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Sheriff’s Ramona Mounted Patrol to step up rounds during holiday season

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Shoppers in Ramona can expect to see more of Ramona Sheriff’s Mounted Patrol during the holiday season.
Scott Milner, assistant administrator of the mounted patrol, said beginning the day after Thanksgiving the volunteer force will be patrolling on horseback in shopping center parking lots in town.
“The purpose is to give the community an awareness of how to be safe in the parking lot,” Milner said, adding that their presence also serves as a deterrent to crime.
The stepped-up patrols will be occur more on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, he said, but will include some weekdays and will continue through the end of the year.
About 15 volunteers serve in Ramona’s mounted patrol. Members go out in teams of at least two and never patrol alone, said Milner.
According to Milner, the volunteers have scheduled approximately 100 more hours of patrol time for this year’s holiday season than last year.

Benefit golf tournament, art reception, car show among upcoming events

Thursday, Nov. 20 TOPS—Ramona Chapter of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), Grace Community Church, 1234 Barger Place, 9 a.m. Weigh-in at 8:30 a.m. RAMONA LIBRARY, 1275 Main St., 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tai Chi at 9 a.m., English as a Second Language at 9:30 a.m., Toddler Storytime at 10:30 a.m., Homework Helpers at 4 [...]

San Diego County planners develop new online tools for residents

Ramona Community Planning Group chair Jim Piva and member Richard Tomlinson praised San Diego County’s Planning and Development Services’ new online tools for residents.

Tomlinson said the county updated its Geographic Information Systems (GIS) system so residents can pull up maps and access reports online.

Ramona Fire Department reports

Ramona Fire Department responded to:

Sunday, Nov. 16

•Medical aids

-1200 block Poplar Street.

Ramona High FFA equestrians sample college life at nationals

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Four Ramona High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) students — Katlyn McClellan, Alaina Sill, Luke Milbrand and Michael Johnson — placed 15th in the FFA/4-H division of the Arabian Horse Association (AHA) Nationals Horse Judging competition in Tulsa, Okla.

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.”