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school in Cutler and graduated from Orosi High School in 1966. Immediately after graduating he began working at a turkey ranch in East Orosi until he was drafted in 1968 to the United States Army. His basic training began in Fort Lewis, Washington, where he was there for 10 weeks. After basic training, Rubalcaba married his high school sweetheart Alice Soleno. The two have been married now
for 50 years and live in Dinuba. Rubalcaba received advanced individual training specializing in helicopter mechanic at Fort Eustis in Virginia. Upon graduating he was sent to Fort Benning, Georgia for airborne school and went on to the 82nd Airborne Division in North Carolina, where he was stationed
for 18 months.
In 1970, after he and his
wife welcomed a son, Rudy Ernest, and a daughter, Mona, Rubalcaba was sent Vietnam, where he served with the 101st Airborne 75th” Infintry Rangers “L” Company. He was wounded after only four months there, but was able to recover and remain in Vietnam to finish he tour.
In 1971, after serving in Vietnam, Rubalcaba returned home and bought a home for his family in Dinuba. That same year he began what would become a 45-year career with the Dinuba Post Office. He and his wife also welcomed another son, Ronnie, in 1978.
Rubalcaba has been part of the Veteran of Foreign War for over 10 years, Vietnam Veterans Association since they began approximately 13 years ago and helped start the Vietnam Wall Committee. He is also a Fourth Degree member of Knights of Columbus.
His hobbies include playing softball, restoring his 1947 Chevy Fleet-line and spending time with his seven grandchildren. He is also a big Los Angeles sports enthusiast and can be often seen sporting such teams as the L.A. Rams, L.A. Dodgers and L.A. Lakers.
Raymond V. Montano
– Montano joined the United States Air Force in July of 1952 in Phoenix, Arizona and served for over 20 years.
During his time in the Air Force he was stationed at various air bases in Arizona, Texas, Pennsylvania, Utah, California and also Seville, Spain. He served two tours overseas in Vietnam; the first time in Danang, from 1963 to 1964, and the second time in Saigon, from 1965 to 1966.
Also serving in the United States military were his three brothers. His brothers Cornelio and Roy both served during World War II as paratroopers. And his brother Manuel Jr. served during the Korean War, in which he was killed in action.
In 1953, Montano married Maria “Tita” Garza in Harlingen, Texas. The two were married for 53 years, until her passing in 2005. They became parents to five children, John, Steve and Raymond Montano Jr., and Yvonne Espino and Belinda Gamez. They have 12 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and five great- great grandchildren.
After retiring from the Air Force in 1975, Montano began a 23-year career working as a Veterans Representative with the State of California. While there he also earned his Associates of Arts Degree from the College of the Sequoias. He retired in 1998.
During both careers Ray enjoyed sports, especially baseball in which he played and coached. While in the Air Force he took a leave to try out for the San Francisco Giants. Out of the hundreds of men who tried out, Montano made the top 20, playing second base and short stop.
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District Doings
•Palm United Methodist Church of Dinuba will hold its annual Oriental Take-Out Dinner on Saturday, October 27, 2018, 3:00- 6:00 PM.
The church is located at 438 West Tulare Street, corner of "P" Street, in Dinuba. Menu will include Grilled Teriyaki Chicken, Cabbage & Ramen Salad, Chow Mein, Steamed Rice and Cookies.
Tickets cost $12.00 and may be purchased from church membersoratthedoor. Boutiqueitemswillalsobeavailablefor purchase. Proceeds will go to support various mission projects.
• St. Catherine's Catholic Daughter will be hosting their Annual Christmas Boutique on Saturday, Nov. 3, and on Sunday, Nov. 4, at St. Catherine's Parish Hall.
The boutique will feature Scentsy, Gold Canyon, LulaRoe, Tupperware, custom rosaries, baked goods, homemade goods, customized vinyl drinkware, Paparazzi, and more. There will also be Pictures with Santa, food and complimentary coffee.
The boutique will be open on Nov. 3 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. St. Catherine's Parish Hall is located at 356 North Villa Avenue in Dinuba.
For more informaiton, please contact Janet at 590-9022
• Dinuba High School's Baseball and Softball will be hosting the 2018 Annual Golf Tournament onSunday, Nov. 4 at Ridge Creek Dinuba Golf Club.
The tournamen will be a four-person scramble and registration will begin at 9 a.m., with a shotgun start at 10 a.m.
Enjoy good company, food and golf, while playing at one of the best courses in the Valley. Proceeds from the tournament benifit the Emperors' Baseball and Softball programs. Over the last several years the tournament has helped fund college scholarships, payment of uniforms, batting cage upgrades, field upgrades and new equipment.
The cost per golfer is $125 and sponsorship is available. For more information, contact Brent Morrelli at 909-2320 or Bryan Patterson at 936-4028.
• The Tulare County Child Abuse Prevention Council will be presenting their 13th Annual Cynthia Lockart Mummery Conference on Thursday, November 8, at the Visalia Convention Center. This year's thems is Building Trauma-Informed Schools and Communities.
Keynote Speaker will be Jim Sporleder, a retired high school principal from Wala Wala, Washington. He was was featured in the documentary "Paper Tigers" and is the author of "The Trauma- Informed School."
To register visit
• The 17th Annual Veteran's Dinner will be held on Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Dinuba Memorial Hall. Social Hour will be held from 6 to 6:30 p.m. with dinner from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Veterans eat for free. Tickets for invited guests are $20. Music will be provided by DJ Ray Quintana and entertainment will feature Jeremy Pearce as Elvis Presley. RSVP with Romelia Castillo at 273-3161 or
• The annual Diabetes Walk will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17. Registration for the walk will be at Cutler's Ledbetter Park beginning at 8 a.m.
The walk will begin at 9 a.m. on the corner of Highway 63 and Avenue 408. It will end at El Monte Jr. High in Orosi. There will also be a Health Fair at 10 a.m.
For more information, contact Romelia Castillo at 273-3161 or
Throughout the years he has performed various volunteer work within the community. He was a member, and past president, of the Latin American Club. He did various fundraising activities for the annual Tomato Festival (now known as the Harvest Festival) and has played Santa Claus during Christmas time at local schools.
He also served as a board member of the Alta Cemetery District from 1990 until his recent retirement from the position this past August.
Montano is also a proud member of St. Mary’s Catholic
Church in Cutler, where he serves as an usher and helps organize fundraisers. He has lived in Orosi for the past 43 years.
The Cutler-Orosi Veterans Parade is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. The festival will be held at Cutler Elementary School at 40532 Road 128 in Cutler from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
There is also still time to enter this year’s parade. Entries are being taken until Oct. 29. For more information, contact Romelia Castillo at 273-3161 or email her at romeliasr@yahoo. com.
Pictured are: (Top-Left) Raffi Saghomonian, (Top-Right) Raymond V. Montano and (Above) Ernie Rubalcaba. All three were named Grand Marshal for the Nov. 3 Cutler- Orosi Veterans Parade.
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