Birthday greeting for the month of February go out to: Melissa Holcomb, Rylie Pena, Bob Muller, Steve Feichter, Makena Mendonca, River McCarthy, Jaycee Harden, John Pfefferle, Salvador Limon, Shaela Borba, Brendan Finn, Ed Cassinetto, Bill Telfair, Bernie Foster, Tim Hudelson, Ed Viohl, Anna Shulz, Holly Hixon, Heaven Tucker, Dylan Anderson, Olivia Doshas, Mikali Willis, Matthew Wolf, Lily Sturtevant and Kennith Henthorn.
Bernard and Teri Foster and daughter Bridgette have returned from spending some time in England. Bridgette attended the British Education Teaching and Technology conference. They stayed at a Manor House, Berrington Court in Somerset.
The Knights Ferry School First and Second Graders went to CSUS in Turlock to see the play "Puss N Boots". River McCarthy liked when the troll fought with the cat. Alek Barton liked when the ogre turned into a mouse. Grace Harden enjoyed the actors screaming at each other. Vincent Peterson, Ben Cassinetto and Degan Sweet all liked the fight scene and Puss won!
Glad to see the rain! The plants also were happy to be watered. If there is enough snow this coming month (Feb.) the Knights Ferry 5th –8th grades can go skiing!
Birthday greetings for the month of January go out to: Heather Wright, Sean McCarthy, Barbara Burroughs, Kevin Burns, Heather Brockman, Wayne Largent, Sherron McCarthy, Jonathan Amaral, Amy Simons, Alexis Arias, Logan Martinelli, Angel Limon, Kaeli Sweet, Jocelyn Burke, Madison Page, Shaye Spani, Trenton Foster, Ric Feichter, Joe Murray, Larry Bell, Sam Page, Matthew Boyer, Elijah Elting, Maribel Limon, Benjamin Cassinetto, Mitzy Collantes, Brooks Bonde, Rhiannon Hawthorn, Heather Voortman, Hayden Durham, Carson Sundberg, Aubrey Harris and Katherine Ramirez.
Rhiannon and Grandma and Grandpa Linda and Ken Morris attended the first Kings game against the Bulls. This was Rhiannon's first Kings' game. She said it was awesome! She also liked the dancing teams at halftime.
Alex and Jean Naccarato celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary with a quiet evening at home. They had sons Alex Jr. and Scott, with their families and dogs, visiting for Christmas. The families left before the anniversary and Jean said they just enjoyed the peace and quiet.
January dates to put on the calendar: January 3rd, children back to Knights Ferry School, the 5th is the Knights Ferry Community Club meeting at 7:00 p.m. at the clubhouse. It is a dessert meeting. The Groundhog dinner will be discussed. January 8th is the I.O.O.F. breakfast at the hall from 8:00 to noon. The 10th is the Knights Ferry History and Museum Associates meeting at 9:00 a.m. at Miller's Hall. January 12th is the Knights Ferry School Board meeting at 6:00 p.m., at the school. January 26 is ...
The Ferry is decorated with many lights this season. The suburbs also have nice displays.
Birthday greetings for the month of December go out to: Betty Rogers, Katie Feichter, Amanda Wright, Denise Ray, Charles Wong, Dylan Mack, Kim Konberg, Lisa Frymire, Fred Dolling, Dennis Hitch, Chris Lewis, Charlie Mynatt, Cathy Murray, Tom Crom, Haley Page, Nicole Brunker, Helga Kaiser, Annette Arias, Brandon Carroll, Reba Morgan, Jackson Ault, Rob Hoyer and Julian Velasquez.
There will be a special Knights Ferry School Board meeting this Wednesday, December 7 at 6:00 p.m. to select a new Board member. They will have a regular meeting on Thursday, December 8 also at 6:00 p.m.
Don't forget the Christmas dinner in the Ferry December 1st at the clubhouse. The Oakdale High School choir will be the entertainment. Please bring a side or salad if last name is between A-M and dessert N-Z. Also bring unwrapped children's gifts and food for those less fortunate.
Congratulations go out to Knights Ferry students who got all A's for the first quarter: Rilyn Cassaretto, Jenna Armario, Jocelyn Burke, Manny Loomis, Julia Nilsson, Ray Patton, Shawn Spani, Harrison Ault and Kaeli Sturtevant. Keep up the good work!
Birthday greetings for the month of November go out to: Bob Brunker Jr. Phil Frymire, John Krick, Alex Krippner, Roger Ray, Elise Seeds, Bill Carr, Bill Higgens, Ban Cassinetto, Dorothy McKinsey, Wyatt Dickens, Eann Carroll, Paris Thompson, Elissa Simons, Megan Miller, Andie Jones, Tristan McCarthy, Megan Willis, Taylor Witzke, Alexa Boyajian, Duke Bonde, Alyssa Sisco, Dayne Sturtevant and Erick Ramirez.
At the Knights Ferry Community Club meeting the Christmas dinner was discussed. It will be December 1st at the clubhouse at 6:00 p.m. Those with last names beginning with A-M please bring side dishes of salad and N-Z bring desserts. The OHS choir will be asked to sing.
The weather was beautiful for a fight - a reenactment of a Civil War battle that is - on Saturday and Sunday. There were many tents at the Army Corp Park and many soldiers of the Blue and Gray that battled it out on the hills. The spaghetti dinner was good and many enjoyed winning the great raffle prizes. The town was quite busy!
Birthday greetings for the month of March go out to: Bill Frias, Tom Wright, Rick Maisel, Shavon Haskell, Rocky Goehring, Pat Johnson, Brendt Ohe, Aaron Hodge, Aislinn Finn, Richard Bell, Kara Lopez, Amber Coston, Bill Martinelli, Gayle Higgins, Danna Morgan, Mark Schlegel, Kim McCarthy, Wendy Burns, Grant Page, Luke Dickens, Levi Dickens, Taylor Kelley, Gracie Anderson, Bryce Anderson, Anthony Neely, Carter Sturtevant, Ken Morris, Gerardo Martinez, Kaitlin Halverson, Jude Krick and Jade Wells.
This has been another beautiful week in the Ferry but we need the rain! Even the weeds are getting limp!
Breakfast Sunday dawned bright and clear with the daffodils and redbud trees blooming and the almond trees that were past their prime greening up and those just coming into bloom were puffs of pink. The sandhill cranes were heading north from their wintering spots, whirling in their large groups and making a funny call. The sporadic rain that we got helped the grass to grow (also the weeds).
A great big "Thank You!" from the Boyers to the Knights Ferry lawn ferries. Jim came home from the hospital and Diane and Jim were surprised to find their lawn had been mowed and things weed-eated and trimmed. Seems Martha Harding and helpers from the 50's Roadhouse went to work on the Boyer yard since Jim could not do it. It is nice to have such good friends!
Someone removed part of our fence between properties and compromised our security system. They mowed the berries and cut some branches off our shrubs. Yesterday some people were on the property next door and it looked like they were going to fence it. If you remove a fence shouldn't you contact the other property owner?
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, Kennith Hawthorn, Johna Harris, Arijaan Bulk, Brittany Sterba, Jaden Jackson, and Heather and David Voortman.
The skunks are coming out looking for mates and some are ending up as road kill. The recipe for de-skunking your dog is one quart of hydrogen peroxide, 1/3-cup baking soda and 1 tablespoon of liquid soap. With a cloth, wash it into the fur and leave for a few minutes then wash off. This needs to be done within four hours of skunking. I keep the ingredients on hand always!
Knights Ferry was saddened to learn of the death of Glenda Maisel last Wednesday. Glenda and Rick ran the General Store for many years. Glenda ran her Back Door Deli and her Taco Soup will be missed! She was memorialized with a candlelight vigil at the Deli. Her husband Rick, parents Glen and Virginia Langum, and sisters Donna and Debbie and brother Gary survive Glenda. Her Memorial Service will be Thursday, January 29th at 10:00 at the Trinity Church in Escalon. Rest in Peace Glenda.
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