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    • Lillian Larsen School will be recognizing
       Veteran's Day and honoring local veterans
       at 8:15 in the main quad of the school.  If you are a veteran, please join us at this important event.  We would appreciate it if you would contact the school with your name, branch of service and years served prior to November 7th so we can appropriately honor you at the event. If you know a veteran, please let them know.
      To find out how you can help the school by saving BOXTOPS for them click on the link to Lillian Larsen School News & updates on left menu bar. 

      Lions Club Calendars  Every year in Sept. the Lions Club takes orders for their calendars which feature a historic photo and dates of community happenings, including birthdays and anniversaries. To Find more or order yours, see Mike Sanders at the Mercantile or email at

      Downtown Live Music at the Coffee Station, Friday, Sept. 12th 6-9 pm.BBQ available
      Be involved in helping your community.  Come and lend a hand.  
      Next downtown 
      Landscape Workday
      Sat. Sept. 13
         8:30- 10:30 am
        WE will again need your help --bring tools for garden work in downtown landscape .  Meet at the Coffee Station  or look for the bright yellow vested helpers along Mission St.
      "Many hands make light work!"  More hands are appreciated.
           Questions, See Mike at the Mercantile.

      San Miguel Firefighter Association's 

      Clean up Day

      Discontinued until further notice  

        Sunday, Sept. 21st, Old Mission San Miguel  celebrates  217th birthday with Annual Fiesta, following mass starting at 11:00 am. The proceeds from this celebration help to maintain this Church and Historical Landmark.

      Live music by Monte Mills and the Lucky Horseshoe Band, followed by Tres Amigos, will be sure to entertain all. There will also be games for the kids, face painting, drawings, and a silent auction.

      There will be a BBQ meal offered, which includes salad, bread, beans, salsa and a choice of beef or chicken or Mexican meals offered with a choice of tacos with rice and beans or sopes with rice and beans. All meals are $10.00 for adults or $5.00 for children 12 and under. Desserts, snow cones, and beverages, including beer and wine, will also be offered for sale.

      For more information, please visit or phone (805) 467-2131. 

      2nd Annual

      SEPT. 27   @ CALEDONIA 

      Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstrations & Tasting, BBQ, Demonstrations by skilled Artisans & Craftsmen & women

      To find out more about it or get an application to have a display, be a dutch oven demonstrator, vendor, or artisan.
      Presented by Friends of Adobes, Inc. and Native Sons of the Golden West--San Miguel Parlor # 150.


       History Project  Thought you 

      might be  interested in another old photo from San Miguel. Below is photo of the  Keyston Building that 

      was on corner of 11th and Mission Street.  The  photo is from late 1800's to early 1900's and contained the Bank and an upstairs hall where Masonic Lodge and Rebecca's met.   In the 40-50's it also was a movie theater with a drugstore, soda fountain in lower south section 

      All compliments of Thelma Negley Sinclair family files.
      Be sure to check out the posts on the history discussion board after last posting.  You may have input to add or you may find some information about where you live in town.

      Next Planning meeting for Christmas Parade, Oct. 7, 10 am at the Coffee Station.  Anyone willing to help is welcome!

      San Miguel Senior Citizens hosts bi-monthly bingo at the Senior Center on East 12th St.
        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, the next breakfast will be Sept 28.

      Annual San Miguel Rod Rally Car Show

      winners announced

      The San Miguel Ch
      amber of Commerce in association with the San Miguel Volunteer firefighters Association and the San Miguel Car Show Committee hosted its annual car show and Carl Mumford, a "born and raised in San Miguel guy" won first and best of show with this beautiful pickup  


      San Miguel Lions Club  Old Timers Picnic

      was a great success in the San Miguel Community Park on Sunday, August 24th.  Those attending enjoyed a delicious BBQ chicken meal and  met  this year's Pioneer Royalty.  Those over 80 ate free.  

      Oldest woman in attendance,  Dixie Thacker pictured here with her daughter, Jean Hoffmann.   Both of San Miguel
      Dixie was born to Richard and Jessie (Stewart) Sinclair at the home of Mary & Phil Sinclair--present site of Tackett Winery on Von Dollen Road. She moved but the area in 1954 but returned "home" to San Miguel on her 85th birthday in 2005.

              Plans continue  for return of
                         Farmer's Market  to San Miguel  
            Interested, plan to attend a planning meeting Monday Sept 8th at 5:30 pm at Coffee Station.  
             Will keep you updated as plans are available. 

    •  Downtown
       Bench Fund consider making a donation/application
      for 'Adopt a Bench'.  
      San Miguel 
      Chamber of Commerce is asking for individuals, 
      groups, organizations, and businesses to make a donation
      of any
      amount to contribute to the project or Adopt a Bench by donating at least $200 to the FUND. If you adopt a bench, it can be done as a memorial to someone , a family or business. We're hoping everyone will want to get involved and do what they can to improve the community.  They already have 3 benches adopted. First one is
      dedicated in memory of Kay Jarvis
       in front of the Coffee Station.  The second dedicated
      in memory of  Chick Wimer is located just north of Post Office. The third is in memory of C.J. Buckman and Joe Witcosky and is in front of the Ranch. The Chamber is appreciative of these  beginning adoptions and look forward to more.  See Mike at the Mercantile if you are interested or want to know more.  more info? please email Mike

      Please join the Almond Country Quilters’ Guild for their Sept. meeting  

      Date: Friday, Sept.5 , 2014

      Location: Masonic Meeting Hall, 2607 Traffic Way, Atascadero, Ca.

      Social Time begins at 6:30 pm    The Sept. meeting features a presentation by Rami Kim, Folded Fabric Excellence.  Cost: Free

      For further information about the guild, check out our website

          • San Miguel Firefighter Association's 

            Clean up Day

            Discontinued until further notice  


      • 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 & so this event can continue. 

    • All donations should be addressed to :  SMFA Cleanup Committee

    • Thank you,





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