Here it is September already with lovely weather, no hurricanes, tornados, or earthquakes. Happenings for your calendar: September 1st- Community Club dessert meeting at 7:00p.m. September 4th Breakfast Sunday in the Ferry, September 8th School Board meeting at 6:00p.m. September 13, History and Museum meeting 9:00a.m., September 14th Garden Club at Bev Hay's home, September 22nd MAC Meeting 7:00p.m.
There has been a report of a mountain lion on the property of Jim Rotelli. Keep a watch out!
As your reporter was typing this column the Borate Bombers, helicopter and spotter plane were flying overhead; the North side of the river, above the Covered Bridge was burning. Jumping into the vehicle, I was off to Frymire Hill for a better view. The flames could be seen past the John Simons home and the Borate Bomber laid a strip of retardant on the hillside. The helicopter dipped water from above the Covered Bridge and doused hot spots. Fire engines could be seen through the smoke crawling over the hills. About 200 acres burned. Thanks firefighters!
Welcome to Knights Ferry the Turner family, Jason, his wife Mary and daughter Sydney. They are living behind the clubhouse. Mary runs the Knights Ferry Baking Company (email@example.com).
Don't forget Thursday, August 4th is the Community Club meeting, dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. at the clubhouse.
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.
Birthday Greetings for September go out to: Sasha Sinkevich, Grant Wright, Mile Wright, Sally Goehring, Luke Bell, Kelli Sinkevich, Lynn Duckworth, Phillip Frymire, Breanna Banks, Evelyn Frias, Cassandra Padilla, Michel Griesner, Ken Raven, Emma Vargas, Mickie Martinelli, Alex Naccarato, Will Haskell-Kelly, Cheryl Griffiths, Nikita Sinkevich, Christine Fortuny, Jonna Ohe, Troy Peterson, James Peterson, Marcada Baker, Justin Paulat, Madison Willis, Jim Mangante, Alexis Elting, Joshua Reese, Mason O'Neil, Leta Lutz, and Tristan Voortman.
Congratulations go out to Lisa Frymire on being selected for Modesto City School's District Instructor of Curriculum, Math Coach. She will oversee the site coaches for the Common Core program, teaching and supporting the coaches in the district. Way to go Lisa!
Here it is September already, two thirds of the year gone by! For your calendar: September 5th – Knights Ferry Community Club dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the clubhouse. Miles Shuper will report on the car show. September 10th is the meeting of the History and Museum Associates at Miller's Hall at 9:00 a.m. September 11th is the Knights Ferry Garden Club meeting at Bev Hay's home at 10:00 a.m. The pumpkin rolls will be discussed. September 12 is the Knights Ferry School Board meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the ...
The Election filing period has ended and Knights Ferry School District has five candidates running for three board seats, incumbents Robert Brunker and Kym Cassaretto along with Sean McCarthy, Shavon Haskell and Diane Noon. The Municipal Advisory council has three openings with two candidates running unopposed for the two full term seats, Dolly Haskell and Brendt Noon. Cliff Howse is appointed for the short-term seat. For the Knights Ferry Community Service District two are running unopposed for three seats, Erich Ulrich and Brendt Noon, Jr.
Welcome to Knights Ferry School's Kindergarten class Bryce Anderson, Charlee Birdsong, Maya Camara, Maddie Dickens, Leland Kruse, Stryker Kruse, Eddy Limon, Joshua Maceira, Tristan McCarthy, Tristan Voortman and Jonathan Wheat. Have a great school year!
Birthday greetings for the month of August go out to: Jeremy Page, Ellen Wearin, Scott Redden, Dave Rorabaugh, Sherry Schlegel, Monica Brockman, Dustin Holcomb, Adam Maisel, Kyle Hauskens, Gwyn Davis, Jasmine Derrick, Mario Arias, Ray Patton, Jenna Armario, Tyden Baker, Brandi Cardey, Eden Cassinetto, Austin Santillo, Eron Roen, Taylor Hobbs, Brendt Noon, Nancy Simons, Sara Harris, Elijah Van Brunt, Aubrey Mendonca, Marina Braaton, Hayden Cassaretto, Tate Cassaretto, Elmer Raphael, Grace Harden, Dakota Voortman, Braden Sousa, Destiny Machado, Alondra Machado, and Trexler Porter.
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.