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Our current activities are not restricted to, and have never been exclusively for senior citizens. We have non-seniors participating in some of our activities already and I would like to see more of this. We also have children come in on occasion to interact with our seniors. It is my goal to make sure that the new senior center is available for use to all age groups. I have private visions of theater groups, after-school activities for children and parent groups using the future center. I personally would love to see multigenerational use of the new senior center. I would also like to better state the purpose of a senior center. It is my belief that one is never too old to learn something new or to be better educated. I have seen people in their 80's and 90's learn from, and enjoy our activities here. Children, young adults and adults in their 40's and 50's are out in the community and active. They have many opportunities to interact with and learn from their environ- ment. If they need help they ar,( .tter able to reach out to the services that are out there. But at r ifqSle age, they seem to become more isolated from the comm "a%, and sometimes, their families. The role the senior cem, - plays is an important one. We go into homes of people who are isolated from the community. We bring help, food, comfort, and communication to those who would other- wise be alone. Many times we have been able to spot a senior in dire need of help, and have set the wheels in motion. A child has the public schools to help him. Most adults have co-workers or family members to offer help if they need it. But the elderly often have no one to help them, and don't know where to turn. Thatis where I come in. The minute I find out about a senior citizen who needs help of any kind, I step in to start the process of help. This is, and will continue to be, the most important service our senior center provides. I would love to educate any of you who have questions or concerns about the senior center and what we do. Call me at the center, Ms. Weldon, or come in and see me and I would enjoy talking to you and hearing your concerns and ideas. Better yet, come to a senior center board meeting and participate in the future of our Multi-Purpose Center. Criticism is only helpful if the one doing the criticizing steps in to help in a constructive manner. I am open to all ideas and concerns people may have. Sincerely, Holly Werner, Executive Director Cloverdale Senior Multi-Purpose Center More women needed in policing Editor: Last August, a dozen Sonoma County women, concerned about the abnormally low number of women on our police forces, formed a Task Force on women in Policing. Our review of two decades of studies on women police officers revealed consistent findings that women do the job every bit as well as men, and in fact, women excel in a number of critical policing tasks. Women police officers have dramatically lower rates of police brutal- ityofficer involved shootings, and citizen complaints than their male counterparts. Women police spend more time with, and better handle, cases of domestic violence. They are also more likely to believe victims of violence against women. Women police excel at verbally de-escalating volatile potentially violent situations. Study after study confirms that female Officer Wednesday, December 24 \\; Family History Ctr, LDS Church .................... 9 a.m.-9 pm Soroptimist International, Scialni Office .................. 12 pm Senior Center, Grange Hall ........................ 9:30 a.m.-4 pm Bingo, Kings Valley Seniors ....................................... 1 pm Fdday, December 26 Toastmasters, Chamber of Commerce ..................... 7 am Senior Day Center, Grange Hall ............ ........ 9:30 to 2 pm Saturday, December 27 Family History Ctr., LDS Church .................... 9 a.m-I pm Flea Market, Citrus Fairgrounds ................. 7 a.m. to 4 pm Thrift Sale, United Church ............................ 10 a.m.-1 pm Sunday, December 28 Flea Market, Citrus Fairgrounds ................. 7 a.m. to 4 pm Monday, December 29 Boy Scout Troop #41, City Park ................................ 8 pm ALANON, Fellowship Hall ..................................... 7:30 pm Tuesday, December 30 Family History Ctr., LDS Church .................... 5 p.m.-9 pm Senior Center, Grange Hall ................ . ............... 9:30-4 pm Copper Tower Family Health Center Family Planning Clinic, Free Vaccinations .................. M-S Free Blood Pressure Check .................. M-S, 9-12, 2-6:30 OutReach Mental Health ................... T, T h., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Teen Clinic ................................................ Th., 2 pro-7 pm So. Co. Eligibility Worker ................ 1st & 3rd Th, 9-11 am Cloverdale Alcoholics Anonymous Hot Line for Cloverdale Information: 894-2070/544-1300 response to conflict is less aggressive, depends more on verbal skills, and is more likely to calm a potentially violent situation and avoid injury to all of the participants. At the same time the research shows that women police officers write as many reports as the men, make as many arrests, and don't hesitate to use all levels of force when necessary. We are convinced that the best way to increase law enforcement benefits to our communities is to promote an all out effort to recruit and hire more women police, and to remove the discriminatory obstacles that so many women encounter once on the force. If you would like to join us in opening quality careers to women and expanding law enforcement benefits to the community, call Cindy at 544-6911 or Randi at 795-3048. Desiree Cox, Co-Chair Task Force on Women in Policing. Dining site manager retires from post Editor's Note: On December 11, a party was held for Rosemarie Martin- ique, who retired from her position of dining site manager for the Council on Aging at the Cloverdale Senior Multi-Purpose Center. Editor: Many thanks to Marty, my husband, who supported and helped all these years A special thank you goes to Marty Bauman, Bob Laudie, and Ellie Flynn, who were my volunteers for 10 years. I also appreciate the help I received from my assistants, Esmer Medina, Elayne Gal- braith, Larry Sargent (recently Rose and her mother Eva Ewing were also my volunteers), and former assistants Evelyn. Gravel and Lee Silver. In the last several years, I have been grateful to Emma Howard, who has been a tremendous help in the kitchen, Elizabeth Grange who did my reports, and Richard Changnon who always helped when neces- sary. A special note of thanks goes to Steve Oliver and Willie MacLean who have been with me for the last two years. Thank you to everyone, including all the delivery people, who helped make the Cloverdale Council on Aging Senior Meal Program a huge success. Good luck to new Site Manager Julie Davis. Rosemarie Martinique '00Youthquake" of teen drivers due Editor. Over the next 10 years California's teen population will increase by a third. This "Youthquake" will put thousands more inexperienced teen drivers on our roadways, and a sixteen year old driver is 20 times more likely to be killed, or to kill someone else, than on adult. More teens are killed by motor vehicle crashes than from any other cause. Alcohol is involved in a third of these deaths. Why so many more teenager? Birth rates were very high between 1980 and 1993, largely due to delayed child bearing by the Baby Boom Generation. These "GenerationY" children are now coming of driving age. Each year for the next decade there will be more teen drivers both in absolute numbers and as a proportion of the total driving popula- tion As we approach the holidays let's use this time to focus on the responsibility we have as parents and adults to make sure our teens understand the consequences of not only drinking, but getting behind the wheel or in a car with someqne who has been drinking .... It will be tragic if we allow is Youthquake" of teen driver= to translate into huge increases in the number of tee'hs killed"on our roadways. Nothing is a greater waste or a greater shock to a commu- nity than the death of a promising young person. If you are a parent of a teen who will soon be driving, make it a personal commitment to impress upon your child the responsibility attached to getting behind the wheel of a car and the importance of safe driving. And tell them please never, never to drink and YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1879 Office Hours Mon-Fri 9 AM to 5 PM CLOVERDALE REVEILLE Editor Bonny J. Hanchett Managing Editor Roberta Lyons Reporter/Graphics Robin Kramer Advertising/Circulation Bonnie Goodman Business Manager Val Hanchett Cloverdale Reveille (119-020 lISPS) is published 52 times per year by Hanchett Publishing, Inc., on Wednesdays at 207 N. Cloverdale Blvd., Cloverdale, CA 95425 (707)894-3339. Sub- scriptions: (Price includes sales tax) $18.50 per year, $27.50 per year out of Sonoma County. Single copy 35. Second Class Periodicals Post- age Paid at Cloverdale, CA 95425. Postmaster: Send address changes to Cloverdale Rev- eille, PO Box 157, Cloverdale. CA 95425. Adjudged a newspaper of gen- eral circulation by the Supreme Court of the County of Sonoma, State of California, under the date of March 3,1879, Case No. 36106. American Red Holiday Safety T" * Beware of Holiday Candles - Be sure candl decorations or other combustible materials. Don't leave unattended in a room with lit candles, and always keep well as matches and lighters, out of the reach of children. candles to decorate Christmas trees. Avoid using candles parties. Never display lighted candles in windvws or near * Test Tree Trimmings - When decorating with lights, be purchase only those labeled by a testing laboratory. to decorate Christmas trees. For outside decorations, use lights labeled for outdoor use. Don't overload electrical always unplug all lights before leaving home or going to bed. put electrical lights on a metal Christmas tree. * Keep Christmas Trees Fresh - Choose a fresh Christmas secure it in a sturdy stand Place the tree away from heat: exits, and water it daily If you purchase an artificial tree, be labeled as fire-retardant. *Prepare for Holiday Parties - Decorate only or noncombustible materials. Avoid using candles during guests will be smoking, provide them with large, deep check them frequently. After the party, check inside and upholstery and in trash cans for cigarette butts that may be ing. *Designate a Driver - When attending a party, non-drinking driver. If you are the host of a there are nonalcoholic beverages available for guests who are d) Herin cted a *Inspect Fireplaces- Have your chimney inspected by a profeg !t .witl al prior to the start of every heating season and cleaned if nece ra|n|ng Creosote. a chemical substance that forms when wood bur00,, thinat up in chimneys and can cause a chimney fire if not properly cld" . o- Always protect your family and home husinesses with a sturdy r}u m when burning fires. Remember to burn only wood - never burn t,. or pine boughs, which can float out of the chimney and ik:q nmgtn. neighboring home. Never use flammable liquids in a fireplace." and rl .... = appm r are purchasmg a factory-built fireplace, select one listed by a '011' . . laboratory, and have it installed according to local codes. If vo. ent on t . - mmg 6t to hang stockings on your fireplace, do not use the fireplace fo. dra t footba[ Director chosen for Sonoma its are ab n , always County Parks Foundatio !eaches 5 Sonoma County Regional Parks has selected Lynn S. MortorEagle Po as executive director to lead the newly formed Sonoma Chon to rl Regional Parks Foundation in its mission to assist the Parks Dlted in d( ment. |ppin at Established in May, 1997 by the Board of Supervisors, the Fot tion was created for the purpose of raising funds to support Sl projects and activities which benefit public use of Sonoma O parks and facilities. 'qhe foundation is a way in which the public can become inv in helping to expand, preserve and support our active artd gr. parks system," said Director Jim Angelo. Currently, a task fore composed of members appointed Board is ino|ved in assisting the Foundation in its work. will be a Board of Directors to assist the Foundation in carrying mission. For information regarding the Foundation contact the Parks drive. Arthur Anderson, Director Cal SSSSIli. d EVERYTHING 50% OFF., o . Stock up now on stocking stuffer CHRISTIANSClENC ] ]t[. .. cards, gifts, paper goods, & mor, THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SO- [ * -'" CIETY' 424 East Street' Healds" Ii '  1 burg, ,33-7645. Sunday Church li Service 10:30am Evening meet- r, ing, second Wed. of month, 7:30 / 207 A N. Cioverdale Blvd. 894-9303 t. pm;ChurchReadmgRoom, 307 [ .:oo)o., .;..o - 'o-O..'--  Center St. Hours: Tues, Wed, Fri, | 12-4 pm. 433-4776. ] Volunteers trained "- .......... for visits to county ..... medical facilities d ! "ge /"  Interviews are now beir 'J (O ",, O Llp . for potential volunteers to ' '1 Sonoma county hospital ',i we r e 'r skilled nursing facilities Hospital Chaplainc 7 servic i,i Holiday Greetings Preparation for this com service includes the "Listeni From Us to You... 2ei() theHeart"trainingprogram viding ,! 204 N. Cloverdale Blvd., Cioverdale Cll Irt port to patients and their : 894-2844 1 ', LOYE ,, -  .............. , - - - .-L - This 40-hour training place from Jan. 31 through including five Tuesday and three all-day spiritual service; com active listenin prayer; aging in the skilled nursing facilities; dying grieving, healing, care. ly needed. Key clude compassion and listen attentively. If interested, call DIR00 (707)824-2! 307 South Main Street DIRT CHEAP