Valley Home members of the Oakdale Garden Club, Beverly Berridge, and Glenn & Laura Burghardt, joined other members and representatives of the Knights Ferry Garden Club in hosting the Valley Lode District meeting on February 9th. The event was held at the Masonic Center in Oakdale which through the artistic hands of Club members was turned into a tropical paradise for the event which was attended by 91 members of the many clubs which make up the district. Rain threatened the arrival of guests. However Mother Nature, in the spirit of the tropical theme for the luncheon soon gave way and ...
Here is the Knights Ferry School "B" Renaissance list: Mario Arias, Jenna Armario, Madeline Freitas, Sergio Garcia, Aleesha Harden, Julia Nilsson, Madison Page, Ray Patton, Taylor Viera, Megan Willis, Justin Doyle, Salvador Limon, Aron Palacios, Madison Willis, Kyle Baize, Marina Braaton, Dustin Darnelle, Fury Mancuso, Zachary Mooneyham, Eron Roen, Cleo Wilson, Annette Arias, Kaitlin Burke, Jaycee Harden, Andie Jones, Araceli Limon, Nathan Lute, Chris Roek, Leah Armario, Alissa Baize, Katie Christensen, Kit Foster, Oskar Nilsson and Luke Tanner. They also got a water bottle with attached snack container. Missing from last weeks "A" list was Taylor Kelley. Congratulations and keep ...
Don't forget the Knights Ferry Community Club meeting and dinner Thursday, Feb. 4th at 6:30 in the clubhouse. After the meeting the tables will be set up for the Ground Hog dinner.
This past week found not much damage (that I could see) from the wind and rain in the Ferry. It was great to stay by the fire and vegetate!
At the Knights Ferry School Board meeting Seventh Grader Andi Jones gave a power point presentation. The class read "The Giver" and had to interview someone older to get his or her memories. Andi chose her mother, Paige, and showed her presentation to the Board. It was well done and we found out some interesting things about Paige! The Board also changed their meeting date to the second Thursday of the month starting in February. Superintendent/Principal Cheryl Griffiths told of the reduction of aide time to start in March as another way to save money.
At the Knights Ferry Community Club meeting, the "Ground Hog Dinner" was discussed. The dinner will be February 6th at the clubhouse. Doors open at 5:30. The club will provide the main dish and members will provide sides and desserts. The most important thing to bring is a "White Elephant" to raffle off. All should bring at least one item. Last year was so much fun and lots of laughs! Check around for that gift you were given that needs a new home or some "special" item. There will be a door prize. Put this date on your calendar!
As the year 2009 passed, so did long time Knights Ferrian Walt Taylor. Walt was raised in the Ferry, attending the Knights Ferry School with his three siblings, as did his parents, Bert and Mildred. He was a well-known cattleman, raising Charolais cattle. Walt was a 57 year member of the Knights Ferry I.O.O.F. Lodge, where he served up many a breakfast on the first Sunday of the month. He leaves behind his loving companion Virginia Gibson, sons, Pat, Mike and David and daughter Barbara, 20 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. His brother, Bob Taylor, survives him. Viewing ...
Christmas Eve there was a large gathering on the outdoor patio of the River's Edge for the Knights Ferry Community Church's Christmas Eve service. The Frymire's lit cross shone down on all. Alex Ray, Jordan Ray, Kylea Coston and Amber Coston played the opening prelude. The church's Choir, directed by Peggy Van Vliet, sang "Emmanuel, Emmanuel." Pastor Leverne Tanis welcomed all and led the opening prayer. The Choir then sang "One Still and Silent Night" and Pastor Tanis spoke on "Your Light Has Come." Peggy Van Vliet then sang "O Holy Night." The children of the ...
Birthday greetings for the month of December go out to: Betty Rogers, Owen Haskell, James Haskell, Greg Haskell, Dylan Mack, Katie Feichter, Amanda Wright, Denise Ray, Marissa MacDonald, Charles Wong, Kim Konberg, Lisa Frymire, Fred Dolling, Dennis Hitch, Chris Lewis, Beckie Rorabaugh, Charlie Mynatt, Tom Crom, Haley Page, Nicole Brunker, Helga Kaiser, Annette Arias, Christian Baker, Brandon Carroll, Pam Fondse, Colby Wallace-George, Reba Morgan, Jordan Haycock and Matthew Largent.
The Ulrich family held their annual Christmas party at the I.O.O.F. Hall last Saturday. There were 4 generations represented, with a lot of children this year. Betty Rogers was the oldest Ulrich in attendance and Paisley Vargas was the youngest. Laura Simons led the children in singing Christmas Carols, accompanied by Rick Starbuck on guitar. Taryn Goehring announced her engagement. Bobby McCoy is in Iraq and was in their prayers. Santa came after dinner and the children received presents from the "jolly old elf." It was a fabulous evening.
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.
Hope everyone had a nice Christmas holiday!
The Knights Ferry School Kindergarteners, First Graders, Second Graders, Fifth Graders, Sixth Graders and the Band all went to Modesto's Gallo Center for the Arts to see the Opus Hand Bell Choir. Degan Sweet liked that the bells were like piano notes. Jackson Ault thought the band was cool and it amazed him. Grace Harden liked when they banged the bells. Xavier Olvera liked when four players formed a team and rang the bells. Gracie Anderson liked the sing along. They all had a great time.
At an assembly held at Knights Ferry School last Friday, Student of the Month awards were given out to: Kindergarten- Jenna O'Neil, First Grade- Levi Dickens, Second Grade- Carter Sturtevant, Third Grade- Emalee Watson, Fourth Grade- Presley Wilson, Fifth Grade- Braden Sousa, Sixth Grade- Rilyn Cassaretto, Seventh Grade- Aleesha Harden and Eighth Grade- Madison Willis. Two Playground Super Stars names were drawn for prizes, Josh Reese and Luke Dickens. Congratulations to all and keep it up!
It has been a wet time in the Ferry. The attendance at the Sunday Breakfast was down, no bicycle riders and many stayed out of the weather.
Scott Naccarato and Tristan were going to Alex and Jean's home late Saturday night when they came upon a large mountain lion on Cemetery Road. He sat there for a while then jumped the fence to the Martinelli pasture. Scott said it was very big! Be on the watch!
Taylor Witzke celebrated her third birthday with family and friends at Grandma and Grandpa Noe's home.
Birthday wishes go out to: Bob Brunker Jr., Phil Frymire, John Krick, Matt Holcomb, Alex Krippner, Roger Ray, Elise Seeds, Bill Carr, Bill Higgens, Ben Cassinetto, Dorothy McKinsey, Wyatt Dickens, Elissa Simons, Megan Miller, Jasmin Olvera, Tristan McCarthy, Megan Willis, Taylor Witzke, Alexa Boyajian, Alyssa Sisco, Dayne Sturtevant, Emma Tankersley, Jenna O'Neil, Presley Wilson and Gage Perry.
The noontime Halloween parade through the Ferry was exceptional. The weather was good, the costumes were great and the candy delicious! Winners of the pumpkin decorating contest at the school were: Third place, a clown, by Sergio Garcia, Brandi Cardey, Gracie Anderson, Breanna Banks and Trenton Foster. Second place went to Ray Patton, Austin Santillo, Maddy Watson, Elijah Elting, and Lupita Pineda. First place for a Smokey Bear went to Rilyn Cassaretto, Carter Sturtevant, Carson Sundberg and Mitzy Collantes. The winner of the candy corn count was Aubrey Mendonca. All winners received treats.