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June 20,2012 /JULIAN I FEED S U PPLY AvoDerm Chicken 8 Rice s43.99 [Price good until June ! 8 th] 2902 Washington Street 760-765-121Z Mon-Fri 8:30 to S:00 and Sat 9:00 to 5:00 OPEN SUNDAYS I 0 to 4 POPE TREE SERVICE All Your Tree Service Needs Commercial Oak and Pine our Specialty CA. State License #704192 Two Summer Reading Programs This Thursday On Thursday, June 21 there will be two summer reading programs, one for kids and one for teens or tweens. At 1PM, we welcome you to dream big with Mad Science. Step into the Mad Scientist's wacky imagination as they embark on an adventure to dream up new and exciting experimentslTake part in a steamy volcanic eruption, an ice-cold explosion of fog and a mysterious disappearing act. Then someone lucky child will get to experience blasting across the floor in a rocket car. At 3 PM, we have a professional make-up artist and face painter who will teach teens and tweens how to transform you into a realistic looking Zombie. Make-up artist Christine Friel will share make-up secrets good for the summer reading program, school plays or for Halloween. Programs will be held at the Julian Branch Library located at 1850 Highway 78. For more information, please call the branch at 760- 765-0370. Remember to dream big and read! Summer Reading Program for Learn how to turn yourself into a realistic looking With Theatrical Make-up Artist Christine Friel Thursday June 21 @ 3pm 2uli00 Library 760-765-0370 Unique an, q:)ld Fashionedl GRAPE TRAY wALL ART CANDLES SOAPS & LOTIONS Hand Made And Local Items Downtown Julian - Cole Bldg. 2116 Main Street - Up Stairs I ][ Thoughts by Michele Harvey The Back Country "F" Word I'm a Facebook user and many of my friends and acquaintances are too. From time to time I see information that is worth sharing. Sometimes I see information posted that is beyond worthy of just sharing on Facebook, so I get it printed in The Julian News. I do this so more eyes can read it and more people can share this important information. Recently Dianne Sullivan Viles wrote about her experiences when her house burned down in the 2003 Cedar Fire that was so devastating to most of San Diego County residents. From Dianne: "This is for anyone involved in the wildfires across the country. We lost our home in 2003 in the Cedar Fire in California. (If your house burns down), First call your insurance company. Ours met with us within 24 hours and issued us a check for $35,000 to start. Next look for a (house) rental. Rentals go fast when an area is destroyed. Call the utility companies. Put your accounts on hold. Next call your cell phone company. You have no land line and you will need mercy from the cell people to cut your bill and maybe put you on another plan. Red Cross, Salvation Army etc will hopefully set up tents with personnel to help you. Take the help. You will need it. You will be in shock so try not to make too many life altering decisions right away. You will have PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) from the experience. Acknowledge this and help your children through too. You will make it. Feel free to post and email me if you need to vent." I remember after the Cedar Fire when we were allowed back in our homes, if we still had homes. Most of us had spent 2 weeks of evacuation time watching television news for a glimpse of a photo that could tell us if we still had a home. Blogs were set up and several of them were full of misinformation by people who just posted items they made up to cause trouble. Fortunately some of the blogs gave excellent information which is still used today to help people who may not have rebuilt yet. Resource centers were set up around the county to give people information to help them rebuild and to pass out donated supplies and goods. Many large companies gave big discounts to people for rebuilding We who live in San Diego's back country, live in an area that is prone to wild fires. Wild fires rush through areas destroying most of what's in their path. Not just a meadow or a shed, but also every tree, bush, building or weed that is in the path of the oncoming conflagration gets mowed down by onrushing flames. Know that if you live in a rural area anywhere in the western United States, a wild fire is likely to be in your future. What Dianne wrote above is good advice for the days after your house has burned down. However, before that happens, you can do plenty of things to make your life easier before a wild fire has raced over your property. Keep important papers together either in your house near the most common exit or in your vehicle. You need phone numbers and account numbers for your utilities, for your bank, mortgage holder, house or renters insurance company and landlord. You need to know where your mail is delivered, if not at your home or post office box. When we evacuated during the Cedar Fire, we lived in San Diego and our mail went to the post office in Borrego Springs. Once you have settled somewhere, get on the internet as soon as possible to let family, friends and neighbors know you are okay and to set up a network of information that you can all share with reliability. When Mike and I headed to San Diego during our Cedar Fire evacuation, my computer andall of my email addresses travelled with my son Thomas in Fallbrook. Once I was able to connect to the internet on my cousin's computer, I found websites for the Julian Chamber of Commerce, the Merchant's Association and the Bed and Breakfast Guild. They linked me to more websites and quite a few email addresses. It was a good place to begin. I sent emails to dozens of people letting them know that my entire Julian and Shelter Valley family was okay and I wrote down a telephone number where we could be reached. This was years before facebook and twitter, so it was nice to set up a network for getting all kinds of information out to people we knew and cared about. Our first call came from Dawn and Ed Glass from Butterfield Bed and Breakfast. Dawn found a friend to stay with on the coast and her voice sounded so incredibly good to me during that first call. I've written columns with lists of things that are important to keep on hand in case of emergencies and I will publish them again and again as I see a need to remind people that when we have disasters and emergencies such as wild fires and earthquakes, we can make our lives a little bit easier and more comfortable. Right now is a good time to make sure we have flashlights with working batteries, a supply of bottled water for drinking, hand washing and toilet flushing. We need to have non-perishable food on hand with a supply of canned foods that have liquids in them for drinking. Candles, oil lamps and matches need to be close at hand and maybe a few board games or decks of cards. A battery powered radio set to an emergency information radio station such as 600 a.m. in San Diego helps to make us feel like we are in touch with the world. We occasionally get a bit of a notice when an emergency lands on us, but more frequently we don't have a chance to gather our belongings, our pets and our emergency contact information, so it's good to be as prepared as possible ahead of time. Emergencies aren't vacations. They can definitely be a part of living in the western U.S. When the back country "F" word shows up, we can make the time as easy as we can by planning ahead. These are my thoughts. I don't believe one grows older. I think that what happens early on in life is that at a certain age one stands still and stagnates. -- T.S. Eliot The *Limited Number of Tickets Are Available for each Screening Advanced Purchases Recommended Refreshments Available Pop Corn, Root Beer Floats, Sodas, Water The Julian News 5 WE ACCEPT Groceries. Fresh Produce. Sundries Beer. Wine. Liquor Dry Cleaning Lotto Scratchers Full Service "Best in the County"Meat Department II.S.D.A. Choice Bee[ Buffalo Meat Special and Holiday Orders, Cut to your Specifications OPEN DAILY 6a.m. TO 8p.m. ' v/ Ju ian Celebrates Our Heroes Show your patriotism by wearing the Museum i Commerce fitness & toning every Monday & Friday 6pm Town Hall 519.540.7212 Julian Historical Society Presents G all(,ping On ( " A. 100)2,5 Silent Fdm. s]00ot m ana around luhan Introduction and discussion by Richard M. Roberts, Film Historian Directed by Richard Thorpe Starring: Wally Wales (Hal Taliaferro), Jessie Cruzon and Louise Lester S;00turday, June 30 th Screenings at 2:00 & 7:00 Julian High School Multi-purpose Room s I 0 in advance* s 12 at the door* To Order Call: Judy Halliburton 760 765-4736 Jan Mattias 760 765-0436 Mail Checks To: Julian Historical Society PO Box 513 Julian, CA 92036