At the MAC meeting California Highway Patrol Officer Daniels spoke to the lack of stopping at the stop signs and he has been camping out and the problem seems to be solved. Brian Sutton, Animal Control Officer, told of 14 citations in the area. Raul Mendez, MAC Coordinator for Stanislaus County, told of the time line for elections. There will be two seats open, with Kasandra Ingram giving up her seat because they are moving. No major events were reported by the Sheriff Department. Thanks go out to the Army Corp for hiring a weekend sheriff to help patrol the ...
The Knights Ferry Municipal Advisory Committee (MAC) will meet Thursday, June 25th at the clubhouse at 7:00 p.m. The Sheriffs Department and Animal Control are to speak. Also on the agenda is the Northern Corridor, the new route of the Oakdale Bypass coming from Salida and entering the highway around Lovers Leap, and the 500 kilovolt transmission lines that is proposed to come up the highway and go through Buena Vista on its way to New Melones. This power line would have towers up to 150 feet high. Some of the proposed route goes over homes and ranches ...
Birthday greetings for the month of June go out to: Bob Brunker, Eric Sinkevich, Patty Albarico, Greg Borba, Johnathan Borba, Jeff Donnelly, Audrey Mack, Landon Burns, Caitlin Hitch, Bailey Hitch, Katelyn Hunter, Amanda Mesker, Josh Johnson, Maggie Van Vliet, Chris Alexander, Carl Shafer, Ben Konberg, Ava Schulz, Rawlin Hixon, Lauren Odom, Preston Page, Madison Dickens, Pete Studer, Aleesha Harden, Dalton Crawford, Mikayla Largent, Araceli Limon, Leah Armario, Rachel Munoz, Oskar Nilsson, Zeke Spani, Luke Tanner, Wendy Hauskins, Karyn Miller, Patti Mack, Sydney Schwartz, Dylan Baker, Sydney Crawford and Aaron Palacios.
The Knights Ferry School Graduation took place on the hill overlooking the town Thursday evening. The clouds were scudding above and a rainbow was seen, along with some lightning. After the Kindergarteners sang, their Diplomas were presented. Speaker for the evening was Mrs. Barbara Burroughs, substitute teacher and community member. In her speech she read the yearbook dedication of the 2009 class - to the United States Armed Forces. She also read a letter from her son, Capt. Rhett Burroughs, thanking them for the dedication to those who serve. The gift to the school was a cement patio for lunch benches ...
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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