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February 3, 2010 Banking Community Banking , Checking Savings Home Equity Business Banking 2033 Main St., Julian I 765-2765 Member FDIC Rabobank Accounting - Tax Planning LUERS & DYER, CPAs, LLP CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS Income Tax and Accounting * Full Service Firm Rebecca Luer'$. CJA ,la l'ay CPA Masters Dcgt' io 'lXallofl Personal attention to your special needs Wynola Center. 4367 Hwy. 78, Suite l 12 PO. Box 1934. Julian, CA 92036 Tel: 760 765-0343 Fax: 760 765-0150 Emaii: Julian Hunger Outreach Needs Your Help from Anne Garcia Sherrie Pope, Rich Burns and Jeff Holt fill food packages for Mountain Manna clients. Sherrie and Rich co-direct the outreach program. Mountain Manna* is an entirely volunteer group organized in 2001, under the auspices of the Community United Methodist Church of Julian. The program Works to alleviate real physical hunger with nourishing food on the fourth Saturday of every month. The volunteers greet and currently serve 71 families in need of supplemental food, anslating to 184 individuals. he number continues to grow. he program depends on monetary contributions from grants, from caring individuals, and food assistance through the an Food Bank. Mountain Diego anna would also like to "go een" and is workingtoward rchasing reusable, sturdy tote bags for packing the food. The holidays are over and so is the end-of-year non-profit giving. But, the hunger and malnutrition problem in the larger Julian area has not diminished. It is largely invisible but very real. For instance, "Mary" receives monthly government assistance. She is head of a household of five. Although she has worked hard at a local business for many years, she is underemployed and struggles to provide sufficient nutritious meals for her family. The monthly Mountain Manna box of fresh vegetables and nonperishable staples helps her provide important supplemental food for her kids. Please help Mountain Manna continue to serve folks like "Mary." Your donation is vital to the existence of this ministry. Please send your one-time donation or monthly pledge, payable to CUMCJ, PO Box 460, Julian, CA 92036, with a memo for Mountain Manna. Your contribution will go directly to serving hungry persons in need. If you would like more information or would like to register for assistance, please call the church at 765-0114. Through this monthly ministry the Community United Methodist Church of Julian reaches out through Christ to the community and world with Open Hearts, Open Minds and Open Doors. Thank you for your generosity. *Manna refers to the food that God miraculously suppfied to the Israefites in the wilderness. Exodus 16. Friends of the Library Annual Meeting and Chocolate All members of the Friends of the Julian Library are invited to attend the Annual Meeting on Tuesday, February 9 at 6:00 PM. You will hear brief reports regarding membership, the Arts & Letters Committee, the bookstore, the librarian's report, and our treasurer's year-end recap. Our primary business will be to hold an election to fill one vacant position, reelect three members (Jan Mattias, Pat Cox and Dee Bild) and confirm the recent appointment of Melanie Klika to comprise the nine-member Board of Directors. Mary Lou Jones will be leaving the Board this year after four years of service. We value her commitment to the FOJL. If anyone is interested in entering a name for nomination, please call Dee Bild at (760) 765-0773. Nominations will also be taken from the floor at the meeting. The Friends of the Julian Library is a non-profit organization which supports the Julian Library. We are an important resource to Julian, and we appreciate the expertise which everyone, whether Board Member or Friend, offers. If you are not currently a member of the Friends of the Library, please consider joining. Your tax-deductible membership dues are used to fund fabulous programs, purchase library materials and equipment, and to make the Julian Branch library one of the finest in the county. At 6:30 PM, we are delighted to welcome back Charles Scott, owner/chef of the Candied Apple Pastry Company, who will present us with techniques for creating delicious Valentine chocolates as a continuing part of the Arts & Letters Men Who Cook series. Please join us for refreshments and Charles' special treats. This will definitely be an entertaining and delicious event! All programs are open to the public and we promise to inspire, educate and entertain you. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the library at (760) 765-0370. My Thoughts by Michele Harvey Please Don't Complain In the past few weeks we've received from 8 to 15 inches of rain. Depending where you live in the back country, you may have even found a respectable amount of snow outside your house. Add the snow and we've got a decently wet winter started here. I know a few people who had problems because of the weather, but as usual, I've heard of more problems from the wind. The Julian Hardware store sold a lot of Henry's roof patch, so I know people have been taking care of their weather problems as much as possible. As for our house; we've had a leak bringing rain into our laundry room for a couple of years. Each time it rains, I put buckets under the leak and hope that my last roof patch finally worked. It hasn't worked yet and that section of roof is looking like a pool of tar from all of the patching. Julian and the whole back country area of San Diego County needs wet weather. All of our water is in the ground underneath of us and we (ton't import any water, unless you count the plastic bottles of drinking water that are sold here. We have wells. Our water districts are fed by wells. If water, by means of rain and snow doesn't go into our ground, we won't have any to pull out of the ground when we need it. We won't have any water to drink, bathe in, water our plants or flush our toilets. We also won't have water to fight fires. Sounds like a really dim future to me. It takes water anywhere from five to ten years to percolate down into the aquifers that feed water to our wells. As many drought years as we've had recently.., about twelve of the past fourteen years.., we need all the rain and snow we can get. Even puddles become tiny catchments to hold rain water until it can soak into the ground. What about the lakes near us? Lake Cuyamaca spreads over 110 acres. It's owned and operated by Helix Water District as a water storage reservoir. It was built 'to divert water to the lowlands and the water isn't ours to keep. Lake Henshaw water belongs to Vista Irrigation District. Its water also goes to the lowlands and isn't a supplier for mountain water users. We all know that we need to conserve water because we just aren't getting the amount of rain and snow that was common in past years. Rainfall used to be averaged at over 30" per year here in the mountains. It sure hasn't been that much in a very long time. We need to appreciate the rain and snow that comes our way every year. Let's not take it for granted, and please don't complain when the rain and snow pour down on us. These are my thoughts. Postmaster Laura Runs Carlsbad Half Marathon After months of training and mental preparation Postmaster Laura Lewis finished her first half marathon (13.1 miles) in a time 2 hours 31 minutes. Seen here at the end of the race, Ms. Laura is looking forward to her next event. Romano's To Showcase Singer/ Songwriter Joe Rathburn "After Hours" "After Hours" at Romano's presents Joe Rathburn, this Saturday night February 6th at 8:30 P.M. Joe is a singer/songwriter from San Diego who regularly performs in the Gas Lamp and before Padres' games at the Tin Fish. He also hosts the weekly Folkey Monkey, which is an acoustic showcase for singer/songwriters in Mission Valley. Joe is a working musician whose soulful, intelligent lyrics have won him more awards than space allows here. Even though his songs may be new to the Julian audience, Joe will engage you, to where you'll join in the chorus (Soul Radio) or nod a knowing head to the "Dad I Had". Joe's guitar work, just doesn't enhance his music, it's brilliant all by itself. This writer has seen other musicians smile in awe at Joe's solos. His repertoire on covers seems to be limitless, so for those of you who just can't help but sing along, this might be your chance. Joe is excited about coming to Romano's and owner Stan Caputo is excited to have him. Stan is also going to begin the "After Hours" menu Saturday night. All the usual deserts will be available including biscotti, cannolis and cheesecake, as well as chicken wings, the delicious Romano's meatball (a meal in itself), salami and cheese, and jalapeno poppers. Bill's at the bar making your favorite libation on a night that should prove to be a great musical experience in an intimate venue. Seats will be available throughout the restaurant as diners leave, but best seating is in the bar. So get there early and stay late. The Julian News 5 OULIAN We Carry Stove Pellets 2902 Washington Street 760-765-1212 Winter Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 to S:O0 and Sat 9:00 to S:O0 CLOSED on Sunday Collectibles " ;ifts Jewelry Progressively Old Fashioned 2111 Main Street In The Heart of Downtown Julian From Spain To Julian Itxaso Abaurrea Aragones was born March 10th, 1993, in Barcelona, Spain. Itxaso is a foreign exchange student; she is very kind and very personable. She has spent the whole school year with us at Julian High School. Some of Itxaso's hobbies include: riding horses, hanging out with friends as much as possible, and surfing the internefl Itxaso speaks three languages and they are: Spanish Catalan, and English. She is always learning new languages, the next languages she plans on learning are French and Italian. She has visited multiple countries, here are a few: Canada, Greece, Italy, France, Ireland, Egypt, and of course the United States. She always jumps at the opportunity to travel and meet new people; next on Itxaso's list are Cuba, Antarctica, and Australia! Itxaso happens to be an exceptional athlete, while she has been in America she has participated in volleyball and basketball. She has made a wonderful contribution to our school and our sport teams. Back in Spain she loves to ski as much as possible. She travels to Andorra to hit the slopes! She loves the movies a walk to remember and Pearl Harbor. Itxaso plans on attending college in Spain and then starting her own business! The most important thing that has happened in her life, Itxaso says, "was coming to America, it made me more mature, and I got to meet lots of new and interesting people!". I remember when the foreign exchange students arrived at our high school we all called them the models, and they truly were. Itxaso is the only exchange student that chose to stay with us for the whole year. Itxaso Aragones is beautiful, funny, kind, and all around a wonderful person. Julian high is very lucky to have such an interesting person walking our halls. JEF/AG Program - Fund Raiser Get a head start on Valentine's Day and join the Julian Education Foundation at the First Annual Wine Pairing Dinner on Feb. 3, Wednesday, at 6:30 PM at Jeremy's on the Hill in Wynola. The five course dinner is sponsored by Cordon Bleu Chef, Jeremy Manly and wine maker Alex and Pam McGeary of Shadow Mountain Winery and the Julian FFA. Jeremy Manley of Jeremy's on the Hill has selected a unique combination of champagne, wine and port and gourmet dishes, and the wine maker will be there to talk about each wine as it is served. Since seating is limited, reservations are required. Tickets are $65.00 each. Reservations may be made by calling (951) 757-5171. The proceeds from the dinner will benefit the Julian High School Agriculture Program and will be used to support student leadership activities and facility improvements, including completion of the new lamb barn on campus and sending Southern Region FFA Speech Contest winners to the FFA State Finals in Fresno. The Julian FFA is a student leadership organization that fosters premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. For more information regarding the Julian FFA and the Julian High School Agriculture Program, please contact Dale Fullerton at Julian High School, 765-0606. For wine dinner reservations please call (951) 757-5171.