San Miguel Resource Connection

                 Mar. 1.  Citizens' Oversight Committee mtg. 5 pm L.Larsen School  
                 Mar.1 ..  Kindergarten Registration  at Lillian Larsen   School 5:30
                 Mar. 2...Kindergarten Registration/Spanish -- Lillian Larsen  5:30
                 Mar 2.  Sup.  John Peschong available at Mission Parish Hall 2-4
                 Mar. 7..Chamber Mixer at Camp Roberts Military Museum   
                 Mar. 8...Native Daughters G.W. mtg.
                 Mar. 10...Bingo at Senior Center--open to public
                 Mar 11...Thunderstruck  "Pushing Limits" program 4:30
                 Mar. 18...San Miguel Native Daughters Host State Official visit
                 Mar. 22... archival workshop
                  Mar. 23...San Miguel Community Services Dist. Board Mtg.
                  Mar. 24...Bingo at Senior Center
                  Mar. 26...Sr. Center breakfast open to public
                  Mar. 29..San Miguel Advisory Council Mtg.
     Apr. 6.. Peschong available at Parish Hall                       
    Apr. 22...Sagebrush Days

    San Miguel School District is seeking  participation from those living within the school boundaries for a Citizens' Oversight Committee 

    Please consider participating in this opportunity to ensure that 

    *bond revenues are expended only for the purpose described

                 *bond revenues are not expended for any teacher or admin. salaries or other school operating expenses.

    The Committee Formation Meeting is this Wednesday, March 1  at 5 pm in the Lillian Larsen Library.    Any questions or if you'd like an application to be on the committee, please call the school and ask to talk to Jan or Dr. Dubost. 805 467-3216 or email:

    Supervisor  John Peschong will be available at the Mission Parish Hall  from 2-4 pm on March 2.  He has set his schedule to be available there for office hours each first Thursday of the month for those wishing to discuss anything with him.   

    Take the opportunity to get acquainted with your new supervisor.

    He also wants you to be aware that the 2016 Annual County Report is available online:

    The San Miguel Plan final update is also available online:    It is the last one on the list.

    The San Miguel Chamber of Commerce 
    will host its

    March Mixer at the Camp Roberts Military Museum on 3/7/17 from 5:30-7 pm

    You are welcome to join them. If you’re interested, please be sure to contact Mike Sanders at the San Miguel Mercantile 
    or or call (805) 712-9120 so that your name gets placed on the Roster. Only those whose names are on the list may attend. Also, on the Evening of the Mixer, be sure to bring your California Driver’s License, your vehicle insurance and registration. These are required for entry by the authorities at the Base. 
    Food and libation will be provided by the SMCC.

    SAN MIGUEL LIBRARY was chosen for special science related program series

    A great free event for adults at the San Miguel Public Library and it's FREE. 
    San Miguel Library is presenting the remaining 2 parts of an informal  book/video/discussion series called 
    Pushing the Limits, in partnership with a science partner. 
    The San Miguel library   was chosen from hundreds of nationwide applicants for a spot of 100 rural public libraries to host this series made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation? Our Science Partner, Jeff Parsons, is leading the four-part series. He is an Earth Scientist since 1984 helping Archaeologists to evaluate prehistoric cultural soils throughout California using soil geomorphology and geochemistry. He has contributed to archaeological literature, given presentations to community and professional groups, led many field trips, and is an accomplished science artist. We are lucky to have him aboard. 
     You can sign up for one or more of the programs. It’s free and registration is required but you can just show up that day and still participate.  It is recommended, but not required that you read the books.  Each adult program is organized around a different theme – nature, survival, connection, and knowledge. Each theme provides a context for showing how humans push their own limits every day and the ways in which science is a part of that effort.

    Pushing the Limits books for the remaining program series:  March’s programs are Erik Larson, Thunderstruck Program date: Saturday, Mar. 11, 4:30 & Jean Auel, The Land of Painted Caves Program date: Saturday, Mar. 25, 4:30  One program is the conjunction of two real life stories: the discovery of wireless transmission and a famous murder. The other program, our last in this series, surrounds a story that is a remarkable re-creation of the way life was lived more than 25,000 years ago.

    For more information and to register, please contact me at 467-3224 or or just come by the day and time of the program.  Just a reminder, library is at top of the hill on 13th St. on the south east side of the alley. Stop in anytime  and get acquainted with all they have to offer. Wednesday 11am to 5pm, Thursday noon to 6pm, and Saturday 10am to 4pm.

    Interested in learning more about archival preservation?  We have a great opportunity on March 22.

    Friends of Adobe and SMRC's History Project have partnered with Cal Poly Archival Specialists and History Center of SLO County to offer an Archival Presentation for those interested in archival preservation.

     Cal Poly Archival specialists will give an archival presentation on Wednesday, March 22 , 1:30 pm at the  Rios Caledonia Library.  

    Presenters will be Jessica Holada, Director of Special Collections and Archives at Cal Poly’s Kennedy Library; Zach Vowell, Digital Archivist; and Berlin Loa, Processing Archivist and Projects Coordinator.  Also contributing will be Aimee Amour-Avant, Archivist at the History Center of SLO County.

    They will provide a solid introduction to archival preservation issues and best practices for paper-based, audio-visual, and born-digital collections that are most commonly found in family archives.

    The presentation is open to those interested in learning more about archiving family history.  We are excited to be able to offer you this free opportunity to learn more about archiving your precious documents.

      Space is limited so we request that you RSVP to reserve a space by  March 8.     RSVP’s  or questions can be  made by emailing Laverne at or by phone at the Caledonia, 805-467-3357.  Please leave a message and we will get back to you.  Make sure to leave a name and phone number.

         Glancing Back,
    Remembering Our Heritage
    The San Miguel Resource Connection has taken on the San Miguel History Project and this webpage as its major projects.  It is intended to preserve as much of the San Miguel History as possible and share in a way to encourage others to take an interest and understand the rich heritage of the community.       *****
     A Glimpse at one life journey through the depression, WWII and beyond.
     Wedding photo and shoes  worn in 1941 marriage of  Dixie Sinclair and Dick    Thacker.

    1944, Dick, daughter Jean, and Dixie.

    Dixie Sinclair Thacker




     If you have  any memories  or photos  you'd like to  share, or    questions,  please contact   us at 


    Friends of Adobes are in need of Volunteers to help in the Museum and gift shop here in San Miguel.  You don't need to be a resident of San Miguel to be a Volunteer.  Times when help would be appreciated are:  Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays between 11 am and 4 pm.  Presently there are only 4 regular volunteers and at least 12 are needed.  Please consider being one.   It's easy work and fun to meet the visitors and know you are able to help preserve a piece of history.
    You can sign up for one day a month or every other month.  Any of those days you could be available, even for a part of the time scheduled to be open, would be greatly appreciated.  Please call Linda at 805-680-6086 to volunteer or get more information.

    San Miguel Parlor 94,  will participate in hosting  District 23's Official Visit  Honoring Grand President Sherry Farley on March 18 at the Paso Robles Golf Club.    
    The San Miguel Parlor is one of the oldest continuous operating parlors in the state.  Membership is open to all women born in California.  If that's you, consider getting involved  in an organization that promotes preservation of history, helping with veterans welfare, providing for children that need help, and honoring our great state.
    Native Daughters meet the second Tuesday of each month at 7 pm at the Sr. Citizen Center.  Call Jean if you'd like more information or want to get involved:  805-467-0194

    All members or interested members of the SMCC are invited to join each month's Board Meetings.  Meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm at Mars Mega Storage off Hwy 101 on Wellsona
    ,   (Just past Vines RV.) more info:
    The San Miguel Chamber of Commerce will host its

    Sagebrush Days coming up  April 22

    Parade application form

    Sagebrush Days Vendor Form

    Sagebrush Days Chili Cook off Application

    San Miguel  Advisory Council   Mar. 29, next meeting,


     general meeting beginning at 7pm.   You can contact Mike Sanders for more information:  805-712-9120


    Next mtg   Mar. 23, 7 pm

    CSD Board is seeking volunteers to serve on 2 ad hoc committees that will offer input to the Board.  One committee is Finances and Budget.  The other is  regarding the Groundwater Sustainability Agency(GSA) properties in proximity of CSD boundaries may want to consider joining the CSD's GSA rather than be controlled by the county or state.   
    There are several opportunities to get involved and know what is going on.  Attend meetings, get on a subcommittee.
    The CSD Board is interested in your input. 805-467-3388

    Enjoy a fun night out playing bingo!     San Miguel Senior Citizens host Bi-monthly Bingo at Senior Center East 12th St. every second and fourth Friday.  They invite all interested adults to join in the fun.  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,  
    Once a month they also have a potluck for all those seniors interested.

    On a sad note,  the San Miguel Lions Club has voted not to be partaking in the aquatic program this summer---June, July, and August of 2017.  They also voted not to continue with their Annual Fish Fry's which was one of their main fundraiser for the aquatic program.
    Construction at the park is limiting ability to have parking space to safely allow for events and the Community Building.

    San Miguel Joint Unified School District Board Meetings
    The community is invited to attend school board meetings and provide input to the board's discussion.  Regular meetings are normally held on the second Thursday of each month, adjusted for holidays or special circumstances.  For the most current information, call the superintendent's office at (805) 467-3216, ext. 203.  The board packet for the meetings are posted and available for review/download on the Friday before a meeting on the district website.
    The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in the library at Lillian Larsen Elementary, 1601 L Street, San Miguel, CA 93451.
    Currently the District is seeking volunteers to serve on an Oversight Committee.
    Coming this week!  Kindergarten Registration    
    Lillian Larsen Elementary School  will hold Kindergarten Registration March 1 & March 2
    A good time to learn about Lillian Larsen's early education programs, meet teachers and other parents!
    Refreshments provided.
    Preschool personnel will also be present.
    March 1 is for English , March 2 for Spanish
    5:30-6:30pm  in Lillian Larsen Cafeteria.

    Please jo

    in the Almond Country 

    Quilters’ Guild for their Monthly Meeting.

    Please join the Almond Country Quilters’ Guild for a general meeting:

    Monday, Mar 6, 2017.  

    at Trinity Lutheran Church, 940 Creston Road, Paso Robles, 6:30 pm 

      For routine meeting information the contact is

    Our new Website is  Our Facebook link is:



          • 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 The

          • Garbage Company donates their service as the Firefighters donate their time for the clean up days, but they have to pay a $350 dump fee plus $10 per mattress, so your generous donations are needed to insure that this event continues.

        • All donations should be addressed to :  SMFA Cleanup Committee

        • Thank you San Miguel Firefighters Association Volunteers

          and San

          Miguel Garbage Co. for all your efforts in making this event possible!