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9 a.m.,Family Beach, NavalBase Ventura County,Point Mugu. 75 athletes from theNavy, Army, Air Force, Marinesand Team Canada will compete inswimming, bicycling and running.Open to spectators with baseaccess. See story, Page 1.
friends of theBard QUarterlYdinner:
5:30 p.m.,Bard Mansion, NBVCPort Hueneme. Guest speakerwill be Dr. Veronica Castillo-Munoz, assistant professor of history at UC Santa Barbara, whowill discuss Mexican workers on75,000 acres of agricultural landowned by Thomas Bard and othersduring the Mexican Revolutionand beyond. Information andreservations: Dolores Dyer, 805-858-0053 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
10 a.m.to 1 p.m., Bldg. 1180,Region Legal Service Office,Detachment Ventura, secondfloor, NBVC Port Hueneme. Signuprequired. Get help with immigrationand naturalization issues, includingfingerprinting. Bring all relevantpaperwork. Information: 805-982-4548.
“Everywhere is walking distance if youhave the time.”
— Steven Wright
By Andrea Howry
Walk it off.Really, walk it off — and while you’reat it, win some big bucks along the way.Morale,WelfareandRecreationisspon-soringanotherWalkYourself Fitcontest,but unlike last year’s, no alternate formsof exercisewillcount.Thisone’sallaboutalking.
“My grandmother started walking fivemiles a day when she was 60. She’s 97 now,and we don’t know where the heck she is.”
— Ellen DeGeneres
Five-member teams are forming now,andteamleadersmustmeetatnoonMon-day,June3,attheBee-FitWellnessCenterat Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hue-neme.TheactualcompetitionstartsMon-day,June24,andendswhenthefirstteamaccumulates a total of 1,662 miles, thedistance of the California portion of thePacific Crest Trail. At that point, which-ever teams have the next highest numbersof milesaccumulatedwillwinsecondandthird place — and they’ll split the pot.The pot is made up of a $50 per teambuy-in.Eachteamwillalsopay$25aweek — $5 per person. The winning team willget 50 percent of whatever has accumu-lated when the 1,662-mile goal is reached.Thesecond-placeteamwillget35percent,and the third-place team will get 15 per-cent.
“I like long walks, especially when theyare taken by people who annoy me.”
— Noel Coward
Every step counts. Competitors mustsupply their own pedometers and call intheirstepcounteverymorningtotheteamleader. Weekend totals are due Mondaymorning. By noon every Monday, theteam leader must report the team’s totalstep count to Ramona Pagel, director of theBee-Fitandorganizerof thecompeti-tion.“We trust you to provide your teamleader with accurate counts of your stepsso that your team wins honestly,” Pagelsaid.The key number is 3,822,600 steps, theequivalent of 1,662 miles.Formoreinformation,callPagelat982-2589.
Bee-Fit walking contest starts June 24
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Capt. Larry Vasquez, commanding officer of Naval Base Ventura County, asks a question about the equipment in the print screeninglassroom at the Regional Occupational Program (ROP) campus in Camarillo.
By Andrea Howry
In one room, five dentist chairsgleamed.In another, silk screens, their framesstained with paint, sat upright, awaitinga new T-shirt project while earlier effortscovered some classroom walls.A third room was filled with hospitalbeds.Job-training classes have come a longway from the auto shops and wood shopstoday’s adults knew inhighschool — andthey were an eye-opener for Capt. LarryVasquez, commanding officer of NavalBase Ventura County.“This is not your dad’s shop class — ormine,”Vasquez said after serving as prin-cipal for a day of the Ventura County Of-fice of Education’s Regional Occupation-al Program (ROP) Wednesday, May 15.Vasquez spent much of the morningtouring classrooms at the ROP campus atthe Camarillo Airport, then visited ROPclassrooms at Buena High School in Ven-tura.In Camarillo, he saw the dental assis-
High school job-training classes grow up
As principal for a day,commanding officer getsa detailed look at today’srograms
SEE ROP, PaGE 23
•MattMusserwasincorrectlyiden-tifiedasaNavyspouseintheMay16print editions of The Lighthouse. HerepresentedMorale,WelfareandRec-reation in the Spouse AppreciationEvent fashion show.• Patrick Sammon’s name was mis-spelled in two photo credits in theMay 16 print edition.