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.
It is with heavy heart that your reporter has to inform you of the passing of two Knights Ferry residents. Linda Gardella Cassinetto died October 25th. She is survived by her husband Ben, children Monica Frere (Lou), Stephen Dietrich and Beth Dietrich and stepchildren Ed (Denise) Cassinetto, Sheryl Cassinetto and partner John and Tom Cassinetto and partner Karen and grandchildren Zack DeGrood, Eden and Benjamin Cassinetto. She is survived by her brother Jack (Trisha) Gardella. Services were held Tuesday. Donations can be made to the Gardella College Fund at the Sonora Area Foundation, P.O. Box 577 Sonora, 95370.
Owen Haskell celebrated his 88th birthday with a party in his yard. Beckie, Carey and Linda, former caregivers, came to help Owen celebrate. Also attending were Owen's niece Judy Haskell McCarrick of Grass Valley and her daughter-in-law Jane Overgard, also from Grass Valley. Many other family members and friends gathered for the party for Owen. Dolly Haskell also had an October birthday that the family celebrated. Dolly had celebrated with friends in Scott's Valley earlier in the month. The partygoers enjoyed the delicious lunch and reminiscing with family.
Knights Ferry School held their annual Jog-a-Thon last Friday. Fifth through eighth graders ran first, then the Kindergarteners and grades one through four ran. Many parents ran along with their students. Wyatt Sousa enjoyed running the laps. Madison Willis liked reaching her goal for the run. Katie Schwandt enjoyed seeing Sophie Jones, OJHS student who had a furlough day, and Katie enjoyed spilling water on Elise. Elise Seeds liked getting the Popsicles at the end. Luke Dickens just liked running! It was a great day.
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.
November birthday wishes go out to: Bob Brunker, Jr., Phil Frymire, John Krick, Alex Krippner, Roger Ray, Elise Seeds, Bill Carr, Bill Higgins, Ben Cassinetto, Wyatt Dickens, Megan Miller, Tristan McCarthy, Alyssa Sisco, Jenna O'Neil, Presley Wilson, Alexa Boyajian, Dayne Sturtevant, Megan Willis, Taylor Wizke and Gage Perry. Many happy returns!
This is conference week at Knights Ferry School so the students are dismissed at 1:00 p.m.
Congratulations to the Knights Ferry students of the month for October: Troy and James Peterson, First Grade, Anthony Neely and Breanna Banks, Fourth Grade, Makena Mendonca, Fifth Grade, Makali Willis, Sixth Grade, Kaeli Sweet, Seventh Grade and Ray Patton, Eighth Grade. They were awarded certificates at a recent assembly. Also Luke Dickens and Josh Reese won the Super Student drawing.
At the MAC meeting last Thursday Christie Dowd from the Stanislaus County Planning Department presented the tentative parcel division of the Thompsons. They want to divide 932 acres into 24 forty-acre parcels behind Horseshoe Road. Approximately 750 acres are now planted in almonds. The project proposes access to the property through a publicly maintained 30-foot wide easement off Horseshoe and they need a secondary access, proposed to Rodden Road. Two access roads are needed before anything can be done. Christine also presented the MAC with a letter from Nick Honchariw complaining about the Historical District's 5-acre minimum parcel plan ...
Movie night was a preview of Halloween. Children and adults came in costume to enjoy the treats, the movie "Hocus Pocus" and popcorn. There were many great costumes including two who were covered head to toe in a spandex type multi colored outfit. Don't know who they were! It was a fun night in the clubhouse.
Birthday greetings for the month of October go out to: Jim Boyer, Carol Davis, Bev Noe, Dick Muniain, Lisa Dolling, Glenda Maisel, Natalie Albarico, Kody Simons, Nathaniel Van Ryn, Mike Ohe, Lis Whalen, Julia Nilsson, Alec Ray, Lisa Fogarty, Andrew Schlegel, Cheryl Hodge, Austin Page, Ivan Garcia, Dusty Hobbs, Dave Sturtevant, Lenin Palafox, Bailey Stepp and Johathan Wheat.
Congratulations go out to the Knights Ferry Students of the Month of September: Kindergarten, Tristan McCarthy, Second Grade, Maddy Watson and Carson Sundburg, Third Grade, Mason O'Neil and Xavier Olvera, Fifth Grade, Mizty Collantes, Sixth Grade, Destiny Machado, Seventh Grade, Rilyn Cassaretto and Eighth Grade, Julia Nilsson. The teachers of the combination classes had the choice of two students, not necessarily one from each grade.
Welcome to the world Autumn Grace Wucherer. She was born to Scott and Stephanie of Knights Ferry.