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m Islanders scale famous volcano for variety of charities a BY JIM WATSON A hardy group of Islanders is currently engaged in an eight-day effort to climb Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro under the full moon. The group, which has been training for this adventure for nearly a year (by scaling less- er volcanoes and hiking around Catalina) is climbing the African volcano not necessarily "because it is there," but'for the benefit of a variety of charitable causes. The five adventurers, all Rotary members, are Cliff Hague, Linda Salo, Paul DeMyer, Leslie Baer- Dinkel and Rita Whitaker. Rising to 19,345 feet above seal level, the massive mountain domi- nates the plains and savannahs of East Africa and was popularized in the American mind in 1936 with Ernest Hemingway's short story "The Snows of Kilimanjaro." A group of Islanders train on Catalina for their ascent of Africa's Mount Kilimanjaro this month. From left to right: Sue Rikalo (not climbing Kilimanjaro), Cliff Hague, Rita Whitaker and Unda Salo. Courtesy photo Mount Kilimanjaro dominates the skyline of Tanzania in East Africa. A group of hardy Cata113a Islanders are scaling this massive volcano at this very moment in the name of a variety of charity organizations. Photo courtesy Wikipedia/Muhammed Mahdi Karim By comparison, California's8, with the goal of reaching the between Rotary and the Bill and the medical care needed there. Mount Whitney--the tallest summit at sunrise. Melinda Gates Foundation. Cliff Hague, zoologist and mountain in the 48 contiguous Each of the climbers has chosen The Foundation has agreed to trustee of the San Diego Zoo, will states--stands at 14,505 feet above to "climb for a cause" and together donate $2 for each dollar that be dedicating his climb to saving sea level. Mount Shasta reaches they are representing a variety of Rotary raises for the climb, the African rhinos, which have an altitude of 14,179 organizations. Leslie Baer-Dinkel, executive been hunted nearly to extinction. Although the entire trek will Nurse Rita Whitaker will bedirector of Xela Aid Partners for The group will be returning last eight-days, the final ascent representing Rotary's "End Polio Self l eliance, has chosen to climb to Catalina around the middi, of will begin at 1 a.m. Monday, Sept. Now" program, a joint project for the children of Guatemala and September. The Christian Science congre- gation in Avalon was organized in 1912, disbanded in 1916 following the dis.a trous commtmity-wide fire, and reconstituted in 1922. By 1928, it had grown to a size area originally for Sunday school that required its own building, classes. Upstairs is a 1,300' sq. so a collection was taken up and sanctuary featuring a massive construction on begun, open-beam ceiling more than 18' It was designed after a overhead, original Douglas fir Florentine chapel by the Wrigley wood flooring throughout, and architect who was responsible for seven enormous paneled windows much of Avalon's original layout, that open outward to allow for Completed in 1929 just prior to airflow. Three double-doors at the the Casino building, the church back of the sanctuary open onto was formally consecrated follow- a spacious deck with ocean and ing a $10,000 donation from Mrs. harbor views. Construction is William Wrigley, Jr. (a Christian entirely of brick with walls in Scientist herself) to pay off the some places more than 3" thick construction indebtedness, and a formed tile roof covers the The building,, known as entire structure. The integrity Overlook Hall, features a two- of construction that continues to story design with a downstairs define the historic building. ALMUERZO DE VERANO GRATIS PARA LOS NII IOS de la escuela Avalon Escuela Avalon Habrd ayuda del personal escolar que habla Espafiol para Ilenar las aplicaciones del almuerzo, en la cafeteria. La escuela Avalon ayudar& a cumplir la solicitud de su estudi- ante el mi6rcoles, 27 de agosto del 2014, de 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. Es importante que todos los hogares Ilenen una solicitud. El porcentaje de aplicaciones aprobado para las escuela Ava- lon, se utilizar& para calificar nuestra escuela para fondos y ayudar en la educaci6n de nuestros estudiantes". Meal Application Assistance Meal application packets will be mailed the first week of August. English and Spanish speaking staff will be at the Avalon School cafeteria Wednesday, August 27, 2014 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm to assist parents in completing their student's application for free and reduced priced school meals. It is important that every hou sehold, with a student attending, complete an application. The percent of free and reduced-price meal applications approved for Avalon schools will be used to qualify the school for funds to help in the education of our students. Quotes of the Week his mind merely to overcome a "One who gains strength by thousand obstacles, but to win in overcoming obstacles possesses spite of a thousand repulses and the only strength which can over- "The l oy who is going to make defeats." come adversity." a great man must not make up--Theodore Roosevelt --Albert Schweitzer G Y H C F I R O I R E T N I J H K K S F N Z P R- D L W E K I H X Q D G N Q W I E E X Z I R E H X P D X A E T C O Q A H K K T M R X C Y S P O F O E H X K L U M W D E S C A N S O L E M S I F S U P V M Z M F V S Z W S A U Z N M T G C X Y Y Y Y N W i T Q P Z G K O E D E H U E D H J X E T F L T E A S G S F T N R T i V A B O A O M V R M X R C B E H Z C M E D E Y S O U A A A J U T G X E E H I L C X B L M .O C D L A U Q Y R N C I G N M W E G K H C W O U X R Q J I J U R V Z Z A E A E R O L A F F U B L B H J C O Y N U D M Q Q V S H X S R P D T T Z U L Z Q C U H S V E F V J B I F R .T B Q G F U H V U T Z L A C R S Z U T .Y S U T P Y L A C U E D I V E Z D Find and Circle These Words: Bluewater, Buffalo, Casita, Chimes, Descanso, Dive, Drought, Eucalyptus, Hike, Interior, Karaoke, Mole, Steamer, TunaClub, Zipline rill 301 end 625 CreJcent ilivonue