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March 24, 2010 Banking Communit,/Banking Checking Savings Home Equity Business Banking ~2033 Main St., Julian I 765-2765 Member FDIC Accounting - Tax Planning "= LUERS & DYER, CPAs, LLP CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS Income Tax and Accou~ffing Full Service Firm Rebece~ L~r$, CPA Jan Dyer, CPA M~L~te~ Degtre m TaxatVen Personal attention to your special needs ~'nola Center 4367 H~.~ 78 Suite 112 P.O, Box 1934 Julian, CA 92036 Tel: 760 765-0343 Fax: 760 765-0150 Email: rebecca@luerscpa.com Applications For Ramona Food & Clothes Closet's "Community Spirit Scholarship" Will Be Accepted Starting April 1 Ramona Food & Clothes Closet's "Community Spirit Scholarship" provides financial support for high school seniors and graduates, including home schooled students, living in Ramona, San Isabel, Julian, Ranchita, Warner Springs or Borrego Springs; and are pursuing college or vocational education beyond high school. The total amount available to a student will range from $2,000 up to $18,000 and will apply towards tuition and fees only. Applicants will be required to make a formal application and be interviewed by a Scholarship Selection Committee. Not all applicants will be selected as only a limited amount of funding is available each year for the program. Applicants must have completed a minimum of 40 hours volunteer community service during the preceding twelve months at the Ramona Food & Clothes Closet. Individuals desiring to apply should immediately call Ramona Food & Clothes Closet's General Manager, Brian Moore at 760-789-4458 to schedule this required community service and to pick up the formal application package. Call or email Jeff Funk, Scholarship Program Chairman for additional information on the program (760-789-5056), or drop by the Ramona Food & Clothes Closet at 773 Main Street in Ramona and visit with Brian. Broadway Comes To Julian by Monica Gallina Last Saturday night, Julian High School's production of the musical "Crazy for You" staged its final show to a full house of friends, family and town residents. "Crazy for You", is filled with songs from the team of Ira and George Gershwin, was first produced in 1992 on Broadway and has been performed by regional theaters and high school theater departments ever since. JHS's production, directed by Garnette Welch and Don Winslow, substituted the town of Julian as the primary location, along with lesser known location of NYC. The audience appreciated the frequent references to Julian and responded with laughter and applause. This musical was filled with dancing, singing, slapstick and love! My favorite scene was that of Bobby Child and Bela Zangler who, having drowned their sorrows in liquor, act as mirror images of each other. Harpo Marx and Lucille Ball would be proud of their performance. The opportunity for students to be part of a staged production, whether on-stage or backstage, is such a valuable experience. The dramatic arts are alive and well at Julian High School. I hope this will be true indefinitely. Thank you for an entertaining evening. The. Local Theater Lucky T. Pettersen, Senior "Those who do deeds sovereignly great are always sure of being served by somebody in the multitude." - Victor Hugo, Les Miserables. I have lived in Julian for seventeen years, ascended through all levels of its' educational ranks, and have done much along the way in terms of being an active Julianite. In retrospect, as I prepare to begin a new chapter in this mortal biography, I must take a moment to recognize an individual with whom I have had the fortune to become relatively amicable with through his volunteer effort - Don Winslow. Not to disrespect through omission, I pay homage to all of those who have helped with the high school production; however, I feel as though it is necessary to pay a special thanks to Don who has taken an immense amount of time from his professional career to direct some of the standout students at Julian High. For the last five years, give or take, there has been a high school production ranging from Guys and Dolls to Crazy for You. The amount of time, care, and ingenuity, not to mention money, which goes into this effort is exceptionally fantastic. For three months students and directors push themselves to creative limits in order to put on this three-day event; under Don's dramatic direction, Ms. Gwen's choreographic guidance, and Mrs. Welch's musical originality, the diverse students slowly mature into a cohesive and amalgamated cast. This progression is unique to many high school experiences in that complete strangers have the potential to emerge from the endeavor as inseparable comrades - something which has become less and less pronounced over the years. Having grown up in this hamlet with a sister eight years my senior, I have unfortunately witnessed the steady decline in community spirit...a heartbreaking reality. Though, taking part in an experience such as this has undeniably rendered me the better. While I may be a bit cynical and curt at times, taking part in this production has awakened me to the fact that in collective efforts one is only as good as the weakest member of the company. In short, it isn't a one man show. Without some humbling words of advice dispersed among the lot, I am sure that we would by no means have achieved the level of success which we have. Without consulting one of them, I feel confident in saying on behalf of the entire cast: thank you Don, we couldn't have done it without you. Thoughts by Michele Harvey We Need Your Help Recently my husband Mike wrote an editorial about the importance of shopping in local stores. About once a year one of us writes a column or editorial asking people to shop locally. I still don't understand the excuses people make for not buying most of their groceries, gift items, household repair items or meals out while staying close to home. Yes, it's good to get bulk items down the hill; however, our back country area has so much to offer that our regular shopping can easily get done without driving on a freeway or spending lots of time away from home. I've been sorting papers while getting ready to file my yearly tax forms. Among my papers are receipts and thank you letters from organizations and individuals where I've given a donation of some kind. I think most businesses in Julian and the surrounding area have these same receipts and thank you letters because many of Julian's business owners are very generous people. We like to help when and where we can. The problem with our generosity is that we seldom get any tangible return. When I look through my receipts and thank you letters I see very few names of customers. With the exception of the very special people who live in Shelter Valley, I seldom see people come into my store to buy something while thanking me for donations I've made to their cause. I'm not alone. Lots of restaurant owners and shop keepers can tell the same story. I'm not whining here. I'm just writing about logical things. If local businesses go out of business because they haven't had the support of the people who take donations; where will the next donations come from? This week our local American Legion post is donating $6000.00 to our local high school English department to help provide books for the students. Our local American Legion post has three entities. The American Legion, the Sons of the American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary. The only thing the legionnaires ask from our community is to buy and eat breakfast with them. At $7.00 per person for all you can eat on the first and third Sundays each month; they raise money that all goes back into the community. Some months they have breakfast on four Sundays, giving all proceeds to local organizations. This is how they raised the money to donate to Julian High School. This is just one more way we can all buy locally, and help our community. How many high school parents and students eat breakfast at out local American Legion to help them raise the money they give to our community? How many of you will ask them for donations and scholarship money? These are serious questions. If we want our community to support us; we have to support our community. I recently overheard a woman say that shopping in Julian isn't different from shopping in a mall. She was not a tourist. This woman spends a lot of time here on the hill. I'd like to have asked her if she actually goes into any shops in Julian or Wynola or Santa Ysabel. It's true that some shops carry a few similar items. However, though most shop keepers and restaurant owners work in their places of business far more hours that anyone else would even consider working, many of us go into other businesses when we get a chance so we can make sure we don't carry what the other places sell. We all want to be unique. We want each shop to have a totally different selection of products. The restaurant owners are the same. One serves outstanding burgers, another specializes in barbecue, and others serve Italian, Mexican, Austrian, great breakfasts, dell type lunches or home made soup and salads. Even the apple pies are different at each bakery. "" I don't think many people are aware that local businesses have competitive prices. The restaurants and shops all try to keep fair prices on their products and the hardware store and lumber yard do their best to keep prices down even though their delivery costs can be huge. Made in China. Daily, people ask me if I carry anything for sale that wasn't made in China. Certainly. I have products made in Julian, Fresno, Ohio, Alabama, Massachusetts, Arizona and other locations in the US. I do have a few things from China and jewelry from India, Uganda and Thailand, but mostly I sell things made in the US and many other shop keepers in our area also try to keep a variety of products that are unique. Financial times are tough throughout our country and I don't think they will improve a whole lot for a long time. So next time you need to buy something or next time you want to eat away from home, consider buying locally first. These are my thoughts. A lie will easily get you out of a scrape, andyet, strangely and beautifully, rapture possesses you when you have taken the scrape and left out the lie. -- Charles Edward Montague The High School Here in a small town it is easy to earn either a good or bad reputation. Especially as a young man or women at our high school you are open to mass judgment and unfair perceptions. Over the past few months I have interviewed young adults who have shown time and time again that they are nothing less than outstanding. They are all amazing and unique in their own ways. It is almost impossible to live in Julian without hearing rumors about someone from a "gossiper". Gossipers unfortunately can be prevalent in small towns where everyone knows one another. It is fairly easy to become a gossiper. All you have to do is hear something that may or may not be true and then pass it onto someone else. One event happens in your life and suddenly everyone knows and is calling or texting you, asking about it. Sometimes this can be a good thing, and sometimes it's a bad thing. The reason I have been interviewing students at Julian High School is because I want to restore a reputation to the high school that I feel has been lost by the community. We are teenagers who do make a lot of mistakes! It is by making these mistakes that we learn and grow. A good reputation is easily lost by one mistake or one misunderstanding. The message I am trying to get out here is to not judge as harshly when you hear something about someone, because you may not know the truth, just the "twisted" version. I myself have judged a situation I did not know anything about and found out later I was totally wrong on my perception. It was very embarrassing! I am not saying everyone has to be perfect, just be less judgmental. I hope that my column has shown you the bright light in our High School so far. Next week I will continue to interview more enlightened and sophisticated individuals. Thank You Michael Vile The Julian News 5 2902 Washington Street 760-765-1212 Mon-Fri 8:30 to 6:00 and Sat 9:00 to 5:00 CLOSED on Sunday Collectibles Gifts Jewelry Progressively Old Fashioned 2111 Main Street In ]he Heart of Downtown Julian ~1~i~ The Julian News has mvited Mrs. Wylie's Advanced Placement English Language and Composition class to submit some of their regular assignments for inclusion M the paper. It is our hope that this will encourage those and other students to contribute on a regular basis so that the community may have a better understanding of what is happening at Julian High School Any opinions expressed are purely those of the writer and do not necessarily represent the Julian News or the Julian Union High School District, their staffs or management. Pennies for Patients by Derek Rousseau, Junior The Julian High School Community Service Club has recently been involved with a program called Pennies for Patients. Based completely on donations, all money goes to help children with leukemia for research, experimental medications, etc. This program is through the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's School & Youth Programs to get high school kids involved with such a noble cause. All three of Mrs. Wylie's English classes helped raise the money. Some of you may have seen the various boxes that said, "Think Big To Cure Leukemia." We distributed these boxes to several places across school campuses to aid in our fight against leukemia. As the name implies, the donations were mainly coins. However, all forms of money were excepted whether it be paper money or checks. We were amazed at the amount our community is willing to give for these children. As several boxes and personal donation bags were counted, the money just kept adding up. On March 16, 2010 we made a final count of all the donated money. The grand total was - drum roll please - an astounding $840! Other schools all across the nation have helped raise money as well. For over the past fourteen years, students and schools have raised over $100 million toward research and development, as well as making the lives with those who have leukemia easier. Imagine, if a small school like Julian could raise $800 imagine all the money raised to help kids cope with the mental, physical, and emotional effects of leukemia. The Community Service Club was very actively involved with this but we couldn't have done it alone. From classes such as Mrs. Cauzza's 2nd Grade and Mr. Copeland's class, we received a huge amount of donations. After hearing of a few stories where donations to organizations such as this has made a difference in their lives knowing what we do is truly touching. Making the lives with kids with leukemia any shred easier is a Godsend for them. They have to live with this disease possibly for the rest of their lives. But it is people like those who supported the Pennies for Patients drive who make the difference and could one day help cure cancer. So I would like to take this moment to thank any and all of you, and your families, who helped us raise money for the children with leukemia as well as the Community Service Club for organizing it for Julian. It couldn't have been done without you. We are making a difference one penny at a time. Track Team In Action Friday The Eagle Track team was in action in a "'practice" meet.