Knights Ferry lost another long time resident, Jim Porter. His wife, Pat and 7 children, including Mary-Ann Largent of Knights Ferry, 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, survive him. Services were held last Saturday.
There was standing room only at the Oakdale Memorial Chapel last Thursday for the memorial for Patti Ulrich. Burial was at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Knights Ferry. Many co-workers from Hershey's and numerous family members and friends then enjoyed the reception at the River's Edge. She will be missed by Knights Ferry, her home for many years.
Knights Ferry was shocked and saddened to learn of the sudden death of Patti Ulrich, mother of Jason Ulrich, sister of Kathy Mangante and Eric Ulrich. Her services are Thursday, April 15th at 10 a.m. at Oakdale Memorial Chapel, gravesite at Oak Grove Cemetery, Knights Ferry, with reception to follow at the River's Edge. Patti was a long time Knights Ferry resident.
At the Knights Ferry Community Club meeting, President Linda Morris announced that 4 new tables were purchased to replace 4 old heavy wooden ones. More will be purchased so people who rent the hall will not have to struggle with the old tables. There was a report on the Spaghetti Dinner, very profitable. It took in enough to pay the insurance. Next meeting is May 6th, a dessert meeting with a speaker to be announced.
At the MAC meeting last Thursday Dolly Haskell was sworn in as the newest member of the Municipal Advisory Council. Tim Morris from the Stanislaus County Department of Public Works told of some roadside spraying they are doing but not much happening in the Knights Ferry area. There was some discussion on the roadway by the U.S. Army Corp property. Margarita Ramos from the County Parks Department explained the park system in the county. She also reported on the removal of the dead tree in the Plaza. The County will repair things in the Plaza and the Knights Ferry ...
The cannons boomed and the North and South fought to the delight of the many onlookers seated on the hillside in the lovely spring weather. The camps of the Union and Confederates were separated by the river and were full of activity during the two days of encampment. The town was full of re-enactors and the public both days. The Community Club's spaghetti dinner was well attended with good food and great raffle prizes. Bill VanderMark won the 4 tickets to the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, donated by the Alex Naccarato family. Thanks go out to all ...
March birthday greetings go out to: Bill Frias, Patti Ulrich, Tom Wright, Rick Maisel, Shavon Haskell, Josh Hauskens, Rocky Goehring, Pat Pfefferle, Aaron Hodge, Jacob Johnson, Brendt Ohe, Aislinn Finn, Richard Bell, Kara Lopez, Amber Coston, Bill Martinelli, Doug Rocky, Gayle Higgins, Danna Morgan, Mark Schlegel, Kim McCarthy, Brenden Thompson, Sergio Garcia, Maria Garcia, Connor Emrich, Mason Kalik, Wendy Burns, Grant Page, Luke Dickens, Cadance Ryland, Levi Dickens, Meghan Caron and Taylor Kelley.
At the last Community Club meeting, new officers were elected. President is Linda Morris, Vice President is Allan Oberst, Secretary is Kim Whittey, and Treasurer is Lisa Dolling. Carol Watson is the new cleaning person. Allan Oberst reported on the inspection by the Fire Department, only a few things need to be fixed. Raffle prizes are being collected for the March 20 Spaghetti Dinner by Gayle Lund and Lisa Dolling. Members have tickets for the Spaghetti dinner, $7.00 for adult, $4.00 under 11 years, or you can purchase them at the door at 5:00 p.m. on ...
Thursday, March 4th is the Knights Ferry Community Club meeting at 7:00p.m. at the clubhouse. It is a dessert meeting. Please bring any raffle prizes you have collected so far for the spaghetti dinner. Gayle or Lisa will be collecting the prizes. The spaghetti dinner will be March 20th at the clubhouse at 5:00p.m. after the last Civil War battle.
The Civil War will come to the Ferry March 20 and 21. The American Civil Was Association sponsors this. It is a step back in time to enjoy the living history of the lives of the ...
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!
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.
The Knights Ferry School Board meeting was done in record time! The action items that passed were the Audit Report, School Accountability Report Card, Confidential Employee Salary Schedule and the Classified Employee Salary Schedule. Under reports and announcements the March Auction and Dinner is the 28th of March, the staff is working on the Website and the regular February meeting will be February 12, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. with Stanislaus County Superintendent of Schools Tom Changnon in attendance. It was reported that Manny Arias of the 50's Roadhouse donated the dollar bills that were covering the bar ...
Knights Ferry Garden Club has picked the winners of the Smokey Bear contest. The winners all received prizes and their posters will now go on to be judged at the State level. First Grade Winners are: First-Holly Conde, Second-Charlee Birdsong, and Third-Maddie Dickens. Second Grade winners are; First-David Kouassi, Second-Kyla Ryan, and Third-Lily Sturtevant. Third Grade winners are: First-Madison Watson, Second-Gracie Anderson, and Third-Austin Sherley. Fourth Grade winners are: First-Grace Hardin, Second-Deagan Sweet, and Third-River McCarthy. Congratulations!
How strange to type 2015! Hope all have a good year!
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