San Miguel Scene

San Miguel cleanup day rescheduled for Saturday

Special to The TribuneMarch 12, 2014 

The volunteer firefighters had to reschedule their cleanup day to this Saturday at the fire station downtown. Hours are from 8 a.m. until the roll-off is filled. They apologize for any inconvenience.

Guard training at Camp Roberts

The National Guard will be training at Camp Roberts the last two weeks of this month. They’ll cease fire between 11:30 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Anniversary celebration

On Tuesday morning, a stagecoach left San Miguel around 10:30 a.m. carrying mail to Paso Robles as part of the huge celebration of the 125th anniversary of the Paso Robles' founding. Tom and Debbie Harris of Harris Stage Lines provided the authentic stage coach to re-create the early-day mail run.

San Miguel schools Superintendent Curtis Dubost, his secretary Jan Brown, some students, postal employees and delighted townsfolk watched as four black horses were hitched up. Children in San Miguel and Paso Robles schools wrote letters to themselves that were stamped with a special cancellation at the Paso Robles post office to commemorate the event. A special letter was also carried, stamped and put into the time capsule.

Tom Harris drove the stagecoach. His passengers were San Miguel Postmaster Phillip Anguay, Paso Robles Postmaster Mike Milby, Paso Robles fire Chief Ken Johnson and Debbie Harris. Atop the stagecoach, a visitor from Nebraska, Quentin Hall, rode behind the driver. On North River Road, the first stop was at the Harrises’ ranch, where they enjoyed a campfire lunch in the ambience of old buildings and surroundings. Then onward to Paso Robles to join the parade.

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Lynne Schmitz’s column is special to The Tribune. She is a longtime resident of San Miguel and her column appears here weekly. Reach her at (with “San Miguel News” in the subject line) or at 805-467-3565.

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