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Valley, Mt. Lagu Summit, la. Volume 26 - Issue 1 Wednesday August 18, 2010 Julian, CA. ISSN 1937-8416 Tale Of A Tuxedo I want to tell you about my adventure in getting lost. One day in September 2009, I was wandering around near Farmers Road in Julian when I had a sudden urge to run really fast and I found a great big tree to scamper up! When I finally came down from the tree, I looked in a gopher hole and saw some butterflies to chase. As the day went by, I ran again exploring everything, getting farther from my home until the darkness came and I had to use my night vision eyes. I seem to have gotten myself lost and my foster parents told me that I was wandering around the area for about 3 weeks. ( I really don't know time myself but I trust that they know how long it was. ) During my weeks out in the open space I saw a really Ibig cat and something that looked like a dog who really wanted to get to know me but I was cleaver and we did not meet in person. By this point I was really scarred and lonesome out there in the big world and found a building to hide under. I started to (cry and suddenly a couple of sleepy kids and their parent came (out to see what was under their building. They offered me some food and water and the next thing that I knew, I was going on a "Road Trip". I overheard the parent say that I would be going to another place where there are lots of lost pets. Candidates Have Declared Only Contested Election Will Be For High School Board by Michael Hart The filing deadline has now passed, as has the extended period for no incumbents. The official ballot will be announced in two more weeks and as of today, if no candidates withdraw. Only the Julian Union High School District has enough interest to be on the ballot you will see at the polls in November. With three available seats and no incumbents seeking reelection to the board, four have stepped forward insuring they will face the voters. Mark Boland, Dennis Cantor, Katherine "Katy" Moretti, and Tom Skibinski are the people who will be seeking your support over the next ten weeks. At the elementary school; incumbent Joy Booth, newcomer Helen Johns and incumbent Susan Slaughter will all be appointed to the three seats available. A similar situation exists for the Cuyamaca Water District with three seats available and three names; Gary Anderson, Roland Eddy and James McKenzie will be serving the water districts board. For Spencer Valley School the two incumbent board members; Lisa Boyer and Frank Morgan, will remain. At the Julian Community Services District and appointment will be needed with three seats open and Scott Arter and Roberta "Bobbi" Zane the only fliers. The Julian-Cuyamaca Fire Protection District will be looking to fill a short term appointment of one year as no one signed up to fill the seat. the two full term members will be incumbent Janet Bragdon and current Planning Group chair Jack Shelver. The Planning Group will be made up of Katy Moretti, Kenny Mushet, Rudy Rikansrud and Jack Shelver with a fifth member to be named later, plus the members whose terms have not expired. Majestic Pines and Wynola Estates Water boards will have to be filled with appointments since no candidates declared for the available positions. We at the Julian News are inviting all who filed on time to submit a short, 300 to 500 word statement of their candidacy and why they feel they are qualified for the position - even if they will not have to face the voters, we would also like to have a photo included so that they might be recognized by the people that are serving and make it that much easier to get the recognition they deserve for their public service. We will be publishing the statements in the October 27th edition, just before the election. We would also like to see the various boards announce the names of the people they are going to be appointing so that the public at large will have a sense of what is going on and it does not just happen behind closed doors, even though we are well aware that the board often meet with little or no audience and minimal input. Julian News O PO Box 639 J uliar.,, CA. 92036 Change Serv;ce Requested PRESORTED STANDARD [ I IIJ Permit No. 30 III J.,,.., c, Ill II,h,h,h,,,ll,,ll,,ll,,,,,ll,,I,IIl,,,h,h,,I,hlh,,h,II Small Town Papers TFN 5026 California Ave SW Seattle WA 98136-1208 Before I got to my new destination, we made a stop at some kind of office and some of the people there thought I was beautiful and wanted to find my real home. A poster was put up in the Julian Post Office ( just like a common criminal) in hopes that someone would know me and call. I guess that no one knew me because I am still at my foster home in Escondido. I get good care here and I have heard my foster parents' say that I am a very loving girl (when I want to be) and someone must have taught me to ride on their shoulder because I always want to do that. I am very friendly to people and am not afraid of dogs. I am really sorry that I got lost and I hope'that someone will read this tale and know me. If you are my real parents, please call 760- 613-0835 and I will gladly take another "Road Trip" home. Spencer Valley School Adopts Interactive Board Technology Some of the first teachers in history illustrated their lessons in the dirt with a stick. Thousands of yearslatercamechalkboardsand, very recently, whiteboards. The new generation of presentation devices are "interactive white boards," combining a computer, a digital projector, and an inkless pen that "writes" on the board and performs all the functions; of a computer mouse. Spencer Valley Sch(ool installed four new Promethean interactive boards this sumnner (two in each classroom), runniing Promethean's proprietary software, Activlnspire. Leslie Ramsey, company trainer with Promethean, spent August 11 at the school, giving Spencer Valley teaching staff an overview of lthe capabilities of the equipment and software. Using interact:ive boards, teachers build "fllip- charts" in which lessons proceed from one page to anothler. Teachers or students can write on blank "pages" with the stylus, as though with ink on a conventiolnal white board. One advantage of the interactive boards is that wlhat is written can be saved for futuJre reference. The flip charts, Ilike PowerPoint or other presentatiion software, can embed or be linked to virtually anything tthe computer can contain -- fr(om by Lance Moles Lesley Ramsey Trains SVS teachers on Promethean Board photos to video or audio files. The software contains hundreds of templates for specialized teaching in different subjects and powerful tools for creating interactive lessons. For example, Ramsey showed the Spencer Valley teachers how to create containers for sorting words, pictures, or objects. The objects can be designated to stay in the container if they belong there or leap out if they don't. Layers can hide or reveal objects or words. Ramsey recommended that Spencer Valley's students, especially in grades 3 through 7, learn the software to construct reports and to make interactive lessons for one another. As "digital natives," students pick up this sort of technology very quickly. Spencer Valley teachers will start using the Promethean boards in the classrooms on Wednesday, August 18, day one of the new school year. Indeed, the traditional white boards are gone. Learning to use all the capabilities of the new systems will, of course, be a learning curve. ij Literary Festival Weekend At The Library Things Aspiring Authors Need To Know by Colleen Baker, Librarian The Julian Branch Library was selected to hold a pre-event for the San Diego County Library Book Festival. The Julian event will be held on Saturday, August 21. At 10:30 AM, we have the honor of hosting Taylor Martindale from the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency who will speak on how to get your book published. Taylor will speak about the ins and outs of book publishing, representing your client, and give the inside scoop on the publishing industry. Taylor is a proud graduate of The College of William and Mary and holds a BA in English, with a minor in Hispanic Studies. As an acquiring agent, Taylor is interested in Young Adult fiction -- specifically contemporary, paranormal, urban fantasy, and any story with a captivating voice. Taylor is also interested in commercial fiction, women's fiction, and multi-cultural fiction. She is looking for engaging and unforgettable characters and stories that stay with you long after you turn the final page. This is your opportunity to find out what it takes to get articles, books and other media published. The keynote speaker is Sue Ann Jaffarian. Jaffarian is excited to be speaking in Julian. Her book, Ghost a la Mode, (a Ghost of Granny Apples Mystery) is a paranormal murder mystery which was set in Julian. Jaffarian visited Julian several times to conduct research for her book and after reading this book, I found it to be very enjoyable, accurate about the streets, businesses, and all references to Julian. Once Jaffarian conceptualized this novel, she knew Julian was the perfect location for it to take place and the rest is history. Because the Ghost of Granny Apples hails from Julian, there are references to Julian in the subsequent novels of this series. Taylor Martindale, Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency or extended. She has also been approached about having a couple of her books made into movies which delights her to no end. You would think with an 18 book contract, that writing would consume all of her time. Jaffarian actually has a day job as a full- time paralegal for a business firm that specializes in health care law. She spends another twenty hours a week writing. There are some similarities between her and the Odelia Grey character who is described as a full- Sue Ann Jaffarian The author talk will begin at 1:00 PM Jaffarian has published five Odelia Grey Mysteries, two Ghost of Granny Apple Mysteries and a new Fang-In-Cheek Mystery series with the first installment, Murder in Vein, being released in September, We are hoping to get copies of Murder in Vein for Jaffarian to sign after her talk. Both the Kirkus and Library Journal book reviews have been positive about her newest book. There will be copies of Ghost a la Mode available to purchase and get signed or bring your own. Jaffarian has a contract with her publisher Midnight Ink to release 18 books from her three different series. Nine books have already been written and she will write and release three books a year until her contract is completed time, middle-aged, plus-sized paralegal. Jaffarian promises all who attend that they will not be bored. I can attest to that after reading her website, Facebook, blogs and conducting a telephone interview with Jaffarian. Jaffarian is quick witted and is not hesitant to impart her knowledge of writing, the publishing process and many of lifes' observations. Following the author event, at 3:00 pm will be a family concert featuring Jake's Mountain with lively tunes, something to please the younger audience or simply the young at heart! Jake's Mountain is comprised of local talent, Janice Bina-Smith and Blake Rogers. This event is being extended to the following week August 28 for teens! Anne Elizabeth, an east coast transplant to Julian, is releasing her first teen comic at the San Diego Comicon. For more information on this comic, visit www.PulseofPower.com. Anne Elizabeth has authored several other books and short stories and will have many giveaways for all in attendance. She will speak at 1:00 PM and promises lots of giveaways from Comicon. Mark your calendar to attend any or all of these free events. Please join us for this fabulous celebration of literature. The Friends of the Julian Library are proudly co-sponsoring this event with the San Diego County Library. Refreshments will be served and air conditioning abounds! The Julian Branch Library is located at 1850 Highway 78, next to the high school just east of the Highway 79 (Cuyamaca)junction. For more information, please contact the branch at 760-765-0370. Jake's Mountain ,.,:.,, ,:,oo0ook.u0u,t ,,,t, ot,: 00 0m ! We,oes,.,, [ i at the Rongb, ranch Restaurant. The class is $ I 0.00 per person. 00utter[ield and 00realefast [$8.00 for JMA Members] JMA Meet The Merchants Breakfast