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SERVING CATALINA & ITS MAINLAND FRIENDS every week - since 1914 VOLUME 98, ISSUE 31 i ! 1 ,,,OAY July 30, 2010 BRIE[S CHOICES hosts Lip Sync Contest at Wrigley Stage CHOICES will host a Lip Sync Contest at Wrigley Stage on Friday, July 30. The event _begins at 6 p.m. Contestants are asked to arrive early with their music selection on CD or mp3. Participants will perform to their favorite song and will be rated on Lip Sync Ability, Showmanship and Crowd Response. For more info call (310) 510-9294. Tribute to Country Rock A "Tribute to Country Rock" will be held from 7-9:30 p.m., Saturday, July. 31, on the Wrigley Stage on the waterfront. The concert will feature Lyndsey, winner'of the Viejas Best Band contest and music arts who have opened for a variety of well- known Country and Rock and Roll acts. The public is welcome. Haypress Cub Day Camp A day of scouting and nature adventure for boys entering first-grade to fifth-grade will be held from B a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Aug. 6 at the Haypress Reservoir. Activities include: Fishing, Hiking, Woodworking, Leather Tooling, Slingshot Range, First Aid on the Trail, Ultimate Frisbee, Water Games and more. Transportation will be provided. Sign up now with Jen at the Recreation Department: (310) 510-0220, ext.400. CIMC doctors recommend continued immunizations Catalina Island Medical Center physicians are advising communi- ty members to stay on track with their scheduled vaccinations in light of the recent statewide whooping cough epidemiC. Chi Chi Club and Bravo's Landscaping claim victory The first Pony League game last week was between the Chi Chi Club and Straight Up Builders. The Chi Chi CLub was still look- mg for their first win, and was off to a good start. See story, page 5 Avalon Rotary Club Installs New Board for 2010-11 Past President Byran Ballard handed over the Avalon Rotary Club's reins to Bill Paige at the club's annual Demotion Dinner and Installation of Officers on Wednesday, June 30. See 2 On The Rock Main and teacher takes umbrage at comments by Islander Pastor Jason Gant regarding ~ schools district policy. See page 4. m BY TATIANA RESETNIKOV graduation for this year's Junior Lifeguards. football for the U.S. Navynow." Students that complete the five-week course Getting into the prog~am~:~:o~ the It is common for many of Avalon's youth also received an official Junior Life Guard step of their grueling five~vce~ tr~ to flock to the beach for. summer tim. Each patch. There were additional awards for the day before the program starts in June, pro- year, several of those children choose to Most Inspirational, Most Improved, and Best spective guards must prove their physical enhance their enjoyment with a challenge: Overall. "Many of our Junior Guards continue stamina with a timed swim test of 500 yards. earning their Junior Lifeguard Certification. with their training," said Paul Thetreau, one of "The kids are divided into three groups. While the rest of us have been enjoying three Youth Program Life Guard Instructors. This year, (Roverud's) Group A is ages thir- the sand and surf just for fun, three groups of "Some come back as cadets to help us train teen to sixteen; (Biging's) Group B is twelve elite youth have been on a mission to master the next round of Junior Lifeguards. and thirteen year olds, and (Thetreau's) the challenge. "The program teaches discipline and team Group C are nine to 11." Thetreau said. On Friday, July 29, at People's Park, the work. A couple of guys who came back as our Dressed in their swimwear uniforms, the training team of Brock Roverud, Lucas Biging, cadets are Carl Johnson who now owns Avalon Junior guards have already broken a sweat and Paul Thetreau awarded certificates of Liquor Store and Connor Machado. He plays Ufeguards, Page 6 MEET CLAY LACY: Founder of early corporate Island s 2012 Air Show and Clay Lacy- atthe airline and Aviation Hall of Fame member to support controls. Centennial BY DENNIS KAISER and then some, including more than 100 trips to Catalina in planes of various Aviator and businessman Clay Lacy sizes including the DC-3 and the first said he would like to be on Catalina in Learjet landing at the Island's Airport May of 2012. In The Sky--it was the fastest landing That is when the Island will ce|- in the airport's history. He also flew ebrate 100 years since Glenn Martinthe first Learjet into Van Nuys Airport made the first flight from Newport in 1964. Beach's Balboa Pier to Avalon in a "I love going over there," Lacy said homemade hydroplane, of Catalina. "I fly into that airport about Like Martin, Lacy is an aviation two or three times a year. The first time pioneer whose experiences with flight I was a co-pilot for United Airlines in took him from Wichita, Kansas, where a DC-3." he was born in 1932, around the world Aviator, Page 9 :! ,i i -1 1 | ] it