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September 9, 2009 Ser ce in the County" Meat Oe ent J I].S.D Choice Beef . Buffalo Meat Special and Holiday Orders, Cut to your Specifications Groceries. Sundries. Fresh Produce Beer. Wine. Liquor. Dry Cleaning OPEN DALLY $ a.m. ?0 Bp.m. Hwy 78, Santa Ysabel Next to Dudley's 765 3939 Creating A Golden Girls Ranch My son said he wasn't going the county, take care of animals, to take care of me like I did for garden and watch over each my mother, his grandmother. He Other. Maybe the right senior was going to put me in a nursing man. If you're a senior who needs home when the time was right, some care I'd be happy to help. I So I bought myself a 10 acretook care of my mother for two ranch in Ranchita. I have a two years. She had dementia and bedroom house and a 1 bedroom was on oxygen. I miss her very mobile home on the property,much. I found I 'm good at taking I also have barn, chicken coop, care of seniors and enjoy doing stables, pig-pen, two car garage, so very much. Sorry no smoking. carport and other outbuildings. Good time to quit. I really don't Lots of room for trailers or fifth have a price. It counts on how wheels. I want to make my ranch much help you need. Call PJ lets a Golden Girls Ranch for some talk. 760 533 4890. senior women who want to live in The Julian News has invited Mrs. Wylie's Advanced Placement English Language and Composition class to submit some of their regular assignments for inclusion in the paper. It is our hope that this will encourage those and other students to contribute on a regular basis so that the community may have a better understanding of what is happening at Julian High School. "To Dream the Impossible Dream" - Joe Darson by Aracely Abarca "Some days you are the bug, some days you are the windshield," an unforgettable quote from Terry Paulson, an unbelievable speaker I meet at YCS(Youth Citizenship Seminar). As I stepped out of my car on June 22nd at Pepperdine University in Malibu, I did not know what an extraordinary experience awaited me that week. I was unsure of what to expect from the Southern California Youth Citizenship Seminar, otherwise known as YCS, which I would be attending for a week. I had heard all the ravishing reviews from past Julian representatives, but no detailed information had ever passed their lips. Although these former Julian ambassadors talked wonders about YCS, they never mentioned any activities I would participate in, therefore, I was eager but at the same time nervous for the week ahead to commence. I was greeted with so much enthusiasm and elation; it quickly entranced me as well. As I was shown into my dorm, I anxiously awaited to meet my roommatel Jennifer. She arrived a few minutes after me with the same passion and zest I had been captivated by. After making our dorm room into "our" new home we were separated to meet with our Rap Groups. We were told that we would be spending the majority of our time that we had at YCS with our Rap Group. Every Rap Group had about fifteen to sixteen juniors from high school and a counselor. We were to have discussions, speeches, and meetings within our Rap Group. I was part of Rap Group Four and my counselor was Brittany Beisswanger. At my first Rap Group meeting I quickly discovered that my fellow companions were very similar to me. They were all academically exceptional and had many of the same interests as I did. Almost instantaneously, we all connected and it felt as if we had known each other forever. It was incredible to witness the immediate chemistry we had. We became the best of friends within a matter of moments, and from those moments on I knew it was going to be an extraordinary week. Even though I adore my childhood and high school friends, it is truly indescribable to relate the intensity with which I related to my Rap Group. Undeniably, the best parts of my days at YCS were during our Rap Group meetings. Every day I would laugh until my stomach hurt, discuss and debate current events with passion, cry because of difficulties my new friends had faced, and ultimately, be at pure bliss. Besides meeting some of the most amazing human beings ever, I was taught and given very helpful advice. Every day we would have five to six speakers and from each speaker I learned something new and exciting, that it only made me more eager to gain further knowledge. All of our speakers were successful, motivational people such as: Terry Paulson, John Ratzenberger, Bruce Herschensohn, Duke Runnels, Brian Bushway, Judge Maureen Puffy-Lewis, George Foreman, Tommy Lasorda, and Jon Voight. After each speaker we would meet with our Rap Groups and share our thoughts and opinions on the speakers and anything else our minds could conjure up. Everyone would share their beliefs wholeheartedly and without the fear of being ridiculed or criticized for them. I was amazed at the maturity level my fellow comrades conducted themselves with. It didn't matter whether someone had a different opinion from us; we just wanted to understand their point of view. As I look back on my week at YCS now, I realize I have never expressed myself so completely with people I have only known for a few days. YCS went beyond my expectations a hundred and one percent. It taught me to appreciate, understand, and love. I met some of the most incredible and unforgettable people there. I can say without a doubt in my mind that YCS has shaped me into a greater person. All in all YCS was one of my best, if not my best experience from high school and I would not trade it for anything in the world. It has become and will always be an everlasting memory of love for me. I know that in my years to come I will nostalgically remember YCS as a week full of liberation, inspiration and ultimately, perfection. The Julian News 5 My Thoughts by Michele Harvey More About All Your Tree Service Needs Julian's Community Garden Commercial Last week I wrote that Julian will soon have its own community garden. A small group of gardeners is diligently looking at properties and making plans. I haven't heard which property has been chosen, but I think several have been offered. Once a piece of land is selected, it will be time to ready it for planting. The gardeners will need donations of fencing materials, hoses, garden tools, seeds, starter plants and probably any kind of thing that gardeners require. I've had several conversations with Laurel, one of the community garden organizers, and she is very enthusiastic about the future of a community garden for Julian. Her enthusiasm is contagious, and that's why I've written about Julian's future community garden two weeks in a row. Community gardens bring people together. Not just the gardeners. Anyone who can donate time or materials, ideas or knowledge can feel that they are a part of the community garden. Community gardens help people who don't have the proper land, soil, water, space or sunlight on their own property to reap the benefits of growing their own outdoor plants. Each gardener can plant fruitsl vegetables, - - -.,Pro('ressivelv Old Fashioned herbs or flowers for their own use, to share with others or to sell to supplement their income. Inmymind, the most important objective Collecdbles Gifts Jewelry of a community garden is the idea ofpeople helping people. People can work together. They can share ideas and knowledge. They can 21 ........................... l l Main Street ~ In ~e Heart. of Downtown Julian plan a garden and each year watch it become more and more what ~i .............. i ii~i!~i~i!:3~'!~'~,!:i~!i~;~;?~i .................... ~:~ ts~ they dreamed it could be. ~iiii~i!il ~!iiiiiiii!ii!i~ii~i{ ~:~iiii}i~ii!iiiii'i!)iiiiiiii~iiii!~i!iiii~i~ When I was in my early 20s, I moved to a house in El Cajon that [i~ :m.i,~: ~,: ~! ts~" iiiii~i:~~, had a large backyard. Deciding to put in a vegetable garden, my t,;~:~#ff~~i'~ mother-in-law and I pulled out all of the weeds in a section of my back [~!S ~ !~ ~i~ ~ ~:~ ~ ~i~ ~ ~ ~ii~!~i~ ts ~;!~ ~i ~ ii~i; ~ i;:i ts, ~i~ ~i!ii ~ii~ii~ ts ~'~ ~ ............... yard that was 25 feet by 75 feet. We drove to a dairy and bought a ~e~ ~ ~ ~ ~ wateringtrUcklad thef manure.freshly manuredWe tilleddirt,it intOwe thewaiteddirt anda fewtilledweeksagainto giveAfterit ::i~;i!~ ~i i~ :i;~i ' ~:ii i~iii~ ~ :::S: i: ~ii i;,~i a chance to cool. Meantime we grew seedlings and bought nursery plants while we mapped out our future garden. Once Planted, the Merchants A$$n Sponsoring garden was a wonder to me. Each day before work I weeded and watered. It didn't take many weeks until I could walk out after work to Decorating Contest pick salad greens, vegetables for dinner and fruit for desserts. Fall is almost upon us and will be announced at the October My favorite part of my garden was my sweet potato mound. My the time has come to spruce Merchant's Breakfast. The Julian mother-in-law and I created a dirt mound that was about two feet up our businesses for the many Merchant's Association Board high, four feet across and ten feet long. Along the sides about 2/3 up, customers that come to visit is offering some great prizes for we planted the sweet potato starters. In a fewweeks the mound was us during September through those of you that decorate your covered with lush growth that looked very much like ivy. The plants November. Businesses that wish shop and win this contest. The continued to grow throughout the summer as we enjoyed eating our to participate in this contest must First place prize is $100, the fresh produce from other ptants we put in our garden. In the fall, have their shops decorated by Second Place is $75 and the after the sweet potato plants died, we harvested the sweet potatoes September 30, 2009, keeping in Third place is $50. by gently picking up the mounded dirt with a pitchfork, exposing our mind that this is the Apple Days To enter this contest the potatoes. Once we harvested all of the sweet potatoes, we put them Centennial Year. Decorations Merchants Assn. must have this in cardboard boxes and stored them in a dark dry place/Not only did could include any or all of the application form by September I eat sweet potato snacks, I made lots of sweet potato pies that year. following items: colorful Fall 30. Please send this completed Olive, my mother-in-law at that time was great at helping me with leaves, apples, pumpkins, form to Patricia McConnell P.O. the garden. She taught me lots of ways to improve my garden; she scarecrows etc. The judging will Box 921 Julian, CA 92036 or bring encouraged me, brought me seedling plants and worked with me to be done sometime during the it to the Merchant's Breakfast on make my garden very productive. We shared the produce we grew month of Septemberorduringthe September 16th. with friends and neighbors and through all the time we spent working first two weeks of October and on the garden she nurtured my love of gardening. I was married to Olive's son for a short four years, yet my friendship with her lasted for forty years until her death, and I think we bonded tightly because of our love of the land and what we could grow. Apple Days Pie Contest Throughout those forty years, many of our conversations included topics of gardening. I met her gardening friends and learned from Ignter by' October 211d~ You might win $300 each of them. In that sense I felt that my garden was a community garden because so many people gave me a gardening education and The aroma of freshly baked and may contain additional fruit apple pie will fill the air during the such as Apple Berry, Apple advice that made all of my gardens productive through the years. Julian Apple Days Pie Contest, to Peach, etc. The recipe and all I envision our community gardeners developing friendships that can be held on Saturday, October 3, ingredients must be listed with be strong and life long. People who garden together tend to create at theJulian Women's the entry application. All pies emotional bonds as they create life from dirt, water and sunshine. Club at 2607 C. Street, Julian. should be brought in disposable Community gardens are in their own way, small communities. Entries will be accepted containers as plates, pans or People who garden together share the wonder of the first plant between 10:30am and 12:00pm dishes cannot be returned. pushing itself out of the dirt and into the sun. They share successes and the contest is free and open Entryforms, rulesandadditional and failures as a family shares its good times and bad times, to all, with a limit of one entry per information are available at the If you want to be involved in Julian's community garden, join the gardeners at their next meeting, September 16th at 4 p.m. at Julian's family. Julian Book House on 2230 Main Public Library. All entries must be homemade Street in Julian or online at www. I'm sure that I will write more columns about Julian's own community apple pies,~ baked from scratch, garden as it progresses from weeds to fertile ground to harvests. WORKING TOGETHER TO CREATE These are my thoughts. F I R E SA F E J U LIA N ! Coalition Welcome New September 4th 2009 Parents Dinner A little salad some lasagne and Julian High School dessert too. That is the sakles pitch to get new parents involved Multi Purpose Room un the Julian Community Parent Coalition. They will be having a meeting on Thursday September 10th at 6 o'clock but would like to 6:00 Ir"~ dr_lvi The Fire Safe Council of San invite interested parents to join Diego County hosted a chip- AFTER them for dinner at five. ping day funded by the US For- This will be an information est Service at Camp Wynola on For more information call sharing opportUnity for parents May 16, 2009. Residents who would like more information brought materials they cut on Martin Aguilera (619) 749-4232 and want to be involved with their property to the camp ball Faith Berry (619) 562-0096 their students development field where it was chipped. throughout high school. For more information contact Jennifer Roberts at Julian High School (760) 765-0606 ext. 218. She would be glad to answer ~ r,~.~ ~ !:~ your questions, but would be I,H~:~,~;i~L: much happier if you joined her for dinner.