The decision of the Denair Unified School District to spend federal Jobs Bill funding on giving three principals one-time bonuses of $10,000 each was met with questions by some in the community, but DUSD officials say the money was put to good use.
California farmers, as well as farmers nationwide, are letting out a collective sigh of relief as the U.S. Department of Labor announced Thursday that it will no longer pursue a controversial set of legislations related to child labor on America's farms.
Julien Elementary School students Parker Boom and Megan Van Hoogmoed took home the top spot in the "Rock Hound" category at the 2012 Stanislaus County Office of Education Elementary Science Olympiad, held Saturday in Modesto. In Rock Hound students must identify types of rocks and minerals.
Four years ago Bryan and Dorianne Long hosted German exchange students when their son Garrett, then a senior at Turlock High School, told them about the opportunity. In exchange Garrett was able to visit Germany. Since then the family has continued to host students every other year, something Bryan Long called "nothing but a wonderful experience."
More than 1,000 people participated in the 2012 Turlock Relay For Life, held Saturday at Dutcher Middle School. Seventy different teams, including participants from local schools, businesses and churches walked with a goal to raise $250,000. The preliminary fundraising tally was $169,017 on Tuesday, but the final numbers won't be in until later this week, according to event organizers. Last year the Turlock Relay For Life raised $237,000.
An estimated 800 Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venture Scouts and parents called the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds home last weekend during the Boy Scouts of America's Greater Yosemite Council annual Jamboree.
Local Girl Scout Daisies from Troop 399 donated 300 boxes of Girl Scout cookies to staff at the Army National Guard station in Turlock. Guardsmen from the 149th Chemical Company in Turlock will be forwarding the cookies to sister Chemical Companies 140th and 132nd, which are currently deployed to Afghanistan.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration astronaut and U.S. Congressional candidate Jose Hernandez visited Denair Middle School to bring hundreds of students an inspirational message of hope and to deliver his father's recipe for success.