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Knights Ferry News for April 18, 2012

POSTED April 18, 2012 12:15 a.m.
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Birthday greetings for the month of April go out to: Denise Crom, Leverne Tanis, Makenzie Ohe, Calab Coston, Jim McCarthy, Megan Peterson, Michelle Muller, Jordan Ray, Eric Ulrich, Sharon Page, Lee Shearer, Annette Hunter, Tara Konberg, Jean Dyer, Joan Taylor, Steve Ingram, Josh Malcom, Ted Kassahn, Julie Mattox, Gary Shook, Shawn Spani, Todd Gutierrez, Gabriel Gutierrez, Teri Foster, Jim Rotelli, Cat Ulrich, Greg Burns, Cleo Wilson, Gayle Diltz, Ember Harris and Michele Sturtevant.
Orange Blossom 4-H Reporter Emma Morales tells of the clean-up job that the club did on their food booth for the Rodeo. They scrubbed and polished the booth that served hot dogs and nachos and much more. The club also decorated the window at Oakdale Feed and Seed in preparation for the Rodeo.
Welcome to the world Liam Bodie Voortman, born April 14th to Heather and Dave. He weighed in at 9 pounds, 9 ounces and was 21 inches long. Welcoming him home were his sister Dakota and brother Tristan.
Gary and Sharon Page had a fire at their home last Monday. It damaged the upstairs bedroom and bathroom. The chimney was thought to be the cause. Before the fire engines even left, the vans of the fire damage restorers were coming up the driveway, handing out their cards. Glad it happened in the daytime where it was spotted soon.
The Knights Ferry School Board meeting was jam packed with parents at the Thursday meeting. The Board had to limit speakers to three minutes each. Kim McCarthy spoke on being able to pass out fliers for a class for a fee. The Board wanted more time to discuss the matter. On the budget, Pat Pfefferle asked why the $145,000 left over from a grant was put into the general fund for funding retirement pay instead of for the teachers. The Board conducted a self-review and the audience had comments on that subject, need a way for public input. Tasha Sweet and others read 6 of 29 letters written concerning the dropping of test scores, spending, fact finding, treatment of the teachers by the administration, and letting a teacher go and possibly the aides. After the meeting, there was a closed session. Your reporter happened to fall on the way to her car and broke her foot!
Speaking of breaks, Carmen Frymire is getting along nicely after breaking her leg and Cathy Murray is not getting along after breaking her foot, she had to have surgery and a plate put in her foot.
Remember April 29th is the annual Peddler’s Faire at the Army Corp Park. This is always a great event. The vendors have antiques and hand crafted items that you just must have!

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