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Publisher, President & CEO Paul Andrew Doyle

Co-Publisher & VP Valerie A. Doyle

707-494-1767 Writing team:

Barry O’Meara Gabriel Fraire Marcia Singer Ron Skaar

Kimberly Childers Ellie Schmidt

Joanne Mumola Williams Shekeyna Black

Dr. Yolanda Mangrum James Fish Zak Zaikine

Chance Massaro Distribution team:

John Follansbee Don Emerson Paul Behringer Matt Scuteri Paul Quistgard Al Gotlieb Rick Slottow Paul Schaeffer

Art Consultant Marie L. Doyle


Send Check to: Upbeat Times ~ P.O. Box 7312 Santa Rosa, CA. 95407

©2018 PAD STUDIOS & Upbeat Times, Inc. All rights reserved.

Upbeat DizKlaimurz

Our entire paper is strictly for entertain- ment purposes and nearly 100% positive in nature. From time to time there are a few mistakes, and occasionally a few spelling errors. Also, some of the information/jokes/ facts may or may not be true as well as the sources of information that are contributed. We can guarantee with certainty that we thoroughly check all sources of information. Sum thymes wii allsew mzspell uh bunch uv wurds tu dryve peepull crayzee. Hope u lyk et!!! Just remember not to take life to seriously for those of you who r critics...our fan base is 99.999% happy! We mostly hope that after reading this paper you might want to get involved by contributing information and giving copies of Upbeat Times to other people!

Donna Barnard is... Voted Upbeat Times Greeter of the month!!


Upbeat Times Greeter of the month!

We are know someone that is always UPBEAT! Send us the name, a photo of the person Holding Upbeat Times and 100-150 word description of why you think they are great and have the best attitude!

Santa Rosa, CA. ~ One thing we really appreciate about Donna is the fact that she brings a little bit extra, if not a lot of sunshine to her place of employment. She works at the Community First Credit Union on College & Dutton Ave, in Santa Rosa. Upbeat Times got the idea for ‘greeter of the month‘ because people like Donna are everywhere & deserve recognition for having an outstanding attitude! The fi rst people we meet when going to any business can actually make a great impression on us and can be vital to an establishment’s success. She is inspired by her inner positive philosophic approach and perspective on life. She was retired for a while from the State of California Compensation Insurance Fund and wanted to stay busy! She loves Community First Credit Union because it is such a positive place, “has a wonderful atmosphere and the people that work here are wonderful!”, she says.

Upbeat Windsor Performing Arts Academy in Windsor, California!

First Humor

An old guy walks into a bar and the bartender asks for ID. “You’ve got to be kid- ding,” he said. “I’m almost 60 years old.” The bartender apologized, but said he had to see the license. The guy showed his ID, then paid and told the bartender to keep the change. “The tip’s for carding me,” he said. The bartender put the change in the tip cup. “Thanks,” he said. “Works every time.”

First Quote:

My husband and I always have fun together in

everything we do. Some people call me crazy,

but the reality is that I enjoy spending each

second with him. He is not just my husband - he is my rock and my very best friend! Joyce Giraud

Special Notice:

Windsor CA. ~ Our friends at Windsor Performing Arts Academy (WPAA) believe that when we serve others with our talents we are able to uplift the whole community. WPAA pro- vides musical drama experienc- es for public schools in Wind-

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sor K-8 and mentors many students each year at Windsor High School. all at no cost to the schools. Upbeat Times ap- plauds greatly the dedication of Heather Cullen to her stu- dents and the community year after year! Help them continue

to do this by coming to their shows and donating! You can contact Heather directly


PO Box 185 ~ Windsor, CA 95492 or call 707-838-3341. ~ See ad on page 5 in this issue - Join the Windsor Talent Show!


Santa Rosa, CA. ~ In an article last fall of 2017 concerning “Mels Fish & Chips’ still being open af- ter the fi res in Sonoma County, the Upbeat Times mentions Security Public Storage as being closed be- cause of the fi res having destroyed the storage units(accross from Mel’s) This was not entirely true. The good news is that they did not lose all their storage unit’s, only 1/2 of them. The manager of Security Public Storage wanted us to tell you that not all was lost and they are rebuilding the units that were destroyed and the main facil- ity is still open and running strong!

(707) 595-0632 Have fun, be active. Ride a bike instead of driving, for example.~ Dan Buettner

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