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Articles by Jo Moreland

By Jo Moreland
Alpine Mountain Empire Chamber of Commerce,   For The Alpine Sun
ALPINE ---- “I like my friend. We do everything for each other. She is kind . . . She helps me when I get sad. I love her.”
That essay read by kindergartener Hailey Paden  of Creekside Early Learning Center enchanted the crowd on June 4 at the 11th Annual Essay Writers Recognition Awards in Alpine. Friendship was this year’s essay contest topic for Alpine Union School District students.

ALPINE ---- Sometimes there just aren’t enough words to describe a really nice guy.
George Wood was a father, grandfather and almost a great-grandfather beloved by his family when he died of cancer on March 30.
Kind, helpful, honest, generous, hard worker, successful businessman, active, pleasant, fun-loving ---- those are some of Wood’s many qualities, according to family, friends and acquaintances.

By Jo Moreland
Alpine Mountain Empire Chamber of Commerce
For The Alpine Sun
ALPINE -----The annual Gift Bag Drive by local realtor Jeff Campbell is under way again in East San Diego County!
The major effort to help families eat full meals, keep babies adequately clothed and provide games for underprivileged children is in its 16th year.

Most people know it’s fun to give as well as get presents any time, but especially during Christmas and the year-end holidays.

Along with the decorations, the shopping and the special activities are memories of the best gifts we gave to others.

That’s true for members of the Alpine Mountain Empire Chamber of Commerce, too.

“The best Christmas gift I ever gave was four years ago,” said Abigail Allen, owner of Pacific Crest Ranch in Alpine.  “I surprised my family with a trip to San Francisco for New Years Eve.”

ALPINE ---- New state legislation introduced Aug. 24 might eliminate the new annual $150 State Responsibility Area (SRA) fees for state fire prevention services.

The Alpine Fire Protection District Board of Directors unanimously adopted a resolution two days earlier opposing the new fees of $150 per residential building in forested or wildfire-prone areas. The $126 million raised would support state fire prevention efforts, officials said.