Who can remember these Fillmore FFA kids as well as what year they were in the club? Please submit your answers in the comments on the Fillmore Gazette Facebook page. Photo courtesy Mark Ortega, FHS Alumni Association President.
Who can remember these Fillmore FFA kids as well as what year they were in the club? Please submit your answers in the comments on the Fillmore Gazette Facebook page. Photo courtesy Mark Ortega, FHS Alumni Association President.
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President Andy Klittich (far left) and Ari Larson (far right) recognized Concepcion Santa Rosa Cruz one of the local Crossing Guards for keeping our children safe. Two other Crossing Guards Elizabeth Ramirez and Lisa Benfield were also recognized, but unable to attend. Photo courtesy Martha Richardson.
President Andy Klittich (far left) and Ari Larson (far right) recognized Concepcion Santa Rosa Cruz one of the local Crossing Guards for keeping our children safe. Two other Crossing Guards Elizabeth Ramirez and Lisa Benfield were also recognized, but unable to attend. Photo courtesy Martha Richardson.
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August 1, Ventura County’s original Social Network returns with twelve days of fun, excitement and entertainment. This year’s Fair, themed “A Country Fair with Ocean Air”, will feature interesting exhibits, exciting contests, and top-of-the line Grandstand Entertainment performances.

The Ventura County Fair is a top quality experience at great values. Special admission days offer opportunities to enter the Fair free or at low prices. Opening day, Wednesday, August 1, is “Dollar Day”, with $1 admission until 3PM. On Youth Day, Friday, August 4, children under 12 are admitted free all day. Seniors (62+) and Persons with Disabilities are admitted free all day on Tuesday, August 7th. “$3 Before 3” Day is Wednesday, August 8; admission is $3 until 3PM. Military Appreciation Day is Thursday, August 9- on this day, all military personnel holding a current, valid military ID will be admitted free. Thank you for your service!

Thrill-seekers will enjoy Carnival Wristband Days again this year. On August 2, 6, 7 and 9, purchase a $30 wristband, good for unlimited carnival rides until 7:00 pm.

The Fair offers a unique way for visitors to have fun while giving to the community at the “Feed the Need” Food Drive on Thursday, August 2. Bring 5 cans of food to donate to FOOD Share. For this, you’ll receive a free return ticket to the fair, good for August 6-9.

The Grandstand Entertainment begins on August 1 with Motor Sports, a great way to get revved up for the concerts to come. (Motor Sports requires a $5 admission in addition to paid fair admission.)

Grandstand concerts are a Fair favorite, visitors can see their favorite musicals acts and rodeos FREE with paid admission to the Fair. This year’s lineup includes UB40 featuring Ali, Astro & Mickey (August 2); Plain White T’s (August 3); LeAnn Rimes (August 4); Alfredo Olivas (August 5); Sublime with Rome (August 6); The 5th Dimension (August 7 matinee only); Frankie Valle and the Four Seasons (August 7); Boyz II Men (August 8); Hunter Hayes (August 9); and Creedence Clearwater Revisited (August 10).

Rodeo Days at the fair are Saturday, August 11 and Sunday August 12. Two shows each day are free with paid Fair admission and are a sure way to Cowboy Up and experience great P.R.C.A. Rodeo action and adventure with your family and friends!

Everywhere you look at the Fair you will see someone singing, dancing, playing music, making magic and more. While there are acts from all over California the Ventura County Fair takes great pride in presenting Ventura County talent. Check the schedule of events for these great local acts and say hello to our neighbors as they take to the stage.

The Ventura County Fair makes transportation easy with free shuttle rides to and from the Fair. Convenient and comfortable, the shuttles begin ½ hour before the fair opens and bring visitors to the Fair’s front gate. No traffic hassles, no parking problems, free parking and free shuttle bus service to the Fair is available from 10:30 am until 11:00 pm at these locations: Oxnard Performing Arts Center (on Hobson Way in Oxnard) County Government Center (Lots E & F, off Telephone Rd. in Ventura) Pacific View Mall (off Mills Rd. in Ventura, near Sears Auto) Ventura High School (Larrabee lots off Poli St. in Ventura) Parking lot at Schooner & Harbor Blvd. (across from Sheraton 4 Points Hotel in Ventura) Free shuttle service is also provided from San Buenaventura State Beach off Harbor Blvd. in Ventura, but regular State Beach parking fees will be charged. Wheelchair capable busing is available from all sites.

The Ventura County Fair 2018 “A Country Fair with Ocean Air” runs from August 1-12 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds. For more information, please visit www.venturacountyfair.org or call (805) 648-3376.

 


 
President Andy Klittich (left) presented a check for $1,200 to the FHS Harries Club. $1,000 was directly from Fillmore Rotary, $150 was from FHS Cross Country team’s first place time in the 5K Run and $50 was a donation from Pro Body Fitness, from Santa Paula, who placed second in the 10K Run. Accepting the donation was Nick Villela, Vanessa Avila, and Coach Kim Tafoya and also Cindy Blatt who was Chair of the Runs. Photo courtesy Martha Richardson.
President Andy Klittich (left) presented a check for $1,200 to the FHS Harries Club. $1,000 was directly from Fillmore Rotary, $150 was from FHS Cross Country team’s first place time in the 5K Run and $50 was a donation from Pro Body Fitness, from Santa Paula, who placed second in the 10K Run. Accepting the donation was Nick Villela, Vanessa Avila, and Coach Kim Tafoya and also Cindy Blatt who was Chair of the Runs. Photo courtesy Martha Richardson.
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Fillmore Rotary President Andy Klittich (left) with Matt Baumgardner from Toland Landfill, who reviewed a map of the site that opened back in the 90’s, and shared about the overall operation of the landfill. After the Thomas Fire debris from homes etc. they hauled there around the clock. The landfill returned to normal operation in June. Tours are available anytime. Photo courtesy Martha Richardson.
Fillmore Rotary President Andy Klittich (left) with Matt Baumgardner from Toland Landfill, who reviewed a map of the site that opened back in the 90’s, and shared about the overall operation of the landfill. After the Thomas Fire debris from homes etc. they hauled there around the clock. The landfill returned to normal operation in June. Tours are available anytime. Photo courtesy Martha Richardson.
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Fillmore Fire Station 91 would like to thank the special visitors from Full Circle Learning in Piru who came out to the station and presented the crew with thank you signs and gifts made by the students, thanking the firefighters for all they do in the community. Photos courtesy Fillmore Fire Department.
Fillmore Fire Station 91 would like to thank the special visitors from Full Circle Learning in Piru who came out to the station and presented the crew with thank you signs and gifts made by the students, thanking the firefighters for all they do in the community. Photos courtesy Fillmore Fire Department.
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Relay for life of Heritage Valley which includes Santa Paula, Fillmore & Piru will be held September 22nd – 23rd, 2018 from 9:00am to 9:00am at Shields Park at 649 C Street, Fillmore, Ca 93015. Opening Ceremonies 9am September 22nd and Survivor Lap to follow along with Food vendors all day, Luminaria/Remembrance Ceremony 7:30pm – 9:30pm on September 22nd. For more information go to www.RelayForLife.org/HeritageValleyCA or call 1-800-227-2345
Relay for life of Heritage Valley which includes Santa Paula, Fillmore & Piru will be held September 22nd – 23rd, 2018 from 9:00am to 9:00am at Shields Park at 649 C Street, Fillmore, Ca 93015. Opening Ceremonies 9am September 22nd and Survivor Lap to follow along with Food vendors all day, Luminaria/Remembrance Ceremony 7:30pm – 9:30pm on September 22nd. For more information go to www.RelayForLife.org/HeritageValleyCA or call 1-800-227-2345
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Name: Winnie. Last seen the morning of July 10th near Woodgrove Road and 4th Street. If you've seen Winnie, please email tonyzermeno@yahoo.com. Thank you!
Name: Winnie. Last seen the morning of July 10th near Woodgrove Road and 4th Street. If you've seen Winnie, please email tonyzermeno@yahoo.com. Thank you!
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On Saturday, July 7th the Fillmore Fire Department got together with City officials and The Red Cross to coordinate a cooling center at Rio Vista Elementary as well as free transportation for the residents of El Dorado to the site during the power outage.
On Saturday, July 7th the Fillmore Fire Department got together with City officials and The Red Cross to coordinate a cooling center at Rio Vista Elementary as well as free transportation for the residents of El Dorado to the site during the power outage.
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On Sunday, July 1st in the 300 block of Fillmore Street at approximately 10pm Engine 91 responded to calls about a dumpster fire. Cause of the fire is unknown. Photo courtesy Fillmore Fire.
On Sunday, July 1st in the 300 block of Fillmore Street at approximately 10pm Engine 91 responded to calls about a dumpster fire. Cause of the fire is unknown. Photo courtesy Fillmore Fire.
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Back Stacks Books sponsored by the Friends of the Blanchard Community Library in Santa Paula will have the 1st Saturday book sale July 7, 2018 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.

“Celebrate Americana”. All Books about American history, politics or the American experience – 50% off!
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.

 
Fillmore’s Community Pool Friday Family Swim Night is a great time for the family to enjoy a fun time together. Photo courtesy Katrionna Furness.
Fillmore’s Community Pool Friday Family Swim Night is a great time for the family to enjoy a fun time together. Photo courtesy Katrionna Furness.
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The Kona Ice truck was parked outside the Fillmore Community Pool Tuesday afternoon. The company donated a portion of their sales to the Boys & Girls Club. They also announced that they will be coming back for Rec Swim held Saturdays 9:45pm – 3:15pm and Family Night, Fridays at 6pm – 8pm. Photo courtesy Katrionna Furness.
The Kona Ice truck was parked outside the Fillmore Community Pool Tuesday afternoon. The company donated a portion of their sales to the Boys & Girls Club. They also announced that they will be coming back for Rec Swim held Saturdays 9:45pm – 3:15pm and Family Night, Fridays at 6pm – 8pm. Photo courtesy Katrionna Furness.
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Club President Dave Wareham presented a Rotary mug to fellow Rotarian Theresa Robledo who gave a Kraft talk about her family, education, and former jobs as Legal Secretary, Paralegal and Freelance Paralegal. After she and her husband Henry started Diamond Realty they knew they wanted to give back to the community, especially the youth. They hosted a gallery of art from Boys & Girls Club, a Youth Chalk Art contest this past May and have posted congratulations signs for the CIF Champions and much more. Photo courtesy Martha Richardson.
Club President Dave Wareham presented a Rotary mug to fellow Rotarian Theresa Robledo who gave a Kraft talk about her family, education, and former jobs as Legal Secretary, Paralegal and Freelance Paralegal. After she and her husband Henry started Diamond Realty they knew they wanted to give back to the community, especially the youth. They hosted a gallery of art from Boys & Girls Club, a Youth Chalk Art contest this past May and have posted congratulations signs for the CIF Champions and much more. Photo courtesy Martha Richardson.
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On June 6th the Fillmore Christian Academy held their 25th graduation. Pictured above is the FCA Graduating Class of 2018.
Photo courtesy Martha Richardson.
On June 6th the Fillmore Christian Academy held their 25th graduation. Pictured above is the FCA Graduating Class of 2018. Photo courtesy Martha Richardson.
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Fillmore Christian Academy celebrated their 25th graduation on June 6, 2018. The students sang two songs "Fruit of The Spirit" and "Whom Shall I Fear?"

Under the Direction of Administrator, Tracy Hackney. The presentation of the Academic Awards and Christian Character Awards were given by Board Members Heather Swetman and Martha Richardson. The Promotion Certificates were presented by the teachers Mrs. Debbie Morgan Kindergarten, Mrs. Jeanette Myers First grade, Mrs. Pattie Kinkade Second/Third, and Mrs. Loni Larson Fourth/Fifth. Two fifth grade students graduated from FCA, where they had attended since Kindergarten, Brenna Larson and Justin Tuttle.

This Summer FCA will be busy with a fireworks booth at Carl's Jr. The goal is to make enough money to prepare the new school site. The school will begin its 26th year at the current location, on the corner of First and Central and hopefully be moving to the new site during Christmas break.

If you are interested in registering your children in grades K-5 the phone number is 805-524-1572.

 
The Fillmore Lions Club continues to grow, adding new member Ray Huff this past month. Huff (left) receiving his Lion’s Club pin from his Sponsor, Brett Chandler at the recent club installation dinner. Photo courtesy Brian Wilson.
The Fillmore Lions Club continues to grow, adding new member Ray Huff this past month. Huff (left) receiving his Lion’s Club pin from his Sponsor, Brett Chandler at the recent club installation dinner. Photo courtesy Brian Wilson.
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(l-r) Rotary President Nominee Ari Larson and Presenter Colleen Kill talking about Dining for Women-Changing The World One Dinner At A Time. Women all over the US meet for a meal or high tea in individual homes and learn about grassroots projects in developing countries to aid women and girls. When these women meet they donate money such as the price of a meal if they were dining out. Their organization then joins with a project to educate, give prenatal care, teach entrepreneurial skills for income, etc. Several women have visited these countries to see how the projects are empowering the women and girls. Photo courtesy Martha Richardson.
(l-r) Rotary President Nominee Ari Larson and Presenter Colleen Kill talking about Dining for Women-Changing The World One Dinner At A Time. Women all over the US meet for a meal or high tea in individual homes and learn about grassroots projects in developing countries to aid women and girls. When these women meet they donate money such as the price of a meal if they were dining out. Their organization then joins with a project to educate, give prenatal care, teach entrepreneurial skills for income, etc. Several women have visited these countries to see how the projects are empowering the women and girls. Photo courtesy Martha Richardson.
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Fillmore High School graduating senior, Maria Mejia (center), is the recipient of this year’s Rosie Torres Scholarship for Future Teachers. Irma Torres (left) and Rosie Torres (right) recently presented the award at an on-campus ceremony. Mejia is the fifth recipient of this annual award. Photo courtesy Michael Torres.
Fillmore High School graduating senior, Maria Mejia (center), is the recipient of this year’s Rosie Torres Scholarship for Future Teachers. Irma Torres (left) and Rosie Torres (right) recently presented the award at an on-campus ceremony. Mejia is the fifth recipient of this annual award. Photo courtesy Michael Torres.
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Submitted by Teresa Montano

Maria Mejia, a Fillmore High School graduate, was named the 2018 recipient of the Rosie Torres Scholarship for Future Teachers. Members of the Torres family were on hand to present the $1,000 scholarship award at a May 30 senior award ceremony held on campus.

The Rosie Torres Scholarship For Future Teachers was established five years ago to provide college financial assistance to Fillmore High School graduating seniors with plans to pursue a career in early childhood education, elementary education or secondary education.

“We congratulate Maria for her dedication to the classroom, her service to others and her commitment to helping other students succeed,” said Michael Torres. “We wish her success as she embarks on her next goal of becoming part of the future generation of educational leaders.”

Rosie Torres devoted nearly 30 years to teaching in Fillmore Unified School District and touched the lives of hundreds of students throughout her career as an educator and community volunteer. Along with her family, she established the scholarship program to inspire the next generation of teachers and invest in Fillmore High School students who are committed to improving the lives of children.

Awards are determined based on academic performance, teacher recommendations and a written essay.

Mejia’s future plans are to attend California State University, Channel Islands to pursue a teaching credential, with the goal of becoming an elementary school teacher.

 
Fillmore Civic Pride announced June 2018 Yard of the Month winners Pam and Dori Klittich who received a $40 gift certificate to Otto & Sons Nursery. Photo courtesy Ari Larson.
Fillmore Civic Pride announced June 2018 Yard of the Month winners Pam and Dori Klittich who received a $40 gift certificate to Otto & Sons Nursery. Photo courtesy Ari Larson.
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An English cottage-inspired garden has been awarded the June 2018 Yard of the Month. The home of Andy and Pam Klittich (at 957 3rd St.) showcases roses of various varieties including, David Austin English roses, Lady of Shallot, William Shakespeare, Brother Cadfael, Princess Alexandria of Kent, some Brilliant Pink Iceberg, French Lavender and Wormwood. “The Weeping China Doll tree rose is a special one because it is 60"-they don’t grow them that tall anymore,” says Pam. The garden might be English-inspired, but Pam made it her own by adding lots of color and texture. Ari Larson, representing Fillmore Civic Pride presented them with a $40 gift certificate to Otto & Sons Nursery. For more information on Fillmore Civic Pride or to nominate a yard please contact Ari Larson 805.794.7590 or petenari55@hotmail.com

 
Pictured above is the Ventura County Garden Club new officers for the 2018-2019 year, which were welcomed at their Installation luncheon held June 6th at Saticoy Country Club in Somis. Photo courtesy Jacqualin Starr.
Pictured above is the Ventura County Garden Club new officers for the 2018-2019 year, which were welcomed at their Installation luncheon held June 6th at Saticoy Country Club in Somis. Photo courtesy Jacqualin Starr.
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The Ventura County Garden Club has elected a new slate of officers for their 2018 - 2019 meeting year. The new officers were welcomed at an installation luncheon held at the Saticoy Country Club in Somis, on Wednesday, June 6th (2018). They are: Vice-President - Marlene Wait, Secretary - Jacqualin Starr, Treasurer - Jean Coyne, Fillmore Director - Ari Larson, Santa Paula Director - Carol Beckerdite, Ventura Area Director - Christine Cade, The outgoing President, Lora Clarke, was presented with an appreciation gift for serving two years on the Board.

During the luncheon, the Club also presented its annual Beautification Project Award. This year, Santa Paula was the designated area. The Board selected Santa Clara Valley Hospice as this year’s recipient, from among many worthy projects. Martha Navarette received the cash donation on behalf of the Hospice. She said it would be used to help purchase a garden fountain surrounded by flowers, and placed near the Hospice office.

The Club will not be meeting during July and August. If you have any questions you may contact Jacqualin at starrjacqualin@yahoo.com or (805) 816-6019. Have a beautiful summer!