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Knights Ferry News Week of March 12, 2014

Congratulations go out to the Knights Ferry School Student of the Month: Kindergarten- Joshua Maceira, 1st and 2nd grades- Jenna O’Neil and Levi Dickens, 3rd and 4th grades- Ben Cassinetto and Dylan Anderson, 5th and 6th grades- Marcada Baker and Braden Sousa, 7th and 8th grades- Alyssa Sisco and Aleesha Harden. They were honored at an assembly. A new award at KFS is for NED-Never give up, Encourage others and Do your best. Those honored were Johnny Wheat, Troy Peterson, Dylan Anderson, Destiny Machado, and Katherine Ramirez. Way to go students!

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Rumor has it that there was a night run through the covered bridge, clothing optional!

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The Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Stanislaus Lodge #170, under the direction of Noble Grand Steve Lyda, has adopted Highway 120-108 near Knights Ferry to keep clean.

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Melissa Holcomb, Barbara Linthicum and Ellen Wearin returned last week from a 2-week trip to New Zealand where they visited with Melissa’s son Matt. He is a scuba diving instructor in a beautiful little town on the north island called Leigh. After visiting Auckland for two days where the threesome saw the “city of sails” from the skytower and experienced the Chinese New Year Lantern Festival, they traveled north to Leigh to stay in a “batch” (a beach cabin) with an outside bathroom and cicadas everywhere. Melissa did an awesome job of driving on the left side of the roads while the steering wheel is on the right side of the car. Tours to museums, the Waitangi Treaty grounds, farmers markets and delicious meals (and the wine tasting) made the days fly by. Then they traveled south once more to a lovely bed and breakfast where they visited the Waitomo Caves, which are lit by glow worms (fly larvae). Then they were on to Rotorua with its volcanic thermal activity. They toured several lakes in a Duck (1944 U.S. Army vehicle), which drove right into the water where trout live in abundance. Mrs. Wearin’s favorite was the Mauri village and the Haka (war dance) and feasting on delicious food cooked under hot rocks that established a healthy respect for the true culture of New Zealand’s Mauris. The Kiwi birds, beautiful landscapes, wonderful people everywhere and the fascinating accent of the people made the trip one to remember!

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At the Community Club meeting there was a large turnout for dessert! The upcoming Spaghetti Dinner and Civil War was discussed. Raffle prizes are needed, so get them to Linda or Lisa. Chris Peterson gave a report on the April 5th Car Show. Heather Wright spoke on the Covered Bridge’s National Monument and the Army Corp’s presentation of a plaque on March 22nd before the first battle (around noon) at the North end of the bridge. Welcome to the Community Club Fern Robinson.

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Benny’s Ball Feed was Saturday with lots of good food and camaraderie. It was good to see Andrew Schlegel home on leave from Hawaii where he is stationed and also Alex Barrett was there, back in the area.

 


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