Pictured above are the participants of this year's Miss & Mr. Heritage Valley Pageant. Photos courtesy Crystal Gurrola.
Pictured above are the participants of this year's Miss & Mr. Heritage Valley Pageant. Photos courtesy Crystal Gurrola.
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Sunday, October 7th the Miss & Mr. Heritage Valley Pageant took place at the Veterans Memorial Building. The list of this year’s winners are listed as follows:

Miss. Heritage Valley - Nikki Troolines
Mr. Heritage Valley - Odin Marley
Junior Miss. Heritage Valley - Delilah Cook
Little Miss. Heritage Valley - Arianna Contreras

0-23 Month Division
Queen - Arianna Contreras
King - Odin Marley
1st Runner Up - Scarlett Garibay

2-3 Year Division
Queen - Kalea Kutback
1st Runner Up - Harper Negrete
2nd Runner Up - Kahrlee Sue Long
3rd Runner Up - Gianna Ponce

4-5 Year Division
Queen - Nikki Troolines
1st Runner Up - Chantille Lomeli Tirado
2nd Runner Up - Mia Bingham
3rd Runner Up - Isabella Jimenez
Princess - Olivia Fike

6-7 Year Division
Queen - Delilah Cook
1st Runner Up - Bella Hurtado
2nd Runner Up - Grace Troolines

8-10 Year Division
Queen - Gabriella Bingham
1st Runner Up - Peyton Booth

0-5 overall western wear - Mia Bingham
6-12 Overall western wear - Gabriella Bingham

 


 
Congratulations to the 2018 September Yard of the Month! The award, presented to them by Ari Larson representing Fillmore Civic Pride went to the Zamora family: Frank, Paola and daughter Natalie at 357 Blaine Ave. in Fillmore. They received a $40 gift certificate courtesy of Otto & Sons Nursery. Their beautiful yard is serene and tranquil. Frank said that a lot of the tranquility comes from the water’s soothing sounds. There is a palm tree adding to the ambiance and delicate flowers line the path to their front door. If you would like to nominate a home or are interested in finding out more about Fillmore Civic Pride please contact Ari Larson 805.794.7590 or petenari55@hotmail.com
Congratulations to the 2018 September Yard of the Month! The award, presented to them by Ari Larson representing Fillmore Civic Pride went to the Zamora family: Frank, Paola and daughter Natalie at 357 Blaine Ave. in Fillmore. They received a $40 gift certificate courtesy of Otto & Sons Nursery. Their beautiful yard is serene and tranquil. Frank said that a lot of the tranquility comes from the water’s soothing sounds. There is a palm tree adding to the ambiance and delicate flowers line the path to their front door. If you would like to nominate a home or are interested in finding out more about Fillmore Civic Pride please contact Ari Larson 805.794.7590 or petenari55@hotmail.com
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Pictured is Rotary Club President Andy Klittich and Rotarian Barbara Filkins. In honor of National Cyber Security Awareness Month in October, Filkins spoke about ideas on how to protect yourself from being a cyber victim. Photo courtesy Ari Larson.
Pictured is Rotary Club President Andy Klittich and Rotarian Barbara Filkins. In honor of National Cyber Security Awareness Month in October, Filkins spoke about ideas on how to protect yourself from being a cyber victim. Photo courtesy Ari Larson.
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Pictured above is Alisa Mitchell (left) along with PEO Chapter GY President Mary Ford. On Monday, October 8th, Philanthropic Education Organization (PEO) Chapter GY, Fillmore, initiated Alisa Mitchell as its newest member. Alisa graduated from Fillmore High School and is a graduate of California Lutheran University and California State University, Channel Islands. She taught in Fillmore Schools for many years. Chapter GY is happy to welcome its newest member. Photo courtesy Sue Zeider.
Pictured above is Alisa Mitchell (left) along with PEO Chapter GY President Mary Ford. On Monday, October 8th, Philanthropic Education Organization (PEO) Chapter GY, Fillmore, initiated Alisa Mitchell as its newest member. Alisa graduated from Fillmore High School and is a graduate of California Lutheran University and California State University, Channel Islands. She taught in Fillmore Schools for many years. Chapter GY is happy to welcome its newest member. Photo courtesy Sue Zeider.
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Are you ready to Trunk-or-Treat?! Calling all groups, clubs and organizations that are interested in partaking in a FREE family-friendly Halloween activity! On September 24th the Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting an informational meeting at City Hall in the Council Chambers from 5:30pm-6:30pm. We invite you to join us on Monday September 24th to answer any questions and accept registration for spots available at our Trunk-or-Treat event.
Registration packets are available for pick up at City Hall on the 2nd floor in the Parks and Recreation Department. Feel free to call 805-524-1500 ext. 713 or recreation@ci.fillmore.ca.us for more information.


 
The Fillmore Fire Department would like to thank Union Bank for their generous donation of $2,500 to the Fillmore Fire Foundation. Photo courtesy Fillmore Fire Department.
The Fillmore Fire Department would like to thank Union Bank for their generous donation of $2,500 to the Fillmore Fire Foundation. Photo courtesy Fillmore Fire Department.
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The Fillmore Lions Club has donated $500 to the Boys and Girls Club of the Santa Clara Valley. The Boys & Girls Club was founded in 1949 and it provides daily access to safe, supervised activities which foster children to become productive, responsible and caring citizens. There are 10 sites serving the cities of Santa Paula, Fillmore and the unincorporated area of Piru. Pictured above are representatives of the Boys and Girls Club, accepting the check. Photo courtesy Brian Wilson.
The Fillmore Lions Club has donated $500 to the Boys and Girls Club of the Santa Clara Valley. The Boys & Girls Club was founded in 1949 and it provides daily access to safe, supervised activities which foster children to become productive, responsible and caring citizens. There are 10 sites serving the cities of Santa Paula, Fillmore and the unincorporated area of Piru. Pictured above are representatives of the Boys and Girls Club, accepting the check. Photo courtesy Brian Wilson.
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The City of Fillmore is looking for volunteers to help with Coastal Cleanup Day this Saturday September 15th from 9am-12pm. The Coastal Clean Up volunteers will meet at Sheills Park & take a short walk over to our Sespe Creek bed to do our part in keeping our waterways clean. For more information/to register 805-524-1500 ext. 713 OR email recreation@ci.fillmore.ca.us


 
Pictured (l-r) are John, Bruce and Jim jamming in front of Roan Mills Bakery last Friday night. Photo courtesy Katrionna Furness.
Pictured (l-r) are John, Bruce and Jim jamming in front of Roan Mills Bakery last Friday night. Photo courtesy Katrionna Furness.
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Rotary President Andy Klittich, Nancy Schram, Director of the Ventura County Library and Katharine McDowell, new Fillmore Library supervisor who discussed the expansion of our current small library.
Rotary President Andy Klittich, Nancy Schram, Director of the Ventura County Library and Katharine McDowell, new Fillmore Library supervisor who discussed the expansion of our current small library.
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The plan for the expansion project is for a 2,220 sq. ft. addition which will include two study rooms, a community meeting room, a reading lounge, updated technology, two new ADA compliant restrooms, and will have a more positive impact on the community. They are now working on much needed funding for this project and hope to begin the project in 2020. Photo courtesy Martha Richardson.

 


 
 
 
The Heritage Valley, which includes Santa Paula Fillmore & Piru, held their Relay for Life event September 22nd – 23rd, 2018 from 9:00am to 9:00am at Shields Park in Fillmore. Opening Ceremonies were held at 9am on September 22nd and Survivor Lap to followed, along with Food vendors. Luminaria / Remembrance Ceremony was held at 7:30pm – 9:30pm on September 22nd.
The Heritage Valley, which includes Santa Paula Fillmore & Piru, held their Relay for Life event September 22nd – 23rd, 2018 from 9:00am to 9:00am at Shields Park in Fillmore. Opening Ceremonies were held at 9am on September 22nd and Survivor Lap to followed, along with Food vendors. Luminaria / Remembrance Ceremony was held at 7:30pm – 9:30pm on September 22nd.
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Troop 406 conducted a formal flag retirement ceremony in honor of 9/11.
Troop 406 conducted a formal flag retirement ceremony in honor of 9/11.
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Photo and story by Brett Chandler.

In honor of the 17th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, Fillmore Boy Scout Troop 406 conducted a formal flag retirement ceremony last Tuesday night. During this ceremony the Scouts retired almost 50 worn U.S. flags which had been dropped off at the red box in front of the Fillmore Fire Station. This community service is conducted on a regular basis by Troop 406 to assure the proper disposal of worn U.S. flags. The Boy Scouts of America is one of the few organizations sanctioned to officially conduct flag retirements. Troop 406 meets every Tuesday night at 6pm at the Scout House on Sespe Street and invites any boy ages 10 ½ to 18 to drop in and join in the fun. Photo Courtesy Brett Chandler

 
 
Pictured (l-r) is Martha Gentry, Executive Director Fillmore Historical Museum, receiving a $1,000 check from Leslie Klinchuch and Natasha Molla, Project Managers of Chevron Corporation.
Pictured (l-r) is Martha Gentry, Executive Director Fillmore Historical Museum, receiving a $1,000 check from Leslie Klinchuch and Natasha Molla, Project Managers of Chevron Corporation.
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Submitted by Martha Gentry, Executive Director, Fillmore Historical Museum

On September 11, 2018, Leslie Klinchuch and Natasha Molla of Chevron Corporation presented a check for $1,000 to Martha Gentry, Executive Director of the Fillmore Historical Museum, to be used for museum programs and outreach. During the cleanup of the former Fillmore Refinery site, the museum has received a series of grants from Chevron for programs as well as donations of Crepe Myrtle trees for the beautification of the museum site. The museum was able to help Chevron with historical research on the operations and infrastructure of the site.

The location of the photo shows a 100 year old wagon wheel which was found at the site and donated by Chevron Corp. to the museum. Currently the museum has a series of photos and story boards on display in the museum which show some of the history of the refinery site and history of oil exploration in the Fillmore mountains.

The museum is located at 340 Main Street and is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.; Thursday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 
Pictured is President Andy Klittich with Rotary’s two new inductees, Lisa Cook and Fillmore Chief Eric Tennessen. Photo Courtesy Martha Richardson.
Pictured is President Andy Klittich with Rotary’s two new inductees, Lisa Cook and Fillmore Chief Eric Tennessen. Photo Courtesy Martha Richardson.
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Pictured is President Andy Klittich with Fillmore's new Parks and Recreation Coordinators Krista Martinez and Sandra Edwards. Photo Courtesy Martha Richardson.
Pictured is President Andy Klittich with Fillmore's new Parks and Recreation Coordinators Krista Martinez and Sandra Edwards. Photo Courtesy Martha Richardson.
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Submitted by Marie Wren

Cub Pack 3400 is organizing for the coming year with meetings every Wednesday evening at 6:30pm at the Scout House on 128 Sespe Avenue in Fillmore. Boys and girls kindergarten - 5th grade are invited to join. The cost for insurance and badges is $25 for a full year of fun and entertainment as well as learning about nature, camping and crafts. Cubmaster Rudolfo Osario will be assisted by Steve McKeown.

The new Scouting rules now allow girls to be a part of the scouting organization along with the boys. Girls who wish to join will be included in regular Dens until there are 4 or 5 and then they will form a separate Den just for the girls. Dens for both boys and girls will be part of the Cub Pack 3400 this year. Cubs will now be a family activity for everyone. Parents and children interested in Scouting should attend a meeting for more information and join for 9 months of fun.

 

The Little Free Library will soon be opening their first location in Fillmore when Marie Wren completes the installation of a small box on a post in her front yard. The grand opening will be announced later so watch for the date.

The Little Free Library is a non-profit 50l C 3 organized in Wisconsin several years ago and now has over 75,000 locations throughout the world. Each little box holds books to take to read and keep or return when you want to share. There is no cost and no “checking out.” Both children and adults are invited to participate. The motto is “Take a Book—Share a Book.” The books are always free.

The mission is to inspire a love of reading, build community and spark creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world, and Fillmore will soon be a part of it.

Anyone wishing to share outgrown children books or your own favorite is invited to call Marie (524-4044) who will arrange to pick up your box of books, or you may leave them at her front door at 239 Sierra Vista to be put into the “library” when it opens. Everyone enjoys sharing an interesting story or non fiction.

If you wish to join this new Fillmore activity you may learn more at littlefreelibrary.org or call 715-690-2488.

 
Free event will engage students on region’s housing, transportation and economic issues

On Sept. 28, the Future VC Leaders’ Summit will convene college students at the Ventura County Community Foundation (VCCF) to learn how transportation, housing, economic and urban planning issues impact the local community. Students will have an opportunity to speak directly to civic leaders and influence policy and planning decisions.

The Summit is sponsored by the Ventura County Transportation Commission (VCTC), the Ventura County Economic Development Association (VCEDA) and the region’s major colleges and universities.

“The Future VC Leaders’ Summit will engage college students in issues and policies that directly impact their daily lives and their desire to stay in Ventura County after they graduate,” said Darren Kettle, executive director of VCTC. “We are looking forward to meeting the future leaders of our region.”

The event will take place from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28 in the VCCF conference room at 4001 Mission Oaks Blvd., Camarillo, Calif. 93012. It is free to students enrolled at Ventura County colleges and universities and includes breakfast and transportation from campus, however advance registration is required. Students can register for the Summit at www.futurevcleaders.eventbrite.com and learn more at www.goventura.org/summit.

The Summit program will feature a keynote address by Pete Peterson, Dean of the Pepperdine University School of Public Policy; a lively panel discussion with local experts in the fields of transportation, economics and urban planning; and closing remarks by Erick Went, entrepreneur and Chief Technology Officer of Camarillo-based Matter Labs. The event will include opportunities for students to interact with the speakers and network with their peers.

About the Ventura County Transportation Commission
The Ventura County Transportation Commission is the regional transportation planning agency committed to keeping Ventura County moving. Program information is available at www.goventura.org.

 

The Ventura County Transportation Commission (VCTC) has launched a new page on its website that allows people to order bus passes online and have them delivered by mail to a physical address of their choosing. The online sales portal is the latest feature to be added to the VCTC’s recently redesigned website.

“Online pass sales allow for a higher level of convenience and accessibility for VCTC bus riders,” said Darren Kettle, VCTC executive director. “Individuals can now order passes 24-7 from their computer, phone or other device and receive them by mail.”

The pass sales portal, powered by Shopify, allows riders to purchase VCTC 10-Ride Tickets or 31-Day Passes. The 10-Ride Ticket gives riders a discount of 10% per ride. The 31-Day Pass offer unlimited rides for 31 consecutive days starting from the first of day of use. Passes will arrive in the mail at the address provided by the rider.

In-person pass sales remain available at seven locations throughout Ventura County. Passes can also be purchased over the phone by calling (800) 438-1112. For more information, visit www.goventura.org/buy-passes/.

Later this fall, VCTC will unveil an additional feature for transit customers – an “app” for real-time transit information for all Ventura County bus services.

About the Ventura County Transportation Commission
The Ventura County Transportation Commission is the regional transportation planning agency committed to keeping Ventura County moving. Program information is available at www.goventura.org.

 

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