Good news! Leslie Raggio Kappler is alive and well, not dead as reported November 25th. Bad news - it was her husband Jim that died. Thanks to Virginia for the correction!
The Feast the Knights Ferry School Eighth Graders put on for the community was well attended and the food was terrific. Oskar Nilsson liked cutting the turkey, Kit Foster liked playing while he worked, Peyton Paul liked meeting the people, and Leah Armario liked preparing the food and helping serve the people. Their teacher, Shelli Johnson, thanked her aide, Cheryl Hodge, for helping put it all together and thanks Randy Noe for showing the boys how to carve a turkey. Don and Gail Diltz enjoyed the food and visiting with friends. River McCarthy said the rolls and butter were the ...
Congratulations go out to Shasta Duckworth for passing his Heating and Air College tests. Mom Lynn says now he needs to find a job!
As your reporter types this column, (Sunday), hubby Lee is still in the hospital, hoping to come home soon. He had a slight glitch in his recovery but is fine now. Remember to call with your news as I will not be out much - 881-3314.
Birthday greetings for the month of November go out to: Bob Brunker Jr., Phil Frymire, John Krick, Freddy Mesker, Matt Holcomb, Sara Mesker, Alex Krippner, Roger Ray, Elise Seeds, Bill Carr, Bill Higgins, Ben Cassinetto, Dorothy McKinsey, Wyatt Dickens, Ian Carroll, Paris Thompson, Brittlynn Waggoner, Elissa Simons, Megan Miller, Andie Jones, Kim Mediros, Jasmin Olvera, Frank Rossi, Tristan McCarthy, Presley Wilson, Zachary Harbottle, Ivan Merza and Megan Willis.
The Main Street in Knights Ferry was lined with parents, friends, grandparents, family and strangers last Friday for the annual costume parade of the KF school children. Younger siblings joined in, as did young town folk. There were some great costumes, including a box of popcorn and a person on an outhouse! Candy was handed out and the children trooped back up the hill to find out the winners of the pumpkin-decorating contest. First place went to the pumpkin with vegetables for features, made by Leah Armario, Megan Wolf, Madeline Freitas and Maribel Limon. Second place went to the green ...
Thanks go out from Knights Ferry School to Lynn Duckworth for donating and installing a converter box for the television in the cafeteria. They get over 20 channels now.
The world famous Knights Ferry Pumpkin Roll is coming to Main Street on November 1st. This event is always a fun time. The day starts with the I.O.O.F. breakfast, $5 for ham, eggs, pancakes juice and coffee. There will be a craft fair in the clubhouse and on the tennis court (including caramel corn). The Orange Blossom 4-H will have children's games on the tennis court. The rolling starts at noon for the 5 and under set, with everyone else rolling on the street at 1:00 p.m. Closest to the line gets a trophy ...
It is definitely October; the Hitch's Witch has run into the telephone pole on Orange Blossom Road! After all these years you would think she would look where she was going!
At the Knights Ferry Community Club meeting, Sheriff Adam Christianson was the speaker. He gave an update on the budget; 10 million dollars were cut from the budget. They have 600 employees in the department and instead of cutting personnel, the department cut costs. The Sheriff helicopter is parked, too costly to run. Adam himself took a pay reduction. Sheriff Christianson discussed the early release of prisoners, not a great thing for the communities. Also on the agenda was the awarding of a scholarship to an Oakdale High School student, and it was decided to raise the donation to $250 ...
Tomorrow, Thursday, October 1st is the Knights Ferry Community Club meeting at the clubhouse at 6:30 p.m. It is a dinner meeting. Sheriff Adam Christianson is to be the guest, if he isn't called out on business.
Congratulations Knights Ferry School Student Council officers for this school year: President, Andie Jones, Vice President, Sophie Jones, Secretary, Meghan Caron and Treasurer, Kaitlin Burke. Have a great year!
Lee Winton, Oakdale Rural Fire Department's new Chief, was the speaker at the Knights Ferry Community Club's meeting. He introduced himself, told about his previous job and how his first week on this new job was going. Club Secretary, Kim Whittey, was back on the job after recovering from a horrible car crash in March. The upcoming Zero Party was discussed. This party honors all that have a birthday this year that ends in a 0. It will be September 26th starting at 5:30 p.m. at the clubhouse. Bring a dish to share and what ...
It's rattlesnake number 12 for the Noe family. It was by the dog pen at night and had 12 rattles and a button. Rattlesnakes add a rattle every time they shed their skin, young snakes might shed 4 times a year, less as they age. Randy Noe had to weed whack the yard for granddaughter Aubrey Mendonca's third birthday party so there would be no hiding places for snakes. Aubrey wanted a swim party for family and friends and Bev didn't want to have children running around with a possibility of snakes in the grass.
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!