Congratulations go out to former Knights Ferry students that are graduating from Oakdale High School: Spenser Emrich, Kyle Hauskens, Joshua Johnson, Chris Lopez, Morgan Ludlow, Gabriel Gutierrez, Amanda Munoz, Megan Lute, Dominique Powell, Andrew Schlegel, Chaunte Seeds, Kody Simons and Nathan Van Ryn.
Welcome to the world Naomi Turner, born May 10th to Mary and Jason. Welcoming her home was big sister Sydney.
Congratulations go out to Jim Hansen on his hole-in-one at the Jack Tone Golf Course!
At the Knights Ferry Community Club meeting last Thursday, there were many great desserts. The meeting was a short one. Next meeting, a dinner meeting, Christie Camarillo will be the speaker.
Those Knights Ferry School students receiving Silver cards (3.0-3.9 GPA) at the Renaissance Assembly were: Alex Arias, Destiny Machado, Sophie Schwandt, Braden Sousa, Mikali Willis, Matthew Wolf, Tyden Baker, Brooks Bonde, Rilyn Cassaretto, Eden Cassinetto, Wyatt Dickens, Angel Limon, Austin Santillo, Alyssa Sisco, Kaeli Sweet, Paris Thompson, Madeline Freitas, Aleesha Harden, Alondra Machado, Julia Nilsson, Kylee Sisco, Shaela Borba, Moriah Loomis, Elise Seeds, Marina Braaton and Erick Ramirez.
The county has canceled a 2009 decision denying a ranchette subdivision on Cemetery and Frymire Roads to comply with a judge's order after losing in court. A hearing will be May 15 to reconsider plans by Nicholas Honchariw.
Birthday greetings for the month of April go out to: Denise Crom, Leverne Tanis, Makenzie Ohe, Calab Coston, Jim McCarthy, Megan Peterson, Michelle Muller, Jordan Ray, Eric Ulrich, Sharon Page, Lee Shearer, Annette Hunter, Tara Konberg, Jean Dyer, Joan Taylor, Steve Ingram, Josh Malcom, Ted Kassahn, Julie Mattox, Gary Shook, Shawn Spani, Todd Gutierrez, Gabriel Gutierrez, Teri Foster, Jim Rotelli, Cat Ulrich, Greg Burns, Cleo Wilson, Gayle Diltz, Ember Harris and Michele Sturtevant.
Congratulations go out to the winners of the Oak Summit Lodge #112 Free and Accepted Masons essay contest. The winners received savings bonds. Sixth grader winners were: First-Jocelyn Burke, Second-Alondra Machado and Third-Jenna Armario. Seventh Grade winners were: First-Katherine Schwandt and Third-Salvador Limon. Eighth Grade winners were: First-Kaeli Sturtevant, Second-Erick Ramirez and Third-Cleo Wilson. Congratulations on your good writing!
Welcome to the Knights Ferry area Richard and Leta Lutz.
At the MAC meeting held last Thursday, Supervisor O'Brien spoke on the release of prisoners to the local facilities. The State is funding this now but may not if the tax bill does not pass in November. The criminals that are coming into the Stanislaus County facility are non-violent and non-sexual offenders. Fish and Wildlife passed out fishing regulations for the Stanislaus River and spoke on the public meeting that was held in the Ferry. They plan to go ahead with the side channel restoration in the Army Corp Park below the covered bridge. The California Highway patrol commented ...
Emma Morales, Orange Blossom 4-H Reporter says the poppies the club planted along the North Canyon trail above the Covered Bridge are popping up. Also, the club members met at the Odd Fellows Hall to clean up the inside and outside of the building (the club meets there). The members weeded around the building and community garden and pruned plants and trees. Two truckloads of brush were disposed of as well as one truckload of garbage.
Congratulations go out to these Knights Ferry Students for their award of good citizenship: Levi Dickens, Aubrey Mendonca, Carter Sturtevant, Deagan Sweet, Ben Cassinetto, Jackson Ault, Breanna Banks, Dylan Anderson, Tate Cassaretto, Ember Harris, Natalie Barton, Presley Wilson, Matthew Wolf, Lenin Palafox, Ian Carroll, Mikali Willis, Angel Limon, Austin Santillo, Rilyn Cassaretto, Eden Cassinetto, Julia Nilsson, Shawn Spani, Ray Patton, Jenna Armario, Mariah Loomis, Shaela Borba, Salvador Limon, Harrison Ault, Cleo Wilson, Kaeli Sturtevant and Marina Braaton. Keep up to good work!
Welcome to the world Allison Grace Blanc, born February 10th to Lydia and Kevin. Proud Knights Ferry Grandmother is Nancy Redden. Happy to have a sister is Samantha Blanc. Welcoming their new cousin are Colton Redden, Kylie, Remington, Cadance and Gage Ryland.
Congratulations go out to Nathan Van Ryn for his many medals at the Oakdale High School Academic Decathlon.
Birthday greeting for the month of February go out to: Melissa Holcomb, Rylie Pena, Bob Muller, Steve Feichter, Makena Mendonca, River McCarthy, Jaycee Harden, John Pfefferle, Salvador Limon, Shaela Borba, Brendan Finn, Ed Cassinetto, Bill Telfair, Bernie Foster, Tim Hudelson, Ed Viohl, Anna Shulz, Holly Hixon, Heaven Tucker, Dylan Anderson, Olivia Doshas, Mikali Willis, Matthew Wolf, Lily Sturtevant and Kennith Henthorn.
The weather was beautiful for a fight - a reenactment of a Civil War battle that is - on Saturday and Sunday. There were many tents at the Army Corp Park and many soldiers of the Blue and Gray that battled it out on the hills. The spaghetti dinner was good and many enjoyed winning the great raffle prizes. The town was quite busy!
Birthday greetings for the month of March go out to: Bill Frias, Tom Wright, Rick Maisel, Shavon Haskell, Rocky Goehring, Pat Johnson, Brendt Ohe, Aaron Hodge, Aislinn Finn, Richard Bell, Kara Lopez, Amber Coston, Bill Martinelli, Gayle Higgins, Danna Morgan, Mark Schlegel, Kim McCarthy, Wendy Burns, Grant Page, Luke Dickens, Levi Dickens, Taylor Kelley, Gracie Anderson, Bryce Anderson, Anthony Neely, Carter Sturtevant, Ken Morris, Gerardo Martinez, Kaitlin Halverson, Jude Krick and Jade Wells.
This has been another beautiful week in the Ferry but we need the rain! Even the weeds are getting limp!
Breakfast Sunday dawned bright and clear with the daffodils and redbud trees blooming and the almond trees that were past their prime greening up and those just coming into bloom were puffs of pink. The sandhill cranes were heading north from their wintering spots, whirling in their large groups and making a funny call. The sporadic rain that we got helped the grass to grow (also the weeds).
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.
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