Rancho Cucamonga PT Cruiser Club

August-September 2008 Newsletter - Issue # 24

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Fourth of July
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SPIDERMAN VISITS JERRY GILLESPIE ON HIS 70TH BIRTHDAY
“Nothing thrills us more than driving with our 6 foot Spiderman figure popping thru the sunroof, in our local community parades”, Rita Gillespie

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BIRTHDAYS FOR THE YEAR 2008
BIRTHDAY’S FOR JANUARY JONATHAN MEYER - JAN 6 BOB KOEPP - JAN 10 LUPE FRANCO - JAN 17 BUD MATTIS - JAN 18 LAURA MURILLO - JAN 26 RONALD RAMOS - JAN 27 BIRTHDAY’S FOR FEBRUARY KATIE DAIGLE - FEB 16 CLAUDIA OVIATT - FEB 16 TONY OLAGUE - FEB 28 BIRTHDAY’S FOR MARCH ALEX MENDOZA - MAR 1 VICTOR RAMIREZ - MAR 1 TOM JUDKINS - MAR 8 ARDELLE LESNICK - MAR 21 ALICIA MENDOZA - MAR 29 ARTHUR MENDOZA - MAR 31 ELAINE CALVO - MAR 31 BIRTHDAY’S FOR APRIL ALEX KOZASKY - APR 1 EMILIO ALCALA - APR 10 ROSEANNE GONZALES - APR 15 JORDAN SANDSTROM - APR 21 SANDY IRVINE - APR 26 CLEM LAGROSA - APR 26 BIRTHDAY’S FOR MAY STEPHANIE THEODOROU - MAY 13 DILLAN HIGGINS - MAY 15 GINA KOZASKY - MAY 16 RANDY BOUDUIN - MAY 23 BIRTHDAY’S FOR JUNE DANNY BEACH - JUN 6 FRANK CARRILLO - JUN 14 LAURIE ESQUIVEL - JUN 15 PETE THEODOROU - JUN 25 DEAN DAIGLE - JUN 26 PAUL ESQUIVEL- JUN 27 LORI MANZ - JUN 30 BIRTHDAY’S FOR JULY JOEY SANDSTROM - JUL 2 BOB NAVEROSKI - JUL 2 MANNY ELIZONDO - JUL 5 CHRISTIAN MURILLO - JUL 6 IRENE HERNANDEZ - JUL 11 LUIS GONZALES - JUL 13 ADAM HIGGINS - JUL 15 SANDI LAGROSA - JUL 15 DORIS KOTWICA - JUL 23 GARY BRIGHT - JUL 23 DAVID NEIL - JUL 25 JIMMY ANDERSON - JUL 30 JIM GUIGNARD - JUL 30 KENNY WONG - JUL 30 IVY SUMMER KOZASKY – JUL 31

BIRTHDAY’S FOR AUGUST BARBIE WONG - AUG 4 JUDY GERSCH - AUG 7 STEPHANIE SANDSTROM - AUG 8 FRANK MANGINI - AUG 8 VICKIE HOPPENS - AUG 9 LYLE IVIE - AUG 9 RICK WILLIAMS - AUG 10 MARLENE BEACH - AUG 10 JIM DEKOKER - AUG 14 PAULA ANDERSON - AUG 20 ALICIA ELIZONDO - AUG 20 LORRAINE WILLIAMS - AUG 21 ALEXANDER JR. - AUG 25 LINDA COOK - AUG 30 ASHLEY SINOR - AUG 31 PT TONY - AUG 31 BIRTHDAY’S FOR SEPTEMBER SUE STEPHENSON - SEP 1 LARRY STEPHENSON - SEP 3 RONI KOEPP - SEP 6 JOE SALINAS - SEP 7 RAY OVIATT - SEP 8 JORDAN MURILLO - SEP 18 ROBIN BREWER - SEP 30 BIRTHDAY’S FOR OCTOBER EDDIE JOHNSON - OCT 1 SHAR - OCT 11 AMBER FRANCO - OCT 13 CONNIE SANDSTROM - OCT 16 BIRTHDAY’S FOR NOVEMBER CONNIE FRANCO - NOV 3 JIM NEMECHEK - NOV 4 DENISE MEYER – NOV 8 MELANIE MEYER - NOV 8 LUIS CALVO JR. - NOV 12 ED NANCE - NOV 23 GARY GERSCH - NOV 27 JENNIE SANDSTROM - NOV 18 BIRTHDAY’S FOR DECEMBER CHERIE LANDRETH - DEC 1 MARY ANN NAVEROSKI - DEC 1 MARTHA (TONY) - DEC 5 DARYL WHITESIDE - DEC 6 PAUL GARCIA - DEC 7 DONNA HIGGINS - DEC 11 WILL COOK - DEC 12 MARIA SAVEDRA - DEC 12 BOB IRVINE - DEC 16 DEBORAH WHITESIDE - DEC 22 JEFF MEYER - DEC 27

“FROM ALL OF US” HAPPY BIRTHDAY

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PT Cruiser of the Month July 2008 Laura Murillo Entry Number # 090

Previous Winners "PT Cruiser of the Month" 2006 Shirley Reeves - June 2006 Clem Lagrosa - July 2006 Rick & Lorraine Williams - August 2006 George & Lori Manz - September 2006 Robin Brewer - October 2006 Mel - November 2006 Jim & Paula Anderson - December 2006

PT Cruiser of the Year for 2006 Clem Lagrosa Alicia Mendoza presents PT Cruiser of the Month to Laura Murillo Congratulations on your win Laura. 2007 Glenn Marx - January 2007 Sandy Wellington - February 2007 Lloyd Holland - March 2007 Will & Linda Cook - April 2007 Stan Nosik - May 2007 Jeff Meyer - June 2007 Shar - July 2007 Robin Brewer - August 2007 Adam Higgins - September 2007 Paul & Laurie Esquivel - October 2007 Jim & Paula Anderson - November 2007 Jim Dekoker - December 2007

PT Cruiser of the Year for 2007 Lloyd & Sheri Holland 2008 Larry Harris - January 2008 Bob & Sandy Irvine - March 2008 Connie & Randy - May 2008 Laura Murillo – July 2008
PT CRUISER OF THE YEAR FOR 2008 WILL BE HELD ON THE MEET AND GREET OF NOV. 2 2008

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Best of Show July 2008 Sal Corona Entry Number # 112 Sunday July 6th

Congratulations Sal on your win! You do have a great looking classic. Your classic is considered to be among the top cruisers with this win here at Rancho. “Congratulation Sal”

Previous Winners Best of Show 2008 January - Wayne Holloway March - Lloyd Holland May - Bud Mattis

Rancho’s Event.

The day couldn’t have been better than this. The weather was perfect

and the cars were all looking good and the owners were doing their best to present the best show ever. The Fourth of July trophies that were on display were made by Island Cruisers and sponsored by James Dekoker of Dekoker Electric of Riverside, California. The 9 Desktop trophies are sponsored by the clubs’ yearly sponsors. Burger Town USA sponsored the PT Cruiser of the Month Trophy. If you were here I hope you had a great time, I know I did. Drive safe and have a nice day Thank you. Rancho Cucamonga PT Cruiser Club / Truck & Car Event. It’s Show Time! Com’on down anytime.

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Best Engine July 2008 Gary Bright Entry Number # 115

Best Interior July 2008 Emilio Alcala Entry Number # 078

Congratulations Gary

Congratulations Emilio

Previous Winners Best Engine 2008 January - PT Tony March - Sandy Wellington Lagrosa May - Mike Devaney

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Previous Winners Best Interior 2008 January - Ed Nance March - Adam Higgins May - Manuel Hernandez

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The graphics artist for Jerry & Rita’s Spiderman PT (Cover Page) is their good friend Bob Hill

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Best Theme July 2008 Elaine Velarde Calvo Entry Number # 085

Best Paint July 2008 Frank Carrillo Entry Number # 104

Alicia Mendoza presents Best Theme Trophy to Elaine Velarde Calvo. Elaine and her husband Luis each own their own pt cruiser. It’s pretty tough to tell which one is the better cruiser at these shows. Congratulations Elaine.

Frank’s PT recently had this mural done, in fact it was done about 4 days before this event, the cruiser looks good all around. Congratulation on your win Frank

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Previous Winners Best Paint 2008 January – Lori Manz March – Bob & Maryann Naveroski May – Margaret Hernandez

Previous Winners Best Theme 2008 January – Linda Cook March – Jim Dekoker May – Regina Chavez

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Best Under Construction July 2008 Eric Robinson Entry Number # 118

Special Interest July 2008 Frank Mangini Entry Number # 111

“Congratulations of your win Tony” You have a one of a kind PT Cruiser that is fixed up really nice.

Congratulations on your win Frank Your cruiser is definitely a classic to see. You’ve done a great job on your pride and joy.

Previous Winners Best Under Construction 2008 January – Laurie Esquivel March – Will Cook May – Gary Gersch

760 No. Archibald Ave - Ontario, California GOOD FOOD, GOOD PEOPLE, GOOD CLUB

Previous Winners Special Interest 2008 January – Jim Dekoker March – Linda Cook May – Anthony Hernandez

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"Spiderman, Spiderman, Does Whatever a Spider Can" "Look Out, Here Comes the Spiderman"
This is the theme of our 2005 Inferno Red PT Cruiser. We challenged ourselves to do something different with our new 2005 PT. Our 13 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren helped us choose the "Spiderman" theme. Our local 70 year old graphic artist, Bob Hill, airbrushed Spidey on the hood, and pinstriped spider webs and baby spiders on the PT, for our 15th wedding anniversary, July 15, 2005. June of 2006, we had Bob airbrush Spidey heads on both mirror covers. And, last June 2007, after "Spiderman 3" movie came out, Bob airbrushed the theme of the newest movie on our trunk door. We think it's one of a kind.

. He brings a smile to children and adults alike, shouting, “Spiderman, Spiderman

The idea for this contest originated about a month ago and it was announced by email and posted on the website. Many people with cruisers and some with trucks were quick to send information with photos for this contest. One email was sent to Russ Adolf and he forward the email to all of his club members. Below is an email sent to Mr. Adolf thanking him for passing on the information to Jerry and Rita Gillespie who were highly considered from the very start. The story and photos they sent were awesome and the decision was made about 4 days after the deadline thus they were selected for the Cover Page Newsletter of August – September 2008 Issue # 24. We have been doing this club newsletter for a long time and during this time we have picked up a great amount of readers who look forward to the newsletters. I would say there are appx. 250 plus email address, and countless readers from the web site, plus, we also print out between 40 to 60 hard copies and that is set just like a magazine 17 x 11 1/2 in black & white only. A collector’s item in the future.
Hello Russ Adolf, I was informed that you forward the email about this contest to your members and I would like to extend my appreciation to you by saying thank you for doing that. The competition was grand and the photos were awesome. I am happy to say that your members Jerry and Rita Gillespie from your club YakiVegas PT Cruiser Club are the winners for this contest Alexander Mendoza

Would you like to be featured on the front cover of Rancho Cucamonga PT Cruiser Club Newsletter? All you have to do to enter is send 2-3 photos of your car or truck with an article, story or information about your vehicle, yourself, (family optional) etc., and why you should be chosen as the one for the front cover page. CoverPageEntries@rcptcruiserclub.com The next CoverPageEntries contest will be for October November Issue # 25. All details are posted on clubs’ website. www.rcptcruiserclub.com

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In this day and age of escalating living costs for families, nothing is more rewarding to us than showing off our prize PT in parades. It's free and fun entertainment for all, and brings a smile to this Great Grandpa and Grandma.

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Best Graphics July 2008 Paul Garcia Entry Number # 109

Best Stock July 2008 Jeff Meyer Entry Number # 100

Congratulations on your win Paul. Alex presents trophy award to Paul Garcia

Jeff Meyer and daughter Melanie both share the moment of winning at Rancho. Jeff has been coming to the Rancho events since the beginning of this club. His wife Denise and son Jonathan were also here with her cruiser. Family belongs to the club SGV and attend many events including race track events where Jeff’s cruiser is known to many Irwindale race fans. The engine is awesome. “Congratulations Jeff”

Previous Winners Best Graphics 2008 January – Adam Higgins March – Stephanie Theodorou May – Gib Wilson

Previous Winners Best Stock 2008 January – Luis Calvo March – Laurie Esquivel May – Ron Ramos

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2nd Annual Fourth of July Celebration 1st Place Winner Eddie Johnson

Jim Dekoker presents 1 place trophy award to Eddie Johnson of Desert Hot Springs, Calif. Eddie was selected by Mr. P. of Burger Town USA as the most patriotic cruiser at this event. Eddie is no stranger to being patriotic whereas he served in the Viet-Nam War and was seriously wounded while there. During the time of his service to the United States Army he was awarded the Purple Heart along with about 7 other service medals. He served his country and remains active with the community by speaking to high schools during the year. Mr. Johnson recently spoke at La Quinta High School where he received around 150 letters from the students thanking him for talking to them and sharing some of his past experience from that era. War time Veteran Eddie Johnson also contributes to the Desert Cancer Foundation in Palm Desert by being a dedicated volunteer and assisting in different areas to keep this foundation going strong. Eddie belongs to several clubs and keeps himself busy attending various Meet & Greets even though it means he has to drive very far to get to some of these events. A member of The Palm Springs Cruisin’ Association and a member of the Double D Cruiser Car Club he keeps himself busy and always lends a hand when needed. nd Congratulation Eddie Johnson for your win on the 2 Annual th Rancho Cucamonga PT Cruiser Club Best Patriotic 4 of July st Celebration 1 Place Award Trophy.

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Cancer Prevention A number of risk factors contribute to the formation of cancer. Although there are many risk factors for cancer you cannot control, there are changes you can make to your lifestyle to decrease your risk of cancer. Factors such as genetics cannot be controlled; others, like cigarette smoking, can be. Both your lifestyle and environment may affect your chances of developing certain types of cancer. All cancers are different, so they have different causes. A factor that may contribute to lung cancer may not contribute to cervical cancer. Knowing the risk factors for different cancer types can give you the power to prevent certain cancers from ever forming. It can be difficult to determine the cause of cancer. Multiple risk factors work together to contribute to its development. The following are some actions that can help prevent different types of cancer:

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Quit smoking to reduce the chances of getting lung cancer Reduce alcohol intake to avoid esophageal cancer Eat well-balanced and nutritious meals to inhibit the formation of colon cancer Exercise and stay active to reduce the likelihood of developing colon or breast cancer Get vaccinated Avoid prolonged exposure to the sun and use sunscreen to prevent melanomas and skin cancer

Be aware of your environment. Avoid hazardous jobs that expose you to radiation or other carcinogenic substances While there may be no sure way of preventing a person from getting cancer, following these guidelines—as well as a healthy lifestyle—is a great way to help reduce your risk. *

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2nd Annual Fourth of July Celebration 2st Place Winners Mike & Maria Savedra

and joined a PT Cruiser Club where we could see the various cruisers modified in various themes. Little by little we started modifying the car as to what it is now. We lower it, added dual pipes, pin stripping, Continental kit, visor, spotlights, red rims, white wall tires etc, as you well know is a work in progress, aka "under construction". Along the way we have met incredible people and at the same time have made wonderful friendships.

Jim Dekoker presents 2 place Fourth of July Celebration trophy to Maria Savedra from San Gabriel Valley PT Cruiser Club. Congratulations on your win Maria, you and Mike surely have a great looking PT Cruiser. CONGRATULATIONS MIKE AND MARIA SAVEDRA ND ON YOUR WIN FOR THE 2 ANNUAL RANCHO CUCAMONGA PT CRUISER CLUB / TRUCK AND CAR TH EVENT BEST PATRIOTIC 4 OF JULY CELEBRATION ND 2 PLACE AWARD TROPHY.

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Fuel Savings 10 Easy Ways to Save Over a Grand on Gas
Mike & Maria have definetly done some serious modifications to their cruiser since they bought it and it shows. THIS IS ONE CRUISER THAT IS RATED HIGHLY AMONG CAR BUFFS Before we bought the Cruiser, we were thinking about buying a car to restore but, after careful consideration we scrapped the idea because the cost was more than what we wanted to spend. At the same time we got a postcard advertising a new concept car as we now know as the “PT Cruiser”. From the beginning, Maria thought that this was the car that she wanted. It had a retro look and today's technology. We put the postcard on the refrigerator and stared at it for a couple of years. At the same time we were going from dealer to dealer and they were not dealing and with an over sticker price of over five to ten thousand dollars. Finally we found a dealer that was willing to deal. After three visits, we finally got the deal we wanted and the car we wanted. Maria's request was that it had to be red and a five speed, anything else was just like icing on a cake. We got a Limited Edition, Inferno Red, five speed, leather, sunroof, sport suspension, etc, etc. For about three months we just ran stock 1. Get that "Check Engine" Light Checked Out Possible Savings: Off the charts 2. Check Your Tire Pressure Possible Savings: 133.9 gallons/year ($542/yr) 3. Change Your Air Filter Possible Savings: 60.9 gallons/yr ($247/yr) 4. Drive 60 on the Highway, Not 75 Possible Savings: 57.8 gallons/year ($234/yr) 5. Turn Off the A/C Possible Savings: 31.9 gallons/yr ($129/yr) 6. Get Your Engine Tuned Possible Savings: 25.8 gallons/year ($104/yr) 7. Drive Calmly in the City Possible Savings: 17.9 gallons/yr ($73/yr) 8. Reduce Weight of the Vehicle. Storage. 9. Lose the Roof Rack Possible Savings: 13.1 gallons/year ($53/yr) 10. Change Your Oil on Time Possible Savings: 6.6 gallons/year ($27/yr) After 3,000 miles, changing your oil (using the recommended grade) gives you back one percent of your car's mpg rating.

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2nd Annual Fourth of July Celebration 3st Place Winner Evelyn Bosinger

Sponser for the Fourth of July Trophies is Jim Dekoker of Dekoker Electrical from Riverside, CA. Jim was not the judge for the best patriotic winners but he did present the trophies to the winners at this event here at Rancho Cucamonga PT Cruiser Club / Truck & Car Event. Evelyn was presented with a very beautiful and very partriotic trophy which stood 3 foot tall. She was busy all morning making sure that her all american PT Cruiser looked its best. Evelyn’s home club is Phun Time Cruisers from up north and she traveled all the way to the event to compete in this event. Not only did she compete but she had a whole lot of fun making friends and checking out the other cars. All vehicles were eligible for this contest, PT Cruisers, Classics, Trucks, and T-Buckets, all Cars was the rule. I guess Evelyn must have used the front seat belt for that 3 foot trophy on the way home. It was a beautiful trophy indeed! Congratulation Evelyn. Very nice convertible PT Cruiser and well decorated for the Fourth of July Celebration at this event.

The History of the American Flag Congress first approved the flag on June 14, 1777. This date is now observed as Flag Day throughout America. It was first stated that there be a star and stripe for each state, making thirteen of both. Over the years, the number of stars has been changed to include one star for each of the 50 states, while the stripes remained the same to represent the 13 original colonies. Later, the colors of the flag were given special meaning. The red is for valor and zeal - white is for hope, purity, and cleanliness of life - and blue, the color of heaven, loyalty, sincerity, justice, and truth. The name "OLD GLORY" was given to our National Flag on August 10, 1831. The flag means the spirit of liberty and human freedom. Proper Display of Flag * Display of the American flag is usually from sunrise to sunset. * The flag should be displayed daily on or near the main building of every public place and during school days in or near every schoolhouse. * Flags are flown at half-staff to show grief for lives lost. When the flag is flown at half-staff, it should be pulled to the top for a moment, and then lowered to the half-staff position. The flag should then be raised to the top before it is lowered for the day. * When two or more flags are flown from the same pole, the American flag must be on top. * When displayed with another flag against a wall, the U.S. flag should be on its own right (left to a person facing the wall).

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Rancho Cucamonga PT Cruiser Club Car & Truck Event Meet & Greet All Contest Winners, All 50/50 Winners, All Raffle Bird Winners. Nice Cruisers, Good Times, Good Friends, Everyone Welcomed!

2006

PT Fan Belt Toss

2006

Hula Hoop Toss

June ~ Dee Campbell July ~Jim Ingram August ~Cherie Landreth September ~ Lorraine Williams October ~ Jennie Sandstrom November ~ David (visitor) December ~ Lorraine Williams

July ~ Connie Sandstrom August ~ Dean Daigle September ~ Jim Anderson October ~ Connie Sandstrom November ~ Charles Brewer December ~ Bob Irvine

August ~ Jonathan Meyer ~ $74.00 September ~ Roni Koepp ~ $104.00 October ~ John Lujan ~ $102.00 November ~ Jim Guignard ~ $50.00 Dec. ~ Mary Ann Naveroski~ $88.00

2008
January ~ Wayne Holloway ~ $75.00 Mar. ~ Stephanie Theodorou ~ $75.00 May ~ Jim Guignard ~ $50.00 July ~ Ardelle Lesnick ~ $127.00

2007

2007

January ~ JD February ~ Alexander Mendoza March ~ Shar April ~ Paul Esquivel May ~ Laurie Esquivel June ~ Bob Irvine July ~ Connie Sandstrom August ~ Robin Brewer September ~ Connie Sandstrom October ~ Roni - Bob - Claudia November ~ Bob Irvine December 2007 ~ Jim Anderson

2008

January ~ Adam February ~ Paul Esquivel March ~ Lloyd Holland April ~ Mondo May ~ Bob Naveroski June ~ Ray Oviatt July ~ Paul Esquivel August ~ Charles Brewer September ~ Lloyd Holland October ~ Alex Mendoza. & Monique Esquivel November ~ Bob Irvine December ~ Dennis

2006

Birds for Raffle

2008

Jan ~ Randy Bouduin March ~ Charles Brewer May ~ James Dekoker July ~ PT Tony – Elaine Calvo & Jordan Murillo

Jan ~ Lloyd Holland March ~ Jim Anderson May ~ Jim Dekoker & Margaret Hernandez July ~ “Out of Time”

June ~ Jan & Dee Campbell ~ 2 Parakeets July ~ Jim Ingram ~ 2 Love Birds Aug. ~ Vicki Hoppens ~ 1 Female Cockatiel Aug. ~ Sandy Irvine ~ 1 Female Cockatiel September ~ Ken & Barb ~ 2 Finches September ~ Louie Gonzales ~ 2 Finches Oct. ~ Connie & Randy ~ 2 Diamond Doves November ~ Jennie & Jordon ~ 2 Parakeets December ~ Sandy Irvine ~ 2 Parakeets

2007

Horse Shoe Toss

50/50 Raffle Drawing
2006
June ~ Betty ~ $60.00 July ~ Robin Brewer ~ $62.50 August ~ Larry & Sue ~ $60.00 September ~ Susie Howard ~ $65.00 Oct. ~ Bob & Sandy Irvine ~ $36.00 Nov. ~ Jennie Sandstrom ~ $67.00 December ~ Roni Koepp ~ $36.00

2007

April ~ Stanley Nosik May ~ Stanley Nosik June ~ Stanley Nosik July ~ Alex Mendoza August ~ Alex Mendoza September ~ Out of time October ~ John Lujan November ~ Charles Brewer December ~ John Lujan

2007

2008
January ~ John Lujan March ~ To Windy May ~ Connie Sandstrom & Manuel Hernandez July ~ Jim Anderson - Connie Sandstrom & Jordan Murillo

January ~ Sandy Wellington ~ $120.00 February ~ Robin Brewer ~ $60.00 March ~ Sandy Wellington ~ $73.00 April ~ Stephanie Theodorou~ $57.50 May ~ Sandy Wellington ~ $52.50 June ~ Robin Brewer ~ $105.00 July ~ Roni Koepp ~ $125.00

January ~ Linda Cook ~ 2 Parakeets February ~ Laurie Esquivel ~ 4 Finches March ~ John Lujan ~ 2 Parakeets April ~ 07 ~ Connie Sandstrom ~ 2 Parakeets May ~ Shar ~ 2 Parakeets June ~ Mary Ann Naveroski ~ 2 Parakeets July ~ Sandy Wellington ~ 2 Parakeets August ~ Melanie Meyer ~ 2 Parakeets September ~ Linda Cook ~ 2 Parakeets October ~ Cherie Landreth ~ 2 Parakeets November ~ Jim Guignard ~ 2 Finches December ~ No birdies this month.

On November 2nd 2008 The PT Cruiser Of The Month Award Will Be Presented To A PT Cruiser Who Qualifies For The Award And Then Towards The End Of The Meet & Greet The PT Cruiser Of The Year For 2008 Will Be Selected From The PT Cruisers Who Have Won During This Year PT Cruiser Of The Month. Good Luck To All!

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Jordan Murillo Fan Belt Toss Winner

Jordan Murillo Horse Shoe Toss Winner

PT Tony Fan Belt Toss Winner

Jordan, PT Tony, & Elaine Connie, Jordan, & Jimmy Fan Belt Toss Winners Horse Shoe Toss Winners

Elaine Velarde Calvo Fan Belt Toss Winner

Jim Anderson Horse Shoe Toss Winner

Connie Sandstrom Horse Shoe Toss Winner

50/50 Big Money Winner Ardelle Lesnick $127.00

Jordan Murillo / Horse Shoes

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(H E A L T H

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counter anti-inflammatory such as ibuprofen and wearing the right footwear (shoes with good arch support; no hard heels or soles). For those who continue to have problems in spite of these maneuvers, talk with your doctor. After taking a quick history and doing an exam to rule out other problems, chances are, she'll refer you to a physical therapist, who can show you more targeted stretching and strengthening exercises based on the shape of your foot. There are even special splints and boots that can be used to help stretch out the tissues in the lower leg and foot. You can help prevent plantar fasciitis by understanding what predisposes you to the problem and taking corrective action now. Once it occurs, you're already behind, so take care of your feet now. After all, your plantar fascia work hard every day to support your feet, so why not give them the proper support they need to stay healthy?

Support your feet you can minimize the
pain of plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is a condition that occurs when the connective tissue on the bottom of the foot (called plantar fascia) becomes inflamed. The fascia lends support to the arch and structures of the foot. It extends from the heel to the toes, so you can imagine how problematic it is when it becomes irritated. The pain from plantar fasciitis occurs on the bottom of the foot near the heel and is described as sharp or burning. It's worse first thing in the morning and generally gets better the longer someone remains on his feet. The pain can recur, usually after the person has been off his feet for a protracted period. It can occur in one or both feet, but when it strikes, it's memorable. What causes the fascia to become irritated? Lots of things can set you up for problems. For starters, the fascia supports the arch, so anything that places added burden on it can cause tiny tears in the tissue. These tiny tears lead to an inflammatory reaction and, eventually, the symptoms of plantar fasciitis. Obesity or rapid weight gain, high-impact exercises like jogging and basketball, diabetes (for reasons that aren't clear), shoes that have no arch support or thin, hard soles that don't support the feet, or underlying foot problems (like high or low arches) all can overburden the plantar fascia. Another major contributor to the problem is having tight Achilles tendons. This decreases the normal range of motion for the feet so that when these tendons are stretched past this limited range, an undue stress is placed on the fascia. This phenomenon explains why the pain is worse in the morning: The foot remains in a contracted position overnight, and when it's "stretched" first thing the next morning, the pain strikes. The good news about plantar fasciitis is that it generally goes away. The bad news is that it can take a long time. The symptoms last anywhere from a few months up to a couple of years, so it's important that those who have it employ a few tricks to minimize its effect on their lives. Treatment includes consistently stretching the plantar fascia and the Achilles tendons (see box at left). Additional home remedies to try include icing feet at the end of the day, taking over-the-

To prevent stroke damage, think FAST
A stroke is a "brain attack" that happens when blood flow is interrupted. "It's the third leading cause of death, but 40% of Americans can't name a single warning sign and most people don't know that it's treatable, if you catch it early." Memory trick is FAST It's a myth that strokes only hit the elderly: 25% are in people younger than 65. If you think you or someone you're with might be having a stroke, use this checklist, fast. Face. Is it numb? Does the smile suddenly sag or droop on one side? Arm. Is one arm weak? Can both be raised easily? Speech. Is a simple sentence like, "The sky is blue," slurred or jumbled? Time. Call 911, even if there's an improvement in condition.

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