Get out your calendar, electronic or on paper, and jot down these March happenings: March 4th – Community Club dessert meeting at 7:00 p.m. at the clubhouse, finalizing Spaghetti dinner plans. March 7th – Breakfast Sunday at the Odd Fellows Hall on Main Street. March 10th – Garden Club at Elaine Holts home. March 11th – School Board meeting at 6:00 p.m., March 13th – Benny's ball feed at the clubhouse. March 20 and 21 - Civil War reenactment. March 20th – annual Spaghetti Dinner at the clubhouse, with a great raffle. March 27th – Knights Ferry Parent/Faculty Club Silent/Live Auction ...
The "Ground Hog" dinner was great fun. After eating the ground hog and other delicious items, the raffle of the "White Elephants" began. There were 102 items, some good, bad or ugly. It was a lot of fun!
Valley Home members of the Oakdale Garden Club, Beverly Berridge, and Glenn & Laura Burghardt, joined other members and representatives of the Knights Ferry Garden Club in hosting the Valley Lode District meeting on February 9th. The event was held at the Masonic Center in Oakdale which through the artistic hands of Club members was turned into a tropical paradise for the event which was attended by 91 members of the many clubs which make up the district. Rain threatened the arrival of guests. However Mother Nature, in the spirit of the tropical theme for the luncheon soon gave way and ...
Here is the Knights Ferry School "B" Renaissance list: Mario Arias, Jenna Armario, Madeline Freitas, Sergio Garcia, Aleesha Harden, Julia Nilsson, Madison Page, Ray Patton, Taylor Viera, Megan Willis, Justin Doyle, Salvador Limon, Aron Palacios, Madison Willis, Kyle Baize, Marina Braaton, Dustin Darnelle, Fury Mancuso, Zachary Mooneyham, Eron Roen, Cleo Wilson, Annette Arias, Kaitlin Burke, Jaycee Harden, Andie Jones, Araceli Limon, Nathan Lute, Chris Roek, Leah Armario, Alissa Baize, Katie Christensen, Kit Foster, Oskar Nilsson and Luke Tanner. They also got a water bottle with attached snack container. Missing from last weeks "A" list was Taylor Kelley. Congratulations and keep ...
Don't forget the Knights Ferry Community Club meeting and dinner Thursday, Feb. 4th at 6:30 in the clubhouse. After the meeting the tables will be set up for the Ground Hog dinner.
This past week found not much damage (that I could see) from the wind and rain in the Ferry. It was great to stay by the fire and vegetate!
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!
The streets of Knights Ferry look good after the slurry seal. As of Saturday the lines had not yet been repainted.
Kaeli Sweet flew to Virginia Beach, Virginia, to visit her Uncle Adam and Aunt Tiffany. Hurricane Arthur, the first named storm of the season, went up the Atlantic seaboard also. We have to wait until Kaeli is home to find out how that experience was.
Stanislaus of Public Works has CHANGED THE DATES of the slurry seal on the town's streets. New dates are July 7-8-9. The streets are to be sealed in the order as before, Monday-Dent past Vantine and Vantine and Main Street. Tuesday-Lynde, Shurl, Dean and the rest of Dent, Wednesday-Ellen and by the Plaza to Cemetery road. No cars or pedestrians are to be on the sealing job for two hours afterwards. Plan your day accordingly.
At the MAC meeting to be held Thursday, June 26th, the slurry seal of all the streets in the Ferry will be discussed. The meeting is at 7:00 p.m. at the clubhouse. The sealing of the streets will be July 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. There will be no cars or pedestrians allowed on the seal for two hours. The first streets to be done are Dent past Vantine and Vantine and Main Street on the 1st. The next day will be Lynde, Shurl, Dean and the rest of Dent. Day three will be Ellen Street and in front ...
Birthday greetings for the month of June go out to: Bob Brunker, Eric Sinkevich, Greg Borba, Johnathan Borba, Jeff Donnelly, Audrey Mack, Landon Burns, Katelyn Hunter, Carl Schafer, Ava Schulz, Rawlin Hixon, Preston Page, Madison Dickens, Pete Studer, Aleesha Harden, Mikayla Largent, Leah Armario, Oskar Nilsson, Karyn Miller, Patti Mack, Loretta Raphael, Kaeli Sturtevant, and Jazzlynn Velasquez.
Knights Ferry School held its Graduation on June 3rd on the front of the school overlooking the river valley and town. Charlee Birdsong rang the bell to start the program. The eighth Graders processed in and then Kaeli Sweet led the Flag salute and Alyssa Sisco led the "Star Spangled Banner". Speaker for the evening was Natalie Brockman, Paraprofessional and Band/ Music instructor. Graduates were Mario Aries, Jose Garcia, Sergio Garcia, Aleesha harden, Clay Heffington, Lindsey Largent, Alondra Machado, Julia Nilsson, Ray Patton, Jordan Proch, Kylee Sisco, Julian Velasquez and Megan Willis.
Don't forget Thursday, June 5th is the Community Club dinner meeting at 6:30 at the clubhouse.
Congratulations to graduates of Oakdale's high schools that had at one time gone to Knights Ferry School: Rylie Pena, Zane Gookin, Haleigh Ballesteros Bailey, Alyssa Perigen, Zeke Tanner, Alissa Baize, Jessie Freitas, Taylor Kelley, Hanna Martinelli Holland, Oskar Nilsson, Kaitlin Van Ryn, Charles Wong, Rachael Munoz, Leah Armario and Zeke Spani. Good luck in all you do!
Congratulations former Knights Ferry School students Daniel Gazdik and Audrey Mack on their graduation from Columbia College!
Welcome to the world Waylon Alexander Mederos, born the 24th of April to Alec and Ashley. Proud Knights Ferry grandparents are Sherry and Mark Schlegel.
Correction from last week's column - Michel Griesner caught a 12 pound 2 ounce stripper, not inches. Typing late at night causes errors!
Peddler's Faire people were sweating the weather after the downpour but the day was lovely. Just some fluffy clouds and a breeze, mostly sun, greeted the many Faire goers Sunday. There were all kinds of items for sale, something for everyone!
The sun rose through the pink tinted wispy clouds Easter Sunday to shine on the faithful assembled on Frymire Hill. Pastor Tanis, with his daughter and grandson, told of the appearance of his angel wife Sara Jean (mom, grandmother). She appeared to the grandson and daughter after the grandson was having trouble sleeping after Sara Jean's death and the angel appeared and told him it was time for him to sleep in his own bed and led him there. They said it looked and talked like Sara Jean with a white robe and wings down to the ground. Makes ...
At Public School's Night, the Masons announced the winners of the essay contest. The students wrote on why the Masons were involved in Public Schools. First Place winners received a check for $50.00. They were 6th grade- Braden Sousa, 7th grade- Alyssa Sisco and 8th grade- Julia Nilsson. Second Place winners received a check for $25.00. They were 6th Grade-Mikali Willis, 7th Grade- Kaeli Sweet and 8th Grade- Clay Heffington. Third Place winners received a check for $25.00. They were 6th Grade- Ivan Garcia, 7th Grade- Austin Santillo and 8th Grade- Aleesha Harden. Congratulations to you!
Tonight, Thursday, April 9th is Public School Night celebration at KFS beginning at 5:30 p.m. with the classrooms open. At 6:00 p.m. the program will begin in the multi-purpose room with the essay contest winners announced by the sponsoring Masonic Lodge Oak Summit #112, Free and Accepted Masons, Knights Ferry. Classrooms will be opened again at 6:30.