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Spikers improve to 4-0 in league, finish SoCal Invitational in top 8

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After Ramona High School’s girls volleyball team improved its Valley League record to 4-0, the Bulldogs reached the premier division quarterfinals of the Nfinity SoCal Invitational tournament Friday and Saturday.

“We had quite an exciting tournament,” said Ramona coach Connie Halfaker. “We did a great job.”

Monday is last day to register to vote in Nov.4 election

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Monday, Oct. 20, is the last day to register to vote for the Nov. 4 general election.

If you’ve moved, changed your name or aren’t registered, you need to get your registration forms postmarked or turned in to the Registrar of Voters Office by the end of the day.

Crowds fill Station 80 grounds for Fire Department Open House

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For four hours on Saturday, guests of all ages packed onto and into Fire Station 80 for demonstrations, fire safety talks and materials, food, discussions with emergency preparedness workers and volunteers, and to sit inside fire trucks and other emergency vehicles. They also watched as emergency helicopters landed on the grounds of the fire stations, and then gathered around for a closer look.
Smokey Bear made an appearance, posing for photos, and Cal Fire rescue crews demonstrated how to extinguish various types of kitchen fires and how they remove a vehicle’s roof and doors to extricate accident victims.
Youngsters also had the opportunity to enter a coloring contest that promised a range of prizes. Among the numerous booths at the open house, members of Ramona High School’s Song Team sold baked goods and candy to raise money for their trip to competition in Florida in March.

Ramona wins 49-14 over Westview

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Ramona Bulldogs wins big in Homecoming game against Westview, 49-14.

Fire department to host open house on Saturday

Youngsters will have the opportunity to sit in the driver’s seat of fire engines, meet Smokey Bear and watch emergency helicopters land during Ramona Fire Department’s annual open house on Saturday, Oct. 18.
Among other activities will be up-close viewing of a Cal Fire dozer and a Mercy Air helicopter, Jaws of Life demonstrations and stove fire demonstrations. The family event will be at Fire Station 80, 829 San Vicente Road, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free and all are welcome.
An interactive fire safety trailer, California Highway Patrol and San Diego County sheriff’s booths, and Ramona Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) booth are among other open house features.
Mexican food will be available, and music is planned.
Anyone wishing more information may call 760-788-2269.

Ramona Food & Clothes Closet Foundation offers Community Spirit scholarships

First-generation college-bound students from low-income families have an opportunity to earn a scholarship through Ramona Food & Clothes Closet Foundation’s Community Spirit Scholarship Program.

Scholarships are open to students in the nonprofit’s service area of Ramona, Julian, Santa Ysabel, Ranchita, Borrego and Warner Springs. All applicants must live in one of these areas, volunteer for 40 hours in the thrift store and be accepted in a two- or four-year California college, university or trade school, before they can apply for a scholarship.

Republican women to ‘Lunch with Mr. Jefferson’

Intermountain Republican Women Federated will “Lunch with Mr. Jefferson” in Barbara DeGraw’s home at 3889 Daley Flat Road in Julian on Monday, Oct. 27.

Melissa Richmond, who worked for Gov. Mitt Romney for 10 years in the Massachusetts State House, will discuss an “Insider’s view of Presidential Campaigning.” Check-in and social time are 10:15 a.m. with the meeting beginning at 10:45.

Letter to editor: Troubles about lack of U.S. flags on Main Street

Thought I would write about an item that has been troubling me for the past few years. I have been a member of the Ramona Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Development Committee for several years now and I recall a few years back with the support and special pricing of Ransom Bros. Hardware, our committee was able to walk up and down Main Street offering the discounted U.S. flag kits and we had our tools with us and even installed them on the spot for the merchants who wished. We probably installed some 15 flag kits

Ramona is still our choice

Growing up in Ramona for the Gunnett family has and always will be the only choice for us.

From my earliest days as a Ramona native and the son of a longtime Ramona schoolteacher, I can remember our town taking care of each other and putting our youth first in the community. Playing soccer and baseball on the local fields bring back fond memories of support from my teachers, coaches, and family.

What’s in a name?

Isis Fuller Figure Fashion of Ramona, a plus size dress store for women sizes 14-38 named after the ancient Egyptian Goddess of motherhood, friendship and love, has been at the center of controversy over the name of the store, and the unfounded false claims that the store is connected to the terrorist organization ISIL.

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