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Volunteers needed for San Miguel’s Sagebrush Days events

Lynne Schmitz
Lynne Schmitz

Planning has begun for the big Sagebrush Days Parade and Peddler’s Faire on Saturday, April 28.

The main ingredient to put on a big event is people! The committee needs and welcomes volunteers to help line up parade entries and set up, monitor and take down the barricades during the parade. It’s not hard work, and it’s a chance to be involved in your community.

The next meeting is on Feb. 21 at 4:30 p.m. at the San Miguel Mercantile. Meetings are open to all. For information, contact Mike Sanders at 805-712-9120.

Valentine’s Day in San Miguel

Valentine’s Day is next Wednesday, and Leo’s Café at 249 10th St. will be open for dinner. For reservations call 805-467-5097. Since they are closed on Tuesdays, they have instituted Taco Monday and Chili Relleno Wednesday specials.

On Feb. 10 and 11, the wineries of Pleasant Valley Wine Trail invite everyone to celebrate “Vino Valentine” with wine pairings from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Remembering Weston O’Reilly

Longtime Mission San Miguel parishioner Weston O’Reilly of San Ardo passed away at age 91 on Jan. 28 at home.

There will be a rosary for him at Kuehl-Nicolay Funeral Chapel, 1703 Spring St., Paso Robles this Friday at 6:30 p.m. The chapel will open at 5:30, and a reception will be held following the rosary.

Firefighters clean up river

San Miguel Volunteer Firemen recently completed an extensive cleanup of the river around the bridge with the help of Cal Fire. This added workers and was also a training exercise in wildland management for Cal Fire. Good job, everyone!


Thursday at 6 p.m.: Community potluck at the Senior Center, 601 12th St. East. Bring a dish to share.

Friday at 6:30 p.m.: Bingo at the Senior Center. Ten games; cards are 50 cents each. Snacks.

Go to to (Resource Connection), for current information on San Miguel events, businesses, organizations, churches and opportunities to volunteer. Topical entry forms and applications are available to fill out online. A history section features stories and pictures from early-day families, the town and area.

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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 every other Thursday. Reach her at (with “San Miguel News” in the suject line) or at 805-467-3565.