Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on September 14, 1987 · Page 5
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 5

Ukiah, California
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Monday, September 14, 1987
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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14,1987 COMMUNITY THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL Yokayo School plans Constitution celebration Officials mark 200th birthday By U BE) WEN Journal Corr Wednesday will be the 200th birthday of the U.S. Constitution and many schools across the country will be celebrating, including Yokayo Elementary School where a full day of activities has been planned. Actually, students and teachers started last Spring getting ready for the day-long celebration with some special contests, flag designing, banner construction, and development of their own classroom and school constitution, according to Sandra Geronzin, who with another teacher, Dotty McCann, have spearheaded the local school's observance. With the cooperation of all the teachers on the staff, as well as the students, the U.S. Constitution will be the theme for the entire month of September. Each class has written a classroom constitution. Three items from each class will be incorporated into a school constitution, Geronzin said. The students have been given many creative thoughts toward this important document for their school, a project headed by LoAnne Jackson and Alice Degallier. "I have the right to misbehave and be responsible for my actions," wrote one fourth grade boy. Another contributed, "I have the right to go to school." Primary youngsters have ideas more related to relationships with others as one said, "Be kind to others," and still another noted, "Share and take turns." McCann said special day-long events are something young students will always remember. ''It enriches what they're learning and has many beneficial results because of student involvement," she said. The day itself will be the culmination of a busy week of activities based on a patriotic theme. Students have participated in a poster contest Li Bd Wm Fifth graders at Yokayo School put the finishing touches on a bulletin board display commemorating the Bicenten- nial of the U.S. Constitution. sponsored by Tina Coolahan, school librarian. Under the guidance of Bard Zcnsen, art teacher, bulletin boards arc decorated in the patriotic theme. Each class created a flag that was attached to a school banner titled, "We the students..." under the direction of Sara Anderson. The banner will be hung on the front of the school Wednesday. "Many classes studied the origin and meaning of the constitution, and the ideals of the U.S. Government," Geronzin said. Betty Helm, through the literature program, visited each class- room and told them patriotic stories. Marsha Howlilt, a fifth grade student, gave slide presentations to her fellow students on her trip to Washington, D.C. during summer vacation. In the computer lab, upper grade students were busy compiling data bases about the U.S. Government under the direction of Chris Gordon. Gordon was also responsible for designing a .program for the ceremonies which will begin at 8:30* a.m. Wednesday. Each student will, also receive a souvenir program to take home. Wednesday will be devoted to a huge birthday party and guest speakers will address various areas of the famous document throughout the day. Everyone at the school will be wearing red, white and blue. Bruce DeVries, principal of Yokayo School will begin the ceremony by introducing those participating in the program. Jack Simpson, former Superintendent of the Ukiah Unified School District, will give the keynote address, followed by flag raising outside around the flag pole. Pat Gulyas will play the piano and Eunice Knutson will lead the audience in singing several patriotic songs. The school banner will be raised and the school constitution read, followed at 10 a.m., by a nationally televised show originating in Washington, D.C. Former Supreme Court Justice Warren Burger will read the preamble to the U.S. Constitution and all the local students will join others like themselves in classrooms across the nation in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Finally, students will have the opportunity to hear several different perspectives about the constitution through the presentations of several community professionals. Don DeMartini, assistant superintendent of school, and DeVries will speak on education - the right each citizen has to educatonal opportunities. A representative of the Ukiah Police Department will talk about why society has to* have rules and Trow these laws are enforced, with two lawyers, Lee Adams and Tom Mason, each speaking on a different aspect of this subject, will give a presentation on protection and rights of citizens. City government will be explained by Colleen Henderson, Mayor of Ukiah, and Richard Shoemaker, a city councilman, when they speak on how the constitution helps, protects and promotes local government. John Kraps, minister of the United Methodist Church in Ukiah, will speak on the freedom of religion, letting students know of their right to choose their religious affiliation. . Edith Carter, born in England, will explain the process she went through to become a naturalized citizen and make some comparisons between the U.S. and her-native country. David Valesquez, a minister and citizen of Guatamala, will talk abbut his country and his work with aliens in this area. Bev Reeves, whose father, Cldude Heathcock, has published several books on the U.S. Constitution, and who has been a newspaper reporter, will represent the Ukiah Daily Journal in discussing freedom of jthe press. Kathy flavidson, owner of Crea- tivi Workshop, a local business, will inform students about the free enterprise system, and Carre Brbwn, director of the Mendocino County Farm Bureau, will talk about trade, import/export laws and how government and agriculture interact. jThe celebration of the Constitu- tipi I's Bicentenial will certainly be a higilight of this year's activities," Geronzin said. parents and cither community members, are invited to attend any or ill of Wednesday's event, she said. Calendar TONIGHT NURSING ASSESSMENT CLASS, 4-6 p.m.,- Lakeside. Community Hospital. Lakeport ONGOING WOMEN'S SUPPORT GROUP, 5:30-7 p.m., Mendocino Family Services. To register phone 5:50 to 7 p.m. Phone Mra Walker. 462-9029. FREE PREGNANCY TESTING AND COUNSELING, 6 to 8 p.m.. Crisis Pregnancy Center. 331 N. School St. Ukiah. Phone 463-1436. (24 hour crisis line). YOUNG PEOPLE'S AA, 6 p.m.. 2205 S. State St. Ukiah. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS, 6 to 7 p.m.. 2181 S. State St., Ukiah. TOPS (Take off pounds sensibly) CA 18$6, 6:30 p.m.. Calvary Baptist Church. 495 Luce Ave.. Ukiah. Call 462-0930 or 462-3082. WOMEN IN TRANSntON, therapy and support group. 630-8 p.m., Lambs Inn. 445 N. State St, Ukiah. FRONTIER TWIRLERS, square dance dub. 7 p.m., Brookskte School, Spruce and Unooki Way, Willits. Phone 459-2100. NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY, 7 p.m., Farm Bureau building. 303 TalmageRd.. Ukiah. MENDOCINO 4-WHEEL DRIVE PATROL, 7 p.m.. 534 S State St., Ukiah. UKIAH CHESS CLUB, 7 p.m., Sign Shop, 150 Cherry St, Ukiah. SHORIN-RYU KARATE EXPLORER POST 213,7 to 8:30 p.m.. Veteran's MemorWI Building, corner of Seminary Avenue and Oak Street, Ukiah. Phone 462-0744. YOKAYO BOY SCOUT TROOP 66. 7:30 p.m.. United Methodist Church, comer of Pine and Smith streets, Ukiah. DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB. 730 p.m.. Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 640 S. Orchard Ave., Ukiah. POTTER VALLEY AA MEETING, 8-9 p m.. Senior Center (next to health center) Main Street, Potter Valley. Call 743-2052. OLD TIME COMMUNITY DANCES, 8-11 p.m., Municipal Clubhouse, 620 Park Blvd. Admission $3 per person. TUESDAY REDWOOD EMPIRE LIONS CLUB, 7 a.m., Fjords Smorgette, 1351 N. State St., Ukiah. FELLOWSHIP GROUP. AA meetings, 8:30 a.m., 12 noon anc18"^72205 S. State St Call 4&1199. SCIENCE CLASS/CLUB, 9 a.m. to noon. 4-5-year-olds; Vlnewood Park. Elm St FAMILY PLANNING CLINK), 9:15a.m. to!3:15. Mendod- no County Health Department offices, 890 N. Bush St.. Ukiah. SENIOR DAY CARE SEHVICESFOH FRAIL ELDERLY, 10 a.m. to 3, 640 Orchard Ave., Ukiah. For transportation call 462-7207. JAZZ CHOIR, 11:30 am. Room 730, Lowery Library Building, Mendocino Community College, 1000 Henstey Creek fid., Ukiah. GRACE HUDSON MUSEUM dosed on Tuesday. VETERANS OF WORLD WAR I, .Barracks 1000 and Auxiliary, 12-noon notiuek luncheon, followed by meeting, Veteran* MamoMMd^. corner of Seminary Avenue and Oak Street, Ukiah. SENIOR DISCUSSIONS, 1 to 2 p.m., Ukiah Senior Center, 497 Leslie St., Ukiah. Present topic: "Why Am I Afraid to Tell You Who I Am?" book by John Powell. SUPPORT GROUP FOR BATTERED WOMEN, 1 to 2:30 p.m.. Project Sanctuary, 330 N. Main St. Call 462-9196. FREE SENIORS' PHYSICAL FITNESS CLASS, 4:30 p.m., Autumn Leaves Retirement Apartments, 425 Gobbi SI, Ukiah. AEROBICS FOR WOMEN, by Body and Soul, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.. Evangelical Free Church, 750 Yosemite Dr., Ukiah. Call 462-8587 or 462-2305. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS, 6 p.m., 741 S. Oak St., Ukiah. Open to public. No dues. No fees. No weigh-ins. Call 485-0889. SPANISH SPEAKING AA, 6 p.m., 2205 S. State St., Ukiah. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS, 6-7 p.m., 2181 S. State St., Ukiah. UKIAH KIWANIS CLUB, 6:10 p.m., Elks Lodge Hall, 1700 Hastings Rd., Ukiah. AAUW buffet dinner, Manor Inn, 920 N. State St.: cocktails 6-7 p.m., dinner 7. BOY SCOUT TROOP 75, 7 p.m., Calvary Baptist Church, 465 Luce St., Ukiah. NORTH COAST STRIDERS, running dub, 7 p.m., 259 S. School St., Ukiah. Call Alan Bellon. 462-8404. MENDO-LAKE CARDIAC SUPPORT GROUP, 7-9 p.m., Senior Citizen Center, 497 Leslie St, Ukiah. MENDO-LAKE CARDIAC SUPPORT GROUP, 7-9 p.m., Ukiah Senior Citizen Center, 495 Leslie St, Ukiah. BOY SCOUT TROOP 46, 7-9 p.m.. First Presbyterian Church, comer Perkins and Dora Streets, Ukiah. ROUND DANCE WORKSHOP, 7-10 p.m., multi-purpose room, Frank Zeek School. BOY SCOUT TROOP 65, 7:30 p.m., United Methodist Churcbi 270 N. Pine St. Ukiah. PAREGRINE CHAPTER, Audubon, 7:30 p.m., Ukiah Methodist Church, 270 N. Pine St., Ukiah. SHERIFF'S AIR RESCUE SQUADRON, 7:30 p.m.. Sheriffs station, 951 Low Gap Rd., Ukiah. AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP, 8 p.m.. 741 S. Oak St.. Ukiah. In rear of building. GRATITUDE AA MEETING, 8 p.m.. 640 Orchard Ave.. Ukiah. WEDNESDAY NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS, 6 a.m. open speaker discussion, 2181 S. State St, Ukiah. FARMERS' MARKET, 8 a.m. to 2, Redwood Empire Fairgrounds, Ukiah. (Through Sept. 12.) AEROBICS FOR WOMEN, by Body and Soul, 8:30 a.m., Evangelical Free Church, 750 Yosemite Dr. Call 462-2305 or 462-8587. Free smoking workshop offered t.OWSHIP GROUP AA MEETINGS, 8:30 a.m., 12 i (living sober), 6:30 p.m. (women's dosed), 8 p.m., 22*58. State St. Call 463-1199. REHLL CLINIC, 9 a.m. to 12:45. Mendodno County Health Department, 890 N. Bush St., Ukiah. 468-4461. FOOD BANK, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1330B S. State St. Commodities and cheese distributed. A free stop smoking workshop will be offered Thursday evening, Sept.24, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1337 S. Dors St, Ukiah. The event will begin at 7 p.m. with Elders Hank Byrd and Troy Hyten, Mormon missionaries to Ukiah Second Ward, as presenters. It will last about an hour and a half, and is based on a 15-step program developed to turn off the cravings that keep smokers slaves to their cigaretts. "We don't use any scare tactics or medical statistics, or anything like that," Elder Byrd stated in announcing the workshop. "We teach 15 proven steps which, if followed faithfully for one week, will free the smoker of cravings (both physical and psychological) that keep him or her smoking when they really don't want to." Pre-regististration for the workshop will be through 462-5104. CHIT CHAT Air program, trip for Audubon Society A program on air quality has been prepared by the Citizens for Adequate Review (CFAR) as a presentation Tuesday, Sept. 15, for the Peregrine Chapter of the Audubon Society. On Saturday, Sept. 19, Peregrine members and guests will travel to the Marin headlands to observe the West's largest known migration of raptors. Tuesday's meeting at the Ukiah Methodist Church, 270 N. Pine St., will begin at 7:30 p.m. Chapter members will hear and outline for adequately regulating air quality in the Ukiah area. Saturday's travelers will meet at 8 a.m. at Long's Drug in the Orchard Plaza Shopping Center for carpooling. They will be joined at the Marin Headlands by experienced birders from the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory. Audubon meetings and field trips are open to anyone interested. More information may be obtained by phoning 462-7305. QED test slated at Adult School The General Education Development test (GED) to be given by the Ukiah Adult School Thursday, Sept. 17, is open to anyone 18 years of age or older, who has Elders Hank Byrd and Troy Hyten, Mormon missionaries, will present free stop smoking workshop not earned a high school diploma. The test will be offered in the adult school building at the back of the Ukiah High School campus (behind the shop building). There will be a $15 fee, and participants must have with them their driver's license or other proof of age and identity. Applicants may ore-register at the adult school, 1080 Low Gap Rd., Ukiah, or may phone 463-5217. Pre-registration and prepayment of the testing fee is necessary to secure a place, since' test space is limited. Students are registered on a first pome/first served basis. Theater program for AAUW Ukiah Children's Theater performers will appear Tuesday eveing in a program for the American Association of University Women's first meeting of the season. The program will be presented following a buffet dinner at the Manor Inn. AAUW members will gather during the cocktail hour, 6 to 7 p.m. Some of the recent performances for the Mendocino Coir lege and Children's Theater acting classes will be repeated. They will include a skit by Ethan Shee and Jade Power, "First Biscuits;" a scene from "Snow White" by Christine, Julie and Andrea Fawson and Jade Power; and vocal selections by. young people and adults. Disaster team plans training Monthly training sessions have been planned by the Red Cross Disaster Team in Ukiah for October, November and December. These will bo followed in February by a two-day training session. All will be presented at the Red Cross offices at the Ukiah Senior Citizen Center, 497 Leslie St. Tuesday, Oct. 10, will be a three-hour introduction to disaster services. Tuesday, Nov. 10, will be three hours of training in damage assessment. Saturday, Dec. 12, there will be an eight-hour session on shelter management. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 19 and 20, training will include 16 hours on emergency assistance to families. Tuesday courses will begin at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday courses will begin at 9 a.m. These are required basic courses for disaster team members, who also must earn their first aid and cardio-pulmonary rescu- sitation certificates

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