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Friday, March 12, 2004 The CATALINA ISLANDER Page 3 Margaret White passes away Margaret T. White of Laguna Margaret was deeply loved by her Hills and Avalon passed away family and many Island friends March 1. She was four days shy and will be dearly missed. of her 101 st birthday. Memorial services will be held Margaret and her twin sister, Martha, daughters of Dr. Walton E. Taylor and L. Porter Taylor, were born March 5, t903 in Kansas City, Missouri and moved to Award-winning author Pam Mufioz Ryan will spend Friday, March 19, visiting with the stu- dents of Avalon Schools. Long Beach Unified School District cancelled its visiting author program this year as a result of the State budget crisis, but the Library Media Center was able to use the profits from the School Book Fair and donations from the Catalina Island Inn, Steve's Steakhouse and the Blue Parrot to continue this popular program for Avalon students. A tlli - O,z neration Californi- "an, Pam Mufioz Ryan grew up in the San Joaquin Valley, where her maternal grandpar- ents had emigrated from Mexi- co as farm workers in the 1930s. She attended San Diego State University and was a teacher, administrator and mother before embarking on her writing career. She has since written over 25 books for young people. Her works "Esperanza Rising," "Riding Freedom," "When Marian Sang," "Amelia & Eleanor Go for A Ride" and "The Flag We Love" have received multiple nation, gl awards "Mice and Beans" is currently a nominee for the California Young Read- er Medal. California as teenagers Mar- garet married Wilbur L. White of Avalon in 1941 and both were full-time resi- dents on the Island for over 50 years. Margaret served as an exec- utive secretary to W.S. Reid, Con- troller, Secretary and Treasurer of the Santa Catalina Island Company during the 1930's. After their marriage, Margaret and Wilbur were owners and operators of an ice and storage business, shore boat concession and wholesale beverage distribu- tion business during their tenure on the Island. Margaret was also a charter member of the Santa Worthy Matron in 1952. The couple established their second residence in Leisure World Laguna Hills but returned to their beloved Avalon cottage home at 209 Descanso Ave. fre- quently. She is survived by her twin sister, Martha "Pat" Taylor of Laguna Niguel: stepsons, William "Bill" White of Glendo- ra and Roland "Buzz" White of Boise, Idaho; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Margaret T. White March 4, 1903 - March 1, 2004 Sunday, March 21, at 2 p.m. at The Fountains at Sea Bluffs in Dana Point. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Avalon Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 524, Avalon, Ca 90704. Sheriff's make drug arrests In an ongoing effort to stop drug and drug activity on the Island, Avalon Sheriff's deputies served two warrants last week resulting in the arrest of three individuals. The first warrant was served at an industrial area on Pebbly Beach and resulted in the arrest of Leslie Armstrong, 49, for possession of methamphetamine for sale, and Richard Saunders, 47, for under the influence of drugs In addition, the officers confiscated a fair amount of methamphetamine as well as $3,000 cash. In a second incident, a warrant was served in the 300 block of Claressa and resulted in the arrest of Juan Castro, 30, for possession of narcotics paraphernalia. Along with the Avalon Sher- iff's Station deputies, Narcotics Investigator Joy Burch was also a part of the arrest team along with Canine Jake, who coinci- dentally was celebrating his tenth birthday. The department continues to follow drug activity on the Island and yesterday attempted to serve additional warrants according to Detective Danny Coon of the Avalon Sheriff's Department. i~ I~II~ON IN'nLlu~TIOH~UL= Con~ Nov 18 - 607 acre ft Nov 26 - 605 acre ft Dec 03 - 603 acre ft Dec 10 - 601 acre ft Dec 17 - 600 acre ft Dec 23- 599 acre ft Dec 30 - 600 acre ft Jan 06 -- 601 acre ft Jan 13 --- 600 acre ft Jan 20 -- 599 acre ft Jan 27 -- 599 acre ft Feb 02 - 598 acre ft Feb 11 - 598 acre ft Feb 17 - 597 acre ft Feb 24 - 600 acre ft Mar I - 605 acre ft Mar 9- 608 acre ft NEWLY LISTED Hamilton room, fully fuL l cluding golf c p'qL tablished getawffy rental income. HAMILTOJ R/E 2 Bedro Bath, no s,t IBl'ge unit with T l ed rooms. SEVERAL WINTER RENTALS STARTING AT $750 ON UP in Avalon 2 FAIRVIEW TERRACE DEVELOP'EW5 UNIT] Quiet end unit located on the bluff overlooking s Ir views of the hillside, golf course Upper deck has partial uare footage is 2,613. square feet. 3 level, 2 room upstairs with 1 small bedroom/office on second level. Asking $925,000 316 CLEMENTE 2 Bedroom, 1-1/2 Bath Townhouse. Approx. 1000 square feet, built in 1988. Currently a vacation rental. Come f l furnished includ- ing all applianc d back yard and small entry pat with fenced storage area. No association dues and land is fee simple Offered at $479,000 CLARENCE A. HUNT BROKER "Open 7 Days a Week" 119 CLARESSA (310) 510-2721 FAX (310) 510-7234 Call Esther Choi @ 13each Realty (310) 51o-0039 "Esperanza Rising," which tells the vibrant story of a young girl forced to leave a comfortable life in Mexico to become a farm worker in Cali- fornia, won the Pura Belpr6 Award which honors Latino authors whose work best por- trays, affirms, and celebrates cultural experience in a chil- dren's book. Ryan finds it amusing that since receiving this award, her interviewers have often asked her about being a Latina writer when so few of her many books have had Latino themes Her Web- site biography points out that she "considers herself truly American because her cultural background is an ethnic smor- gasbord. She is Spanish, Mexi- can, Basque, Italian and Okla- homan." Library Media Teacher Donna Sharpe is thrilled about the visit. "Pam Mufioz Ryan is such an accomplished and well- known author She writes vivid- ly in several genres and for var- ious age levels," Sharpe explained, "and she will relate well to our students, who do not have many opportunities to meet successful authors." We woufflike to thank the man3/peoy/) who have he ed us through rhis d/if/cult time as we dealwith the loss of our qvlother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother gean Windt). We have greaffy a}rpreciated the many infnesses you have disylayed Whether it was y a card, a donation, a g!fr of service, flowers, food words of support or a hug, it did not go unnoticed: We have all lt the lave and suj ort that oni a smaff town like tvalon couldprovide, q h'is solidifies our belief that gud'ge Ernest Windle made the r/ghr choice in settling in 7tvalon in 19o7. The Windle, Bray andOchsner qZamilies Cyndi'$ Tips: Prepanng Your Home For Sate