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Ramona water board directors seek Div. 3 prospects for vacant seat


Ramona Municipal Water District directors are looking for interested candidates to fill the Division 3 seat recently vacated by Director Rex Schildhouse.

Candidates must live in Division 3 and submit a completed application to the district by 4 p.m. Dec. 2. Division 3

Airport, naming parks among planners’ topics


John and Arvie Degenfelder were recognized for their 30 years of service to the community at the Ramona planning group’s Nov. 6 meeting, which also included informational topics of a cautionary nature.

Piva, chair of the planning group, made the presentation to the Degenfelders.

“In recognition of your 30 years,” he began to read from the framed certificate, but then stopped. “Now just think about that — 30 years. They have shaped this community to be what it is today, including this library where

Catholic church continues 67-year-old tradition with turkey dinner Sunday

Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church continues a tradition that started in 1947 when it stages its 67th Annual Turkey Dinner on Sunday, Nov. 16, from 1 to 6 p.m.

Because the congregation did not have a place to cook in 1947, the entire community pitched in and cooked the turkeys in their homes and delivered them and all the dinner trimmings where everything could be served to the public. Those were the days that Ramona staged a Turkey Festival with a parade, activities and special honors to citizens.

Ramona Food and Closet Foundation donates $5,000 to Cornerstone Therapeutic Riding Center

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Judy Beckett, executive director of Cornerstone Therapeutic Riding Center in Ramona, accepts a check for $5,000 from Jeff Funk, Ramona Food and Clothes Closet Foundation chairman, in the Food and Clothes Closet’s Thrift Store at 773 Main St. last Thursday. Also pictured are Mary Halliday, left, foundation secretary, and Vesna Curry, Ramona Food and Clothes Closet service manager. Beckett said the donation will go toward feed.

Voters reject Q, may unseat trustee

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“This is a devastating loss for the school district,” school board president Dawn Perfect said. “We really put everything we could, resource-wise, into the information component of Measure Q. We really tried to get the word out about the particulars, what it exactly entailed and why we needed it.”

Ramona Trails Association to stage annual Turkey Trot on Nov. 22

Ramona Trails Association will stage its annual Turkey Trot on Saturday, Nov. 22.

Participants should be ready to hike, mountain bike or horseback ride from the staging area at Mt. Gower Open Space Preserve, 17090 Gunn Stage Road, at 10 a.m.

A potluck lunch will start about 12:30 p.m. just over the hill at Hellanback Ranch Winery.

Participants are encouraged to bring a friend or two to enjoy a leisurely ride or hike through Mt. Gower Open Space Preserve and then test the Thanksgiving dishes from their fellow turkey trotters.

Bring the potluck dishes to the staging area and they will be delivered to the winery.

Those interested in just joining the group for just the potluck lunch are welcome.

For more information, call 760-896-4782.

Ramona Calendar of Events

Bilingual Zumba, Bouncing Baby Storytime, Teen Music Shop, Teen Action Council and Family Craft are among activities at Ramona Library.
A fundraising Spaghetti Dinner, Silent Auction and Desserts will be held at Ramona Elementary School Friday to help pay for sixth-graders to attend Sixth Grade Camp.

Pregnancy care clinic marks milestone at banquet


Ramona Pregnancy Care Clinic supporters gathered recently to celebrate the organization’s 25th anniversary.

Model, actress and writer Jennifer O’Neill was the keynote speaker at the clinic’s 25th Anniversary Banquet, held at Mountain View Community Church, and talk radio host Mark Larson was the master of ceremonies.

Vacated board seat, legal services, rate and fee study among agenda topics for RMWD’s meeting on Wednesday


The Ramona Municipal Water District Board of Directors’ agenda for its meeting Wednesday, Nov. 12,includes discussion and possible action to fill the Division 3 seat recently vacated by Director Rex Schildhouse, and discussion on the San Vicente sewer rate and fee study.

The meeting will begin at 2 p.m. in the Ramona Community Center, 434 Aqua Lane. RMWD meetings are normally scheduled the second Tuesday of the month, however, because Veterans Day fell on the second Tuesday the

Supervisor in town Nov. 12 to host Ramona Revitalization Committee meeting

Supervisor Dianne Jacob will hold her Ramona Community Revitalization Steering Committee on Wednesday, Nov. 12, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Ramona Library Community Room, 1275 Main St. The meeting is open to the public.

Jacob conducts the meeting twice a year to hear reports on such topics as economic development, roads, parks and recreation, health and human services, and public safety.