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Barstow Desert Dispatch (Newspaper) - August 31, 2015, Barstow, California Skyline north1 l7j? Chi of Back to Ochoa mi6ht sept to e7 con at Unity a a today tue wed in 79 inn Nelt a th0 Complete forecast Geloca annual kiwanis Mardi gras Parade this years theme for the 83rd annual kiwanis Mardi gras Parade is a volunteers Are our the Parade will be held on oct. 24 starting at 7 . The Parade route will Start at Barstow Road and main Street and proceed East to Mountain View and main Street the entry deadline is oct 16. All entry forms received after the deadline May be rejected As late. All late entries will be placed at the end of the Parade. Entry forms can be picked up at the desert dispatch 130 Cool water Lane. Return entry forms to Mardi gras Parade kiwanis club of Barstow p. 0. Box 412, Barstow. Ca 92311-0412 or the desert dispatch newspaper or email to Blint for More information Call sea lint at 760-964-9053 or Mike Shipley at 760-256-7447.mothers of preschoolers to meet mothers of preschoolers will hold meetings at first Baptist Church of Barstow. 1320 Barstow Road. Regular meetings will be held on the first and third thursday of the month september through May from 9 30 . To noon. For pregnant mothers and mothers of children through kindergarten. Contact first Baptist Church of Barstow for More information at 760-252-2949.Church to hold Burgett Celebration Saint Josephus Catholic Church will be celebrating a mass of thanksgiving for the 25th anniversary of ordination to the diaconate for Deacon Don Burgett the eucharistic Celebration will be sept. 13 at the 11 30 . Mass. St Josephus Catholic Church is located at 505 East Mountain View Street celebrant will be the very Rev. Msgr. Gerald Lopez . The Community is invited. For information Call 760-256-6818.nation/worldfla. Residents St worry about Erika tropical storm Erika has dissipated but folks in the Tampa Bay area Are watching it carefully. Saturdays 9 Arn forecast of Erika showed it dissolving and bypassing drought stricken South Florida entirely. But As some forecasting models show that the storm could dissipate emergency managers in the Tampa Bay area Are still worried about heavy rain from the storms remnants. A the associated press papal visit Pope Francis a stranger to the us by Rachel Zoll the associated press new York when Pope Francis sets foot on the Tarmac at Andrews air Force base near Washington on sept. 22, it wont just be his first time in the United states As pontiff. It will be his first time in the country a Ever in his life. The former Cardinal Jorge Mario Bertoglio of Buenos Aires Argentina never followed the footsteps of so Many fellow roman Catholic leaders of his rank who sought to raise their profiles along with k-12 education funds for missions Back Home by networking within the deeply influential and Well resourced . Church. This Gap in his resume can be explained in part by Francis personality. He was a homebody who loathed being away and Felt a profound obligation to stay near the people of his archdiocese. He also famously opposed ladder climbing condemning what he called a Airport Bishops who spend More time travelling for their own prestige or pleasure than serving their flock. Still Francis Lack of firsthand experience of the . Stands out for Many especially those struggling to absorb his unsparing critique of the excesses of global capitalism and wondering whether this first latin american Pope harbours resentment Over the history of . Policies in his native Region. A this trip to the United states will be the most difficult the most challenging and the most interesting because he a exploring a world that for him is More foreign than Asia than the Philippines a where Francis travelled last january said Massimo fag Gioli Ai expert in Church history i Skyline North is overcrowded the Barstow unified school District Board of trustees has approved another teachers position at Skyline North elementary school photos by Mike Lamb desert dispatch Board oks hiring an extra teacher at a Cost of $56,000 or me in staff writer Barstow slightly changing enrolment numbers at Skyline North elementary will Lead to the hiring of another teacher officials said last week. A a enrolment has increased which is a Good thing a James Davis reported to the Barstow unified school District Board of trustees on tuesday. Davis is the assistant superintendent of personnel services. He said enrolment is slightly higher in the upper grades at Skyline North. He recommended that the Board approve see Skyline a2 students leave Skyline North elementary school As the school Day ends Friday. A teacher will be added to the school to address overcrowding in upper grades. At the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. A a it a not just a language Barrier. Its a cultural Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo an Argentine and one of Francis key advisers at the Vatican said he was aware of but disputed the perception that the Pope disliked the United states. Francis View that a global economic system focused on maximizing profits was destroying the poor and the environment has landed hard in a country considered see Pope a2 Cajon pass commuter Steve Hunt Amtrak options and Jimmy Buffett songs Quot to Quot Quot to Tell All know what the / High desert does t j j have metro link service into san Bernardino Rancho Cucamonga and los Angeles. I talked about that in last week s column and also a bit in my sunday editor s notebook. But if i had t received an email from a Reader last week i would have probably forgotten that both Victorville and Barstow do have Amtrak service. After doing a Little research i discovered that Amtrak s Southwest chief from los Angeles to Chicago and Back makes stops in Barstow at the Harvey House i m Tol Victorville on d Street san Bernardino Riverside and at Union station in los Angeles. I say it makes stops at All those cities because Amtrak s online ticketing website says it does and provides pricing from each segment. But what i Don t actually know is if anyone bothers to take Amtrak from say Victorville to san Bernardino or Barstow to Riverside. Or vice versa. One Reader i talked to this week a retired a psf employee told me he believes the Southwest chief slows Down at Barstow and Victorville stations to take a Quick look if anybody is waiting for the train but it is rare that anyone actually is waiting. He May be right because clearly Amtrak has not set up the Southwest chief to Cater to Cajon pass commuters. I say that because the times Are Wacky not see Amtrak a2 monday August 31,2015 desert dispatch Good morning Barstow amp High desert serving our communities since 1910 $1 plus tax around town. As dear abby.65 california.a3 lottery.a2 classified.b6 opinion.a4 comics.b4 weather.a6 Contact us Home delivery Iii air tin new .766-241-7755 .760-2564124 volume 105, Issue 360 05105 48323 Community Barstow route 66 festival planned for october chamber of Commerce to Start an annual event by Jose Quintero staff writer Barstow the Barstow area chamber of Commerce plans to hold its first route 66 festival on oct. 16 and 17, but Hopes to turn it into an annual event. Ambassadors committee chair Elena Rivera said the chamber has been working tirelessly to put together the first Ever festival this year in Barstow. Rivera Hopes to prepare for next years festival which will coincide with the 90th birthday of route 66. Rivera said she expects to see a wave of people travelling through Barstow on route 66 next year because of the 90th anniversary. Route 66 was established on nov. La 1926. It started in Chicago and ran through Missouri Kansas Oklahoma Texas new Mexico Arizona and ended in Santa Monica. A we Hope this will help bring awareness about the historical Road we have Here in Barstow and the significance it had on the country 90 years ago Quot she said. Quot we really want to get our youth involved and have them understand just How big a treasure route 66 really Sec festival. A2

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