Come join us for coffee and Starbucks pastries. Hot Lunches served daily at 11:30.

Come visit our thrift store on Mon. and Wed. mornings from 9:00-11:00.
Bingo on Tuesday mornings from 9:00-1:00.
Mondays – Puzzle Day
Thursdays- Game Day
Brown Bag every Wednesday morning 9:00-11:30.
Commodities every 3rd Thursday 9:00- 11:30.
Yoga class beginning June 1st at 8:00 a.m.

For more Information call 524-4533.


Festivities include Bull Riding, Exhibits and Family Fun

Adventures in Agriculture is coming to the Ventura County Fairgrounds! The free event will be an educational and informative agricultural festival Saturday, May 31; 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Adventures in Agriculture will be the Fairgrounds’ second annual showcase of the agricultural community and industry. Antique Farm Equipment, Hot Air Balloon, Open Air Farmer’s Market, Children’s Activities, Entertainment, and more are on tap with a goal of educating visitors about the productive fields and agricultural assets here in our own back yard. A tortoise show will highlight the preview of the Fair's new Fishes & Friends Building.

Fine Art and Music are important features of Adventures in Agriculture. Gail Pidduck and John Nichols, acclaimed artists whose work has become well associated with agriculture in Ventura County, will show their artwork in the Fairgrounds’ Callahan Art Gallery. Ventura County’s favorite songsters “The Tune Bandits” and “The Iron Mountain Boys” will provide musical entertainment

Professional Bull Riding (America’s original extreme sport) will round out the day in the Grandstand arena. The show starts at 2pm and tickets for this special attraction are only $15.

Wyndham Hotels, Toyota and many other generous sponsors make Adventures in Agriculture possible. Stop by the Wyndham booth and ask how you can get a free hot dog and drink!

“Agriculture is Ventura County’s most valuable resource. We are happy that we can bring it to the community so that everyone can see the processes, and learn the values and opportunities it brings to us all,” said Barbara Quaid, CEO of the Ventura County Fairgrounds. “We have mixed in some fun and we hope that our neighbors and friends will enjoy what we have to offer.”

For more information please call 648-3376 or visit



The Fillmore Chamber of Commerce has relocated its office to 557 Ventura St.
across the street from Burger King.
Starting May 5th through May 13th Price $ 15.00 for a sheet of 24.
Call 805-524-0351 for information.


Domino’s Pizza Stores in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties and Their Customers Are Raising Funds for the American Cancer Society

Ventura, Calif. -- Domino’s Pizza (NYSE: DPZ), stores in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, are gearing up to raise dough for the American Cancer Society. In addition, Domino's will be donating hundreds of Pizzas to the American Cancer Society’s Walk for Life Relay sites around Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.

From May 12 - 18, 2008, the fifteen stores owned by Hishmeh Enterprises, Inc. will be asking customers to add two dollars to their orders to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. For each donation they will receive a FREE ORDER OF BREADSTICKS.

“The American Cancer Society’s goal is to prevent cancer, save lives, and diminish suffering from cancer,” said Sam Hishmeh, president of Hishmeh Enterprises, a Domino’s Pizza franchise. “By holding this fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, we at Domino’s are helping them meet this goal and improve the quality of life the people the society serves.”

“The goal of this fundraiser is to raise $2,500. We will be asking our customers to donate

2 with their orders, and all of the proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society,” said Hishmeh.

Participating stores include:
· Ventura Stores
· 5100 Telegraph Road, 805-658-0080
· 1017 N. Ventura Avenue, 805-648-1100
· 2950 Johnson Drive, 805-658-9911
· Santa Paula Store - 431 N. Ojai Road, 805-933-2771
· Oxnard Stores
· 2581 E. Vineyard Avenue, 805-988-1544
· 1259 Saviors Road, 805-487-5363
· 460 Pleasant Valley Road, 805-488-8101
· Ojai Store – 105 E. El Roblar, 805-640-0080
· Port Hueneme Store - 475 Channel Islands Blvd., 805-984-4344
· Fillmore Store – 529 Ventura Street, 805-524-1600
· Camarillo Store – 3661 Las Posas Road, 805-383-6666
· Santa Barbara Stores
· 1808 Cliff Drive, 805-564-4303
· 3006 State Street, 805-898-0606
· 617 N. Milpas, 805-966-6163
. Goleta Store – 185 S. Patterson, 805-683-1155

About Hishmeh Enterprises:
Hishmeh Enterprises, Inc. is locally owned and operated, with fifteen Domino’s Pizza stores in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.

About the American Cancer Society:
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.



The Ventura County Library has two new web-based resources that make it easier for you to trace your family tree. HeritageQuest Online and Ancestry Library Edition allow you to start exploring your roots by searching a surname.
Anyone with a Ventura County Library card can access the databases through the Library’s website at Once you arrive at the website, click on either “Databases” or “Research.” There you will find the Library’s electronic resources collection arranged by subject and listed alphabetically. The links for HeritageQuest Online and Ancestry Library Edition are under “Genealogy.” HeritageQuest Online can be searched from home as well as from within the Library.
This database is an essential collection of material for both genealogical and historical researchers, with coverage dating back to the late 1700s. Besides U.S. federal censuses, it offers family and local histories, Revolutionary War records, and other information.
Ancestry Library Edition can be accessed from the Library’s Internet workstations, available at 14 locations. Once connected to Ancestry Library Edition, you’ll find a friendly opening screen that asks for the name of the person to be searched. Key in the name, click on “Search” and Ancestry Library Edition scans its vast selection of U.S. census data, birth, marriage, and death records, World War I draft registration information, Social Security death records, and immigration lists. There is also an extensive collection of information from the United Kingdom.
HeritageQuest Online and Ancestry Library Edition each provide unique resources that complement one another and provide more information than either used alone. To find out more about how you can access the databases, contact your local Ventura County Library branch or visit the Library on the web at



Letter Carriers Annual Food Drive will be Saturday May 10. Help stamp out huger and place your non-perishable donation in a bag by your mailbox. We’ll deliver to St. Vincent De Paul food pantry.

The audience at the weekend circus sponsored by the Fillmore Rotary Club witnesses a high cage act, Sunday evening. Kids were admitted free of charge. A great time was had by all.
The audience at the weekend circus sponsored by the Fillmore Rotary Club witnesses a high cage act, Sunday evening. Kids were admitted free of charge. A great time was had by all.
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Saturday Sessions on May 10, 17 and 31 Feature Experts and Demonstration Rides by Potential Olympic Riders. Additional Lessons in Western, English and Eventing Riding Also Featured

Learning to ride a horse, like learning to swim, is one of those lifetime skills many children and adults have yet to master. According to experts at Goodenough Farms Horse Spa, safety around horses, like safety around water, is an important skill to have. It’s also a great way to enjoy the outdoors in Southern California and the beauty of the Ventura County countryside.
“It’s not fun getting kicked by a horse or coming off on a trail ride. We hear a lot of stories of families on vacation, the kids want to ride a horse and somebody gets injured.
We provide a basic introduction to horses to improve the chances you or your loved ones will have a safe and enjoyable ride,” said Jeff Peters, a well-known horse trainer and resident trainer at Goodenough Farms Horse Spa. Mr. Peters is well-known throughout California for training riders in the Olympic sport of Three Day Eventing, including dressage, show jumping and cross country riding of horses over logs, ditches, ponds and other natural obstacles.
The free, Intro to Horses sessions will be held from 10 AM to 12 noon on Saturday, May 10,
May 17 and May 31. Class size will be limited to the first 16 children and adults reserving for each session, and all participants must be in moderate to good physical health and sign a release form. Long pants and boots covering the ankle with a small heal are recommended, such as cowboy, riding or hiking boots.
The first hour of the sessions will cover safety around horses, grooming, feeding and caring for horses. The second hour will feature a short mounted session where all participants will be able to ride a horse. That session will be followed by a demonstration ride over jumps and fences in the arenas and cross country course at the beautiful Goodenough Farms Horse Spa by future Olympic riders intent on reaching the Summer Olympics in London in 2012.
“This should be a fun morning for kids and families that haven’t had the chance to spend much time around horses. By getting off the couch and on a horse we hope some of these kids discover the joy of riding, like our kids did,” said John Lockhart, owner of Goodenough Farms and a member of the US Eventing Association’s Marketing Committee. “Who knows, we may discover a future Olympian at one of these sessions.” To reserve your spot in one of the sessions on Saturdays May 10, 17 or 31 please write or call (805) 524-2444. Goodenough Farms is located just one hour from Los Angeles, 20 minutes from Valencia and 30 minutes from Oxnard and Ventura. For more information visit


Step back to a simpler time by attending the 2008 Fillmore May Festival that runs May 15-18. A celebration of the community since 1917, the festival has it all - train rides, carnival attractions, great food and family fun.
Harrison Industries and Santa Clara Valley Disposal have long been sponsors of this wonderful small-town event in Downtown Fillmore which gets better each year.
This year’s festival boasts more carnival rides, more food and craft vendors, better access
to Downtown merchants as well as live entertainment, a karaoke contest, talent show and baby contest. Also, Thursday, May 15, is Family Night, with kids 16 and under getting into the carnival for free.


The Fillmore Sun Risers Rotary Club is featuring a series of keynote speakers during the year addressing issues and information relative to the community and the region. The May calendar will offer a diverse slate with the following scheduled speakers: May 6 Red Cross Disaster Action Team, Chris Johnson, CEO; May 13 Hwy 126 Update, Supervisor Kathy Long; May 20 Letters from Home, Kay Hodges, CEO; May 27 Clearwater Port Update, Jeff Gorell, Partner, Paladin Principle. Sun Risers Rotary meets every Tuesday at 6:45 a.m. at El Pescador Restaurant in Fillmore. The public is invited to attend. For more information, please call Ernie Villegas at 805-299-2388 or e-mail at

Hospice Tours - The Rules
Conway Spitler
Conway Spitler

Saturday the Santa Clara Valley Hospice had their house tours in Santa Paula. My wife and I as volunteers sat at 1320 Fair Oaks Avenue! There is an exclamation mark because our sitting was a astonishing experience.

Carlos and Heidi Juarez are the owners where we kept watch over the visitors in one of the cleanest garages I have ever seen. Carlos, who is with the Santa Paula Fire Department, had an exhibit in this garage of lunch boxes. He has been collecting these lunch boxes for over fifteen years.

As the visitors looked at these well-displayed lunch boxes you could almost guess their ages by the one that was their lunch box when going to school. There was the Bee Gees lunch box, along with many favorite characters of the years of our century.

The boxes were displayed on the wall of the garage in well arranged order.

Also displayed was a picture of the Santa Paula Police Department from 1940 to 1980. Also there was a replica of the Santa Paula railroad station with its original paint.

And to top it off, you were treated to a glass of home brewed wine if you wished.

These house tours are done each year by the Santa Clara Valley Hospice group. The Santa Clara Valley Hospice service are available to residents in Santa Paula, Fillmore, Piru and Saticoy. These tours, each year, help maintain the services of the organization.

Rule 1: Life is not fair - get used to it!

Rule 2: The world won't care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.

Rule 3: You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You won't be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.

Rule 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.

Rule 5: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping: they called it opportunity.

Rule 6: If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault, so don't whine about your mistakes, learn from them.

Rule 7: Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent's generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.

Rule 8: Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT. In some schools, they have abolished failing grades and they'll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.

Rule 9: Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF. Do that on your own time.

Rule 10: Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

Rule 11: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.

If you agree, pass it on. If you can read this - Thank a teacher!


What’s your specialty? Do you have that certain dish or meal that gets rave reviews every time? Have you inherited possession of grandma’s best desert or Aunt Joanna’s pasta sauce, secret ingredients and all? If so, Soroptimist International of Santa Paula are currently seeking recipes for a cookbook of local recipes to be published and premiered this spring at their Annual Fashion Show & Luncheon on May 3rd.
The theme of both the Fashion Show and the Cookbook is “Generations of Women”. Consequently it is those special family recipes that will make this cookbook so unique and packed with delicious treats. One family’s tried and true standard can become a new and exciting delight to another family. To submit your recipe, please call Teresa Baron at 660-3066.


Presale carnival available May 1, at the new location 557 Ventura St., next door to Vallarta’s Restaurant on highway 126.
Price of the tickets will be $15. for a sheet of 24 tickets. For more information on our upcoming May Festival log onto our website or give us a call 524-0351.


Robert Munns, Fillmore artist, had drawings accepted in two juried competitions last month. His drawing, "Missed Metamorphosis" was accepted in the 22nd International Juried Show of the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey which ran February 8 to March 21. There were over 2300 entries for this show with 140 pieces being accepted. The juror was Carter Foster, Curator of Drawings at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City.
Robert's drawing "Homage to Hiroshima" was accepted for the 2008 20X20X20 National Compact Competition and Exhibit at Louisiana State University Student Union Art Gallery which ran from March 16 and running to April 6. The juror, Heather Pesanti is Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, PA.


Young women of Destiny is a program for young women from Middle School to High School age. The program promotes a sense of self worth, as young girls begin to make life plans now, instead of waiting until they graduate. By creating a solid life plan, as the girls grow and mature they will be prepared for the tough choices they will make in their personal and academic lives.
The Young Women of Destiny have teamed up with Digital Edge Photography to provide our community with an opportunity to honor our Mothers. As Mother’s Day approaches, what a wonderful way to tell your mom how much she is loved.
Photos of you and your mom will be taken on Saturday, May 3, 2008 from 3:00 pm to 7:00pm, at MelStone Cyber Café, in the El Pescador complex, at Ventura & D Street. The cost is $15.00 for an 8X10 color photograph. Please call 524-5807, or 524-7374 for more information.


The Sunrisers Rotary of Fillmore will feature American Red Cross of Ventura Chief Executive Officer Chris Johnson at their May 6, 2008 breakfast meeting at El Pescador Restaurant. Mr. Johnson will be discussing the Disaster Action Plan for Ventura County communities including Fillmore and its surrounding communities.
The Red Cross has launched a campaign to raise funds for the expansion of Disaster Action Teams (DAT) throughout the county. DAT members will be made up of local community volunteers who will arrive on the scene of a disaster to work closely with emergency personnel. They will be capable of mobilizing quickly, open up an emergency shelter, and provide immediate assistance to those in need. The goal is to ensure every community has a strong DAT trained team of volunteers as well as providing material supplies needed in times of disaster.
Where: Sunrisers Rotary meets at the El Pescador Restaurant on Tuesday mornings from 6:45am to 8:00am. For information please call Ernie Villegas at 805-299-2387.


The annual Miss Greater Ventura County USA Pageant is now accepting applications. This year the pageant is geared toward giving young women a choice to compete at a state pageant or receive a cash scholarship.
The theme of the pageant is Character Counts teaching young women self-respect and ambition towards their future. This is a preliminary pageant, which can lead to other state pageants or a cash scholarship of $500.00, and is open to Teen applicants ranging from ages 13 to 17 and Miss applicants 17-25. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen never married or pregnant must be a resident of California for the past 6 months.
Applicants attending college out of state may enter if their primary residence is in California. The practices for the pageant will begin on May 1, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. at Brekke Elementary School, 1400 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. Oxnard, CA. The participants will be taught communication skills, the importance of character, walking techniques and stage presence.
The pageant will be on June 29, 2008 and held at the Pacifica Performing Arts Center, 600 West Gonzales, Oxnard, CA. Tickets will be available at the door for $15 the night of the competition. This pageant encourages young women that would like to make a positive impact in their community, and to be motivated to achieve their educational and career goals.
If you are interested in participating or you know someone that is please contact Martha Foster at 983-3237/512-6214.


PORT HUENEME, CA … Food, craft and commercial vendors are invited to participate in Seabee Days 2008 on Saturday and Sunday, June 28-29 at Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme.
This year’s celebration will mark the 22nd annual Seabee Days where the community is invited aboard for a first-hand look at the Navy’s construction engineers. Seabee Days will feature a full dress military parade, Seabee displays and demonstrations, musical entertainment, hands-on children’s exhibits, carnival, craft show, motorcycle and car show, sports contests and a wide variety of food. Admission and parking are free.
For an application, visit the Seabee Days website at or call the Morale, Welfare and Recreation office at (805) 982-5395 or (805) 982-2365. Vendor booth pricing information is also available at the Seabee Days information line at (805) 982-6000.

Healing After Loss

Santa Paula Hospital
Administration Conference Room
825 North Tenth Street
Santa Paula, CA 93061

Monday’s@ 2:00-3:30pm
Attendance is free of charge and open to the community. Call for directions and to let us know you would like to attend. If you would like to attend a grief support group but you are unable to attend one of our groups, call us for referrals to other grief support groups in your area.
Contact Jessica Adriance, MSW at (805) 677-7405