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!i November 4, 2009 The Julian News 5 Banking Community Banking Checking Savings Home Equity Business Banking 22033 Main St., Julian I 765-2765 Member FDtC R o nk Accounting - Tax Planning LUERS & DYER, CPAs, LLP CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS Income Tax aml Accounting * Full Service Firm Accoiniing and fin cial :s tements :Taxp nning and prep ation Reb~ca Luers, CPA Masters I)~ in'Paxati~m Personal attention to your special needs Wynola Center + 4367 Hwy 78. S i te 112 PX), Box 1934 Julian, CA 920.~ Tel: 760 765-034K$ Fax: 760 76.$-0150 Fallail: rebecca@luerscpa.com Jan Dyer, C~A ULIAN 760 765 1020 (ES FERYEARS Se oe ' .st in the County" Meat #elmrtmmt U.S.DA oice Bee[ . Buffalo Meat Special and Holiday Orders, Cut to your Specifications Groceries. Sundries. Fresh Produce Beer. Wine. Liquor. Dry Cleaning OPti BMI, Y $ a.m. 7"0 Bp.ra. The self is not something that one finds: It is something that one creates. -- Thomas Szasz Shelter Valley News By Jean Anderson President, Shelter Valley Citizens Corporation Chairperson, Shelter Valley Kids Club Cell phone reception coming to Shelter Valley? SVCC has been approached by a company that wishes to lease a portion of our property to construct a cell phone tower for Verizon. We own a vacant lot adjacent to the property where the Community Center and Kids Club buildings are located. The tower (which will look like a pine tree, we think) would probably be completed in less than two years. We are in the preliminary stages and have a real estate attorney reviewing the proposed lease agreement. SVCC Board of Directors and some local residents have discussed the matter at length. Our opinions are that a cell tower would not only be a great asset for SV and surrounding areas, but a good source of revenue for SVCC as well. Just think, we won't have to drive to Scissors Crossing to use our cell phones during power outages any longer! I will keep you posted as we proceed with negotiations, etc. Our next Shelter Valley Citizens Corporation General Meeting is Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at 7 p.m. I will have more information to report at that time. Shelter Valley Volunteer Fire Department News by Jerry Sanders Residents should be aware that County Fire has reconsidered their earlier proposal of two full time reserves manning the Shelter Valley station after CalFire withdrew its crew. After a recent meeting with County, they have modified the plan as follows: 1. The CalFire crew, including one officer and one firefighter to remain stationed in Shelter Valley on a 24-hour basis at least until April or May, when the assignment will be re-evaluated. 2. CalFire officers: A Battalion Chief and a Captain to remain assigned, but subject to call and not living in SV. 3. Two reserves from Mt. Laguna to be assigned full time (24 hours a day). Bottom line, four personnel, including one officer on duty full time. Shelter Valley-approved volunteers include John Hunt and Kevin Bennett. John will respond as a Captain when available. Kevin Bennett, who is now the SVVFD Chief Officer, is on duty most nights and weekends, available from his residence. He will also be doing 24-hour shifts at the station most Saturdays. Kevin was selected and appointed to Fire Chief by the SVVFD Board of Directors. He has been active in SV for 8 years, serving as a Striketeam Engine Captain in all of the major fires, and more recently as an Assistant Chief. He works for McBride Data Cable Installation Company as a Field Supervisor. Before all of this, he was a volunteer firefighter in New Mexico and an honorably discharged Navy veteran. We are in good hands. Our profound thanks go to former Chief Tony Mayors, who has withdrawn from active duty after 12 good years--5 as Chief. Tony remains active as an Shelter Valley Citizens Corporation volunteer, currently seated on the Boarc'l of Directors. Tony has held several Board positions and is always willing to help us with various tasks. We all appreciate your friendship and service to our community. My Finally, Thoughts by Michele Harvey A Domestic Day Last week I got a day off from all of my outside responsibilities. This doesn't happen often. I'm in my store nearly every day of every week; I write this column for The Julian News; I have volunteer responsibilities and Mike and I attend several local events each week. Having a day for myself is so rare that the "need to do"s stack up high for me. However, last week I decided I needed a mental health day and took each hour as it came. Early on, I took some plant clippings down to the compost bin. This was not a chore for me; I enjoyed the walk in the crisp cold air and sunshine. I began clearing out things that had gathered on one of my kitchen counters. Mike and I have so little time to take care of detail chores, like putting things where they actually could belong, that they stack on each other and eventually have to be moved or completely removed. Among the items on my counter were four apples which were over ripe. I made applesauce with them. Making apple sauce is easy and it fills the house with a very pleasant aroma. I fill a sauce pan with about " of water. I cut the apples into quarters, then peel, core and cut up the apples into pieces about " across. I set the peels and cores aside and I turn the stove on to simmer adding pieces of apples as I cut them up, and putting the pan lid on to keep in the flavor and steam. As I add each apple quarter, cut up, I stir the contents of the pan. Gradually I add all the apples and check the water level each time. Too little water causes the apples to burn; too much water takes away the flavor of the apple sauce. Leaving the applesauce to cook, I put the lid back on it and check it from time to time until the apple pieces are soft. At that point, I mash them with a potato masher and if they need more cooking to get the excess water out, I cook them a little longer with the pan lid off, stirring occasionally. I put the apple cores and stems in the compost. I saved the peels to add to stuffing. To add the peels to Stove Top Stuffing; I put about 2 cups of water in a sauce pan. I cut the peels into " lengths or slightly smaller. I add the peels to the water and simmer them until they are soft. Once the peels are soft enough, I pour the liquid into a measuring cup. The recipe calls for 1 cups of water, which I pour back into the sauce pan with the soft apple peels. I add butter according to the recipe and bring the mixture to a boil, then follow the recipe to complete the stuffing. The apple peels add a good flavor and texture to the stuffing. For weeks I'd had a plan to move things out of my kitchen that I seldom or never use. That day, I found a box and began washing then packing coffee cups, saucers and mugs that match our dishes. It's nice to have matching cups, but we never use them, so they are now boxed and close enough if needed, in the laundry room, giving me some added space on my kitchen counter and in one of my cabinets. In our dining room I have a shelf unit made of wicker. It gets really dusty and is nearly impossible to clean in the house, so I took it out to wash and dry in the sunshine. Once I hosed it down, I decided to paint it. The shelf unit was an odd shade of brown and I wanted to paint it white so it would be brighter in our north facing dining room. I went to the laundry room where I found three partially used cans of spray paint, all good for wood applications. First I sprayed the flat white. That covered about 2/3 of the unit and small shelves. Next I sprayed with gloss white paint, nearly covering all the parts that weren't already painted. Last, I sprayed glossy white enamel paint along all of the edges and parts that would show the most. When I finished, the shelf unit was very white and I'd created shelf space in my laundry room where the cans had been. I got the idea for one of my domestic chores from Fire Chief Kevin Dubler. I'm taking the current CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) class and Chief Dubler is our main speaker. One night the lesson was about fires in the home. Many kitchen fires begin or accelerate under the kitchen sink because we store so many volatile chemicals there. I had saved a low, heavy duty cardboard box that I thought would be perfect for storing items under my kitchen sink. I covered it with Contac paper to make it somewhat water and mold proof. I set it on the floor in front of my sink and took items out from under the sink one by one. Some made it into the box and some that had dried out or were used up went into the trash can. I then tucked the box under my kitchen sink. My new under sink box looks neat and clean and doesn't have many volatile chemicals in it now. What else did I do on my domestic day? I cleaned out my toaster. Naturally I unplugged it first, then scrubbed the outside and turned it upside down to shake all of the crumbs out. I cleaned under appliances and other objects that sit on my kitchen counters. I scrubbed things that sit on my counters and open kitchen shelves. As the days get darker; I like some shine and sparkle inside my house: Judy Haliburton has been clearing things out too. We think of it as a spring cleaning in the autumn. Since the Cedar Fire and our evacuation; I don't like to own as many things as I used to think I needed. I grew up without wealth, one of three children, raised by a single mother on a secretary's salary. Maybe because of that upbringing, my siblings and I have become collectors. The past few years I decided to collect fewer things and appreciate my belongings more. I've sold or given away much of what I used to collect and it makes me feel less burdened. Feeling less weighed down by my stuff will make my decisions of what to take during our next evacuation easier. I had a very good domestic day and it's energized me to clear out more stuff. These are my thoughts. @ lib ~:CC-4:CC D~t The Julian Branch Library is receiving three new card games donated by Hasbro: Pictureka, Monopoly Deal and Scrabble Slam. In addition, we will also have our Wii and Playstation gaming consoles set up for play. Julian l ranch LIDrar , I iOhway 1S 715C-71S --C37C JULIAN' ARTS GUILD The Julian Arts guild Invites you to our Many artists will have their work for sale as well as demonstrating their art Maps will he available for $10.00 at The Julian Town Hail & various other area locations Come and discover the hidden treasures In the mountains and valleys of beautiful Julian Stuch'o$ will be well marked with $ glzs Julian - an artists" commmff Or For more/nformaDbn please v/sit." wwm.julianarts&uild.o Collectibles Gifts Jewelry Progressively Old Fashioned 2111 Main Street In The Heart of Downtown Julian National Forests Honor Veterans With A "Free Day." Adventure Will Not Be Requ,red On National Forests In Southern California On Wednesday, November 1 1 In honor of America's Veterans the day of the week. In addition and Armed Services personnel, to Veterans Day, the Southern Wednesday, November 11, willCalifornia national forests also be a "Fee Free Day" on the waive fees on National Trails national forests in SouthernDay in June and National Public California. The National Forest Lands Day in September. Adventure Pass will not be Visitors who inadvertently use required for visitors recreating in a Daily Adventure Pass on a Free the Cleveland, San Bernardino, Day may have it replaced freeof- Angeles, and Los Padres charge. Though the Adventure National Forests. Pass fee is waived, other fees "The commemoration of still apply, such as those in Veterans Day has a good relation campgrounds, reservation and to valuing our public lands that group sites. Exceptions will be were made possible in part by posted onsite. the sacrifices made by America's For additional information about Veterans and Armed Services free days and the Recreation Fee personnel," said Brian Harris, program on Southern California Cleveland National Forest Public national forests, checkthe Affairs Officer. "The Fee Free Day Adventure Pass website at: is an opportunity to get outdoors www.fs.fed.uslsanbernardinolapl and appreciate the open spaces Cleveland National Forest and national treasures of our Supervisor's Office: public lands here in Southern 858-673-6180 California." Palomar Ranger Station The Veterans Day Free Day (Ramona): 760-788-0250 is observed each year on Descanso Ranger Station November 11, regardless of (Alpine): 619-445-6235