The gathering at the Frymire cross for Easter Sunrise service did not get to see the sun rise because of the cloud cover but that didn't dampen their spirits. Pastor Tanis led the assembled in song and worship. Afterwards all enjoyed good food and fellowship.
At the Knights Ferry School's Public Schools Night the students that won the essay contest, sponsored by the Summit Lodge #112, Free and Accepted Masons, Knights Ferry, were awarded their prizes. The theme was "Together We Make a Difference in our Public Education." Sixth Grade first place went to Meghan Caron and she received a $100 U.S. Savings Bond. Second place went to Moriah Loomis and Third place went to Elise Seeds. They each received a $50 U.S. Savings Bond. For Seventh Grade Kaeli Sturtevant won first place, Cleo Wilson won second and Marina Braaton won third ...
The Easter Sunrise Service wooden cross on Frymire Hill that had been blown over in a storm has been resurrected by the special effort of master craftsperson Bob Muller. Originally built for Easter by the Frymire's son-in-law Bob Paulat, time and weather rotted the wood so Bob Muller made a sturdy metal sleeve strong enough to survive many storms. Dave Rorabaugh effortlessly maneuvered his backhoe to put the cross into the new hole, dug by Verle Beckerdite. Fred and Lisa Dolling, who mixed and delivered the cement to the hole, provided the manual labor. Supervisors were Phil Frymire and ...
Spring is in the air and a lot of people came to the breakfast last Sunday to enjoy the good food, fellowship and the scenery along the way.
Your reporter's husband is sorry for the missed column last week. He sent the wrong column in, and it was too late when the mistake was discovered. He has since been relieved of his secretarial job, and your reporter has to learn how to attach a document to E-mail. Last week's news will be printed today.
Congratulations to Nathan Van Ryn and the Academic Decathlon Team at Oakdale High School, they finished 8th in the State of California competition! The OHS district housed the team at the Hyatt in Sacramento while they competed. The team's goal was to finish in the top 10, something they had done only once before, and they did! Nathan brought home a personal medal, bronze, in Social Science. Yea Team!
Welcome to the world Ella Murray. She was born to Troy and Natalie on February 10th. Proud Knights Ferry grandparents are Joe and Kathy Murray.
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, Doug Rocky, Gayle Higgens, Danna Morgan, Mark Schlegel, Kim McCarthy, Brenden Thompson, Sergio Garcia, Maria Garcia, Wendy Burns, Grant Page, Luke Dickens, Cadance Ryland, Levi Dickens, Meghan Caron, and Taylor Kelley.
Here are some of the many things that are happening in the Ferry this March: On the 3rd is Community Club dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the clubhouse where the final plans for the March 19th Spaghetti dinner will be finalized. On Sunday, March 6th is Breakfast Sunday at the I.O.O.F. Hall on Main Street from 8-12. Tuesday, March 8th is the KF History and Museum meeting at Miller's Hall at 9:00 a.m. where final display plans for the Civil War will be discussed. Knights Ferry Garden Club will meet at ...
Sunday was a beautiful day for a ride around Knights Ferry. The hills were green with puffy white almond trees blooming. The Coast Range was coated with snow. Lisa Dolling's pond had her returning Canadian Geese swimming with the mud hens. Daffodils and flowering quince were blooming. The town's violets were a carpet of purple. Those violets came to the Ferry through the open water system many years ago, the seeds spreading through the yards. A nice way to end the ride was at the ice cream parlor!
At the meeting of the Knights Ferry History and Museum Associates, it was decided to have the last side of Miller's Hall replaced. That should end the bat problem! The Museum will have a display for the Civil War reenactment March 19th and 20th.
Congratulations go out to Charlie Mynatt on his hole-in-one at the Escalon Golf Course on hole # 3.
Dates to put on your calendar: Thursday, February 3rd – Community Club meeting at the clubhouse at 7:00 p.m. It is a dessert meeting. Bring your White Elephants for the Ground Hog Dinner or bring them Saturday, February 6th for the Ground Hog Dinner at the clubhouse at 5:30 p.m. The main dish will be prepared, please bring sides or salads A-M and desserts N-Z and the White Elephant items to be raffled off. This is a fun evening! February 7th is Breakfast Sunday in the Ferry at the I.O.O.F. Hall ...
For the third time in a month the power was out for a long time. This time it went out at about 6:00 p.m., dinner time! Your reporter had almost finished cooking so on went the lids and finished with residual heat. Dinner was by a propane lantern. Some Ferrians went out to dinner, some ate cold sandwiches and some were already through eating. Most just went to bed.
At the meeting of the History and Museum Associates the upcoming Peddler's Faire was discussed. It will be on May 1st because Easter is the last Sunday in April. Notices went out to vendors, $55 for a booth. Call 881-3217 if interested. Also discussed was the Civil War Reenactment scheduled for March 19 and 20. Under new business a leak has been discovered in the roof and a wooden step behind Miller's Hall has split. The Voortmans plan on opening the Knights Ferry Creamery and Sweet Shop in February. They are working on painting and getting things in ...
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.