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Phillip, also the recipient of the Bromze Star, was In Afghanistan for 10 months with the Army Engineers and was responsible for dismantling IEDs. He is the son of Kareln and Guy Dana of Cloverdale. Guests gave the soldiers a standing ovation in recognition of their service. newspaper manager By Roberta Lyons Neena Hanchett, co-owner of the Cloverdale Reveille, advertising manager for the paper, as well as photographer and writer, was honored last Friday with other Sonoma County notables for her contributions to the Cloverdale community as part of the 9th annual Spirit of Sonoma County Awards program. Hanchett was a member of the Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce board of directors and remains active in helping with the chamber's many events and projects. She has been the advertising manager at the Reveille for over eight years but also contributes to news articles, editorials, and her business column: A Place for Business. Before starting at the Reveille, which is owned by the Hanchett family, Neena worked for Pacific Bell for over 25 years. Since coming to Cloverdale and getting mvolved with the community, she has provid- ed a huge service to both the chamber and the town as well, it was noted in introductory remarks. She always makes sure that all local events are covered by the Reveille, providing editorial space for events presented by commu- nity groups as well as businesses. In his welcoming address, Ben Stone, Director of the Economic Development Board of Sonoma County, noted that honorees are Neena Hanchett people who give back to the community. "In these tough economic times, we appreciate all that local businesses do to help our local communities," he said. Shirlee Zane, a Sonoma County supervisor welcomed the over 400 people attending the event, and Kenn Cunningham of Exchange Bank was the Master of Ceremonies, introducing the 23 honorees at this year's >PLEASE TURN TO PAGE 3 CHRISTMAS SEA_SOI00I HAS MA00Y SPECIAL ACTIVITIES This Saturday, Dec. 12, from 4 to 7 p.m: the Cloverdale Historical Society will host a Holiday Open House. Come see the Gould Shaw House decorated for the holidays. Enjoy the museum's new minin exhibit. All ift shop items will be on sale, so you can do some holiday shopping. Saturday will be the last chance to enter the raffles for our Idny photo and the Pomo beaded necklace. The drawings will be held at 6:45 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Photo by David Ziedmften OTHER HOLII00T Tree of Remembrance and Candle Lighting Service, today, Wednesday, Dec. 9 starting at 6:30 p.m. at Fred Young Funeral Home, 428 N. Cloverdale Blvd. Washington School and Cloverdale High School will present their annual Winter Concert this Thursday night, Dec. 10 starting at 7 p.m. at the Citrus Fair Auditorium. Admission is free. There will be a varied selection of music including some holiday favorites. The Healdsburg Community Band HolidayConcert takes place on Friday, Dec. 11 at the Citrus Fair starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 and will be sold at the door. Local students of Singing Sun Music and Ken Collins Music School will perform holiday music at a Community Concert on Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Grange Hall, 201 Commerical St. Donations benefit the Music Scholarship Program. Get your tickets now for the Cloverdale Performing Arts Center's presentation of A Christmas Carol. This week's shows are on Friday, Dec. 11 and Saturday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. There will also be a matinee performance on Sunday, Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. Next week's performances are on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 19 and 20, also at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 general and students and seniors $5. They are available at The Mail Center, 207-A N. Cloverdale Blvd. For reser- vations call 894-2214. Asti Holiday Crafts Fair, Saturday, Dec. 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the hisotric Asti Winery. There will be holiday gifts, wine and mer- chandise discounts also. Asti Winery is located at 26150 Asti Road. THE TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING in the plaza took place last Friday night. Doing the honor of lighting the tree were: Rene Dlaz, left; Julle Mills, Kaylee Mills, and Angelina Dlaz. The event is sponsored by the Cloverdale Lions Club, the Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Cloverdale. SMART rail vehicle workshop tonight By Chris Coursey Bikes on board? How about ba- gels, black coffee or maybe even beaujolais? The public will have its first op- portunity to weigh in on the types of on-board amenities that should be included on SMART's new pas- senger rail vehicles at a workshop scheduled for 7 p.m., Dec. 9 (to- night) at Chop's Teen Center, 509 Adams St., adjacent to the Railroad Square station site in downtown Santa Rosa. Future users of the North Bay's passenger train are Invited to com- ment on vehicle specifications dur- ing a meeting of the Operations Committee of the SMART Board of Directors. While the Board has al- ready decided the type of vehicles SMART will use-state-of-the-art in- dividually powered rail cars- the detailed specifications for those ve- hicles have yet to be written. SMART has contracted with LTK Engineering Services to develop the specifications over the coming months. In addition to the highly techni- cal details, the vehicle specifica- t-ions will include items that directly relate to passenger comfort and convenience aboard SMART's trains. These include accommoda- tions for disabled passengers, bicy- cle storage, rest rooms, wireless internet access, seating configura- tion, ability to serve food and drink on-board and other options. The workshop is designed to gather in- put regarding these choices. SMART is a 70-mile passenger train and multi-use pathway that will provide daily train service to 14 stations between Cloverdale and Larkspur, in Marin County. Voters in both counties approved Measure Q, a one-quarter percent sales tax to fund the project, in November 2008. Train service is scheduled to begin in Fall 2014. Mardi Grow/ New Year' s partyto raise funds for second K-9 officer The Cloverdale Canine Associa- tion is hosting Mardi Growl for New Year's Eve. It will be a festive evening of food, live music, danc- ing, drinks and plenty of auction items. Yes, that is correct, a New Years event in Cloverdale. It takes place at the Cloverdale Citrus Fair. There will be live music to ring in the New Year with "Misdemeanor" and there are rumors of champagne flowing throughout the evening. The event will raise funds for a sec- ond K-9 police dog for the Clover- dale Police Department. Also, if you want to drop your children off for a "New Year's Sleep-over" at. the Boys & Girls Club, the club will be hosting a safe party for the kids all night for only $20. The kids' party includes pizza, popcorn, movies, games and more. You can call the Boys & Girls Club at 894.5063 for more details. For those who want to enjoy a nice dinner out, you can join Mardi Growl early in the evening prior to the other festivities for a catered dinner. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person or $60 per couple for the entire evening. If you already have dinner plans but want to bring your dancing shoes and your honey to enjoy the music, you can arrive after 9 p.m. and be prepared to dance and have a great time. Remember, "what happens at Mardi Growl - Stays at Mardi Growl," a spokesperson commented. Tickets for the dance only are $15 per person if you buy them in advance from the Clover- dale Police Department, the Clover- dale Reveille or Frank Howard Allen Realtors or $20 at the door. Wine will be provided Clover- dale's own Wattle Creek Winery and please stop by the Boomerang Vodka Bar for some exotic drinks as well. Live and silent auction items will be available throughout the evening along with plenty of other surprises. Costumes and Mardi Gras Beads are encouraged, but not required. For further info, please contact the K-9's at or call 707.t80.5424. Don't miss it! THERE WAS A STRONG CLOVERDALE CONTINGENT showing up last Friday for the 9th Annual Spirit of Sonoma County Awards Program. Neena Hanchett, Advertising Manager with the ClOverdale Reveille was honored for her many contributions to the City of Cloverdale. From left In back: Roberta Lyons, editor, Cloverdale Reveille; EIIssa Morrash, business consultant; Bruce Reuser, owner of Reuser Inc.; Joe Palla, mayor of Cloverdale; Sydney Sclalnl, owner of Antiques and Unlques; In front from left: Neena Hanchett, award recipient; Carla Howell, CEO of the Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce; and Mike Nlxon, chairman of the Cloverdale Chamber board of directors.