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Easter egg hunts galore this weekend in Ramona

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Youngsters have their choice of Easter egg hunts this weekend, including the Ramona Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary event that will feature 4,500 eggs filled with candy and toys on Sunday afternoon.

An added treat will be the VFW’s second annual Easter Bonnet and men’s Baseball Cap Contest scheduled after the egg hunt. The contests are open to all ages and there is no charge

Ramonans to participate in Faith and Family Night at Petco Park

A group of Ramonans plan to participate in Faith and Family Night when the San Diego Padres play the Miami Marlins in Petco Park on Saturday, May 10 — and they invite others to join them.

Proceeds from Ramona’s participation will benefit the Ramona Pregnancy Center and Ramona AWANA, a group for ages 3 through 12th grade that meets weekly during the school year to have fun in a Christian ministry environment.

Ramona Rodeo ticket sales kick off at Albertsons’ Easter party Saturday

Ramona Rodeo Queen Brittney Phillips, the Easter Bunny and Smiley the Clown will be among dignitaries in Albertsons for the supermarket’s Guest Appreciation Day and the kickoff of ticket sales for the 34th Annual Ramona Rodeo on Saturday.

Also planned is an Easter Egg Hunt for three age groups: infant to age 3 at 9 a.m., ages 4 to 6 at 9:30 a.m., and ages 7 to 10 at 10 a.m.

Court to decide if father stands trial for son’s death

A preliminary hearing is scheduled today for the biological father of a Ramona boy who suffered serious brain injuries as an infant and died as a blind and bedridden 6-year-old.

Today’s hearing will determine whether Billy Joe Springfield should stand trial for murder in the death of Samuel Dahlke. The child died at his adoptive family’s home in Ramona in November 2011.

Honoring thousands of hours of service to Ramona

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After a lifetime of work, many seniors look forward to the relaxed lifestyle that retirement promises — but the men and women of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department Senior Volunteer Program in Ramona aren’t ready to settle down just yet.

Bill Hicks, the senior volunteer administrator at the sheriff’s Ramona station since 1998, spoke from experience when he said that this volunteer program is “just like a job,” and that these volunteers are “another set of eyes and ears for the Sheriff’s Department and Highway Patrol.”

Easter egg hunts, rodeo ticket sales kickoff among Ramona activities this week

VFW and Ladies Auxiliary Post 3783 Easter Egg Hunt, 1 p.m., Easter Sunday, corner of Hunter and Kelly streets. 4,500 candy- and toy-filled eggs. The hunt will be divided into age groups. Easter Bonnet and Baseball Cap contest to follow Easter egg hunt.

Ramona students place wreath at Tomb of Unknown Soldiers in Arlington National Cemetery

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Ramona eighth-graders placed a wreath at the Tomb of Unknown Soldiers of the Civil War on Monday, before leaving for the airport and their flight home. Their plane is due to arrive in San Diego at 10:48 tonight.
Among other sites they visited at Arlington National Cemetery, the 63 Olive Peirce Middle School students and 12 adults accompanying them spent time at President John F. Kennedy’s gravesite and the eternal flame at Kennedy’s burial site.

Students find Ramona connection during East Coast trip

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Ramona eighth-graders continue to explore the nation’s capital and Arlington, most recently the 9/11 Pentagon Memorial, the Marine Corps War Memorial with the bronze sculpture of servicemen raising the U.S. flag during World War II’s Battle of Iwo Jima, the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial and Smithsonian Institution.

Teed-off TEA’d: Where’s the coverage?

I don’t understand why the Sentinel does not report the activities of the Ramona TEA’d at the forum other than the advance notice of the monthly meeting submitted by Ramona TEA’d. It is not necessary to be a supporter of the tea party to report news.

Day 3: Capitol Building

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Sixty-three Olive Peirce Middle School eighth-graders spent much of Day 3 of their Washington, D.C., trip in the Capitol Building.

Ramona school trustee Kim Lasley, one of six district chaperones on the trip, sent several photos from their tour of the meeting place of the U.S. Congress.

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