Centenarians celebrate their longevity, B-1 Spelling Bee winners emerge, B-3 New color on South Mission Road, B-12 Village News Fallbrook & Bonsall a l s o se rv i n g t h e c o m m u n i t i e s o f D e L u z , R a i n b ow , C a m p P e ndl e t o n , Pa l a , a nd Pau m a www.VillageNews.com February 20, 2014 Volume 18, Issue 8 Negotiation angst at FUESD Andrea Verdin Special to The Village News The Fallbrook Elementary Teachers Association (FETA) members have had an ongoing dialogue with the Fallbrook Union Elementary School District (FUESD), but are concerned about the accuracy and clarity of certain issues that have been presented by both sides. O n J a n . 1 9 , F E TA a n d FUESD negotiators met to begin discussions, and the district has had FETA’s contractual and economical proposals since September, said Ken Ostroske, FETA bargaining chair. “However, we were given a presentation on how the district saw its budget. There was really no negotiating,” said Ostroske. “We were instead asked what proposals we would like to take off the table. 50¢ Sales tax included at news stand IMPASSE: FPUD, Rainbow boards reach sticking point on governance Joe Naiman Village News Correspondent The proposed merger between the Fallbrook Public Utility District and the Rainbow Municipal Water District has encountered the obstacle of the governance structure for the successor district. FPUD, which elects its directors by seat with the entire district voting for each seat, has proposed a hybrid of at-large and by-division board members. Rainbow, which elects its directors by division with only voters in that division participating in the choice, is not Members of the Fallbrook Elementary Teachers Association (FETA) hold an organizational see FUESD, page A-14 meeting on Monday, Feb. 10, in the Village Square in downtown Fallbrook. Village News photo Searching for a bone marrow match VFW to hold fundraiser for 7-year-old with severe aplastic anemia Debbie Ramsey Managing Editor Seven-year-old Mason Morash’s family is growing at a rapid rate. That’s because the members of Fallbrook Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 1924 and its Ladies Auxiliary have wrapped their arms and heart around the boy, who is the grandson of devoted, local volunteers Ron and Gail Vasinda. “Mason has severe aplastic anemia and they are still trying to find a bone marrow donor match for him,” said Dana McCarthy, junior vice president of the Ladies Auxiliary. Knowing there is power in a team effort, the VFW has not only launched into action to help raise money to offset medical bills for the family, but also to try and speed the process of finding a bone marrow match for the 7-year-old. Mason lived the life of an active little boy until he began experiencing problems and was Mason Morash diagnosed with the rare disease in December. do that. While his younger brother He has had many challenges Ethan was quickly tested as a top of late and is currently living consideration, the match wasn’t in a controlled close enough. environment to The Morash “Mason has become ensure his health f a ily is pretty emotional. The nowm valiantly remains as stable entire situation has working with as possible, since h i s i m m u n e begun to take its toll t h e N a t i o n a l system can’t on him.” Bone Marrow protect him from Corinne Morash, mother Donor Registry. illness. Through the The best treatment option for global search known as “Be the Mason is a bone marrow transplant, Match,” it is hoped the right but a good match must be found to individual to help Mason is found. The Magazine Everyone Waits for! Mailed to Every Local Homeowner 18,000 copies distributed throughout the year Meanwhile, time is ticking. “[Mason] has become pretty emotional,” explained his mother, Corinne Morash. “The entire situation has begun to take its toll on him.” The most recent challenge, she said, was when “he experienced some more concerns with his mouth, and enough bleeding to warrant an unscheduled visit to Rady Children’s Hospital for a transfusion of platelets.” The carefully monitored care of the young boy and frequent trips for medical care have become a team effort for the family. And then there are the mounting bills. To help with those costs, the VFW has announced they will hold a fundraising dinner for Mason and his family on Saturday, March 1 at 6 p.m. at the Post, located at 1175 Old Stage Road. “It is an Italian dinner that will include stuffed manicotti, Italian sausage, eggplant parmigiana, salad, bread, and dessert,” said Courtesy photo see SEARCH, page A-9 Burnout Party helps wounded warriors Shafters donate $4,000 to wounded warriors on Camp Pendleton Debbie Ramsey Managing Editor Hot cars and caring people is what the Fallbrook Shafters car club is all about. On Feb. 7, this fun-loving group of local residents donated $4,000 they raised at their annual Mike Hayden Burnout Party on Jan. 1 to help wounded warriors on Camp Pendleton. “This is our third year holding our annual Burnout Party as a fundraiser,” explained Shafters member Clint Campbell. “Prior to that, it was always just held as a club event. Now it has grown, and grown, and grown.” Hosted by club president Mike Hayden, who has a drag test strip on his property, the annual gettogether includes plenty of hot car action as well as a barbeque. “Mike, an engine and drag car builder, has the perfect place for the event,” explained Campbell. “His test strip was a hit with the guests – seeing cars launched and see BURNOUT, page A-9 Public meeting about San Luis Rey Golf Course Monday, Feb. 24, 6 p.m. BONSALL – On Monday, Feb. 24, at 6 p.m., members of the public will have an opportunity to hear proposed plans and provide input regarding San Luis Rey Downs golf course being potentially sold to a mitigation bank management company as riparian habitat. The meeting will be held at the San Luis Rey Downs clubhouse and coordinated by Conservation Land Group, Inc. See full story at www.thevillagenews.com. SDCWA likely to get revised rate structure Report being sent out to member agencies Joe Naiman Village News Correspondent The San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA) created a fiscal sustainability task force last year whose recommendations are expected to lead to action on a revised SDCWA rate structure. 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(760) 723-7319 or email email@example.com see FPUD, page A-9 Ahrend/Ahrend Studios photo Fallbrook Shafter car club member Dave Alciatore does a burnout in his modified 1967 Chevy Corvette at the organization’s annual fundraising event for charity in January.