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October 12, 2011 POPE TREE SERVICE All Your Tree Service Needs Commercial Oak and Pine our Specialty: CA. State License #7o4192 JULIAN FEED SUPPLY 40 ms Wild Bird Seed 813.99 12 cf Pine Shavings $9.99 12902 Washington Street 760-765-1sZ12 Mon-Fri 8:30 to 5:00 and 9:00 to 5:00 NOW OPEN SUNDAYS ! O to 4 E.RI.C. Imagine your three best friends lying on the road because of you. All you did was jokingly jerk the wheel of the car, causing it to roll and eject all of the passengers. Now their lives are in jeopardy. These events occur all around the country to careless teen drivers. Reckless and distracted driving is the number one killer of teens, and it causes more deaths than suicide, homicide, and cancer combined. These facts motivated Junior Allison Duffy, 16, to make a difference. She has invited a total of 16 peers to different leadership camps, resulting in the creation of E.P.I.C.- Education and Prevention In our Community, at Julian High School. In January, 2011, six JHS students vacationed at Camp Marston for three days. During this weekend, they joined teens from other schools in the county. In addition to dancing and participating in camp-wide games, the Julian representatives filled their heads to the brim with information about the top killers of teens. During the remainder of their time, the students worked on skills in order to present the information they had learned to the high school, Freshman George Keane, 14, Sophomore Allison Duffy, 16, Sophomore Charlie Beatty, 15, and Sophomore Jasmine Madeyski, 16, brought their newly attained knowledge to their local school. This past spring, these leaders put together a presentation shown to the entire high school. Within this assembly, videos depicting the first hand accounts of those effected by reckless driving caused some of the By Jasmine Madeyski viewers to tear up. This past August, ten more students attended the "Kick Off to the School Year" camp. As Allison Duffy described the experience, "We were able to mix fun and message with teambuilding activities, while still planning quite a bit for the year." The outcome of this weekend was E.P.I.C. Since its creation, it has gained about 15 more members, made a logo, and completed Alcohol License Assessments for local businesses. The whole goal of this group is to reduce the amount of drug and alcohol consumption among those who are underage. Currently, E.P.I.C. is making plans for an assembly during Red Ribbon Week on October 25 in order to make an impact on the high school students. An anti-drug coalition is now at the school and running because of the students. This group is students talking to students, which is more powerful than adults speaking to students. Instead of, "Just Say No" to harmful actions, E.P.I.C. advocates, "Just Say Yes" to non-harmful alternatives. The minority of the community is now making a difference. Thoughts by Michele Harvey A Couple Of Tips Our water comes from a well on our property. When our power goes out, we have no electricity to our well, so the well pump can't work. When the electricity comes back on, the pump seems to churn the water in the bottom of the well, and we get lots of grit coming up through our pipes. The grit looks like black sand, only it's sometimes a bit greasy. The grit gets caught in the filters of our toilets, the fine meshed screens on our faucets and in our washing machine filter. The washing machine filter is important because when the filter gets full of grit, the water doesn't flow and it seems to take forever to fill the washing machine with water. Since I'm on the subject of power outages, I am reminded of tips I give from time to time. Sometimes I need to be reminded {oo. I fill plastic water bottles with water, leaving about an inch of head space, and freeze them with the lids loosely fitted. I store them in our freezer so we always have ice. During a power outage, the bottles of frozen water keep our refrigerated and frozen food cold for a longer period of time. When I need to use the bottles of ice while traveling, I know that I am also carrying a supply of water as the ice slowly melts. On a hot day, the cold water is a good thing to carry with me when I work in my yard. Having a yard that is three acres in size can mean that when I need a drink of water; I don't want to take the time to walk all the way back to my house. I have so little time for getting any yard work done, that the time is very precious to me. Keeping candles and oil lamps in the house for romance or for lighting our home during power outages is a very good idea. Keep the glass chimneys of the oil lamps clean and free of dust; keep the candles on plates or in containers that keep them from dripping where wax isn't welcome. If possible, keep matches or lighters near every candle and oil lamp. When children are in the house, it's never a good idea to keep matches and lighters where they can get to them, so find a high place in the house for matches, lighters and other items that can be harmful to children. Even though we received our first really good shower of rain; don't think that we are out of fire danger. Now that leaves are falling; it's important to get out to our yards and rake all leaves, weeds and other burnable debris away from our houses and other buildings. Raking leaves and dry weeds into piles away from any trees, buildings or shrubs can help keep homes fire safe. The piles surrounded by naked dirt don't cause major danger because fire has no place to spread. This works well for pine trees, cedar trees and any other trees that burn when fire ladders up through their bark. Rake everything except bare dirt away from the trunks of trees for at least a foot from the tree. A bare foot of ground surrounding a tree can keep fire from getting to the tree. I can swear to this because it's exactly what happened in our yard during the cedar fire. Fire rushed through our oak grove, and then skipped around the cedar trees because they were sur(ounded with bare dirt. Oak trees don't usually burn, so they were just fine after the fire rushed through the grasses under them. We keep a land line in our house. A land line is a telephone that is hard wired into the house. Portable phones and cell phones don't usually work during power outages. Keep at least a half tank of gas in your vehicle at all times. Keep flashlights and fresh batteries in your house and vehicle. Keep a battery powered radio or a wind up radio at home. Always have some foods at home that can be eaten without being cooked. Peanut butter and jam works well for me, with or without bread. ....... ................... Keeping snacks, bottled waterand blankets in our vehicles is a very good idea. Sometimes we get stuck behind traffic accidents that take hours to clear, and sometimes we get stuck away from home when snow keeps the roads closed until they are plowed. Always keep gallons of water at home. Even if it's unsealed and it's been sitting around the garage or barn for a long time; it's still good for flushing toilets. Three to eight drops of bleach per gallon makes the water in unsealed water bottles safe to drink. Keep lots of extra blankets in your house. A house that normally has electric heat gets cold amazingly fast during a winter power outage. Keeping warm can be your top priority, and we all need to keep ourselves healthy, mentally and physically at all times. These are just a few tips that can certainly be expanded on. If any of my readers can send me emails with their own tips for emergencies, please write to me at mharvey@juliannews.com or send me a note at The Julian News P. O. Box 639 Julian, CA 92036 These are my thoughts. Tattered Tidbits No. 10 Gallows Humor From The Fatherland by Albert Simonson In the late 1800's, there were lots of Germans along the old San Diego Julian Toll Road through Cuyamaca. Just consider these Teutonic names: Bossung, Worms, Eschrich, Trimmer, Ober and Scholder. And that's not including the gold rush Krauts in Julian itself. These volks got their news from a German-language newspaper which is still around. A few years ago I was involved in restoring• a historic house in Alpine, which had lots of yellowed 1898 issues in German glued to the wall with milk as a kind ,of el cheapo ersatz wallpaper. Alpine had Germans, too; its first haus was built by Overmier, the "section roadmaster." In San Francisco the paper is still in business, and mpdern issues can be had at the resturant at Cuyamaca Lake. Up there, you kan read ze paper weil you eaten ze sauerkraut und bratwurst mit bier trinken, too. The old papers had, understandably, ads for real estate at great prices. Bonnet designs were flamboyant and fashion ads were definitely Gay Nineties. Perhaps surprisingly, the news was more cosmopolita n that what is found today in San Diego newspapers. You could read all about goings-on in Paris and Berlin. And then there were the jokes. These jokes are not exactly belly-shakers. It may just be that people who read German were by nature humor-impaired. It may also be that reading jokes under a flashlight and magnifying glass .from century old brownish paper, in Frankish type, is not the way to have a hilarious time. One old joke did tickle my fancy though. Here it is - our gut-splitter German gallows guffaw from 1898: A condemned criminal is standing with a noose around his neck, and the hangman is adjusting the knot. Hangman: "Before I hang you, do you have remorse for your crime?" Criminal: "Verdammt (dang)- Getting hanged is bad enough! Do I have to have remorse, too?" Auf wiedersehen! There are more jokes almost as good on the walls of Alpine's pioneer museum on Tavern Road. The Julian News 5 NOW ACCEPTING Groceries Produce. Sundries Beer. Wine • Liquor Dry Cleaning. Lotto • Scratchers • Full Service "Best in the County"Meat Department • I].S.D.A. Choice Bee]: • Buffalo Meat Special and Holiday Orders, Cut to your Specifications 00PEN DALLY 6a.m. TO 8p.m. "LOOK WHAT'S COOKING" 3RD ANNUAL AMERICAN LEGION (..j POST 468  I CHILI COOK OFF'= SAT, OCTOBER 15r 2011 PUBLIC WELCOME TO COMPETE SPONSORED BY: AMERICAN LEGION POST 468 WHERE: 2503 WASHINGTON STREET JULIAN, CALIFORNIA CHECK IN: 9:30 A.M. ENTRY FEE: $10.00 BY OCTOBER 7, 2011 25 MAXIMUM ENTRIES TWO CATEGORIES RED AND VEGETARIAN COOK OFF RULES 1. CHILI MUST BE COOKED ON SITE! 2. PRECHOPPING ALLOWED 3. NO PACKAGED CHILI SEASONING 4. COOKS MUST SUPPLY THEIR OWN STOVE S. MUST COOK ONE GALLON 6. COOKING TIME STARTS AT 10:00A.M. 7. NO SAMPLES UNTIL AFTER 3UDGING 8. 3UDGING AT 2:00 P.M. 9. CERTIFICATES FOR 1ST, 2ND AND 3RD PLACE IN BOTH CATEGORIES 10. TABLES WILL BE PROVIDED FOR MORE INFORMATION AND ENTRY FORM PLEASE CONTACT GARY WEIDE AT 760-765-0126 / Being Out Of It Perhaps the biggest change in the last century or so is that being 'out of it' is the result of choice rather than circumstances. When this house was built up a little valley East of Pine Hills over a century ago the people who lived in it lived (like many) at a remove from the rest of the world. There was no Internet, no TV, no radio. News came if someone rode in to visit or if they went into town. Going into town was a major effort. It took at least an hour on horseback riding fast, north up the valley then over the hills and down on to what is now "old Highway 79." It took longer by road in a buggy. The bottom line is that trips to Julian weren't made every day. And Julian wasn't exactly the center of the news universe. Current events... weren't. Now, well over a century•later, information comes in through the internet (oh, such a SLOW connection...WHINE) television, radio, the mail and the Union-Tribue which is delivered down at the County road every morning. It does takes five minutes or so to ride one of the horses out to retrieve the paper, longer if we detour through the Warrens' orchard for a morning apple or two. That's another matter of choice. It's still possible, however, to be ;out of it.' On a recent evening the Colbert Report brought a pair of hiphop artists into the living room via television. An engaging duo of oddly dressed young men, they seemed bright, likeable chaps. Their singing was inoffensive although the same rhythmic pattern and semi-tune were repeated over and over ad boridauseum. The words would probably have been interesting if it had been a bit clearer what they were talking-- apologies, singing--about. The real message, however, hit like a ton of bricks. This particular section of the older generation is really out of it. And will continue to be. By choice. Julian Historical Society Holds Presentations every Fourth Wednesday Of The Month at The Historical Society Building 2133 4th Street 7:00pm Joan Boyer Annie Dover Adele Earnshaw Joe Garcia Plein Air XVl Andrea Gaye Start Goudey Catherine Grawin Will Gullette The Sixteenth AnnUal James Hubbell Grant Hugles Pat Kelly Scott Kuhnly Margaret Larlham Ken Roberts L