(l-r) Norma Gil, Jose Gil, and Ari Larson. The May 2017 Yard of the Month was presented to Jose and Norma Gil along with a $40 gift certificate (courtesy of Otto & Sons) by Ari Larson (representing Fillmore Civic Pride). Some of the pleasing landscape features include, roses, Arum Lily, Lantana, ferns, palms garden sage, geraniums and formio. The home is located at 254 Casner Way. For more information on Fillmore Civic Pride please call Ari at 805-794-7590.
(l-r) Norma Gil, Jose Gil, and Ari Larson. The May 2017 Yard of the Month was presented to Jose and Norma Gil along with a $40 gift certificate (courtesy of Otto & Sons) by Ari Larson (representing Fillmore Civic Pride). Some of the pleasing landscape features include, roses, Arum Lily, Lantana, ferns, palms garden sage, geraniums and formio. The home is located at 254 Casner Way. For more information on Fillmore Civic Pride please call Ari at 805-794-7590.
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Backyard of the Gil house.
Backyard of the Gil house.
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Photo of the way the house looked before.
Photo of the way the house looked before.
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On Saturday, May 20th Diamond Realty hosted their Second Annual Chalk Art Event during Fillmore’s May Festival. Luis Rodriguez Local Fillmore Artist was this year’s judge and also participated with a drawing of
Marilyn Monroe. Diamond Realty would like to thank all participants for coming out. Congratulations to the winners. 1st Place Alyssa Ramirez won $100, 2nd Place Chloe Gambill won $50, 3rd Place Marisol Martinez won $25.
On Saturday, May 20th Diamond Realty hosted their Second Annual Chalk Art Event during Fillmore’s May Festival. Luis Rodriguez Local Fillmore Artist was this year’s judge and also participated with a drawing of Marilyn Monroe. Diamond Realty would like to thank all participants for coming out. Congratulations to the winners. 1st Place Alyssa Ramirez won $100, 2nd Place Chloe Gambill won $50, 3rd Place Marisol Martinez won $25.
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On Saturday, May 20th Fillmore FFA hosted their Annual May Festival Pancake Breakfast at the Veterans Memorial Building. Pictured above are FFA Students working hard the kitchen during their annual fundraiser.
On Saturday, May 20th Fillmore FFA hosted their Annual May Festival Pancake Breakfast at the Veterans Memorial Building. Pictured above are FFA Students working hard the kitchen during their annual fundraiser.
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FFA Students smiling as they collect tickets as people lined up to get their breakfast. The Pancake Breakfast is one of the biggest fundraiser FFA hosts all year.
FFA Students smiling as they collect tickets as people lined up to get their breakfast. The Pancake Breakfast is one of the biggest fundraiser FFA hosts all year.
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On Sunday, June 11, from 4:00-7:00 PM, Rancho Camulos Museum invites you to explore their recently restored 1920 Spanish Colonial Revival style adobe that was originally the Camulos Ranch Office and ranch manager's residence. The event will mark the grand opening of the museum's research library and reading room.

Visitors can also see a special exhibit of Camulos archival documents and artifacts and hear guest speaker Marc Appleton, author of "Ranches, Home on the Range".

This is a non fundraising event for friends of Rancho Camulos. Margaritas and munchies will be served. RSVP to 805-521-1521 / info@ranchocamulos.org. Rancho Camulos National Historic Landmark is located on Heritage Valley's historic Highway 126, one mile East of Piru, and is open for docent-led tours on Sunday's at 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00. Details at www.ranchocamulos.org

 

Class of 1952’s 65th Class Reunion. For more information and to reserve your tickets, click here: http://www.fillmorehighalumni.com/reunions/2017/4/10/class-of-1952-65th-...

Class of 1957’s 60th Class Reunion. Elkins Ranch, Friday, June 9th from 5 to 10pm. For further information call Mike and Judy Hope at 805-524-0363. If no answer, please leave a detailed message with your questions. The next day, June 10th, the class of '57 is invited to the 104th Alumni Dinner. For more information and to reserve your tickets, click here: http://www.fillmorehighalumni.com/reunions/2017/4/12/class-of-1957-60th-...

Class of 1962’s 55th Class Reunion. Class of ’62 reunion questions can be answered by calling Maria “Diaz” Kilgore at 805-647-6274. For more information and to reserve your tickets, click here: http://www.fillmorehighalumni.com/reunions/2017/4/12/class-of-1962-55th-...

Class of 1967’s 50th Class Reunion. For more information and to reserve your tickets, click here: http://www.fillmorehighalumni.com/reunions/2017/4/12/class-of-1967-50th-...

Class of 1972’s 45th Class Reunion. All inquires for the class of ‘72’s reunion can be answered by calling or emailing Kim Ramsey Murphy at 832-437-5013 murphy75@sbcglobal.net) or Patsy Tripp Murphy 805-524-5958 fillmoreflashesgirl72@gmail.com For more information and to reserve your tickets, click here: http://www.fillmorehighalumni.com/reunions/2017/4/12/class-of-1972-45th-...

Class of 1977’s 40th Class Reunion. Contact person for the 40th reunion is “Mr. Make It Happen” RayMel Lloyd 805-816-3324 raymel_jodie@msn.com For more information and to reserve your tickets, click here: http://www.fillmorehighalumni.com/reunions/2017/4/12/class-of-1977-40th-...

Class of 1982’s 35th Class Reunion. For more information and to reserve your tickets, click here: http://www.fillmorehighalumni.com/reunions/2017/4/12/class-of-1982-35th-...

Class of 1987’s 30th Class Reunion. For more information and to reserve your tickets, click here: http://www.fillmorehighalumni.com/reunions/2017/4/12/class-of-1987-30th-...

Class of 1992’s 25th Class Reunion. For more information and to reserve your tickets, click here: http://www.fillmorehighalumni.com/reunions/2017/4/12/class-of-1992-25th-...

Class of 1997’s 20th Class Reunion. For more information and to reserve your tickets, click here: http://www.fillmorehighalumni.com/reunions/2017/4/12/class-of-1997-20th-...


 

Submitted by Lynda Edmonds

The Bardsdale Cemetery will hold it Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 29th at 11AM.

The Ceremony will start with a fly-over by the 805th Navion Squadron.

Featured speaker this year is Richard Diaz who was a Sergeant in the US Marine Corp and is a member of the Cemetery Board.

The Rev. Bob Hammond will give the Memorial Service and special music will be provided by the Bardsdale Methodist Youth Choir along with Cub Scout Pack 3400.

Also assisting in the ceremony will be VFW Post 9637, Boy Scout Troop 406, Cub Scout Troop 3400 and Bob Thompson. The Boy Scouts will put out the flags on Friday, May26th and they will be picked up by the Bardsdale 4H on Tuesday, May 30th.

A special thank you to Garcia Mortuary for furnishing the doves to conclude the service and to the P.E.O. for furnishing cookies.

The Board of Trustees of the Cemetery District: Scott Lee, President, Lynda Edmonds,
Secretary, Rita Rudkin, Gabriel Asenas and Dick Diaz would like to invite the community to this special event.

 


 
Fillmore Rotary Scholarship Winners: Fillmore Rotary Club presented three Sierra High School seniors Rotary scholarships. The scholarship winners pictured above are Jose Mejia, Sarai Vargas, Cornelio Garcia along with Fillmore Rotary committee members Scott Beylik, Dick Richardson, Adrian Palazuelos. Photo courtesy of Martha Richardson.
Fillmore Rotary Scholarship Winners: Fillmore Rotary Club presented three Sierra High School seniors Rotary scholarships. The scholarship winners pictured above are Jose Mejia, Sarai Vargas, Cornelio Garcia along with Fillmore Rotary committee members Scott Beylik, Dick Richardson, Adrian Palazuelos. Photo courtesy of Martha Richardson.
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Rotary Donates $550 to Sierra High School ASB: Fillmore Rotary’s Scholarship Committee Chairperson Scott Beylik (right) presented a check for $500 to ASB member Jose Mejia and Sarai Vargas, ASB Vice President for the Sierra High School graduation ceremony. Photo courtesy of Martha Richardson.
Rotary Donates $550 to Sierra High School ASB: Fillmore Rotary’s Scholarship Committee Chairperson Scott Beylik (right) presented a check for $500 to ASB member Jose Mejia and Sarai Vargas, ASB Vice President for the Sierra High School graduation ceremony. Photo courtesy of Martha Richardson.
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The role of a hospitalist will be the focus of a free seminar Community Memorial Health System is holding on Wednesday, June 7.

Christina Desai, M.D., a hospitalist physician specializing in internal medicine, will lead the discussion during the seminar to be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the eighth-floor Nichols Auditorium at Community Memorial Hospital, 147 N. Brent St.

Chances are, patients admitted to the hospital recently weren’t taken care of by their usual doctor. Instead, a doctor they didn’t know and had never seen before was in charge of their care. Dr. Desai will explain what a hospitalist is, the role the hospitalist plays in their care, and the many advantages of having one to oversee the treatment patients receive during a hospital stay.

Dr. Desai received her medical degree from Albert Einstein School of Medicine and completed her residency at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. Dr. Desai is a member of the Society of Hospital Medicine, and she is affiliated with Pacific Inpatient Physicians, the hospitalist provider for CMH.

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

Future Speaker Series events are: Being Mortal Free Film Screening on June 22 at the Museum of Ventura County; and the Women’s Health Symposium on June 24 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, along with the Centers for Family Health serving various communities within and located in Ventura County, California.

 

Back Stacks Books sponsored by the Friends of the Blanchard Community Library in Santa Paula will have the 1st Saturday book sale June 3, 2017, from 10 AM to 2 PM, featuring 1,000’s of used books from 50 cents to $2, as well as collectible books from $4 and up.

The special for June 3, 2017 is Father’s Day Specials; 50% OFF a variety of books. When you get to the sale, ask a volunteer to direct you to sale items.

Located at 119 North 8th Street, Santa Paula, enter via the north parking lot, thru the roll-up door in the back. Normal weekday hours also continue: Wed. 12-4, Thu. & Fri. 12-2.

For more information: spfotl@gmail.com.

 

The Humane Society of Ventura County is celebrating its 85th anniversary by holding an open house on June 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at its Ojai shelter at 402 Bryant St.

Attendees will have the opportunity to get a behind-the scenes look at the shelter, interact with animals, tour the kennels and clinic, meet the staff and learn about different different volunteer opportunities.

A variety of local artists and crafts people will have one-of-a kind items available for sale. Attendees also can enjoy refreshments, participate in an scavenger hunt and learn more about how they can make a difference in the lives of animals in need.

Humane Educator Dawn Reily will have her assortment of critters, and humane officers will be on hand to give attendees a look at the responsibilities and duties of protecting animals throughout the county.

Firefly Ceramics will have a booth, and for or a $25 donation to benefit the shelter’s new kennels, and attendees can design their tile to later become a permanent part of the structure.

Also, the shelter’s main attraction – the animals —will be available for adoption. “You never know when you are going to meet your new best friend,” said Franki Williams, the HSVC’s media and markting director.

The Humane Society of Ventura County is a private, nonprofit organization founded in 1932. It does not receive federal, state or local tax dollars to operate and relies solely on private donations.

 
Cyclists who pledge to ride during Bike to Work Week could win a $100 Visa gift card

Bike to Work Week, an annual event that encourages commuters to swap their daily drive for a bike ride to work, is set to kick-off Monday, May 15, 2017. Co-sponsored by the Ventura County Transportation Commission (VCTC) and the Ventura County Air Pollution Control District (VCAPCD), Bike to Work Week will run May 15-19 and feature prize drawings and a social media contest for participating cyclists.

“Biking to work, rather than driving alone, helps improve your health, your mood and even your finances,” said VCTC Executive Director Darren Kettle. “It’s also a very tangible step individuals can take to improve air quality and reduce traffic congestion in Ventura County. It’s a win-win proposition for the commuter, the community and the environment.”

To make the deal even sweeter, commuters who pledge to ride their bikes just once during Bike to Work Week will be entered into a drawing for one of three $100 VISA gift cards. The online pledge form is available at www.goventura.org/rideshare. VCTC will also host a separate drawing for an additional $100 gift card on Instagram. Follow @GoVCTC for details and contest entry instructions.

Bike to Work Week is part of VCTC’s ongoing efforts to improve biking in Ventura County. In April, the VCTC Board approved a Bicycle Wayfinding Plan that designates important regional bike routes and specifies design rules and signage templates to make these routes safer and easier to navigate for cyclists of all ages and ability levels.

By designating certain bike lanes as part of a regional network, the Bicycle Wayfinding Plan will allow jurisdictions to better compete for active transportation grants, bringing more funding to the County for bicycle improvements.

Those interested in exploring community bike paths can use VCTC’s Bikeways App on Apple and Android, which maps all existing bike routes in Ventura County.

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 goventura.org.

 

In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, employees of Santa Clara Valley Disposal will be taking the day off on Monday, May 29. As a result, Fillmore city residential customers will have their trash, recyclables and green waste collected on Saturday, June 3, one day later than usual.

The regular Friday collection schedule will resume the following week.

For more information, call 647-1414.

 
Pictured (back row, l-r) are Rotary President Julie Latshaw, Coach Jose Lomeli, Bea Pina, Kyle Wilson; (front, l-r) Karissa Terrasa, Victoria Piña, and Alexis Piña. Fillmore Rotary presented a $200 donation to local California United Futbol Club. Coach Lomeli from California United Futbol Club brought three of his soccer players to speak about the organization. His goal is to teach the young players the skills they will need when they join the upper level teams. Submitted By Martha Richardson.
Pictured (back row, l-r) are Rotary President Julie Latshaw, Coach Jose Lomeli, Bea Pina, Kyle Wilson; (front, l-r) Karissa Terrasa, Victoria Piña, and Alexis Piña. Fillmore Rotary presented a $200 donation to local California United Futbol Club. Coach Lomeli from California United Futbol Club brought three of his soccer players to speak about the organization. His goal is to teach the young players the skills they will need when they join the upper level teams. Submitted By Martha Richardson.
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(l-r) Virginia Neuman, Luanne Hebner Perez, Judy Dressler, Lois Freeman-Fox, and Lady Jan Faulkner enjoying the art show at the Fillmore Historical Museum. Photo by Bob Crum.
(l-r) Virginia Neuman, Luanne Hebner Perez, Judy Dressler, Lois Freeman-Fox, and Lady Jan Faulkner enjoying the art show at the Fillmore Historical Museum. Photo by Bob Crum.
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Story By Joanne King
Photos by Bob Crum

"A Sense of Place", an art show at the Fillmore Historical Museum, features a retrospective of the watercolor paintings by Luanne Hebner Perez.

Her work encompasses early design and exploration of watercolor techniques influenced by many travels to study and paint with plein air masters
in Europe and in the western United States. Her landscapes and cityscapes invite the viewer to see with new appreciation each place she found to paint.

Saturday's reception was enjoyed by the artist, Luanne Perez, Claudia and Thomas Ellison, Joanne King, Susan Hopkins, Martha Gentry,
Lois Freeman-Fox, Lady Jan Faulkner, Hillary Welreter, Gary Giesseman, Bob Crum, Stuart Fox, Mary Ford, Rae Bretzing, Judy Dressler, and
Doris Nichols.

Three paintings were sold as well as several art cards. The art show and sale will be open to the public during museum hours until June 16th, 2017.

 
Saturday, April 29, Fillmore Christian Academy hosted a Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction to raise funds for their school. Everyone enjoyed the great food, music and the overwhelming support that they received from local businesses and families.
Saturday, April 29, Fillmore Christian Academy hosted a Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction to raise funds for their school. Everyone enjoyed the great food, music and the overwhelming support that they received from local businesses and families.
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Four Fillmore High School students attended the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Camp in Ojai recently. They followed up with a visit to the Fillmore Rotary Club, who sponsored them, and told of their experiences. Pictured (L-R) Grace Garnica, RYLA Chair Martha Richardson, Yanelli Cobian, Josh Cox (Rotary Exchange Student from Australia) and Arianna Magana. Submitted by Martha Richardson.
Four Fillmore High School students attended the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Camp in Ojai recently. They followed up with a visit to the Fillmore Rotary Club, who sponsored them, and told of their experiences. Pictured (L-R) Grace Garnica, RYLA Chair Martha Richardson, Yanelli Cobian, Josh Cox (Rotary Exchange Student from Australia) and Arianna Magana. Submitted by Martha Richardson.
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At this year’s Bike/Skateboard Safety Rodeo the Fillmore Sheriff and Fire Departments were able to raffle off bikes to the kids who participated in the safety course. Photos by Sebastian Ramirez
At this year’s Bike/Skateboard Safety Rodeo the Fillmore Sheriff and Fire Departments were able to raffle off bikes to the kids who participated in the safety course. Photos by Sebastian Ramirez
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Alicia Hicks introduced the officers of the Sespe 4H. Each one explained their duties. The 4H motto is
Alicia Hicks introduced the officers of the Sespe 4H. Each one explained their duties. The 4H motto is "Make The Best Better" and that is what they strive to do. Alicia Hicks, Julie Latshaw, Isaiah Hernandez, Jasmine Zavala, Dezeray Zavala, Soleil Peacock and Adrian Hernandez.
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Students from the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley smile for a photo with their recently donated art supplies from Michaels Arts & Crafts store in Ventura.
Students from the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley smile for a photo with their recently donated art supplies from Michaels Arts & Crafts store in Ventura.
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Michaels Arts & Crafts Store in Ventura has generously donated books and art supplies to the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley, which will be equally distributed among the clubhouses in Fillmore, Piru and Santa Paula. The donation has arrived in such a great time, as the Clubhouses are gearing up for summer activities.

The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley’s Board, Staff and Members thank Michaels for thinking of us and appreciate these great gifts!

The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley always appreciates the generosity of a gift. For any questions, please contact the club at 805-525-7910.

 

Arts Commission – Goal Setting Workshop

The newly created Arts Commission will be conducting a goal setting workshop Wednesday, May 24 at 6:00 pm in the City Hall Council Chambers. The Commission would like to hear from the residents and businesses on items they would like to see the Commission pursue. If you have any ideas to share please plan to attend the workshop. Members of the Arts Commission include: Chairperson Amelia Aparicio, Vice-Chairperson Lisa Mahony, Joe Beebe, Paul Benavides and Bob Crum. If you are unable to attend to please let one of the Commissioners know your thoughts and ideas.

Medical Marijuana Listening Session

City Council will be conducting a Medical Marijuana Listening Session. At this facilitated, bilingual session, the City Council seeks to share information with Fillmore residents on its deliberation of requests for permission to cultivate medical marijuana within the city limits. Residents will be engaged in a structured and respectful sharing of personal views to inform the City Council of the breadth of views on this important topic.

City Council is committed to assuring that Fillmore remains a secure, safe and livable city, and your input on this important topic is invited. Please come prepared to listen and share your views with fellow residents and your City Council. The listening session will be held at The Memorial Building, 511 Second Street, Sunday, June 25, 2017 from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm. Spanish language translation will be provided throughout the meeting.

Let’s work together to keep Fillmore the “Best Last Small Town.”

 

The diagnosis and management of pituitary tumors will be the focus of a free seminar Community Memorial Health System is holding on Wednesday, May 10.

David Westra, M.D., who specializes in neurosurgery, will lead the discussion during the seminar to be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the eighth-floor Nichols Auditorium at Community Memorial Hospital, 147 N. Brent St.

Every year roughly 10,000 pituitary tumors are diagnosed in the U.S., most of which are noncancerous and slow growing. Oftentimes they go undiagnosed because the symptoms resemble other conditions. They are commonly found in older adults, but can occur at any age, and most can be treated successfully.

Dr. Westra will discuss treatment options for pituitary tumors. They include surgery, radiation therapy, medications, hormone replacement and even watchful waiting.

Dr. Westra received his medical degree at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, and completed a residency at the Loma Linda University Medical Center in Loma Linda. Dr. Westra 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. To secure reservations visit cmhshealth.org/rsvp or call Brown Paper Tickets at 800-838-3006.

Future Speaker Series events are: the State of CMHS address on May 18 at the Museum of Ventura County; What is a Hospitalist? on June 7 at CMH; and the Women’s Health Symposium on June 24 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, along with the Centers for Family Health serving various communities within and located in Ventura County, California.
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