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  • Plan ahead to be a part of

    Christmas Carnival and Street Faire

    followed by the


    Christmas Lights Parade

    Sat. Dec. 20

    Carnival & Street Faire begins at 2, parade at 6pm
    Chili Cook-off, silent auction, drawings, Santa, other activities being planned.  Carnival & Street Faire  vendor applications and parade entry applications now available.  Also available at CSD office or San Miguel Mercantile.  For more information contact 

    Next Planning meeting for Christmas Parade, Dec 4, 10 
    am at the Coffee Station.  Anyone willing to help is welcome!

    Lillian Larsen School 






    thank Betian Webb 

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    and service 

    to the

    Hornet Works Program 

    in San Miguel



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    Steve Kalar, representing SMRC, presented Betian Webb with a painting as a thank you.  SMRC was the sponsoring organization for Hornet Works at Lillian Larsen School.

      In collaboration with Christina Wilkinson,  Betian Webb gave two days a week for two years. During lunchtime one day a week the students participated in explicit job skills training: how to introduce themselves, how to fill out job applications, how to answer interview questions.  The second day they used their lunch period to gain work experience weeding the school garden, installing drip irrigation, and planting flowers.  They learned to show up on time, work the entire time they were on the clock, manage themselves professionally, work as a team, and track their own payroll.  While they were learning the norms of the workplace, they also learned to overcome failure, to work when they don’t feel like it, and to ask for what they wanted.  Through the program, they also developed character traits of responsibility, self-confidence, perseverance, honesty, citizenship, integrity, self-discipline, and respect.

    Approximately 60 students went through the program in the two years of activity. 

    Betian Webb has been helping start youth job skills training programs in north San Luis Obispo County for eight years.  She helped found and manage the Teens at Work program of the LINK in Atascadero and helped start and currently directs the YouthWorks program at the Paso Robles Housing Authority in Oak Park.

    Lillian Larsen School was honored to have her be a part of student education teaching the importance of job training skills.

    Larsen School recognize
    's Day   
    by honoring local veterans 


     Bench Fund
      Half of the benches have been adopted.   All the benches between 11th and 12th street are taken.   Two are left between 12th and 13th and  most are still available between  13th and 14th. If you want one, time is growing short,
    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. There is still time to get involved and do what you can to improve the community.  Take a walk down Mission Street and check out and enjoy all the memorial benches.

      See Mike at the Mercantile if you are interested or want to know more.  more info? please email Mike  MichaelJ.Sanders9@gmail.com

    San Miguel Lion's Club Fish Fries are back for two weekends in November

    Friday, Nov. 14  and Friday, Nov. 21  from 4-7pm.  at San Miguel Community Center  
    253   13th St. (Alley at the Park) Dinners are $12  which includes fish, french fries, cole slaw, a drink and an ice cream cup.   You can dine in and catch up with old friends or take it home to enjoy.  Hope to see you there.  For more information, please call Lion Pug at (805)459-4722 or Lion Terry at *805) 459-4722

    Girl Scouts of San Miguel, Troop 40479 is working to be an active part of the San Miguel Community.  Currently there are 9 girls in the troop, 2nd through 4th graders, who are currently working on their Gardening Badge and taking care of pets badge.They meet meet every other Friday, from 3pm to 5:30pm.  Any

    girls, 1st grade and up are welcome to join.  Leader, Heidi, says, "If they want to test the waters first, they are welcome to join us for a meeting to see what we are up to and to help with the decision making"
    Registration is 15 $ per girl, per girl scout year. (Registration can be done online.) Official Girl Scout website: www.girlscoutsccc.org    Additional cost and fees may apply. For more information please contact  Heidi, Troop 40479  email:
       They are part of the Cuesta Del Norte Service Unit, which serves the central coast.

    Next Harvest Faire, Nov. 21 

    corner of 12th & Mission Street 

    The last Harvest Faire was a successful  beginning and so it will continue each 3rd Friday of the month.  If you missed out on the great local produce and other vendor treats, you should plan to make it to the November event.  This is a joint venture of the San Miguel Chamber in collaboration with The Coffee Station in an effort to try to determine the feasibility of eventually opening a farmer's market in San Miguel.  Come and give your input.  If you would like to be involved as a vendor or as a part of the planning committee,  or just get more information, please contact John @(805) 712-8257 or satchelljohn29@gmail.com

    San Miguel  Advisory Council  next meeting Jan 28,    7 pm @ Community Center   Public Reports,  Council Reports, Community Reports, County Planning Report,

    San Miguel CSD change of regular meetings for Nov. and December due to Holiday confllict. November meeting will be Monday, Nov. 24.  December meeting will be Thursday, Dec. 18.  January will be back to regular meeting schedule, fourth Thurs. of the month.

    San Miguel Joint Union School District 
     School Board Meetings  information

    History Project  Did you know there was a train wreck in San Miguel in  1957 that destroyed part of a well known eating place.  It was across from  north end of the Mission where  there is now a fence perpendicular to the railroad tracks close to the location of what was the Green Parrot Cafe before it became a truck stop.   

    Alex Madonna Construction was moving equipment  across the railroad, at what is now the Schmitz driveway, and was hit by the train.  The train was carrying sugar beets and it was derailed smashing into the Green Parrot Cafe.    Thought you might like to see this photo of the damaged diesel train and building.

    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 after last posting.  You may have input to add or you may find some information
     about where you live  or lived in town.

    San Miguel Senior Citizens hosts bi-monthly bingo at the Senior Center on East 12th St.
      Bingo the 2nd and 4th Friday
    except for 4th Fridays in Nov. & Dec.   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  .

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

    Date: Monday,  Dec.. 1 , 2014

    Location: Trinity Lutheran Church, 940 Creston Rd., Paso Robles, Ca.

    Social Time begins at 6:30 pm  Cost: Free    

    For further information about the guild, check out our website www.almondcountryquilters.org.

        • Be involved in helping your community.  Come and lend a hand.  
          Next downtown 
          Landscape Workday
          Sat. Jan. 9
          th                 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.  All helpers 
          "Many hands make light work!"  More hands are appreciated.
               Questions, See Mike at the Mercantile

          San Miguel Fi



          Clean up Day Returns

          scheduled for 8 am


    • 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,

    San Miguel Firefighter Association's 

    Quarterly clean ups planned (dates to be determined) and  

    chipping will occur as needed.





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