At the Knights Ferry School Board meeting Seventh Grader Andi Jones gave a power point presentation. The class read "The Giver" and had to interview someone older to get his or her memories. Andi chose her mother, Paige, and showed her presentation to the Board. It was well done and we found out some interesting things about Paige! The Board also changed their meeting date to the second Thursday of the month starting in February. Superintendent/Principal Cheryl Griffiths told of the reduction of aide time to start in March as another way to save money.
At the Knights Ferry Community Club meeting, the "Ground Hog Dinner" was discussed. The dinner will be February 6th at the clubhouse. Doors open at 5:30. The club will provide the main dish and members will provide sides and desserts. The most important thing to bring is a "White Elephant" to raffle off. All should bring at least one item. Last year was so much fun and lots of laughs! Check around for that gift you were given that needs a new home or some "special" item. There will be a door prize. Put this date on your calendar!
As the year 2009 passed, so did long time Knights Ferrian Walt Taylor. Walt was raised in the Ferry, attending the Knights Ferry School with his three siblings, as did his parents, Bert and Mildred. He was a well-known cattleman, raising Charolais cattle. Walt was a 57 year member of the Knights Ferry I.O.O.F. Lodge, where he served up many a breakfast on the first Sunday of the month. He leaves behind his loving companion Virginia Gibson, sons, Pat, Mike and David and daughter Barbara, 20 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. His brother, Bob Taylor, survives him. Viewing ...
Christmas Eve there was a large gathering on the outdoor patio of the River's Edge for the Knights Ferry Community Church's Christmas Eve service. The Frymire's lit cross shone down on all. Alex Ray, Jordan Ray, Kylea Coston and Amber Coston played the opening prelude. The church's Choir, directed by Peggy Van Vliet, sang "Emmanuel, Emmanuel." Pastor Leverne Tanis welcomed all and led the opening prayer. The Choir then sang "One Still and Silent Night" and Pastor Tanis spoke on "Your Light Has Come." Peggy Van Vliet then sang "O Holy Night." The children of the ...
Birthday greetings for the month of December go out to: Betty Rogers, Owen Haskell, James Haskell, Greg Haskell, Dylan Mack, Katie Feichter, Amanda Wright, Denise Ray, Marissa MacDonald, Charles Wong, Kim Konberg, Lisa Frymire, Fred Dolling, Dennis Hitch, Chris Lewis, Beckie Rorabaugh, Charlie Mynatt, Tom Crom, Haley Page, Nicole Brunker, Helga Kaiser, Annette Arias, Christian Baker, Brandon Carroll, Pam Fondse, Colby Wallace-George, Reba Morgan, Jordan Haycock and Matthew Largent.
The Ulrich family held their annual Christmas party at the I.O.O.F. Hall last Saturday. There were 4 generations represented, with a lot of children this year. Betty Rogers was the oldest Ulrich in attendance and Paisley Vargas was the youngest. Laura Simons led the children in singing Christmas Carols, accompanied by Rick Starbuck on guitar. Taryn Goehring announced her engagement. Bobby McCoy is in Iraq and was in their prayers. Santa came after dinner and the children received presents from the "jolly old elf." It was a fabulous evening.
Good news! Leslie Raggio Kappler is alive and well, not dead as reported November 25th. Bad news - it was her husband Jim that died. Thanks to Virginia for the correction!
The Feast the Knights Ferry School Eighth Graders put on for the community was well attended and the food was terrific. Oskar Nilsson liked cutting the turkey, Kit Foster liked playing while he worked, Peyton Paul liked meeting the people, and Leah Armario liked preparing the food and helping serve the people. Their teacher, Shelli Johnson, thanked her aide, Cheryl Hodge, for helping put it all together and thanks Randy Noe for showing the boys how to carve a turkey. Don and Gail Diltz enjoyed the food and visiting with friends. River McCarthy said the rolls and butter were the ...
Congratulations go out to Shasta Duckworth for passing his Heating and Air College tests. Mom Lynn says now he needs to find a job!
As your reporter types this column, (Sunday), hubby Lee is still in the hospital, hoping to come home soon. He had a slight glitch in his recovery but is fine now. Remember to call with your news as I will not be out much - 881-3314.
Birthday greetings for the month of November go out to: Bob Brunker Jr., Phil Frymire, John Krick, Freddy Mesker, Matt Holcomb, Sara Mesker, Alex Krippner, Roger Ray, Elise Seeds, Bill Carr, Bill Higgins, Ben Cassinetto, Dorothy McKinsey, Wyatt Dickens, Ian Carroll, Paris Thompson, Brittlynn Waggoner, Elissa Simons, Megan Miller, Andie Jones, Kim Mediros, Jasmin Olvera, Frank Rossi, Tristan McCarthy, Presley Wilson, Zachary Harbottle, Ivan Merza and Megan Willis.
The Main Street in Knights Ferry was lined with parents, friends, grandparents, family and strangers last Friday for the annual costume parade of the KF school children. Younger siblings joined in, as did young town folk. There were some great costumes, including a box of popcorn and a person on an outhouse! Candy was handed out and the children trooped back up the hill to find out the winners of the pumpkin-decorating contest. First place went to the pumpkin with vegetables for features, made by Leah Armario, Megan Wolf, Madeline Freitas and Maribel Limon. Second place went to the green ...
Thanks go out from Knights Ferry School to Lynn Duckworth for donating and installing a converter box for the television in the cafeteria. They get over 20 channels now.
The world famous Knights Ferry Pumpkin Roll is coming to Main Street on November 1st. This event is always a fun time. The day starts with the I.O.O.F. breakfast, $5 for ham, eggs, pancakes juice and coffee. There will be a craft fair in the clubhouse and on the tennis court (including caramel corn). The Orange Blossom 4-H will have children's games on the tennis court. The rolling starts at noon for the 5 and under set, with everyone else rolling on the street at 1:00 p.m. Closest to the line gets a trophy ...
It is definitely October; the Hitch's Witch has run into the telephone pole on Orange Blossom Road! After all these years you would think she would look where she was going!
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.
Congratulations go out to nine students of Knights Ferry School for having a 4.0 GPA for the 1st trimester. They are: Olivia Doshas, Mikali Willis, Matt Wolf, Rilyn Cassaretto, Wyatt Dickens, Alyssa Sisco, Kaeli Sweet, Julia Nilsson and Ray Patton. They were honored at an assembly.