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Knights Ferry News for September 7, 2011

POSTED September 6, 2011 10:42 p.m.
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Congratulations to Knights Ferry School Student Council new officers for the 2011-2012 year; President: Kaeli Sturtevant, Vice President: Katie Schwandt, Secretary: Julia Nilsson and Treasurer: Ray Patton. May you have a great year!
Miles Shuper was honored recently by the Visalia Rawhides at the Visalia Recreation Park for his coverage of their games. Miles and Kathy enjoyed the royal treatment, box seats, great food etc. at the game. Miles retired from many years at the paper in Visalia.
At the Knights Ferry Community Club meeting, those attending enjoyed a lovely array of desserts before the meeting. The town yard sale is to be October 2nd on the tennis court from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The 10 by 10 space is free; just bring your tables, chairs, change and your good stuff to sell. Call Linda at 847-6245 to reserve a space, they go fast. That is a breakfast Sunday also. Linda Cassinetto passed around flyers for the Zero party to be held September 24th at the clubhouse starting at 5:30 p.m. This party honors all whose birthday ends in zero. Bring a food dish to share, beverage if you want (beer and wine provided) and NO gifts! Entertainment will be by Benny and his gang. This is the 10th year for this celebration. Speaker for the evening was Duane Johnson, Manager of the Army Corp Park in the Ferry. He talked about the Covered Bridge and the Salmon Festival on November 13th. Everyone was reminded of the Pumpkin Roll on November 6th.
Thursday, September 8th is the Knights Ferry School Board meeting at 6:00 p.m. in the school cafeteria.
Found in the “Good Old Days” section of the Sonora Union Democrat paper, dated 1868: “General Grant’s half-breed son, Captain Tommy, made his entrée in society at Sonora one day last week. The young gentleman wore a Grant badge: and although several shades darker than papa, resembles him very much. After enjoying the freedom of our city streets for a couple of days, he returned to Knights Ferry.” Surprising bits of history pop up now and then!

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