The Salmon Festival at the Knights Ferry Recreation Area is November 5th. A wrong date was published last week. November 6th is the 48th Annual Pumpkin Roll.
At the Knights Ferry School board meeting there were a lot of concerned parents attending because of proposed cuts to teacher's salaries and not the administration. The negotiations have been ongoing and nothing is settled. Under action items, the Board approved all. The API score for Knights Ferry was 823. Activities in the future are the Sixth Grade Outdoor Education Camp September 19-23. The annual Jog-a-thon will be October 14th.
Congratulations to Knights Ferry School Student Council new officers for the 2011-2012 year; President: Kaeli Sturtevant, Vice President: Katie Schwandt, Secretary: Julia Nilsson and Treasurer: Ray Patton. May you have a great year!
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 ...
Lisa and Fred Dolling have returned from Las Vegas where they visited with Fred's son, Justin and his wife Sarah and the grandchildren. They had a good time except for the return trip - eight-hour delay at the airport!
Sunday night thieves broke in to the outside post office boxes and stole some mail before they were chased off. Be on the lookout.
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, Austin Page, Ivan Garcia, Faviola Garcia, Dusty Hobbs, Lenin Palafox, Bailey Stepp, Merna Jergentz and Nicolas Gonzalez.
Knights Ferry Community Club will meet tomorrow, Thursday, October 2nd at 7:00 p.m. in the clubhouse. It is a dessert meeting. Speakers will be from Oakdale Rural Fire Department and Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Department. Please plan to attend.
At the meeting of the Knights Ferry History and Museum Associates the gutter situation was discussed. New gutters will be installed in October by Byers Leaf Guard Gutters, ending the clogging and cleaning mess. Also discussed was the availability of the little room by the Ice Cream Parlor. The Voortmans will submit a plan to rent the space as an information center for Knights Ferry.
Birthday greetings for the month of September go out to: Sasha Sinkevich, Grant Wright, Mike Wright, Sally Goehring, Luke Bell, Kelli Sinkevich, Lynn Duckworth, Phillip Frymire, Breanna Banks, Evelyn Frias, Cassandra Padilla, Michel Griesner, Ken Raven, Alex Naccarato, Will Haskell-Kelly, Cheryl Griffiths, Nikita Sinkevich, Christine Fortuny, Jonna Ohe, Troy Peterson, James Peterson, Marcada Baker, Madison Willis, Jim Mangante, Joshua Reese, Mason O'Neil, Leta Lutz, Tristan Voortman and Holly Conde.
Your reporter went out to the backyard to see what the cat was looking at in the iris clump. As I got closer I heard the rattle then saw the rattlesnake. I shooed the cat away, got the dogs in the house, yelled SNAKE-SNAKE to Lee and grabbed a shovel, all in about 10 seconds! I jumped up in the flowerbed and pinned the snake between the iris rhizomes and the railroad tie. Lee arrived as I severed the snake into three parts! It had three buttons. I wonder if it was the same snake that was out front? Are ...
The Odd Fellows are going to have a Cribbage tournament on September 20th at their hall on Main Street. There is a $25 entry fee. Food and drinks will be available. Watch this column for more information.
Knights Ferry School got off to an interesting start - two days without school because of the water main break in town. The pipe was by the new bridge and the Community Service District helped dig up the pipe and replace it. County health officials put a boil your tap water before drinking in place for two days. All the town restaurants had to close until the water passed the health department's tests. By Friday all was back to normal.
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