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pen e rive "ully Sonoma County, CA ! - --4, Pblished weekly since 18 79 118 years of senoing the community September 3, 1997 VoL CXVIII, Issue 36 35 Cents Cloverdale Wine Center " facade work due !o begin ieTradlng Company, Band ander Valley. From Mendocino :i i   iety hasralsed enough money to begin work on retrofitting the Gould-Shaw ,'s museum when it is finally made structurally are busily tearing up flooring on the south side of the building and excavating So far, they have exposed a rubble foundation (the house rests on what resembles an the rubble with a solid concrete, steel reinforced foundation. As more in from concerrmd and thoughtful citizens, completion of the foundation, and strengthen- and ceiling wlU be tackled. (Left) Robert Danek and Frank Rtttiman. e Cloverdale District have for Wednesday, Cloverdale High starting at 6:30 Contractor Craig ose was awarded the $28,000 cbntract by the City Council to build the new facade for the Cloverdale Wine and Visitor Center building at 105 N. Cloverdale Blvd.  Work will commence as soon as materials have been deliv- ered. The exterior plans calls for a complete makeover of the build- ing's profile featuring a trellis motif in keeping with the City Plaza. Antique light fixtures and a crown molded roof line are included. Architect Richard Ruff of Hopland created the new de- sign. Estimated date for completion is Oct. I. Marge Gray, noted Cloverdale artist and historian, is now work- ing on an epic wall mural in the Wine Center's showroom area. The mural is 24 feet long and 11 feet high depicting an afternoon at harvest time in the vineyards. You are invited to come by the Wine Center and see Marge's creation as it is happening. A number of local wineries participated in the Celebrity Wine Train Event providing their premium varietals. Among them were Alexander Fruit and Winery; Chateau Soverain; Clos du Bois; Geyser Peak, Pedron- celli, Wattle Creek in the Alex- County, wineries included Husch, Jepsen, MvDowel and Zellerbach. Senior Center Dining Site Manager Roeemade Martinique (I) preaent- ed Bob Leonard with a certificate or appreciation for his two years of voluntser service as a didvor for the Meals on Wheel's Program. I I Anello will miss his buddy on Liberty Ship of the meeting is 'NVe are trying to problems and come SOme solutions," said of Schools to Carey there was in the amount the district was to aren't sure how it ,but tax revenues were he said. Jerry Superinten- of Business for County Office of will be on hand to of Principal resignation Wednesday Gene Lile be asked to serve according Carey. Dave/mhworth will be the new principal at Sonoma High School. Cloverdale High Principal announces resignation Cloverdale High School Prin- cipal Dave Ashworth has an- nounced that he is leaving CHS for the principal's position at his old alma mater--Sonoma High. Accordingto Ashworth, he and his wife, Eleanor, were raised in Sonoma, beth graduated from Sonoma High, and still h ave fam- ily there. When the principal's position opened up at Sonoma High, they decided to go through the interview process. "It was a nice opportunity. It's a large school, 1,500 students, and it's another challenge," Ash- worth said. Ashworth has been principal at CHS for the past nine years. I think the things I am most proud of are the accomplishments that the staff and the students have achieved in the years I was here I think we've made Cloverdale High School a good place to Ptem turn to I lpOge pop up atChm Clov Springs Development Project. Phase detached traits are baead on 3 models. By Joe AnJo ARer Christine Riker aroused my interest in the opportunity of taking a cruise on the last Liber- ty Shop still afloat, I called my army buddy to invite him and his wife on the cruise. I knew that George would jump at the opportunity to sail on another Liberty Ship. We rode the Will- iam S. Cody (Buffalo Bill) across the Atlantic to land in North Africa. George Ejadian was born and raised in the Fresno area. He attended Selma High School and he married his high school sweet- heart, Mary Emersian. rile was raised on a vineyard where he worked with his father tending to theThompson seedless grapes to be dried into raisins. To hear George tell it the draft got him out of the vineyard work. He did not like to work the French Plow, whatever that was. I doubt very much if he was very far from Fresno, before Uncle Sam put him in uniform. I had not been too far from San Jose before President Franklin Roosevelt wrote me a letter in- viting me to join, or else". During basic traiaing George and I became friends, he Was the very first person of Armenian decent I became acquainted with. Me being born in Sicily, and ac- cording to history we had some- thing very much in common. Many Armenians escaped Tur- key during the time the Turks were wiping out the Armenians from the land, and arrived in Sicily. Even today there is an area populated by people of Arme- nian decent. That is about all of the history lesson for this arti- cle. On the voyage, George, along with most of the other Grs were not very good sailors. Seasick- ness got him and many of the Navy personnel who were mem- bers of the Armed Guard, the crew whose primary job was to man the guns on the ship. Joe Ank It didn't take long for George and me to find ways to get into trouble. We have that knack even today. I called George soon after be- ginning the organizing of the trip to San Francisco. He be- came very interested and led me to believe that he and Mary would make the voyage. I was very happy to hear his enthusiasm. I knew he would make many friends on the ship, by telling them of the many sto- ries we had had on our "cruises" to and from the North Africa- European area. When I called them to let them know the dates andother infor- mation, they gave a very disap pointing message. They cannot make it due to Mary's health. She must be on oxygen constant- ly. She is in a wheel chair all of the time when she is out of the house. She must carry oxygen tanks with her. Each tank lasts only four hours. And because of their devotion to each other, George will not leave Mary un- der anyone else's care. What makes it so disappoint- ing for me is that he and I are the last of the 25 men who returned together. I kept in contact with most of them through letterS, and later by Christmas cards. One by one I received notices of their deaths. As far as we can determine, George and I are the last. He has all of the stories imbedded in his mind, and my Cloverdale friends may not hear them from George. I will, how- ever, feel that George will be on the fan tail as we cruise the bay. The last thing George said, George Eldian "take plenty of pictures, so I can However the Army personnel "take the trip with you." He did promise that he would try to were also trained to man the make a trip to Cloverdale as soon guns in the event the Navy men as Mary feels she can take the could not continue, long drive. I II II I I II