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!
After the much-needed rain the Ferry is looking like spring, with the lilacs, wisteria and spiraea blooming, the birds singing and the day-trippers enjoying the town. Last Sunday's breakfast was enjoyed by many, with good food and friendly diners.
Easter was really iffy on Saturday night what with all the lightning, thunder and rain. It really was a show! Sunrise Service had some clouds in the East but the weather was mild. The rest of the day was perfect!
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!
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