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Mission San Miguel plans craft fair and bake sale

Special to The Tribune

Mission San Miguel Busy Bees will hold its annual Craft Fair and Bake Sale at the Mission on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 27-29, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

The sale features beautiful handmade crafts, including dishtowels expertly embroidered by Betty Arbogast, and delicious baked goods. All proceeds benefit the Mission.

On oil trains

The San Miguel School Board took no action on the proposed oil train issue at its meeting last Thursday night. To correct last week’s column, the proposal is for only one train per day — five trains per week.

Sidewalk repairs

County crews are proceeding with work on the new sidewalks downtown. When finished, the sidewalk will be continuous from 11th to 9th streets. Also in progress are the welcome signs on north and south Highway 101.

Auto and bike show

On Saturday, Dec. 5, Team Auto Collision Custom Cars will present its fourth annual Show and Shine Auto and Bike show in downtown San Miguel from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to benefit Toys for Tots.

Cars, motorcycles and trucks are all invited to participate. Entry fee is an unwrapped toy for children of any age.

There will be live music and a barbecue.

CSD goes solar

The San Miguel Community Services District approved installation of solar panels to offset high energy costs. Lowest bid was submitted by Cal Paso Solar.

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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 467-3565.