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PAGE 14 -- WEDNESDAY, DEC. 1,2010 CLOVERDALE REVEILLE CLOVERDALE, CALIFORNIA Santa Claus will be at the Christmas Tree lighting this Friday, Dec. 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the downtown Plaza. Kids will be able to let him know what's on their lists this year. The Cloverdale Lions Club will be serving hot chocolate, cider and donuts. The tree lighting takes place rain or shine, and has for many, many years. Dress warmly and be part of this Cloverdale tradition. These are some photos from last year's Tree Lighting. The old Gould-Shaw House to be at Museum. House and Bou House Dec. 3 f enee By Paula Wrenn In police work a "person of interest" can best be described as someone the police want to learn more about. This isn't police work, but we hope this new and occa- sional feature in The Reveille will introduce to you some of the interesting people the Reveille encounters. These are the people whose contributions are quietly woven into the fabric of Clover- dale and the newspaper. If you enjoy reading your Reveille every week, you should know the work, talent and dedica- tion that goes into putting it together is far more than you might imagine. That is why the first "person of interest" is Dene6 Rebottaro who is someone who contributes a great deal to the smooth operation of the newspa- per. Dene4 Doyle, her given name, was in the third grade when her family moved to Cloverdale in the early 1980s. Though Dene6 and husband James Rebottaro both attended Cloverdale High School, it wasn't until he returned from college in Arizona and she from Arkansas that they met. Their fa~y is complete with daughter DezareG 15, and son, Anthonie, 8. A year after the birth of her second child, Rebottaro came to elps rin local news Dened Rebottaro, left, with daughter Dezare6 her son Anthonle and husband James. work at the Reveille as a part-time temporary employee. She worked flexible hours to meet the de- mands of raising a young family. "I was initially hired to answer telephones, take classified ads arid handle customer service so Neena~ [Hanchett] would have more time~ to work on the telephone directo-i! ry," she explains. *'~X kids, and plmdkidsl i Receive I entry for every 100 pc) nts earned. 30 minutes sel a winner to choose a Elr from the prize pyramid! " 0 Earn more entries t select -BIGGER AND BETTER PRIZES! Dra ng every 30 minutes to, Midnight,. COUPON EXPIRES NOVEMBER 30, 20"10. OFFER FOR ~ ~ L~ " NEW PLAYERS CLUB MEMBERS ONLY. FOOD COUPON " ~ GOOD FOR $10 OFF ANY SINGLE MENU ITEM ON THE BAR E, GRILL OR STEAKHOUSE MENU INCLUDING BUFFET OFFERINGS. One coupon per person, per day. Offer not valid with any other coupons offers or Rromotions. HoplandSho-Ka-Wah Casmo re~ervesthe right to modify or discontinue this promotion without notice. ~o cash value VALID PHOTO ID REQUIRED. 7 "k commun Within a few months Hanchett Publishing invited her to become a full-fledged member of the production office. They saw in her an eagerstudent and began training her in the process of building ads and pages, organiz- ing classified ads and legal notices etc. "Now the only thing I don't do is write and I'd like to work on that, too," she says. Unless you've worked in the industry you can't fully appreciate the rigid schedules and challenge of newspaper deadlines. Even in a weekly paper there are daily deadlines. Monday and Friday production days are always hectic. Tuesday is delivery day. Wednes- day and Thursday are for process- ing photos, news stories, emails, building ads and sending ad proofs for approval. In a small office of five, with only three full- time staff, it falls to an already overworked co-worker if someone falls ill or forgets to do something. And then there are the extra projects. "Deadlines are especially scary when we have an added project, such as the special section for Fall Sports, the Citrus Fair or CHS graduation," she says. "But you also feel a huge satisfaction when theproject is complete and people tell:you they enjoyed it. I still have my own Reveille Graduation insert, so I know they are important to people." Rebottaro joined the newspaper shortly after the company made the transition from paste-up to full computer layout. She now helps the historic newspaper keep up with publishing technology. She is studying Indesign, a state-of-the- art industry pagination system, along with Photoshop. Both have required her to invest many hours of independent study. And sh.e is keeping an eye on the plans for the newspaper's deeper involvement in Internet technology and social networking. She sees firsthand the challenges of keeping up with Internet trends while maintaining the accustomed feel of a small town printed publication. Asked what she finds most interesting in her work, Rebottaro enthusiastically answers "the people." She names a few favorite friends of the newspaper whose writing appears in the paper including Marge Gray, Joyce Mann, Jim DeMartini, A1 and Ann Gillis and Marie Hill. Clearly, working in her home community for a family business that treats her as one of the family has touched her deeply. "I have the greatest mentors, not only for my work skills but also my life skills," she says. "And I can't imagine living in a place where you don't see your kids' photos and other personal milestones in the newspaper. I am proud of what the Reveille stands for after more than 130 years. It is a big part of why I love this community." "People see our writers around town and Neena out taking photos, while Dene6 is in here holding down the fort and helping put newspaper components together. We want people to know her imprint is on each edition and the newspaper and customer service is better for her efforts." hen itistimei i ::i::::foriachange;: i::::ii::3 ,: Get in the holiday spirit with a visit to the Cloverdale History Cen- ter and Historic Gould-Shaw House this Friday, Dec. 3, 5-8 p.m. The Gould-Shaw House will be decorated in its finest holiday trim- mings and you can do some shop- ping at the Holiday Boutique. Visions of Christmas past will be featured in the Gould-Shaw House. Period clothing, vintage ornaments, traditional toys, and Santa collec- tions are highlights of the cheerful setting. Holiday decorations will be on display from Dec. 3 through Dec. 31. The boutique features new (and a few gently-used) items for sale in- cluding gift boxes and tags, repro- duction Victorian ornaments, hand- made crafts, discounted items from the History Center Gift Shop, and a variety of Marge Gray note cards and paintings. The Boutique will be open through the month of Decem- ber. Proceeds support exhibits and public programming. The History Center and Gould- Shaw House are open Thursday and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm, Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday noon to 4 p.m., and by appointment. For in- formation visit www.cloverdalehistory.org or call the Society office at 894-2067. -Bon- nie Asien Grupo Erupcion Oaxaquena Banda, Cumbia, Rancheras Friday, December 3rd 9pro California Cowboys Country Saturday, December 4th 9pm Thursday NightKARAOKE 8:30pm $20 Free Play Drawings with DJ Kurt, LD Productions COYOTE VALLEY CASINO