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COMMUNITY FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 2004 - 5 Looking Continued from Page 3 all body parts to see if they were all there. Later that morning my buddy and I went to see the damage the rockets and mortars had caused. Come to find out that they had landed about 50 yards from us. There was a big wall that divided us from the impact area - a little too close for comfort for me! I can still relive the feeling that my body felt when they went off. And another interesting thing about all of this ... if I had not stopped to talk to my buddy for those few minutes, I would have been walking right in that area. That is the way back to where I sleep. Funny how things work out. You better believe that I said extra prayers that night. Another miracle is that no one else was killed or has been killed by these attacks, and there have been many. "I am not sharing this story to glorify what happened or say I am this Marine that has experienced much, but it was an event in my life that I will never forget. I have been keeping a journal and will send back home when I finish each book. It will be neat to share with friends and family. Take care and God Bless, Pat. "P.S.: It takes about three weeks for regular mail to get to us and if you do write, please write the numbers of letters in the order that you write them. And please feel free to share with whomever wants the address: 1st Lt Keplinger P.C., 9th COMM, HQDET, UIC 42570, FPO AP 96426-2570." Rosie, anyone? ... "Rosie the Riveter" Stories, Mementos Sought. "You must tell your children, putting modesty aside, that without us, without women, there would have been no spring in 1945." - Inscription from the Rosie the Riveter Memorial This memorial, honoring American women's labor during World War II, is the first in the nation to honor the contributions and sacrifice of women on the home front. The National Park, located in Richmond, Calif., is the former Kaiser Shipyard and Ford Assembly Building. If you, your mother, aunt or grandmother, etc. participated in the home front or has a 'Rosie the Riveter' experience, memento, anecdote or memory and would like to share it, follow the instructions at SHARE YOUR STORY here: https://www.timeinc.net/people/secu re/sweeps/ford/rosie/index_2.html The stories and artifacts collected will be incorporated by the National Park into future exhibits, research centers, and historic records to bring to life the stories of those who came together on the American home front to help ensure victory overseas in World War II. For additional information about this National Park and the Rosie the Riveter Trust, visit these Web sites: http://www.nps.gov/rori/ and http://www.rosietheriveter.org/ Watercolors galore ... Featured in the Spring 2004 issue of "Watercolor Magazine" is the artwork of local watercolor artist, Patricia Barnett, who is known for her depiction of everyday life in San Francisco. The article, "Risking A Personal Style," is about her struggle to achieve a unique expression in her paintings. The magazine will be on view for the public - along with some of her artwork - at the Ukiah Public Library, Perkins and Main streets and the First Baptist Church Library, 302 W Henry St., Ukiah, March 15 through 31. One of the published paintings is currently available in the annual Art Show & Silent Auction at the Willits Center For The Arts, 71 E Commercial St. in Willits through March 20, the final bidding date. Patricia will also be the featured speaker at this month's meeting of the Mendocino County Art Association in the Grace Hudson Museum-Sun House Community Room, 431 S. Main on Saturday, March 20. The public is invited. For more information, call MCAA at 485-1172. Preserving and passing on cultural knowledge ... A living library of plants the Porno people use - or used historically - is being created on the Pinolevillc Reservation along Ackerman Creek. It's a place where native plants arc protected, accessible, and knowledge about them may easily be passed on. According to Diana Mongeau. Porno people still know many uses for native plants. Through interviews and a bit of research, about 60 have so far been identified. Of those plants, the ones which would grow in the Ackerman ("reck ecosystem were started by seeds or transplants. One section is primarily plants used for basketry. A traditional brush arbor is planned to be built this spring, where young people will be able to learn traditional dancing and songs. It will also serve as a small, informal meeting place. If you arc interested in seeing the garden, or learning more about it. contact the Pinoleville Tribal office at 463-1454. (It's recommended to wait about three years for field trips, when plants and trees are better established.) Chccr-i-o! Briefs Continued from Page 3 Veterans to hold breakfast, flea market Saturday The Veterans of Foreign Wars are having their monthly breakfast and indoor flea market iiiis Saturday. Breakfast will be served from 8 to 11 a.m., and will include eggs, bacon, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, coffee and juice. The price is $4 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. The public is welcome. The flea market will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Items range from clothing, furniture, jewelry, sporting equipment, tools, home decor and much more. Tables are available to rent for $5 each. This event helps support local veterans and is taking place at the Veterans Memorial Building located at 293 Seminary Ave. in Ukiah. Donations are always welcome. For more information, call Ray at 485-0677. Neighborhood Watch meeting set for Sunday Are people concerned about their neighborhoods? Do they want to make them better? The Ukiah Neighborhood Watch Committee would'like to invite everyone to get involved and learn about the neighborhood watch program. It is are having a meeting at 5:15 p.m. on Sunday at Skate City Roller Center, 2146 S. State St. in Ukiah. For more information about the program, call Carl or Sandra at 462-8600. ELECTRONIC PROTECTION BY DEEP VALLEY SECURITY (707) 462-5200 Sec • Alarm systems & service • Surveillance cameras LICJAC03195 1-800-862-5200 CONT. LIC.#638502 QUAIL RUN RE« This Wednesday, head south of the border. Our Wednesday night Fiesta Buffet features all of your south-of-the-border favorites, including tamales,-shrimp fajitas, swordfish w/ancho chili glaze and a taco bar. All-you-can-eat Buffets starting at $6.50 Breakfast Saturday & Sunday $6.50 Brunch t Sunday $12.50 Lunch Daily $8.50 Dinner Sunday - Thursday $10.50 Fiesta Night Wednesday $10.50 Seafood Night Friday $14.50 Prime Rib Night Saturday $14.50 Also offering 24-hour Full Menu Service & Outdoor Dining. RIVER ROCK CASINO ALEXANDER VALLEY (707) 857-2777 • www.riverrockcasino.com Hwy 101 to Geyserville exit, follow the Dry Creek Rancheria signs An enterprise of the Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Porno Indians Military vehicle exhibit coming to Mendocino College The latest in Army innovation will visit Mendocino Community College, Room 1060 McMillan Hall (for the movie presentation) on Wednesday. The Multiple Exhibit Vehicle is aptly named because people can have an exhibit in three separate areas. First is the vehicle itself (a hummer). It has definite appeal to the youth, says event information. The second exhibit is the "In-Stand" display system with graphics, which is similar to a Nimlok/Paneglide display. The third exhibit is the DVD presentation, which will be used in Room 1060 McMillan Hall. The DVD presentation system consists of the DVD player and small Rose speakers and a 10' x 10' screen. Scotch broom eradication party planned Sunday Round Mountain Ranch, 15 minutes northwest of downtown Ukiah, has a problem with invasive scotch broom growing in one of its small watersheds and crowding out native plants. A group will be holding a Scotch broom eradication party at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, and people are invited to come. Bring gloves, shovels, lopping shears, pick axes, as well as water and snacks. For directions call 272-1587 or e-mail email@example.com. Lung Association launches Better Breathers Club Has anyone just been diagnosed with emphysema, chronic bronchitis or asthma? Looking for more information on chronic lung disease? The American Lung Association and LinCare invite people to learn more about living better with chronic lung disease at the grand opening of the Ukiah Better Breathers Club from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday at the Public Health Department, 1120 S. Dora St. Meetings will be held the third Tuesday of the month in Conference Room 2. Caregivers are also welcome to attend, and the meetings arc free. Exercises and tips for controlling coughing will be the topic of this month's meeting. The facilitator will be LinCare health specialist Leanne Underbill, LVN. More than 15 million Americans are estimated to have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, an umbrella term for chronic bronchitis and emphysema, two conditions in which the airways are obstructed. In Mendocino County, an estimated 4,700 people have COPD, and 6,500 people have asthma. For more information, or to get on the mailing list to receive the Breath Easy newsletter, call 527-5864. That's 1,511,538 square miles of no roaming, no long distance, wireless freedom. 10 , m mi.n-1 „ i ID-STATE RATE PLAN AREAS! Western Share SM 1400 Western Edge 300 NOKIA2S6O PACKAGE Car Charger Leather Case Included Anytime Minutes and Night / Weekend Minutes are valid for voice calls made from or received in your Rate Plan Area. All other usage is roaming. 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