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               What's New!

    July 27... San Miguel Advisory Council  meeting 7 pm
    July 21...SMJUSD Board Meeting in Lillian Larsen School Library 6:30 pm
    July 22...Play Bingo at Sr. Citizens 6 pm
    July 28...Magic Show at San Miguel Library 3 pm
    July 30..Pancake Breakfast available at Sr. Citizens 8:30-11:30 am.
    August 8th, last day to file   candidacy for CSD Board or School Board
    August 17th...first day of school for Lillian Larsen

        • If you haven't been to the San Miguel Library, you've got to make time to check it out!
          There's much more than just books available at our
          San Miguel Library  which is a full service library in a one-room building--open three days a week, Wednesday 11am to 5pm, Thursday noon to 6pm, and Saturday 10am to 4pm--located on 13th Street near the pool and park, and next to the baseball diamond.    Library cards are free and easy to obtain--just visit the library on Wed., Thurs., or Sat.  Librarian, Judy, is there to help in any way she can.   She is offering many reading programs this summer  for babies, toddlers, children, teens, and adults --with prizes in all categories. EXERCISE YOUR MIND:  READ--- and don't forget the Magic Show at 3 pm. at the Library on Thursday, July 28.  For more information check out the library page  HERE

          Sad news for San Miguel with the closing of Linda's  Country Diner--
          a bright spot in town with a community oriented owner. Linda Mora is well known for her friendly service & her contributions to the community of San Miguel.  Over the years, Linda has been involved in school  and community in a way that used to be the norm for all San Miguel business owners, but times have changed and Linda will be missed.
          Linda operated The Country Diner for a day shy of 30 years.  Her lease was not renewed, guess the property owner has other plans for the space.  But, Linda has stayed positive through it all and is now hoping to find a new location. We wish her well in whatever new endeavor comes her way.
          Thought you might enjoy a little historical background on the restaurant:  Although we are missing many details, here is what we have gathered on that location.  If you happen to have more or different information, please let us know.
          This photo is from the files of Ella Adam. Her notes indicate that it was built in the early 1940's during WWII.  I have marked on the photo the location of the restaurant.  The remains of the old Wells Fargo Office and Doc Murphy's Office were torn down to build the new structure.

          The large corner building housed a grocery store initially with several small businesses that included a beauty shop and shoe store along 13th St. and the Restaurant on Mission St.side.  Recollection seems to be that the restaurant  was initially" Bill's BBQ" and was later
           operated by Lydia Lichti before Margaret Brewen took over in the early-mid 1950's. Then it became a gun shop 
          before Sharon and Joe Rose took over and remodeled the restaurant to county standards before they passed it on to Linda Mora and Doris Harden.  Linda soon took over the lease on her own and operated it from then on.  The Corner Store and its side businesses changed names and uses many times over the years.  We are not sure if it was the "Foodway Market" or "Justice and Cropper" in its beginnings.

          San Miguel School District  has Two School Board positions up for election.  Two seats on the San Miguel Joint Union School District’s Board of Education are scheduled for election on November 8, 2016.  These seats are currently held by Bandy J. Smith and Steve Christian.  The elections for these two positions are for four-year terms.   Declaration of candidacy must be filed during the period of July 1 to August 8.  Nominations papers can be picked up at the San Luis Obispo County Clerk Recorder's Office.  Call before driving down. (805)781-5228.  

          San Miguel  Advisory Council   Next meeting July 27

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

           Lillian Larsen School Summer Happenings:

          Summer Reading for all students starts Tuesday, June 21 and runs through Tuesday, July 19th. The library will be open from 9:00am to 12:00pm and 3:00pm to 6:00pm for students to check out books, read and take AR tests. Be a SUPERHERO READER  and earn cool rewards each week. 

          Food Bank Schedule: 4:30pm - 6:00pm 2nd Wednesday of the month at Lillian Larsen School

          School Registration for Fall 2016

          First day of School is August 17th.  It is a minimum day.

          Register your students for Fall 2016.  Call the Lillian Larsen School office at 467-3216 ext 203 or come by between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm to pick up registration packets. We have a half-day Transitional Kindergarten, average class size of 1 teacher to 20 students in K - 8; ipads provided for all 4th and 5th graders; Chromebooks provided for all 6th - 8th graders; Enrichment activities during and after school; extra help in math and reading for those students who need it; a school garden; an after school woodshop program and SO MUCH MORE!!! 

  • 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:   www.sanmiguelchamber.org
    San Miguel Chamber of Commerce hosted the North County Chamber Mixer on July 14 : at The Vines RV Park
    It was an evening of networking, connecting and revisiting of North County Businesses as Atascadero, Paso Robles, San Miguel, and Templeton Chamber came together enjoying special tastes of local vendors, featured foods, wines & great music of our beautiful north county.


     Next mtg July 29, 2 pm

    Three board seats are up for election at the scheduled   election on November 8, 2016.  These seats are currently held by           .  The elections for these   positions are for four-year terms.   Declaration of candidacy must be filed during the period of July 1 to August 8.  Nominations papers can be picked up at the San Luis Obispo County Clerk Recorder's Office.  Call before driving down. (805)781-5228.   

    San Miguel Fire Department is still recruiting

    Interested in being a member of an excellent group of citizen volunteer firefighters protecting the lives and property of San Miguel. More information: here or contact fire chief, Rob Roberson or Asst. Fire Chief, Kelly Dodds at San Miguel CSD.


    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.  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,   

    San Miguel Joint Union School District 
     School Board Meetings  information 

     The board packet may be accessed at our district website -- Select District, Governing Board from the drop down menu and select the agenda and board packet you wish to view. Thank you,  Jan Brown,  Administrative Asst. to the Superintendent 

    Rios-Caledonia Adobe  is planning for

    "Caledonia Days" the last Sunday in September.  Mark your calendar and if you are an artisan, consider joining us as a vendor /demonstrator of your craft.  They are looking for a variety of craftsmen/women to share the their skills.  For more information  www.rios-caledoniaadobe.org.

    Wally Ohles Research Library now open:  Most Fridays, 

    1-3 PM or by special appointment

    History Project: 

    Another fire destroys remains of an "old" gas station.  Thought you'd be interested in the history behind the recent planned burn in San Miguel. These are photos from the first fire  at 16th & Mission St. which we believe occurred in the early 1970's. It destroyed just the gas station and left the lube room, which was a separate building.  Fondly known as "Harry Kahl's gas station", it was also operated by Slim Perrin, Mike Walkup, and Sunny Blaylock.  You can see

     the two old GMC fire engines that have long  since been replaced. The station was an Arco at the time, but had been a Standard Oil, and a Chevron previously.  It was completely destroyed and had to be  demolished, leaving the lube shop.  It served as a beauty shop for a while but was later added onto and used as a residence.  Since it never had the proper permits, the current owner had to demolish it in order to build on the property.  He was able to assist both the CHP and SM Fire Department by requesting that it be used  for needed   drills and also get much of  the building removal accomplished.   First the CHP used it for forcible entry room training.  Then San Miguel Fire arranged a building burn training drill for Camp Roberts, Templeton, and San Miguel Fire Departments.

    These are a few photos from that training drill that was a valuable training drill for our firemen.    Photos are courtesy of  fireman David.

    If you have any other information about the
    station or the structure created from the lube shop, please let us know.

    We always appreciate your added information or pictures.  Please contact us with information or suggestions.

     2011SMRC@gmail.com.  Be sure to check out the posts on the history discussion board  You may have input to add or you may find something about where you live  or lived in town

    Please jo

    in the Almond Country 

    Quilters’ Guild for their July meeting

    Date: Monday August 1 
    , 2016

    Location: Trinity Lutheran Church, 940 Creston Rd., Paso Robles

     Social Time begins at 6:30 pm  Cost: Free  

     Visitors are welcome at our meetings so please join us.  

     For meeting information the contact is Lisa - lisajguerrero@msn.com.  *Almond Country Community Quilting (to help children and senior organizations with quilts)Date: Third Saturday of every month, unless temperature is 100 or above. Location: Bethel Lutheran Church, Old Country Rd, TempletonMeeting Time: 10 AM – 2 PM Contact: caroljhungerford@yahoo.com 

    For further information about the Almond Country Quilters Guild, check out our website www.almondcountryquilters.org.

              • San Miguel Fi



                next Clean up Day

                0n July at CSD 8 am-- 'til full

                Please be aware that this is only for San Miguel residents and Your donations are needed in order to keep this program going. It costs $350 or more each time for dumping fees.


          • 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!