A girl, Aria Marie Martinez was born April 16, 2011 to expectant parents Rene Martinez, Jr. and Destanie Rummerfield of Riverbank. The newborn weighed seven pounds one ounce upon arrival at Oak Valley Hospital.
Daniel and Olivia Ortiz of Riverbank welcomed the arrival of their son, Aiden Jace Ortiz on April 15, 2011. The newborn weighed 10 pounds, four ounces upon arrival at Oak Valley Hospital.
A girl, Aryanna Faith Rodriguez, was born April 22, 2011 to expectant parents Rich and Krystal Rodriguez of Escalon. The newborn weighed seven pounds, eight ounces upon arrival at San Joaquin General Hospital.
A girl, Helena Leigh Leer Smith, was born Feb. 3, 2011 to parents Alec Smith and Ericka Leer of Pasadena. The newborn weighed eight pounds, one ounce upon arrival at Arcadia Methodist Hospital.
Jeffrey and Shelly Wilbanks of Oakdale welcomed the arrival of their daughter, Sophia Pinney Wilbanks, on May 8, 2011. The newborn weighed seven pounds, three ounces upon arrival at Oak Valley Hospital.
When 12 juniors and seniors from across the area prepared to record their best marks in the triple jump at the Valley Oak League championships on May 7, they probably didn't expect much from the lone underclassman in their field.
The Oakdale Airport Commission will be meeting tonight, May 12, at 7 p.m. at the Oakdale City Council Chambers.
On the agenda is an item to discuss the city council's proposal for disbandment of the commission. The commission will also discuss updates on hangar leases and the annual airport inspection.
The Amgen Tour of California will roll in to Stanislaus County on Tuesday, May 17. The California Highway Patrol will be managing road closures along the racecourse to provide safety and security to the race participants as well as to the public.
I learned lots of valuable information in high school, but one subject that wasn't on the curriculum was personal financial management. We didn't learn how to balance a checkbook, why budgeting is important or how credit card interest works, among other life lessons.
Bobby Ray Bice, 75, died Thursday, May 5.
Don W. Breshears, 66, of Pearcy, Arkansas, died on Saturday, May 7.
John Valentine Gravatt, 70, of Turlock died Sunday, May 1 at Memorial Hospital, Modesto.
Kenneth Lee Markey, 62, died Monday, May 9 after a battle with pancreatic cancer at his home in Grants Pass, Oregon.
Rosemarie 'Rosie' Olsen, 71, died Monday, May 2 after a brief, valiant fight with cancer.
The California State Legislature has declared the week of April 19 as "West Nile Virus and Mosquito and Vector Control Awareness Week." Stanislaus County health officials have announced mosquito surveillance and control activities have been initiated by Eastside Mosquito Abatement District and Turlock Mosquito Abatement District. Residents are urged to play their part by eliminating standing water on their property and informing their local mosquito abatement district if they are being bitten by mosquitoes. West Nile virus has already been detected within California this year, most notably in neighboring Alameda and Santa Clara counties, along with Los Angeles County.
The 16th annual NHRA Summit Nationals featured several upsets and close racing in all three of the professional categories.
Homemade pie, delicious ice cream and a heartwarming silent cowboy movie will welcome everyone this Saturday, April 25th at St John's/St Luke's Church. The fun will begin at 2:00 p.m. and is an ongoing fundraiser for the "church well fund." We hope everyone will attend and enjoy this very special day! St John's/St Luke's church is located at 4606 Michigan Avenue in Valley Home. All are welcome, your presence would be very much appreciated.
Knights Ferry School went to Gratton School for a Spelling Bee. Those attending were: 2nd grade-Lily Sturtevant and Jenna O'Neil, 3rd grade-Trent Esteves, Carson Sundberg and Gracie Anderson, 4th grade-River McCarthy, Mason O'Neil and Grace Harden, 5th grade-Luke Dickens, Dakota Voortman and Hayden Cassaretto, 6th grade-Dean Dodge, Olivia Doshas and Jude Krick, 7th grade-Braden Sousa and Matthew Wolf, 8th grade-Tyden Baker, Wyatt Dickens and Dayne Sturtevant. Congratulations go out to River McCarthy on placing third!
A girl, Paisley Bernice Perruquet, was born Jan. 1, 2015 to expectant parents Jason Perruquet and Jennifer Pritchard of Escalon. The newborn weighed seven pounds, 11½ ounces upon arrival at Doctor's Hospital in Modesto.
ALICE CATHERINE MICHELTORENA
BRANDY RAE HENDERSON
FRANCIS THEODORE 'TED' HEURING
KATHRYN "KAY" RUTH MURPHY
BETTY ANNETTA OLSEN MENDENHALL
Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 3.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.92/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 6.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.45/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
The colorful costumes, the music, and the skillful acrobatics made the journey to Varekai a very unique and entertaining experience. The final act of twists, turns, and high flying action sure pleased the audience whom applauded continuously.The show will continue through Sunday, April 19 at the Stockton Arena, 248 West Fremont Street and tickets are still available. For more information visit www.stocktonlive.com.
U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) this week cast his vote in support of the State and Local Sales Tax Deduction Fairness Act of 2015 and the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015. Both these pieces of legislation aim to reduce the tax burden on American families and small businesses by eliminating unnecessary taxes and simplifying our existing tax code.
Although school was out for Spring Break, the diamond boys were hard at it this past week with tournament play. League play will resume this week for all three levels of play. Shown is a quick glance at how the teams fared over the vacation week.