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.
Don and Gayle Diltz have returned from a trip to Dana Point where they went whale watching. There were Grey Whales and lots of dolphins. Then they went to Capistrano and got in on a St. Patrick's Day celebration. They spent 4 days in that area and then went to Palm Springs where they enjoyed the 82-degree weather. In Indio Don and Gayle went to a date farm where they learned all about how they pollinate each tree by hand and then they got to taste a variety of dates.
Birthday greetings for the month of March go out to: Bill Frias, Tom Wright, Rick Maisel, Shavon Haskell, Rocky Goehring, Pat Johnson, Aaron Hodge, Brendt Ohe, 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, Sergio Garcia, and Ken Morris.
Spring is in the air-literally! The sandhill cranes have been going over in big waves on their way north.
Congratulations go out to the Knights Ferry School Student of the Month: Kindergarten- Joshua Maceira, 1st and 2nd grades- Jenna O'Neil and Levi Dickens, 3rd and 4th grades- Ben Cassinetto and Dylan Anderson, 5th and 6th grades- Marcada Baker and Braden Sousa, 7th and 8th grades- Alyssa Sisco and Aleesha Harden. They were honored at an assembly. A new award at KFS is for NED-Never give up, Encourage others and Do your best. Those honored were Johnny Wheat, Troy Peterson, Dylan Anderson, Destiny Machado, and Katherine Ramirez. Way to go students!
Former Knights Ferry residents Joe and Jeanette Evans are first time grandparents! On December 31st little Felix Lee Evans was born to Joe and Sue in Sacramento. Welcome to the world Felix!
There have been sightings of a Golden Eagle in the Horseshoe/Orange Blossom road area. The Golden Eagle has a wingspan of 7 feet. It eats rabbits and rodents where the Bald Eagle eats fish. If you can get a close look at the Golden Eagle it has feathers down to its toes and the Bald Eagle's legs are bare. There are more sightings of the Bald Eagle in this area as it eats fish.
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, Johna Harris and Arijaan Bulk.
Congratulations go out to the following Students of the Month for January at Knights Ferry School: K- Charlee Birdsong, 1-2- Layla Dennis and Ange-David Kouvassi, 3-4- Carter Sturtevant and Maribel Limon, 5-6- Jazzlynn Velasquez and Dean Dodge, 7-8- Kylee Sisco and Angel Limon. Superstars were Tristan McCarthy and Dane Sturtevant.
Don't forget tomorrow, Feb. 6 is the Community Club dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the clubhouse. The upcoming Spaghetti Dinner will be discussed along with the April car show. Bring a dish to share and help the club in their functions.
At the MAC meeting last Thursday, Ric Feichter was chosen President and Dolly Haskell is Secretary. During Citizen Forum, the Oakdale Rural Fire Department and Rick from Stanislaus Consolidated talked on the possible merger of the two districts. Oakdale City Fire does not want to merge but will contract for services. If they merge it should have more resources available. Consolidated would own all and that raised a question of our local fire station since the town built it and sold it to Oakdale Rural for $1.00. If anything happened the station was to revert back to the town ...
Lisa and Fred Dolling have returned from Las Vegas where they visited with Fred's son, Justin and his wife Sarah and the grandchildren. They had a good time except for the return trip - eight-hour delay at the airport!
Sunday night thieves broke in to the outside post office boxes and stole some mail before they were chased off. Be on the lookout.
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, Austin Page, Ivan Garcia, Faviola Garcia, Dusty Hobbs, Lenin Palafox, Bailey Stepp, Merna Jergentz and Nicolas Gonzalez.
Knights Ferry Community Club will meet tomorrow, Thursday, October 2nd at 7:00 p.m. in the clubhouse. It is a dessert meeting. Speakers will be from Oakdale Rural Fire Department and Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Department. Please plan to attend.
At the meeting of the Knights Ferry History and Museum Associates the gutter situation was discussed. New gutters will be installed in October by Byers Leaf Guard Gutters, ending the clogging and cleaning mess. Also discussed was the availability of the little room by the Ice Cream Parlor. The Voortmans will submit a plan to rent the space as an information center for Knights Ferry.
Birthday greetings for the month of September go out to: Sasha Sinkevich, Grant Wright, Mike Wright, Sally Goehring, Luke Bell, Kelli Sinkevich, Lynn Duckworth, Phillip Frymire, Breanna Banks, Evelyn Frias, Cassandra Padilla, Michel Griesner, Ken Raven, Alex Naccarato, Will Haskell-Kelly, Cheryl Griffiths, Nikita Sinkevich, Christine Fortuny, Jonna Ohe, Troy Peterson, James Peterson, Marcada Baker, Madison Willis, Jim Mangante, Joshua Reese, Mason O'Neil, Leta Lutz, Tristan Voortman and Holly Conde.
Your reporter went out to the backyard to see what the cat was looking at in the iris clump. As I got closer I heard the rattle then saw the rattlesnake. I shooed the cat away, got the dogs in the house, yelled SNAKE-SNAKE to Lee and grabbed a shovel, all in about 10 seconds! I jumped up in the flowerbed and pinned the snake between the iris rhizomes and the railroad tie. Lee arrived as I severed the snake into three parts! It had three buttons. I wonder if it was the same snake that was out front? Are ...
The Odd Fellows are going to have a Cribbage tournament on September 20th at their hall on Main Street. There is a $25 entry fee. Food and drinks will be available. Watch this column for more information.
Knights Ferry School got off to an interesting start - two days without school because of the water main break in town. The pipe was by the new bridge and the Community Service District helped dig up the pipe and replace it. County health officials put a boil your tap water before drinking in place for two days. All the town restaurants had to close until the water passed the health department's tests. By Friday all was back to normal.
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