August is just around the corner and that means school will be starting. What happened to school starting in September?
Birthday greetings for the month of July go out to: Gordon Griesner, Kathy Mangante, Diane Boyer, Kay Martinelli, Bonnie Witzke, Vira Segni, Beverly Brunker, Tasha Sweet, Shasta Duckworth, Shea Serpa, John Simons, Joey Miller, Riley Miller, Sue Barrett, Horst Kaiser, Kylea Coston, George Pineda, Daniel Lubeck, Kaitlin Burke, Chris Roek, Kaitlin Van Ryn, Lina Nilsson, Darla Moon Viohl, Maureen McKibban, Charissa Humble, Xavier Olvera, Daisy Munoz and Michael McKibban.
Correction-it was Bob Muller that built the ramp at the Knights Ferry Community Church.
Lynn and Barbara Burroughs have returned from Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas where they watched their son, Rhett, graduate from General and Staff College. He is now officially Major Burroughs! Speaker for the graduation was the Joint Chief of Staff General Dempsey. Major Burroughs and his wife Justine (and baby boy to be) will be stationed in Ft. Carson, Colorado. They have some time off before reporting and will be home to visit.
Congratulations go out to Austin Curtis (Knights Ferry School graduate) on his graduation from the University of Santa Cruz Merrill College with a Bachelor of Arts in History. Way to go Austin!
The Knights Ferry Municipal Advisory Committee (MAC) meets this Thursday, June 23rd at the clubhouse at 7:00p.m. Please attend, as a person from Velociter Wireless will be at the meeting to tell about their service for high-speed Internet connection. The company will be interested in how many Knights Ferry people are interested. Also another item on the agenda is our Post Office and the possibility of Oakdale closing this contract station. Knights Ferry has had a Post Office since 1853 (before Oakdale) and this meeting is VERY important!
Knights Ferry School students who made the year Honor Roll went on a trip to Silver Spur Ranch in Tuolumne. They enjoyed the pool, water slide, fun and games. Those going were: Tyden Baker, Brandon Carroll, Austin Santillo, Meghan Caron, Ashley Caron, Sophie Jones, Ray Patton, Emmanuel Loomis, Angel Limon, Jocelyn Burke, Kaitlin Burke, Jaycee Harden, Sage Heckinger, Moriah Loomis, Jasmin Olvera, Cheli Limon, Annette Arias, Shawn Spani, Maria Garcia, Kaeli Sturtevant, Cleo Wilson, Julia Nilsson, Shaela Borba, Jenna Armario, Rilyn Cassaretto, Eden Cassinetto, Daniel Lubeck, Salvador Limon, Paris Thompson, Wyatt Dickens, Emma Fallentine, Samuel Fletcher, and Kaeli Sweet. They ...
At the Community Club meeting, the members were informed that someone had broken into the storage room and the liquor cabinet. There will be a surveillance camera put up. The dusk to dawn light in the plaza has finally been installed and lights up the parking lot. The Community Clubhouse can be rented for receptions etc. and there is an ad in the phone book. The next meeting is the July picnic at the park. A community yard sale was discussed and everyone seemed in favor of having it in October. All enjoyed the desserts.
Welcome to the world Jay Wyatt Shearer. Wyatt was born May 24th and weighed in at 8 pounds one ounce and was 20 ¾ inches long. Proud parents are Jeff and Lisa and Proud Knights Ferry Grandparents and Lee and Mary Sue Shearer.
Congratulations go out to Shea Serpa on being the all around cowgirl for the District 5 California High School Rodeo Associations rodeo finals held at the Oakdale Rodeo Grounds.
Congratulations go out to Meghan Caron, Knights Ferry School Sixth Grader, on her First Place award in the Aileen Jaffa Young Poets Contest. Her winning poem was titled "Scout, Sniff, POUNCE". She also received an Honorable Mention for her poem "She Glided, She Leaped, She Landed" and her sister Ashley Caron, Eighth Grade at KFS, took an Honorable mention for her poem "My Dream." Keep up the good writing!
May birthday wishes go out to: Jeanette Krick, Gary Page, Mary Sue Shearer, Sue Schlageter, Kristen Barrett, Collin Hodge, Tony Albarico, Danielle Frymire, Kaitlin Odom, Mary Hight, Lyle Hight, Wendy Feichter, Sage Heckinger, Rilyn Cassaretto, Vincent Peterson, Degan Sweet, Bob Hunter, Hanna Holland, Chris Lopez, Maria Arias, Eric Ulrich, Cat Ulrich, Kelly Stanley, Jamie Coston, Larry Leach, Laura Simons, Maddox Link, Lorin Odom, Emalee Watson, Megan Wolf, Alex Barton, Jared Chase and Hayden Sundberg.
Amy Simons and daughter Elissa spent their Easter vacation in France. Elissa had always wanted to go there and the time was right. They spent time in Paris doing all the "tourist" things, went to Rouen where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake, went to the beaches of Normandy where the cemetery has 9000 soldiers buried and France turned it over to the United States. They also went to Mont. St. Michel and toured the Loire Valley where they saw many Chateaus. It was a wonderful trip.
The gathering at the Frymire cross for Easter Sunrise service did not get to see the sun rise because of the cloud cover but that didn't dampen their spirits. Pastor Tanis led the assembled in song and worship. Afterwards all enjoyed good food and fellowship.
At the Knights Ferry School's Public Schools Night the students that won the essay contest, sponsored by the Summit Lodge #112, Free and Accepted Masons, Knights Ferry, were awarded their prizes. The theme was "Together We Make a Difference in our Public Education." Sixth Grade first place went to Meghan Caron and she received a $100 U.S. Savings Bond. Second place went to Moriah Loomis and Third place went to Elise Seeds. They each received a $50 U.S. Savings Bond. For Seventh Grade Kaeli Sturtevant won first place, Cleo Wilson won second and Marina Braaton won third ...
There is a missing African Gray parrot flying around in this area. A couple from the Bay Area were camping at the Horseshoe Recreation area on Orange Blossom Road and the parrot escaped. They stayed a few days to try and find it but no luck. It is 12 inches tall, gray with a red tail. The parrot talks and imitates kitchen appliances. His name is Bird. Call your reporter at 881-3314 if you see or hear it.
Welcome to the world Rose Catherine Murray, born July 8th to Troy and Natalie. Proud Knights Ferry grandparents are Cathy and Joe Murray. Rose joins big sister Ella at home.
Alisen Payette and her sons Huxley (7) and Roland (4) were visiting the Oakdale area family and friends. Huxley carried on a family tradition by attending Camp Jack Hazard where his mother spent many a happy summer. With camping, waterslides, visits to Columbia and Santa Cruz as well as Kim McCarthy's Art Camp, the month went by quickly. They reconnected with family and sharing memories of growing up in her "home town" with her boys made this a special visit to California from Missouri. Alison is teaching 5th and 6th grades and loving it. Thanks to the wonderful teachers ...
Five-year-old Tristan McCarthy was float-fishing down the Stanislaus River when he caught a fish, a really big fish. It was a 10-pound Striper! His first catch and was he proud and that is no fish story!
Knights Ferry News by Mary Sue Shearer Here is the June 26, 2013 column that evidently got lost in cyberspace.
The movie night was well attended, with the smell of popcorn wafting over the group. The movie was "Up" and all enjoyed it, young and old. Dave and Heather Voortman's set-up was perfect, good sight and sound. The weather was perfect for a night outside. They are working on what the next movie will be.
Birthday greetings for the month of June go out to: Bob Brunker, Eric Sinkevich, Greg Borba, Johnathan Borba, Jeff Donnelly, Audrey Mack, Landon Burns, Katelyn Hunter, Carl Schafer, Ava Schulz, Rawlin Hixon, Preston Page, Madison Dickens, Pete Studer, Aleesha Harden, Mikayla Largent, Araceli Limon, Leah Armario, Oskar Nilsson, Karyn Miller, Patti Mack, Loretta Raphael, Kaeli Sturtevant, Jazzlynn Velasquez, and Moriah Loomis.
Knights Ferry School held its Graduation last Wednesday out on the front of the school overlooking the town. Megan Willis rang the school bell to begin the program. The school children sang, "You're a Grand Old Flag". Mrs. Holcomb presented the Kindergarten class. Kindergarten graduates were Byron Macon, Jenna O'Neil, James Peterson, Troy Peterson, Maria Pineda, Trexler Porter, Madison Regan, McKenzie Regan, Kyla Ryan and Lilly Sturtevant. Eighth Grade teacher Randy Russell spoke on mistakes and the future. The gift to the school by the eighth graders was a drinking fountain. The children sang "Saying Goodbye" then Mrs ...
Congratulations go out to former Knights Ferry School students who are graduating from high school: Maria Arias, Jordyn Cooley, Dustin Donnelly, Kaitlin Odom, Miranda Roberts, Jasmine Derrick, Aislinn Finn, Faviola Garcia, Elissa Simons, Robert Murray, Mason Kalik, Marissa MacDonald, Jonathan Gazdik, Dylan Mack and Fred Mesker.
Congratulations to Knights Ferry's First Grade class for their Blue Ribbon at the Stanislaus County Science Fair. Honor awards went to the Kindergarten class, Breanna Banks and Dakota Voortman. Jackson Ault and Trexler Porter received Distinguished awards.
Birthday greetings for the month of May go out to: Jeanette Krick, Gary Page, Mary Sue Shearer, Sue Schlageter, Collin Hodge, Tony Albarico, Danielle Frymire, Mary Hight, Lyle Hight, Wendy Feichter, Rilyn Cassaretto, Vincent Peterson, Degan Sweet, Bob Hunter, Hanna Holland, Chris Lopez, Maria Arias, Eric Ulrich, Cat Ulrich, Mark Hunter, Jamie Coston, Larry Leach, Laura Simons, Emalee Watson, Hayden Sundberg, Madison Watson, Denali Benson, Madison Regan and McKenzie Regan.
Congratulations to Columbia Junior College graduates who went to Knights Ferry School, Grant Wright and Daniel Gazdik.
Well it's the beginning of a new month and here are some dates for your calendar: May 2nd -Community Club dessert meeting at the clubhouse at 7:00p.m. May 5th - Breakfast Sunday in the Ferry, May 8th - Knights Ferry Garden Club 9:00a.m. at the Cemetery Flagpole (bring lunch), May 9th -School Board meeting at 6:00pm., May 12th - Mother's Day, May 16th - talent show and dinner at school at 5:00p.m., May 29th - Knights Ferry School graduation at school at 7:00p.m.
Condolences go out to Fred Dolling and his family on the death of his mother, Della Dolling. Della was a Knights Ferry resident for over 60 years.
Congratulations go out to Knights Ferry School 4.0 students for the second trimester: Dylan Anderson, Rilyn Cassaretto, Eden Cassinetto, Wyatt Dickens, Alyssa Sisco, Kaeli Sweet, Julia Nilsson, Ray Patton and Elise Seeds. Keep up the good work!