posted Oct 10, 2011, 2:58 PM by Laverne Buckman
Brad Forde of Butthead Builders
recently finished building two new award and trophy cases for Lillian
Larsen School. The cases are installed in the foyer of the Don Wolf
Recreation Center and ready to be 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.
The trophy case can be seen at Back to School night on September 18th.
Butthead Builders is a general building contractor
specializing in custom cabinetry and house remodeling. Brad stated he
built the cases for the students to have a nice place to display and be
proud of their awards. He felt it was something nice he could do for the
New Portrait of
Corporal Roberts Unveiled
Gary McMaster shakes hands with artist Dean Gleisberg
Gary McMaster, Director and Curator of the Camp Roberts Historical Museum wrote an account of the unveiling ceremony for the new portrait of Colonel Roberts:
Camp Roberts staff members, several uniformed soldiers,
several museum foundation members, as well as the museum volunteers were
in attendance. Everyone was given a special event program and a flyer
on the life of Cpl. Roberts with the event starting at noon.
The artist, Dean Gleisberg, drove down with his
wife from their home near Sacramento. I gave a talk on the life of
Corporal Roberts and the research that I had done to enable me to write
and publish his biography. Vice Chairman Dirk Hale added some
additional comments on Roberts' life and Dean gave a talk on how much it
meant for him to be selected to paint the portrait of our hero and how
he went about it. Then I took down the old painting of Cpl. Roberts
which I had hung over the new one. You could hear the crowd's amazement
when they saw Cpl. Roberts' new image revealed, as it was like night
and day from the old painting.
After the unveiling, we invited everyone to visit the
museum kitchen at their leisure, as we furnished a complimentary lunch
for everyone who was at the museum that day.
Arlin Weinberger pictured with a museum exhibit to honor Caspar Weinberger
|Arlin Weinberger attended the museum event in honor of her father, Caspar Weinberger,
Secretary of Defense under President Reagan. He was one of the first
trainees at Camp Roberts in early 1941. This was her first opportunity
to see our exhibit on her father with items donated by the family. She
also toured the historic Soldiers Bowl amphitheater and had her photo
taken in front of it by the sign which dedicates it to her father. Ms.
Weinberger was very pleased with our exhibit about her father. - submitted by Gary McMaster
Read more about the museum's activities through their latest newsletter called The Bugle.
Old Timers Celebrated
Photos of Old Timers Picnic in San Miguel
The annual Old Timers Picnic was held August 24th in the San Miguel Community Park. The Lions Clubs
from San Miguel, Shandon, Orcutt and Santa Margarita served up chicken
cooked over oak wood in the BBQ pits, beans, salad, french bread and
dessert. Eighty people over 80 years old were fed for free as official
The Pioneer Day royal court was presented honoring Wayne Harris as King and Eleanor Heaton Sachs as Queen. Ella Adams was honored with a special gift as the oldest to attend at a spry 102 years old!
The traditional picnic was started by local civic groups
in the 1950s with the Lions Club taking on the hosting of the event in
the late 1970s. The local Lions planted trees and built the shaded
picnic area and BBQ pits at the park. The San Miguel Lions raise
funds to provide free swimming and swimming lessons to local children as
well wonderful programs such as the radio transmitter wrist bands for
people with Alzheimers. The San Miguel Lions meet the 1st, 3rd and 5th Thursdays of each month at 7 pm at their Community Center next to the San Miguel Library and welcome new members!
Award Winners from San Miguel
Steve Kalar with award winner Tyler Issacs from Lillian Larsen School.
The SLO County Prevention Alliance
rolled out the red carpet at the Inn at Morro Bay for their 10th annual
awards ceremony on August 21st to honor the work of local youth
coalitions. Shirley Hamblin and Tyler Issacs from San Miguel were the award winners representing Masters At Their Trade, a youth arts program of the San Miguel Resource Connection.
Prevention Alliance has been a tremendous asset and
inspiration for creating healthier communities for SLO County children.
Prevention Alliance was funded ten years ago for drug and alcohol abuse
prevention. Since then, they have helped to form Youth Coalitions or
Task Forces in every community throughout the county. Funding ends December 2008. It is tragic that without funding such inspiration could disappear.
Tyler Issacs - Youth Volunteer of the Year,
is our inspired student and most improved citizen of our San Miguel
School District. This year, Tyler inspired a group of guitar hopefuls to
meet weekly to communicate and share their music skills. A shining
example of our Masters at Their Trade programs, Tyler shared his talents
and information and inspired others to do the same. We wish him
continued expansion of his talents and the courage to share his gift
with the world around him.
Shirley Hamblin - Adult Volunteer of the Year, has
been paying it forward for many years at the San Miguel School District.
She is our after school program's LEAP director. She is an inspiration
to the youth of our town, their parents and our entire community. We
greatly appreciate her dedication to our community, our San Miguel
Resource Connection Board and our Masters at their Trade committee. We
honor our friend, our teacher and our community member who makes a
difference everyday in our lives.
New Laundry Mat Opens
Family enjoys new laundrymat facility in San Miguel
San Miguel Laundry is clean, spacious and open for business in downtown San Miguel. Paolo Pecora and Rafael Jimenez
are partners in the new business venture on Mission St next to the Post
Office in San Miguel. The new store has 20 washing machines in 50 lb,
40 lb and 18 lb washload sizes and 22 stainless steel dryers. The cost
to wash runs from $2.25 for the 18 lb washload to $5.50 for the largest
50 lb. washer.
San Miguel Laundry is open seven days a week: 7 am to 8 pm Monday through Thursday; and 7 am to 9 pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Clean and spacious laundry mat is open!