Birthday greetings for the month of June go out to: Bob Brunker, Eric Sinkevich, Greg Borba, Johnathan Borba, Jeff Donnelly, Audrey Mack (19 on the 19th ), Landon Burns, Caitlin Hitch, Bailey Hitch, Katelyn Hunter, Maggie Van Vliet, Carl Schafer, Ava Schulz, Rawlin Hixon, Preston Page, Madison Dickens, Pete Studer, Aleesha Harden, Mikayla Largent, Araceli Limon, Leah Armario, Oskar Nilsson, Zeke Spani, Karyn Miller, Patti Mack, Loretta Raphael, Kaeli Sturtevant, Natalie Barton, Carter Sturtevant, Jazzlynn Velasquez, Moriah Loomis and Avalea Yates.
At the Noe family ranch, Beverly reports that a tom turkey, a hen and 16 babies are gobbling up the grasshoppers!
Shae Serpa graduated from Oakdale High School, (sorry for the omission last week).
Congratulations go out to former Knights Ferry students that are graduating from Oakdale High School: Spenser Emrich, Kyle Hauskens, Joshua Johnson, Chris Lopez, Morgan Ludlow, Gabriel Gutierrez, Amanda Munoz, Megan Lute, Dominique Powell, Andrew Schlegel, Chaunte Seeds, Kody Simons and Nathan Van Ryn.
Welcome to the world Naomi Turner, born May 10th to Mary and Jason. Welcoming her home was big sister Sydney.
Congratulations go out to Jim Hansen on his hole-in-one at the Jack Tone Golf Course!
At the Knights Ferry Community Club meeting last Thursday, there were many great desserts. The meeting was a short one. Next meeting, a dinner meeting, Christie Camarillo will be the speaker.
Those Knights Ferry School students receiving Silver cards (3.0-3.9 GPA) at the Renaissance Assembly were: Alex Arias, Destiny Machado, Sophie Schwandt, Braden Sousa, Mikali Willis, Matthew Wolf, Tyden Baker, Brooks Bonde, Rilyn Cassaretto, Eden Cassinetto, Wyatt Dickens, Angel Limon, Austin Santillo, Alyssa Sisco, Kaeli Sweet, Paris Thompson, Madeline Freitas, Aleesha Harden, Alondra Machado, Julia Nilsson, Kylee Sisco, Shaela Borba, Moriah Loomis, Elise Seeds, Marina Braaton and Erick Ramirez.
The county has canceled a 2009 decision denying a ranchette subdivision on Cemetery and Frymire Roads to comply with a judge's order after losing in court. A hearing will be May 15 to reconsider plans by Nicholas Honchariw.
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.
Congratulations go out to the winners of the Oak Summit Lodge #112 Free and Accepted Masons essay contest. The winners received savings bonds. Sixth grader winners were: First-Jocelyn Burke, Second-Alondra Machado and Third-Jenna Armario. Seventh Grade winners were: First-Katherine Schwandt and Third-Salvador Limon. Eighth Grade winners were: First-Kaeli Sturtevant, Second-Erick Ramirez and Third-Cleo Wilson. Congratulations on your good writing!
Welcome to the Knights Ferry area Richard and Leta Lutz.
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 ...
Emma Morales, Orange Blossom 4-H Reporter says the poppies the club planted along the North Canyon trail above the Covered Bridge are popping up. Also, the club members met at the Odd Fellows Hall to clean up the inside and outside of the building (the club meets there). The members weeded around the building and community garden and pruned plants and trees. Two truckloads of brush were disposed of as well as one truckload of garbage.
Congratulations go out to these Knights Ferry Students for their award of good citizenship: Levi Dickens, Aubrey Mendonca, Carter Sturtevant, Deagan Sweet, Ben Cassinetto, Jackson Ault, Breanna Banks, Dylan Anderson, Tate Cassaretto, Ember Harris, Natalie Barton, Presley Wilson, Matthew Wolf, Lenin Palafox, Ian Carroll, Mikali Willis, Angel Limon, Austin Santillo, Rilyn Cassaretto, Eden Cassinetto, Julia Nilsson, Shawn Spani, Ray Patton, Jenna Armario, Mariah Loomis, Shaela Borba, Salvador Limon, Harrison Ault, Cleo Wilson, Kaeli Sturtevant and Marina Braaton. Keep up to good work!
Congratulations go out to the Knights Ferry School Student of the Month: Kindergarten- Joshua Maceira, 1st and 2nd grades- Jenna O'Neil and Levi Dickens, 3rd and 4th grades- Ben Cassinetto and Dylan Anderson, 5th and 6th grades- Marcada Baker and Braden Sousa, 7th and 8th grades- Alyssa Sisco and Aleesha Harden. They were honored at an assembly. A new award at KFS is for NED-Never give up, Encourage others and Do your best. Those honored were Johnny Wheat, Troy Peterson, Dylan Anderson, Destiny Machado, and Katherine Ramirez. Way to go students!
Former Knights Ferry residents Joe and Jeanette Evans are first time grandparents! On December 31st little Felix Lee Evans was born to Joe and Sue in Sacramento. Welcome to the world Felix!
There have been sightings of a Golden Eagle in the Horseshoe/Orange Blossom road area. The Golden Eagle has a wingspan of 7 feet. It eats rabbits and rodents where the Bald Eagle eats fish. If you can get a close look at the Golden Eagle it has feathers down to its toes and the Bald Eagle's legs are bare. There are more sightings of the Bald Eagle in this area as it eats fish.
Birthday greetings for the month of February go out to: Melissa Holcomb, Bob Muller, Steve Feichter, Makena Mendonca, River McCarthy, Jaycee Harden, John Pfefferle, Shaela Borba, Brendan Finn, Ed Cassinetto, Bill Telfair, Bernie Foster, Tim Hudelson, Ed Viohl, Holly Hixon, Matthew Wolf, Lily Sturtevant, Olivia Doshas, Dylan Anderson, Heaven Tucker, Austin Sherley, Mikali Willis, Johna Harris and Arijaan Bulk.
Congratulations go out to the following Students of the Month for January at Knights Ferry School: K- Charlee Birdsong, 1-2- Layla Dennis and Ange-David Kouvassi, 3-4- Carter Sturtevant and Maribel Limon, 5-6- Jazzlynn Velasquez and Dean Dodge, 7-8- Kylee Sisco and Angel Limon. Superstars were Tristan McCarthy and Dane Sturtevant.
Don't forget tomorrow, Feb. 6 is the Community Club dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the clubhouse. The upcoming Spaghetti Dinner will be discussed along with the April car show. Bring a dish to share and help the club in their functions.
At the MAC meeting last Thursday, Ric Feichter was chosen President and Dolly Haskell is Secretary. During Citizen Forum, the Oakdale Rural Fire Department and Rick from Stanislaus Consolidated talked on the possible merger of the two districts. Oakdale City Fire does not want to merge but will contract for services. If they merge it should have more resources available. Consolidated would own all and that raised a question of our local fire station since the town built it and sold it to Oakdale Rural for $1.00. If anything happened the station was to revert back to the town ...
Your reporter was looking out the kitchen window enjoying the morning cup of coffee when something caught my eye in Jim Rotelli's pasture. Thought it was a yellow dog until it turned sideways. It was a mountain lion! It was just ambling along, looking around. The dogs were inside so I put on my slippers but by the time I got outside it was in the berries and gone. I couldn't believe it, just as plain as day walking so close to our place. Now I watch outside every moment I get, knowing that I will not see ...
Knights Ferry School Board met Thursday at their new time - 5:30 p.m. This early time enables teachers to attend. The Board approved the Audit and the Board Policies. Superintendent Cheryl told of the installation of the public address system over vacation. This was a safety issue. The fiber optics line to the school has been turned on. There will be a mobile computer lab with 25 laptops coming next week so the students can take the tests for Common Core. The Character Assembly was on NED, Never give up-Encourage others-Do your best.
Happy birthday wishes for January go out to: Heather Wright, Sean McCarthy, Barbara Burroughs, Kevin Burns, Heather Brockman, Wayne Largent, Sherron McCarthy, Amy Simons, Alexis Arias, Angel Limon, Kaeli Sweet, Madison Page, Ric Feichter, Richard Lutz, Joe Murray, Larry Bell, Sam Page, Matthew Boyer, Elijah Elting, Benjamin Cassinetto, Brooks Bonde, Carson Sundburg, Katherine Ramirez, Mitzy Collantes, Rhiannon Hawthorn, Heather Voortman, Clarissa, Phoebe and Lucas Jones.
Hope all had a Merry Christmas and will have a great New Year. Can't believe it is 2014!
There was a packed clubhouse for the Knights Ferry School's Winter Program. It opened with Julia Nilsson as Mistress of Ceremony and the K-4 students on stage and the 5-6 in the choir area singing "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" followed by "Frosty the Snowman" with Denali Benson as Frosty. Denali's costume was great! After that the Kindergarten and First and Second Grades sang "Mister Santa". Natalie Brockman is the choir director and the band director. The Intermediate Band, consisting of Kylee Sisco, Alyssa Sisco, Kaeli Sweet and Eden Cassinetto played "Jingle Bell Rock ...
Pajama clad children, with blankets and pillows, enjoyed movie night in the Ferry. All the children and some of the parents were in their nightclothes. Hot chocolate and candy cane sticks were slurped and licked as the Muppets provided the entertainment. The theater chairs at the clubhouse for the adults were moved to surround the area full of children. It was an enjoyable night. Your reporter and hubby missed it because granddaughter Claire Krippner was in a basketball tournament playoff. Claire scored 4 baskets out of 5 for the second place trophy in the Lutheran League.
Birthday greetings for the month of December go out to: Betty Rogers, Katie Feichter, Amanda Wright, Dane Hauskens, Denise Ray, Charles Wong, Lisa Frymire, Fred Dolling, Charlie Mynatt, Cathy Murray, Haley Page, Nicole Brunker, Helga Kaiser, Annette Arias, Reba Morgan, Don Diltz, Larry Hays, Jackson Ault, Joshua Maceira, Ange-David Kouvassi and Julian Velasquez.
The movie for December will be the "Muppets Carol" at the clubhouse on December 14th at 6:00 p.m. Dress in your pajamas (adults also) and bring your snuggly blanket and enjoy the hot chocolate and popcorn.