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  • APRIL  3 ---Lions fish fry  
    APRIL   9---Parade Committee planning meeting
    APRIL 10---Sr. Citizens Community Bingo
    APRIL 11---SMFA clean-up
    APRIL 12---Preaching in Park
    APRIL 18--- Sagebrush Days Parade
    APRIL 19---PVCF  Box Social
    APRIL 21 &23---Cowboy Poetry at SM Library
    APRIL 23---SMAC Meeting
    APRIL 24---Sr. Citizens  Community Bingo
    APRIL 25---Sr. Citizens  Community Pancake Breakfast
    APRIL 30---CSD Mtg--Special Mtg (due to date change from normal mtg day) 

    May 5 ----Tamale or Enchilada Dinner at Lillian Larsen School
    May 14 ---Beautify Downtown--helpers needed
    May 22,23---Cruise Night, Car show


    Downtown San Miguel Coffee Station changes ownership, now 
    San Miguel Coffee Station and GRILL!
    Martin and Victoria Griffin say they are taking it up a notch at the San Miguel Coffee Station and Grill...emphasis on "Grill"!
    Martin brings with him a passion for good food backed by 25 years in the food and beverage industry along with the full on support of his wife.  His culinary background includes chef at the Hyatt Lone Eagle Grill on the North Shore W. Lake Tahoe along with extensive retail bakery and restaurant experience developing innovative dishes featuring locally sourced ingredients.  Martin & Victoria plan on firing up the grill for the dinner hour, serving up what many consider the "Best Tri-Tip in Town"!   You should check it out.

    Thanks again to Courtside Cellars employees for work in downtown San Miguel!
    County Planner, Michael Conger, also was there to help out and is also appreciated.

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    Last Chance for Lions Fish Fries  !
    San Miguel Lions Club  famous fish Fry Friday Nights ends this Friday, April 3rd, 2015    4-7 pm  at the San Miguel Community Center, 253 13th St.
    They ask all to please join them for their Fish Fries where you can dine in and catch up with old friends or take it home to enjoy.  
    Dinners are $12.00 which includes fish, french fries, cole slaw, a drink, and an ice cream cup.
    For more information, please call Lion Pug at (805) 459-4722 or Lion Terry at (805)459-4722.

    San Miguel Fire Dept. wants you to be aware of  Fire Danger as well as Upcoming  Weed Abatement Program
    Due to the abnormally dry conditions and the resulting extreme fire danger, weed abatement inspections will be earlier this year than last.   With Fire season starting early it is time to cut or disc weeds to protect your property and your neighbors property.   The fire chief will soon be issuing notices of  need to abate weeds for any property with weeds more than 3” tall.  The sooner you take care of your weeds the better.  Also, if you happen to be a contractor who does weed abatement and have an interest in contracting with the CSD for weed abatement, you can call the CSD office at 467-3388 for more information.



    Supervisor Frank Mecham will not seek re-election in 2016 
           

    PRESS RELEASE

    Originally I had intended to announce in June of this year my intentions on whether or not I will run for re-election.  However, I've decided to announce earlier that I will not be running for re-election in 2016.  I am declaring this now to allow ample time for those that wish to seek this position the opportunity to mount a campaign to do so.

    It has been an honor and privilege to have served the citizens of San Luis Obispo County.

    Sincerely,

    Frank R. Mecham,
    First District Supervisor
    County of San Luis Obispo

     



    Plan to be in the San Miguel 

    Sagebrush Days Parade and/or participate in the Peddler's Faire:  Save the date--April 18th, parade at 11 am, Peddler's Faire  8am-4 pm.  Entry forms:  parade   peddler's faire

    Plan to bake your favorite apple pie for the contest at the Country Diner, enjoy the Native Sons Dutch ovens, Lions Club Barbecue, Matt Nino's Music and maybe win the Chicken Patty Bingo.

    Be a part of San Miguel Parade Day Planning:  Next meeting Monday, Apr. 9,   7 pm  at the CSD board room.  This is an  open invitation to community organizations and individuals  encouraging  all to take part. 
    We  enthusiastically invite all  with an interest to get involved in the planning.  
      If you, or your organization have an interest, we encourage you to attend..  If you are interested but unable to attend at this time, please contact us so we can be sure to include you.
    We look forward to everyone working together on these parades for the betterment of the community of San Miguel.

    contact Mike Sanders 712-9120 michaelj.sanders9@gmail.com or Laverne 2011SMRC@gmail.com

    SAN MIGUEL COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT update 

    by District Interim Manager,  Darrell Gentry 

    Board Meeting Actions

    The CSD Special Board meeting on March 19th was held for purpose of appointing a person to fill the vacant Board of Directors seat.  Mr. Travis Dawes was appointed by majority vote to fill the

    vacant seat until the next general election in 2016.  Travis was a candidate in last November’s General Election and lost the race by 11 votes.  Mr. Dawes is a long-time resident of San Miguel.  He has been active in local activities, including school, sports and homeowner association.  Travis is also a local business owner. His business experience will be an asset to the Board.  He took the Oath of Office at the Regular Board Meeting on March 26th.  

    Board also received a notice of voluntary resignation by the District’s long-time General Counsel and will be seeking new legal services from another firm in the near future.  The District has appreciated the many years of public service provided but is looking forward to new legal representation that can help the Board on critical water and wastewater issues.  The next Board meeting will be a Special Meeting on Thursday, April 30th 7:00 pm.  

    Other News (reprinted from Public Policy Institute article)

    California is in a severe drought that may continue for the future.  Californians need to conserve water and reduce water uses wherever possible.  Some voices are saying:

    SAVE WATER - STOP EATING!!

    Looking at the water-footprint of particular crops can quickly lead to a slippery slope of logic.

    Activists and certain members of the media have lambasted some crops as “too water intensive” in an effort to push the blame of the drought on a particular plant, such as almonds, cotton or alfalfa.

    What if they turned that focus on the consumer, rather than the farmer?

    Let’s take a look at a classic American meal, a burger and fries.

    An average burger takes 660 gallons of water to produce, with much of that water used to yield the 1/3 pound of beef. On top of that, it takes 44 gallons of water to produce a 6 oz. order of fries. 704 gallons of water for every burger and fries ordered at a restaurant!

    With 38.8 million people in California, if everyone just skipped one meal next time they wanted a burger and fries, it would save 27.3 billion gallons of water: roughly enough to supply 650,000 people with household water for a year.

    Activists have no problem asking farmers to stop farming, but they have yet to go as far as asking people to stop eating. It’s easy to see where the logic begins to fall apart here. Asking people to forgo meals to help with the drought is ludicrous, but this is exactly what extremists imply when they begin touting the water footprint of certain crops.

    The truth is that it takes lots of water to grow food. California’s farmers use water with increasing efficiency to provide food to local communities, the state and the nation. The drought has afflicted farming communities harder than anywhere else. Food lines have tripled in Firebaugh and the towns of Mendota and Huron have seen unemployment rates topping 40 percent!

    Operating our water system as effectively and efficiently as possible is a solution.

    Delivering relief packages for those hit hardest by the drought is a solution.

    Investing in conveyance and storage projects to alleviate future droughts is a solution.

    Demonizing the hardworking farm families and farm workers that feed our state and nation is NOT!






    San Miguel  Advisory Council  next meeting April 23,    7 pm @ Community Center   Public Reports,  Council Reports, Community Reports, County Planning Report,





        • San Miguel Fi

          refighters

          Association's

          next Clean up Day

          0n April 11 at CSD 8 am-- 'til full

          Please be aware that this is only for San Miguel residents and Your donations are needed in order to keep this program going. It costs at $350 or more each time for dumping fees.

  • WHAT WE WILL ACCEPT

    • Large household items such as furniture, mattresses ($10 fee for each), and generally things that won’t fit into your regular garbage can

    • Metal items such as washers, dryers, refrigerators, freezers, scrap metal of any kind

    • SMALL batteries &electronic items such as TV’s, VCR’s computers, monitors, stereos, etc.

    • Donations are appreciated to help cover dumping fees The

    • Garbage Company donates their service as the Firefighters donate their time for the clean up days, but they have to pay a $350 dump fee plus $10 per mattress, so your generous donations are needed to insure that this event continues.

  • All donations should be addressed to :  SMFA Cleanup Committee

  • Thank you San Miguel Firefighters Association Volunteers

    and San

    Miguel Garbage Co. for all your efforts in making this event possible!




    Greater Mission Ministries will be having it's third annual Preaching in the Park on Sunday April 12, 2015 all are invited at 10:45a.m. bring your lawn chair and lunch is on us. 

     Lillian Larsen Students will be selling tickets for our upcoming event:

    Cinco de Mayo Dinner  Fundraiser 

    Tuesday, May 5, 2015       2:45-6:30 pm

    Take Out or Dine In          $8.00

    TAMALE DINNER                                                           ENCHILADA DINNER

    Chicken Tamales, Rice, Beans, Beverage    or     Chicken Enchiladas, Rice, Beans,  Beverage

    Tickets are available from 8th grade students or in school office.

    Thank you for supporting our school! 




    An Old Fashioned  "Box Social"

    Sunday, 
    April 19
    1-5pm

    2030 Ranchita Canyon Road. 


     Support the Pleasant Valley Community Foundation's maintenance of  their historic school house.

    Come share Cowboy Poetry at San Miguel Library  April 21 &  April 23 at  3PM     refreshments will be served-- see library page


    San Miguel  Advisory Council  next meeting April 23,    7 pm @ Community Center   Public Reports,  Council Reports, Community Reports, County Planning Report, Water Report














    San Miguel Joint Union School District 
     School Board Meetings  information


    History Project: 
    With fire season coming early again this year, decided to share a photo from a 1933 fire at the San Miguel Flouring Mill at north end of town.  It has been in operation since 1891.  It had a brick restraining wall in case of fire and that worked to protect the south end of the building. 
    Following the fire, the mill was rebuilt as a flat warehouse to store sacks.  A feed mill was installed to manufacture livestock feed and process and store grain instead of making flour.  

    Today the north end of the building that was added after the fire still manufactures livestock feed and stores grain.  The center section was torn town and changed .  The south end remains unchanged. 
     
     




    If you have any old photos or information about San Miguel's past that you would be willing to share with us, we'd  love to hear from you.  2011SMRC@gmail.com.  Be sure to check out the posts on the history discussion board  You may have input to add or you may find some about where you live  or lived in town



    Plan to attend this year's San Miguel Car Show--May 22,23

    This year it is scheduled for Friday and 

    Saturday, May 22,23 in downtown San Miguel. 
     Plan to bring your prize vehicle and join the fun.  

    Application/ entry forms  Sorry, entry forms don't give you an address to  mail entries!
    Please mail entries to Mike Sanders at 
    PO box 385   San Miguel, Ca. 93451



                                                                                                      San Miguel Senior Citizens hosts

     Bi-monthly Bingo at the Senior Center on East 12th St.  
    Bingo the 2nd and 4th Friday  
    They invite all interested adults to join in.  Doors open at 6 pm. They play 10 games at  only 50 cents per card and you can enjoy refreshment while you play.  Also, once a month they host a Sunday morning Pancake Breakfast from 8:30-11:30. Scheduled on the last Sunday of each month,  


    San Miguel Girl Scouts Update

    Cookie sale season is officially over. We are happy to report that we made our goal.
    Which means we sold enough cookies to be self-sufficient for our next Girl Scout year
    and still have enough to pay 50% out of troop money to go to the Santa Cruz Boardwalk
    Camp for Girlscouts in October! We are so excited. Thank you to all that supported us!!!

    Thank you to all San Miguel residents who supported our Food drive! We are so glad and grateful to be able to give back with your help.

    Time is running away from us and our focus is on Kaleidoscope only. We know now how to have aproper outdoor Flagceremony. We can read and use a city map, including knowing basic parts of a compass and taking a bearing. We also know now how to start a fire with a battery, steel wool and kindling. We concentrate now on setting up a campsite and tent. We also have some more detailed planning todo in regards of what we need to pack and which foods to take that do not require refrigeration. We are all a bit nervous about the challenge ahead but I am confident that the girls will do great!
     Picture below is some of the girls with Pastor from Lighthouse Church when we dropped off the food.


    Please jo

    in the Almond Country 

    Quilters’ Guild for their February meeting

    Date: Friday,  Apr. 10 , 2015

    Location: Masonic Lodge, 2607 Traffic Way, Atascadero  Social Time begins at 6:30 pm  Cost: Free   This month's program will feature Rita Verocca and her  lecture "Travel through Quilt History"  and Trunk Show

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    For further information about the guild, check out their website www.almondcountryquilters.org.
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    Mark your Calendar and plan to be a participant in helping keep  your community beautiful 
                          SATURDAY, MAY 14



    If you like to see our downtown area continue looking good,  come help us with keeping up on the weeding.
    next downtown 
    Landscape Workday   
     May 
    14   8:30-10:30
    bring your hand tools and gloves and meet us downtown


















































        • San Miguel Fi

          refighters

          Association's

          next Clean up Day

          0n April 11 at CSD 8 am-- 'til full

          Please be aware that this is only for San Miguel residents and Your donations are needed in order to keep this program going. It costs at $350 or more each time for dumping fees.

  • WHAT WE WILL ACCEPT

    • Large household items such as furniture, mattresses ($10 fee for each), and generally things that won’t fit into your regular garbage can

    • Metal items such as washers, dryers, refrigerators, freezers, scrap metal of any kind

    • SMALL batteries &electronic items such as TV’s, VCR’s computers, monitors, stereos, etc.

    • Donations are appreciated to help cover dumping fees The Garbage Company donates their service as the Firefighters donate their time for the clean up days, but they have to pay a $350 dump fee plus $10 per mattress, so your generous donations are needed to insure that this event continues.

  • All donations should be addressed to :  SMFA Cleanup Committee

  • Thank you San Miguel Firefighters Association Volunteers and San Miguel Garbage Co. for making this event possible!





     



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