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Ramona Southern Baptist Church celebrates 40th anniversary

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Ramona Southern Baptist Church, a ministry started 46 years ago with meetings in Odd Fellows Hall at 10th and B streets, recently celebrated its 40th anniversary as a congregation.

A collage of church beginnings notes that the first Bible study took place on Aug. 22, 1968, and by April 1970 two acres were purchased at 838 Hanson Lane to build the church.

Special delivery from James Dukes Elementary students to Ramona’s older residents

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Nine James Dukes Elementary students arrived at Ramona Senior Center with bags and boxes of cards and paper flowers for the 100 seniors at the center for lunch the day before Thanksgiving.

Kindergartners through sixth-graders at the school made the Thanksgiving cards and flower bouquets as part of the school’s Kind and Sharing program, said parent volunteer Jane McClain, who coordinated the effort with assistance from Marilyn Dunne, also a parent volunteer.

Make every day a day of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is much more than a big meal with family and friends. It’s a time to reflect on, and be thankful for, all of the good things you have. Even with all of the uncertainty and turmoil in the world, there’s so much for which to be thankful.

It’s important to be grateful, not just on Thanksgiving, but every day. Rather than lamenting what you think is lacking in your life, begin each day with an attitude of gratitude. Take inventory of your blessings.

If you have enough to eat, a place to live, a way to get around, people who ca

Letter to editor: In lieu of Q

Let’s come together, Ramona, and bury the hatchet. We need to help out our public schools, especially with budget cuts that will be necessary to pay off the C.O.P. (2004 certificate of participation construction loan).

Being in the black for the first time in several years does not mean that Ramona Unified School District can maintain this next year or the year after that.

What’s new at the movies this Thanksgiving?


Horrible Bosses 2 R After a failed attempt to murder their boss, the boys kidnap an investor’s son who stole their idea for a startup company. Stars: Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Aniston

Penguins of Madagascar PG Skipper and the rest of the penguin gang join with The North Wind to battle Dr. Brine from world destruction. Stars: Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Christopher Knights

Letter to editor: Community helps send students to camp

Ramona Elementary held a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser on Friday, Nov. 14. It was a very successful event and we raised $2,900 to support our students in their efforts to attend Cuyamaca Outdoor School, also known as sixth-grade camp.

This five-day camp gives our students an opportunity to learn science concepts with hands-on activities, nourishes an appreciation of nature, and provides students an opportunity to explore their independence in a safe, educational, and fun environment. It costs $310 for each student to attend and they work hard all year to raise the money to participate.

Letter to editor: Congratulations to Ramona High’s FFA team

I enjoyed reading about the FFA youth judging team that went to the Arabian National show in Tulsa.

I wish I had known that they were going to be there, since I was in Tulsa also competing at the show. I would have liked to have congratulated them on their accomplishment!

It was a very nice article.

Ramona Senior Center

Ramona Senior Activity Center will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 27 and 28, for Thanksgiving. It will reopen on Monday.

The center is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. except for legal holidays.

Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meals also are delivered to the homebound.

Ramona Calendar of Events

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Trees, boulders clear path for San Vicente roadwork

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Drivers traveling San Vicente Road to reach San Diego Country Estates have seen a lot of changes during the past two months as construction is under way to widen and realign the road.

“Overall, given the constraints that this project presents, I feel that the project is going very well,” said county project manager Michael Long. “There have been the anticipated delays and frustration from some travelers, but I have received some very positive response as to how the construction and associated traffic control are being handled. I credit the county’s very experienced and capable contractor, Flatiron, and the entire county and emergency service team for successful coordination of a very challenging construction project.”

Mario Trejo, general manager of San Diego Country Estates Association, also praised the construction teams.