Special Notice

Special Notice For girls interested in doing the Miss Fillmore/Miss Teen Fillmore Pageant:

Due to the Fillmore High School Girls Varsity Basketball Program making to the CIF Quarter-Finals, the Mother-Daughter Tea scheduled for Wednesday, February 25th has been rescheduled and will be combined with the first practice. First Practice (& points will begin) WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4TH - 5:30PM - Memorial Building.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Lori McLain at 524-4432

 


 
It is a disturbing fact, regarding disasters, that each day we do not have one, is one day closer to the next one

Human nature is very interesting, and predictable. We become aware of a possible impending danger, such as a disaster, and, if we are smart, we scamper about looking for ways to deal with it.

Nearly everyone considers laying aside a little food and water, some candles, a blanket or two, etc. Some, although a sadly small percentage, compile much larger stock piles. These may include such items as generators, portable radios, significant first aid and health supplies, medications, rain gear, warm clothing, sturdy boots or shoes, flashlights and batteries, lanterns cook stoves, the list can go on and on.

These stored supplies are vital in time of disaster. However, they are not the answer to disaster preparedness. While they may insure survival, they do not fill the needs of true preparedness.

We live in a society that has provided protection for itself by way of Fire , Police, and Emergency Medical services. We pay professionals to watch over us, and to be there when the need arises. Over the years, these organizations have developed into state of the art services. In general, we could not ask for better service, nor finer personnel to provide it.

Your local agencies have trained, retrained, and trained some more in disaster preparedness. You may rest assured, they know what to do in a disaster. And, they will do it well. CONTINUED »

 


 

The Fillmore’s Youth Act Club responded to Michelle Obama’s call for assistance to the food banks of our nation. The YouthAct Club in Fillmore donated $400 to FOOD Share. Local residents could participate in the local FOOD Share program Brown Bag It for Change by packing a lunch for just one day or more and donating the money you would have spent eating out to FOOD Share.

Bonnie Weigel, chief executive officer of the county food bank, said that each $10 donation can be turned into $180 worth of food to help hungry neighbors. FOOD Share’s Snack Attack program provides healthy nutritious after school snacks to approximately 1,800 children through 12 agencies countywide and provides food to nearly 40,000 people each month.

Sponsored by the Sunrise Rotary in Fillmore, the YouthAct Club of the Fillmore Middle School provides children the opportunities to learn about Rotary values and service to others. The leadership for the children’s participation in the Brown Bag It for Change, was provided by Mrs. Liz Helm, teacher for 7th & 8th graders. In addition, YouthAct Clubs are an important strategy to develop a Rotary relationship with young children.
For more information about the Sunrise Rotary and the YouthAct Club, please contact Irma Magana at 794-2353.

 

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March 4th

C.E.R.T. training is provided by Fillmore Fire Department Special Operations. C.E.R.T. is about readiness, and is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens will be initially on their own and their actions can make a difference. Through training, citizens can manage their utilities and put out small fires; treat the three killers by opening airways, controlling bleeding, and treating for shock; provide basic medical aid; search for and rescue victims safely; and, if they desire, assist their community by joining the Fillmore CERT Team. There is no cost for the training. WHEN: seven Wednesdays from 7 pm-9 pm, beginning March 4th, 2009; WHERE: El Dorado Club House; WHO: Adults; HOW TO REGISTER: Just attend class.

 


 
a new line of specialty pizzas

Inspired by the unique tastes to be found throughout the country, Domino's American Legends™ pizzas are available in six varieties at $12.99 for a large or $10.99 for a medium:

Honolulu Hawaiian - Sliced ham, smoked bacon, juicy pineapple, and roasted red peppers with provolone and mozzarella cheeses on a cheesy parmesan crust. Customers can make this pizza "fiery" by adding Tabasco(R) brand Pepper Sauce and jalapenos.

Cali Chicken Bacon Ranch™ - Chicken breast, white sauce, smoked bacon, tomatoes and parsley with provolone cheese and mozzarella cheeses on a cheesy provolone crust.

Pacific Veggie - Roasted red peppers, spinach, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes and black olives, with feta, mozzarella and provolone cheeses on a cheesy parmesan crust. CONTINUED »

 


 
March 8th

Soroptimist International announces WomenĘĽs History Month/International WomenĘĽs Day and a call to action.
As we begin to get ready for spring, the women of Fillmore and Piru are invited to look forward to this month that is set out just for them. International WomenĘĽs Day is coming up March 8, 2009. Ladies, take this day to remember all the important women and events that have brought us here today. Do you remember Susan B. Anthony and her work towards the U.S. womenĘĽs suffrage movement? If not check it out on the web. Or, how about Rosa Parks? Her refusing to give up a seat on the bus led to an entire boycott and civil rights movement. What about Sandra Day O Conner, the first woman Supreme Court Justice? Maybe Amelia Earhart the pilot? How about Dr. Sally Ride the astronaut? Who could ever forget Eleanor Roosevelt the first lady?

All of these extraordinary women have something in common besides their gender. They made a difference in their world and have now become role models to women and girls everywhere. If you would like to become more involved in your community and influence the lives of women and girls as well, look no farther then your local Soroptimist International of Fillmore. We are an active and motivated club for the betterment of women and girls locally and internationally. Come to one of our monthly meetings to find out what we are all about and join in the fun while making a difference. Meetings are held the second and third Wednesday of every month. We meet at noon for lunch and our meetings are only one hour long. If you are looking for a club that supports life changing programs while receiving intangible rewards such as friendship and personal fulfillment then Soroptimist International of Fillmore is for you! For information and or to attend a luncheon as our guest please contact me, President Oralia Herrera at (805) 524-6936 or magnoliares@sbcglobal.net

 

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.


 
Santa Paula

On February 23, 2009, at approximately 4:29 p.m. the Santa Paula Police Department received several 9-1-1 calls of “Shots fired” in the area of Miller Alley.

Upon arrival, Officer Jeremy Watson located a subject with multiple gunshot wounds lying in the alleyway. Officer Watson immediately rendered medical aid to the victim. Shortly thereafter, the Santa Paula Fire Department and A.M.R. Paramedics arrived on scene and began treating the victim. The subject was transported to the Ventura County Medical Center Trauma Unit where underwent emergency surgery as a result of the gunshot wounds.

The investigation is still underway, therefore additional information and the identity of the victim will be withheld at this time. Once additional information is available, it will be released in the form of a supplemental press release.

 


 
The Boys & Girls Club - Torch Club which consists of 14 members and their advisor Vickie Palmateer took a field trip to the Fillmore Convalescent Center on Thursday, February 12, to celebrate Valentines Day with the residents. The kids handed out stuffed bears and homemade Valentines cards. If you would like more information about the Boys & Girls Club and the programs they offer please call Buddy Escoto, 524-0456.
The Boys & Girls Club - Torch Club which consists of 14 members and their advisor Vickie Palmateer took a field trip to the Fillmore Convalescent Center on Thursday, February 12, to celebrate Valentines Day with the residents. The kids handed out stuffed bears and homemade Valentines cards. If you would like more information about the Boys & Girls Club and the programs they offer please call Buddy Escoto, 524-0456.
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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


 
Fillmore High Alumni Association
Fillmore High Alumni Association

The February issue of "Flashbacks" should be in the hands of all alumni members who are Life Members or are paid up yearly members, by Friday of this week. If you live out of town, it may take a little longer, but you don't want to miss this issue, which has lots of interesting articles. There are letters from the "older set", bringing us up to date on what has been happening in their lives, and also letters from the younger alumni members who are attending colleges and universities throughout the U.S. Also, a great letter and picture from Gerald Hamm, reminding us of the softball teams that played in Fillmore in the late '40's and early 50's. If you are not a paid up member of the alumni association, or if you need to renew your membership, you can go on line at: www.fillmorehighalumni.com to get a subscription application. Membership in the alumni association not only brings you "Flashbacks", but it helps support other alumni activities.

The February board meeting of the Board of Directors of the alumni association will be held Monday evening, February 23 at the home of Marla DeZavala. Discussions regarding the Shasta Daisy project, Class Reunions, Renewals of alumni memberships, Fund Raisers and the 2009-2010 Scholarships will be held. Information regarding this meeting will be in next week's Gazette. CONTINUED »

 

Dear Business Owner,
Softball and T-Ball registrations are here for the 2009 season. With economic times making it a difficult decision for families to do something as simple as having their child in a local sports league; the league has not raised registration fees. Although our costs, such as ASA insurance, field usage, equipment, and snack bar supplies, has gone up! We need your help to off set these expenses, and you benefit by advertising your business.

We are offering to have your business name on a team’s caps/visors for the price of $150.00. Along with this the league will list all business advertisers on the league website, with a link to your business website if you so choose. We will announce all business advertisers at the opening/closing ceremonies (a crowd of up to 1000), submit an article to Fillmore Gazette announcing upcoming softball events and thanking business advertisers. You will also receive a team appreciation plaque at closing ceremonies.

Last season, we served 327 children from ages 4 ½ to 14 years old, from Fillmore and Santa Paula. We hope to reach even more this year! We look forward to working with you to make this the best Softball/T-Ball season ever!!

Please contact me with any questions at 805-524-0537 or suziortiz@yahoo.com
Sincerely, Suzi Ortiz /Fillmore Girls Softball & T-Ball –Public Relations

 
Rain storms contributed to many traffic accidents during the past week. Here, a pickup truck collided with a telephone pole near Atmore Road and Highway 126, Monday afternoon. No injuries were reported.
Rain storms contributed to many traffic accidents during the past week. Here, a pickup truck collided with a telephone pole near Atmore Road and Highway 126, Monday afternoon. No injuries were reported.
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The Hadley’s hard work recognized.
The Hadley’s hard work recognized.
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Steven and Marianne Hadley of 14 Dana, Fillmore, were awarded Yard of the Month for February 2009. The award is issued by Civic Pride 2020 and includes a donated Otto and Sons $25 gift certificate.

The Hadley’s have lived in the home since 2005. Where there was once just dirt and two fruit trees, they have created a lovely sanctuary that includes a brick pathway that leads through arbors of morning glories. The front of the home is filled with birch trees, nasturtiums, marguerites, lilies, and snapdragons. The plantings are still providing color in February and by spring they will be really beautiful.

The Hadley’s have demonstrated what hard work can accomplish with even a small area.

 
Councilman Steve Conaway.
Councilman Steve Conaway.

Councilman and former Mayor Steve Conaway holds Pebbles the Wonder Dog (Gazette mascot) and the boomerang he made, and will mail to Gazette web site blogger “Centurion”, as reward for reaching 1,000 points on fillmoregazette.com. Conaway is a professional manufacturer of boomerangs, under the logo: Aboriginal Steve’s Boomerangs.

 

Soroptimist International of Fillmore is inviting you to join us for lunch and a speaker on the topic of human trafficking. Human trafficking affects thousands of innocent people.

Come join us on Wednesday, Feb. 18th at 12:00 at William L Morris Cafe for a special speaker on Slavery and Trafficking by CAST (Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking). There are at least 50,000 women, men, and children trafficked into the United States every year, and yes, it has happened in Fillmore.

For Reservations: Email Oralia at magnoliares@sbcglobal.net, or call Jeri at 524-2375. Lunch is $12:00 per person. Feel free to forward this email to your friends and family. Everyone is welcome. Make your check payable to Soroptimist. Be informed and remember you can make a difference.

 
 
$100 REWARD
Female Australian Shepherd/Lab Retriever, black with white chest, medium to large size, brown eyes. Baby is
chipped and is missed by the family. If you have any information or have found her please call 805-300-0718
or 524-3588. Thank you.
Female Australian Shepherd/Lab Retriever, black with white chest, medium to large size, brown eyes. Baby is chipped and is missed by the family. If you have any information or have found her please call 805-300-0718 or 524-3588. Thank you.
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Pageant Applications Available

Applications for the Miss Fillmore/Miss Teen Fillmore Pageant are available. The annual Mother/Daughter Team will take place at the Memorial Building on Wednesday, February 25th beginning at 6:30PM. First official practice will begin Wednesday, March 4th. Miss Contestants must be a Junior or Senior girl in good standing. Teen Contestants must be a girl between the ages of 13 (by January 1st) and 17 in good standing, but not a Junior or Senior. All contestants must reside within the Fillmore Unified School District boundaries. Applications are available at Fillmore High Schools Student Store, the Fillmore Chamber of Commerce or by contacting Pageant Director Lori McLain at #524-4432.

 
Present by Santa Paula’s 8th grade students

Friday, February 27th
7:00pm @ Isbell Middle School Cafeteria
Admission
$5 for Adults
$3 for Students w/ID
Kids 5yrs & under Free!

Don’t Miss This Exciting Event!!
Buy a ticket and help an 8th grader get to Washington!

 
Anyone with information, please help

"Romeo" has been missing since Friday afternoon, means the world to their owners, and would appreciate any help finding him. He is a well known puppy in Fillmore and was last seen at 135 Dunton Ln and the local Vons shopping center. Romeo is about 1 yr old, white and black spots, chihuahua and poodle mix (chipoodle). If anyone has any information, please contact Genevieve - (805) 258-2849. Thank You.
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Sespe Creek was swollen with rain water from three days of showers.
Sespe Creek was swollen with rain water from three days of showers.
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