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Miniature books reap big awards

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Eileen Cummings has displayed portions of her miniature book collection at the San Diego County Fair in past years but it was her assortment of teddy bear-themed books that won her Best of Show and Best of Division for Home and Hobby this year.

“This is like winning the gold medal at the Olympics,” the enthusiastic Ramona resident said. “I reached the ultimate goal.”

Ramona water district lawyer resigns when director claims negligence

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A brief special meeting of the Ramona Municipal Water District Board on Monday resulted in a heated exchange between Director Joe Zenovic and the district’s legal counsel, who announced he will be submitting his resignation.

While Zenovic claimed negligence on an action by legal counsel, James Gilpin, a partner with Best Best & Krieger, said he was resigning “because there’s a lot of shenanigans that I can’t support.”

Girls and Boys leagues start Winterball signups

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Winterball signups for Ramona Pony League and Ramona Girls Softball begin this weekend.

From noon to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 26 and 27, registration for boys winterball will be available at the Pony fields’ snack bar at 417 Aqua Lane.

The cost, which includes hat and shirt, is $95 per player and $80 for a sibling of a player. Parents need to bring their children’s birth certificates to registration.

Local flier soars for Team USA

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At the recent World Gliding Championships in Finland, a Ramona resident was one of seven on Team USA.

To qualify for the team, Garret Willat won the 2013 U.S. Club Class Nationals in Mifflin, Penn.

“That got me enough points to make it on the team,” he said.

San Diego County invites public to MSCP workshop

The county will conduct its Multiple Species Conservation Program (MSCP) Annual Report Workshop at 9 a.m., Tuesday, July 22, at its operations center, 5520 Overland Ave., San Diego.

Residents are invited to learn about regional habitat conservation accomplishments and goals, according to the county. Local jurisdictions and state and federal agencies will give an update on lands preserved for the approved MSCP and on MSCP projects completed in 2013 in the southwest portion of the count

Intra BU16 competes in Crusader’s Cup

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Ramona Intra BU16 soccer team played in the Crusaders Cup July 5 and 6, ending the tournament third in its bracket.

During the first game the BU16 teammates played TVSA Hawks from Temecula. The game ended in a 1-1 tie. The boys’ Saturday afternoon game against Chula Vista FC was played at Alliant University. The game ended in a 0-1 loss for Intra in the last five minutes of the game.

Ramona 4-H, FFA win big at San Diego County fair

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Ramona 4-H and Future Farmers of America members once again returned from San Diego County Fair with top awards. Among them are Kaylin vanTol, Christopher Wier, Brenna Alvarez, Jazmine Zwicker and Carney Flinn.

After two years of earning supreme reserve champion designation at the San Diego County Fair for a veal calf she raised, Kaylin vanTol settled for reserve champion dairy calf at the 2014 San Diego County Fair.

Academy-bound and preparing to serve

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Four Ramona High School 2014 graduates will be continuing their educations and preparing to serve the country.

Co-valedictorian Karl Sapper, Matt Lawler and Garrett Glaudini will be entering the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA). Travis Kerchner will be enlisting in the Navy and attending the Naval Academy Preparatory School.

Sapper earned a 4.5 grade point average and served in FUSION, a service club. He earned varsity letters in football and tennis, played volleyball and wrestled. He was a team captain, a Scholar Athlete of the Year and won the Coaches Award in

Student athletes train for fall sports

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School may be out for summer, but that doesn’t mean student athletes planning to compete in fall high school sports are taking it easy.

Many of those athletes are out nearly every day training and working up a sweat.

In fact, Bulldog Stadium is quite busy weekday mornings with football players performing drills on the turf and cross country athletes running around the track.

Trustees do what voters elected them to do — make difficult decisions

Kudos to Ramona Unified School District trustees. During their workshop meeting to discuss the make-up of a bond measure for the November ballot, they didn’t fall for “the more we ask for the more we’ll get in matching funds from the state” that was a sweetener when a previous board borrowed $25 million a decade ago.

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