A thimble full of news

The November luncheon meeting of the Thimble Club was held Thursday, Nov. 1. The invocation was given by Tonie Ford. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Ann Johnson. Lunch was a huge chef salad with two choices of dressing and a roll and butter. Dessert was pumpkin pie with whipped cream. Cooks were: Barbara Baxter, Marie Ghysels, Pat Boswell and Linda Barnes.

The special feature was a presentation by Flavia Krieg and Sandra Hughes on MCOR, an acronym for Mountain Communities of Resilience. The organization is completely apolitical and its objective is to spark relocalization in Anza. There is a need to meet more of our needs right here in our community, rather than giving all our business to stores, doctors, etc., off the hill.

This would seem to the writer to be difficult to do. Anza has one of the highest poverty rates in Riverside County and possibly California. We can’t keep a doctor up here because most of the population is on medical care and it doesn’t pay enough for the doctor to even meet his overhead. We have one grocery market whose prices are so high you can pay for your gas three times over by driving off the hill. Ideally, we need a grocery coop.

Raffle drawings: The unwrapped gift was won by Sandi Roe; the wrapped gift by Mary Ann Mink, and the 50/50 of $52 by Debora Schuster.

The “Thought for the Day” was given by Char Diaz.

One Response to "A thimble full of news"

  1. Vic   December 2, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    I am disappointed to read such hype. Transitional Town concept revolves around cooperation and embracing the resources you do have and supplementing with "needs and possible growth". I don’t believe there is a particular person to blame for this article’s unfriendliness toward a local business, but it is imperative people start to take accountability for their actions. Idealism is great, always nice to work on conceptual goals, but not at the expense of a town who with great DIFFICULTY manages to hold on to a few gas stations, food stores, and misc. businesses. I want you all to think about your Anza town without "the only grocery store in town" and you will understand how irresponsible it may be to think your actions cannot affect each and every resident of both Anza and Aguanga.

    Please be considerate of all of us who appreciate what we have. Play nice.

    Please note: This is not a response to the author of this article but rather to a movement as a whole. This is not the first time Anza has private views imposed on the will and resources of the people. Driving business away is not the answer.


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