(l-r) Kyle Wilson, President, Joe Aguirre, Program Director and Commander Tim Hagel
(l-r) Kyle Wilson, President, Joe Aguirre, Program Director and Commander Tim Hagel
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The Rotary Club of Fillmore meets for breakfast meetings every Wednesday from 7:00AM to 8:00 AM at the Bel Air Café at Wm. L. Morris Chevrolet. Upcoming speakers include Fillmore City Manager Dave Rowlands (Sept. 9th) and Ventura County DA Greg Totten (Aug. Sept. 23rd).

On Wednesday, August 26th, Club members heard from VC Sheriffs’ Commander Tim Hagel about his running adventures with Cops Running for Charity. The groups has traveled to seven continents and participated in extreme running events in the Sahara Desert, Great Wall of China, Iceland, Easter Island, Siberia, Patagonia, New Zealand, Burma, Ireland and Antarctica. Since they began in 2003 they have raised $300,000. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has been a recipient every year in 2003, beginning with $1,000. They hope to give them $50,000 this year. Commander Hagel informed the Rotarians that his group has run 8,000 miles over ten years. This year they will hold a fund raiser Run/Race on Santa Cruz Island on October 17.

Rotarians will be distributing Student Dictionaries to all 3rd grade students within FUSD boundaries in September.

The Club will be holding the annual Casino Night fundraiser jointly with Fillmore FFA on Saturday, October 17th at the Fillmore/Piru Memorial Building. More information and ticket sales will be available soon.

For more information about the Rotary Club of Fillmore call 805-906-4114.

 


 

A ceremony to honor the International Day of Peace will take place on September 21st at 7:00pm the park in front of Fillmore City Hall. All are invited to participate in this important event. The International Day of Peace began in 1982 with a United Nation’s proclamation following a celebration commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the United Nations General Assembly stating “that this day be devoted to…strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among nations”. It was expanded in 2001 to call for a day of global cease fire and nonviolence.

Soroptimist International of Fillmore began to honor the International Day of Peace in 2008 with a temporary wooden pole. The permanent Peace Pole was installed in 2010 through the collaboration of the City of Fillmore, local service groups and donations from individuals. The Peace Pole now stands in the southwest corner of City Hall Park to invite person reflection and to stand as a permanent reminder of the need for peace. The Pole has inscribed “Let There Be Peace On Earth” in seven different languages.

In our own town violence continues. Our town, our country and our world need a concerted movement toward reconciliation and peace. At a time when people around the world are being needlessly killed and wars are decimating entire populations, this call to peace is even more urgently needed. We hope that you will join with us in the City Park to reinforce the need for personal, community and world peace.

The committee asks that all churches ring bells at 7:00pm on the 21st of September to commemorate this day. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Hansen at 524-0132 or Lynn Edmonds at 907-6576.

 


 
 


 
City of Fillmore
City of Fillmore

DATE: AUGUST 25, 2015

TO: ALL CITY OF FILLMORE RESIDENTS

FROM: CITY OF FILLMORE CODE ENFORCEMENT

RE: BASKETBALL PORTABLE HOOPS

The City of Fillmore is requesting that anyone owning a portable basketball hoop located in the street, please return the portable basketball hoop to your driveways when you are finished using them in the City Streets.

Listed below are some reasons why returning the portable Basketball hoops to driveways will help:

• The street sweepers cannot completely clean the gutters with the portable hoops inthe street.

• Many streets have limited parking spaces and relocating the hoops, when not in use, will help parking in these areas.

• The portable hoops also present safety issues with vehicles hitting them or portable hoops falling.

Having family fun and enjoying the great outdoors are some of the things what makes Fillmore a very nice place to live and work. So please, consider your neighbors and return your portable hoops to your driveways when finished, and make the City of Fillmore a safer and a better place to live.

If there are any questions regarding this letter, please call Building and Safety (805) 524-1500 ext. 114.

Michael Koroknay
Building and Safety/Code Enforcement
City of Fillmore

 


 

The next meeting of the Ventura County Garden Club will be Wednesday, Sept.2, 2015, at 1pm at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Santa Paula. Madeline Whitaker will present "Growing African Violets."

FRIENDS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME.

 


 

The County of Ventura Grand Jury is an all-volunteer group serving as an independent agent of the public to investigate complaints from the public pertaining to government agencies in our community. Is your organization interested in hearing about these investigative duties and procedures? The Grand Jury Speakers Bureau is available to educate the public in its endeavors as the “public watchdog” for Ventura County. To learn more or schedule a date for a presentation, please call the Grand Jury at 805-466-1800. For additional information, you may also refer to its website, http://www.ventura.org/grand-jury

 
This Friday evening, August 28th is the First Home Football for our Fillmore High Flashes against Grace Brethren H.S.  J.V. start time is 4:30, and the Varsity start time is 7:30PM. Lets all make an effort to support our Fillmore, Bardsdale, and Piru Kids, and show up to the games this year. GO FLASHES!!!! The next Home Football game is on Friday, September 11th against Oak Park. Same times as above.
This Friday evening, August 28th is the First Home Football for our Fillmore High Flashes against Grace Brethren H.S. J.V. start time is 4:30, and the Varsity start time is 7:30PM. Lets all make an effort to support our Fillmore, Bardsdale, and Piru Kids, and show up to the games this year. GO FLASHES!!!! The next Home Football game is on Friday, September 11th against Oak Park. Same times as above.
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What a great night! Thank you Community of Fillmore, and All you F.H.S. Alumni for coming out to our Flashback Friday/Alumni Nights event on Friday, Aug 21st.  Our local restaurants were packed, and the Food Vendors sold out. A win, win, win for the whole community. Only two more left this Summer. Friday, September 18th. And possibly a very special evening, on Thursday, September 24th, as the Alumni Association is working with Administrators and the current ASB officers to have the Homecoming Parade that evening. Our hope is to Park the Floats on Central, and invite the community to come look at them, along with our Fillmore Classic cars. Stay tuned for more information on the Fillmore High Alumni's Facebook page, and at www.fillmorehighalumni.com, and of course right here at the Fillmore Gazette.
What a great night! Thank you Community of Fillmore, and All you F.H.S. Alumni for coming out to our Flashback Friday/Alumni Nights event on Friday, Aug 21st. Our local restaurants were packed, and the Food Vendors sold out. A win, win, win for the whole community. Only two more left this Summer. Friday, September 18th. And possibly a very special evening, on Thursday, September 24th, as the Alumni Association is working with Administrators and the current ASB officers to have the Homecoming Parade that evening. Our hope is to Park the Floats on Central, and invite the community to come look at them, along with our Fillmore Classic cars. Stay tuned for more information on the Fillmore High Alumni's Facebook page, and at www.fillmorehighalumni.com, and of course right here at the Fillmore Gazette.
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(l-r) Program Chair Julie Latshaw, City Manager David Rowlands, Club President Kyle Wilson
(l-r) Program Chair Julie Latshaw, City Manager David Rowlands, Club President Kyle Wilson
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The Rotary Club of Fillmore meets for breakfast meetings every Wednesday from 7:00AM to 8:00 AM at the Bel Air Café at Wm. L. Morris Chevrolet. Upcoming speakers include Tim Hagel (Aug. 26), Fillmore City Manager Dave Rowlands (Sept. 9th) and Ventura County DA Greg Totten (Aug. Sept. 23rd).

Rotarians will be distributing Student Dictionaries to all 3rd grade students within FUSD boundaries in September.

The Club will be holding the annual Casino Night fundraiser jointly with Fillmore FFA on Saturday, October 17th at the Fillmore/Piru Memorial Building. More information and ticket sales will be available soon.

For more information about the Rotary Club of Fillmore call 805-906-4114.

 

The treatment of low back pain will be the focus of a free seminar Community Memorial Health System is holding on Tuesday, Sept. 1.

David Westra, M.D., who specializes in neurosurgery, will cover the many conditions that contribute to low back pain and the several treatment options available to help alleviate the pain at the seminar that will run from 6 to 8 p.m. in the eighth-floor Nichols Auditorium at Community Memorial Hospital, 147 N. Brent St.

Dr. Westra received his medical degree at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston and completed his residency at the Loma Linda University Medical Center in Loma Linda. He is a member of the American Board of Neurological Surgery and a member of the Community Memorial Hospital medical staff.

Registration is free but reservations are required. Visit cmhshealth.org/rsvp or call Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800/838-3006.

Future scheduled Speaker Series events include: Ethics in Healthcare event: Disneyland, Measles and Vaccines: Should Parents Call the Shots, on Sept. 10 at the Museum of Ventura County; and the Breast Cancer Symposium on Oct. 3 at the Ventura Beach Marriott.

Community Memorial Health System is a not-for-profit health system, which is comprised of Community Memorial Hospital, Ojai Valley Community Hospital, and 12 family-practice health centers entitled Centers for Family Health. The health system is located in Ventura County, California.

 
One Step had a lot of fun this summer. (above) One Step youth visit Bob Carson’s studio in Santa Paula.
One Step had a lot of fun this summer. (above) One Step youth visit Bob Carson’s studio in Santa Paula.
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Salgado with Wana Klausen, discussing his artwork.
Salgado with Wana Klausen, discussing his artwork.
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One step youth waiting to speak with John Nava at the Santa Paula Art Exhibit.
One step youth waiting to speak with John Nava at the Santa Paula Art Exhibit.
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One step art class with artist Wana Klausen.
One step art class with artist Wana Klausen.
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Every school day: Youth Center open 1-7 for homework help, tutoring, safe place to “hang”.

Students wanting Community Service Hours for school are welcome to come and do your hours (speak with site director Ricardo Miranda to schedule your hours).

Two Magic Mountain Tickets will be awarded to the youth who have the most participation/attendance and homework hours completed.

8/27 Thursday: 3:30 California Department of Rehabilitation (jobs/career and college support and incentives for ages 16 to adult).

8/29 Saturday: 2-4:00 Opening of OSALV ArtFull Summer at the Santa Paula Art Museum (Come to see the work that the OSALV youth did during the Artfull Summer)

8/31 Monday: 1:30 Palmer Drug Abuse Counseling (open invitation to all)
4:00 Youth Leadership Board

9/1 Tuesday: 10:00 Domestic Violence Support Group
5:00 Transportation Committee Meeting (improving public transportation for Fillmore/Piru)

9/2 Wednesday: 12:30 Social Equality Club: High School formed to provide safe zone and to encourage an open and accepting school culture.
1:00 Circle of Care (community is invited to attend to address issues of concern and look for ways to improve).The next four meetings will be on implementing Restorative Justice Methodology.
4:00 Food Distribution (all welcome to attend and get free food)
6:30 National Alliance of Mental Illness presenting Familia to Familia to Familia (support for families facing mental illness)

9/3 Thursday: 3:30 California Department of Rehabilitation (jobs/career and college support and incentives for ages 16 to adult).

9/7 Monday: LABOR DAY-the Center is closed.

9/8 Tuesday: 10:00 Domestic Violence Support Group

9/9 Wednesday: 12:30 Social Equality Club: High School formed to provide safe zone and to encourage an open and accepting school culture.
4:00 Food distribution (free food distributed)
6:30 National Alliance of Mental Illness presenting Familia to Familia to Familia (support for families facing mental illness)

9/10 Thursday 6:30 Las Promatoras (a group facilitated by Ventura County Behavioral Health aimed at reducing mental health issues within the family)

9/11 Friday 4:00 BarBQue: Only come if you are HUNGRY! (everyone welcome and everyone helps).
Future Events:

9/18 Friday Concert at the One Step (suggested donation $5.00 for students, $10.00 for adults) a fundraiser for the social equality club. Two reggae bands will be playing.

10/2 Dodger Game (10 youth who have participated the most in the summer)

 

The Temptations Review Featuring Dennis Edwards, former lead singer of the legendary Motown Records rhythm and blues group The Temptations, will perform at a special fundraising event at Ojai’s Libbey Bowl on Saturday, Sept. 26.

The concert begins at 7 p.m. and is being co-sponsored by the Community Memorial Healthcare Foundation and Ojai Valley Community Hospital Foundation. It promises to present a high-energy performance of classic hits, including “Ball of Confusion,” “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone,” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” “I Wish It Would Rain” and “My Girl.”

Edwardswas induction into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the group in 1989, and the group was ranked at No. 68 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 Greatest Artists.Edwards’ current group includes Paul Williams Jr. (son of original Temptations member Paul Williams), David Sea, Mike Patillo and Chris Arnold.

Proceeds benefit Community Memorial Health System’s construction projects: the building of a new Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura and the building of a new skilled nursing facility adjacent to the Ojai Valley Community Hospital.

General admission tickets and special seating packages, some featuring a pre-concert dinner with cocktails, can be purchased online atwww.cmhsatthebowl.org. For more information, call 805-667-2881.
Community Memorial Health System is a not-for-profit health system, which is comprised of Community Memorial Hospital, Ojai Valley Community Hospital, and 12 family-practice health centers entitled Centers for Family Health. The health system is located in Ventura County, California.

 

In observance of the Labor Day holiday, employees of Santa Clara Valley Disposal will be taking the day off on Monday, Sept. 7. As a result, Fillmore city residential customers will have their trash and recycling waste collected on Saturday, Sept. 12, one day later than usual.

The regular Friday collection schedule will resume the following week.

For more information, call 647-1414.

 

Sespe 4-H is now accepting New Enrollments until November 1,2015. Our Club meetings are every third Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm. at the Memorial building. For more info please contact our Enrollment Specialist Alicia Hicks (805) 824-9962

 
Yeah! We Have New Windows!
The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley have new windows in their soon to be Teen Study Room. The windows were donated by Lynae Schindler and Milgard Windows whom we thank for their generosity. The installation was provided by Ryan Shirah and Jack Reddehase of Clark Construction and Matt Suger and Ron Caldwell of Nevell Group. A big thank you goes out to these individuals who donated their time on a Saturday to install them. Our project is about 75% complete and we are very excited that it is moving along so well with the donated time and materials from so many to make this happen for our local youth.
The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley have new windows in their soon to be Teen Study Room. The windows were donated by Lynae Schindler and Milgard Windows whom we thank for their generosity. The installation was provided by Ryan Shirah and Jack Reddehase of Clark Construction and Matt Suger and Ron Caldwell of Nevell Group. A big thank you goes out to these individuals who donated their time on a Saturday to install them. Our project is about 75% complete and we are very excited that it is moving along so well with the donated time and materials from so many to make this happen for our local youth.
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Mr. & Mrs. Curtis James Cole
Mr. & Mrs. Curtis James Cole
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Hillary Kristine Rowe and Curtis James Cole were joined in marriage on July 5, 2015 at Fossil Creek Ranch in Ada, Oklahoma.

The bride is the daughter of Terry and Ramona Rowe of Lone Grove, Oklahoma. She is also the granddaughter of Lois Riddle and the late GJ “Chuck Riddle of Lone Grove, Oklahoma as well as the late Clifford Rowe of Ardmore, Oklahoma.

The groom is the son of Craig and Lynn Cole of Fillmore, California and the grandson of Evelyn Hasty and the late Robert “Bob” Hasty of Fillmore, California as well as the late Jim Cole of Santa Paula, California and Janet Finnerty Cole of Fillmore-Santa Paula, California.

Trista Gannon was matron of honor and Tori Deck served as a bridesmaid. Corey Cole served as his brother’s best man and Cody Farrar served as a groomsman. Cooper Cole, cousin of the groom was ring bearer. Ushers were brothers of the bride, Kris Rowe, Derek Rowe and Terry “T” Rowe. Also serving as ushers were Collin Farrar and Colton Farrar. Assisting with the Guestbook was Jake Munkwitz and Paige Rychlik.

The bride is a 2008 graduate of Lone Grove High School and a 2014 graduate of Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant, Oklahoma. She is currently employed by Lone Grove Unified School District.

The groom is a 2007 graduate of Fillmore High School and a 2012 graduate of Concordia University, St. Paul, Minnesota. He is also employed by Lone Grove Unified School District and coaches Football and Track for Lone Grove High School.

The couple is currently residing in Lone Grove, Oklahoma.

 
Kyle Wilson Club President, Jack Tingstrom guest speaker and Rotary Practical Relevant Leadership Skills Director with Julie Latshaw Program Chair.
Kyle Wilson Club President, Jack Tingstrom guest speaker and Rotary Practical Relevant Leadership Skills Director with Julie Latshaw Program Chair.
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Hello Alumni!! Don't forget to mark your colander's. This Friday night We are shutting down Central Ave and letting in all the Classic Cars from years gone by. FOOD VENDORS / ALUMNI MERCHANDISE / OLD TIME MUSIC. It's back to the good ol days at FLASHBACK FRIDAYS, AND ALUMNI NIGHTS in Beautiful Downtown Fillmore! 5:30 to 9:00pm.
Hello Alumni!! Don't forget to mark your colander's. This Friday night We are shutting down Central Ave and letting in all the Classic Cars from years gone by. FOOD VENDORS / ALUMNI MERCHANDISE / OLD TIME MUSIC. It's back to the good ol days at FLASHBACK FRIDAYS, AND ALUMNI NIGHTS in Beautiful Downtown Fillmore! 5:30 to 9:00pm.
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Ventura County Library is excited to announce completion of the newest branch in Saticoy. The current location at 11426 Violeta St. will close its doors one last time at 6 p.m. on August 20th, 2015. The new location at 1292 Los Angeles Ave will open for business on August 29th, 2015 with a Grand Opening celebration planned for September 26th, 2015.

All books and materials can be returned to the current location through the month of August.

We look forward to serving you at the new location with triple the amount of floor space, double the number of computers and lots of new events and services for the community.

The Ventura County Library is available 24/7 at www.vencolibrary.org.