of two to four months duration for such items such as chassis, tires, pumps, and other equipment. The company presently employs around 80 people; before the lay-offs employment was approaching 100. He said that beside the lay-offs, some employees had quit, bringing the number down to around 80. The Beck Fire apparatus company was founded by the Beck family in CIoverdale. The majority of the stock in the compnay was acquired last year by Ottawa Truck Corporation in Kansas which is now the parent com- pany. The Becks still hold stock in the company, Mr. Pigoni explained, but essentially it is now a subsidiary of the Ottawa Truck Corporation. Despite the slow-down in produc- tion, the company has continued with expansion plans new production space has been added and construction is underway for some new offices. Sales are growing, Mr. Pigoni says, and the company has sales people all over the United States. Beck Fire Apparatus builds fin- ished fire trucks using chassis pur- chased from Ottawa Truck Corpora- tion or other companies including Ford, GMC and International. 126th Annual Scottish Gathering and Games City Councilman, Jim Teague, a 20 year veteran of the Scottish Games and Gatherings, and a member of the Caledonian Club who sponsors the event, will be a judge at the events. Mr. Teague reports about 50,000 people came to the games during its 125th anniversery last year. The event is the largest Scottish gathering in the world outside of Scotland. About the games, Mr. Teague stated, "It makes a lot of people happy and does a lot of good. All money raised [after bills are paid] goes to charities." According to Mr. Teague, new this year is the Women's Caber Divi- sion. The Women's Pipe Band from VancodVer;  Canada is" also a big draw The councilman says he is Scot- tish Iy marriage, his wife, Diane, was bom in Scotland and her father, professional piper, David Wright, taught the Sonoma County Sheriff Pipe Band how to play and also teaches children. Teague says there will be dancing contests, pipe contests and lots of cash prizes and trophies awarded. The games, will he held at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa, Sat. Aug. 31,and Sun. Sept. 1, from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Special performances will be made by Scotland's world-famous regi- mental pipe band of the British Army, the Royal Highland Fusiliers, whose regiment burned the White House during the war of 1812, the MacLean Pipe Band from Scotland and the U.S. Marine Corps Band from San Diego. Some of the events will be the Blessing of the Tartans, Highland dancing, gathering of the clans, heavy events, drumming & piping compe- titions, darts, soccer, fiddling and pipe bands. Scottish food and drink, tartans, kilts, caps, folk arts and crafts, jew- elry and mementos of Scotland will be available for purchase. Tickets will be available at the fair grounds. Adults, $11 for one day, $16 for both days. Youths between the ages of 11-16 and seniors 65 and over cost $5 per day. Children under 11 are free (Grandstand seats are $1 to $1.50 extra per day). If you want to support a charity and also see Jim Teague in a Scottish kilt, the games is the place to go Labor Day weekend. "A good time will be had by all", says Mr. Teague. Gary Wilson, left, is pictured with Judge of the American Poultry Association, Paul F. Krael, holding Wilson's prize winning chicken. Cloverdale man brings home top awards from county fair Gary Wilson of Cloverdale once again brought home numerous awards for his poultry in the Sonoma County Fair. He won all top three awards in the bantam divsion: Best of Show, Grand Champion Bantam, and Reserve Grand Champion Bantam.He won Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion in the Large Fowl Cate- gory with his Dark Brown Leghorn and Buff Brahma chickens. Awards were given for best bird in each American Poultry Association recognized breed and Wilson walked away with most of them. He won in the categories of Old English Game, SCCL Glass, AOCCL Class and Feather Legged Class. Wilson also won for Best Bird in Recognized Breed with his Barred Plymouth Rock, Buff Brahma, Dark Brown Leghorn and Mottled Hou- dan. An American Poultry Association Exhibitor #2 and an American Ban- tam Master Breeder and Exhibitor #131, Wilson has been showing poultry since 1968. Wilson got into birds because his parents live on a ranch and says the birds are a family project. "It's a wonderful hobby," says Wilson. He plans on showing gamebirds, turkeys and pigeons at the Harvest Fair held at the Sonoma County Fair- grounds in October. Sunday service on major bus routes begins Along with the autumn sched- ule changes, Sonoma County Transit plans to introduce Sun- day service on all major north, south, east, and westbound routes. In the past, the only Sunday and holiday service provided has been the summertime Route 20 trips to the Russian River tourist and recreation area. The following routes will op- erate year around on Sunday us- ing the same schedule as Satur- day, beginning Aug., 19. Route 60: Santa Rosa, Windsor, Healdsburg, Cloverdale. Route 10, 11, 12, 14: Local serv- ice in Rhonert Park, Cotati. Route 20: Santa Rosa, Sebasto- pol, Forestville, Russian River area. Route 30: Santa Rosa, Kenwood, Glen Ellen, Sonoma Valley to Sonoma Plaza. Route 40: Sonoma Plaza to Peta- luma. Route 44,48: Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park, Sonoma State University, Note: Enclosed with this letter was a check for $1.30 that th e reader addPd to her subscription. She felt it would cover the new tax imposed by the government on newspapers. Governor's new tax on newspapers bad move Editor: I'm surprised that Governor Wilson took this method along with the snack tax to help make up the deficit. Why didn't he rescind the raise Willie Brown slipped in under the gun? Why didn't he clean fraud and greed first? Doughnuts are That is as bad as in the '60s fed's called Catsup a I wish Mary Jo the best in venture. Will miss her by-line. . Dorothy Improvement loan coming to Cloverdale The Cloverdale Communify De- velopment Agency (CDA), in asso- ciation with the Sonoma County Community Development Commis- sion, is introducing two city-wide Low Interest Block Grant loan pro- grams. A Home Improvement Loan Pro- gram would provide homeowners fully amortized direct loans and deferred payment loans at three percent inter- est. "Loans can be used to paint your house, replace your roof, weatherize or insulate your hone, upgrade plumb- ing and electrical systems, replace structural elements which may be damaged due to dry rot or termites or repair a foundation," noted Planning Intern, Jeff Russell, who is directing the program. The Rental Rehabilitation Loan Program provides investors with zero percent nnterest loans for up to 50 percent of rental rehabilitation and six percent interest bank for the full amount req property rehabilitation. The Sonoma County grams also provide additional" ices for loan recipients preparation of loan review of construction estimates and monitorin tors work to ensure t compliance. Income eligibility have been established. To household with one an income level less than two people, $27,450; three $30,900; four people, five people, $37,050. If you are interested in for one of these loans, contaa Russell at 894-2521. Efforts continue to establish for abused cn',ldren in David Vest and Melissa Phillips,of Ukiah, continue their efforts to estab- lish the Rio Rust Children's Home which will be a 12-bed facility in Mendocino County caring for abused children ages 4 to 12. Both individu- als are experienced workers with abused children and they established the Rio Rust Children's Home non- profit corporation shortly after the closure of Clear Water Ranch in Clo- verdale by state officials last April. Mr. Vest and Ms. Phillips were staff workers at Clear Water Ranch prio to its closure. Clear Water was closed for alleg- edly failing to proivde sufficent nightime supervision of sleeping ar- eas. Rio Rust recendyconducted a fun- draising event in Ukiah. The need is it z Suppo Cotati, Petaluma. toraise $150.000to finance the set- rt ting up and initial operations of the home. ,? The founders predict that once it is ,/, ,\\;. established funds will become self- Hoffman House to Cloverd00e Chamber President, EeneratinE j Bruce Reuser, would like to encour-  The new" home will deal 10riman'ly host chamber agea warm welcome be extended to with sexually abused children, they a"er hours these new business members, explain. There is only one other facil- VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL II.. A Business After Hours" network- ing social has been scheduled at the Hoffman House Restaurant located CLOVERDALE NEIGHBORHOOD CHURCH 28 Tarman Drive 894-3445 / at 21712 Geyserville Avenue, Gey- M A,-c: 'C O 'U N T Y .. serville, thisThursday,Aug. 15,from .:, O N O "="7 ''':::i .................... :.--r--.--- 5-Tp.m. ........ * /eb / Proprietors Sara Dunn and Michael t/,'e Ce ratton It., ,.;, . ,, Baldonando are the new owners, and .. have been operating for three months. COMMUNITY CALEND00R Wednesday, August 14 . Emergency Food Panlry, Senior Center, Grange Hall ........................ 9:30-4:00 p.m. United Church .................................... 1:00-3:00 p.m. Green Thumb Garden Club, Vets Bldg .............. 1:00 p.m. Teen Dance, Boys & Girls Club .............. 8:00-11:00 p.m. Roaring 20's Lioness, Grange Hall .................... 7:00 p.m. Saturday, August 17 City Council, City Hall ...................................... 7:30 p.m. Swap Meet, Citrus Fair .............................. 7:00-4:00 p.m. Amercian Legion & Auxiliary, Vets Bldg ......... 8:00 p.m. Thrift Sale, United Church, ..................... 10:00-l:00 p.m. , Thursday, August 15 Sunday, August lg Thrift Sale, United Church ....................... 10:00-3:00 p.m. Swap Meet, Citrus Fairgrounds ................. 7:00-4:00 p.m. Rotary, Vets Bldg ........................................... 12:15 p.m. Farmers Market, Vets Bldg ...................... 10:00-1:00 p.m. ALMA Society, Clvd. Coffee & Ice Cream Co, ! :00 p.m. Monday, August 19 Hometown Workout, Vets Bldg ......................... 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 20 Century Lions, Clovcrdale Coffee Shop ............ 7:00 a.m. Senior Center, Grange Hall....: .................. 9:30-4:00 p.m. Overeaters Anonymous, Fellowship H all ........... 7:30 p.m. I I III H IIII Illill I FLIED YOUNG & COMPANY Mortuaries Chamber "Business After Hours", Hoffman House 21712 Geyservilte Ave., Geyserville ...... 5:00-7:00 p.m. Hometown Workout, Vets Bldg ........................ 6:00 p.m. Duplicate Bridge. Vets Bldg ............................. 7:00 p.m. Italian Catholic Federation, St. Peters ............... 8:00 p.m. Friday, August 16 Senior Day Center, Grange Hall ................. 9:30-2-00 p.m. THE OLD FEED STORE ..  % Hay - Grain - Feed 28301 Redwood Hwy So. ," 8-5:30 Sat9-4 894-5297 Based on Acts J d tot a Ptorer A ( AUGUST 19 TO 23 MONDAY THRU FRIDAY EVENING 7:00 to 8:45 p.m. Ages K thru 8th Climb on Board for a Pioneer Adventure00. ity, located in Beaumont, dealing specifically with this There is a waiting for each bed in the 80 bed they report. Cloverdale will continue 428 N. Cloverdale Blvd. 894-2540 origin . the Family Service Agency In addition Mary Jo member of the currenl The original when was totryl quire the Clear This proved and to Mendocino County. Serving on the Board of are: Ginny Lindstaedt, Ukiah; Patricia McKillican, President, Willits; Loren Chief Financial Officer Black, Cloverdale; Kathleen Secretary, Ukiah and David Ukiah. 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