posted Oct 4, 2011, 9:37 PM by Laverne Buckman
updated Oct 10, 2011, 8:37 AM
Area of Influence Map for San Miguel Advisory Council
|The San Miguel Advisory Council recognized nominations at it’s May 26, 2010 meeting. Those wishing to run for a seat on the Council must be registered voters and reside within the sphere of influence of San Miguel. There are four two year terms and two (alternates) one year terms to be filled.
Nominees are Gary Davis, Jean Hoffmann, Denis Degher, Tom Banish and the only person who is not an incumbent, Patricia McHarris. The by-laws allow for write-ins, as long as their eligibility can be verified. The other option is for the chairman to appoint someone to the remaining vacant seat.
The Council is the eyes and ears for the County Planning Department, as well as the Board of Supervisors. The Council is entrusted with presenting upcoming building projects to the public, offering an open forum for questions and concerns regarding the projects and then communicating to the Planning Department their recommendations.
The election will be held at 6:00 p.m. on June 23rd. The League of Women Voters will validate all voters registration and oversee the voting.
More information can be obtained by contacting Chairman Gary Davis at North4DRanch@aol.com or Sharon Brower, Secretary at Foxntoad@wildblue.net. -submitted by Sharon Brower
San Miguel Teacher
of the Year
Laura Learned was named the San Miguel teacher of the Year on Wednesday, May 27th for the 2010-2011 school year.
"I am very honored and humbled by this great honor. I
feel blessed to work with the teachers and staff in the San Miguel
School District. They are wonderful colleagues and friends and I thank
them all for this great honor. This is my fourteenth year working in
the San Miguel School District. I have worked 12 at the Lillian
Larsen site and the first two years that Cappy Culver was open at that
site. I have taught a lot of different things and feel fortunate to
have had that opportunity. I was hired as the music specialist at
the school, taught 8th grade Literature and Language arts, Co-taught
7th grade Language Arts with Mrs. Darrow, 7th grade science, 4th, 5th,
4/5, 3/4, and my current assignment in third grade. I have been
involved in the community as well at my church leading a band, and
other church related "jobs". Again I am honored that the district has
named me teacher of the year."
Learned is nominated to be Teacher of the Year for many reasons.... Her
energy is unending, and in fact this year she has voluntarily piloted
the recess before lunch program giving up her lunch to ensure that her
students have the opportunity to play before eating. Students stay
after school in her classroom everyday for tutoring that she freely
provides. Laura's sense of selflessness enhances the quality of
education for our students and our District.
only does Laura give her time and energy to the students but she also
is the Secretary / Treasurer for the Teachers Association. She serves
on the negotiation team and is the State Council alternate.... This
all takes time on top of teaching. She is greatly appreciated and
deserves recognition for her dedication to the teachers and students
of San Miguel School District. - Nomination written by Mary Strobridge
and Nicole Johnson (abbreviated for posting)
San Miguel Pool Opens
A diver is pictured in mid air at the San Miguel Pool
The San Miguel swimming pool opened for the season over the Memorial Day weekend. The San Miguel Lions Club have worked with community support to provide FREE swimming for San Miguel kids through Fish Fry dinners and donations.
The pool will be open weekends from now until September
6th from 1 to 5 pm. This summer the pool will open Tuesdays through
Fridays from 1 to 5 pm from June 22 - August 13.
Swimming lessons will be offered in two sessions with
scholarships for beginners available through the Lions Club.
Session I: July 20th to 30th for group lessons
Session II: August 3rd to 6th for private lessons
For more information contact the SLO County Aquatics
Coordinator toll free at 1-800-834-4636 x 5930 or 805-781-5930, call the
San Miguel Pool during business hours at 805-467-3010 or visit the SLO County Parks website.
Farmers' Market Opens at Truck Stop
Lots of variety from local farmers and crafters at the new Farmers Market
|"The 101 Open Aire Farmers Market" hosted their Grand Opening on May 13th located at 81 Welsonna Road, the San Paso Truck Stop. The market will open weekly on Thursdays from 3:00 to 6:00 pm.
Kevin Fusion of Central Coast Lavender
is the market Manager. He and his wife Lila, farm organic lavender on
Welsonna Rd. just south of San Miguel. They offer u-pick lavender,
lavender honey, and are the county's largest producer of therapeutic grade lavender essential oils.
The new market will offer fresh produce from local farmers, eggs, honey, lavender, and artisan crafts.
For more information about the market call Kevin at 805-286-1436.
Beacon Award for
Twin Cities Hospital
Don Baker checks a monitor at Twin Cities Hospital
first thing a person thinks about when they wake up in the morning is
not whether or not they will encounter an Intensive Care Unit today.
Unfortunately in Northern San Luis Obispo County, as many as ten people
a day experience just that. To be sick enough to warrant admission to
the hospital is concerning, when you are admitted to Intensive Care, it
The many questions asked by family members and friends
initially revolve around the health and prognosis of the patient, as
they should. As time passes and the initial shock of being in critical
care is replaced with curiosity; the beeps, buzzes, ringing and comings
and goings of multiple members of the healthcare team become a focus.
Recognizing these changing dynamics in patient’s families is one of the
many roles of a critical care nurse.
Many of the critical care nurses at Twin Cities have achieved national certification
for adult critical care nursing. Both in the Intensive Care Unit and
the Definitive Observation Unit, nurses have passed rigorous testing
requirements to achieve either their CCRN or PCCN certification.
Certification in an area of specialty is recognized as expert level
practice in the area of certification.
Twin Cities Community Hospital is the only hospital between Orange County and Oregon that is recognized by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses as a 2009-2010 BEACON award winner
which measures both quantitative and qualitative achievements in
professional practice, patient outcomes and the health of the work
Twin Cities also is the first and only hospital in San
Luis Obispo County to achieve and maintain LEAPFROG standards for
Intensive Care physician staffing. The LEAPFROG guidelines require that
a board certified critical care physician be on staff and in the
facility with no other responsibilities during daytime hours and
immediately available at night. Twin Cities has met that standard since
January 1, 2008.
This combination of award winning people, a family
oriented environment and top notch medical practitioners is part of
what make Twin Cities Critical Care a standard in our community and
While we understand that no one wants to come to the
ICU, we strive every day to ensure that our patients, their families
and friends always find an open environment where we welcome questions,
encourage family presence and provide the highest quality medical care
For more information about the BEACON award, CCRN or PCCN certification, please visit http://www.aacn/org and for information about LEAPFROG physician staffing guidelines please visit http://www.leapfroggroup.org/ -submitted by Don Baker RN CCRN-CMC CNML, Director of Critical Care and Rehabilitation Services