Come celebrate Rev. Tintle’s retirement

On Saturday, the Rev. Ray Tintle, pastor of Mission San Miguel for the past nine years, will celebrate his retirement and 50 years of service as a Franciscan friar.

A special celebration Mass is slated for 4 p.m., followed by a reception and dinner in the Mission picnic grounds, and the public is invited. Potluck dishes are welcome. Last names ending in A to E please bring appetizers, F to J salads, K to O side dishes, P to Z desserts.

Ray guided the parish through the trials and tribulations of the 2003 earthquake damage and repairs, and is much loved by his parishioners and friends. He will be missed.

Statewide winner of the Native Sons of the Golden West fourth grade essay contest is Keli Janzen, who attends Bradley School. She was awarded a plaque and a check for $100 by past grand president of the Native Sons, Dick Hoffmann of San Miguel. Her picture and essay are on display at the NSGW Museum in Columbia. Her teacher, Cindy Mazanares, received $100 for her classroom. Student winners and their teachers from all participating schools are awarded $100 each. Lillian Larsen School winner was J. Anthony Parent and his teacher, Diedre Schroeder, received the award for her classroom. Congratulations to all!

There is an artist-in-residence at the San Miguel Mercantile through July 16. Toni Magyar, of Northern California, is minding the store for her sister, Miki Landseadel-Sanders. She’s doing a series of local paintings while here.

The fire early morning on June 26 razed an old real estate office once owned by Bob Mann, well-known realtor in the North County through the 1970s. Fortunately the building was deserted and no one was hurt.