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 ...
There was a large turnout for the Community Club dinner last Thursday. After the good food was eaten, President Linda Morris discussed the annual Ground Hog Dinner and White Elephant Raffle. This year's date is February 5th at 6 p.m. at the clubhouse. Chef Chris will prepare the main dish and attendees will bring sides, salads or desserts. The main thing is to bring some unwrapped white elephant gifts. Start looking now (your reporter has found a goodie!) And yes, the shell wind chimes will be back! After the business meeting, the speaker, Jim Sanders, was introduced. He ...
Happy New Year and how did it become January so soon? Some dates for your calendar: Knights Ferry Community Club dinner meeting January 6th at 6:30 p.m. at the clubhouse. Final plans for the Ground Hog dinner will be discussed. Guest speaker is Jim Sanders, a WWII ambulance driver. He served in France and Germany and help in the liberation of a concentration camp. This narrative is not for young children. January 11 is the meeting of the Museum and History Associates at 9:00 a.m. at Miller's Hall. January 12th is the Knights Ferry Garden ...
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!
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