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ill Volume 24 - Issue 32 Wednesday March 25, 2009 Julian, CA. ISSN 1937-8416 Dustin Jenson receives congratulations from Scoutmaster Mike Van Bibber on being named Senior Patrol Leader at the Court of Honor March 16. Earlier that evening Dustin had been recognized for achieving the rank of Life Scout. Scoutmaster Mike Van Bibber is fond of referring to the group of boys who make up Boy Scout Troop 690 as a "rag-tag group" or the "little troop that doesn't know any better." Holding their annual Court of Honor a week ago Monday the Troop was once again collecting accolades and merit badges. Having,successfully completed the necessary steps for advancement nine of the fourteen scouts in the troop moved up in rank. New tenderfoot scouts; Davyn Lasswell and Ben Beatty. Moving up to Second Class Scouts are Jake Cirillo, Randy Burke and George Keane. Attaining Star Scout status; Parker Jenson, Sawyer Cirillo and Nate Nevling Dustin Jenson is now one rank below Eagle Scout as he becomes the third active member of the troop (along with Derek Rousseau and JustifiVan Bibber) to become a Life Scout, he was also elevated to Senior Patrol Leader of the troop. Sponsored by Julian's American Legion Post 468, the troop was awarded 10 merit badges for "Citizenship in the by Michael Hart Nation" plus Julian Weaver was singled out for earning his Snow Sports merit badge at last winters outing to Big Bear/Snow Summit. The troop is now preparing for their annual summer camp trip and will be raising the funds required to defend their position as Honor Troop, an award that they have garnered each of the past three summers, competing against troops from throughout Southern California the "rag-tag" boys from Julian have bested all comers, which includes organizations two and three times Troop 690's size. Mary Keefer, owner of Jack's is on the phone arranging for repairs from the vandalism. Robert John Evans was arrested Tuesday, after raging through town, reeking havoc with a golf club, then leading deputies on a high speed chase through town and into Kentwood where he was captured after abandoning his vehicle. After hitting the window of a parked car, he broke nearly all the windows and doors along the front of Jack's Grocery, a shelf of bottles inside the store and destroyed one milk case door. With the help of some locals the store was boarded up for the night and Firehouse Glass (from Ramona) was on the job early Wednesday morning replacing the windows. As of Monday (March 23rd) things will start changing at Norms. The girls have sold the operation of the gas station to the Ramco folks ( anta Ysabel and Ramona's Highway Market). There will be changes as the service bays will be closing and auto parts will be sold off unless another mechanic can be found to keep the bays operating. Hours will be expanded and the convenience store will be dressed up. No schedule is available for when the upgrades to the vapor recovery system will be completed. Permits have been issued. Jt.~lian, CA. 0203~ Change Service Requested \%~._~,~'7 ~ Permit No. 30 Ill ~/ Julian, CA ii] I1,1,,I,,I,,,,11,,11,,11,,,,,11,,I,II1,,,I,,I,,,I,1,11,,,I,,11 Small Town Papers TW 5026 California Ave SW Seattle WA 98136-1208 moln I Pioneer Museum Membership nagem by Michael Hart To Our Customers - As most of you heard Norm's Service was scheduled to close as of March 3 l, 2009. However, plans for Norm's Service have changed. The owner of Ramco will be purchasing our inventory and will be doing the upgrades so the station can remain open. This great news for the town of Julian. We would like to thank the members in the community of Julian for showing your concern during this time. It is greatly appreciated. Please remember that small businesses throughout our country need the support of their communities. With the possibility of loosing our only gas station we all realized the severity of a disastrous situation, we all remember the fires. Our hope for the new owner is the community will support this business throughout the year and not just in bad times. We can say that our loyal customers provided that support to Norms' Service for 62 years. From the bottom of our hearts we wQuld like to thank our customers for your continued business, we could not have made it this long without you. We will miss you all. Cheryl DeWitt - Jennifer DeWitt, The Gas Station Girls Friday, March 27, 2009 10:00 am At the Juliall Woman's Club, 2607 "C" Street We will be discussing Membership costs, special costs and services for Bed and Breakfasts and Business membership. Also how long will we except people as Founding Members? Should we have a Lifetime Membership category? etc. Contact: Jean Resetco 760-2372 Historical Society Presents Rediscovering The FL Blanc Mine Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 at 7:00 pm, the Julian Historical Society is happy to introduce to you, local Historians, Greg and Lisa Smith from the Smith Ranch. In 1991, Greg's father, Bill Smith, purchased the property that includes the F.L. Blanc - 1870 gold mine. At that time, the gold mine was collapsed and filled in with dirt and debris. Since then, Greg and Lisa and the family picked up shovels and began their adventure by digging back in to time. They uncovered several artifacts, still in decent condition. They carefully removed them and have them on display. They researched the mining camp and stories from when the mine was operational. This is a remarkable story. I was amazed at how well the Smith Family, a multi-generational group, brought this long forgotten gold mine to living day history. See you at the Witch Creek School House, home to the Julian Historical Society, 2133 4th Street. Daffodill The sunny skies and warm temperatures brought out both the daffodils and the spectators for the Fifth Annual Julian Daffodil Show held at The Blue Heron Garden Shop and Gallery during the weekend of March 14 and 15. Judge Jay Pengra, of La Canada, California, and former president of the National Daffodil Society, awarded more than one hundred ribbons and twelve grand prizes to the top blossoms that competed with a record number of entries. Pengra said the quality of the flowers entered in the competition had greatly improved over past years. This year's show saw many more youth entries as well. Pengra handed out twenty ribbons and six grand prizes in the youth's categories. It was Pengra who conceived the idea of the first daffodil show for Julian after the Cedar Fire. He had been wanting to start a daffodil show in southern California and someone had mentioned to him Julian was known for it's daffodils. After hearing of the devastating fire, Pengra, and his wife Faye, felt it might be a way they could help the community of Julian. "To us it seemed a great fit, the wonderful feeling of daffodils in the spring and the feeling of rebirth of Julian after the fire loss". Pengra contacted Sally Snipes, coordinator of the Julian Daffodil Project, and the first show was held at The Julian Coffee House. Each year Pengra and his wife volunteer their time, make and bring all the equipment to display the blooms and provide the ribbons for the shows. This year the Julian Arts Guild held their Daffodil Art Show at The Blue Heron as well, where local artists exhibited their daffodil inspired art amid the blooming entries allowing visitors to enjoy both art and the flowers that inspired it simultaneously. The youth of Julian Elementary Show Exceeds Expectations by Anne Dawkins School jumped into the celebration of the daffodil by displaying their poetry and art at The Julian Coffee House, Soups and Such Cafe and Mom's Pie House during the weekend. The show organizers wish to thank all the local businesses and others who contributed gift certificates and items for the grand prizes this year: Orchard Hill Country Inn; Julian Tea and Cottage Arts; The Blue Heron; Romano's Dodge House Ristorante; Menghini Winery; Mom's Pie House; Soups and Such Cafe; Kathy's Dress Shop; Oakwood Creek; The Birdwatcher; Julian Coffee House; photographer Scott McKay. Thank you the Pengras and to all the volunteers who help with the show. Many thanks and congratulations go to all who entered the show. The complete list of awards is available at The Blue Heron, 2116 Third Street, Julian (hours Friday through Monday, 11am until 4pm). Winner's of ribbons and grand prizes may also pick up their ribbons and gift prizes at The Blue Heron. ~t