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April 8, 2015 The Julian News 5 Health s ersonal by MicheleHarvey Serv,ces Small Town Life rl -T|'==llLlll, [=''(.   .  This past weekend, Easter weekend, it seemed like our little town  was filled with Easter egg hunts. First, on Wednesday, the Community Locf7el, lleS.le198 8 Preschool at the Methodist Church had a small Easter egg hunt for its CometiC, ces ::;f-AD " or * Tree Consulting and Inspection Monthly Cardiology and:o ''t Harold K. Merrick MD Digital X-ray Lab Services Blake A. Wylie, DO j Now accepting:. Covered California, Oe Medi-Cal, Medicare, Community Health Group, Molina, Sharp Daily Borrego Pharmacy very c ..... ial, CHDP.MostPPO's Behavioral Health (Smart c(hre) a.d r, ..... 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Kids today are enjoying the same toys their parents and even their grandparents once played with. (NAPSA)-If you could open a time capsule from the most loved toys from throughout the last 100 years, you'd see that what's old is new again on the toy aisle this year, and classic brands are expected to be the biggest hits for Christmas 2015. Many of these brands have reinvented themselves in modern ways to reach today's savvy kid consumer, yet still offer the same trusted attributes that parents/ grandparents know and love. Girl Scouts (103 Years Old) Founded in 1912, and boasting 59 million women alumnae in the U.S., Girl Scouts and the toy manufacturer Wicked Cool introduce the Girl Scouts Cookie Oven this fall. This real working oven comes complete with tools and mixes that allow fans of beloved Girl Scout Cookies(r) to make them at home-SRP $59.99. Colorforms (64 Years Old) Founded in 1951, Colorforms is one of the oldest and best-known brands for creative storytelling in the toy industry. Since its inception, more than 1 billion Colorforms play sets have been sold. Named one of the "Top 100 Toys of All Time" by Time magazine, Colorforms releases a new, truly innovative line this fall with popular themes like Frozen, Despicable Me, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and more. SRPs for every comfort level: $2.99 to $29.99. Star Wars (38 Years Old) Over the course of 1977-1985, more than 300 million Star Wars action figures were sold, and since the release of Episode I in 1999, the toys haven't been absent from store shelves. But fall 2015 finally brings us truly science-based toys for this sci-fi fantasy. The Force Trainer I1: Hologram Experience by Uncle Milton literally uses the power of your mind to re-create your favorite Star Wars scenes to move hologram images. Control your destiny for an SRP of $119.99. Strawberry Shortcake (35 Years Old) During the 1980s, Strawberry Shortcake was a megahit for young girls. Since then, she's seen several updated looks to cater to the continued on page 9 4 young students. Saturday morning's hunts began at the Julian County Library and the second hunt was at Frank Lane Park, sponsored by the Miss Julian Pageant participants and the Julian Lion's Club. I'm not sure who planned and did most of the work for this event, however I saw young ladies with bunny ears and crowns helping the children looking for plastic eggs and I also saw adults in Lions Club vests Helping. Several of our local churches held their own hunts. This is what living in a small town is all about. Larger towns and cities have massive Easter Egg Hunts,where I fear the littlest children will get run over by massive numbers of bigger children, but unlike the big cities, we have many of our own little hunts for our local children. For many of us, Easter is a time of remembering the resurrection of Jesus and what he represents to each of us. We go to church on Easter Sunday, some going just this once each year. For others, it is a time to spend feasting with neighborhood friends and family. For most of the youngest of us Easter is for decorating eggs, going on local Easter egg hunts and anticipating the treats that the Easter bunny will bring. It seems to me that all of these things happen in a smaller yet more meaningful way in our small town. At Christmas time, we have several celebrations that include a fire engine bringing Santa to Pioneer Park at the Julian Pioneer Museum on Tree Lighting Night and also, on a different evening, to the Town Hall where sometimes children can enjoy carriage rides as part of their special evening. Our elementary school children can go on a field trip to a real gold mine without leaving their own school district. They can see special visitors to their classrooms who may be sheriff deputies or firemen, people who may also coach their Little League teams. Julian is so small that many people who work in local businesses and people who own those local businesses are also neighbors, and possibly future employers of our young people. This past weekend I saw 2 bake sales. One in front of the bank, helping a teenager finance her school trip to Costa Rica, the other one was for a mother from her grown daughter to help pay the mother's medical bills. Both are good causes and both are unique to small towns. Here we have pancake breakfasts to raise money for our volunteer fire departments. We can eat Sunday breakfasts each month at our local Americat Legion to help raise money for our local high school athletics, our local Historical Society, scholarships and for individuals in special need of financial assistance. When we pay our money for nearly any worthy cause in Julian, we know who our money goes to and we can feel good that our money or our volunteer time has gone to someone we know. Each year our local Woman's Club hosts a spring fashion show at the Methodist church, a wild flower show and a quilt show at the town hall. Our local Triangle (woman's) Club puts on an old fashioned Melodrama every October with a cast full of local actors. Each club and many others hold events to raise money to give scholarships to graduating high school seniors, and to raise money for other worthy causes. For well over 20 years the Julian High School senior class students have held a yearly auction to raise money for their class gift to the school and to pay for their class trip. Our little town is full of volunteers who do what they can to help others in our community. Not only do we all help our clubs, churches, schools and sports groups, we also have people who raised money to build our local San Diego County Library, one of the best. In big cities there are events for adults, for families and for children every weekend throughout the year and sometimes during weekdays too. However, I never liked taking my children to events that were full of hundreds or thousands of strangers. In Julian, we can go to most events and see neighbors and friends. We can feel safe with knowing that we are surrounded by people we know. To me this is important. It's part of what makes a small town attractive for many of us. I moved to this small town of Julian over 31 years ago. I raised my children here. Their father and I spent many hours volunteering in our community. Though he died in 2002, the best part of his legacy is the hours he spent serving his community. Many of the people I met back in the mid-1980s are still my friends and we are all still volunteers. My husband Mike is a volunteer and I'm still volunteering my time when and where I can. Small town life can be very comforting if we get out and meet our neighbors. If we make friends by working side by side to help others in need, we can feel good about ourselves. If any of us help at any of the variety of events we have in our small town, we see familiar faces and we all have reasons to smile at each other because we help again and again. We can work side by side planting daffodil bulbs or we can work side by side at a local rummage sale or barbecue. As long as we give our best to our small town, we will always get the best it can offer us. These are my thoughts. Five Things Families With College Bound Students Should Consider (StatePoint) Transitioning to college life can be difficult on both students and families. From new expenses to a new lifestyle, being prepared for what lies ahead can help you avoid common bumps in the road. Here are five things families with college-bound students should consider: Getting involved: Being away from home and making new friends can seem daunting. Encourage your student to get involved in school activities and events. From joining the campus paper to running for student government, there are a range of extracurricular opportunities that can lead to new friendships, help students maintain an active calendar and round out one's classroom education. Health and wellness: Late nights spent studying instead of sleeping, as well as crowded dorm rooms, can be a prescription for colds and flu. Check out on-campus and local health care options before your student gets sick. No one wants to scramble to research medical options when he or she isn't feeling well. Many campuses offer student insurance. See what makes the most sense for your family. Locate a nearby pharmacist before visiting the doctor so you can provide that information at your appointment. Financing College: College may be one of your family's biggest investments to date. Whether that describes your family or not, there's no doubt about it, higher education comes with a big price tag. It's never too late in the process to seek out new financing options, even if your child is already away out school. From filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, to exploring private loans, free online resources can help guide you through the process. Check out resources designed for college- continued on page 9 * Long Term Forest Maintenance and Planning * Hazardous Removal and Precision Felling * Ornamental Pruning and Lacing * Brush Clearing and Chipping FREE ES TIMA TES Licensed and Bonded Fully Insured for Your Protection ERIC DAUBER H: 760-765-2975 C: 760-271-9585 eo Box 254 JULIAN, CA. 92036 License #945348 WE-8690A Helping To End The Cycle Of Poverty In 1975 a minor project for UNICEF took us deep into the slums of Shahpur in Ahmedabad. One alley was marked by a wall and a noisome gutter on one side, crude brick rooms opening on the other, each room a 'house'. At the dead end lived 5th grader Halima and her family in one of those rooms. Her mother hadn't been out of the alley for five years, only visiting next door during the day when all the men were gone. Or before dawn/after dark to use the ditch to relieve herself. Sometimes it's the most mundane things that make poverty a real misery. Halimah, predictably, dropped out of school and probably lived in the same kind of house her mother did. Most likely her daughter did the same but it's possible, just possible, that her granddaughter gets up in the morning, puts on a pink uniform and trots off to a different future. Funded largely by overseas Indian Muslims in Britain and run by our family friends, Shama School is an English medium school that is trying to break the cycle of poverty in Shahpur. Classrooms are clean and bright, the principal oversees activities through a closed circuit system, a number of middle class kids also attend because it's good--and 'Muslim'--so poor kids don't remain in a ghetto when they go to school. No men are allowed in the building while the students are there. There is religious teaching similar to the religious teaching in a Christian school but probably more rigorous. These kids learn Arabic along with English, Urdu and Gujarati. At a young age. The Principal is bright-eyed and eager, dedicated to changing this corner of the world. "Can you help?" she asks. "How?" Well...it turns out that getting money to India for charitable purposes, especially if the recipients are Christian or Muslim, is complicated so the request to 'adopt' a particular child and pay fees through high school, about $20 a month, is on hold for the moment but there is another way and it's pretty simple for those who have the substantive skills. Skype makes it possible to chat teacher-to-teacher with the kids' instructors. Talk about things, teaching methods, perhaps problems. Help a bit with English--this is an English medium school, after all, but it's not the first language of most of the teachers. Be a mentor. Be a friend. If you are interested, let me know. Michael Hart (publisher@ juliannews.com) will pass along messages. That alley needs to be abolished.