Three squads from Ramona Rebels Elite cheer earned second place at the competed at the JAMZ National Championship competition in Las Vegas.
The Silver Squad, 8 and under, took second with a high score of 87 percent.
The Red Squad, 11 and under, received second in Hip Hop and competed in Level 3 Show Cheer.
A Ramona Blue Star Mother is asking for the community’s support by contributing sunflower seeds and nuts for troops serving overseas. Donations will be accepted until Feb. 8.
Evelyn McCormick said a bin is set up at Ramona’s 7 Eleven, 1076 Main St., where residents can donate Frito-Lay brand sunflower seeds and nuts for the 2013 Pacific
Ramona’s first turkey queen, Gertrude Page, leaves behind a legacy for her family to cherish. The 94-year-old lifelong Ramona resident died in her home on Jan. 22.
“She was just an amazing person that always had a smile and a sparkle in her eyes,” said Ramonan Beebee Wilson, who was Page’s caregiver for the past 3-1/2 years.
Two Ramona residents who retired from the U.S. Navy as captains volunteered to inspect the 17 teams competing in the Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps field competition at Ramona High School on Saturday.
Capt. Kevin McNees (retired) is a math teacher at RHA. and Capt. Judy Lohman (retired) is a nurse.
“This community is blessed with veterans who keep on giving after their active service is done,” said U.S. Navy Lt. Commander Mike Ernst (retired), commander of the RHS NJROTC Unit. “Their service is appreciated by our unit and the community.”
Ramona High School girls soccer team invites the community to participate in a golf tournament fundraiser that it is hosting on Saturday, Jan. 26 at San Vicente Golf Resort, 24517 San Vicente Road.
Check-in will be at 6:30 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 8 a.m.
Ian Pedlow, son of Barbara and Lee Pedlow of Ramona, graduated from the U.S. Air Force Basic Military Training School at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, on Oct. 28 as Airman, Basic.
He distinguished himself by earning honor graduate status, awarded to only the top 8 percent of his 781-member training flight.
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For the first time, a pair of bald eagles are nesting in the Ramona Grasslands, reports Dave Bittner, executive director of the Wildlife Research Institute in Ramona.
“We didn’t expect them to pop up, but we’re pleased that they’re here,” he said.
Next year will bring a new experience for a Ramona doctor who, in what would seem to be a turnabout, has been asked to perform Eastern medicine in China.
“It’s a unique opportunity for me,” said veterinarian Dr. Jon Matthews.
Several weeks ago, we asked Ramona Sentinel readers to share their most memorable Christmas with the community. We received some heartwarming stories. They range from a grandmother of 11 who awaited the birth of her first child 55 years ago to a young girl who recently received “A Sister for Christmas.” One woman tells of the outpouring of gifts she and her son received during a particularly trying period in their lives, another tells of the last words she shared with her father one Christmas morning, and a third recounts the story of a special gift her sister and brother-in-law presented nearly 40 years ago.
Most Ramona congregations plan special services for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. All are welcome.