Junior Pheasant Hunt, Haunted Halls, Mentor Award

posted Oct 1, 2011, 1:25 PM by Laverne Buckman   [ updated Oct 10, 2011, 8:25 AM ]

Junior Pheasant Hunt

pheasant hunt in Parkfield
John Jamrog, Hunt Chairman, Brayden Kahler and Dusty Kahler at the 2009 Junior Pheasant Hunt held at the Miller Bros. Ranch in Parkfield

The San Miguel Lions Club and the Friends of the NRA are having their fifth Annual Junior Pheasant Hunt at the Miller Bros. Ranch in Parkfield on November 20, 2010. The hunt has been renamed the Harry Miller Memorial Junior Pheasant Hunt to honor Harry Miller who passed away earlier this year.

It is open to junior hunters, aged 16 and under with valid CA hunting licenses. Drawings will be held for the participants which will include shotguns, and various sporting and hunting equipment.  

There is no entry fee for the hunt but there is limited space available with first time hunters having priority. Entries must be received by November 9, 2010.  Lunch is provided by the San Miguel Lions Club. Entry forms are available at Mission Market & Deli, DeCou Lumber, Uncle Ed’s Outfitters, Colony Automotive, 4 Seasons Outfitters, Shoot the Moon, Paso Robles Farm Supply and Atascadero Arms.

Sponsorships are always welcome.  For more information please contact John Jamrog, Hunt Chairman at 805 466-1468.

Mentoring Award

Healthy Hornets students get award

The Healthy Hornets are a group of 7th and 8th graders at Lillian Larsen School in San Miguel who act as mentors to the younger students.  It has been a while since most of us were in elementary school, but do you remember the awe you felt when you looked at “big kids” and how much you wanted to be one of them? 

The Healthy Hornets use their influence to coach younger children and teach them the importance of healthy eating and proper exercise through leading Walk to School days, through conducting tastings of fresh fruits and vegetables in the cafeteria, through teaching fun games to kids during recess and teaching proper exercise “form”, and through developing educational handouts and presentations, including presentations on intake of sugary beverages.

HEAL-SLO presented the mentoring award to the Healthy Hornets of Lillian Larsen – Ashley Coates, Mikayla Rowlett, and Jacob Salinas. Also acknowledged was the mentoring the students receive from three exceptional women - Laverne Buckman, Eileen Rogers and Christina Wilkinson.  Laverne, Eileen and Christina work magic with limited dollars and put in many hours above and beyond. - submitted by Kathleen Karle from the SLO County Public Health Dept.

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The San Miguel Resource Connection is a non-profit dedicated to the welfare of the San Miguel community.  We bring art, music, and nutrition classes to local kids, promote downtown improvement, work to expand recreation, sponsor the town parades, and facilitate advocacy issues such as a safe RR crossing for school children.

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Register for Reverse 911

Reverse 911 logo
The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Dept. went "live" with a new Reverse 911 program on November 1st.

The Reverse 911 system is used to call persons in certain geographic regions when an emergency, such as a wild fire, chemical spill, evacuation or major criminal incident takes place and what action may be required of them.

The system currently contains all known hard line phones in the county and the focus of announcing the new system today is to encourage people to register cell phones, voice over internet protocol (VOIP) systems or to insure their hard line phone is in the system.

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department dispatch facility has the capacity to inform the public directly by sending a phone message to each land line phone in the county to inform persons of evacuation orders, missing persons, Amber Alerts, etc.

Persons wanting to sign up are asked to go to the Sheriff's department website at www.slosheriff.org. Those residents who have only a cell phone or would like to be notified by cell phone may also sign up on the Sheriff’s website under Self Registration Portal. -submitted by Brandy Swain, Crime Prevention Specialist, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Dept.

Design Plan and Parks
for San Miguel

San Miguel Design Plan Workshop
Photos from the design workshop
Residents participated in a Community Visioning Workshop on October 23rd in the Old Mission San Miguel Parish Center.

The San Luis Obispo County Planning and Building Department and the City and Regional Planning Department at California Polytechnic State University hosted a kickoff community workshop for updating the San Miguel Community Plan.  When adopted by the County, the plan will help shape new growth, enhance the quality of life, and bring new vitality to San Miguel.

This is the first of three workshops planned as part of the Community Plan update process. As a member of the local community, your views are very important! If you missed the first workshop you can still participate in the SURVEY ONLINE at the SLO Co Planning Dept website.

At the workshops information will be gathered as to how the community envisions its future.  Specifically, what aspects of the community do you feel should be preserved, what areas should be improved, what type of new development would be desirable, and where could that development be located.

The Cal Poly Consulting Team will analyze the community feedback and develop several potential development scenarios.  The results will be presented for community consideration at the second Community Workshop planned to be held in December.

Consensus among residents at the workshop was to preserve the unique small town character of San Miguel as well as key historical sites. Residents want core businesses/services in the downtown area and to be a walkable community with an adequate system of sidewalks and trails to tie in the Mission and Adobe to the downtown as well as the Salinas River and businesses on 10th street.

For questions please, contact Chuck Stevenson, Long Range Planning Manager at 805-781-5197 or Professor Zeljka Howard, City and Regional Planning Dept., Cal Poly, at 805-756-1507.

School bell at San Miguel Park
The Parks and Recreation Dept is also collecting information to apply for a grant for expansion of county services in San Miguel. The next opportunity to share your ideas for recreation services is November 4th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Mission San Miguel Parish Center (between Mission San Miguel and Hwy 101), or on November 16th from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at Lillian Larsen School. For more information contact Elizabeth Kavanaugh at 805-781-4089.

Haunted Halls

Haunted Halls at Lions Club
Photos courtesy of Mike Sanders

The 2nd Annual Haunted Halls provided spooky fun for over 300 people who attended at the decorated San Miguel Lions Club.

A game room, pumpkin carving and costume contest, Slime & Snakes Snack Bar and silent auction were FREE to all ages.

Special thanks go to the San Miguel Volunteer Fire Fighters for their help and  John as Captain Jack and Mark as Fred Flintstone. These folks are the backbone of this event along with their crew of wives, friends and kids.

The event is proudly promoted by Szymaniak and Sheppard Plasma Arts and Parts with many wonderful sponsors.