In response to overwhelming community support, the Fillmore Library, located at 502 Second Street in Fillmore, is adding hours to its schedule. Effective April 14, 2008, the new hours of service are as follows: Monday and Tuesday 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm; Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm; Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm; Closed on Sunday.
The Fillmore Library is part of the Ventura County Library system, a system of fourteen libraries throughout the county of Ventura. The library offers storytimes and speakers, wi-fi internet access, downloadable audio books, business resources, and more. The library can be visited during open hours, or 24/7 at www.vencolibrary.org.
For more information about the Fillmore Library, call Cathy Krushell, Library Supervisor, at (805) 524-3355.

 


 

County Supervisor Kathy Long, 3rd District would like to announce to all residents of Ventura County that the next Santa Paula Tattoo Removal Clinic will be held on Saturday April 19th, 2008 from 8:30 am – 12 noon, no appointments necessary. Orientation for first time participants will be at 9 am located at 1334 E. Main St. the Santa Paula Family Care Clinic. Due to overwhelming response, spaces will be limited.
County Supervisor Kathy Long spearheaded this clinic in collaboration with the following agencies: Ventura County Public Health, Ventura County Probation Agency, Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, Santa Paula Family Care Clinic, Interface Children Family Services, and CalWORKS.
The clinic not only welcomes participants but volunteers to run the clinic. If you have any questions, or would like to find out how you can help, please call the Santa Paula Family Care Clinic at (805) 933-1242.

 

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Denise Johnson, Alysia Martinez, Ralph Martinez and Bill Bartels.
Denise Johnson, Alysia Martinez, Ralph Martinez and Bill Bartels.
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JR KEndrick and Garrett Kendrick.
JR KEndrick and Garrett Kendrick.
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Ralph Martinez, Bill Bartels and Garrett Kendrick.
Ralph Martinez, Bill Bartels and Garrett Kendrick.
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Garrett Kendrick, a Navy man new to Fillmore, coordinated this effort as part of a college project aimed at getting citizens more involved with volunteerism within the community. Pitching in to do their part were Deputy City Manager Bill Bartels, Denise Johnson, owner of the Fillmore and Piru Curves fitness centers, and local residents Ralph and Alysia Martinez. Also along to lend a helping hand were Garrett's wife, PJ, and sons, JR and Maverick. Fillmore Rentals graciously donated the use of equipment necessary to remove a 30 foot long water pipe that had been sitting alongside the path for quite some time. The endeavor was a success, and items such a rusty car bumper, tangled barbed wire fencing, broken glass, tires and more were removed from the path and surrounding area. This is only the first step in Garrett Kendrick's hopes for the bike path. Future goals include making fence repairs, setting up mile markers, and posting trail maps at path entrances.

 


 
 


 
Scholarships, Awards and Volunteerism
Conway Spitler
Conway Spitler

Awards and appreciation time is rapidly coming upon the community! When you review the applications for scholarships and awards completed by students, interested personnel and community organizations, it is astonishing what these young people have done in their four years in high school and what they do today besides sports! And their plans for the their future are excellent.
Those leading with school activities that are divided between Volunteer Work (non-school activity), Community organizations, church involvement, School activities - co-curriculum, school activities - Athletics, with outside work experience and an auto-biography. It makes you really wonder where these young people have time to sleep!
The aspirations of the applicants include: Pre-med, biology, liberal studies, biology, teacher, environmental horticultural science, child development, bachelor of science, civil engineering, communications - journalism, and nursing.
These young adults beat many of the older citizens in the community with their volunteer efforts in the school arena and well as in the community. Please take time next time you are at an event and thank these young adults for what they have done and for what they are planning to do in their and our future!

In spite of all that you hear and read, it is astonishing, to say the least, when you have contact with our senior high students in preparing their resumes, etc. for alumni scholarships!
There are many seniors applying for scholarships. Being on the alumni scholarship committee, this week have been assisting in reviewing the fourteen scholarships applications.
The diversity of activities these seniors have participated in, as well as the hours spent in community service, is outstanding. When you add up their volunteer work, community assistance, church activities as well as their co-curricular and athletics it is astonishing what these young people accomplish. And you add work experience as well.
These young people have chosen many varied colleges. Something that was not available in such wide ranges when we were young.
Their career objectives are interesting: Biology, medical, teacher, environmental horticultural science, child development, civil engineering, journalism, nursing, and pre-med.
The community should take off their hats and "reward" these graduates to be of Fillmore High.

 

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Santa Clara Valley held their annual spring break talent show at the Fillmore First St. clubhouse. There were 16 children and youth groups from Fillmore & Piru who participated. The Boys & Girls Club is a safe haven for many in our community. A positive place for children when they get out of school. A place where they can receive help with their homework and participate in the many programs the Club has to offer. Mayor Pro Team Cecilia Cuevas was honored to serve as a judge for the spring break talent contest. “We have true, confident and talented youngsters from both Fillmore & Piru,” remarked council member Cuevas. “It was a real joy to watch!” Santa Clara Valley Boys & Girls Club board member Angelica Richardson returned for the third time as a judge. “I thoroughly enjoy watching these talented kids representing Fillmore & Piru” First place went to Blanca & Nitzeth for their dance routine. Lindsay, Jatziri, Lupita, Natali, Alexis, Yaneli, Baneli and Laura from Piru with their matching costumes and dance skills moved the crowd to receive second place. At the young age of 9 Viviana showed her vocal skills to a standing ovation.
The Boys & Girls Club is always busy. Saturday, March 29th the First Street clubhouse also hosted a garage sale and raised over $200. Club members woke at 5am to help set up for the big event. Another fundraiser coming up Friday, April 25th from 4-7pm will be our first annual Taco Sale to raise money for our summer field trips. We hope to see you here! For more information please call 805-524-0456.

 
Pictured above Natalie Garnica (Fillmore), Olympia Tril (Oxnard), Lion Jim Austin and District Governor Bill Dunlevy. Garnica and Tril are the Lions Club student speaker contest winners. The contest was held on Wednesday April 2 at the Trinity Episcopal Church.
Pictured above Natalie Garnica (Fillmore), Olympia Tril (Oxnard), Lion Jim Austin and District Governor Bill Dunlevy. Garnica and Tril are the Lions Club student speaker contest winners. The contest was held on Wednesday April 2 at the Trinity Episcopal Church.
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