At the MAC meeting last Thursday, Heather Wright, representing the U.S, Army Corp Parks, introduced the new Park Manager, Duane Johnson. They discussed the contract with the Sheriff Department and that the extra Deputy is on duty Fridays through Sundays, holidays and at sporadic times. The problem of noxious weeds in the park was discussed. Mr. Martine from the Fish and Wildlife Lancaster Road Project explained what was happening with that project to restore the area for salmon. Tom Changnon, Superintendent of Stanislaus County Schools, introduced the Campaign for Civility, a character education that all county schools will be using. The MAC members discussed Nancy Heaven’s plan to build on her property in the gulch and will invite her to the next meeting to clarify her plans.*****Maureen McKibban has returned from two weeks at her daughter’s home in Wellesley, Massachusetts where she helped Kate and Graeme get their home ready to sell. They are moving to the New York City area. Maureen played with granddaughter Emma, and helped clean, pack, and stage the home for showing. For fun she shopped for clothes for Emma and took in a movie. The Sunday she left the house probably sold.*****Doc LeDonne passed away last Sunday. He and his wife Doris lived in the Ferry for over 30 years. They lived in the Knights Ferry Hotel then they built the Washington Hotel and Doc ran the Mercantile Gun Shop. He was a retired Veterinarian, having taken over his father’s practice in the Bay Area. He also spent time with Doris in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Mexico on various jobs. Services were Tuesday.*****The riverside was rocking Saturday night as a tri-tip dinner and many bands joined up for a benefit for Knights Ferry School. Thanks to Hoss for underwriting the expenses!*****Knights Ferry School started the year with 123 students, down from last year. The school will be implementing the character education with Respect the focus for September.*****Thursday, September 2 is the Community Club meeting at 7:00 p.m. It is a dessert meeting.*****Sunday, September 5th is Breakfast Sunday in the Ferry at the I.O.O.F. Hall from 8 to noon. Ham, eggs, hot cakes, juice and coffee for only $5.00.*****The Knights Ferry Odd Fellows and Rebekahs enjoyed rafting down the river and a bar-b-que last Saturday.*****Don’t forget the 9th annual Zero Party September 11th at the clubhouse. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the potluck dinner starting at 6:15. Bring your own beverage and a food dish to share. All whose birthdays end with a zero will be honored. Entertainment should be good - Benny and his gang will perform!