At the MAC meeting last Thursday Christie Dowd from the Stanislaus County Planning Department presented the tentative parcel division of the Thompsons. They want to divide 932 acres into 24 forty-acre parcels behind Horseshoe Road. Approximately 750 acres are now planted in almonds. The project proposes access to the property through a publicly maintained 30-foot wide easement off Horseshoe and they need a secondary access, proposed to Rodden Road. Two access roads are needed before anything can be done. Christine also presented the MAC with a letter from Nick Honchariw complaining about the Historical District's 5-acre minimum parcel plan ...
Movie night was a preview of Halloween. Children and adults came in costume to enjoy the treats, the movie "Hocus Pocus" and popcorn. There were many great costumes including two who were covered head to toe in a spandex type multi colored outfit. Don't know who they were! It was a fun night in the clubhouse.
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, Cheryl Hodge, Austin Page, Ivan Garcia, Dusty Hobbs, Dave Sturtevant, Lenin Palafox, Bailey Stepp and Johathan Wheat.
Congratulations go out to the Knights Ferry Students of the Month of September: Kindergarten, Tristan McCarthy, Second Grade, Maddy Watson and Carson Sundburg, Third Grade, Mason O'Neil and Xavier Olvera, Fifth Grade, Mizty Collantes, Sixth Grade, Destiny Machado, Seventh Grade, Rilyn Cassaretto and Eighth Grade, Julia Nilsson. The teachers of the combination classes had the choice of two students, not necessarily one from each grade.
Welcome to the world Autumn Grace Wucherer. She was born to Scott and Stephanie of Knights Ferry.
Congratulations go out to the new student council officers of Knights Ferry School: President- Julia Nilsson, Vice President- Angel Limon, Secretary- Braden Sousa, and Treasurer- Denali Benson. Have a great year!
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 ...
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!
Welcome to the world Austin Dolling, born to Justin and Sara. Proud grandparents are Lisa and Fred Dolling.
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