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Ramona High students to celebrate Hometown Heroes

“A Celebration of Hometown Heroes” is the theme of Ramona High School’s Homecoming Week Oct. 13 through 18.
The Coming Home Carnival, started after the Witch wildfire in October 2007, will be Thursday, Oct. 16, from 5 to 9 p.m. in the high school parking lot, 1401 Hanson Lane. All are welcome at the family event that will feature rides, food and other activities.
Crowning of the homecoming king and queen will be at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17 before the homecoming game at 7.
The homecoming dance will be in the high school gym on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 7 to 10 p.m.

Ramona Senior Activity Center

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Thursdays: Tai Chi at 9 a.m., Bingo at 1 p.m.

Fridays: Exercise at 9 a.m. Pinochle at 9 a.m., Seniors Empowering Seniors at 10 a.m., Pokeno at 1 p.m.

Mondays: Exercise at 9 a.m., Lace/Crochet at 9 a.m.

What’s New at the Movies?

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New in Theaters — October 10

Addicted R A talented businesswoman with a great husband and two beautiful children risks everything by engaging in an illicit affair. Stars: Sharon Leal, Tasha Smith, William Levy

Alexander PG Experience the “terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day” with Alexander and his exasperated parents from the children’s book. Stars: Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner

Voters invited to ‘Meet the (school board) Candidates’ tonight

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Sun Valley County Parents Teachers Association will host a forum featuring Ramona Unified School District candidates tonight at 6:30 p.m.

The “Meet the Candidates” event will be in the Ramona High School Performing Arts Wing, 1401 Hanson Lane.

Kiwanis Club of Ramona honors Bill Groves with lifetime membership

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Kiwanis Club of Ramona honored one of its own with a Kiwanis International Lifetime Membership.
Bill Groves, a Kiwanis member for 44 years, received the honor during the club’s annual officer installation dinner in Ramona Valley Grill on Sept. 27.
The lifetime membership is in appreciation for Groves’ longtime outstanding service to the club and to the community of Ramona, the service club’s leadership reported.
Since joining the club in 1970, Groves has served as club president for two terms and also has been club secretary and North County Division 37 secretary.
In addition, he has chaired each of the club’s service committees at least one time.
Groves and his wife, Mona, have traveled all over the world to attend Kiwanis International Conventions. Jeff Funk, fellow Kiwanian and friend, presented Groves with the award.
In other business at the dinner, the club welcomed its 2014-15 board: president Jessica Hickman, president-elect Paul Tarr, secretary Walter Ainslie, treasurer Dee Chenowth, and directors Darrell Beck, Pat Bell, Jim Cooper, Heather McGhee, David Gaines and Richard Wade.
Kiwanis of Ramona holds breakfast meetings in Ramona Valley Grill on Saturday mornings at 7. Guest are welcome.
Anyone wishing more information about the club may call 760-522-2526.

Search continues for woman, 75, missing from Julian campground

Monday, Oct. 6—Authorities searched for a third day today for a 75-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s disease who went missing from the Pinezanita RV Park and Campgrounds in Julian.
Sally Estabrook was last seen around 4 p.m. Saturday at the 26.5-acre campground in the 4400 block of state Route 79, north of Harrison Park Road, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.
She apparently walked off while her husband was showering, and he called the sheriff’s department to report her missing shortly before 5 p.m.
A sheriff’s department search and rescue team combed the area Saturday evening, and continued to do so on Sunday with no success.
Estabrook is white, 5 feet 4 and 145 pounds with shoulder-length blonde hair. She may be wearing a teal top and white knee-length pants. Sheriff’s officials said she is not very communicative but may respond to her name.
Anyone who spots Estabrook is asked to call 911 or the sheriff’s department at 858-565-5200.

Preset for success

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Your preset game plan begins this week The holiday season is upon us and many people can put on as much as 5 to 7 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. You can think of combating this in three ways. First, you could just go with the flow and expect to put this weight on, [...]

Three plead guilty in Gabe Hallman’s death

Three people have pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the stabbing death of former Ramona resident Michael “Gabe” Hallmann in 2012 and all will be sentenced Oct.17.

Court documents show that both men, Francisco Jose Arellano, 33, and Michael Vincent Reyes, 31, will get agreed upon prison terms of 18 years each. Nicole Anna Ibarra, 37, also known as Nicole Olmos, will receive a three-year term.

House fire in 1500 block of Ashley Road

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Emergency crews are battling a house fire at 1540 Ashley Road that is sending plumes of smoke through the neighborhood and beyond.
According to neighbors the owner of the house died a couple months ago and it has been vacant.
Cause of the Saturday morning fire has not been determined as firefighters continue to fight the blaze.

Transportation and Trails Subcommittee fixes open meeting law violation

Informed of a state open meeting law, or Ralph M. Brown Act, violation after a vote last month on new Transportation and Trails Subcommittee members, the chair of the subcommittee re-visited the vote Sept. 29 to take the required steps. Six applicants were seeking to fill three seats on the nine-member board, which is a [...]

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