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Knights Ferry News for May 25, 2011

POSTED May 24, 2011 11:13 p.m.

Congratulations go out to Shea Serpa on being the all around cowgirl for the District 5 California High School Rodeo Associations rodeo finals held at the Oakdale Rodeo Grounds.

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Lee and Mary Sue Shearer went to granddaughter Claire Krippner’s dance program last Friday. She was in a hip-hop dance and a jazz dance and was in the daddy-daughter salsa dance with Scott. Also dancing was Knights Ferry School third grader Tatyn Silva in her fifth year at 5678 Dance Studio.

Sydney Cooley, a former KFS student, is an assistant instructor at the studio and on the Showstoppers Competition Team.

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Congratulations go out to Jessica Paulat on her graduation from San Francisco State, with a degree in International Business. Parents Rose and Bob Paulat, Grandparents Phil and Carmen Frymire, and Aunt Lisa Dolling attended the ceremony.

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The Willms Ranch, State Landmark 415, is a California State Historic Landmark and is being renovated by New Interiors of Manteca. The outside has been finished and Shirley Willms McPhee and Carolyn Willms Lopez and Fred Lopez threw a party to celebrate. Dave Johnson, the master craftsman on the project, took family, friends and neighbors on tour, explaining how he recreated the look of the old house. It was built in 1892 and had been in a decline in recent years. The inside lath and plaster has been removed and that will be the next step in the renovation. Dave told how he discovered where things had been (besides photos) by uncovering the telltale signs of former walls and dormers.

The porch railings have been reconstructed like the original and so had the porch skirting. Lloyd Stueve brought his Concord Stage Coach, drawn by a matched team of Percheron horses. He gave rides over the countryside to all, and boy, was that rough and bumpy (leave your wine behind). A great luncheon was served and the guests enjoyed eating under the old oak tree and on the porch.

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June is rapidly approaching and some important dates: June 1st -Knights Ferry School Graduation at 7:00 p.m. at the school, June 2nd –Knights Ferry Community Club meeting at 7:00 p.m. at the clubhouse. It will be a dessert meeting. June 5th Homecoming - breakfast at the I.O.O.F. Hall from 8 to noon, museum-displaying pictures from the Morrison family, Ice Cream parlor and other local businesses open.

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Knights Ferry Garden Club gave a scholarship to OHS senior Jenny Limon and the Knights Ferry Community Club gave a scholarship to OHS senior Greg Borba.

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The Knights Ferry Ice Cream and Sweets Store has summer hours. They will be open Thursdays through Mondays from noon to 6:00 p.m. They will also open for special occasions. The flavors for the month are Strawberry Cheesecake and Strawberry Lemonade Sherbet.

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