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Knights Ferry News for March 28, 2012

POSTED March 28, 2012 12:01 a.m.
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At the MAC meeting held last Thursday, Supervisor O’Brien spoke on the release of prisoners to the local facilities. The State is funding this now but may not if the tax bill does not pass in November. The criminals that are coming into the Stanislaus County facility are non-violent and non-sexual offenders. Fish and Wildlife passed out fishing regulations for the Stanislaus River and spoke on the public meeting that was held in the Ferry. They plan to go ahead with the side channel restoration in the Army Corp Park below the covered bridge. The California Highway patrol commented on the fact it has been quiet in the area except for some stolen cars in the Orange Blossom area. A T & T spoke on the addition to the phone building in the Plaza. Project manager Mark Edgar showed the plans and the materials for the building. There will be a metal roof and new window elements on the Main street side and a new fence set next to the building. They hope to start construction in September. This added area is needed for fiber optics (think DSL).
Birthday greetings for the month of March go out to: Bill Frias, Tom Wright, Rick Maisel, Shavon Haskell, Josh Hauskens, Rocky Goehring, Pat Pfefferle, Aaron Hodge, Brendt Ohe, Aislinn Finn, Richard Bell, Kara Lopez, Amber Coston, Bill Martinelli, Gayle Higgens, Dana Morgan, Mark Schlegel, Kim McCarthy, Brenden Thompson, Wendy Burns, Grant Page, Luke Dickens, Cadance Ryland, Levi Dickens, Meghan Caron, Taylor Kelly, Gracie Anderson, Anthony Neely and Harrison Ault.
Congratulations go out to Spencer Emrich and Megan Lute, former Knights Ferry School students now at OHS, for their Honorable Mentions in the Advanced Drawing category in the Youth Art Month Show at the Modesto Junior College Gallery.
The weather was fairly cooperative for the Civil War. The battles, hard fought by the Blue and the Gray, were not rained on. The spaghetti dinner Saturday night was fun and filled with good food and lots of raffle prizes. Benny’s Ball Feed was held at the River’s Edge that evening also.
April is right around the corner so here are some dates for your calendar: April 1st Breakfast Sunday at the I.O.O.F. Hall, Palm Sunday at the Community Church, April 5th Community Club dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the clubhouse, April 6th Good Friday service at the Community Church at 7:00 p.m., April 8th Easter Sunrise Service on Frymire Hill, service 9:30 at the Community Church, April 11th Garden Club at 10:00 a.m. at Mary Sue Shearer’s home, April 14-15 Oakdale Rodeo, April 26th MAC meeting at 7:00 p.m. and the Peddler’s Faire April 29th at the Army Corp Park 8-4.

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