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Drought spawns concerns of wells running dry


Drought conditions have prompted Ramona Municipal Water District to revise the use of excess groundwater at the district’s Well Field Park, also known as Ramona Community Park.

Board president Darrell Beck said he is concerned that by August a lot of wells in Ramona will be running dry.

About four wells of varying age and depth, dating back to RMWD’s precursor, the Ramona Irrigation District, are at Well Field Park, said David Barnum, the district’s general manager. The district leases the park to the Ramona Parks and Recreation Association, which uses the untreated well water, stored in a tank, for irrigation.

Easter egg hunts galore this weekend in Ramona


Youngsters have their choice of Easter egg hunts this weekend, including the Ramona Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary event that will feature 4,500 eggs filled with candy and toys on Sunday afternoon.

An added treat will be the VFW’s second annual Easter Bonnet and men’s Baseball Cap Contest scheduled after the egg hunt. The contests are open to all ages and there is no charge

Students find Ramona connection during East Coast trip


Ramona eighth-graders continue to explore the nation’s capital and Arlington, most recently the 9/11 Pentagon Memorial, the Marine Corps War Memorial with the bronze sculpture of servicemen raising the U.S. flag during World War II’s Battle of Iwo Jima, the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial and Smithsonian Institution.

Ramona’s boys tennis team shuts out Orange Glen


The varsity tennis team made a statement before starting its 20-day spring break. The Dawgs beat Valley League foe Orange Glen 18-0 at Riviera Oaks.

“We had Christian (Failla) back in this match and our singles line up was unstoppable,” said coach Rose Darrough. “Chad Martin and Seneca Utech continue to play very strong in doubles. Karl Sapper and Matt Lawler subbed in for our No. 3 doubles team and won their first varsity point. The whole team played well as we are playing for a good draw in the CIF team playoffs.”

Norvell donates $550 to rib fest benefiting senior nutrition program


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’s No. 1 doubles team wins four sets in league tennis action

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The Ramona High School tennis team lost to Del Norte at home and then went on the road to beat Orange Glen in Valley League play.

The Dawgs are 2-1 in league play.

Del Norte, the Valley League’s No. 1 team, beat Ramona 17-1 on March 25. Chad Martin and Seneca Utech, Ramona’s No. 1 doubles team, picked up the lone team point and posted scores of 1-6, 6-3 and 4-6. James Janak and Josh McDonald went 0-6, 0-6 and 1-6. Joey Guzzino and Eric Taft posted scores of 0-6, 1-6 and 2-6.

Two girls get MVP awards at soccer banquet

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At the Ramona High girls soccer team’s post-season banquet, two players received Most Valuable Player awards.

Senior Bianca Scodellaro was selected league MVP while junior Taylor Stacy was the CIF Most Valuable Player.

Ramona posted a 4-6 record in Valley League competition, and the league’s coaches named Scodellaro as an all-league first team player. Scodellaro played forward for the Bulldogs this year.

Grand jury has no-cost, low-cost ideas for improving school safety

Plans for keeping school children safe in the region should have greater emphasis on identifying potential threats and training students, staff and parents to recognize and report suspicious behavior, according to a report released Monday by the 2013-14 county grand jury.

These and other no-cost or low-cost actions can be taken by schools and school districts to strengthen their security planning and preparedness, even in an era of tight budgets, the report states.

Ramona Calendar of Events


SPAGHETTI DINNER FUNDRAISER, hosted by Ramona Community School PTSA, March 21, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Olive Peirce Middle School performing arts center, 1521 Hanson Lane, $5 per person, free for ages 3 and younger.

Donations pay for school roof repairs


Donations from three sources are plugging leaks at Ramona schools.

Roofers completed some repairs earlier this year, and other work started after the recent storm that dumped 3.55 to 5 inches of rain, with varying amounts recorded in different sections of town.