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10 The Julian News May 5, 2010 Historical Society Making Progress by David Lewis Generally speaking, when there is a party, most everyone wants to be there. But when you add the word work in front of the word party, people tend to get real scarce. Ask anyone who has served in a voluntary capacity, just how many of the people with the big ideas are around on work day. So April 20, 2010, served as a real gem in the annals of the term, "work party." Monday morning was to be the day we were to excavate and install new conduit between the Julian Historical Society's headquarters building and the Stage Line building. Ed Huffman, Brian Steutel, and David Lewis had previously laid out' the route and at 8:00am, they hit the ground running. The damp soil made the digging easy for David's new compact tractor. Ed followed along behind, cleaning the trench and keeping David from messing things up. In the mean time, Brian and his hired gun, Bruce, began to preassemble the conduit which they would put in place when enough trench was open. At ten o'clock, additional help was to arrive to backfill the ditch, and cut and break concrete for the connection point. Then, all of a sudden and on time, here comes the rest of the work party. What the...this can't be happening? Everyone who offered to help was there. And everyone who came, worked. Jim Baker, Pete Larson, and Dick Hobson pitched right in and everything just seemed to fall together. Breaking the concrete sidewalk turned into a real lesson in perseverance. An electric jack hammer run by Jim had to work full time while Bruce operated a tool that can make grown men whimper...a twelve pound hammer. John and Jan Mattias showed up with an offer to buy lunch, so it was with great urgency that the whole crew pitched in to vanquish the concrete slab. A job like this can turn sour when everyone gets tired, or there are too many ch s, but near the end of the day ya'fi' buld actually hear laughter coming from the bunch that were making the last conduit bends to the stage line building. It was a great day. We got a lot done, and when we were finished, you could hardly tell we had been there. There are many projects on the historical society's list of things to do. If you would like to be involved in something worthwhile to the community, please attend the next Julian Historical Society public presentation. Not only will you enjoy the show, you might find yourself at a work party David Lewis digs the trench for new conduit. Jim Baker and Richard Hobson, backfill after the conduit is in the ground. A detail shot of the completed conduit run at the split. .Check The eSpeo Is at: OLD JULIAN COUNTRV COTTAGE Mountain Top Antiques Loca, ted WYNOLA FARMS HARKETPLACE 4470 HIGHblA 78 HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY Mountain Top Antiques OLD JULIAN COUNTRY COTTAGE FREE Soap or Candle with a purchase of any item over $15.00 ~ Silk Flora's, Beaded Lamp Shades - Tiffany style lamps, clocks, books, collectibles, Hand Made Soaps and Candles by Kathy Grace ~ Authentic Unique Victorian Needle Point Hangings FREE Box of Chocolate with a purchase of any item over $15.00 ~ Just Arrived ~ large selection of Vintage Jewelry -~ Just Created -~ large variety of crystal, turquoise, sterling silver (with semi precious stones), necklaces, earrings, and bracelets by local designer, Patricia McCormell, M.A. [ Early Bird Special." May 3rd to 7th OPEN: 10am - 5pmI additional 15% OFF Good Through Mothers Day - May 9th that makes you feel good about yourself. Workers: "lronman Ed" Huffman, "Bender Boy Brian" Steutel and "Bam-Bam Bruce", "Dirt Doctor David" Lewis, "PresidentialPete" Larson, "Jackhammer Jim" Baker, "Dazzling Dick" Hobson, "Dynamic Duo" - John and Jan Mattias. Salton Sea Symposium The Salton Sea is dying. Without bold, comprehensive action, our region faces an environmental, economic and legal disaster that will affect our region's quality of life for generations to come. Finding a sustainable solution to the Salton Sea is the most important action we can take to protect our region's air quality, land values, farming and tourism industries and bird and aquatic habitat. Please join leaders from Imperial and Riverside counties, the Salton Sea Authority, the Imperial Irrigation District and dozens of other stakeholders from the southwestern United States for the inaugural Salton Sea Stakeholders Symposium on Thursday, May 27, at the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort and Spa in Indian Wells. If together we do not find a solution for the Salton Sea, illness, economic and environmental disaster, extreme legal impacts and a diminishing Spacious country home in Kentwood, 3 BR, 2 BA, 2156 sq.fc on .20 Acre. Sun deck with spa atop 2-car garage. Corner lot. & many trees. $339,000 $775,000 4 BR, 2.5 BA, 12.85 Acres. 2127 Main Street (Next to Town Hall) Dennis Freiden Jane Brown.Darch6 Deborah Jane Kerch 5.91 Acres- 3153 Williams Ranch Rd., Wynola,- private well, septic layout for 4 BR home, lovely views, secluded location- Owner May Finance with large down.- $299,000. 6+ Acres - 5252 Pine Hills Road, water meter, plans available - $249,000. Food, Soft Drinks, Beer and Wine Sold Separately Tickets Sold at the American Legion Post, 2503 Washington Street, Julian, CA. information: 760. 752. 5050 water supply will be our reality. We cannot allow inaction to foreclose on our future. In this time of crisis, all solutions should be on the table! The purpose of this symposium is to bring together water agencies, businesses, cities, residents, tribes, farmers, school districts and environmental groups to find a sustainable solution to restoring the Salton Sea's water supply. The symposium will be co- hosted by the Salton Sea Authority, Imperial Irrigation District, Valley Action Group, Coachella Valley Water District, NWRI, and many others. The Salvation Army Quartet at the Wynola Pizza fund raiser.