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ICES education program takes local Avalon youths on a field trip instruction. ICES is an established BY CARLOS MARTINEZ program that has served Avalon students for the past seven years. On a recent Saturday, ICES ICES is the leading provider of Education gathered 30 kids and all after school educational pro- took them on a field trip to learn gram in Elementary and Middle about the sea and our animals School. that are in the ocean thanks to the This comprehensive program island company, offers homework assistance and a Eric Cedarwall created the wide range of enrichment activi- event for the youth in Avalon. ties both academic and recreation- ICES Education- is an after al in nature that ICES leaders pro- school program located at Avalon mote as safe fun and stimulating Schools in Bungalow 15 if you educational environment. or your child is interested come Students in the ICES program visit us. can expect homework assistance, ICES Education programs tutoring, sports, gardening, music, include quality academically computers and crafts. Thank yous oriented before and after school went out to the Island Company programs, homework assistance, and Eric Cedarwall for making enrichment, Supplemental educa- this happen the youth of Avalon tion - one-on-one tutoring, small you made everyone of those kids group tutoring and language have a brighter day. Avalon kids visit Anaheim On a recent Thursday, the Catholic Church of St. Catherine of Alexandria took _about 30 stu- dents to an event in Anaheim at the Anaheim Convention Center. This event had a goal and it was to be "never alone, forever accepted" there was about 4,000 kids in this arena that were really motivated to learn about youth day. There were very powerful speakers and it was a very ener- gizing place. A lot of the kids said it was a great experience and really took into consideration everything they learned. Youth day is a Religious Education Congress with many different backgrounds from throughout the Archdiocese. Avalon students jonined a Rally, Liturgy, Mass and a Workshop. This is a great opportunity for High School student to really open up and know that they belong they also get to go out and share this experience with there com- munity, family, friends and the entire world. the A vete for TimWinslow will give you a strong voice in City Hall. One vote can make a difference! Lancers win On a recent Friday night the Lady Lancers softball team won there first game of the season ver- sus Marymount High School. At the top of the first inning the Sailors took advantage of an error by the Lancers tjat cost them twp runs. The Lancers came right back that inning scoring twp runs by Maddi Hobbs and Christine Gomez tying the game up 2-2. In the 2nd and 3rd inning the Lancers held the Sailors to no runs. In the 2nd inning the Lancers send seven girls up to the plate and Maddi Hobbs hit a shot over the right fielder earning Maddi her first home run of the season and scor- ing two RBI's. The Lancers went in to the bottom of the 3rd with a 5-2 lead when Selina Morones hit her first career homerun into the lefty center gap scoring her and Kiya for a 7-2 lead. In the top of the 4th inning the Sailors came right back scoring four runs and cutting the Lancers lead to one. In the bottom of the 4th the Lady Lancers took advantage of a hit by pitch to Keani Hernandez sending Tired of the same old thing? Frustrated that Avalon is moving backwards? WANT NEW IDEAS? PLEASE vote on April 8th for Joe Sampson LET'S GIVE SOMEONE ELSE A CHANCE Kiya up to the plate and hitting a double and scoring Keani in. The Lancers were led by Keani Hernandez who reached base five different times and went three for three with an RBI and two runs scored. Maddi Hobbs went three for four with with three RBIs, three stolen bases and three runs scored.eat pitching striking sevem girls out. On Saturday the Lady :anc- ers unfortunately came up short against the Sailors and lost by a score of 13-3. Carly Glass had her first home run of the season. Smith From page 6 The city was facing many is- sues with vehicles on the Island. "Everyone was comifg to us about it," he said. "In 1976 we cre- ated a Vehicle Review Board and I was its first commissioner." The city went to the leaders at the state level. "We became the only city in the state of California that was allowed to limit the number and size of ve- hicles," he said. "For some people, this became a personal thing be- cause there was always the issue of 'I have mine, but you have to wait to getyour vehicle,'" he said. Smith said he thought the vehi- cle limits were good for the Island. He never regretted moving back to Catalina. "Everyone knows everyone else," he said. "It's a great place to take advantage of what nature has to offer." Throughout his life, Smith's passions remained in flying, camp- ing in the Island's interior, boating, fishing, kayaking and snorkeling and other sporting actvities. "I've always enjoyed camping on the Island," he said. "As a boy, I was in the Boy Scouts and we did a lot of camping." Smith earned just about every badge the organization had at the time and reached the honorable top rank of Eagle Scout. "Catalina is a great place to live," Smith said. Memorial services will be held at 11:30 a.m. today, Friday, Aug. 3 at the Catholic Church. Paid for by supporters of Joe Sampson for City Council SINGING WATERS CHRISTIANCENTER SERVING AVALON, REACHING THE ISLAHD 346 CATAUNA AVE THURSDAY ;ATHERING 7PM 8 1 Friday, March 28, 201 .................................................................................................................................................................................. 1;HE CATALiNAisLANDEi