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Ramona AWANA schedules signups, adult and teen meetings

Signups for the 2014-2015 Ramona AWANA club will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 3, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Grace Community Church and at Mountain Valley Community Church.
This international program geared for ages 3 through 18 helps churches and parents work together to develop spiritually strong children and youth who faithfully follow Jesus Christ, states the signup announcement.
Programs are designed for various age groups. They meet weekly and offer a proven approach for evangelizing and disciplining youngsters in the church and community, the statement continued.
Upcoming meetings:
•Adult Volunteer Information Meeting, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 6:30 p.m., Mountain Valley Community Church Main Sanctuary, 1191 Meadowlark. Adults invited to come and find out how they can serve.
•Teen Glimpse Information Meeting, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 5:30 p.m., Mountain Valley Community Church. Free dinner, testimonies. Get two hours of community service credits each week while serving others.
•Leaders Meeting, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 6:30 p.m., Mountain Valley Community Church.
•Signups: Wednesday, Sept. 3, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Mountain Valley Community Church and Grace Community Church, 1234 Barger Place.
•First Club night, Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 6:20 to 8:20 p.m. at Mountain Valley Community Church and Grace Community Church.
The program runs each week from September through May with breaks for Christmas and Easter.
For more information, see RamonaAwana.org online or call club commanders Kevin and Veronica Springfield at 760-788-7751.

Ramona Skateboard Champions to outline plans Tuesday

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Less than a month after one skateboard park group dropped its efforts, another stepped up as torchbearer and will hold an information meeting for the public on Tuesday, Aug. 19.

The meeting will be in Ramona Town Hall, 729 Main St., from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

The town’s new skatepark proponents are the Ramona Skatepark Champions. They met with members of the Friends of the Lakeside Skatepark last Monday and held an executive meeting last Tuesday to discuss what they had learned and to focus their efforts, said Dwight Webster, the group’s media spokesperson.

“Who we are, what we know so far and what we plan to do” will be among discussion topics at the public meeting, said Webster. They will provide some history of previous skatepark efforts in town and outline what they want to do now and in the future.

BU14 team wins tournament championship

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Dustin wasn’t finished scoring for the day. He added another goal in the team’s second game against Temecula United. Jimmy Cheney and PJ Scholl added goals to give Ramona a 3-1 win.

Sunday morning pitted the Ramona team against LA Galaxy South Bay. LA Galaxy got a break with a penalty kick that resulted in a goal and carried the team to a 2-1 win over Ramona. Emerson Fuentes put Ramona’s only goal into the net.

Despite the loss, Ramona qualified for the finals Sunday evening. Once again, Intra players faced LA Galaxy South Bay, giving them a chance to avenge their loss earlier in the day.

Mike Jones competes in SkillsUSA national championships

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Mike Jones, a 2014 Ramona High School graduate, competed in the SkillsUSA National Championships in Kansas City, Mo., finishing 20th among students nationwide in the field of motorcycle service technology.

A highlight of the competition, Jones said, was working on a motorcycle radio/entertainment system “because that’s what I excelled at.”

The SkillsUSA conference, held in the Kansas City Convention Center, drew 6,000 students from across the country who competed in trade, technical, and leadership fields.

Ramona teen pulls off win at Glen Helen Raceway

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Ramona teenager Brandon Arthur, known as The Stinger in the off road racing world, captured his first career Pro Lite win in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series held at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino.

Arthur, 18, has been moving up through the ranks in his rookie season in Pro Lite. In round 10 of the Aug. 1 and 2 race in San Bernardino, he put it all together with a convincing win over a field of top-notch racers.

Most of the tracks Arthtur has raced on this season were new to him, but he had raced at Glen Helen before and had an opportunity to test there weeks before the race. The testing paid off.

Second-grader receives hero’s dinner at Ramona fire station

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A 6-year-old Ramona boy credited with saving his grandmother’s life was the center of attention at a dinner in his honor at Ramona Fire Station 81.

Xavier Mumaw seemed more interested in the pizza and personal tour of the fire equipment and ambulance he received from the station’s crew than in all the attention showered on him.

Adults share love of bridge at Town Hall summer camp

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Investor Warren Buffet and Microsoft founder Bill Gates have more in common than business. They both see the value of teaching bridge to children.

With so many teachers in the Town Hall Bridge Club, “the Bill Gates-Warren Buffet idea to introduce bridge into the schools has long had appeal, so much so we decided to do it ourselves,” said Mary Ann Houston, founder of the Ramona Town Hall Bridge Club.

Intra soccer teams compete in Dave Shelton Memorial Tournament

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All seven Ramona Intra soccer teams participated in the Dave Shelton Memorial Tournament July 19 and 20, playing a variety of club teams from San Diego and Orange counties.

Held at Frances Ryan Park in Escondido, the Dave Shelton event was the first tournament of the season for many of the teams, and for a few it was their first tournament as a new team.

The teams and their records from the tournament are:

Girl Scout Kalani Prokop earns Gold Award for service to seniors

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Kalani Prokop of Ramona recently earned the Girl Scout Gold Award — the organization’s highest honor — for her outstanding leadership and commitment to community service, reports Michelle Ross of Girl Scouts San Diego.
For her Gold Award project, Kalani reached out to residents of the Ramona Senior Center, where she volunteers during her school vacations.
She taught computer classes geared toward facilitating communication with loved ones far away. Her series of four lessons — which she presented eight times over two summers — covered computer basics, email, Facebook and online security.
She also offered one-on-one classes for those with little cyber experience.
The Cathedral Catholic High School junior belongs to Girl Scout Troop 2208. She is the daughter of the Honorable Maria Arroyo (retired Juvenile Court judge) and Stanley Prokop. Her two older sisters, Tiffany Lynch and Taylor Arroyo-Tabin, received the Gold Award in previous years.
Kalani is one of 44 Girl Scouts in the San Diego region who earned the Gold Award this year. Just 5 percent of Girl Scouts nationwide achieve this level of recognition.
The tradition of the highest leadership awards for Girl Scouts has included The Golden Eaglet of Merit (1916-19), The Golden Eagle (1919-38), First Class (1938-82) and The Curved Bar (1940-80). In 1980, the name became the Girl Scout Gold Award.

Through the years, approximately 1 million Girl Scouts have earned one of these service awards.
Founded in 1912, Girl Scouting provides leadership experience for girls. Through Girl Scouts, girls discover themselves, connect with others and take action to make the world a better place.

Ramona Junior Fair continues Sunday

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Ramona Junior Fair continues Sunday with goats, llamas, alpacas and horses.

The 43rd annual junior fair opened today at Ramona Junior Fairgrounds, 431 Aqua Lane, with a dog show, rabbit and cavy show and home economics judging.

A highlight of the 10-day fair for 4-H and FFA participants is the livestock auction slated to begin Saturday at 1 p.m.

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