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Volume 43- No. 48

November 28, 2013

by lyle e davis

Most of us are familiar with the tales of derring-do of our forefathers who came forth from the interior of our nation and emigrated to the west coast. We’ve heard of the hardships they endured and how some of them overcame them and were successful in arriving in California, Oregon, Washington . . . all the fun places on the western seaboard. And we learned of those that didn’t make it as well. But we haven’t heard a whole lot about the women folk who traveled with their men, with their families. They, too, had to endure a great deal.

What follows are excerpts from Across the Plains in '1864 by Prairie Schooner to Oregon, by Anna Dell Clinkinbeard, the great-great granddaughter of John Kelly Vandenburgh, a successful farmer near Dubuque, Iowa, who resolved to emigrate to Oregon. We think this gives you a fascinating glimpse into what it was like . . .back in the day: Father and Mother sat on the seat of one wagon, that first morning, Father driving the fine team of dappled grays, Derby and Prince, a team that soon became our pride and joy; they were so friendly and so true. At first Carrie and I and the three little boys had seats on the boxes and bedding under the cover. Carrie soon grew tired of her place there, however. Most of the journey she rode on the seat of one of the other wagons. It was always fun for us, though, to curl up on the bedding, looking out from beneath the cover flaps. Always there was something new to be seen, and I'm sure Father grew tired of questions. Two brothers, Tom and Chris Halligan, sons of a neighboring farmer we had always known, had been hired to drive the other wagons and help with the work of the travel. Major trotted happily beside the horses when we did not have him in the wagon with us.

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and his brother Joe, who had decided to emigrate too, knew from experience that it was better to take an extra wagon than to have to travel slowly. One could always sell an extra outfit in the West if it was not needed, they said. They had helped Father make a list of necessary articles, and had advised as to the packing. It

was well for us that they were experienced, too, as we were saved many a hardship suffered by those who took with them unneeded things and discarded articles of great value on the plains. That list was so long that when I read it I wondered if there would be any room in the wagons for us.

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Here we were, however, all comfortably seated and ready for the long journey, ready except for some stores that Father planned to buy at Council Bluffs (Iowa). All our clothing, bedding, cooking utensils, and the food to be used first were in the wagon with us. One wagon carried little but horse feed to last until


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the horses grew accustomed to eating the prairie grass. The other was loaded with stores of various kinds, food, the tent, the camp stove, a canvas sling behind in which to put scraps of wood for our fires, and extra ammunition, for though the Indians had not been troublesome for a long time, there was always uncertainty concerning them. We soon joined Uncle Isaac and Aunt Caroline Acker with their family and their three wagons and Uncle Joe and Aunt Emmy Acker with their wagons. I was glad, for Florence climbed in with us. She was two years younger than I, but somewhat larger. As I was leaving every other playmate behind, I was surely glad of her company. "Mother says I may ride with you today," she announced. "Isn't it fun?"

Surely it was. We pulled the bedding around until we had a comfortable nest and curled up happily as we rumbled on. The flaps were down that morning and we couldn't see much excepting straight ahead, so we were glad after a while when Father stopped a moment to rest his horses. We

Give Us This Day Our Daily Chuckle This week, a compendium of wit, wisdom and neat stuff you can tell at parties. Enjoy!

TIPS FROM THE REDNECK BOOK OF MANNERS

1. Never take a beer to a job interview. 2. Always identify people in your yard before shooting at them. 3. It's considered poor taste to take a cooler to church. 4. If you have to vacuum the bed, it is time to change the sheets. 5. Even if you're certain that you are included in the will, it is still considered tacky to drive a U-Haul to the funeral home. DINING OUT 1. If drinking directly from the bottle, always hold it with your fingers covering the label. 2. Avoid throwing bones and food scraps on the floor as the

scrambled out, Winfield and Henry Acker who was a year younger than he, and Florence and I. We ran on ahead of the wagons, glad of the freedom. Indeed we were to learn that frequent turns at walking were delightful, and many a mile of that long trip did we travel afoot.

Those first nights before we reached Council Bluffs we spent at farmhouses, generally at the houses of friends where we paid last visits. We bought milk and fruit and vegetables along the way so as not to deplete our stores. It was all so new to us, those first days on the road, and so interesting. To our parents, when they looked at their six children and what were now their worldly possessions, in those three wagons, and thought of the slow months of travel ahead, it must have seemed a tremendous undertaking. To us it was a lark.

restaurant may not have dogs. ENTERTAINING IN YOUR HOME 1. A centerpiece for the table should never be anything prepared by a taxidermist. 2. Do not allow the dog to eat at the table no matter how good his manners are. PERSONAL HYGIENE 1. While ears need to be cleaned regularly, this is a job that should be done in private using one's OWN truck keys. 2. Proper use of toiletries can forestall bathing for several days. However, if you live alone, deodorant is a waste of good money. 3. Dirt and grease under the fingernails is a social no-no, as they tend to detract from a woman's jewelry and alter the taste of finger foods. DATING (OUTSIDE THE FAMILY) 1. Always offer to bait your date's hook, especially on the first date. 2. Be aggressive. Let her know you're interested: 'I've been wanting to go out with you since I read that stuff on the restroom wall two years ago.' 3. Establish with her parents what time she is expected back. Some will say 10:00 PM; others might say 'Monday.' If the latter is the answer, it is the man's responsibility to get her to school on time. 4. Always have a positive comment about your date's appearance, such as, 'Ya'll sure don't

Council Bluffs

Early one evening we drove into Council Bluffs, then a village of a few hundred inhabitants, swarming with emigrants, humming with talk of the plains. Father

and

Uncle Isaac planned to finish provisioning there, the last chance to buy supplies for many hundreds of miles. If possible, too, they wanted to join a horse train with which to travel. Cattle and horses, it had been found, did not work together successfully. The slowness of the cattle fretted and irritated the horses. The cattle, too, spoiled the pasture. It was very important that our teams should find grass to their liking. We camped on the low ground, down the river from the town, among a small village of emigrant wagons and tents. Everyone seemed in high spirits. Here and there a banjo was thrumming or a group singing. After supper that night as Florence and I were in the tent helping Mother make our beds, we heard laughing and shoutsweat much for a fat gal.' WEDDINGS 1. Livestock, usually, is a poor choice for a wedding gift. 2. Kissing the bride for more than 5 seconds may get you shot. 3. For the groom, at least, rent a tux. A leisure suit with a cummerbund and a clean bowling shirt can create too sporty an appearance. 4. Though uncomfortable, say 'yes' to socks and shoes for this special occasion. 5. It is not appropriate to tell the groom how good his wife is in the sack. DRIVING ETIQUETTE 1. Dim your headlights for approaching vehicles, even if the gun is loaded, and the deer is in sight. 2. When approaching a fourway stop, the vehicle with the largest tires always has the right of way. 3. Never tow another car using panty hose and duct tape. 4. When sending your wife/girlfriend down the road with a gas can, it is impolite to ask her to bring back beer. 5. Never relieve yourself from a moving vehicle, especially when driving. 6. Do not lay rubber while traveling in a funeral procession. TWO REASONS WHY IT IS HARD TO SOLVE A REDNECK MURDER: 1. All the DNA is the same. 2. There are no dental records.

ing outside. We ran out. At a camp near ours a rowdy group were guying a man who seemed almost insane. He was chasing the others with a stick and vowing he would "clean out the crowd." We edged close to get better view. One of the men would sing: “Look out, boys, why don't you be quick? Here's a wild Irishman with a big stick.”

The man would start toward him brandishing his club, but another would take up the song and he would forget the first and start for the second. It was all very funny, but Uncle Isaac saw us there and called us away, so we didn't see how the matter ended. We heard the song many a time, however, for Robert and Darius never forgot a rhyme. The next morning, while Father was in the town with one of the wagons and Mother was washing the dishes, using a wagon tongue for a table, a horse broke loose from some men who were trying to harness him and charged wildly through the camp, rushing past groups of people who scattered in all directions. It was coming straight toward our tent. Baby Charles was lying on the ground, directly in its

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HOW TO START A FIGHT

One year, I decided to buy my mother-in-law a cemetery plot as a Christmas gift... The next year, I didn't buy her a gift. When she asked me why, I replied,

"Well, you still haven't used the gift I bought you last year!"

And that's how the fight started..... ••••• My wife and I were watching Who Wants To Be A Millionaire while we were in bed. I turned to her and said, 'Do you want to have Sex?'

'No,' she answered. I then said, 'Is that your final answer?'

She didn't even look at me this time, simply saying, 'Yes..' So I said, "Then I'd like to phone a friend."

And that's when the fight started... ••••• I took my wife to a restaurant.

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path. Horrified, we started toward him but the horse was nearer than we. Just as it seemed his great feet would crush the little fellow, he stopped, stepped carefully and slowly over the baby, then ran madly charging away. It was a terrible fright for us all, but as Florence said, "That horse wasn't so bad after all."

The next day, as well prepared for the plains as Father and Uncle Isaac knew how to prepare, we crossed the Missouri River to Omaha. That ferry trip was my first boat ride. We walked across the gangplank to the upper deck of the big boat - Mother, Aunt Caroline, and all of us children. The men drove the wagons onto the lower deck and unhitched the horses, to stand at their heads all the way across the river.

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Only the first row of teams remained hitched to the wagons, so that they could be driven off quickly at the Omaha landing. The tongues of the other wagons were slipped each under the rear of the wagon ahead so as to take up as little space as possible. It was a big boat, that ferry; three hundred wagons and hundreds of loose cattle were in that one load.

As the big steam flatboat edged slowly across the broad river toward the farther side, we watched the nearing bank with interest, glad to be on the

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It turns out Covered California offers premium assistance to eligible insureds. You might choose to call this premium assistance a subsidey. No matter. Same thing. Point is, if you are eligible, Covered California offers assistance on your insurance premiums. Would you believe $91 per month, your cost? $11? $7? How about $3? Yes, these figures represent your monthly cost for health insurance, if you qualify.

upper deck where we could see all about us. When at last the shore was reached and the ferry slips in place, it took a long time to unload, though each man hitched up and drove off as quickly as possible in the order in which he had driven onto the boat. We waited on the bank, watching the passing teams until our own appeared. As we started on, Father said, "There was a mule train on that ferry that I think it would be well for us to travel with. Mules and horses travel at about the same rate of speed and get on well together." "Would we want to travel with a mule train?" I asked. "Horses are so much nicer."

Father laughed. "We want to travel with any train that does not use cattle," he said, "And the bigger the train we can join, the better."

We were soon out of the little town, driving over low, swampy ground. Looking back from the seat where I had climbed, as Mother and Carrie and the baby were in the other wagons, I could see some of the mule teams following behind. Those mules became a familiar sight to us

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Dan Anaya’s job is to go over your data, determine the number of persons living in your household, what the Modified Adjusted Gross Income is, and then determine what, if any, financial assistance is available to you.

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A client had a total gross income of $160,000. By examining the client’s data, it was determined the Modiefied Adjusted Gross Income was $33,000 per year. This resulted in an insurnace premium cost to the client of only $91 a month. Total premium was $838, less the client’s payment of $91, left a net balance covered by

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Covered California assistance of $747.00. Here’s how it works.

Letters to the Editor Regarding Veteran’s Day

"What Good are Veterans Anyway?" is an excellent and true statement of the value of our Armed Services of the United States of America on the battlefield and supporting our Troops, before the "2009 Obama Socialist Regime" rewrote "The Rules of Engagement"; and forbid prayer or crosses on the tents of platoons; and at one point in time, worked to remove the Star of David and Crosses from the Graves of Fallen in every theater of war on God's Planet. /s/Cathy West San Diego County

Editor’s Note: This letter was

‘Letters to the Editor’ Cont. on Page 4

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You may be eligible for premium assistance through Covered CA Here are some samples of Premium Assistance amounts Age Zip Code Assistance 28 92078 38,36 92026 61,66,87 92128 36,37, 12,10,8 92008

# in household Annual Income You Pay 1 2 3 5

$16,000 $24,000 $30,000 $50,000

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Yes, you can go to healthcare.gov, the federal website for the Affordable Care Act, and, in time, you may be able to figure out a plan and insurance premium. But do you want to wander through that maze and figure things out for yourself? Or would

$11.00 $7.00 $3.00

$91.00

Premium

$220.00 $519.00 $1,867.98

$ 838.00

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Sheriff’s Department Searching for Convicted Sexual Predator

Local News

Department at (858) 565-5200 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 5808477. Guns For Gift Cards - North County

If you have an unwanted gun, you can turn it in and get a gift card in return. No questions asked.

The Encinitas Sheriff's Station is hosting a Guns For Gift Card event on:

Joseph Vincent McCarron (above) is being sought by the Sheriff’s Department and seeks the public’s help.

McCarron is a convicted child sexual predator who failed to appear for his trial verdict on November 13th.

An arrest warrant has been issued.

McCarron is believed to be ARMED AND DANGEROUS. If you see him, DO NOT confront him. Call 911. McCarron is known to frequent the Fallbrook and Rainbow areas.

Anyone with information on McCarron's whereabouts is asked to call the Sheriff's

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30th 7:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m. Mira Costa Community College San Elijo Campus 3333 Manchester Avenue, Cardiff

Anyone participating should place the UNLOADED guns in the TRUNK of their cars. A uniformed deputy or police officer will give instructions at the location. The entire process takes about 10 minutes and you don't even have to get out of your car. $100 will be given for handguns and $150 for rifles. There is a limit of three gift cards per vehicle. The gift cards can be redeemed at area Wal-Marts. The Sheriff's Department and the District Attorney's Office are utilizing asset forfeiture funds to purchase the gift

satellite system. ••••• Last Friday evening, I noticed my computer was running slow. So, I ran Malwarebytes, a program that detects and removes malware, etc. 470 bugs. 470!

Man About Town

Evelyn has Sirius radio in her Hyundai and normally listens to the Pop Channel . . . until November 1st. When they started playing nothing but Christmas music all day long, she zipped over to another channel. Infuriating!

Not only starting Christmas music before Thanksgiving has even arrived but also to play nothing but Christmas music. You can only hear “Silver Bells” so many times before the men in the white suits and the butterfly nets come for you to take you to ‘the home.’ Someone should speak to the radio programmers, both locally as well as on the Sirius

Checked them all off and deleted them, then rebooted my computer. I should now have a nice, clean computer with no nasty bugs. If you don't have Malwarebytes you should get it. It is free. Most computer repair shops use this program routinely. Just go to malwarebytes.com and download and install it. Save a lot of headaches in the future. Later, that evening, while Evelyn was away attending a Kiwanis function I decided to run malwarebytes on her computer.

67 bugs were found and deleted. Point being, if you use your computer to any extent, you need malwarebytes to help keep you up and running clean.

As I just mentioned, Evelyn was off to the chartering of a new Kiwanis club. I didn’t go as I am now a retired

cards.

All weapons collected will be destroyed. This event is being held in partnership with the San Marcos Sheriff's Station, Vista Sheriff's Station, Sheriff's Bomb/Arson, District Attorney's Office, Carlsbad Police, Mira Costa Community College, Oceanside Police and San Diego Police. For more information, contact the Encinitas Sheriff's Station at (760) 966-3526. Escondido Districting Commission Finishes Its Work

The Districting Commission held its final meeting last Sunday and the geographic election districts were approved unanimously by that independent commission. While the final approval rests with the Escondido City

‘Local News’ Cont. on Page 5

Kiwanian, after some 23+ years in the organization. Wasn't unhappy with the club or its members, just had a hearing loss issue and could only hear about 50% of what was being said. Decided that wasn't such a good investment of my time. 'Course the situation wasn't helped much by the fact I had somehow lost my left ear's hearing aid. Been cleaning my desk daily in the hopes it would show up. Finally, after about two months of looking, I went back to the VA and ordered a new hearing aid. It should arrive mid December so I'll have it in time to hear ol' Santy walking about on the rooftop. I have a 20 guage shotgun and will blow that old geezer off my roof then perhaps he won't come 'round every year. Can't stand that cheerful old tramp. Him and his 'ho-ho-ho.' I'll fix his wagon. Or sleigh.

I reckon I will become what they call a 'service member' of Kiwanis. Means I'll have to pay a smaller membership fee and can pop in if and when it works for me. I've also agreed to continue hosting the Operation Hero programs. This is a program I founded, and my club supported, about six, seven years ago. We honor a wounded warrior once every quarter. Great program and am pleased and proud to con-

‘Letters to the Editor’ Cont. from Page 3 in response to the brilliant and touching commentary written by Paul Van Middlesworth of The Computer Factory in his recent column, saluting veterans. Cold Weather

With colder weather and your heater coming on, it will be dry hot air, not good for breathing. I usually turn on my humidifier at night. It keeps the air moist allowing for easier breathing. And if you get the flu, it will help a lot to overcome your sickness. Humidifiers can be bought at any pharmacy for about $40. At thrift stores for a lot less. You need to make sure it has a good spongy filter and use alkaline water. Which needs to be added every few days. Depending how high your setting is.

‘Letters to the Editor’ Cont. on Page 14

tinue my association with the program.

Went to Oceanside with Evelyn last week to see Marty Madison’’s new house. Marty is Evelyn's youngest son and one of the neatest people you'd ever meet. He found a home that is absolutely beautiful! Great suburban area in the area. Mountain Thunder Marty's been searching for awhile and he said when he walked into this place he felt a warmth, a 'coming home' feelWe felt it as well. ing. Beautiful, well maintained, plenty of room. In the back yard, of all things, is a yurt! Built of top quality heavy beams, the covering is canvas (a yurt is kind of like an Asian tee-pee). Wooden floors, plenty of light through a skylight. Kim, Marty's girl friend, will likely use it for yoga, meditation, and such. It also has a futon type bed so is handy as an additional guest room, one that kids or adults would both enjoy.

Really happy for Marty. He's never owned a home of his own and he's one of those guys that is always fixing things up and making them better. He'll be in his own element here. Not as close to the beach as his present rental is but he'll make do.

‘Man About Town’ Cont. on Page 5


‘Man About Town’ Cont. from Page 4

Elsewhere in this week’s edition of The Paper you’ll find a story about Dan Anaya, whom I referenced in last week’s column about insurance and how to deal with “Obamacare,” otherwise known as the Affordable Healthcare Act.

Unlike others, who bitch and moan about Obamacare, Dan has gotten certified to administer the plan, has studied it in depth, and has come up with creative solutions to use the ACA (Affordable Care Act) for the benefit of his clients. He has one client, for example, with a total household income of around $160,000. By following the guidelines to the letter, using allowable deductions, Dan managed to structure that client’s plan so that his client’s monthly health insurance premium was only $91! You can read the details on page 3.

I'm having members of my family go to Dan. He should be able to qualify each of them for premiums as low as $7 to $11 per month! If you’re interested, give Dan a jingle at 760.744-3600 ••••• Congratulations to those rascals at Showcase Moulding in

Low back pain can be a crippling experience. You might not be able to play golf, work, or even sit in the car for a 30-minute drive. And you may not be able to remember the last time you even had a restful night’s sleep.

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Escondido.

They’ve just celebrated their 10th anniversary.

Jim Foy and Craig Atkinson had been working for other companies, selling moulding of all sizes and descriptions when they thought there was a need in North County for a more diverse selection of moulding and that they could do a better job than their then-employer. And thus, Showcase Moulding was born. Both men had years of experience in lumber yards, working with all kinds of woods and wood products, as well as a broad spectrum of moulding. It seemed a natural and it was. They have a large following of both commercial and residential clients that call upon them for moulding needs. You can reach them at Showcase Moulding, 1233 Simpson Way Escondido, CA. (760) 735-8746. ••••• Evelyn is feeling a bit under the weather so we will probably not have a big Thanksgiving dinner at home and will opt to take her and some family members out to one of our favorite eateries for Thanksgiving.

‘Local News’ Cont. from Page 4

Council it appears that there is unanimous support for the proposed changes based on the council review of earlier submissions, which were very similar to the final product.

If the City Council approves the panel’s plan, Escondido will switch to district elections as part of the settlement agreement in a 2011 voting rights lawsuit claiming at-large elections have harmed Latinos. The settlement requires the city to have a majority-Latino district and the commission’s recommended boundaries meet that goal. The city’s urban core, under the proposed map, is bordered primarily by Escondido Creek, El Norte Parkway, Centre City Parkway and Citrus Avenue. This has a heavy Latino population. A second district would include the southern portion of the city’s urban core, the Old Escondido Historic District and the city’s southeastern neighborhoods.

Evelyn and I both wish you and yours a very enjoyable Thanksgiving. Bon apetit!

A third district would include the city’s northeastern and northwestern neighborhoods. And fourth and final district would include the southwestern portion of the city.

If you’ve heard about spinal decompression therapy, or always wanted to check it out and see how it might help your condition, now is the best time.

You’ll get to see everything first hand and find out if this treatment might be your disc/sciatica solution, like it has been for so many other patients.

may be a non-sugical solution to your treatment plan that hopefully will make you pain-free. sciatica and low back pain!

Spinal decompression therapy can create a decreased pressure within the disc that can allow the disc material to be pulled back into its normal position . . . and bring a fresh blood supply to promote healing.

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December 4th is the next time the proposed map will be reviewed, this time by the City Council. Under the consent decree, once the boundaries are established, Escondido must start using the new districts in the November 2014 election. The mayor, who fills the city’s fifth council position, will continue to be elected citywide. Each of the four council members would be in separate districts under the proposal, preventing them from having to run against each other to stay in office. Oceanside’s Retired Chief of Police Drawing $31,000 a Month

Police Chief Frank McCoy, recently retired from Oceanside, is drawing a pension of more than $16,000 per month and earning up to $15,000 per month in additional pay as an hourly city employee while officials search for his replacement.

McCoy agreed to stay on as an hourly employee until his replacement is found. He is bring paid nearly $93 an hour for the work and isn’t eligible for additional city benefits. City officials see no problem.

And the best part of this treatment is . . . No Dangerous Drugs and No Surgical Procedures!

Spinal decompression treatments are very gentle and are almost always painless. In fact, every once in a while, I What this means for you is that in just notice a patient sleeping during a treata matter of days or weeks, you could ment session. be back on the golf course, enjoying Call today and tell our receptionist that your love life, or traveling again. you would like to come in for the For a limited time, until August 8th, Special Spinal Decompression $25 will provide you all the services Evaluation. that normally cost $145! We can get started with your consultaWhat does this special limited time tion, examination, and X-rays (again, if offer include? Everything I normally indicated) as soon as there’s an opendo in my new patient evaluation. ing in the schedule. You’ll get: • An in-depth consultation where I Our office is called Heilman will listen . . really listen . . to the Chiropractic and we are located at 245 details of your case. W. El Norte Pkwy, # C Escondido, • A complete neuromuscular examina- CA. I look forward to helping you so tion. you can hopefully live a pain-free life. • X-rays (if indicated) Sincerely, • Review of your MRI, and • A report of findings that includes a Stephen Heilman, D. C.

Dr. Stephen Heilman

PS. One of the biggest myths about pain is that it will go away by itself, without any treatment.

A study in the British Medical Journal found that myth to be untrue, showing that 75% of back pain sufferers -- who do not seek treatment -- will have either pain or disability 12 months later.

Bottom line . . . if your pain has not gone away by now, it’s not likely to go away on its own. Life is too short to live in pain! Call 760.480-4480


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Evelyn Madison The Social Butterfly Email Evelyn at: thesocialbutterfly@cox.net Annual Garden of Lights to Feature Snow

The San Diego Botanic Garden will present its annual Garden of Lights holiday event from December 7th thru 23rd, and 26th thru 30th, from 5-9pm each day. This event brings your favorite elements of the winter season all to one location, where it transforms into a dazzling winter wonderland with over 100,000 sparkling lights illuminating the Garden for a magical holiday experience. It will be snowing at the Garden on December 7, 9, 11, 26, and 28, weather permitting. Bring your own disc or sled (no metal runners).

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The Last House

All that day we had not seen the sun, and as evening came on, the clouds grew heavier. A drizzle began which soon changed to a downpour. We had our first experience of a prairie schooner in the rain. I climbed back with Robert and Darius and, curled on the rolls of bedding, listened to the patter. "Don't touch the wagon top," Father said' "The canvas will leak if you do, wherever you touch it." Of course I tried the experiment and filled my sleeve with water. I didn't try it a second time.

Splashing along over the swampy ground listening to the beat of the rain was fun, but I wondered what kind of camp we could make that night.

Suddenly our wagon stopped. I sprang up to discover the reason. Father jumped down over the wheel and went to a house by the roadside, one of the very few houses we saw after leaving Omaha. Presently he came back and announced that we were to stay at the house that night.

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Live music will fill the air nightly from 6-8pm. A team of Belgian draft horses will provide wagon rides on December 14, 15, 18 thru 23, and 27 thru 30. Santa will greet young and old alike from December 7 to 23, from 5:30-8:30pm, in the Gazebo, providing photo opportunities. Children can create a variety of special holiday crafts to take home, in the Ecke Building, home to the Nutcracker Exhibit displaying a collection of over 50 Nutcrackers. Plus, December 26 – 30 a puppet show will take place each night. There are additional fees for some activities. Admission costs: Members, $8; non-members, adults, $14; seniors, active military, and students, $10; all children 3-12, $6; children 2 and under are free and parking is free. Memberships make unique gifts for the holidays. Contact JKastrup@SDBGarden.org for details. For more information about this event, contact Jodie Wiebusch at jwiebusch@SDBGarden.org or 760.436.3036, Ext. 224. Check the website at www.SDBGarden.org. Bonsall Woman’s Club to Hold Annual Christmas Tea

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We drove into a big barn and from there ran to the house, thankful for the warm fire that greeted us and the good roof, the last one we were to have over our heads for over four long months.

The next day dawned bright and clear. After a good breakfast, we started on, glad of the sunshine. As we left the Missouri River the ground became less swampy. It lay about us, a vast flat grassy plain. Father and Uncle Isaac, anxious to find the grass unspoiled for the horses, wanted to travel rapidly at first to leave the cattle trains behind.

After lunch that day Florence and I ran on ahead of the wagons. The road lay before us, a single straight track through thick, high grass. Something moving caught my eye. "Look!" I gasped, pointing in horror to the road ahead. Snakes were no novelty to me, but such a snake! Its head was in the grass on one side of the road and its tail in the grass on the other. All Florence saw was a quivering in the grass; she had not looked quickly enough. I caught her hand and we raced back to the wagons. "What's the trouble?" Uncle Isaac called as we ran to him.

"I saw a snake," I told him. "It was longer than the road is

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Annual Christmas Tea, to be held at the Pala Mesa Resort on Thursday, December 12, from 11am-3pm. The theme is “Santa’s Workshop.” The tables are individually decorated by the Woman’s Club members, using their own crystal and china; with customdesigned centerpieces, available for sale at the conclusion of the tea. Themed background music will be provided by Barbara Chahbazian Trio. The tea will include a variety of finger sandwiches and desserts. The main entertainment will be provided by the Norm Sullivan Middle School Show Choir. The entrance will be lined with decorated three-foot high Christmas trees and themed baskets of wine, chocolate,

wide."

He laughed and pulled us up over the wheel. "Seeing things a bit, I fancy," he said. "We'll get used to these little creatures before we reach Oregon." "It wasn't little," I said indignantly. "Wait till you see its track." When we reached the spot, he climbed out and looked at the track a moment, whistled softly and said: "I'll give it up. I think I'd have run myself." It was a day or two before I really enjoyed walking again. The Daily Train

Keeping ahead of the mule train, we traveled on for two or three days, Father often asking the horsemen who were coming and going between Omaha and the (to us unknown) West, for news of a horse train that we might join. He heard several times of the Daily Train that had crossed the Missouri a day ahead of us. At last one evening after traveling fast all day, we saw their camp ahead. For some reason, a fortunate circumstance for us, they had been delayed. We drove up and Father and uncle Isaac went into their camp to talk with their captain. While Tom and Chris were pitching our tent, the mule train arrived and stopped near us. I

gourmet cooking, art, jewelry, certificates for restaurants and services, and a money tree. You must be present to win any of the baskets or trees. There will be special items for sale, most are one-of-akind and make special gifts for the holidays. Also, there will be bone china tea cups filled with small plants or candy.

This is the primary fundraiser of the year for the Bonsall Woman’s Club, whose members come from all over North County and Southern Riverside County. All proceeds will benefit local charities. Charities receiving donations in the past are the Boys and Girls Clubs, San Diego Burn Institute, Foundation for Senior Care, Fallbrook Music Society, REINS (therapeutic horsemanship for the handicapped), and more. To make reservations, contact Diane Trappen at 760.723.7718. Cost is $50/person. You may send your check directly to Diane at P.O.Box 129, Fallbrook, CA 92088. Checks must be received by December 5th to

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saw some men leave the wagons and go over to the group where Father was talking.

It was such fun those days to get our tent pitched and our stove set up and our beds made that I soon forgot the consultation going on, in trying to help Mother. I had never worked very much at home, and now people seemed to find my help a bit doubtful. Three years before, I had been very ill, so ill, in fact, that though I had become strong again, I had not since grown at all, excepting, Carrie said, my eyes and yellow hair, which only frequent bobbing would keep in check. Always I had been sent out to play, as Father thought fresh air the best medicine for me. I had found the plan a very satisfactory one but now, as everything had to be done outdoors everything seemed like play.

Chris lifted our food box down from the front of the wagon, and Carrie built a fire in the Russian iron camp stove while Mother was peeling potatoes and parsnips. Soon they were steaming in iron pots on the stove, and some of our wild crab apples were simmering in the brass kettle. Then Mother made biscuits which baked

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ensure a seat. There will be a no-host bar. Pala Mesa is located at 2001 Old Highway 395, Fallbrook. This is a popular event so make reservations early. Santa is Coming to Town Early for Animals in Need

to 4pm, at the shelter, 3450 E. Valley Parkway. For a $10 donation to Humane Society animals, participants will receive a keepsake 4x6 photo; for an additional $10 they can get a CD with the digital file, just in time to create holiday cards with the entire family. Additional packages are available upon request. Walk-ins (and wag-ins) are welcome. Everyone can stop by the Holiday Boutique and bake sale at the shelter. There are still open vendor spaces available; $20 donation for a 10x10 booth space. For more info, call 760.888.2235 or log on to www.escondidohumanesociety.org. Meetings/Events Calendar

Santa and his helpers are making a special stop at the Escondido Humane Society on Saturday, December 7, to celebrate our four-legged friends. People can bring their pets, their children, and bring joy to the animals at EHS. Pet photos with Santa and the Holiday Boutique is from 10am

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The waiter, for some reason, took my order first. "I'll have the rump steak, rare, please." He said, "Aren't you worried about the mad cow?"

"Nah, she can order for herself." And that's when the fight started..... ••••• My wife and I were sitting at a table at her high school reunion, and she kept staring at a drunken man swigging his drink as he sat alone at a nearby table. I asked her, "Do you know him?" "Yes," she sighed,

"He's my old boyfriend. I understand he took to drinking right after we split up those many years ago, and I hear he hasn't been sober since." I said, "Who would think a person could go on celebrating that long?"

And then the fight started... ••••• When our lawn mower broke

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and wouldn't run, my wife kept hinting to me that I should get it fixed. But, somehow I always had something else to take care of first, the shed, the boat, making beer. Always something more important to me. Finally she thought of a clever way to make her point.

When I arrived home one day, I found her seated in the tall grass, busily snipping away with a tiny pair of sewing scissors. I watched silently for a short time and then went into the house. I was gone only a minute, and when I came out again I handed her a toothbrush. I said, "When you finish cutting the grass, you might as well sweep the driveway."

The doctors say I will walk again, but I will always have a limp. ••••• My wife sat down next to me as I was flipping channels. She asked, "What's on TV?" I said, "Dust."

And then the fight started... ••••• Saturday morning I got up early, quietly dressed, made my lunch, and slipped quietly into the garage. I hooked up the boat up to the van and pro-

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Armed Force Troops. Donations of razors, foot powder, wipes, large shampoos and conditioners are needed. Volunteers are asked to help pack boxes, and financial donations are needed to cover shipping costs; $30 sends one box. Each box contains 50 quart-size bags filled with goodies, enough for 50 individuals. Donors and volunteers can call the Elks Lodge at 760.433.1561 for more information. For more info about the Elks, send mail to 444 Country Club Lane, Oceanside, 92054; telephone 760.433.1561, ask for Sandee Murphy, Chairman of Hugs, or email to sandeem1@cox.net.

Learn to Propagate Plants at Alta Vista Gardens – Help is requested to care for the multitude of plants in the growing area; learn to propagate plants and pot new ones to help the garden grow at Alta Vista Gardens. This is real “hands-on,” which is the best way to learn. Bring gloves and clippers if you have them. The Gardens is located at the top of the hill in Brengle Terrace Park, 1270 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista. As you enter the gate, take the road to the right to enter the growing area. The helpers are called the “Grow Getters” and meet the first Sunday of every month at 9:30am. For more info, go to www.altavistagardens.org.

Woman’s Club Meeting Next Monday – The Woman’s Club of Escondido will meet on Monday, December 2, at 10:30am, at their Clubhouse at 751 N. Rose St., (corner of Mission Avenue), Escondido. The holiday program will start at 11:30 and be presented by the Polynesian entertainers Malia’s Makuahines. Also on the program will be the presentation of a hundred gift shoe boxes to Interfaith Community Services. The boxes were filled by members of the club for the homeless veterans at Interfaith. “Christmas at Enchanted Oaks,” a Club fundraising event will

Historically Speaking by Tom Morrow

The Birth of Israel One Version, Anyway

Ask five Jews and five Arabs how the birth of modern-day Israel unfolded and you’ll probably get 10 different versions. Here’s one that, hopefully, comes close to the mark.

Israel, as we know it today, was formed on May 14, 1948, by United Nations resolution. Long-time leader David BenGurion announced that “by virtue of the national and historic right of the Jewish people and the UN resolution, (We) hereby proclaim the establishment of the Jewish State in Palestine – to be called Israel.” The leaders of five Arab nations, Jordan, Lebanon,

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be held on Saturday, December 7th from 12noon to 5:30pm. The public is invited to tour the historic old home dressed in holiday finery, located at Citracado Parkway and Avenida Del Diablo. For information or tickets, call 760.746.1649. Donation is $5/adults; children under 6 are free. For the Monday meeting/program call 760.489.0579 for luncheon reservations. Business Women’s Group to Hold Holiday Party – The American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) local Soaring Eagles Holiday Party will be on Thursday, December 5, from 6-9pm, at the Intertwined Bistro and Wine Bar, 113 E. Grand Ave, Escondido. Menu choices include Stuffed Chicken with Goat Cheese/Mushroom Sauce or PepperHoney Salmon. RSVP with menu choice by December 2, with payment in advance by credit card or check. Cost is $40/person. RSVP to Sue Puffet at 760.822.2242 or abwamembership@gmail.com.

RB GOP Women’s Evening Meeting Planned – When the Rancho Bernardo Republican Women Federated’s satellite club, RBRWF After Hours, meets on Thursday, December 5, at 5:30pm, Bill King, an insurance specialist with William J. King Insurance Services, will explain how to navigate today’s Obamacare challenges and how to prepare for the future. The meeting will be at the Courtyard by Marriott Rancho Bernardo, 11611 Bernardo Plaza Court, Rancho Bernardo. Cost is $15/person and includes hors d’oeuvres buffet. Parking is free; invite a guest. Reservations required by Monday, December 2, or for more info, email Programs@rbrwf.org. Visit the website at rbrwf.org.

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Syria, Iraq, and of course Palestine, bitterly disagreed with the UN decree and the fighting began.

The build-up to the fierce conflict, which continues today, all began in the early 20th century. After World War I, Great Britain was given control of Palestine as a mandate from the League of Nations (the forerunner of present-day United Nations). Jews living in Palestine had been struggling for their own Jewish state to be situated within Palestine as early as the late 19th century. The Arabs, long settled in Palestine opposed such a state, and the British were unable to negotiate a settlement agreeable to both the Jews and the Arabs. So, after World War II, the British gave up and turned their mandate back to the newly-formed United Nations. Because of the brutality and the near extermination of the European Jewish people during World War II, demands for an independent nation increased dramatically throughout the world. Millions of dollars for support, primarily from Jews living in the United States, were sent to Israel for armament, supplies, equipment and other necessities for their survival.

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beautifully in the oven of our wonderful new stove, and fried bacon and prepared gravy. How good it all smelled.

Carrie got out the dishes, a thick china plate and cup for each of us, and a knife and fork and spoon. How glad we were before the journey's end for those china dishes and for the stove. The tin dishes used by many were very hard to keep right. With the stove Mother could stand up to cook instead of having to bend over a campfire with her face in the smoke. When I watched some of the other women, choking in the fumes of the fires, their backs bent until they must have felt ready to break, I often thought, "I'm glad my mother doesn't have to cook that way." Our stove, too, burned very little wood, and on the treeless prairies, that was a great advantage.

When Father returned, everything was ready for our plates to be filled. We sat on the ground to eat. Father seemed much pleased. "It is all settled," he said. "We have joined this train. Mr. Daily, the captain, said they are glad to have us. They want all the men they can get. The mule train will travel with us, too, so we are with a very big train now and the big trains are the safe ones."

While we were eating we heard a disturbance in the direction of the road and saw another group of wagons arriving. Later in the evening when Father let me go with him through the big camp, I heard some men talking of the new party. "they are a mighty fine crowd to have with us," a man was saying. "Twenty extra men, if the Indians are troublesome, will be good to have around." "Where are they going?" another asked.

"To the mines near Boise. Most of them have been soldiers in the Union Army. Lucky they happened along. We have so many women and children with us." I quite agreed with the man. Soldiers would be good to have with us if the Indians were bad.

When we walked past their wagons I noticed that they had no tents. One man was playing jig tunes on a fiddle and another was telling a story that I very much wanted to hear. They seemed a happy party. During the whole trip that group of young men with their songs and stories and fiddles was an extremely popular section of the train. Many a difficulty they turned into a mere laughing matter.

When we returned to the tent, Florence and her mother and little two-year-old sister, Eoline, were sitting on the ground talking to Mother.

"We saw something," she said. "We saw an Indian. He didn't look very clean and he didn't wear many clothes. He just stood around and stared at Major. He didn't know what to think of his funny nose. Major didn't like him either. I wish he'd bite him. I don't like Indians."

"Major won't give them much of a chance to disturb our things if they want to," Father said. Major seemed to know what was being said and laid his flat nose on Father's knee to have his ears pinched. We were used to seeing people stare at him; a double-nosed pointer was not a common dog. He was a delightful playmate and we were proud of him. Father said he was a wonderful hunter as well as a good watchdog. The next morning as we were climbing into the wagons, Florence said, "Look, there is that Indian again. Look at Major." The dog was standing at the horses' heads, growling deep in his throat. He looked so vicious that we all laughed. The Indian was clad only in a breechclout, and carried a bow and arrows. He was the first one I saw on the plains. He stood looking wonderingly at Major's queer nose. When Father started the horses, the dog smoothed his hair and trotted away ahead of the wagon. The Indian

Not until we were lined out along the road did I realize the size of our train. Three hundred white-topped wagons stretched far out across the prairie. Very pretty they looked in the sunshine following the thread of road through the green grass. Riding back along the length of the train was a dark-faced, trim-looking man on a beautiful bay horse. He was looking closely at the wagons. As he passed he lifted his hat and very pleasantly said, "Good Morning." Father answered him, then said to us, "That is Mr. George, the scout for the daily train." "What does he do?" I asked.

"Oh, he will choose our camp grounds and find water, and decide what roads to follow. He is our guide and plainsman. We are like a little army and he and Captain Daily are our officers. A fine sort they seem, too."

"If we are an army, some of us won't be very good soldiers, I'm afraid," Florence said. "Charlie here couldn't do much with a gun." We all laughed at the idea of a baby fighting Indians.

"We don't need to fear Indians from present indications," Father said. "it has been a long time since they were troublesome. These fellows wandering around might steal something, but we don't need to fear them."

While we were eating our lunch that day, the Indian we had seen watching Major rode into camp again and sat on his pony looking at the dog. When Father had finished eating, he dismounted, came up to him and asked, "His nose hurt? Knife? Cut?" He pointed to Major's nose and to his own. Father laughed. "Oh, no," he said. "He's a double-nosed pointer. His nose isn't split. Their noses are always like that." “What he good for?"

"He's a good watchdog. Can't you see that you'd better keep away from him?" Major bristled and growled every time the Indian moved toward him. "You sell him? Give pony." He pointed to his horse. "No," Father said, "he's too valuable to eat."

"No eat!" exclaimed the Indian. "No eat! No-o-o! No-o-o-o! Keep dog. No eat him. Keep him. You sell him? Give pony." "No," Father said, "I don't need a pony and I do need the dog." "He hunt?" asked the Indian.

"Yes, he's a good bird dog, but I won't sell him." "Give two ponies."

"No, no I need the dog and I don't need the ponies. He doesn't like you, anyway." Father turned away and called Derby and Prince. They left the grass they were cropping and came to be hitched to the wagon. The Indian stood about for a moment longer, then sprang onto his pony and rode away.

"Major wouldn't be of much use to him," Winfield said as he put away the lunch box. "He'd like to bite him." "I wish he would bite him. I'm afraid he will steal him." Robert gave him some scraps from the lunch and really seemed afraid we would lose him. "You don't need to worry. No one would want him long with the disposition he shows when he does not like people." "Yes," Robert argued, "but they do steal, and they might get him."

"Major can take care of himself. We always have him with us anyway." The wagons were ready, so we started on. The

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next day at noon the Indian was back, this time with two ponies to trade for the dog. When Father refused, he rode off looking very solemn. Robert was more anxious than ever, though Father assured him that Major was safe. That night he was at our camp with four ponies, little, rangy, spotted beasts that we could have no use for. Again, Father refused and the Pawnee rode off shaking his head. As he disappeared among the wagons I heard shouts of "Whoa! Whoa! Whoa, there!" accompanied by the sounds of a fighting horse. Chris Halligan, braced backward, his feet dragging stiffly on the ground in front, was trying desperately to hold a big stallion, one of Father's horses which had charged the Indian. The widespread mouth and big wicked teeth were within a foot of the Indian's head as the horse tried viciously to reach him. In spite of Chris's efforts, it looked as if another Indian would be scalped. Someone sprang to help hold the horse, and how that Indian ran!

When the laughter had subsided, Father said, "That ought to keep him away. He doesn't seem popular with our animals. I don't see what he wants of the dog anyway. Major certainly doesn't like him any better than the horse does. Whenever an Indian comes around, boys," he continued, "Warn him about that horse. He makes too much trouble." And so they men did. Whenever a red man appeared, he was told to look out for the horse, a very necessary warning for both the Indian and for us. The very smell of an Indian drove the horse frantic.

The next day, however, the Pawnee was back, though this time he kept a wary eye out for trouble. He offered five horses, then six, seven, ten. Finally Father said, "No, it doesn't matter how many horses you offer, or what you offer. I won't sell the dog. You havent' anything I need and I do need the dog. I won't sell him at all." The Indian left then, his face very sullen. Robert watched him anxiously. "I hope he will stay away, now," he said. "I don't like his hanging around." We never saw him again. A few mornings later, however, when Robert called Major, he did not come. We called and whistled in vain and looked for him for days. Many tears were shed for our pet, tears not only for our loss, but for Major's troubles also. He hated Indians so thoroughly that some very unfair advantage must have been taken of him, otherwise he could not have been stolen.

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Our loss was not soon forgotten, though the strangeness of our surroundings kept us busy with unexpected experiences. Three Springs

One day we saw a strange cavalcade moving across the prairie. While they were still too far away for us children to see the nature of the train, we were watching it excitedly. As they drew nearer we saw a long line of Indian ponies, little wiry half-wild beasts loaded with, well, what not?

"Moving day for sure," Father said." "Where are they going? Why are they moving?" I asked.

"They are going to meet the buffalo herds as they come from the south," he explained, "And to follow them as they go north. They do that every year. They will follow them until they have meat to last most of the summer. In the fall they will meet them again and follow them toward the south."

We were watching a band of Pawnees moving, and a funny moving day it was. The long line of ponies, so long that we could never see them all at once, trailed over the plain. Bareback riders, their dirty blankets flapping, were herding the laden horses. Indian carry-alls, two long poles fastened one on either side of a pony, the long ends dragging on the ground behind, were loaded with valuables. Skins, tepees, lodge-poles, baskets and bundles of all descriptions, babies in their queer cradles, sick people in their beds, any too old or too young or too weak to sit on a horse, were loaded onto these queer vehicles, fastened in some way and dragged clattering and bouncing over the ground. Hanging in baskets slung on either side of a pony to balance were many children. Very funny they looked, too, peeping over the basket rims at us, but I sup-

pose that we looked just as strange to them. We watched them delightedly as they trailed past, I was glad, however, that I was not a sick Indian.

After we reached the sand hills that bordered the Platte River, we camped one night at a place that the scout said was called Three Springs. Within one hundred yards of each other were three big pools of delicious water. It was a beautiful camping spot. The sandhills about the green valley floor were covered with what looked like flaming red and yellow flowers. As soon as the wagons stopped, we children, Robert, Florence and I, ran across the grassy meadow-like bottom to gather the flowers. When we reached them we found that they were not flowers but the thick, fleshy leaves of a plant that grew about a foot in height. The waxy leaves were beautiful from a distance, but not pretty to pick.

Disappointed about our flowers, we ran on over the hills. The place was so lovely and the evening so pleasant that we wandered far. Though dusk was beginning to gather and coyotes were howling here and there, we played on. Knowing the coyote well, we had no thought of fear. Suddenly, however, another sound startled us. The long mournful howl of a big gray wolf wailed across the prairies. With one accord, play forgotten, we started for camp. We had wandered farther than we had thought. It seemed we ran for miles before we reached the wagons and felt safe once more. We had often been told not to go far away; such advice was not needed again for many a day.

At Three Springs was the first sutler's camp that we saw on the road. A brown circular tent housed a tiny store where provisions, medicines and liquors could be bought. The man had stopped following the army in the Civil War campaigns and with his little tent and wagon now catered to the emigrant trains. In his stock Father said

he saw quantities of beads and other trinkets for trade with the Indians. We grew accustomed to seeing these little stores, but I don't think we ever had to buy anything from them.

Occasionally as we traveled we would overtake another train and travel with them for a day or two; then, as our train was a fast one, we would leave them behind. Again we would rest the horses for a day and do washing or other work we could not do well while traveling. At such times a train might overtake us. Gradually, however, we drew away from the other trains. We had started early in April that we might find the grass fresh for our

horses, and the men were anxious to keep that advantage all the way to Oregon. Of course,

numbers of trains were ahead of ours, but we always found good pasture. A pleasant thing about being early, too, was the absence of dust. We were free from the clouds that surrounded later trains and made breathing hard and camping unpleasant. Quicksand

As the waters of the Platte River were high at that season of the year, fording was not safe and we stayed on the north bank. Later in the season emigrants saved many miles of travel by fording and re-fording the river. One evening after our camp had been made we saw the

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Homer and his wife Mandy homestead in Montezuma Valley near Ranchita. Homer scratches out a living working as a ranch hand and doing odd jobs. Mandy runs their small chicken ranch and supplements income by making apple dolls and other crafts for the tourist traps in Julian. It’s a hard life and they both show it. Homer is wiry, rawboned and tough as leather. Mandy’s thin face has the drawn, careworn look of someone who is accustomed to scrimping and doing without. She almost never smiles and usually follows quietly behind her “I’ll do all the talkin” husband.

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On Thanksgiving, we gather with family and friends to share a meal and reflect on the year. As Californians we have many things to be thankful for. We are fortunate to live in a state that can claim cultural, academic, geographic, economic, agricultural, and entrepreneurial diversity. This composition is what makes California unique.

To better represent our unique state, the legislature should work to remove barriers to prosperity and allow diversity in California to flourish. Too often new laws add regulations that prevent growth and eliminate opportunities for success. Instead of overregulation, the legislature should show its

Homer opened the door and walked in. Mandy was a couple of steps behind him lugging their old desktop PC. “Well I reckon its time to upgrade Ole Bessie,” he said cheerfully, “It works just fine fer me but Mandy says she needs Windows 7 fer her new quiltin program. I reckon we can use Mandy’s saved up egg money to upgrade Ole Bessie to Windows 7.”

We booted up “Bessie,” a PC we’d built for them in 2006. To upgrade to Win 7 would require changing out most of the components. I explained to Homer that an upgrade would cost nearly as much as a new one. I told him that they’d be better off taking a hundred dollar trade in on it and getting a new one.

“Well,” said Homer, “I guess computers is about the same as women. You’re money ahead gitten a new one rather than to tryin to keep the old one up. It’s a shame they don’t give ya no trade in on em,” Homer chuckled. I glanced over at Mandy. Her tired face showed no reaction.

to get a notebook this time so I can use it anywhere in the house.” Homer looked surprised at first and then he turned to me and said, “Mandy’s right, if we git a laptop I can carry it around in my pick-up and use it everywhere” We showed them several PCs and they picked out a fifteeninch ruby-red ACER notebook with carry bag and mouse for $595.

“With the trade on Ole Bessy that’ll come to $495 plus tax, right?” said Homer. I nodded. Homer grinned an rubbed his hands together, “Alright Mandy, pay the man and lets git this puppy home so I can see how it works.”

Mandy stepped up to the

counter and pulled a wad of money from her apron pocket. She silently counted the crumpled bills carefully smoothing each one. I looked over at Homer “Would you like to have your files copied over from Ole Bessy to your new computer?” I asked. Homer started to nod his head but Mandy raised her hand in front of him. “That won’t be necessary. I’ll pay full price because we’re not trading in Homer’s computer. Like he said, Bessy works just fine for him so I won’t be needing Homers old files in my new computer” Mandy pushed the stack of bills across the counter. Her pale blue eyes sparkled and her sweet smile lit up the room.

Mandy spoke quietly. “I’d like

gratitude by implementing policies that stop government intrusion and support the needs of constituents. I believe we can accomplish this by setting new goals and asking for constituent input.

What do you think the state’s goals should be for the new year? I want to know. Please come share your thoughts at my Holiday Open House on December 3rd from 2:00-5:00pm at my Carlsbad district office. You can RSVP by phone (760) 931-2455 or by email at senator.wyland@senate.ca.gov.

Senator Mark Wyland represents the people of the 38th Senate District, which includes Rancho Bernardo, Carlsbad, Oceanside, San Marcos, Escondido, and Vista.

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are number two in acreage devoted to guavas, pomegranates, limes and macadamias, number Southern California’s huge three in honey production. urban population, which We rank fifth in lemons, includes the growing cities ninth in strawberries and of Temecula, San Marcos tenth in egg-laying hens. and Escondido, often tends Add Temecula’s Wine to obscure the fact that the Country to the mix and we 75th Assembly District are truly a unique and remains a thriving agricul- agriculturally diverse tural region of major region, unlike any other. national significance. Agriculture is Thriving in the 75th Assembly District

According to data from the San Diego County Farm Bureau, San Diego County’s $5.1 billion agricultural economy ranks as the 12th largest in the United States, despite the fact that we have more small farms and part-time farmers than any other county. We are the number one producer of avocados and nursery crops, a major reason I was an early advocate for a plan to use Escondido’s recycled water for irrigation. We

In short, agriculture is an essential part of our region’s economy. Protecting this asset is a major reason I joined the Bipartisan Rural Caucus, a group of legislators who try to achieve consensus on issues facing California’s rural areas. Some have suggested the Rural Caucus should not include an Assemblywoman from Southern California. A tour of the 75th Assembly District would quickly change their minds.


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Escondido • Mayor Sam Abed ‘TIS THE SEASON

Kick off the holiday season this year with three free celebrations:

Annual Holiday Tree Lighting & Winter Wonderland Saturday, December 7, 2013 3-8 p.m. California Center for the Arts, Escondido

This annual event has become a Center favorite and a holiday tradition for families in North County and beyond. Kick off the Holiday with the lighting of the tree, art activities, costumed entertainers, special visit with the man from up North, and a playground filled with real snow! For more information visit www.artcenter.org Escondido Jaycees 63rd Annual Christmas Parade Saturday, December 14, 2013

9:30 a.m. Broadway (Between Escondido High and Grape Day Park)

This beloved Escondido tradition attracts tens of thousands of spectators each year from everywhere in San Diego County. This year’s theme is “Christmas across the Galaxy.” Christmas on Maple Saturday, December 14, 2013 10a.m. – 4 p.m. Maple Street Plaza

Highlights include: Unique holiday vendors, cookie decorating (courtesy of the merchants of Downtown), visit with Santa and free teddy bears (courtesy of Design Moe Kitchen & Bath) while supplies last, letters to Santa Mailbox and children's crafts (courtesy of Home Depot), professional photo shoot with Santa, caroling, dance performances and more. For more information visit www.escondidoevents.com

Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter Shop Safely During the Holidays

Stay safe while shopping and when you are out and about during the holidays. Following are tips to keep safe. Be sure to report any suspicious activity you observe to security or call law enforcement. Have a safe and happy holiday season.

1. Be extra careful. Stay alert and be aware of your surroundings. 2. When walking to your car, have keys out and ready. 3. Lock the car, close the windows. 4. Park in a high-trafficked area.

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It’s “Christmas Tree Lane” Time – Get your holiday shopping done and have a great time in one glorious afternoon of fun, fashion and champagne at the 2013 Christmas Tree Lane benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego. The event will be on Friday, December 6, starting at 11am, at the Escondido Center for the Arts, 340 N. Escondido Blvd, Escondido. Co-hosted by Laura Cain of the Jeff & Jer Show and Carlo Cecchetto of KFMB News 8, the Vintage Glam Wonderland event features tree viewing, boutique show and shopping, live music and champagne, live and silent auctions, luncheon and fashion show. Prices are $125/individual show seat, Show table of 10/$1200; Runway table of 10/$1300; and Premier Runway table of 10/$1400. Make payments to “Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego” and register securely online at SDYouth.org/CTL.aspx. Holiday Craft Show Boutique in Carlsbad – The La Costa Canyon High School Foundation will be pre-

5. Do not leave packages visible in the car. If you return to your vehicle to unload purchases, move the car to another parking space afterward. 6. Supervise children at all times. If you feel you will be distracted while shopping, arrange for a babysitter. 7. Watch out for loiterers near your car. Ask a security guard for assistance. 8. Avoid parking next to vans, trucks with campers, or vehicles with darkened windows. 9. Avoid carrying large amounts of cash: pay by check, credit or debit card. 10. Avoid overloading yourself with packages. It is important to have clear visibility and freedom of motion.

senting a Holiday Craft Show Boutique on Saturday, December 7, from 9am-3pm at La Costa Canyon High School, One Maverick Way, La Costa, Carlsbad. Activities include pictures with Santa, live holiday music, fun balloon sculptures, free sample massages, arts & crafts demos and hundreds of unique crafts and artisan gifts. Interested vendors email catalystchristy@gmail.com.

Holiday “Winter Fantasy” Luncheon for Rady Children’s Hospital – On Saturday, December 7, the North County Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary invites you to attend the 32nd Annual Holiday Luncheon. Check in at 10:30; lunch at 12noon, at the Shadowridge Country Club, 1980 Gateway Drive, Vista. The event includes a Holiday Boutique, Epicurean Delights featuring homemade delicacies, silent auction, opportunity prize drawings. Donation requested is $45/person, reservations required, with choice of chicken or grilled salmon. Proceeds to purchase a Telemedicine Robot for Rady Children’s Hospital. For info and reservations, call Marilyn Herde

San Marcos • Mayor Jim Desmond Keep the Green in the Holiday Season

There are several things you can do this holiday season to keep the green in San Marcos --- and I’m not just talking about shopping local, although that is important. Every time you make a purchase in San Marcos, a portion of the sales tax stays here for important services like fire protection, law enforcement and community programs.

But this week, I’m talking about sustainability. For instance, try to minimize waste when buying gifts by bringing your own reusable

shopping bag for purchases. Better yet, give environmentally friendly gifts that do not need wrapping like tickets to movies, concerts, gift certificates, houseplants or other things that do not come in packages.

You can reduce your electricity use by using LED lights, which use 90 percent less energy than traditional decorative lights. And consider using reusable cups, plates and silverware at your holiday parties instead of disposable ones to cut down on trash production. For more ways to keep the green in the holiday season, visit www.earth911.com

Oceanside • Mayor Jim Wood 2014 Oceanside Chamber of Commerce Directory

The 2014 Oceanside Chamber of Commerce Directory & Community Guide is now in production and getting ready to be published in February 2014! Each year the Chamber publishes the directory as a way of promoting the local businesses and individual community members who support this great organization. Besides highlighting our local businesses and professional individuals, the publication includes sections that outline local attractions, healthcare providers, educational resources, economic development and more. In at 760.743.8928 or Lucy Johnson, 760.741.2000, lucymjohnson@sbcglobal.net.

“Talent for the Troops” – This concert, featuring acclaimed Jazz Artists, Michael Paulo and the Pizarro Brothers, will be held on Saturday, December 7th, from 79:30pm, at the Social Hall at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, 6628 Santa Isabel St., Carlsbad. This event is fundraiser for the Veteran’s Association of North County (VANC). These talented musicians have appeared in other local areas, and the Pizarro Brothers perform at San Diego’s Ronald McDonald House every Monday night. Advanced tickets are $25/person or $30 at the door. Brought to you by W.I.N. Consulting and sponsored by Hoehn Carlsbad. A Holiday Harmony Chorus - The Pacific Belles Chorus, a Chapter of Sweet Adeline’s International, invites you to begin your holidays with “A Holiday Harmony Happening!” The Chorus show will be on Saturday, December 7th, at 1pm, at the Escondido Senior Center

the coming 2014 issue, the editorial section will also include more information on the history of our community (celebrating our 125th anniversary!), arts and culture, parks and recreation, and additional resources for Seniors. So whether you are a business or an individual interested in supporting this great outlet of information, be sure to contact Scott Ashton, the Chamber’s Sales & Marketing Director, who has been publishing the annual directory since 1997. Per Scott, though digital communications and availability of information on the Web has grown in recent years, the directory has remained a favorite with the public and its advertisers. So get involved and contact Scott today at (760) 722-1534.

(formerly Joslyn Senior Center), 210 East Park Avenue, Escondido. The performance will include many holiday favorites in 4-part a cappella harmony plus entertainment from several quartets. A festive Christmas atmosphere will include holiday music, a “homemade” bake sale, refreshments, and much more. Bring your family and friends and join us to start your holiday spirit in song. Donations are $15/person and $5 for children 12 and under. For more information, call 760.931.7980 or 760.599.4717.

Horticulture Club Meeting at MiraCosta College - The MiraCosta Horticulture Club will meet at 12noon Saturday, December 7th at the Aztlan Room in the Student Union at MiraCosta College for a Holiday Potluck and Gift Exchange Party. Turkey and ham will be provided by the club; everyone should bring a dish to complement that. The gift exchange will follow after lunch.

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Page 14 - November 28, 2013 ‘Chuckles’ Cont. from Page 7

ceeded to back out into a torrential downpour. The wind was blowing 50mph, so I pulled back into the garage, turned on the radio, and discovered that the weather would be bad all day.

I went back into the house, quietly undressed, and slipped back into bed. I cuddled up to my wife's back; now with a different anticipation, and whispered, "The weather out there is terrible." My loving wife of 5 years replied, "And, can you believe my stupid husband is out fishing in that?" And that's how the fight started... ••••• My wife was hinting about what she wanted for our upcoming anniversary. She said, "I want something shiny that goes from 0 to 150 in about 3 seconds."

I bought her a bathroom scale. And then the fight started...... ••••• After retiring, I went to the Social Security office to apply for Social Security.

The woman behind the counter asked me for my driver's license to verify my age. I looked in my pockets and realized I had left my wallet at home. I told the woman that I was very sorry, but I would have to go home and come back later. The woman said, 'Unbutton your shirt'. So I opened my shirt revealing my curly silver hair.

She said, 'That silver hair on your chest is proof enough for me' and she processed my Social Security application.

When I got home, I excitedly told my wife about my experience at the Social Security office. She said, 'You should have dropped your pants. You might have gotten disability too.' And then the fight started... ••••• My wife was standing nude, looking in the bedroom mirror.

She was not happy with what she saw and said to me,

"I feel horrible; I look old, fat and ugly. I really need you to pay me a compliment.' I replied, "Your eyesight's damn near perfect."

And then the fight started........ ••••• I rear-ended a car this morning...the start of a REALLY bad day! The driver got out of the other car, and he was a DWARF!!

He looked up at me and said 'I am NOT Happy!'

So I said, 'Well, which one ARE you then?' That's how the fight started. ••••• The Ocean - as Perceived by Kids

1) - This is a picture of an octopus. It has eight testicles. (Kelly, age 6) 2) - Oysters' balls are called pearls. (Jerry, age 6)

3) - If you are surrounded by ocean, you are an island. If you don't have ocean all round you, you are incontinent. (Mike, age 7) 4) - Sharks are ugly and mean, and have big teeth, just like Emily Richardson. She's not my friend any more. (Kylie, age 6)

5) - My uncle goes out in his boat with 2 other men and a woman and pots and comes back with crabs. (Millie, age 6)

6) - When ships had sails, they used to use the trade winds to cross the ocean. Sometimes when the wind didn't blow the sailors would whistle to make the wind come. My brother said they would have been better off eating beans. (William, age 7) 7) - Mermaids live in the ocean. I like mermaids. They are beautiful and I like their shiny tails, but how on earth do mermaids get pregnant? Like, really? (Helen, age 6) 8) - I'm not going to write about the ocean. My baby brother is always crying, my Dad keeps yelling at my Mom, and my big sister has just got pregnant, so I can't think what to write. (Amy, age 6)

9) - Some fish are dangerous. Jellyfish can sting. Electric eels can give you a shock. They have to live in caves under the sea where I think they have to plug themselves in to chargers. (Christopher, age 7)

10) - When you go swimming in the ocean, it is very cold, and it makes my willy small. (Kevin, age 6) 11) - The ocean is made up of water and fish. Why the fish don't drown I don't know. (Bobby, age 6)

Lady is the Pet of the Week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society in Encinitas. She’s a 5 year old, 19 pound, Spayed, Female, Cocker Spaniel.

After taking Lady home for a “sleepover” an RCHS care provider said, “Lady came inside and politely touched noses with my cat. She plopped down on the dog bed and quietly watched me make dinner. Slept mostly through the night and occasionally snores lightly. I love this dog!” The $145 adoption fee for Lady includes up to date vaccines, veterinary exam, spay, and microchip. If you can't adopt right now, consider sponsoring a pet until it’s adopted. Meet your new cat, dog, or rabbit at Rancho Coastal Humane Society, 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas. Adoption hours are 11 to 5 Wednesday through Monday. For more information call 760753-6413.

‘Tom Morrow’ Cont. from Page 7

The UN partitioned Palestine in 1948, forming a specific territory for the Jewish people. With that action, war ensued, with Israeli freedom fighters capturing land beyond their UN partitioned territory, thus increasing Israel’s holdings. Some 600,000 Palestinian Arabs were left homeless and forced into refugee camps situated in Lebanon, Gaza, Jordan, and Syria.

While Palestinian Jews and Arabs had lived peaceably side-by-side for many years, the UN decree set one against the other and the turmoil has continued since 1948.

Ironically, it is the Palestinians now who are demanding their own state, which is not unlike the struggle the Jews had endured for their own state prior to 1948. The two peoples have been fighting each other since the UN decree with no peaceable or workable agreement in sight. Most of the middle-eastern nations, except Egypt, have refused to recognize Israel and their right to exist. In 1978, Israel signed a peace agreement with Egypt, which has lasted to the present day.

In 1947, the Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest extant Hebrew docu-

Jewels is an 11-month-old spayed female bunny, ID 75718. Jewels is a darling bunny girl with cute white markings and beautiful blue eyes. She is a volunteer and staff favorite due to her sweet, cuddly personality and has been described as a dainty little princess. Jewels might enjoy having a sweet, neutered bunny boyfriend, or she could just remain a single girl and soak up all your attention. Jewels is available for adoption at the Escondido Humane Society, 3450 E. Valley Parkway. Her $45 adoption fee includes spay, microchip and vet exam. For more information, call (760) 888-2247 or log on to www.escondidohumanesociety.org. The Escondido Humane Society Adoption Center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. ments, are discovered in Wadi Qumran. The scrolls date back to 1 c.e. In 1948, Mohandas Gandhi of India is assassinated.

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scout riding out into the river to see if a crossing could safely be made. Florence and I, with many others, watched him as the beautiful bay waded deeper and deeper into the water. Suddenly the horse began to flounder. Instantly Mr. George turned him and he quickly regained his footing and waded to the bank. "We won't try it," the scout said. "Better to travel a few days longer than to take the risk. There's quicksand there." Later in the evening a small train that had been traveling with us for a day or two drove past us and headed toward the river. Mr. Daily and Mr. George hurried to them. "Are you thinking of trying it?" Mr. Daily asked. "Yes, we'll camp on the other side and save that big bend tomorrow. This is a good ford."

"I just tried it and found quicksand," Mr. George said. "It is very unsafe. I don't like to see you take such a chance." "Where did you go in?" asked one of the men.

"Out there, following that sand bar," Mr. George pointed. "The quicksand is very bad, you'd have a poor chance of getting across. " "We'll go upstream a bit," the man said, and followed by the other wagons, eight or ten of them, he drove into the water.

The river there, swollen by melted snows, was perhaps three hundred yards wide. Near the middle stood a small island. We watched them anxiously as they tried to follow the upper edge of the sand bar and pass above the island. They got on well, though the water was deep for fording, until they were nearly across.

Suddenly the leading team went down. We couldn't see them very well from the distance, but presently a man was on the bank. Somehow he got his horses out. By that time the other teams were floundering. Powerless to help, we watched them. One team, cut loose from the wagon, swam ashore, and a man swam out and fastened a rope to the end of the wagon tongue. Then with his horses he drew the floating wagon to the land. By this time most of the teams were swimming or struggling in the quicksand. Ropes were carried from the bank by swimming men, tied to the struggling teams, and with help from the men and horses on shore, they were finally all rescued. As the last wagon was drawn up the bank, a cheer rang across the water. We waved our congratulations. A

tragedy had been narrowly averted.

I heard Mr. George say as he left the bank, "We'll keep to the north side. That sort of thing won't do." One morning as we were hurrying to break camp and get started, I ran into the tent to roll up our bedding. We girls slept in a little room curtained off from the main part of the tent. As I shook the blankets apart and began folding them, getting them ready to roll, something dropped from the one I was holding - a slim reddish-brown creature about three inches long, with many, many legs. It darted wildly about and crawled under a blanket. I screamed for Father. He came running, carrying the hatchet with which he happened to have been working. Uncle Isaac and the others followed him. Father pulled back the blanket, and when he saw the thing, he chopped it in two with the hatchet. I screamed anew, for the ends ran, one each way, trying, I thought, to find each other and join together again. Father mashed them into bits too small to wiggle and told us it was a centipede and it might have stung us badly. Though I knew it was probably the only one I should see, it was hard to go to bed for a long time. A centipede is a poor bedfellow and I always fancied one was crawling in to keep me company. A few days later Florence awoke one morning and complained that her jaws were sore. Father looked at her when she came to breakfast and said, "So! You are taking your turn, are you?"

"I don't know what you mean," Florence answered.

"You will have to be my girl for sure for a while. If you haven't a nice case of mumps, I never saw one." Father went over and talked a moment with Uncle Isaac and Aunt Caroline. They all came back together and, after looking at Florence's jaws, decided it would be best for her to stay with us entirely until she was well. Little Eoline was the only one of us all who had not had the mumps and it was not necessary to expose her.

Florence slept with me at night and rode in our wagon, holding her poor sore jaws with her hands and trying hard not to feel the jar of the wagon. It was a poor time to choose for that ailment, and though we made her as comfortable as possible, she had some unhappy days. An Indian’s Breakfast

At night now, when we camped, we always corralled the wagons. They were arranged in a big circle, the

tongue of each wagon run under the rear of the wagon ahead to form a stockade. The tents were set up inside the circle, and after the horses had grazed as long as possible, they were tied to the wagon wheels, outside usually; but if there seemed any danger, inside of the corral. With guards set outside, we felt safe. After we had finished breakfast one morning, Mother was packing our lunch while Tom and Chris rolled up the tent. She had baked a big pan of biscuits which were to be the major portion of our noon meal that day. I was supposed to be putting away the dishes but was too busy watching a big Indian to work very fast.

He was going from tent to tent saying something to each group. Wherever he went he was received with a shake of the head and an evident refusal of some request. His face was growing more and more sullen. We had camped that night a little apart from the rest of the wagons and our party was the last to be approached. He had been refused by every other family, all of whom had been too busy to give him time or attention. As he came to us he pointed to Mother's biscuits and said, "How! Indian hungry."

"Give him his breakfast, Emily," Father said, and Mother filled a tin plate with the biscuits and set a plate of leftover hotcakes and a can of sorghum molasses on the oilcloth that was still spread on the ground for a tablecloth.

After pouring molasses over the biscuits, he squatted on the ground with the plate in his hand and began to eat, while we children stood around and watched him. Though he ate with his fingers, we were surprised to see how nicely he did it. He wasn't mussy, but such an amount as he ate! We watched him with wonder. He finished the biscuits and the pile of hot cakes, then pointed to the pan of bread, which Mother, thinking he might want more, had not put away. She set the pan before him and he ate and ate until all the bread for lunch, a lunch for ten people, too, was gone except two biscuits. Then he looked at Mother and pointed at the biscuits. "Papoose hungry," he said. "Take to papoose?" Mother said, "Yes, take it if you want to."

He broke open a biscuit, poured molasses over it, opened the front of his dirty buckskin shirt and thrust it inside.

Then he pointed to the other

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biscuit and said, "Squaw hungry."

"Yes," Mother nodded. "Take it too." A second molasses-covered biscuit went inside his shirt against his brown body. Then he rose, gave a pull at his buckskin trousers and said, "Thank you. Good."

He looked around for Father, who was now waiting for him to go so we could follow the train, which was beginning to move away. He shook Father's hand and Mother's, then looked around at us children. "Your papooses?" he asked. "Indian see all?"

Father said, "Yes, they are all mine," and pointed us out to him, including Florence as his little girl. He shook us all by the hands, even little Charlie. He looked at us all sharply again as if he meant to remember us. Once more he said, "Thank you. Good," and went to where a pony was grazing. We had to build a fire at noon that day and we laughed a good deal about our short rations and the delicious lunch the squaw and papoose were to have. We didn't envy them those biscuits. Little did we dream, however, of the importance to us of having gained the favor of that dirty Sioux warrior. It was not the last time we were to see him. The Scare

The road wound along the Platte, generally within sight of the river, though occasionally the stream was hidden by sand hills. One day in those rolling hills occurred an incident which was to me, perhaps to us all, the most alarming event of our long journey. Father's team chanced to be leading the train. About noon we drove into a valley perhaps a half mile in width and two miles in length. The valley bottom was grassy and we found a good pool of water. Father stopped and turned his horses loose to graze. The other drivers did likewise, but instead of driving up and joining the head wagons as they usually did, for some reason that day they stopped with the train stretched out along the road for a mile or more.

The grazing horses moved quietly past us out into the valley. Derby and Prince were farthest away, but followed closely by our other horses and the rest of the teams. It was a quiet, beautiful little valley

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Late is a different thing. It happened in our family when my in laws waited too long to make travel plans, and couldn’t get a flight until Friday. Our Friday Thanksgiving was just like Thursday, except the grocery stores were open if you forgot something. If we had hid the newspapers and calendars, no one would have known. Thursday, I’ll admit, was a little strange. We got up to watch the Macy’s Parade, but instead of being busy with a big dinner, we ate cereal for breakfast and soup for lunch. Friends called and told us about their big dinners. We could hardly tell them we’d had mac and cheese for dinner.

The lesson we learned is that Thanksgiving isn’t Thursday. It’s not Friday either. It’s an attitude of the heart that causes us to pause in the midst of our labors and remember that God has blessed us with all that we need. It’s an everyday kind of thing. Happy Thanksgiving.


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The name of the business: Los Pequenos de Jesus, located at 5006 Isle Royal Ct., Oceanside, Ca. 92057, is hereby registered by the following: Drawing Smiles Foundation 5006 Isle Royal Ct. Oceanside, Ca. 92057 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/Irene Morales, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/29/2018. 11/14, 11/21, 11/28 and 12/05/2013

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The name of the business: The Vapor Chase, located at 172 S. Rancho Santa Fe, San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Justin Sarraga and Neil Canlas 683 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd. #387 San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Neil Couples This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 11/01/2013. 11/28, 12/05, 12/12 and 12/19/2013

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The name of the business: Alex Mobile Auto Diagnostic & Repair, located at 1650 Grand Ave., San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Alejandro Echevarria 2637 Jefferson St. Carlsbad, CA. 92008 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 11/20/13. /s/Alejandro Echevarria This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 11/21/2013. 11/28, 12/05, 12/12 and 12/19/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-029681

The name of the business: Carlos Gardening and Tree Service, located at 2110 Meadowlark Ranch Circle, San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Carlos Roberto Fabian Lopez 2110 Meadowlark Ranch Circle San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Carlos Roberto Fabian Lopez This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/17/2013. 11/07, 11/14, 11/21 & 11/28/2013

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The name of the business: Light Gallery Outlet, Light Gallery Plus, located at 861 Rancheros Dr. Ste A, San Marcos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Gallery Lighting, Inc. 861 Rancheros Dr. Ste A San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 11/22/2013. /s/Nual Teerlial, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 11/22/2013. 11/28, 12/05, 12/12 & 12/19/2013

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The name of the business: Browning Construction, located at 1624 Sonata Ln., San Marcos, CA. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Jerry Browning 1624 Sonata Ln. San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 10/01/1983. /s/Jerry Broning 1624 Sonata Ln. San Marcos, CA. 92078 This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 11/22/2013. 11/28, 12/05, 12/12 & 12/19/2013

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Rafael G. Guerrero, 61, of Escondido, Ca., passed away on November 15, 2013. Rufus Ott, 88, of Escondido, Ca., passed away on November 16, 2013.

Nancy Reno-Douglas, 67, of Escondido, CA., passed away on November 19, 2013. Sheila J. Graham, 70, of Borrego Springs, CA., passed away on November 12, 2013.

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surrounded by sand hills on which was a sparse growth of sage bushes and other low shrubbery.

While we were eating our lunch Win said, "I wonder what those Indians are doing out there."

We looked and Father went for his glass. We often saw Indians riding around us as we traveled, but the actions of these were unusual. Three Indians were riding furiously back and forth, perhaps a half mile away, first riding one way, wheeling sharply and riding back as hard as possible, only to turn and repeat the performance. Presently two more rode down the hillside and all five continued the strange actions. Father looked at them carefully. "They seem to be just riding," he said, but he was plainly puzzled. "There's not enough of them to bother about," he decided and we went on with our lunch, though still watching the red men wonderingly. At last one of the Indians left the group and came toward our camp. As he rode up, Father asked, "What are you doing out there?"

"Catch dog," he said and rode past us along the line of wagons. Father looked again with his glass. "There's no dog there." He turned to the group nearest us. "I don't like the way those Indians are acting," he said. "That rascal lied to me just now, too."

"We'd better tell the folks to look out," a man said and someone sprang onto a horse and rode back with a warning. Some of the wagons had not yet come through the hills into the valley.

The Indian who had been riding past the emigrants as they were quietly eating their noonday meal turned at last and rode swiftly back toward the others who had stopped and were apparently waiting for him.

As he reached them one of the Indians waved his arm. Instantly such a commotion as broke out on that hillside I cannot describe. From the brow of the hill rushed an Indian pony with two long poles tied to his collar and dragging on the ground behind. He was loaded from his ears to the ends of the poles with dried dearskins, tin cans, pans, - everything an Indian could find or devise to rattle or clang. Behind the pony, beating him to make him run and yelling at the tops of their lungs, came a band of

Indians. Instantly the whole hillside seemed alive with Indians. They seemed to spring from behind every bush and rock, and shrieking and howling they raced toward us. Our hearts stood still. If our horses stampeded, we were done.

As I said before, our English hunters were nearer the Indians than the other teams. Father seized his gun and started quietly among the horses, which were fast becoming excited, calling as usual, "Come, Derby come Prince, we want you. Come on Derby, come." The two horses were looking with quiet interest toward the Indians, but when they heard Father's voice, they turned as usual and whinnying and answer, trotted obediently to him. Our other teams followed them closely through the hundreds of horses that were fast becoming frantic. Instead of stampeding, however, when our horses trotted so quietly to Father, the whole band turned and moved back to the wagons. They were quickly caught, every horse and mule, quieted and fastened. The coolness of one team had saved them all.

The Indians, hundreds, thousands it seemed to me, their faces wildly painted, each feather headdress erect, rode furiously toward us, yelling madly.

As they neared us I heard Uncle Isaac's voice shout to Father, "John, you get that chief!" Farther off, another voice commanded, "Get your guns! Every man pick your Indian. Don't waste a shot!" When they came within gunshot the Indians faced a line ready and waiting. Every man and boy in the train stood with a gun in his hands.

The yelling ceased. The chief, suddenly smiling, rode forward saying, "How! How! Friends, no shoot! How." The others followed now, all smiling and offering their hands to be shaken.

Father and Uncle Isaac shook the big chief's hand when he held it out saying, "Friend, no shoot!" "We couldn't tell that from your actions," Uncle Isaac said. "Why are you doing this way?"

The Indians gave no satisfactory answer, but rode about, smiling at us all. Finally they wheeled their horses and raced back to the hills. It was a lucky day for us when Father bought Derby and Prince.

fEditor’s Note: And so we leave Miss Anna Dell Clinkinbeard, somewhere in the plains, probably in what is now Colorado. Anna lived until 1977 when she died in

Oregon at the age of 92.

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Tables will be adorned with poinsettias of every color and variety which will be raffled off after the gift exchange. Each person that wants to participate should bring a wrapped garden-related gift valued at $15. For information call 760.721.3281 or go to http://miracostahc.org.

Holidays at The Center – Celebrate the joy of the season at The Center’s 9th annual Holiday Tree Lighting and Winter Wonderland. This free community event features live music and entertainment, holiday eats, and fun activities for the whole family, from 3-8pm on Saturday, December 7, and will include arts and crafts, costumed entertainers, visits with Santa and a Winter Wonderland complete with real snow. The tree-lighting ceremony will take place at 6pm in the Lyric Court where seven decorated trees will be illuminated. Free face painting will be offered inside the Museum, by the Escondido High School Art Club. The Salvation Army will be on site collecting donations as well as new, unwrapped toys to deliver to children and families in need. The event will be on site at The Center, 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido; check the website at www.artcenter.org.

Photos With Santa – The GFWC Contemporary Women of North County (CWONC) will hold their annual Photos with Santa during Santa’s Magical Village at the San Marcos Community Center, 3 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, on Sunday, December 8, from 9am11:30am. Photos are $5/each. Holiday hair chalking will be offered for a cost of $3-$5. Proceeds benefit local scholarships, children’s charities and military families. For more info, visit www.cwonc.org.

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Dinner Party – “Festive Holiday With Friends” is the title given for the annual Christmas dinner party of the Hidden Valley Vista Council of Beta Sigma Phi International Sorority. The dinner will be on Monday, December 9, from 6pm-9pm at The Old Spaghetti Factory, 111 North Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos. Cost is $16/person. All Beta Sigma Phis – active, inactive, on leave, transferees, and guests are invited to make a reservation and select a menu choice by calling Lynn at 760.727.2603 or Marlene at 760.599.1214. In the spirit of giving, members and guests are asked to bring an unwrapped gift or gift card for a 10 to15 year old, for donation to a worthy organization. Beta Sigma Phi is a social, cultural and philanthropic International Sorority, headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, with chapters throughout the world. If you are interested in belonging to a special organization and make many new friends, call Barbara at 760.743.3459. Mayor Judy Ritter to be Guest at Woman’s Club Holiday Meeting – The GFWC Contemporary Women of North County (CWONC) will welcome City of Vista Mayor, Judy Ritter, at their holiday meeting/potluck dinner on Monday, December 9th from 6:30pm-9pm, at the San Marcos Senior Center, 111 Richmar Ave., San Marcos. Mayor

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Ritter will present a letter to the members in recognition of “Operation Knock Your Socks Off” – an on-going project to support the Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 369 stationed at Camp Pendleton. For more info, contact Lisa at membership@cwonc.org or visit www.cwonc.org. "Celebrate the Season of the Heart" - is the theme of the San Marcos-Vista Christian Women's Club luncheon on Monday, December 9 at 11:30am at the St. Mark Golf Club (formerly called Lake San Marcos Country Club), 1750 San Pablo Dr., San Marcos. Cost of the luncheon is $18.00 inclusive. A "Joyful Message" will be given by speaker, Pat Van Gorder from Solana Beach. She will address the importance of women's friendships in today's society. The special feature will be a show of "Holiday Fashions" from Fashions Forever. Eileen Gerber from Placentia will showcase clothes, purses and other accessories, everything you need for the holiday season. Also, entertainment will be "heart warming" songs by a very special lady and songstress, Dorcas Preston from Corona Del Mar, a former Mrs. America performer and opera singer. Bring a friend, meet the special guests, hear special music, and wear holiday colors if you want to. The club has no memberships or dues. All ladies are invited. Please make reservations by December 5th for the luncheon; walkins are always welcome. The luncheon is sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries /Christian Women's Clubs. For more information, go to www.Stonecroft.org. For reservations, call Donna at 760.432.0772 or Martha at 760.471.7059.

Woman’s Club of Oceanside – will hold their meeting on Thursday, December 5th, at their clubhouse at 1606 Missouri. Coffee and chat at 9:30am; business meeting at 10. The Christmas program will be presented by the Oceanside High School chorus. A potluck lunch will be served. All women are invited. For information, call 760.941.5171.

Carlsbad Choraleers Holiday Concert – On Wednesday, December 11, the Carlsbad Choraleers will hold their 35th annual holiday concert at 1pm at the Carlsbad Senior Center, 799 Pine St. The concert is free. “This year, it’s all about snow; there will be many songs about snow as well as traditional songs and carols, and inviting the audience to sing along on their favorites” states director, Pat Elledge. Arrive early as seating is limited.

The Library’s 2nd Saturday Concert Series Presents the Neave Trio – The Neave Trio, a piano and string trio, will be performing on Saturday, December 14, at 3pm in the Turrentine Room of the Escondido Public Library, 239 S. Kalmia. This young, classical music trio, consisting of violinist Anna Williams, cellist Mikhail Veselov, and pianist Toni James, has been hailed by critics as an “up-andcoming ensemble” by WQXR Radio, New York City, and praised for its “heart on-sleeve performances” (Classical New Jersey). The Trio has enjoyed international concert and competition success spanning four continents, with recent notable performances in Guatemala, Belgium, and Russia, and a recital appearance at the British Embassy in Oslo, Norway. They will be playing works by Ravel, Beethoven, Mozart, and others. These concerts are free and sponsored by the Friends of Escondido Public Library. For more info, call 760.839.4839 or visit http://library.escondido.org/


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-031381

The name of the business: The Golden Egg Omelet House, located at 316 W. Mission Ave., Escondido, Ca. 92025, is hereby registered by the following: John and Karleen Lovett 10703 Meadow Glen Way East Escondido, CA. 92026 This business is conducted by a married couple. First day of business was 11/6/1980. /s/John Lovett, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 11/05/2013. 11/07, 11/14, 11/21 & 11/28/2013

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2013-00073957-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Brandon Lee Chow II filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Brandon Lee Chow II to Proposed name Brandon Lee DonDiego. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objections that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: December 17th, 2013, 8:30a.m., Department 26. The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose, Vista, CA. 92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated 11/04/2013. /s/K. Michael Kirkman, Judge of the Superior Court 11/07, 11/14, 11/21 & 11/28/2013

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The name of the business: Avina’s Landscaping, located at 353 W. San Marcos Blvd, 229, San Marcos, CA. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Erik Avina 353 W. San Marcos Blvd. 229 San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 11/4/13. /s/Erik Avina, owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 11/04/2013. 11/07, 11/14, 11/21 & 11/28/2013

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The name of the business: Learning Jungle School - San Marcos Campus, located at 1364 E. Mission Road, San Macos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Learning Jungle Schools (San Diego), Inc. 12975 Boston Avenue Chino, CA. 91710 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/Frederick Si, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/17/2013. 11/07, 11/14, 11/21 & 11/28/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-030978

The name of the business: Vida Family Dental Care, located at 670 W. San Marcos Blvd, Suite 103, San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Vida Namavar DDS, Inc. 670 W. San Marcos Blvd, Suite 103 San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/Vida Namavar, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/21/2013. 11/07, 11/14, 11/21 & 11/28/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

STATEMENT #2013-030019

LEGAL NOTICES

NOTICE TO ALL CREDITORS

To all creditors, contingent creditors and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: Bette Martin, 2135 Sunset Drive Escondido, California 92025.

James Hayes has been appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of Bette Martin. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must mail a copy of your claim to the personal representative James Hayes at 970 County Road 421, Fayette MO 65248 You will have 45 days from 11/12/2013 to mail a copy of your claim. 11/14, 11/21 11/28/2013.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-028880

The name of the business: Flash Junk Removal, located at 3527 De Leone Rd., San Marcos, CA. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Luis Fierros 3527 De Leone Rd. San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Luis Fierros This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/08/2013. 11/07, 11/14, 11/21 & 11/28/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-032402

The name of the business: SM Brake Masters, located at 1300 Armorlite Dr., San Marcos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Abraham Rodriguez 12311 Marmont Pl. Moreno Valley, CA. 92557 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Abraham Rodriguez This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 11/18/2013. 11/21, 11/28, 12/05 and 12/12/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-032419

The name of the business: Phoenix Scientific, Automatus, located at 789 Poppy Rd., San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Ridge Diversified Holdings LLC 789 Poppy Rd. San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by a Limited Partnership. First day of business was n/a. /s/James R. Ridge, CEO This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 11/18/2013. 11/21, 11/28, 12/05 and 12/12/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-030010

The name of the business: Better Look Tailoring & Alteraton, located at 577 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd., San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Manijeh Saidian 577 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd. San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 8/15/1994. /s/Manijeh Saidian This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/21/2013. 11/14, 11/21, 11/28 and 12/05/2013.

The name of the business: Avanti Salon,

located at 322 W. El Norte Pkwy Ste C,

Escondido, CA. 92026, is hereby regis-

tered by the following:

Martha Lynn and Lee Allen Powell

1516 Casa Real Lane

San Marcos, Ca. 92069

This business is conducted by a Married

Couple. First day of business was n/a.

/s/Martha Lynn Powell

This statement was filed with Ernest

J.

Dronenburg

Jr.,

County

Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County

10/21/2013.

11/07, 11/14, 11/21 & 11/28/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-031261

The name of the business: Parkway on Elm, located at 255 N. Elm, Ste 100, 102, 205, Escondido, Ca. 92025, is hereby registered by the following: Valley Radiology Consultants Medical Group 10225 Austin Dr. Suite 105 Spring Valley, CA. 91978 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/Allen B. Nalbandian, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 11/04/2013. 11/14, 11/21, 11/28 & 12/05/2013

SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO VISTA DIVISION 325 S. Melrose Vista, Ca. 92081 760.201.8094

SUMMONS (Family Law) CASE NO. DN173187

NOTICE TO RESPONDENT: Ismael Zaraga You are being sued.

Petitioner’s name is: Laura Gervacio

You have 30 calendar days after this Summons and Petition are served on you to file a Response (form FL-120 or FL-123) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter or phone call will not protect you. If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage or domestic partnership, your property, and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. If you want legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. You can get information about finding lawyers at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center. www.courinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), or by contacting your local county bar association.

NOTICE: The restraining orders on page 2 are effective against both spouses or domestic partners until the petition is dismissed, a judgment is entered, or the court makes further orders. These orders are enforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement officer who has received or seen a copy of them. NOTE: if a judgment or a support order is entered, the court may order you to pay all or part of the fees and costs that the court waived for yourself or for the other party. If this happens, the party ordered to pay fees shall be given notice and an opportunity to request a hearing to set aside the order to pay waived court fees. 1. The name and address of the court are NORTH COUNTY DIVISION, 325 S. Melrose Dr., Vista, CA. 92081. 2. The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner’s attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney, are: Laura Gervacio, 760.889.1834, 3813 Harding St., Carlsbad, CA., 92008 Date: January 22, 2013by /s/ R. Corona, Deputy

NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: You are served as an individual. 11/14, 11/21, 12/05/2013

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-031263

The name of the business: VRC Carlsbad, located at 6185 Paseo Del Norte #110, Carlsbad, CA. 92011, is hereby registered by the following: Valley Radiology Consultants Medical Group 10225 Austin Dr. Suite 105 Spring Valley, CA. 91978 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/Allen B. Nalbandian, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 11/04/2013. 11/14, 11/21, 11/28 & 12/05/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-031546

The name of the business: Ruby Spa, located at 3910 Vista Way, #103, Oceanside, CA. 92056, is hereby registered by the following: Li Jian, Zhao 329 N. Nicholson Ave #A Monterey Park, CA. 91755 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Li Jian Zhao This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 11/07/2013. 11/14, 11/21, 11/28 & 12/05/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-029830

The name of the business: A Fabulous Wax, located at 528 S. Coast Hwy, #3, Oceanside, Ca. 92054, is hereby registered by the following: Tracy Haines 3460 Marron Rd. #103-105 Oceanside, CA. 92056 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Tracy Haines This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/18/2013. 11/07, 11/14, 11/21 & 11/28/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-030991

The name of the business: RBP Associates, GoToJewelers.com, located at 861 Sixth Ave., Ste 316, San Diego, CA. 92101, is hereby registered by the following: Geoffrey M. Barrett 50 Main Street, #112 Ladera Ranch, CA. 92694 Sean E. Rich 2052 Caracol Court Carlsbad, Ca. 92009 Stephen J. Policastro 1445 Southview Court Chula Vista, Ca. 91910 This business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business was n/a. /s/Geoffrey M. Barrett This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/31/2013. 11/07, 11/14, 11/21 & 11/28/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-029958

The name of the business: IDevice Pros, located at 2015 Birch Rd., Chula Vista, Ca. 91915, is hereby registered by the following: Ignacio Curiel 1501 Palomareas Ave. San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 10/6/2013. /s/Ignacio Curiel This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/21/2013. 11/14, 11/21, 11/28 and 12/05/2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-031860

The name of the business: Mortgage Mentor, The Mortgage Mentor, located at 2750 Las Palmas Avenue, Escondido, Ca. 92025, is hereby registered by the following: Ray Leone 2750 Las Palmas Avenue Escondido, CA. 92025 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Ray Leone This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 11/12/2013. 11/21, 11/28, 12/05 and 12/12/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-030643

The name of the business: IGold, located at 4031 Palm Dr., Bonita, Ca. 91902, is hereby registered by the following: Maribel Jullian 4031 Palm Dr. Bonita, Ca. 91902 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Maribel Jullian This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/28/2013. 11/21, 11/28, 12/05 and 12/12/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-031914

The name of the business: REIG Construction, REIG Custom Builders, located at 820 Los Vallecitos, Blvd., Ste F., San Marcos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: REIG Companies,Inc. 820 Los Vallecitos, Ste F San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 11/01/2012. /s/Brian Daly, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 11/13/2013. 11/21, 11/28, 12/05 and 12/12/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-031723

The name of the business: Next Level GIS, located at 1274 Avenida Amistad, San Marcos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Luis Alejandro Sainz 1274 Avenida Amistad San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Luis Alejandro Sainz This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 11/08/2013. 11/21, 11/28, 12/05 and 12/12/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-031677

The name of the business: Dentistry Simplified, located at 423 Landmark Ct., San Marcos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Donna Bellinger 423 Landmark Ct. San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Donna Bellinger This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 11/08/2013. 11/14, 11/21, 11/28 and 12/05/2013

CITY OF SAN MARCOS NOTICE INVITING BIDS

HIGHWAY SAFETY IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS (CIP PROJECT NO. 88233, FEDERAL PROJECT NO. HSIPL 5381-027)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN - that the City of San Marcos, hereinafter referred to as Agency, invites sealed bids for the above stated Project and will receive such bids in the offices of Agency (City Clerk's Office on the second floor), at San Marcos City Hall, 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, California 92069-2918, up to the hour of 2:00 p.m., on, January 7, 2014 , at which time they will be publicly opened in the “Valley of Discovery” Room at City Hall. A mandatory pre-bid meeting is scheduled at 2:00 p.m. on December 19, 2013 in the “Valley of Discovery” Room at City Hall. The project generally consists of installation of a traffic signal at the intersection of Mulberry Drive and Rose Ranch Road, installation of signal interconnect conduit and or conductors along South Santa Fe Road and West Mission Road, between Bosstick Road and San Marcos City Hall, along with all necessary equipment and appurtenances to deliver a function system, and conversion of pedestrian heads to countdown type and conversion of pedestrian push buttons to ADA compliant models, along San Marcos Boulevard and Rancho Santa Fe Road, north and San Marcos, at designated intersections. This project was started by another contractor last year and was stopped unfinished. The goal of this project is to complete the work as shown on the bid documents. The project is funded by Federal HSIP grant with a DBE goal of 6.08 percent. Copies of the Bid and Contract Documents are available for inspection at no cost to the bidder at the front counter of the Development Services Department on the first floor of City Hall, 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, California 92069-2918. In compliance with California Assembly Bill 2036 complete bid sets will be available electronically, at no cost, on the City’s website at http://www.san-marcos.net. (Click “What’s New”, then “Bids & RFP’s”, then follow the link to www.ciplist.com or go to that site directly). Use the map to navigate to “California” then “San Diego County” then “San Marcos” to view a list of current projects. Address questions related to the contents of the Bid and Contract Documents to Linna Zhang, Associate Civil Engineer, at lzhang@san-marcos.net, 760-744-1050 ext. 3219. s/s Michael Edwards, Public Works Director/City Engineer Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos Dp November 28, 2013 and December 5, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-032093

The name of the business: Coral 1 Media, located at 749 Arthur Ave., Oceanside, Ca. 92057, is hereby registered by the following: Product Development Marketing, LLC. 749 Arthur Ave. Oceanside, Ca. 92057 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was 10/01/2013. /s/Mehran Gerami, CEO This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 11/14/2013. 11/21, 11/28, 12/05 and 12/12/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-032062

The name of the business: Mattress Surplus, located at 1122 Los Vallecitos Blvd., Ste D., San Marcos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Shaun W. Eckler 734 Alta Vista Dr. Vista, Ca. 92084 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Shaun W. Eckler This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 11/14/2013. 11/21, 11/28, 12/05 and 12/12/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-031966

The name of the business: Gloria’s Garden, located at 1777 Pinnacle Court, Vista, Ca. 92081, is hereby registered by the following: Evelyn Tunco 1965 Wellington Lane #3 Vista, Ca. 92081 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 9/22/2008. /s/Evelyn Tunco This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 11/13/2013. 11/21, 11/28, 12/05 and 12/12/2013

November 28, 2013 NOTICE OF INTENDED DECISION (Administrative)

The Planning Division Director of the City of San Marcos has considered and does intend to APPROVE Director’s Permit 13-011 and 13-012 on December 5, 2013. Project No.: P13-0015 Case No.: DP-13-011 Applicant: Arielle Dumaw, Club Pilates Request: A Director’s Use Permit to allow the operation of a 1,475 square foot Pilate’s studio. Location of Property: 904 W. San Marcos Blvd., Suite 5, more particularly described as: Parcel 3 of Parcel Map No. 13050, filed in the County of San Diego, State of California, together with that portion depicted in Document #1996356913 O.R. of Parcel 1 & 2 of said Parcel. Assessor’s Parcel Number: 219-331-32. Project No.: P13-0016 Case No.: DP-13-012 Applicant: Yannis Albana Request: A Director’s Use Permit to allow the continued operation of a retail tobacco store with an indoor smoking lounge within a 1,778 square foot tenant store. Location of Property: 407 N. Twin Oaks Valley Road, Suite 115, more particularly described as: Portion of Lot 1, Block 60, of Rancho Los Vallecitos de San Marcos, according to map thereof No. 806 filed in the office of the County Recorder of the County of San Diego, State of California, on December 21, 1895. Assessor’s Parcel Number: 220-050-45. NOTICE: • Appeal rights are available. Any interested person may appeal the decision of the Planning Division Director, provided the appeal fee is paid and a written appeal is submitted to the Planning Division Secretary within ten (10) days (due no later than 5:30 PM on December 16, 2013). The Planning Commission shall hear the appeal within forty (40) days after the filing of such appeal. Appeal fees shall be paid upon submittal. Said appeal shall be in writing and specify where there was an error in the decision of the Planning Division Director. Contact the Planning Division at 760-744-1050, extension 3233. • The City of San Marcos is committed to making its programs, services and activities accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to participate in any City program, service or activity, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos CA 92069, or call 760-744-1050, extension 3145. Further information about this notice can be obtained from Art Pinon, Assistant Planner, at 760-744-1050 extension 3204, or apinon@san-marcos.net. Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 11/28/13. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-032118

The name of the business: Quinonez Income Tax, located at 770-B E. Vista Way, Vista, Ca. 92084, is hereby registered by the following: Jesus R. Quinonez 768-B E. Vista Way Vista, CA. 92084 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 11/01/2013. /s/Jesus R. Quinonez This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 11/14/2013. 11/21, 11/28, 12/05 and 12/12/2013

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-032116

The name of the business: Mobile Autocool, located at 963 Mendocino Dr. San Marcos, CA. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Timothy Scott Wilde 963 Mendocino Dr. San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 01/18/2000. /s/Timothy Scott Wilde, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenbur g Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 11/14/2013. 11/21, 11/28, 12/05 and 12/12/2013


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