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‘Enchanted Autumn’ quilt show continues on Saturday

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Mary Alice Staggs, a member of the Back Country Quilters and a Ramona resident, looks at “Ladies of the Sea,” a quilt by Susan Axelrod at the Quilt Show Friday at Mountain View Community Church. The quilt show will continue from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at Mountain View Church, 1191 Meadowlark off state Route 78 and Ash Street. Admission is free. Tickets may be purchased for the Opportunity Quilt, “Enchanted Autumn” when entering the show.

Narcotics investigation results in arrests of 20 Ramonans today

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The culmination of a ten-month narcotics operation, initiated by the sheriff’s Ramona substation, resulted in the arrests of 23 people in the early morning today, and seizure of 72.2 grams of methamphetamine, five pounds of marijuana, 147 marijuana plants, and prescription pills, reported Lt. Rich Williams at the Ramona station.
Six search warrants were served by the sheriff’s department in Ramona, along with one search warrant in Carlsbad and one in La Mesa. Twenty people were arrested in Ramona, two in La Mesa and one in Carlsbad, according to the report.

Great ShakeOut earthquake drill

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Covering their heads with one hand and using the other hand to hang on to the leg of a table, students in Ingrid Forbes eighth-grade language arts class at Olive Peirce Middle School practice what to do in the case of an earthquake during the Oct. 16 statewide ShakeOut drill.

Ramona voters will choose three of five school board candidates

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Five candidates are on the Nov. 4 ballot for three seats on the Ramona Unified School District Board. Seeking election to four-year terms are Joyce Daubert and Richard Lemire and incumbents Rodger Dohm, Kim Lasley and Bob Stoody.

Carnival, fire department open house, quilt show, play opening among upcoming events

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Coming Home Night Carnival, ‘Johnny Brooke: A Ghost Story’ opening, annual quilt show, Ramona Fire Department Open House and Ramona VFW’s Christmas in October dinner are among events in Ramona Thursday through Sunday.

Ramona Community Foundation grants aim to assist range of nonprofits

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Everyone from disadvantaged youth interested in attending college to chamber members wanting to “set the table” for community collaboration are among this year’s recipients of Ramona Community Foundation grants.

Nine nonprofits received checks ranging from $1,500 to $7,000 during the foundation’s third annual awards ceremony. The $29,200 awarded this year brings to $84,450 the total of foundation grants given since 2012.

Ramona High NJROTC commissions four platoons, pins 42 first-year cadets

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Forty-two first-year cadets with Ramona High’s Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp took part in their first formal ceremony this month.

The cadets, considered recruits prior to the Oct. 7 ceremony, will learn discipline inside and outside of the classroom, Lt. Cmdr. Mike Ernst promised parents, who sat in the school’s stadium as their students stood shoulder-to-shoulder in military uniform on the track.

Harbour Farm: A boost for agritourism

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The driving force behind Dave Harbour’s agritourism business is one that most parents can relate to: He’s doing it for the kids.

“The whole idea was to help my special needs son, Shea,” said Harbour, who owns the continually-growing Harbour Farm on state Route 67 just east of Dye Road. He explained that 14-year-old Shea has autism and said statistics show that autistic adults often have menial jobs.

Ramona beats Mt. Carmel 49-13

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Ramona High School’s Bulldogs send a strong message in their first league football game beating Mt. Carmel 49-13 in home game tonight, Oct. 10.

Ramona man bitten by bat undergoes rabies shots

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It may be the season for spooky creatures, but live bats landing on humans is no playful matter as one Ramona resident discovered.

Joe Cullen, co-owner of Cactus Star Vineyard at Scaredy Cat Ranch, just finished the series of rabies shots he was required to undergo after being bitten by a bat in late August.

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