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Kovach posts fastest time in Division 2 200-meter dash

The fastest time of any Division II boy in the 200-meter dash during the CIF San Diego Section track and field preliminaries May 21 at Mount Carmel High School was posted by Ramona High School senior Zach Kovach.
Kovach’s time of 22.08 seconds placed him first among the 24 Division II runners who competed in the preliminaries. The top nine runners from Division I and Division II will compete in the “A” race during the CIF section finals May 28 at Mount Carmel, and Kovach earned a lane in that “A” race. If he finishes among the top three runners in Division I and Division II combined, he will advance to the state meet June 3-4 in Fresno.

Miss Ramona Pageant has a new director, new direction

The annual Miss Ramona Pageant has a new director and a new direction this year.
Jill Fleming Ogilvie, director of the Miss Lakeside and Miss Julian scholarship pageants, has added a Teen Miss Ramona category and plans a “Dance Under the Stars” on pageant night, June 18.
Applications are being accepted for Miss Ramona 2011 and Teen Miss Ramona contestants. Miss Ramona hopefuls must be between 17 and 25 years old, and Teen Miss between 13 and 16.

VFW plans 3 Memorial Day ceremonies

Archie G. McArthur Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3783 in Ramona is coordinating three ceremonies for Memorial Day on Monday, May 30, to remember the sacrifices made by U.S. servicemen and servicewomen who have died.
Ceremonies will begin at 10 a.m. at Nuevo Memory Gardens cemetery at 532 Ash St. in Ramona.

Flags and poppy bouquets will be on the graves of all veterans buried in the cemetery, a wreath will be placed on the unknown soldier’s grave, and flowers will be presented to Gold Star mothers, women whose children have been lost serving the country.

Cameron Elston wins all-around cowboy at Ramona Rodeo

Cameron Elston, left, holds two checks and the championship tie-down roping belt buckle after earning all-around cowboy honors at the Ramona Rodeo. As all-around cowboy, Elston received $2,229.65. Mason Malone, right, and Elston placed seventh in team roping competition at the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association event. Both PRCA cowboys are Ramona residents. Not pictured is Matt Deskovick, also of Ramona, who tied for fourth in steer wrestling.

Ramona’s 31st annual rodeo was an overwhelming success, with Ramonan Cameron Elston winning all-around cowboy honors in the three-day Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association event. The weekend also brought the return of the Main Street Parade.

“We may have big names come into town, but our local boy won it, and we couldn’t be prouder,” Joani Georgeson, rodeo director, said of Elston. “He won the Ramona Rodeo basically.”

Agencies present complex rules for drainage fix

County Supervisor Dianne Jacob tells representatives of environmental agencies that she will stand by her constituents if the process becomes too complex to clean out a drainage area on their property to alleviate flooding. Sentinel photo/Karen Brainard

Several Ramona property owners learned what they can legally do on their own land to alleviate flooding from representatives of environmental agencies at a meeting on May 18 hosted by County Supervisor Dianne Jacob in her El Cajon office.

They learned there isn’t much they can do without a permit.

Commissioners back tiered equine regs

San Diego County Planning Commission supports a tiered ordinance as part of the update of the county’s equine regulations.

The commission’s 7-0 vote May 20 sends the recommendation to the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, which is expected to hold a hearing June 29. The commission recommended the tiered ordinance from among the four options developed by county Department of Planning and Land Use (DPLU) staff. The actual ordinance will be developed after the supervisors provide direction regarding potential content of the tiered ordinance.

Ramona Main Street Parade: United We Stand

Stephanie Norvell, parade sponsor, rides with Don Wendt in his horse-drawn antique doctor's buggy. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson

Ramona’s first full-scale Main Street Parade was 91 entries strong and lasted for one and a half hours on Saturday morning.

Parade watchers lined both sides of Main Street from 13th to Fifth waving, smiling and enjoying the festivities that started with Ramona Veterans of Foreign Wars sponsoring the Army Division of the “United We Stand” parade. The ROTC Rifle Guard led the way followed by the rest of the Color Guard. Parade Grand Marshal County Supervisor Dianne Jacob and former Congressman Duncan L. Hunter, a decorated Army Rangers Vietnam veteran, rode atop the VIP Float, a 1940s military tug driven by owner Jim Strimer.