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Ukiah Elks Lodge: Regular meeting second and fourth Wednesday of every month; dinner at 7 p.m. (reservations required); meeting at 8 p.m.; 1200 Hastings Road, Ukiah; for infor- mation call 462-1728.

Ukiah Rod and Gun Club: Meets second Wednesday, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Farm Bureau, 303 Talmage Road. Meetings are free. Membership is $20 per year. Club events raise money for wildlife enhancement programs.

Community Coalition for Gang Prevention: Meets second Thursday; 6 p.m.; For location, call Sue Hawley at 744-7585 or Carole Hester at 468-8197.

Open Poetry Reading: 7 p.m.; Meets second Thursday; Hava Java; 25 W. Mendocino, Willits.

Veterans of Foreign Wars: Second Thursday; 7 p.m.; Veterans Memorial building; Oak and Seminary Ave.

Redwood Empire Woodturners: Meets second Thursday at members’ homes; Pete Wagner, 463-1386.

Redwood Valley Grange: Second Friday; at 6:30 p.m.; at 8650 East Road, Redwood Valley; potluck followed by the business meeting and program.

Korean War Vetereans Association: Meets third Monday; 2 p.m.; Veterans Hall, Seminary and Oak in Ukiah; For information, call Amos Moss at 462-7937 or Paul Ferreira at 467-1974.

Mendocino County Art Association: Workshops on third Saturday; 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Grace Hudson Museum; call 463- 2268.


Alanon: Meets Tuesdays noon, Fridays noon, and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.; Calvary Baptist Church, 465 Luce Ave.; for more infor- mation call 463-1867 or 621-2721.

Financial Management Workshop: Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays; Salvation Army Office, 714A S. State St, Ukiah; 468- 9577.

Bingo: Non smoking, non-profit, Bingo will be held Tuesday nights at 6 p.m. and Thursday afternoons at 1 p.m., at the Ukiah Senior Center.

Card and Boardgame Club: Meets at 8:30 a.m., on Tuesdays in Bartlett Hall in Room 11 and 12 and at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays, at Carter Hall at the Ukiah Senior Center; for infor- mation call Joyce, 468-8943.

Duplicate Bridge: Meets at 7 p.m., every Monday, and at 1 p.m., every Wednesday, in the community room at Washington Mutual Bank, corner of Gobbi and State streets. Newcomers are welcome. For more information call 468-8476.

GURDJIEFF Reading and Discussion Group: Meets 7 p.m. on Fridays. For more information, call 391-6780 or 485-7293.

Kiwanis Club: Meets at noon, Tuesday, at The Ukiah Garden Cafe 1090 S. State St.; for more information call Janet Carlson at 468-0298.

Lions Club: Meets at noon on Thursdays, at Ukiah Garden Cafe. Redwood Empire Lions Club meets at 6:45 a.m., every first and third Tuesday, at Zack’s Restaurant.

NAMI: (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Family Support Group) second and fourth Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.; call 972-9040, 485-8033, or 467-9116 for location and information. Nami is an organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with brain disorers by providing mutal support,education and advocacy.

Nar-Anon Family Group: Meets Sundays at 6 p.m. at Unity Hall, 1045 C. S. State St., Ukiah; for family and friends of addicts; 743-2628.

Overeaters Anonymous: In Ukiah – Mondays at 5:30 p.m.; Thursdays at 5:30 p.m., Saturdays at 11 a.m.; 741 S. Oak St.; 472- 4747. Meets in Willits on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. at Willits United Methodist Church, School and Pine Streets, upstairs; No dues or weigh-ins, everyone is welcome; 459-4594.

Peace and Justice Gathering: Meets Sundays rain or shine at 10 a.m. at Alex Thomas Plaza in Ukiah to drum, dance and sing for peace and justice; all ages are invited to bring drums and any other instruments; 462-2320.

The Redwood Regionnaires Barbershop singing group: Meets at 7 p.m., every Wednesday, at the Saturday Afternoon Club, 107 S. Oak St.; for more information call 462-3056, or 462-3559.

Rotary Club of Ukiah: Meets for lunch at 12:10 p.m., on Tuesdays, at Elks Lodge, 1200 Hastings Road. 467-3674; www.ukiahrotary.org.

Senior Writing Class: Meets from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, in Room 10-11 in the Admin. Bldg. of the Ukiah Senior Center. Record memories for children and grandchildren. Free and open; for information call Kathie Jones, 468-5006.

Soroptimist International of Ukiah: Meets at noon, on Wednesdays, at Ukiah Garden Cafe. Soroptimist means “Best for Women” and our mission is “To improve the lives of women and girls in local communities and throughout the world.” For more information call Joy Beeler, at 463-6729, Tina Rorabaugh, at 744- 1514 or Jessica Kimball at 743-1902.

South Ukiah Rotary Club: Meets at 7 a.m., on Thursdays at Ukiah Valley Convention Center, South School St. downtown; for more information, call M.J. Girard at 322-4088.

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    O.P.S.: (Take off pounds sensibly): Meets from 9:15 to 10:30

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    m., every Tuesday, at Calvary Baptist Church, 465 Luce Ave.;

Ruth, 462-8440.

T.O.P.S.: Low-cost, non-profit group meets every Tuesday at Autumn Leaves, 425 E. Gobbi St., in the community room. Weigh- in is from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Meeting is from 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.; Linda MacDonald, 467-2391.

T.O.P.S.: Every Thursday at Washington Mutual Building com- munity room, 700 S. State St.; meeting is from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.; it is a low-cost, weight-reduction support group; call 462-4901 or 485-7801.

T.O.P.S.: Every Friday at the Meadows Mobil Court clubhouse, 8686 East Road, Redwood Valley; weigh in from 9 to 9:30 a.m., meeting from 9:30 to 10:30 p.m.; call 485-8260 or 485-7795.

Ukiah Community of Mindful Living: Meets Monday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30; an interfaith Mindfulness Practice Group inspired by teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh; it uses meditation exercises to deepen awareness, expand ability to deal with difficul- ties, and increase joy in life; open to all levels of experience; free; 462-7749.

Ukiah Gamblers Anonymous: Open group meeting, 7 to 8:30 p.m., every Thursday; back building at Christadelphian Hall, 23 Oak Knoll Road, just off S. State St., Ukiah; free; 467-9326.

Ukiah Senior Center Luncheon: All are invited to meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m., Monday through Friday, at the Ukiah Senior Center, 499 Leslie St., $5 members, $6 non-members; call to make a reservation; 462-4343.

Ukiah Toastmasters Club: Meets Fridays, from 6:45 to 7:45 a.m. in the Washington Mutual Conference Room, 700 S. State St., Ukiah; for information call Carol Crandal, 743-1624.

Willits Chess Club: Meets beginning at 7 p.m. and playing until people finish on Fridays, at Mama Java Cafe, 25 W. Mendocino Ave., Willits; all level of players are welcome; for information, call Herb, 459-5911.

If an organization changes a phone numbe , an address, or any information in this calenda , call Richard Rosier at the Ukiah Daily Journal at 468-3520, or e-mail at udjfeatures@pacific.net.


MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2006 – 3

The Ukiah Daily Journal


A very tangled web

By CHRISTOPHER SEQUEIRA Special for the Journal

For the past six months, an elite team from Ukiah High School participated in Project Spera’s World Affairs Challenge. This year the competition was held at San Francisco State University on March 18.

Each year a theme is given for teams to compete in. This year our theme was Conflict in the Contemporary World. We’ve toiled for hours upon hours researching our topic, which was the Displacement of persons due to the Israeli Palestinian Conflict. We had to make a formal presentation to be judged by some of San Francisco’s finest. Our presentation consisted of a cause and effect domino presentation. We compet- ed with 15 teams consisting of 209 high school students. The Ukiah High School team, with four people, placed third for best poster. Christopher Sequeira (that’s me!) tied for third on the Global Awareness Test.

Other teams did projects on the grow- ing international water problem, the escalating situation over nuclear weapons in Iran, new rights for women in Iraq, and the World Trade Organization, just to name a few.

In addition to the quiz, presentation, and poster, students participate in the Collaborative Question. Students are placed in groups with kids they have never met before and asked to solve a problem in thirty minutes. This year we decided on a Nobel Peace Prize recipi- ent. Many individuals, including myself, did not know the exact criteria for recip- ients before the Collaborative Question. Just for kicks and giggles, imagine putting the District Health team in a room for 30 minutes, and then asking them to come up with a solution to the insurance problem. It’s harder than one thinks!

Members included Kim Ales, Christopher Sequeira, Rachel Ebel, and Keziah Cannon.

Our coach for this event was Angela McClure, a World HistorylU.S. History

Standing from the left, coach Angela McClure stands with students Kim Ales, Keziah Cannon, Christopher Sequeira, and Rachel Ebel.

teacher here on campus. Mrs. McClure: you rock and are the best coach in the whole world!

his personal budget while our grant from the Ukiah Educational Foundation was pending.

When I asked Kim what she thought of the event and the experience, the three-year veteran of the group respond- ed, “I’ve always been interested in world affairs and the international com- munity. These events by Project Spera have made me realize that I can possibly make a career out of this hobby.” I natu- rally love politics and how global events affect communities on a local level; such as water, economies, and proliferation of nuclear weapons. Fellow teammates Keziah Cannon and Rachel Ebel agree that the event was a learning experience. We believe that they will uphold the team very nicely at UHS in the follow- ing years.

We would also like to thank Superintendent Ray Chadwick, for pro- viding special funds for our team out of

Anyway to make a long story short... Not all of us at the high school are cur- rently convicts or future convicts. Some of us are good kids who motivated. In fact, there are many opportunities avail- able at UHS. Kids do not have to be on the street. Many teachers at UHS have clubs and activities for kids growing up in a challenging world. Many kids do take advantage of the many programs offered like MESA, Band, and political clubs. We even had a hacky sack club for awhile. The WAC team supports our local economy, and we shop locally. We’re good kids. We just wanted to get that across.

If anyone in the community is inter- ested in our World Affairs Challenge Team, they can contact Christopher Sequeira at chriseq@sonic.net.

Lauren Bishop recognized for volunteer service

Lauren Bishop, age 18, of Ukiah has been honored for her exemplary volunteer ser- vice with a President’s Volunteer Service Award.

The award, which recog- nizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered signifi- cant amounts of their time to service their communities and their country, was presented by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program on behalf of the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation. Bishop partici- pated in the Spirit of Community program this year as a representative of Ukiah High School in Ukiah, where she is a student.

The National Association of School Principals, The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program recognizes young people across America for outstand- ing community service activi-

Pet of the Week

Ken Montoya

Principal, Ukiah High

ties. More than 200,000 young people across America have been considered for these awards since the pro- gram began in 1995.

“The recipients of these awards vividly demonstrate that young people across America are making remark- able contributions to the health and vitality of their communities.” Said Art Ryan, chairman and CEO of Prudential Financial. “They

truly deserve all of the praise and encouragement we can give them.”

“The young people recog- nized by the Spirit of Community Awards demon- strate an enormous capacity for giving and reaching out to those in need,” said Gerald N. Tirozzi, executive director of the National Association of Secondary School Principals. “NASSP is proud to honor them as they are wonderful examples of the high caliber of young people in our nation’s schools today.”

Program applications were distributed last September through all public and private middle level and high schools, Girl Scout councils, county 4-H organizations, American Red Cross chap- ters, YMCA, and volunteer Centers. After Local Honorees were named, state- level judges selected State Honorees, Distinguished Finalists and Certificate of Excellence recipients.

Volunteer activities were

judged on criteria such as personal initiative, creativity, effort, impact, and personal growth.

NASSP, based in Reston, Va., is the preeminent leader- ship organization represent- ing the nation’s middle level and high school principals, assistant principals, and aspir- ing principals.

Prudential Financial, based in Newark, N.J., serves indi- vidual and institutional cus- tomers worldwide, offering a variety of products and ser- vices in the areas of insur- ance, investments,securities, banking and real estate

Third quarter grades are going home soon.. Any stu- dents with failing or near fail- ing grades are in danger of failing one or more classes. Parents and guardians are encouraged to consider sum- mer school classes to make- up credit deficiencies.

April dates to remember

  • April 12: Talent Show

  • April 29: Prom

Eagle Peak Middle School’s 2nd quarter academic honors

Eagle Peak is proud to present the 2nd Quarter Honor Roll (3.0) and above GPA), Principal’s list (3.5 and above GPA) and the all A’s or 4.0 GPA List. Congratulations to the following students in the following order:

4.0 GPA:

Kaylee Brockett; Lillian Butzow; William Cayler; Addison Eaquinto; Marissa Eaquinto; Justin Giuntini; Heather Hathaway; Victor Hernandez; Brook Ingram; Lydia Jahn; Kaylene Keyser; Benjamin Meeker; Frances Merritt; Kyle Muzzy; Caitlin Parry; Ryan Persky; Katelyn Pipkin; Flynn Platt; Alexis Quiroga; Lucas Ramirez; Dalia Ruiz; Ellen Sassenrath; Alexander Sequeira; Garrett Sholin; Abigail Taylor; Halley Todd; Julianne Van Pelt; Jessica VanPatten and Kenzi Wattenburger.

Principal’s List 3.5 GPA and above:

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Molly is a 10 month old Lab mix. She is sweet and easy going and will brighten the lives of her new owners. She would be great with chil- dren and mellow dogs. If people are interested in adopting a pet, visit the Mendocino County Animal Shelter at its location on Plant Road. The hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and closed on Sunday. To view other animals available for adoption please visit www.pawstoadopt.com.

Cheri Allen; Alejandro Angulo; Peter Baker; Jasmine Barba; Robert Bellino; Quintin Brown; Bobbie Burns; Janelle Bush; Eduardo Calderon; Isabel Cardenas; Karli Chase; Nicholas Christensen; Jamie Conner; Sara Corpuz; Krislyn Dygert; Brandy Eaton; Hannah Eddy; Crystal Espinoza; Jay Ferrick; Tanya Flores; Elide Fuentes; Jerrika Fuller; Patrick Gallegos; Lucero Galvez; Shelby Goates; Juan Gonzalez; Jennifer Gruenke; Angel Guevara; Matthew Hall; Natasha Haskell; Stephanie Heintzelman; Tyler Hoey; Bryce Howard; Cydney Jackson; Daysi Jimenez; Gladys Jimenez; Chelsea Lancaster; Madelaine Lyly; Sarah Martin; Yhovana Martinez; Ashley McGrew; Christopher McQueary; Marco Mendez; Troy Miles;

See HONORS, Page 10

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