On Saturday, June 14th, The Alumni from Fillmore High celebrated their Alma Mater in true form. First and foremost, it was all about the Scholars. 13 Scholarships were presented to members of the Class of 2014, and brought the total amount of Scholarship Dollars, to be given out in 2014 to well over $30,000.00. Thank You Alumni! The afternoon started with a social hour out on the lawn area of the Veterans memorial Building. Music was provided by Joeyd Ortiz '74, and he had everyone rocking to Elvis, Nate King Cole, Madonna. Every Generation had their favorite. After the awesome dinner by DJ's California Cateres (500 plates served), the V.I.P. lounge was open for business, and many made their way to the beautiful patio area where it was transformed into a special lounge area for visiting and socializing well into the night under the stars. Inside, D.J. Don Vela '81 had folks dancing up to 12:00 midnight, and when the last song played "Goodnight Sweetheart Goodnight" folks walked off the dance floor with tired looks, and big smiles of a wonderful evening. Thank you all Volunteers who helped make the 101st Alumni Dinner so memorable for so many Generations. This truly is turning into an annual event in Fillmore that shouldn't be missed. See more of you Flashes next June, 2015!

 

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The City Pool is open in Fillmore. We have many programs going on this summer. There is a schedule of the programs:

Morning Swim lessons - Monday - Friday 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. $50.00 a lesson sign up at pool
Evening Swim lessons- Monday - Friday 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. $50.00 a lesson sign up at pool
Recreation swim - Monday - Friday 12:00 – 4 p.m, Saturday 12:00 - 4 p.m $2.00
Lap swim - Monday - Friday 6:00 - 8:00 a.m. and 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. $3.00
Mommy and Me class - Monday – Wednesday 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. $ 4.00 a class
Aquacise - Monday - Thursday 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. $ 4.00 a class
Family Night Swim - Friday Nights 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. $2.00
We also have Season Passes available - unlimited passes cannot be used for conditioning class and swim lessons
Lap Swim - 10 visits - $27.00
Water Exercise- 10 visits - $36.00
Recreation Swim - 10 visits - $18.00
Mommy & Me class – 10 visits - $36.00

 


 
June 21, 2014

SANTA PAULA, CA - On Saturday, June 21, Santa Paula Hospital, 825 N. 10th St., will host a health and community resource fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This free, open-to-the-public, family-friendly event will take place on the grounds of Santa Paula hospital and will include health screenings, a produce distribution, entertainment, on-site pet adoptions hosted by Ventura County Animal Services, CPR instruction plus a clown, obstacle course and face painting for the kids.

The community celebration coincides with the hospital’s 8th anniversary in Santa Paula. A campus of the Ventura County Medical Center, Santa Paula hospital is a 49-bed acute general hospital and has the only emergency room between Ventura and Santa Clarita.

For more information about the community fair event, contact Debbie Hill at: 805-652-6693.

 


 

In observance of the Independence Day holiday, the employees of Santa Clara Valley Disposal will be taking the day off on Friday, July 4. As a result, Fillmore residential customers will have their trash and recyclables collected on Saturday, July 5, one day later than usual.

The regular schedule will resume the following week.

For more information, call 647-1414.

 

The Ventura Family YMCA - Summer Swimming Programs in Santa Paula
June 15, 2014 10:00a.m.-12:00p.m. Registrations at the Santa Paula Community Center
June 21, 2014-August 9, 2014 Swim Programs at Santa Paula High School

The Ventura Family YMCA will hold registrations for summer swimming programs on Sunday, June 15, 2014 from 10a.m. to 2p.m. at the Santa Paula Community Center. Registrations will continue once the programs begin from June 21st-August 9th. The different programs include swim lessons and recreational swim hours. Water fitness classes will also be available for only $5.00. Registrations are currently happening at the Ventura Family YMCA, 3760 Telegraph Road, Ventura, CA 93003 or online at ciymca.org/ventura. For more information email SP.Aquatics@ciymca.org or call 805.642.2131 ext. 19.

The Ventura Family YMCA - Father's Day Hike
June 15, 2014 starting at 7:30a.m. from the trail head in Ojai.
This Father's Day, June 15th, the Ventura Family YMCA's Hiking Club hike the Ojai Overlook Trail. Bring your dad for this easy 7 mile hike beginning at 7:30a.m. Please RSVP through the Hiking Club Facebook page http://goo.gl/5tVoCF Then download the directions here: http://goo.gl/U4cYPi For more information about the Y visit www.ciymca.org/ventura or contact Damon Navo at damon.navo@ciymca.org or by calling 805.642.2131 ext. 22.

The Ventura Family YMCA - Summer Day Camps in Ventura and Oxnard
June 16, 2014 - August 15, 2014 (K-8th Grades) at the Ventura Family YMCA, 3760 Telegraph Road, Ventura, CA 93003.
June 23, 2014 - August 22, 2014 (TK-6th Grades) at the Oxnard YMCA
The Ventura Family YMCA and Oxnard YMCA will hold Summer Day Camps beginning June 16th. The camps are organized into themed weekly sessions, two field trips per week, and a certified staff. The Ventura Family YMCA Summer Day Camp is from June 16th-August 15th, grades K-8th. The Oxnard YMCA dates are from June 23rd-August 22nd, grades TK-6th. Registration for Y members are available through www.ciymca.org/ventura. To register or for more information visit www.ciymca.org/ventura, email Sarah Abrams at sarah.abrams@ciymca.org, or call 805.642.2131 ext. 23.

The Ventura Family YMCA - The New Tabata Workout!
June 19, 2014 From 5:00p.m.-6:00p.m. Free Tabata Workout Try-Out at the Ventura Family YMCA, 3760 Telegraph Road, Ventura, CA 93003.
June 23, 2014 - July 16, 2014 One class on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
OR the evening class from June 23, 2014 - July 16, 2014 One class on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Try the new Tabata exercise for free on June 19th from 5p.m.-6p.m, at the Ventura Family YMCA. Tabata is a high-intensity interval training. The workout intervals are short and intense, giving a full body exercise faster. All levels are welcome! Sign up for the 4-week boot camp before it starts on June 23rd! The cost is only $100. Registration is available through Damon Navo at damon.navo@ciymca.org or by calling 805.642.2131 ext. 22. Visit www.ciymca.org/ventura to learn more about Y programs.

The Ventura Family YMCA - The World's Largest Swimming Lesson
(note for this post: We are a member of the Channel Islands YMCA and our main Association already sent out a press release)
June 20, 2014 8:00a.m.-11:00a.m. at the Ventura Family YMCA, 3760 Telegraph Road, Ventura, CA 93003
The Ventura Family YMCA will host the World's Largest Swimming Lesson on June 20th from 8:00am-11:00am. This FREE swim lesson is for all ages. Non-swimmers and anyone under three must have a parent in the water with them. All participants will receive a World Record Holder certificate! A free pancake breakfast is also available after the swimming lesson! RSVP on Facebook http://goo.gl/ygLqaV Sign-ups are also at the Ventura Family YMCA Aquatics Office at 3760 Telegraph Road, Ventura, CA 93003. Contact Amber Stevens at amber.stevens@ciymca.org or by calling 805.642.2131 ext. 19. Visit www.ciymca.org/ventura to learn more about Y programs.

The Ventura Family YMCA - TRX Suspension Training
June 23, 2014 - August 15, 2014, One class on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:00p.m. - 8:00p.m. at the Ventura Family YMCA, 3760 Telegraph Road, Ventura, CA 93003.
From June 23rd-August 15th TRX suspension classes will begin. This training utilizes straps that connect to a specialized TRX ceiling mount. Even with your feet planted firmly on the ground, you are given the feeling of being suspended in the air. The 8 week session is $170 from June 23 - August 15, one class on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:00p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Registration is available through Damon Navo at damon.navo@ciymca.org or by calling 805.642.2131 ext. 22. Visit www.ciymca.org/ventura to learn more about Y programs.

The Ventura Family YMCA - Fun & Fitness 5K Race
August 16, 2014 from 8:00a.m.-11:00a.m. Starting at the Ventura Family YMCA, 3760 Telegraph Road, Ventura, CA 93003.
Run or walk to help raise scholarships for those in need! The Ventura Family YMCA is accepting registrations for their 14th Annual Fun & Fitness 5K on August 16th. Registration begins from 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. The race start and awards are between 8:00a.m. and 11:00 a.m. From April 1st - August 1st registration costs $35/individual and $75 for a family*. From August 2nd - August 16th the registration costs $40/individual and $85/family*. (*Immediate family only; up to 6 people includes 2 adults and any dependent children). Register through www.ciymca.org/ventura or by paper application at 3760 Telegraph Road, Ventura, CA 93003. For more information visit www.ciymca.org/ventura, contact Damon Navo at damon.navo@ciymca.org, or call 805.642.2131 ext. 22.

 
Theresa Robledo, assisting with the presentation of Fillmore Vision 2020 Civic Pride’s Yard of the Month for June awarded to Mr. and Mrs. Gutierrez. However Mr. and Mrs. Gutierrez were a little camera shy so their children Enrique and Mariela accepted the award on their behalf. Their yard has lushes greens, beautiful manicured trees, and vibrant colored roses. Please feel free to drive by their yard located at  El Dorado Space #26. A big Thank you to Otto And Sons!
Theresa Robledo, assisting with the presentation of Fillmore Vision 2020 Civic Pride’s Yard of the Month for June awarded to Mr. and Mrs. Gutierrez. However Mr. and Mrs. Gutierrez were a little camera shy so their children Enrique and Mariela accepted the award on their behalf. Their yard has lushes greens, beautiful manicured trees, and vibrant colored roses. Please feel free to drive by their yard located at El Dorado Space #26. A big Thank you to Otto And Sons!
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Classes having their reunions at the June 14th Alumni Dinner.
Class of '1954, '1959, '1969, '1979, and 1984! Go to Patterson's, and make your reservation, or Call the Alumni Office at 805-524-0416

 

Relax and unwind with a day of golf at the 11th Annual Golf Classic, sponsored by Santa Paula Chevrolet, on Monday, July 14 at the Moorpark Country Club. The entry fee includes green fees, golf cart, putting contest, raffle tickets, range balls, lunch and dinner. Highlights include a 50/50 drawing, silent and live auction including sporting event tickets, theme park tickets and much more! Foursomes and sponsorships are still available; 12:30pm shotgun start. Thank you to the following sponsors: Santa Paula Chevrolet, Fillmore Piru Citrus, Vintage Production California LLC, Limoneira and Wilshire Home Entertainment. For more information or to download the sponsorship/entry form visit our website at bgclubscv.org, or call our administrative office at (805) 525-7910. All funds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley serving the communities of Fillmore, Piru and Santa Paula.

 

Ventura County Behavioral Health is pleased to offer Mental Health First Aid: A 8 hour certification course to help participants better understand mental illness and respond to psychiatric emergencies.

This is a 3-session training:

Dates: Thursday June 19th (1st Session), Monday June 23rd (2nd Session), & Thursday June26 (3rd Session).
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:40 pm
Presenters: Pastor Ron Urzua & Doctor- Pastor Freda Wiggins
(Community Coalition for Stronger Families and the Mental Health & Spirituality Collaborative).
Location: South Coast Fellowship
4050 Market Street, Ventura CA 93003

Course Information
Mental Health First Aid is a ground breaking public education program that helps the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

Attendees will learn:
• The potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems, including: depression, anxiety/trauma, psychosis and psychotic disorders, substance use disorders, and self-injury.
• How to use a 5-step action plan to assess a crisis situation and select and implement appropriate interventions.
• The realities and prevalence of various mental health disorders in the U.S. and the need for reduced stigma in our communities.
• How to access appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help resources to help someone with a mental health problem.

Faith Trek
Attendees of the faith trek receive the same training, information, and curriculum offered in the standard Mental Health First Aid training. They are also offered the opportunity to contextualize the training and ask questions about responding to a person with a potential mental health crisis within the unique spiritual and cultural dynamics of a local Church or faith community. Mental Health First Aid as taught from a “faith perspective” does not seek to theologize or proselytize attendees but does affirm the vital role of faith and prayer for those persons of faith who are seeking treatment for a mental health disorder.

To register for this valuable training, email your name, phone number, and email address to: Arieta Faiivae, Arieta.Faiivae2@ventura.org or to Pastor Ron Urzua: wordoflifepres@hotmail.com
For more information please call Pastor Ron Urzua: (805) 236-3880

 

As in prior years, and as part of our public service, the Assessor’s Office is reminding homeowners who have not previously filled an exemption claim to complete the form now as they may be eligible for this tax savings benefit. Last month exemption claims were mailed to homeowners who do not currently have the exemption but who may qualify. A qualified homeowner exemption claim lowers taxes by approximately $70 per year.

Filing the exemption claim is a free service. The claim form should be completed and returned to the Assessor’s office as soon as possible. The assessor seeks to enroll all qualified exemptions during the month of June before the close of the 2014-15 Roll.

In the past, private companies have solicited homeowners to file their exemption claim for a $35 fee. The assessor warns homeowners that they risk identity theft if they return the claim to anyone one other than the Assessor.

Given the personal information contained in these forms, homeowners should only file the claim form by regular mail addressed to the Assessor’s office or return the form to the Assessor’s office in person.

It is important that the assessor receive the form and the required information to process the exemption claim. To qualify the owner must occupy the property as the principal place of residence. If you believe you qualify for this exemption and have not received an exemption claim form you can obtain it from the Assessor’s website under the Quick Link Forms tab.
assessor.countyofventura.org

If you have any questions please call the office at 654-2181.
For mailing purposes please send the form to:
Ventura County Assessor
800 S. Victoria Avenue
Ventura, CA 93009 -1270

 
Jan Marholin is presented with a check for $1,000 for the Boys & Girls Club. Scott Beylik presented the check from the Rotary Club of Fillmore.
Jan Marholin is presented with a check for $1,000 for the Boys & Girls Club. Scott Beylik presented the check from the Rotary Club of Fillmore.
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Francisco Erazo and Matthew Hammond presented a program at Fillmore Rotary after they participated in RYLA, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Camp held in Ojai.
Francisco Erazo and Matthew Hammond presented a program at Fillmore Rotary after they participated in RYLA, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Camp held in Ojai.
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The Rotary Club of Fillmore presented the FHS scholarships awards. (l-r) (front row) Jordan Vassaur, Citlali Erazo, Kiana Hope, (back row) Scott Beylik, Rotarian, Nicholas Johnson, Gilberto Acevedo, Carson McLain, Anthony Larin, Dick Richardson, Rotarian.
The Rotary Club of Fillmore presented the FHS scholarships awards. (l-r) (front row) Jordan Vassaur, Citlali Erazo, Kiana Hope, (back row) Scott Beylik, Rotarian, Nicholas Johnson, Gilberto Acevedo, Carson McLain, Anthony Larin, Dick Richardson, Rotarian.
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The Rotary Club of Fillmore presented a Sierra High School scholarship award. (l-r) Scott Beylik, Rotarian, Yuliana Sanchez, her Mother, Claudia Diaz, Principal, Cynthia Frutos
The Rotary Club of Fillmore presented a Sierra High School scholarship award. (l-r) Scott Beylik, Rotarian, Yuliana Sanchez, her Mother, Claudia Diaz, Principal, Cynthia Frutos
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Ventura County Sheriff's Department
Ventura County Sheriff's Department

To further enhance our services to the community, the Sheriff’s Office is offering voter registration forms at all of our stations. The forms can be used for new voter registration, or to update information such as address changes.

Once completed, the forms can be dropped in the mail free of charge, or they can be left with our staff at any of the sheriff’s substations throughout the county. We will gladly send the forms to the Ventura County Registrar of Voter’s office for processing. The deadline for voter registration is always 15 calendar days before an election.

Our patrol stations can be found at the following locations:
Camarillo: 3701 East Las Posas Road
Fillmore: 524 Sespe Avenue
Headquarters: 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura
Lockwood Valley: 15021 Lockwood Valley Road
Moorpark: 610 Spring Road
Ojai: 402 South Ventura Street
Thousand Oaks: 2101 East Olsen Road

For statewide voter assistance, please call (800)345-VOTE (8683). To register to vote online, please visit the website at: www.registertovote.ca.gov

Prepared by: Sgt. Eric Buschow
Media Release Date: June 2, 2014
Follow-Up Contact: Capt. Don Aguilar (805) 797-7349
Approved by: Cmdr. Bill Ayub

 

Hey Kids & Teens! From June 1 through August 9, Ventura County Library urges you to gallop, crawl, slither or fly to join the Summer Reading Program, "Paws to Read" for a summer of fun and prizes. Earn prizes for every 5 hours that you read (or are read to) and enter into an end-of-summer grand prize drawing. Wait there is more!!! Check out all the free fun filled activities--animal shows, puppet shows, magic, crafts and games--happening at Ventura County Library throughout the summer by visiting www.vencolibrary.org.

There's also a serious side to summer reading. Research has shown that reading over the summer prevents summer reading loss. To succeed in school and life, children and young adults need ongoing opportunities to learn and practice essential skills. "Paws to Read" reminds kids that reading is for fun-as well as for learning.

 

Livingston Hospice conducts several adult bereavement support groups to help those who have experienced a loss. Explore and express feeling, understand the grief process and receive emotional support. Open to the public, no cost, all are welcome; the groups are held at:

• The First Presbyterian Church, 850 Ivywood Drive, Oxnard; Every Wednesday, (June 4, 11, 18, 25); from 3:00 – 4:30 pm
• Livingston Memorial VNA, 1996 Eastman Ave (#112), Ventura; Every Wednesday, (June 4, 11, 18, 25); from 6:30 – 8:00
• Help of Ojai, 370 Baldwin Road, Ojai; On 2nd & 4th Tuesday, (June 10 & June 24 ); from 10:30 am – 12 noon
• For the newly bereaved: at Livingston Memorial VNA, 1996 Eastman Ave, (#112), Ventura; second Thursday, (June 12 ); from 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Call 642-1608 for more information.

 
Kiana Hope, Miss Fillmore 2014, honorary starter.
Kiana Hope, Miss Fillmore 2014, honorary starter.
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Start of the Heritage Valley 5-10K Run & Fitness Walk.
Start of the Heritage Valley 5-10K Run & Fitness Walk.
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The annual Heritage Valley 5k-10K Race, Fitness Walk, Fun Run and Health Fair was again a success. Over 150 runners & walkers entered this year. The race is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Fillmore with partners Fillmore Unified School District and Cops Running for Charity. Runners & walkers of all ages enjoyed great weather. After the race the participants, family members and friends enjoyed the sunshine on the lawn of FUSD administration waiting for final results. Vendors included Relay for Life, Attraction Spa, Runners Lane of Santa Clarita, and Greg Palmer of Jatamansi Massage. Timing systems and results were handled by Podium One Timing and Race Management of Santa Clarita.

Donated prizes were raffled off by Rotarians Bob Hammond and George Golden. Raffle items were donated by Starbucks, El Pescador Restaurant, Fosters Freeze of Santa Paula, Rabalais’ Bistro, Rancho Simpatica & Ed McFadden, Attraction Spa, Richardson Ranch, Cindy & Mike Blatt, Don & Ruth Gunderson, Rigo Landeros, Jan Marholin, Fillmore Piru Citrus Association, The Scented Path, Central Station Bar & Grill, and Elkins Ranch Golf Course.

Overall female winner of the 5K was Erika Ruiz in 21:38.12 and overall male winner was Anthony Rivas in 17:25.1. Overall female winner of the 10K was Maria Villalobos in 46:57.8 and overall male winner was Kevin McSweeney in 39:16.9. These winners received a gift certificate from Runners Lane. Medals were presented to the top three places in each age group/gender.

Teams participated for the opportunity to win funds for their favorite charity. The first place team in the 5k was the FitQuest with Rory. A $100 donation will be made to American Cancer Society. The first place team in the 10K was FitQuest with Jason. A $100 donation will be made to San Salvador Mission in Piru.

Fun Run entrants, Asher Gonzalez (3yrs), Ariel Sanchez (7) and Jason Martinez (12) participated in a 1 mile run. They all wore #1 on their running bibs as they ran around the Sespe School and FUSD administration building.

The Rotary Club of Fillmore would like to thank our sponsors and supporters with special acknowledgement to our Silver & Bronze Sponsors. Silver Sponsors: Fillmore Piru Citrus Assocation, Valley Care IPA, Union Bank and Harrison Industries.

Bronze sponsors: Mission Avocados, Hands-On Consultations, Edward Jones, Gary & Vicki Ball, Ag Land Services, Richardson Ranches, VCDSA and Ventura County Search & Rescue. Fitness Fans: Aguirre Financial, Bennett’s Honey Farm, Cindy & Mike Blatt, Jan Marholin, FitQuest, Western Yosemite Insurance Services, Valley Crest Trees, Barkley Insurance, & Risk Management – Sean Morris, Sketchpad Publications, Water Art Design, Krazy Jumps (tables), The Water Store (water & ice), Santa Clara Valley Bank (10 cases of bottled water), Subway (sandwich platters), Super A (boxes of fruit) and all the raffle item donors.

Thank you to all our volunteers: Epi Torres, Joe Martinez, Rafael Laureano, Julie Lugo, Daisy Palma, Scott & Jan Lee, Ari Larson, Shane Ragatz, Julie Latshaw, Stephen McKeown, Paige McKeown, Diane Wareham, Shelly Johnson, Joanne Torres (PYS), Ivette Huerta, Brian Richmond, Kim Tafoya, Trina Tafoya, Tony Tafoya, Mario Gaspar, Lupita Perez, Isaac Gonzales, Anthony Rodriguez, Adriana Rodriguez and Cristian Cabrera. (Our apologies to anyone we missed!).

Funds raised from this event go to school sports & fitness equipment and Rotary community projects like FHS & Sierra H.S. scholarships, dictionaries to all third graders, RYLA (youth leadership camp), Car Seat project, public access gate at FHS track, Condor Cross Country, Grad Nite Live, Cub Scout Pack 3400 – just to name a few.

 

Car Wash For Froggy Estrada Saturday May 31st, 10:30am at Super A Parking Lot.

Half Fundraiser, Half Donation towards Froggy’s Pro Career expenses his Pro License and Medical expenses. Additional money left from the Car will go back to his traing facility West Coast Jiu Jitsu.

Froggy will be leaving the Amateur level with a 5 & 0 record. His Pro contract will be with NFA (National Fight Alliance) and will be fighting against Marlin McGee who has a record of 5 & 3 as an Amateur and 0 & 2 as a professional. So come show your support for a local trying to do big things in this community, every bit helps.

 
CHSRA District 7 has completed its 2013-2014 rodeo season and a number of our members will be going to the state finals rodeos in the next two months. Seventeen junior high division members qualified for CHSRA Junior High State Finals and 31 high school division members qualified for CHSRA High School State Finals. Pictured Back row (Row 1) Chance Ruffoni, Hayley Hamer, Tristan Ruffoni, Cody Snow, Kelly Knouse, Makenna Kramer, Taylor Rivera, Cayden Cox, (Row 2) Kassidy Hamer, Wacey Barrington, PJ Capone, Cheyenne Rey, Shaley Stickler, Cersten Branquinho, Kelsi Pond, Darbie Pond, Kara Kester, (Row 3) Zack Varian, Cash Parrott, Tatem Forsberg, Corinn Bowman, Victoria Covert, Front row (Row 4) Caden Clay, Johanna Work, Meghann McNulty, Emily Mangione, Sarah Nance, Sage Massey.
CHSRA District 7 has completed its 2013-2014 rodeo season and a number of our members will be going to the state finals rodeos in the next two months. Seventeen junior high division members qualified for CHSRA Junior High State Finals and 31 high school division members qualified for CHSRA High School State Finals. Pictured Back row (Row 1) Chance Ruffoni, Hayley Hamer, Tristan Ruffoni, Cody Snow, Kelly Knouse, Makenna Kramer, Taylor Rivera, Cayden Cox, (Row 2) Kassidy Hamer, Wacey Barrington, PJ Capone, Cheyenne Rey, Shaley Stickler, Cersten Branquinho, Kelsi Pond, Darbie Pond, Kara Kester, (Row 3) Zack Varian, Cash Parrott, Tatem Forsberg, Corinn Bowman, Victoria Covert, Front row (Row 4) Caden Clay, Johanna Work, Meghann McNulty, Emily Mangione, Sarah Nance, Sage Massey.
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California High School Rodeo Association (CHSRA) District 7 today announced qualifiers for this year’s Junior High State Finals and High School State Finals rodeos. Throughout the year, members accumulate points based on their performance at local and multidistrict rodeos, with high school members competing in eight rodeos and junior high members competing in seven. The top five point earners in each event qualify for state finals.
“District 7 is fortunate to have a number of highly talented rodeo athletes,” Ed Hamer, District 7 adult board president. “The competition within our district is intense and the point spread can be very small. So qualifying for state finals is a major accomplishment. We know these members will do an outstanding job of representing us at the state level, and a number of them will go on to participate in the National High School Finals Rodeo and the National Junior High Finals Rodeo this summer.”

CHSRA High School State Finals Rodeo is scheduled for June 9 - 13 in Bishop, California. The District 7 State Finals team includes Tatem Forsberg, Fillmore, Fillmore High School – team roping (header), tie-down roping, boys cutting.

About CHSRA District 7
CHSRA is a nonprofit organization that maintains the order and standards set up by the National High School Rodeo Association (NHSRA) and promotes high school rodeo on a state level. District 7 encompasses San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. The district is committed to promoting the highest level of conduct and sportsmanship at the various rodeos and encouraging members to continue their education. For additional information, visit www.chsradist7.com or contact the membership secretary at staceynance@mac.com.

 

On May 17th, 2014 the Fillmore FFA held it’s 3rd annual May Festival Pancake Breakfast. It was a success! Four
hundred and fifty community members including our own Miss Fillmore Kiana Hope, the Sheriff’s Deputies and Explorers! We served all you can eat pancakes with a side of eggs and sausage donated by the Old Fashion Country Butcher.

A special thanks to Tom Mayhew, Mike Saviers, and Adrian Garcia for cooking more than 600 pancakes and sausages!

Thank you to all who helped and for continued support. We hope to see you all next year!

 

Summer is coming, and while schools and libraries across the nation are gearing up to get kids involved in summer reading programs, E.P. Foster Library wants to ask: “Why should kids have all the fun?”

For six weeks in June and July, you can participate in E.P. Foster Library’s Summer Reading for Adults contest. Entering is simple: just read a book and tell us about it! Any book is fair game, simply visit http://tiny.cc/fostersrp after June 14th to fill out an online form with the title of the book, your name, and the best way to contact you. Your name will be entered in a weekly prize drawing along with the other readers for that week. If you don’t win, don’t worry—just enter again the following week!

All interested adults (age 18 or older) with a valid Ventura County Library card are eligible to enter. At the end of the contest, the library will hold a drawing for our grand prize: an Amazon Kindle Paperwhite! So while you can only win one weekly prize, all entries will be included in the final drawing; that gives you up to six chances to win that Kindle!

Summer Reading for Adults will begin on Sunday, June 15, and continue until July 27. For additional information about the context, contact the E.P. Foster Library at 805-648-2716.

E.P. Foster Library is located at 651 E. Main Street in Ventura. Hours of service are Monday – Thursday 10-8, Friday & Saturday 10-5, and Sunday 1-5.

The Ventura County Library is available 24/7 at www.vencolibrary.org.