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September 23, 2009 Full Service q00est in the County"Meat Department U.S.DA Choice Bee[ . Buffalo Meat Special and Holiday Orders, Cut to your Specifications Groceries' Sundries. Beer. Wine' Liquor NOWATDONS Fresh Produce .Dry Clean/rig Bill Pay Phone & Utilities MONEY TRANSFER OPEN DALLY 6 a.m. f'O Sp.m. Photography 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. Any opinions expressed are purely those of the writer and do not necessarily represent the Julian News or the Julian Union High School District, their staffs or management. The Senior Year to Come by Christina Haddock Finally! We are here! The last year of high school. We rule the school when only yesterday it seems as if we are freshmen dreading how long it will take to become a senior. Time flies doesn't it? Through your first three years of high school, the seniors are always telling you that four years flies by. You nod your head when you're a freshman and think, dude I still have four years! By the end of your sophomore year you're thinking, wow high school is half over already. When you're a junior and watching the seniors get their diplomas, you're turning to your friend saying, "That's us in a year." Now we are seniors, and now it's us saying that time flies, high school will be coming to an end sooner than _.we think, and we will be getting our diplomas in a few months. The world is laid down at our feet, success ripe for the picking. We have waited since we were merely freshmen. This is the year. This is our time. The year that you get to leave for lunch. The year you get to have a free period. To sit in the senior spot during pep rallies. The year of senior ditch day and senior pranks. The year at the top. The year you get to go to grad night and to your senior trip. The year you get to be the one standing on the stage graduating in front of your family and standing by your friends. For many it is a relief that this is our last year of high school For others it is depressing to know that these are our last moments together. Senior year is a year of lasts. The last first day of school. The last all school retreat. The last homecoming game. The last game that you wil play in. The last prom The last year to be a kid. The last time you will be together with the people you have grown up with. We will be applying for colleges and scholarships for the next few months. Then getting our acceptance letters and picking a college. Then we will be graduating in a month. Then two weeks. Grad night will come and go. So will our senior trip. We will practice for graduation. Then we will sit m our cap and gowns and get our diploma. Then come the tears and good-byes. In ten years, we will look back at our memories at Julian High and smile. These are the golden years. These are the moments that will stay with us. Nothing will stop us from making this the best year of our lives. Graduation marks the end of our life as eagles, but it also the beginning. It is the end of our childhood and the beginning of being an adult. After high school come the joys of college or wherever else our paths lead us. Graduation is the beginning of a new life. High school will end with tears and goodbyes like it has every graduation, but then a new life begins. Soon we will take flight from the eagle nest and stretch out our wings in the real world. We are the class of 2010. This is the year that we will remember for the rest of our lives. Celebrating U.S. Constitution Day with Nanette Dali's 5th Grade Social Studies Class at Julian Elementary School were three members of lntermountain Republican Women. Each of the 39 students received a personal pocket Constitution book donated by the club whose members reside in Julian. Santa Ysabel and Ramona. Pictured with the students are left to right, Betty Anne Tulloch. Ramona, Mary Kafka, Ramona and Bonnie Munt, Julian. My Thoughts by Michele Harvey Yard Jobs This is the time of year when I wish I could spend all of my days at home. The weather is beginning to cool during daylight hours and I want to get projects done in my yard. We have three acres of land and a never ending list of yard jobs that need doing. Weeds and grasses that are still tall need. cutting and now that they are very dry; my weed whacker goes through them like a warm knife slicing through butter. The scotch broom is much more difficult to get rid of. A beautiful, small potted plant in the east, this weed is extremely prolific, grows fast, about ten feet tall in five or six years and is listed as one of the top ten weed pests in California. When we use the strongest weed whacker string on our four stroke weed whacker, the scotch broom eats up the string and wraps itself around the machine head. Every few years we get rid of most of it, but it puts out so many seeds that it always comes back strong and hardy. Since the seeds grow best after getting burned, they have thrived after the Cedar Fire burned most of the scotch broom on our property and we now have more plants than ever. At our property we've been limbing up trees. Any limbs that reach downward need trimming away from the ground and we are getting to them as we have time. Since the grasses under many of them are trimmed close to the ground; the overall effect is like a park. Some areas of our yard are neat and clean, though we have no green groundcover. We are really behind in getting our yard fire resistant. I work on it, but have just a few hours a week, so I make decisions on what needs my attention the most, and each week I make a new decision, sometimes turning a different direction. Last week I was limbing trees; this week rve been weed whacking our road frontage. I don't want to know that a fire sparked to life because a vehicle drove through tall grass at the edge of my property. Son Robert has been raking leaves and finding people who need oak leaves for their gardens. With several oak groves on our property, we seem to have an unending supply of oak leaves and we run out of places to put them. Son Thomas has been weed whacking larger spaces than I can. He has larger blocks of time available on weekends and helps about one day every other week. He also has lots more energy than me and rm glad both my sons can help me with the yard clean up that always seems to need doing. We have been raking all our yard debris into piles that have clean dirt spaces around them. This is the main thing that kept our house from burning in the 2003 Cedar Fire. Surrounded by dirt, the flaming piles of leaves and dried grasses didn't spread flame beyond the piles. They were set on fire by falling fire embers, and the fire couldn't spread through the dirt. We have a large compost pile. Its round, about 6 or 8 feet across, and it's so full that currently it's taller than me. I call it a passive compost pile because most everything we pile into it is dry. It's not close enough to any of our hoses; so with only rain to moisten the pile it takes years to break down the plant materials into dirt. A few weeks ago I attended Celia Lawley's composting class. One of her methods of corn posting that she talked about is to use wooden pallets for the sides of the compost bin. She lines the insides with cardboard to keep the composting materials from getting out of the bin. I asked about the cardboard. 've been told we can't burn it because of the chemical reaction when the heat of a fire combines with the chemicals in the cardboard and the glue that holds it together. Apparently that doesn't happen when cardboard breaks down naturally. Burned, it becomes toxic. Broken down naturally, it isn't toxic. I've been gathering wooden pallets and I'm planning to set up compost bins all over my property on open areas that aren't under trees that could burn if the compost materials catch on fire. Setting the bins near the leaves and grasses that have to be raked so often; I plan to make good rich dirt in severa areas of our property, and I won't have to haul al of the debris to the one compost bin that is higher than I am, and sits at the far end of our property. It seems to me that I will accomplish more with less work. Less time is good because I have so little time to work in my yard. Now, if I can just find a way to get rid of all the Scotch Broom that grows on our property, we could keep our acreage very clean and much more fire resistant. These are my thoughts. Julian Apple Days Centennial Gala Friday, October 9, 2009 In celebration of its Apple Days Centennial, Julian is hosting a Centennial Gala on Friday, October 9, 2009 to commemorate what began as an old fashioned party put on by the original Apple Days committee. The 1909-themed event will be held at beautiful Pine Hills Lodge and will feature historic music, period attire, a silent auction, wine tasting, live music, a delicious gourmet dinner, entertainment and more. The wearing of costumes from 1909 will be encouraged, but not mandatory. The event will be from 7p.m. to 12a.m. and the cost is $55 per person, or $95 per couple. Overnight weekend packages are available through Pine Hill Lodge. The event will serve as a fundraiser for the Julian Pioneer Museum and the Julian Children's Coalition. As each guest arrives at the Pine Hills Lodge, they will be escorted to the former Jack Dempsey gymnasium/theatre where they will be presented with a complimentary glass of Dolcezza (Apple) Wine from Jenkins Winery, and served appetizers from Jeremy's on the Hill, both located in Julian There they will enjoy live music, local wine tasting and a silent auction featuring items generously donated by local and national companies. The gourmet dinner provided by the renowned chef Michel Buhagiar of Pine Hills Lodge wil be served in the historic dining room following the festivities in the theatre. Dessert will be prepared by Charles Scott of the Candied Apple Pastry Company in Julian. Live music and entertainment will be enjoyed for all during dinner and there will be a no-host bar available in the Pine Hills Lodge Pub. Reservations for the Julian Apple Days Centennial Gala maybe made directly by calling Pine Hills Lodge at 760-765-1100. More information on the event is available at www.julianappledays.com and www.pinehillslodge.com. Deadline is October 5, 2009. "The Apple Days Centennial Gala is a great way to demonstrate Julian's spirit of hospitality as shown by our town leaders a century ago, "according to Tracy Turner, President of the Julian Merchants Association which is coordinating centennial events. "The Apple Days Centennial is a tribute to Julian's history, culture and community." The Julian News 5 POPE TREE SERVICE All Your Tree Service Needs Commercial Oak and Pine our Specialty CA. State License #7o4192 Fully Insured for Your Protection Workers Comp. ;'Oh Progressively Old Fashioned Collectibles (00it,t00 k vc ry 2111 Main Street In The Heart of Downtown Julian i!i!ii:!iii00i!ii00ir ............ i00i0000wi;',i:00ommem00r:00 fi 00iiii!! 'iii Apple Bake Off In The Back Country Home Cooks Invited To Enter Baking Contest (Santa Ysabel- CA) Santa Ysabel Casino announced today their third annual Apple Bake Off competition coming October 3, 2009. Contestants compete for cash prizes in three categories: Pie, Cake and Cookie. All baked good entries must include an apple ingredient and registration is free. All registered contestants must provide their entry to the Santa Ysabel Casino between 12:00pm and l:00pm on October 3, 2009. Judging begins at 1:00p.m. Winners will be announced in the Vulcan Room at 3:00pm. First place cash prize for each category is $125.00, second place $75.00 and third place $50.00. Entrants must be 21 years or older and a Santa Ysabel Eagle's Nest Club Card Member to participate. - Registration forms are available at www. santaysabelcasino.com or at the .casino Eagle's Nest. The casino's Orchard Restaurant will feature an Bu personln assortment of apple inspired BoiTe, ails:.. dishes including: Apple ':i i Pancakes, Apple Barbecue eg@. Chicken, Pork Chops and i,,i ': :,,,  .. Applesauce and Apple Cobbler :, with Cinnamon Ice Cream throughout.the month of October. The Apple Bake Off is in celebration of Julian's Apple Days Centennial Celebration. Julian Apple Days began in 1909 when local leaders and ranchers wanted to create a fall festival to interest outsiders to visit Julian. For more information or questions regarding contest rules, the public can call Santa Ysabel Casino at 760.787.2201. Drewery- Bowen Wedding Jean Bowen and Robert Drewery were married Saturday, September 12 in Julian. Jean Bowen has lived in California for over 30 years. She is familiar with the Julian-Cuyamaca area having camped here for the past 30 years. She was born in New York and raised her family in Mendham, New Jersey. Robert is a native San Diegan who moved to Julian to retire from the building and real estate business 4 1/2 years ago. Jean, Robert, one malamute, seven Siberian Huskies and 4 cats will reside at their home on Valley View Drive in Julian.