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Carnival, fire department open house, quilt show, play opening among upcoming events

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Coming Home Night Carnival, ‘Johnny Brooke: A Ghost Story’ opening, annual quilt show, Ramona Fire Department Open House and Ramona VFW’s Christmas in October dinner are among events in Ramona Thursday through Sunday.

Ramona Senior Center menu, activities

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

Suggested lunch donation for seniors age 60 and older and for the homebound is $4. Transportation is $1. Lunch for a non-senior guest of a senior is $6. For reservations and more information, call 760-789-0440.

Ramona Community Foundation grants aim to assist range of nonprofits

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Everyone from disadvantaged youth interested in attending college to chamber members wanting to “set the table” for community collaboration are among this year’s recipients of Ramona Community Foundation grants.

Nine nonprofits received checks ranging from $1,500 to $7,000 during the foundation’s third annual awards ceremony. The $29,200 awarded this year brings to $84,450 the total of foundation grants given since 2012.

Bulldogs ready for Homecoming after steamrolling Sundevils

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Ramona’s varsity football team sent a strong message to Palomar League rivals by dominating the Mt. Carmel Sundevils 49-13 at home Friday night.

On paper, the teams appeared evenly matched; the game was being predicted as a tight contest. In reality, Ramona dominated both sides of the line of scrimmage and executed an excellent game plan.

Ramona High NJROTC commissions four platoons, pins 42 first-year cadets

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Forty-two first-year cadets with Ramona High’s Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp took part in their first formal ceremony this month.

The cadets, considered recruits prior to the Oct. 7 ceremony, will learn discipline inside and outside of the classroom, Lt. Cmdr. Mike Ernst promised parents, who sat in the school’s stadium as their students stood shoulder-to-shoulder in military uniform on the track.

Spikers face Valley Center after clinching first two league matches

Ramona High School’s girls volleyball team began Valley League play with a home victory over Oceanside and a road win two days later at Mission Vista.
Valley Center will play Ramona in Ramona on Thursday.

Ramona Fire Department reports

Ramona Fire Department responded to:

Sunday, Oct. 12

•Medical aid, 2200 block El Paso Street.

•Medical aid, 1600 block Griffith Road.

Girls varsity tennis team 4-1 in league match

The Ramona High School varsity girls rennis team’s record is 4-1 in Valley League play after traveling to the far-reaches of the county over the past few weeks.

The Lady Bulldogs began their brutal road trip last week stopping at Fallbrook, Orange Glen and El Camino. They came away with two wins and a loss.

Ramona beats Mt. Carmel 49-13

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Ramona High School’s Bulldogs send a strong message in their first league football game beating Mt. Carmel 49-13 in home game tonight, Oct. 10.

Ramona man bitten by bat undergoes rabies shots

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It may be the season for spooky creatures, but live bats landing on humans is no playful matter as one Ramona resident discovered.

Joe Cullen, co-owner of Cactus Star Vineyard at Scaredy Cat Ranch, just finished the series of rabies shots he was required to undergo after being bitten by a bat in late August.

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