posted Oct 10, 2011, 2:54 PM by Laverne Buckman
Downtown San Miguel
The Future of San Miguel - Property Rights and Planning Forum will be held Tuesday, October 28th at 7 pm in the gym at Lillian Larsen School. The
San Miguel Resource Connection is hosting an educational forum for all
San Miguel area residents to be informed regarding property rights and
planning issues involved with future growth of our town.
A panel of key experts will present the pros and cons of
Smart Growth and inclusionary housing as it affects the San Miguel
community. Col. Brown from Camp Roberts will serve as the forum
moderator. Speakers on the panel include:
Luis Obispo County Department of Planning and Building with Mike Wulkan
(Strategic Growth initiative) and Dana Lilly (Inclusionary Housing
- Alexander Alexiev – Researcher, analyst and consultant for Rand Corp and projects for U.S. Government as well as farmer and author
- Deanne Gonzales - Agriculturalist
- Jerry Bunin – Government Affairs Director of the Home Builder’s Association of the Central Coast
List of informational websites and articles:
*Smart Growth Checklist
*Smart Growth or Creeping Socialsim by Alex Alexiev
Smart Growth Bill article in LA Times
*How Smart Growth Makes Housing Unaffordable
*Inclusionary Housing Study
Don't miss this excellent opportunity to be better
informed and hear from experts concerning issues that may directly
affect your property rights. For more information e-mail event chair Gordon Marshall or call 805-610-7039.
Hearts for the Arts BBQ
and Firewood Auction
Parents, teachers and students work together at barbeque to raise funds for the arts
|Hearts for the Arts chicken BBQ dine in or drive-thru will be held on Friday, October 24th from 4 to 7 pm at Lillian Larsen School.
Complete dinner of chicken, chili beans, sourdough bread and salad for a
$8 donation. Diners may eat at the school cafeteria or pick up their
meal to go.
Three cords of ecucalyptus firewood will be auctioned off to
the highest bidder at the event. The wood came from trees cut down on
campus to make room for the new Community Day School. Contact Anna Mumford to place your bid or call 805-467-3216 x 116.
Teachers, students and parents are raising funds for the Masters At Their Trade
(MATT) arts program. MATT currently provides classes in American Sign
Language (ASL), keyboard, choral, sewing, visual arts in a variety of
mediums, and a Soils to Succulent Flavors class. Brian Arthurs
will BBQ the chicken with his delicious secret recipe. Support our local
youth by getting tickets in advance from a student or contact Meg at 805-467-3816 or on the day of the event.
Eighth grade students will hold a car wash on Sat, October 25th at the San Miguel Fire Station to raise money for their end of year trip.
San Miguel Teacher Honored
L - R: Gladys Craspay, Eileen Rogers, John Craspay and Susan Moore in front of trophy case. Photo courtesy of Rob Roberson.
|Eileen Rogers was honored at the October San Miguel School Board meeting with a special dedication of the new trophy case in her name. The San Miguel Lions presented Mrs. Rogers with a brass plaque engraved with her name to be installed on the case.
Eileen Rogers has been a dedicated teacher,
Athletic Director and coach at Lillian Larsen school for nearly thirty
years. She organizes the annual Buzz Marathon
and actively fund raises to keep and enhance sports programs at the
school. Athletic programs at the school include; cross country, track
and field, flag football, volleyball, basketball and golf. Eileen was
once a contender for the U.S. Olympic track team as a young teen. She
has a keen interest and knowledge of sports medicine. Mrs. Rogers is a
strong advocate of asset building and continues to be a strong role
model and inspiration to the many students who have been under her
Brad Forde of Butthead Builders recently finished
building the two new award and trophy cases for Lillian Larsen School.
The cases are installed in the foyer of the Don Wolf Recreation Center
and filled with past sports trophies. North County Glass donated the glass and Brad donated his labor, lumber and brackets to build the cases.
The project was organized by parent Susan Moore and physical education teacher Eileen Rogers. San Miguel teacher Jill Heilmann held a school art contest to create the backdrop to the handsome new case. Matthew Roberson
won the contest with his drawing of a hornet, the school mascot, and
also did the final painting with help from Mrs. Heilmann and friends.
Walk to School Day
Gets Large Turnout
Camp Roberts personnel and parents meet with children to walk to school.
Photo courtesy of Jean Hoffmann
a main organizer of Walk to School Day, was very pleased with the first
time event. She said, "Your community in San Miguel is truly one of a
kind and I know that the efforts you make for the kids there will not
return void. They are very, very lucky to have people that support them
and care for their well-being. We had such a great turnout! I heard
from the YMCA director that we have had the highest percentage of
participants so far throughout the county! 70% of the school participated (297 out of 425 students)! Definitely pat yourselves on the back for a job well done!"
Read full details in the following newspapers: Paso Robles Press and The Tribune.
Volunteers that helped to organize the event were from: the San
Miguel Resource Connection, Public Health Department, HEAL-SLO, San
Miguel Fire Department, Heritage Oaks Bank, San Miguel PTO, and
faculty/the principal from Lillian Larsen Elementary. Army members from Camp Roberts and Volunteer Firefighters also walked with the kids. Thanks go to our generous contributors: The SLO
County Community Foundation, HEAL-SLO, Lillian Larsen School, San
Miguel Resource Connection, SLO Public Health Department, Walmart,
Food4Less, Spencers, Trader Joes, Target, Sears and Lillian Larsen PTO.
Pleasant Valley School
Turns 100 Years Old!
Photos from the 100th birthday celebration at Pleasant Valley School
Current students, parents, former teachers, alumni and supporters celebrated the old Pleasant Valley one-room school's 100th anniversary
on Sunday, October 12th. Though no longer in use, the original
one-room schoolhouse still stands just across the road from the modern
school building. The Pleasant Valley Community Foundation is
currently raising money to restore the historic schoolhouse and held a
raffle to raise money for their cause at the event. More than 80
visitors attended the soiree enjoying food prepared by the PVCF
committee and volunteers from the San Miguel Parlor of the Native Sons of the Golden West. Ice cream was donated by Hospitality Catering and the birthday cake by Debra Compton. For more information about PVCF, call Susan at 805 441-1243.
- submitted by Joyce Herman
Help From State Employees
San Miguel Resource Connection partners with United Way
Time is closing for contributions to be made to the San Miguel Resource Connection as of October 31st through the California State Employees Charitable Campaign!
The charitable campaign was established in 1957 to provide a single
fund raising event throughout California for non-profits. Employees are
provided a payroll deduction pledge form as well as a guide provided by
the United Way, listing participating charities.
Donations to the San Miguel Resource Connection
from state employees will strengthen our existing services and help us
to expand our outreach efforts. Learn more about our dynamic programs on
the About Us page.
Find the San Miguel Resource Connection in the Donor Guide on page 58, Organization Code Number 24018. For more information call Paula at 805-226-0225. Thank you for your support!