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 ...
The Easter Sunrise Service wooden cross on Frymire Hill that had been blown over in a storm has been resurrected by the special effort of master craftsperson Bob Muller. Originally built for Easter by the Frymire's son-in-law Bob Paulat, time and weather rotted the wood so Bob Muller made a sturdy metal sleeve strong enough to survive many storms. Dave Rorabaugh effortlessly maneuvered his backhoe to put the cross into the new hole, dug by Verle Beckerdite. Fred and Lisa Dolling, who mixed and delivered the cement to the hole, provided the manual labor. Supervisors were Phil Frymire and ...
Congratulations go out to Amber and Kylea Coston for placing in the top 20 finalists for the Stanislaus County Peace Essay Contest. Amber was in the top 20 for Seventh and Eighth Grade (out of 376) and Kylea was in the top 20 for Fifth and Sixth Grades (out of 317). Their actual placing will be announced in February. Proud Great Grandparents are Bill and Evelyn Frias.
As the first month of 2013 exits, here are some dates for your February calendar: February 3 is Breakfast Sunday in the Ferry at the I.O.O.F. Hall from 8 to noon. February 7 is the dinner meeting of the Knights Ferry Community Club at 6:30 p.m. at the clubhouse. The main item for discussion is the Spaghetti Dinner, held in conjunction with the Civil War reenactment, on March 23rd. Donations are being sought for raffle prizes. Kim Whitey is the contact person at 847-7122. February 12 is the meeting of the History and Museum Associates ...
Birthday greetings for January go out to: Heather Wright, Sean McCarthy, Barbara Burroughs, Kevin Burns, Heather Brockman, Wayne Largent, Sherron McCarthy, Jonathan Amaral, Amy Simons, Alexis Arias, Logan Martinelli, Angel Limon, Kaeli Sweet, Madison Page, Trenton Foster, Ric Feichter, Joe Murray, Larry Bell, Sam Page, Matthew Boyer, Elijah Etling, Benjamin Cassinetto, Mitzy Collantes, Brooks Bonde, Rhiannon Hawthorn, Heather Voortman, Carson Sundberg, Aubrey Harris, Katherine Ramirez, Phoebe, Lucas and Clairisse Jones.
The Knights Ferry Garden Club has selected the winners of the Smokey Bear Poster Contest. They have received their prizes at school. Winners are: First Grade- Wyatt Sousa, First Place, Josh Reese, Second Place and Carson Sundberg, Third Place. Second Grade- Grace Harden, First Place, Carter Sturtevant, Second Place and Mason O'Neil, Third. Third Grade winners were- Dakota Voortman, First, Tate Cassaretto, Second and Hayden Cassaretto, Third. Fourth Grade- Olivia Doshas, First, Haley Page, Second and Nicole Brunker, Third. Fifth Grade winners were Braden Sousa, First and Mikali Willis, Second. Congratulations! Now those posters go for state judging.
The Dollings have an interesting story. Fred was going out his gate when he spotted something lying in the road. Upon closer inspection he found a dead eagle! He called Lisa at the Army Corp and she sent a Fish and Game person. Looking the bird over, he found burn marks; the eagle had flown into the power lines. They turned the bird over to Fish and Wildlife and they will see that Indian tribes will receive the feathers, as Indians are the only people allowed to have eagle feathers. Fish and Wildlife are going to look at the power ...
Welcome 2013 - Hope your year is terrific!
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.