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Daylight Savings Time kicks in at 2 a.m. Sunday, and the American Red Cross has a reminder for households across the country: Turn your clocks ahead one hour, and test your smoke detectors.

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Runners Respond To Jessica’s Law Revisions

 

Jessica’s Law authors George and Sharon Runner have responded to the recent decision by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to stop enforcing Jessica’s Law residency restrictions statewide:

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Museum Scholarship Offered

 

The Oakdale Cowboy Museum is proud to announce the 2015 Lowell C. “Doc” Dorius scholarship award to graduating high school seniors in the greater Oakdale area.  This scholarship fund is in memory of Lowell C. “Doc” Dorius D.V.M. “Doc” had a passion for his profession and specialized in treatment of beef cattle and herd management. He took joy in mentoring young men and women on the care of cattle and they spent many hours with him making calls. A memorial scholarship was established through the Oakdale Cowboy Museum by friends and family after his passing in July of ...

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Dried And Confused: Lunch Focuses On Water Rights

Dried And Confused: Lunch Focuses On Water Rights

With California in its third drought year, the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce’s 42nd Annual Ag Scholarship Luncheon on March 19 brought in known attorney, Valerie Kinkaid, to discuss its chosen topic, “Three Major Threats to Water Rights.”

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OTVB – What Direction Now?

OTVB – What Direction Now?

 

With the recent shoot-down of “Pioneer Perfect,” the Oakdale Tourism and Visitor’s Bureau decided to finally “embrace” “Cowboy Capital of the World” as it continues its mission to develop and promote tourism for the City of Oakdale.

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City Opposes Fed Plan

City Opposes Fed Plan

With the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation planning to release significant water flows down the Stanislaus River during a time of continued drought in the area, the City of Oakdale took a stand and opposed the agency’s planned actions, expressing serious concerns with its 2015 Drought Contingency Plan.

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Civil War Battles Rage

Civil War Battles Rage

 

Sometimes, the South won. Sometimes, the North prevailed.

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Posted: Mar. 24, 2015 5:58 p.m. | Updated: Mar. 25, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Civil War Battles Rage Comments 0 Comments
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Panel Addresses Culture Of Violence In Schools

Panel Addresses Culture Of Violence In Schools

 

Audience members waited with bated breath as Oakdale Police Chief Lester Jenkins carefully formulated his answer on whether or not he personally believed that security personnel should be authorized to carry concealed weapons on school campuses.

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Posted: Mar. 24, 2015 6:07 p.m. | Updated: Mar. 25, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Panel Addresses Culture Of Violence In Schools Comments 0 Comments
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Four Vying For Open Council Seat

Four Vying For Open Council Seat

 

The Oakdale City Clerk’s office announced on Thursday, March 19 that four citizens applied and are being considered for the open city council seat vacated by Don Petersen last month.

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Aca Dec Team Journeys To State Competition

Aca Dec Team Journeys To State Competition

 

The glass appears to be half full as the Oakdale High School Aca Dec Team now heads to the state championships. As a result of winning the 35th Annual Stanislaus County Academic Decathlon, the team will represent Stanislaus County at the state level. The event will be hosted in Sacramento March 19 through 22.

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Posted: Mar. 18, 2015 11:28 a.m. | Updated: Mar. 18, 2015 11:34 a.m. | Aca Dec Team Journeys To State Competition Comments 0 Comments
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Area Water Woes Linger As Irrigation Season Looms

Even as water began filling its canals this week, the Oakdale Irrigation District board discussed ways Tuesday morning to ensure there is enough to last until September.

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Bond Refinancing Results In City Savings

Bond Refinancing Results In City Savings

 

Wearing a cowboy hat to reinforce his point, Oakdale City Manager Bryan Whitemyer pioneered the Monday, March 16 Oakdale City Council meeting, telling everyone that at no time the city was ever considering changing its ‘Cowboy Capital’ motto (see related story on this page).

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Posted: Mar. 18, 2015 11:32 a.m. | Bond Refinancing Results In City Savings Comments 0 Comments
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Residents Shoot Down Slogan

Residents Shoot Down Slogan

City of Oakdale residents have long felt recognition and pride with the city’s motto of “Cowboy Capital of the World” but when the Oakdale Travel and Visitors Bureau introduced a marketing slogan of “Pioneer Perfect,” many residents expressed outrage, calling for the city and OTVB not to meddle with something already in place.

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Report Card Issued For Caltrans Projects

 

Caltrans has published its third issue of The Mile Marker, a periodic reporting of areas where the department is excelling and where further improvement is needed.

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Posted: Mar. 17, 2015 10:15 a.m. | Updated: Mar. 17, 2015 10:18 a.m. | Report Card Issued For Caltrans Projects Comments 0 Comments
OTVB Backs Off “Pioneer Perfect”

OTVB Backs Off “Pioneer Perfect”

Following an afternoon press release by the City of Oakdale stating it had been “rumored” that the city was considering changing its slogan and had no intentions of doing so, the Oakdale Tourism and Visitors Bureau sent out its own Friday night statement that it would forego the launch of “Pioneer Perfect” and embrace the city’s original motto “Cowboy Capital of the World.”

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Residents View ‘Pioneer Perfect’ As Off Track

Residents View ‘Pioneer Perfect’ As Off Track

City of Oakdale residents have long felt recognition and pride with the city’s motto of “Cowboy Capital of the World” but when the Oakdale Travel and Visitors Bureau introduced a marketing slogan of “Pioneer Perfect,” many residents expressed outrage, calling for the city and OTVB not to meddle with something already in place.

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Posted: Mar. 12, 2015 3:26 p.m. | Residents View ‘Pioneer Perfect’ As Off Track Comments 0 Comments
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Chilled Response To Annexation Proposal

Chilled Response To Annexation Proposal

As Oakdale city leaders proposed annexing a portion of Crane Crossing and expanding its sphere of influence, some property owners spoke out causing the Oakdale City Council to delay the item until more information could be heard.

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Posted: Mar. 12, 2015 12:50 p.m. | Updated: Mar. 12, 2015 12:57 p.m. | Chilled Response To Annexation Proposal Comments 0 Comments
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Schools Reach Some Contract Agreements

Schools Reach Some Contract Agreements

For the third consecutive month vacant seats were at a minimum for the Oakdale Joint Unified School Board meeting conducted Monday night, March 9. Oakdale City Council chambers were once again filled to capacity as teachers and parents stood along the sides, back and spilled out into the entry way.

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Posted: Mar. 12, 2015 12:40 p.m. | Updated: Mar. 12, 2015 12:45 p.m. | Schools Reach Some Contract Agreements Comments 0 Comments
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Fatal Crash Results In Charges To Driver

Fatal Crash Results In Charges To Driver

The driver involved in a late summer fiery Knights Ferry crash that claimed the life of a Modesto man was arrested on Friday, March 6 and now faces murder charges for causing the collision.

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Gallo Center Seeking Local Talent For Competition

 

Valley’s Got Talent, the popular community talent contest that debuted in 2010 as a fundraiser for the non-profit Gallo Center for the Arts, is now accepting contestant applications for its sixth annual event.

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Pioneer Perfect Slogan Introduced To Council

Pioneer Perfect Slogan Introduced To Council

 

As the Oakdale Travel and Visitors Bureau attempts to market the city, the topic of “Find Your Inner Pioneer” was presented to members of the city council at their regular meeting on March 2.

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Posted: Mar. 11, 2015 11:19 a.m. | Updated: Mar. 11, 2015 12:45 p.m. | Pioneer Perfect Slogan Introduced To Council Comments 0 Comments
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Long Term Traffic Control On Highway 12

 

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform long-term, one-way traffic control via traffic signal on State Route (SR-12) at the Mokelumne River Bridge.

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Posted: Mar. 09, 2015 11:56 a.m. | Updated: Mar. 09, 2015 11:59 a.m. | Long Term Traffic Control On Highway 12 Comments 0 Comments
Pioneer Perfect Introduced To Council

Pioneer Perfect Introduced To Council

 

As the Oakdale Travel and Visitors Bureau attempts to market the city, the topic of “Find Your Inner Pioneer” was presented to members of the city council at their regular meeting on March 2.

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City Sets Sights On Fire Grant

City Sets Sights On Fire Grant

 

Over the last seven years the City of Oakdale has made budgetary reductions including dropping fire department staffing from six on-duty firefighters – three at each of its two stations – to four, with the two city fire stations now staffed with two personnel, one of which is funded by another agency through a partnership.

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Posted: Mar. 03, 2015 6:43 p.m. | Updated: Mar. 04, 2015 1:00 a.m. | City Sets Sights On Fire Grant Comments 0 Comments
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Tulloch Lake Lowering Dominates OID Session

With each passing week without a significant storm, the grip of the four-year California drought squeezes more tightly on water agencies up and down the state. And members of the Oakdale Irrigation District board are feeling the pressure.

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Posted: Mar. 03, 2015 6:37 p.m. | Updated: Mar. 04, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Tulloch Lake Lowering Dominates OID Session Comments 0 Comments
Armed Teen Arrested Friday Near OHS

Armed Teen Arrested Friday Near OHS

 

An 18-year-old man was arrested by Oakdale Police for possessing a loaded handgun near the high school campus on Friday, Feb. 27 while students were out for the lunch break.

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Magnolia Third Graders Dig Into Squid

Magnolia Third Graders Dig Into Squid

 

Magnolia Elementary School third grade teacher Melissa Clark is excited about dissection.

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Posted: Mar. 24, 2015 5:50 p.m. | Updated: Mar. 25, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Magnolia Third Graders Dig Into Squid Comments 0 Comments
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OHS Represents At Regional Science Olympiad

OHS Represents At Regional Science Olympiad

 

Oakdale High School’s Science Olympiad team finished this year’s regional Science Olympiad competition tied for fifth. The team fell short in the tiebreaker, number of gold medals, which will send Central Catholic to the State finals. The top four go to finals. The team faced an unfortunate circumstance when one event was thrown out do to a scoring mistake by the event supervisor.

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End In Sight For Negotiations?

The bad news is: our teachers have not yet settled salary negotiations. The good news is: if settled they have the opportunity to reopen for another increase in October.

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Posted: Mar. 18, 2015 11:22 a.m. | Updated: Mar. 18, 2015 11:28 a.m. | End In Sight For Negotiations? Comments 0 Comments
OHS Freshman Accompanied By 4-Legged Companion

OHS Freshman Accompanied By 4-Legged Companion

If today’s teenager is to be selfish and lazy, one need not tell Hope Kindred. The Oakdale High School freshman missed that memo.

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Students Step Up For Positive Change

Students Step Up For Positive Change

Oakdale Junior High School staffers Ben Cortez and Brandi Chavez are aiming to join forces. During the 2014-2015 school year, Cortez the teacher and Chavez the staffer each have pioneered new programs which are proving successful on the campus.

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OHS Freshman Accompanied By 4-Legged Companion

OHS Freshman Accompanied By 4-Legged Companion

If today’s teenager is to be selfish and lazy, one need not tell Hope Kindred. The Oakdale High School freshman missed that memo.

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Students Step Up For Positive Change

Students Step Up For Positive Change

Oakdale Junior High School staffers Ben Cortez and Brandi Chavez are aiming to join forces. During the 2014-2015 school year, Cortez the teacher and Chavez the staffer each have pioneered new programs which are proving successful on the campus.

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Reading Celebrates Dr. Seuss

Reading Celebrates Dr. Seuss

Monday was a real page turner, all across Oakdale.

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Posted: Mar. 03, 2015 6:34 p.m. | Updated: Mar. 04, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Reading Celebrates Dr. Seuss Comments 0 Comments
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Craig Clinches Medallion As Distinguished Young Woman

Craig Clinches Medallion As Distinguished Young Woman

The annual Distinguished Young Women of Oakdale program, sponsored by Soroptimist International of Oakdale, was hosted Saturday, Feb. 21, at Magnolia School Auditorium. Oakdale High School senior and current Distinguished Young Woman Rachelle Pabalan passed her title to Amy Craig, a junior at Oakdale High School. In addition to the $2,500 scholarship for the title award, Amy received two $200 scholarships in the Talent and Interview categories. Scholarship awards were also presented to Makayla Johnson, Second Place; Jessica Gorman, Third Place; Hannah Copher, Fourth Place; and Haley Dyson, Fifth Place. Jessica also received two $200 scholarships in the Self ...

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Posted: Feb. 24, 2015 6:26 p.m. | Updated: Feb. 25, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Craig Clinches Medallion As Distinguished Young Woman Comments 0 Comments
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Oakdale FFA Celebrates 2015 National FFA Week

Oakdale FFA Celebrates 2015 National FFA Week

The Oakdale FFA (Future Farmers of America) will celebrate National FFA Week, Feb. 21 to 28. This year’s theme is Go All Out! and it embraces more than 80 years of FFA traditions while looking to the organization’s future.

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Posted: Feb. 17, 2015 6:27 p.m. | Updated: Feb. 18, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Oakdale FFA Celebrates 2015 National FFA Week Comments 0 Comments
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Chromebooks Bring Egypt Projects To Latest Century

Chromebooks Bring Egypt Projects To Latest Century

Fair Oaks sixth grade students are clicking back through the sands of time.

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Posted: Feb. 17, 2015 6:42 p.m. | Updated: Feb. 18, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Chromebooks Bring Egypt Projects To Latest Century Comments 0 Comments
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Champions, Again! - OHS Claims Academic Decathlon Title

Champions, Again! - OHS Claims Academic Decathlon Title

 

Braun and brains might be the best description for the out of towner reviewing the successes of Oakdale High School’s student body and its alum.

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Posted: Feb. 10, 2015 6:34 p.m. | Updated: Feb. 11, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Champions, Again! - OHS Claims Academic Decathlon Title Comments 0 Comments
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Oakdale Crowns Homecoming Royalty

Oakdale Crowns Homecoming Royalty

Following an exciting junior varsity boys overtime win on the basketball court Friday night, the crowd at Oakdale High School was treated to the 2015 Winter Homecoming coronation. Taking the honors were King Derrick Pennington, Queen Kaeli Sturtevant, Princess Emma Burke and Prince Matthew Kjeldgaard.

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Posted: Feb. 10, 2015 6:47 p.m. | Updated: Feb. 11, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Oakdale Crowns Homecoming Royalty Comments 0 Comments
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School Business As Usual As Contract Negotiations Linger

It was yet another standing room only session for the Oakdale Joint Unified School Board meeting on Monday, Feb. 2. The meeting was conducted at the OJUSD Technology and Staff Development Center due to overlap with Oakdale City Council meeting.

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OHS Prepares To Defend Title

OHS Prepares To Defend Title

As many contemplate the outcome of the 49th Super Bowl this Sunday another type of contemplation is swirling around Oakdale High School as the AcaDec Team looks to the 35th Annual Stanislaus County Academic Decathlon.

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Posted: Jan. 27, 2015 5:43 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 28, 2015 1:00 a.m. | OHS Prepares To Defend Title Comments 0 Comments
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OHS Senior Marks Fourth Generation Graduate

OHS Senior Marks Fourth Generation Graduate

This June will mark 100 years since the first of four generations walked across the stage and earned an Oakdale High School diploma.

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Accused Of Committing Sex Acts With Minor

Accused Of Committing Sex Acts With Minor

 

An Oakdale man was arrested by Tuolumne County Sheriff's detectives at his Hampton Court residence on Feb. 2 for several sex crimes, according to a March 2 press release issued from the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Department.

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Posted: Mar. 03, 2015 6:36 p.m. | Updated: Mar. 04, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Accused Of Committing Sex Acts With Minor Comments 0 Comments
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Two Surrender From Summer Gang Assault

Two Surrender From Summer Gang Assault

A six-month investigation of a gang assault that has led to several arrests of gang members as well as a Jan. 12 sweep that involved over 40 officers from six agencies, has resulted in two additional suspects surrendering to police.

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Website Allows Residents To Check Crime Activity

Website Allows Residents To Check Crime Activity

With the use of a personal computer or mobile device, local individuals and businesses can now retrieve crime information from the Oakdale Police Department and will be able to make police reports.

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Knights Ferry News 3-25-15

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!

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Posted: Mar. 24, 2015 2:36 p.m. | Updated: Mar. 25, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Knights Ferry News 3-25-15 Comments 0 Comments

Knights Ferry News 3-18-15

 

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.

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Knights Ferry News 3-11-15

This has been another beautiful week in the Ferry but we need the rain! Even the weeds are getting limp!

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Posted: Mar. 10, 2015 1:54 p.m. | Updated: Mar. 11, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Knights Ferry News 3-11-15 Comments 0 Comments

Knights Ferry News-3-4-15

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).

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Posted: Mar. 03, 2015 2:55 p.m. | Updated: Mar. 04, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Knights Ferry News-3-4-15 Comments 0 Comments

Knights Ferry News- 2-25-15

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!

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Posted: Feb. 24, 2015 2:09 p.m. | Updated: Feb. 25, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Knights Ferry News- 2-25-15 Comments 0 Comments

Knights Ferry News- 2-18-15

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?

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Posted: Feb. 17, 2015 2:06 p.m. | Updated: Feb. 18, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Knights Ferry News- 2-18-15 Comments 0 Comments

Knights Ferry News-Week of 2-11-15

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.

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Posted: Feb. 10, 2015 1:41 p.m. | Updated: Feb. 11, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Knights Ferry News-Week of 2-11-15 Comments 0 Comments

Knights Ferry News

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!

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Posted: Feb. 03, 2015 3:33 p.m. | Updated: Feb. 04, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Knights Ferry News Comments 0 Comments

Knights Ferry News Week of December 25, 2015

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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Posted: Jan. 27, 2015 2:10 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 28, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Knights Ferry News Week of December 25, 2015 Comments 0 Comments

Valley Home News 3-25-15

A bad break ... Just as irrigation season is beginning our wonderful hard working neighbor Darlene Nunes suffered a broken foot. The break was very serious and will really be hard on Darlene. The Nunes family is well known throughout our Valley Home community for their dedication to this rural way of life we all love so much! Darlene and Alvin just give a holler if you need anything ... you know you have a community that thinks the world of you both and is ready to help in any way needed!

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Valley Home News 3-18-15

Hot, yummy cinnamon rolls ready to eat...come by tomorrow, Thursday, March 19 and support our Valley Home students! Cinnamon rolls will be available at 8 a.m. for purchase. The early morning delicacy will be $5.00 for a tin of four delicious rolls. What a great way to start the day...a tasty treat while helping raise funds for our students Asilomar trip! Be sure to get there early, sale will end when cinnamon rolls are sold out.

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Valley Home News 3-11-15

This week is an exciting week for future kindergarten students at Valley Home School! Today, Wednesday March 11, is registration day! It’s always such a big day for the youngsters and parents alike ... It’s a bittersweet time for many parents as they realize how quickly their little one is growing. Registration will be held on the Texas Avenue campus from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Valley Home News-3-4-15

Our Valley Home 4-Hers met last evening for their monthly community meeting. The 4-Hers are holding a drive thru Tri Tip dinner this Friday evening. The Tri Tip will be smoked and the dinner will have sides of beans, dinner rolls and salad. The dinner will serve a family of four and the cost is $35. Proceeds will go toward the 4-Hers trip to Monterey Aquarium in May! For more information you may call 4-H president Sierra Haynes at 596-6672 or Community Leader Sean Haynes at 324-7286. Your support is greatly appreciated! Pick up location is the Valley Home school ...

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VALLEY HOME NEWS- 2-25-15

This week we salute a local hero. Gene Benedix was wounded in combat in 1951 during the Korean War and was awarded the Purple Heart commendation. He never received the actual Purple Heart medal. There will be a special presentation by Congressman Jeff Denham on April 7, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Gladys Lemmons Senior Center to present this medal. Please try to attend. Thank you to Judy Bossard for sharing this important news with the community.

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VALLEY HOME NEWS- 2-18-15

Cost Less Market ... What a spectacular trip it is from Valley Home to go grocery shopping. Taking the time to appreciate this trip is something that I have learned to make a priority. Where else can you drive five minutes to go grocery shopping and pass almond orchards with beautiful blossoms, go past Bushwacker’s home, watch cattle and horses grazing on lush green pastures, then at the edge of town and right before shopping, pass over the most spectacular bridge! Crossing this beautiful gateway bridge offers you a moment to reflect. Many thousands use this strong and steady passage ...

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Valley Home News-Week of 2-11-15

This past week I had the opportunity to visit with a young man I hadn’t seen for a very long time. Seeing Cy Chrisman all grown up was a reminder to me of how quickly the years are going by. It’s always such a great pleasure for me when one of our Valley Home young folks drops by our home for a visit when home from college. The joy of seeing these young people as they go from elementary school to high school and now to college is such a true blessing! My visit with Cy came while ...

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Posted: Feb. 10, 2015 1:40 p.m. | Updated: Feb. 11, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Valley Home News-Week of 2-11-15 Comments 0 Comments

Valley Home News

A great chance to support our Valley Home School ... Thursday, February 12th “On the Scene Cuisine” will be providing a tri-tip and ribs dinner. The dinner is a fundraiser for the Asilomar field trip costs! Each dinner will include tri-tip and ribs, five cheese homemade macaroni and cheese, molasses baked beans, buttered corn, garlic bread, and dessert! Dinner pick up will be between 4 and 6 p.m. Dinner tickets are $18 per meal. For more information you can call the school at 847-0117.

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Posted: Feb. 03, 2015 3:40 p.m. | Updated: Feb. 04, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Valley Home News Comments 0 Comments

Valley Home News

We send our heartfelt sympathy to our Knights Ferry neighbors. Once again this small tight knit community has lost one of their own. Glenda Maisel passed away very suddenly this past week. Glenda and her husband Rick owned and operated the historic Knights Ferry General Store, Bar and Glenda’s Deli. Many folks, including several of us here in Valley Home will remember Glenda’s delicious cooking! I will always remember the care Glenda took to get every order just right, her customers were each special to her! The community of Knights Ferry has suffered the loss of so many ...

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Posted: Jan. 27, 2015 2:09 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 28, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Valley Home News Comments 0 Comments

NAOMI RUTH LUCAS SPERRY

NAOMI RUTH LUCAS SPERRY went to be with Jesus on March 22, 2015 in Oakdale, CA.  She was born December 26, 1934 in Walter, Oklahoma to Walter Lee Lucas and Audie Pamelia Wilson.  She spent her young life traveling between Arizona and New Mexico with her family to different farms where they picked a variety of crops.  Her father loved to travel and was always on the move to a different location for work.  

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ALAN LESTER OKSEN

ALAN LESTER OKSEN

ALAN LESTER OKSEN

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Posted: Mar. 24, 2015 5:42 p.m. | Updated: Mar. 25, 2015 1:00 a.m. | ALAN LESTER OKSEN  Comments 0 Comments
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MAE ROSALINE WINTER

MAE ROSALINE WINTER

MAE ROSALINE WINTER

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Posted: Mar. 24, 2015 5:44 p.m. | Updated: Mar. 25, 2015 1:00 a.m. | MAE ROSALINE WINTER Comments 0 Comments
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MARION C. MACDONALD

MARION C. MACDONALD

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Posted: Mar. 24, 2015 5:46 p.m. | Updated: Mar. 25, 2015 1:00 a.m. | MARION C.  MACDONALD  Comments 0 Comments
OSCAR MARIO PEÑA SR

OSCAR MARIO PEÑA SR

OSCAR MARIO PEÑA SR

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MELODIE HOWARD

MELODIE HOWARD

MELODIE HOWARD

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JENNY THOMPSON

JENNY THOMPSON

JENNY THOMPSON,

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DOROTHY JEAN MOORE

DOROTHY JEAN MOORE

DOROTHY JEAN MOORE

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ARTHUR SMITH

ARTHUR SMITH

ARTHUR SMITH

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FRED ALVAN OZBIRN

FRED ALVAN OZBIRN

With his great nephew Mark Ozbirn at his side, Fred Alvan Ozbirn, 91, passed away

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SANDRA LYNN VELDSTRA

SANDRA LYNN VELDSTRA

SANDRA LYNN VELDSTRA

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RALPH OLEN FORTNER

RALPH OLEN FORTNER

RALPH OLEN FORTNER

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OSCAR MARIO PEÑA SR

OSCAR MARIO PEÑA SR

OSCAR MARIO PEÑA SR

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MARY ANN STADLER

MARY ANN STADLER

MARY ANN STADLER

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ANDREW SCOTT HALLS

ANDREW SCOTT HALLS

ANDREW SCOTT HALLS

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BETTY JEAN SERPA

BETTY JEAN SERPA

BETTY JEAN SERPA

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Posted: Mar. 03, 2015 3:08 p.m. | Updated: Mar. 04, 2015 1:00 a.m. | BETTY JEAN SERPA Comments 0 Comments
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BETTY LOU (DUKE) DRADER

BETTY LOU (DUKE)

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Posted: Mar. 03, 2015 3:12 p.m. | Updated: Mar. 04, 2015 1:00 a.m. | BETTY LOU (DUKE) DRADER  Comments 0 Comments
MARY BEATRICE FRIEL

MARY BEATRICE FRIEL

MARY BEATRICE FRIEL

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Posted: Mar. 03, 2015 3:13 p.m. | Updated: Mar. 04, 2015 1:00 a.m. | MARY BEATRICE FRIEL Comments 0 Comments
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ROBERT NORMAN GOLDEN

ROBERT NORMAN GOLDEN

ROBERT NORMAN GOLDEN

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RUTH VIOLA VAN TUINEN

RUTH VIOLA VAN TUINEN

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STANFORD “SANDY” HUDSON SLATE

STANFORD “SANDY” HUDSON SLATE

STANFORD “SANDY” HUDSON SLATE

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Posted: Mar. 03, 2015 3:24 p.m. | Updated: Mar. 04, 2015 1:00 a.m. | STANFORD “SANDY” HUDSON SLATE  Comments 0 Comments
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THOMAS VERNON LARSON

THOMAS VERNON

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Posted: Mar. 03, 2015 3:27 p.m. | Updated: Mar. 04, 2015 1:00 a.m. | THOMAS VERNON  LARSON  Comments 0 Comments
GLENDA MAE LANGUM MAISEL

GLENDA MAE LANGUM MAISEL

GLENDA MAE LANGUM MAISEL

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Posted: Jan. 27, 2015 5:06 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 28, 2015 1:00 a.m. | GLENDA MAE LANGUM MAISEL Comments 0 Comments
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