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Special Holiday Evems for everyone Friday, Dec. g: Annual Tree Li~htin~ in the Plaza From 5 to 7 pm in the Downtown Plaza, the annual tree lighting will take place Santa will be on hand to greet children and photos will be taken by Chamber of Commerce volunteers The Cloverdale Lions Club started this tradition several decades ago and it continues to grow every year The Performing Arts Center Child- rens Chorus will sing excerpts from their holi day production of A Christmas Carol' The tree lighting goes on, rain or shine Saturday, Dec. 5: Santa visits; Kiwanis Crab Feed Santa Claus will be at the Lions Club Christ- mas Tree lot from 12 to 2 p.m. this Saturday. Bring the kids, pick out a tree and support your Cloverdale community. The eighth annual Cloverdale Kiwanis Club's "All You Can Eat Crab and Pasta Feed takes place starting at 6 p,m at the Citrus Fair Tickets are $45 and wine and beer is included in the price, along with dessert There will be a live and silent auction and raffles There will be no tickets at the door so get your tickets before Saturday from any Kiwanis member or at the Mail Center, Etc at 207A N Cloverdale Bivd Sunday, Dec. 6: Lions Club Toy run at 9 a.m. The annual Lions Club Toy Run starts at 9 a.m. with registration until 11 a.m. The cost to participate is one new unwrapped toy. Motorcy- cle riders will ride with Santa and return to the Citrus Fair for a BBQ lunch, live music and a 50/50 raffle. Toys are distributed to needy chil- dren before Christmas. You do not need to ride a motorcycle to participate in the fun. All are welcome. Thursday, Dec. 10 Schools' annual Winter Concert Washington School and Cloverdale High School willpresent their an- nual Winter Concert on Thursday night, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. in the Citrus Fair Audi- torium. Admission is free. Groups to be featured will include the 6th grade Inter- mediate Band, the 7th/8th grade Advanced Band, the ,Jazz Eagles combo, and the CHS Concert Band. A varied selection of music will be performed, including some holiday favorites. Don't miss it! PD earns first place in statewide challenge partment's first place award for the 2008 California Law Enforcement Challenge. The Cloverdale Police Department earned the first place award for small agencies with be- tween one and 15 sworn personnel. Cloverdale was awarded second Last Tuesday, Nov. 24, Leslie Witten-Rood, Assistant Director of the State of California Office of Traffic Safety, presented Cloverdale Police Chief Mark Tuma and the Cloverdale Police Department with an award commemorating the de- CLOVERDALE POLICE SERGEANT STEPHEN CRAMER, left, and Police Chief Mark Tuma accept the first place award for the 2008 Law Enforcement Challenge from Leslie Witten-Rood, the Assistant Direc- tor of California's Office of Traffic Safety. The department earned first place for small agencies with one to 15 sworn personnel. place in the 2006 competition. The California Law Enforcement Challenge is a competition between similar sizes and types of law en- forcement agencies statewide. It recognizes and rewards the best overall traffic safety programs in the state. The challenge focused on efforts to enforce laws and educate the public about occupant protec- tion, impaired driving and speed- ing. In March, 2009, Sergeant Stephen Cramer prepared and submitted an extensive presentation binder which documented the depart- ment's efforts and effectiveness in those areas. The Cloverdale Police Department's winning safety pro- grams highlighted officer training, public information and enforce- ment to reduce crashes and injuries within its jurisdiction. The California Law Enforcement Challenge is sponsored by the Cali- fornia Highway Patrol, in partner- ship with the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Na- tional Highway Traffic Safety Ad- ministration, California Office of Traffic Safety, and Alcoholic Bever- age Control. Snack Shack replacement proves to be complicated By Roberta Lyons The Cioverdale Unified School District (CUSD) board of trustees heard numerous reports at its No- vember meeting. Cloverdale High School princi- pal, Mary Black, reported on the progress of the schools Snack Shack that was damaged by fire several months ago. An architect is currently working to design a new snack shack, which is used by the Eagle Pride Booster Club to sell refreshments at football games, and other organizations at different community events. Black is hoping the new facility will be built in time for the next football season. Black explained in a later inter- view that the school's insurance will pay to construct a new 700 square foot facility. When the snack shack was first damaged, it was hoped it could be rebuilt by volun- teers. However, when the insurance officials looked at it, they also real- ized that it did not meet the school's architectural code. "We have to tear .... it down and start over," she saicl "The good news is, the insurance will pay for it, but we have to apply to the state architect's office and go through the whole process." The snack shack was apparently built in the early 90s or late 80s by the Cloverdale Lions Club. It is owned by the school and used by the Boosters to provide a signifi- cant source of revenue. Black re- ported that the architect has met with the Boosters and the board has taken input from community groups. The trustees heard a report on the progress of a grant proposal. The grant will fund Student Assistance Programs and will be from the County of Sonoma Department of Health Services. The grant will be used to enhance the Project SUCCESS program cur- rently at the high school by "offer- ing culturally competent prevention and early identification services to address the mental health needs of high school stu- dents in our community." Project SUCCESS is a substance abuse prevention program at CHS that also addresses behavioral problems among high school ado- lescents. Superintendent Claudia Rosatti reported that the district had decid- ed not to pay for a survey right now regarding a possible parcel tax elec- tion. She said the decision was based on a recent city survey that indicated people would riot favor such a tax. "It's too costly to do a >PLEASE TURN TO PAGE 3 THE NEW NATIVE AMERICAN tobacco store located on Santana Dr. Native American tobacco shop opens on Santana Dr. A Native American tobacco shop has opened on Santana Dr. off of Asti Rd. with visibility from High- way 101. According to manager, Chuck Gerken, of Phoenix, Arizo- na, the smoke shop is a business venture between a group of part- ners and the local Santana family. Gerken specializes in managing smoke shops. He will be here on a regular basis, but he said he has already hired several local people to work at the business. The tobacco products sold at the store are all Native American to- bacco products. They don't sell name brands like Marlboro or Win- ston. The cigarettes, cigars and va- riety of bagged tobaccos are all manufactured on Native American lands, mainly in .New York and Washington state. The cigarettes are much cheaper than regular brands. For example, a carton of brand name cigarettes may sell for $40 - $45 but a carton of Native American cigarettes at the store sells for $27 - $29. The store is called Native Tobac- co 101. They carry cigarettes, pre- made cigars, chews, snuff, papers, pipes, pipe tobacco and more. The Santana family has lived in Cloverdale for generations. The land is designated as tribal lands and such things as smoke shops are allowed without going through a permitting process. The tobacco products are less expensive because the tribe does not have to collect state sales tax; the store pays the federal tax, Gerken explained. Cloverdale medical center to distribute next generation fall detection and alert system Alexander Valley Regional Med- ical Center (AVRMC) in Cloverdale has signed an exclusive agreement with Halo Monitoring Inc. of Hun- tington, Alabama to distribute in the North Bay an advanced person- al monitoring and alert system. De- signed to assist older adults and their caregivers, the my- Halo@ system represents the latest advancements avail- able in personal monitoring, fall detection and alert tech- nology. The systems will be made available through AVRMC's Community Well- ness Project. Whereas other Personal Emergency Response Sys- tems, known in the industry as PERS, require the user to push a button to initiate an alert and emergency re- sponse, the myHalo wear- er does not have to press the panic button. The myHalo system automatically senses the fall and sends an alert for help to a caregiver or emer- gency personnel even when the wearer of the device can- not send the alert. The auto- matic alert reduces the time lapsed between the onset of an inci- dent and emergency response, a factor that often has lasting impact on heart and stroke victims. Halo Monitoring's user-centric systems are accurate and provide more detail as to the condition of the person being monitored. Also included in the monthly monitor- ing fee are monitoring of heart rate, skin temperature and activity (movement around the home). through wireless technology con- nected to the telephone or Broad- band lines. The device can distinguish between different types of falls and false readings, such as >PLEASE TURN TO PAGE 3 MARY JO WINTER ASSISTS in presenting the myHalo Automatic Fall Detection and Alert System to older adults and their families at Cod- dingtown Shopping Center recently.