This Sunday E.T.I. Corral 126 will be having their regular June horse show at the Fillmore Equestrian Center at 308 Chambersburg Road just off the 23 Highway south of the Santa Clara River Bridge. There will be Halter Classes in the morning and the English Jumping classes starting after 11:00 am. Anyone interested in attending or watching the show can look on their website at www.eti126.org for more information.

 


 
FHS Class Reunions
Conway Spitler
Conway Spitler

Hey Class members of 1943, 1973, 1978, 1983, or 1988. If you are not planning an “Official” class reunion for the weekend of June 13, and 14, 2008, The Fillmore High Alumni Association invites you to attend the annual dinner on Saturday night, June 14, starting at 4:00pm., dinner at 6:00. You do not have to send out any invitations, receive and account for money, or make elaborate plans for a Restaurant, or Hotel. Just have your classmates send in their reservations to the Fillmore High Alumni Association, P.O. Box 385, Fillmore, CA 93016-0385, and we will reserve tables for your class, and give you an opportunity to visit with other classmates. The cost is $30.00 per person for “Flashbacks” subscribers and $35.00 for non-subscribers. For further information, please call the alumni office at 805-524-0416. Come support your Alumni Association, and reconnect with your class.

 


 

Due to the overwhelming popularity of the Gazette’s website (stats: 15,000 unique visitors per month viewing nearly 130,000 pages), we’ve been hard at work developing a new and improved website that will feature larger photographs, more video, and countless new features that we, as a community, will all benefit from and enjoy. In anticipation of the new website’s launch, we’re asking service organizations, clubs, and all community leaders to contact us via email and learn more about how we can support and promote what you do in the community. Please email us anytime at mail@fillmoregazette.com for more information.

 

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The Family Resource Center has these services available FREE of cost: They may obtain and complete forms, conduct research, view video or internet workshops read self help manuals, obtain information on the law, procedure and legal process in the areas of Family law (including divorces, paternity, custody, and support issues), Domestic Violence, Guardianships and Step-parent Adoption. If you need more information call (805) 981-5974.

 


 

Healthy Life Seminary offered June 7, 8:30am to 12:15pm, First Methodist Church Hall, 421 Sespe St., Fillmore. Sponsored by Young Women of Destiny, Young Men of Destiny, Higgy Foundation, Ventura Public Health, Bautista Medical Clinic. All are welcome.

Seminar topics are nutrition a gift to a healthy life (Ruth Ricards); Exercise a way of living for life (Michelle Pina); and Being as healthy community and family.

No cost, it’s free! Bring a friend. For more information please call 524-5807.

 


 

From cattle kings and cowpokes to pioneer women and saloon gals, all “fun-slingers” are invited to claim a stake in a unique fundraiser when Santa Clara Valley Hospice/Home Support Group opens the doors to the Old West on Saturday, June 21.
The 2nd Annual Western Casino Night to benefit the River Valley Adult Day Program will be held at the historic Glen Tavern Inn (134 N. Mill St., Santa Paula) from 5 to 9 p.m. Tickets are only $65 each ($75 at the door).
The evening will feature celebrity dealers, prizes, gourmet “chuck wagon vittles” followed by a hearty dinner and old West fun.
Western style hors d'oeuvres and cocktails (each ticket includes one courtesy drink, beer, wine or soda only) will start the party at 5 p.m. and a hearty Western dinner prepared by the Ironhorse Restaurant will be served at 5:30 p.m. on the wide-open spaces outside the Inn.
Games of Chance will be held from 6:15 to 9 p.m. with the initial stake of $50 in play money included with each ticket.
Players will “Git along!” with games of skill (bring your best poker face for Texas Hold 'Em and Blackjack!) and chance (Roulette and Wheel of Fortune).
The Western Casino Night will offer musical entertainment, a no host bar and plenty of “Celebrity Dealers” such as “Deadeye” Bob Gonzales (Mayor of Santa Paula), “Calamity” Kathy Long (Ventura County Supervisor), “Gun-Slingin'” Steve MacKinnon (Santa Paula Police Chief), City Council members and a whole posse of River Valley Club supporters.
Casino fun will be in the lobby of the historic Glen Tavern Inn as well as in the “South 40” Annex where a Silent Auction will offer something to please every cowpoke and Prairie Princess.
Opportunity drawings will offer real life gambling destination trips among other prizes.
“People really enjoy our Casino Night partly because it's an informal evening…the Western theme really appeals to people,” says Cathy Barringer, former longtime President of Santa Clara Valley Hospice/Home Support Group.
The River Valley Club, now approaching its second anniversary, offers activities to seniors with special needs (Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.), featuring current events (conducted each Monday by Barringer who notes “I really enjoy it!”), visits with a therapy dog, arts and crafts, light physical activity and numerous other planned activities.
“The club serves nutritious and delicious hot meals and snacks and has a wonderful, inspirational staff,” who Barringer says especially enjoy working with seniors.
So corral your energy, polish those boots, press the jeans and get ready to kick up your heels in support at this rootin' tootin' cabaret.
River Valley Club supporters are sure that all Cowboy Joes and Calamity Janes will have a bronco-busting time at a Western Casino Night...make sure you don't miss this Gold Nugget party where you can dress Western from your finest Stetson down to those spurs that jingle jangle jingle!
Call 525-1333 for more information or to make reservations.

 


 

The Los Angeles-Ventura Counties Affiliate of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) will be hosting an upcoming orientation and training for volunteers. Learn about MADD’s programs, services and volunteer opportunities in your area. The event will be on Saturday, June 21st from 10:00 a.m. to noon, at the Proud Bird Restaurant. Lunch will be provided.
Each year, over 17,000 people die and over a half a million people are injured in alcohol related traffic crashes. Approximately 1.4 million drivers are arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics. This is an arrest rate of 1 for every 139 licensed drivers in the United States. This problem affects all of us!
If you are wondering what you can do to help make our communities safer, then attend and find out how you can make a difference in your area!
For more details and to RSVP regarding this training, or to volunteer, contact MADD at 310-215-2905.

 
 
 
1903 Statistics
Conway Spitler
Conway Spitler

Here are some statistics from 1903:
Average life expectancy in the U. S. was forty-seven (47).
Only 8% of the homes had telephones.
A three minute call from Denver to New York City cost eleven dollars.
There were only; 8,000 cars in the U. S. and only 144 miles of paved roads.
Sugar cost 4 cents a pound.
Coffee was 15 cents a pound.
Eggs were 14 cents a dozen.
The five leading causes of death in the US were: pneumonia and influenza, tuberculosis, diarrhea, heart disease, and stroke.
The American flag had only 45 stars.
The population of Las Vegas, Nevada, was 30.
Canned beer and iced tea had not been invented.
One in ten U. S. adults couldn’t read or write.
Only 6% of all American had graduated from high school.
Just think what it will be like in the next 100 years.

 
Shown are the Fillmore Women’s Service Club 2008 Educational Grant recipients and $1,000 Re-entry Educational Grant recipients. The recipients and their parents were guests at a luncheon hosted by the Fillmore Women’s Service Club (FWSC) at El Pescador on Tuesday, May 20th. Each high school senior received a certificate and a $2,000 grant, and Diana Rojo received a $1,000 educational re-entry grant. Left to Right: FWSC Youth Chairman Glenda DeJarnette, FUSD Recipients Andy Klittich, Stephanie Butts, Brianna Rojo, David Wareham, Julio Chavez, Shaun Stehly, FWSC President Tobey Bowers and Re-entry Recipient Diana Rojo.
Shown are the Fillmore Women’s Service Club 2008 Educational Grant recipients and $1,000 Re-entry Educational Grant recipients. The recipients and their parents were guests at a luncheon hosted by the Fillmore Women’s Service Club (FWSC) at El Pescador on Tuesday, May 20th. Each high school senior received a certificate and a $2,000 grant, and Diana Rojo received a $1,000 educational re-entry grant. Left to Right: FWSC Youth Chairman Glenda DeJarnette, FUSD Recipients Andy Klittich, Stephanie Butts, Brianna Rojo, David Wareham, Julio Chavez, Shaun Stehly, FWSC President Tobey Bowers and Re-entry Recipient Diana Rojo.
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Pictured above are the 6th graders who helped out with the tour, Gilbert Acavedo, Wendy Bolanos, Franki Chavez, Citlali Erazo, Kiana Hope, Carson McLain, and Juan Moreno.
Pictured above are the 6th graders who helped out with the tour, Gilbert Acavedo, Wendy Bolanos, Franki Chavez, Citlali Erazo, Kiana Hope, Carson McLain, and Juan Moreno.
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This program is only funded for 6th grade students here in Ventura County to hopefully support our youth making positive/healthy choices in their lives and how to use this information to help their family members as well, even if they have already started using and are addicted to the nicotine.
There are over 4,000 chemicals in a cigarette. Some of those chemicals are poisons, such as arsenic, insecticides, formaldehyde and of course the by-product of smoke carbon monoxide. There are 2 very important phone numbers that are shared with our students:

1. To report illegal sales of tobacco (cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco) to minors (under the age of 18)… If someone sees a store clerk selling to a minor, they can make an anonymous call to: (800) 5ASK-4-ID

2. If you know someone that is already addicted to smoking and wants to quit. The Ventura County Public Health offers free classes to anyone in Ventura to help them stop smoking. They also provide “free” nicotine patches to help those going through withdrawals. 201-STOP

 
The cities of Piru and Fillmore lost all Time Warner cable service Thursday, for approximately 7 hours. Service was reconnected about 10:00 p.m., after exhaustive efforts by approximately 12 company specialists. The outage was due to an improperly installed cable in 1991, which was accidentally cut because it was not placed with enough depth. It had been laid on top of the old concrete highway which is now Santa Clara Street.
The cities of Piru and Fillmore lost all Time Warner cable service Thursday, for approximately 7 hours. Service was reconnected about 10:00 p.m., after exhaustive efforts by approximately 12 company specialists. The outage was due to an improperly installed cable in 1991, which was accidentally cut because it was not placed with enough depth. It had been laid on top of the old concrete highway which is now Santa Clara Street.
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Start you day with a yoga class that will awaken your body, calm your mind, Lift your spirits and charge your day with positive energy. Come try the FREE introductory trial class on Tuesday June 3rd. This class will be every Tuesday from 9:15 am to 10:00 am. For more information please call the Senior Center at 524-4533.

 

Calling all Alumni of Fillmore High School to come out to our Annual Alumni Dinner in Central Park (Next to City Hall), on Saturday June 14th, 2008. Social hour starts at 4:00pm, and Dinner starts at 6:00pm. As we do every year, we will be honoring classes from the 1930’s, up to the present. We will introduce the Scholarship recipients from the New Graduating class of 2008. Fillmore High School is very unique in that there are not many high schools with alumni associations. Only a hand full are scattered through out the State of California. Dinner price is $30.00 per person (if an Alumni Subscriber to their Newsletter), and $35.00 if your not. $40.00 if you buy the ticket at the door. The cost covers the dinner, the short program (presentation of Scholarships recipients, etc), and what’s left over, contributes to the running of the Alumni Association. Please come join us and help support the Alumni Association for one Fillmore’s most unique events of the year, and remember to “Fight on for Fillmore, and Sing out her name!”
Information can be found on the Alumni Website at www.fillmorehighalimni.com, or you can call the Alumni Office at 805-524-0416.

 

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 May 31st, 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.

 

The Fillmore Senior Center meeting will be held on Monday, June 2, 2008 at 10:00 A.M., Fillmore Senior Center, 533 Santa Clara Street, Fillmore. Applications for Board of Director openings will close Friday, May 30, 2008 at 5:00 P.M. Applicants applying for the Senior Center Board of Directors as of May 27, 2008 are Elizabeth Vasquez, Lucille Rivas, Marie Wren, Allan F. Hair, Geri Lee and Carolyn Lasky. Apps are available at the Center or City Hall. The Fillmore Senior Center Board of Directors will vote June 2 on a sub-committee to review the applications and bring back names to the June 23, 2008 board meeting. The number of board members will be voted on by the Fillmore Senior Center Board of Directors.

 

The Fillmore Historical Museum is going to be celebrating and dedicating the 1887 Southern Pacific Depot on Saturday, May 31, 2008. It will be held from 2 to 4 p.m.

 
 

Ojai, California -- Community Memorial Health System in partnership with Ojai Valley Community Hospital and the Rotary Club of Ojai are inviting the public to a free seminar that will revisit the Hippocratic Oath on Saturday, June 14.

James Hornstein, M.D., will lead the seminar that will run from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the Soule Park banquet room, at 1033 East Ojai Ave.

Physicians and nurses strive daily to do the right thing for their patients. The question is: What exactly is the “right” thing? Whose ethics and values are we using to define the right thing?

Dr. Hornstein will discuss if the problems of American healthcare can be helped by the Hippocratic Oath. Learn more about this ancient but most respected source of medical ethics, and learn about the age-old problems of confidentiality, euthanasia and abortion.

Dr. Hornstein is chairman of the Bioethics Committee at Community Memorial Hospital. He received his medical degree from UCLA in 1980 and a certificate in Advanced Studies in Bioethics from Loyola Marymount University in 1996. Dr. Hornstein has been a lecturer at UCLA, USC and other institutions, where he also has taught ethics in society and medical ethics.

Admission is free, but space is limited, so reservations are suggested. Call 640-2355, or go online to www.cmhshealth.org/rsvp.