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Norvell donates $550 to rib fest benefiting senior nutrition program

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As a gold sponsor of Ramona Senior Center’s 9th Annual Rib Fest, Stephanie Norvell recently donated $550 to help put on the fundraiser that benefits the senior center’s nutrition program.

“I value the seniors in our community and want to help out when I can,” said Norvell, Town & Country Home Loans and Real Estate broker.

And, she added, “I’m proud to support Pete (Bakarich),” senior center board member who heads the rib fest committee each year.

Ramona High accepts donations of prom gowns, tuxedos

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Donations of gowns and tuxedos are being accepted at Ramona High School for students planning to attend this year’s prom.
Attending the annual prom is an expensive venture, school officials said. In addition to the price of the tickets, students must consider what to wear, transportation to and from the event, flowers, corsages, dinner and more.
In an effort to make the financial bite less steep, the high school welcomes donations of gowns and tuxedos that student can have at no cost. Anyone with appropriate attire for the annual prom may bring it to the high school office, 1401 Hanson Lane, any time from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on days school is in session.
The 2014 prom will be held at the University of San Diego Hahn Center on Saturday, May 3, from 7 to 11 p.m. “Arabian Nights” is the theme.

Mural boosters prepare for golf tournament, dinner and auction fundraiser

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Stephanie Norvell, organizer of the H.E.A.R.T. Mural Golf Tournament at San Vicente Golf Course on Saturday, arranges some of the silent auction items that will be available for bid at the fundraiser.

The event includes the golf tournament followed by dinner and live and silent auctions.

San Onofre settlement may help ratepayers

A proposed settlement reached Thursday would relieve customers of San Diego Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison of paying $1.4 billion in utility charges related to steam generators that caused the shutdown of the San Onofre Nuclear Generation Station.

The settlement reached by The Utility Reform Network, state Office of Ratepayer Advocates and the two utility companies needs approval from the state Public Utilities Commission.

Students share sweet treats, school supplies during Great Kindness Challenge

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Olive Peirce Middle School’s participation in the Great Kindness Challenge earned the school a framed certificate at a regional event held at The New Children’s Museum in downtown San Diego.

On behalf of the school, two OPMS seventh-graders — Hope Garmon-Sooley and Ashley Dominguez — accepted the award from Raoul Martinez, morning anchor for television’s Fox 5 San Diego.

Ramona Calendar of Events

LENTEN FISH FRY, 4:30 to 7 p.m., Friday, Immaculate Heart of Mary Social Center, Sixth and E streets. Adults $10, children 11 and younger $5, and families of two adults and two or more children under age 12, $25. All you can eat fish dinner or fish taco plate. Hosted by Knights of Columbus. Proceeds benefit community projects. More: 760-789-0583.

Marines to join students jogging to raise money for school track

James Dukes Elementary students will be jogging on Friday to raise money to resurface the school’s track.

Everyone from early start kindergartners to sixth-graders will participate in the jogathon. Joining them will be 15 Marines from Marine Corps Air Station Miramar and 10 volunteers from Brand X CrossFit.

Dissension on water board leaves unanswered questions

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Only three directors attended the March 25 Ramona Municipal Water District Board meeting, which just constituted a quorum, raising questions about what will happen at future meetings.

Director Rex Schildhouse, who walked out of the previous two meetings after disagreements with other board members, did not attend. Director Kit Kesinger has not attended a meeting since April 23, 2013.

Ramona Country Fair, junior fair—together again

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Ramona Country Fair chairman Bob Murray with co-chairs Sally Westbrook and Darrel Kinney promise the 44th annual event will be bigger and better than ever.

Together again, Ramona Country Fair and Ramona Junior Fair will be sharing events July 31 through Aug. 3. Events will be in the Ramona Outdoor Community Center and Ramona Junior Fair grounds off Aqua Lane.

What’s new at the movies?

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New in Theaters — March 28

Noah PG13 Based upon the Biblical story, God commands Noah to build an ark to save creation from the devastation of the Great Flood. Stars: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Douglas Booth, Logan Lerman

Sabotage R Members of an elite DEA team are systematically being eliminated after a raid and money theft of a drug cartel’s safe house. Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard, Joe Manganiello

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