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Know your Medicare rights

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As a person with Medicare, do you have any rights and protections? You certainly do.

You have rights whether you’re enrolled in Original Medicare — in which you can choose any doctor or hospital that accepts Medicare — or Medicare Advantage, in which you get care within a network of health care providers.

Ramona High girls volleyball heads to semifinals after two playoff wins

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The girls were scheduled to advance to CIF Division II semifinals at home against Calvin Christian on Nov. 19. They seek the ultimate goal of four playoff victories culminating with a win in Saturday’s CIF championship match at 1:15 p.m. at Cathedral Catholic. The top seed in the Division II playoffs gave Ramona home matches throughout the semifinals.

San Diego County planners develop new online tools for residents

Ramona Community Planning Group chair Jim Piva and member Richard Tomlinson praised San Diego County’s Planning and Development Services’ new online tools for residents.

Tomlinson said the county updated its Geographic Information Systems (GIS) system so residents can pull up maps and access reports online.

Ramona Fire Department reports

Ramona Fire Department responded to:

Sunday, Nov. 16

•Medical aids

-1200 block Poplar Street.

What’s new at the movies?


New in Theaters — November 21

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt.1 PG13 Katnis Everdeen must discover who she can trust as the rebellion against the capitol escalates. Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore

Ramona High FFA equestrians sample college life at nationals

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Four Ramona High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) students — Katlyn McClellan, Alaina Sill, Luke Milbrand and Michael Johnson — placed 15th in the FFA/4-H division of the Arabian Horse Association (AHA) Nationals Horse Judging competition in Tulsa, Okla.

Bulldog boys win league cross country championship

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In Sherri Edwards’ first year as Ramona High School’s head cross country coach, the Bulldog boys secured the Valley League championship with a win at Guajome Park on Nov. 15.

“I’m not going to take all the credit. Steve Albanese did a great job with them,” Edwards said, referring to the boys’ coach from 2009-13 and the girls’ coach last year.

Ramona Art Guild to host plein air workshop

Ramona Art Guild will host a plein air workshop with Chuck McPherson on Saturday, Nov. 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
McPherson, described as the master of intuitive painting, will begin with a demonstration and then participants will be free to roam to find that perfect spot to paint. The afternoon will conclude with an instructional analysis by McPherson of all the paintings.
The workshop will be held on Ramona artist Carol Levin’s property. Attendees will bring their own lunch and refreshment and are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather. While McPherson is a watercolorist, all media is welcome.
Registration is requested before Nov. 21 at Ramona Art Guild’s website,
Ramona Art Guild meets monthly, the third Wednesday evening of each month except July and August, and quarterly workshops are held.

Girls volleyball beats Coronado, advances to CIF semifinals


Ramona High School’s girls volleyball team advanced to CIF semifinals by beating Coronado today, Nov. 15.

The team plays next on Wednesday at home.

Catholic church continues 67-year-old tradition with turkey dinner Sunday

Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church continues a tradition that started in 1947 when it stages its 67th Annual Turkey Dinner on Sunday, Nov. 16, from 1 to 6 p.m.

Because the congregation did not have a place to cook in 1947, the entire community pitched in and cooked the turkeys in their homes and delivered them and all the dinner trimmings where everything could be served to the public. Those were the days that Ramona staged a Turkey Festival with a parade, activities and special honors to citizens.