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Pitman grad to play in USA Football Bowl

Pitman High grad David Gianesin is hoping his talents on the gridiron will shine this weekend as he participates in the USA Football Bowl Festival - a four-day event that includes the USA Professional Leagues Testing Combine and an all-star game featuring senior players from the Division I, I-AA, Division II, Division III and NAIA levels.

January 16, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | College


Lockable trash cans reduce issues with homeless

It reduces identity theft.

January 16, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Births Jan. 8 to Jan. 13

• Crystal and Randall McCartney of Turlock are the parents of a 6-pound-9-ounce girl born Jan. 8 at Emanuel Medical Center.

January 16, 2015 | | Births


Evelyn Jane Erickson

Evelyn Erikson passed away in Modesto at the age of 90 on January 9, 2015. A native of Turlock, Evelyn was the daughter of the late Arthur and Emma Erickson. She attended Turlock High School and was life-long member of the Turlock Covenant Church. She is the sister of the late Gloria Harmon of Modesto. Evelyn is survived by her brother, Gordon Erickson, of El Paso, TX; her niece, Sabrina Harmon, of Medford, MA; her nephew, Michael Harmon, of Modesto: and her great nephew, Eric Harmon, also of Modesto. A private memorial will held at a later date.

January 15, 2015 | | OBITS


Loren David Coelho

Loren David Coelho went Home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, at the age of 43, as a result of a tragic farming accident.

January 15, 2015 | | OBITS


Storer gives this parent one less thing to worry about

Dear Editor,

January 13, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Game changer: 'Free' education at junior colleges

California community colleges once were free when it came to class units.

January 13, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Thanks for making holidays brighter for foster, at-risk youth

This year, Aspiranet partnered with 39 Starbucks stores in Stanislaus and Merced counties for our annual Holiday Gift Drive, where we collected 810 gifts for the foster and at-risk youth we serve with the help and generosity of Starbucks customers. The holidays, which can be a difficult time for our youth because they are separated from parents and/or siblings, becomes a time when our youth feel the support of the community.

January 13, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Questions to consider

If vaccines are as safe and effective as our government and vaccine proponents claim, answering these questions will be easy and reassuring.

January 13, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Gas prices: How low can they go?

2015 is staring out on a low note - at least when it comes to gas prices. A gallon of unleaded gasoline could be found for $2.19 at three different locations in Turlock on Tuesday, $0.60 less than the cheapest gas in town just two months ago.

January 13, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Chano Tovar

Chano Tovar peacefully passed away January 7, 2015 at the age of 61. He is survived by his wife Diana Tovar, daughter Erica Tovar, son Lucas (Anna) Tovar, grandchildren Noah and Ayden, brothers Adam, Joe and Jeff Tovar, sister Michelle Johnson and mother Rachel Tovar. He is preceded in death by his father Adam Tovar and sister Sandra Medeiros.

January 13, 2015 | | OBITS


Billy Lee Worden

Billy Worden, 62, of Ceres, passed away at home.

January 13, 2015 | | OBITS


Laurence Raymond Surber

Laurence was born in Sioux City, IA and was raised on a farm in Waterbury Nebraska and attended school there. He was in the Navy for two years during World War II, when he returned home he farmed for 2 years and then came to California in 1956. In 1959 he married Eleanor Skiles and together they shared 56 years of marriage. Laurence worked for the City of Turlock for 16 years and Turlock High School for 12 years.

January 13, 2015 | | OBITS


Walter Nelson Falke

Walter Falke passed away peacefully in his home on January 12, 2015 at the age of 86.

January 13, 2015 | | OBITS


Thelma Mae Caylor

Thelma Mae Caylor was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina on Jan. 13, 1930, and passed away on Jan. 2, 2015, in Modesto.

January 13, 2015 | | OBITS


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Loretta Jane Storment

She is survived by her husband John Storment; children Charlene (Wayne) Fry of Turlock and Cathleen Siler of Delhi; stepchildren Edward Storment and Jennifer Storment, both of Delhi; brother Ed (Alice) Suszynski of June Lake, CA; grandchildren Jaime, Kathryn, Eric, Kayla and Ricardo; great grandchildren Aleigha, Bryson, Ryleigh, Lauryn and Madison.

January 27, 2015 | | OBITS


Douglas Ross Hake

He is survived by his son Benjamin Hake of Denair; siblings Robert (Vicky) Hake of Denair, Linda (Ted) Pinson of Ohio, Sandra (Allen) Niles of Wyoming; and two grandchildren Marcus and Nicolas Hake of Denair. Doug was preceded in death by his wife Josephine in 2004, his parents Leland and Margaret Hake, and sister Carol Alford.

January 27, 2015 | | OBITS


Launa “Lee” Dixon

Launa was born in Hazard County, Kentucky to James and Cassie Begley and passed away at the age of 80 in Turlock, California. She was one of eight children who grew up in a modest home in Kentucky. At the age of twelve, her family moved to Oakland, California. She graduated from Biola University, where she also met her husband Ted Dixon; together they shared 45 years of marriage until he passed away in 2006.

January 27, 2015 | | OBITS


Karen Elaine Hritz

She is survived by her daugters Tamara and Kelin Hritz; adopted daughter Christine Alcantara; brother Ken Feliciano; Godson/nephew Carl Rose; nieces Megan and Kristin Feliciano; nieces/nephews William and Paula Fredson; cousin Kimberly Vally; her best friends Roxanne Grubb, Judi Price and Pamela McGuire, and her dogs Copper, Lucky, Puppy and Maggy.

January 27, 2015 | | OBITS


Jonah Peter Parker

Jonah Peter Parker, son of Adam and Danae Parker, was born at 10:41 p.m. on Jan. 13, 2015 at Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock, CA. He weighed 5 lbs., 4 oz. and was 17.5 inches tall. He spent his short time on Earth in the arms of his loving parents. Jonah passed into the arms of his Heavenly Father just one hour after he was born.

January 27, 2015 | | OBITS


William Cox Thornton Jr.

Survived by his children William Cox Thornton III (son), Kelby Thornton (daughter) Tamara Thornton (daughter in law) and Alina Thornton (granddaughter). He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Thornton.

January 27, 2015 | | OBITS


Larry J. Smith

Larry is survived by his wife Beverley Smith, two children: Jenae Smith Worsham (Bill) and Byran Smith (Holly), grandkids: Dusty Worsham and Zane Smith, mother-in-law: Patricia Cash, sisters: Geneva Herrington Meza (Gil) and Kathy Smith Specker (Dan), parents: Charles Smith (Donna) and preceded in death by his mother Bernice Smith and father-in-law Bill Cash.

January 27, 2015 | | OBITS


Rinks Atushi Sano

Rinks Atsushi Sano was born on Bacon Island in the Sacramento Delta to Suyehichi and Tsute Sano. He passed away on Friday afternoon at Mercy Medical Center in Merced. His father moved his family to Yerington, Nevada when Rinks was a toddler to work as a sharecropper. After living in Nevada for a few years, the family moved to Livingston to work in farming for the Kishi family. Rinks graduated from Livingston High School in 1940. In 1942, Executive Order 9066 forced Rinks and his family first to the Merced Assembly Center at the Merced Fairgrounds, and then on to ...

January 27, 2015 | | OBITS


Marian E. Ciriscioli

Marian Ciriscioli, 90, of Turlock passed away January 24, 2015 surrounded by her loving

January 27, 2015 | | OBITS


The county had an estimated labor force of 233,800 people, with approximately 209,400 employed and 2

One of Denair High School's best baseball players in the past decade will return this spring to take over as varsity coach.

January 23, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | High School Sports


Births Jan. 14 to Jan. 21

• Paige Awai of Patterson is the mother of twin boys - 6-pounds-7-ounces and 5-pounds-11-ounces - born Jan. 14 at Emanuel Medical Center.

January 23, 2015 | | Births


BOOKS ABOUND

Anamarie Orozco peruses the books for sale at the annual Friends of the Turlock Public Library book sale. The sale features more than 10,000 books, both hardcover and paperback, to choose from, with prices ranging from 25 cents to $1. All proceeds are donated to the library to help pay for programs and materials. The sale continues from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

January 22, 2015 | | Local


Carnegie-Mistlin art show taking entries

Entries are now being accepted for the second annual Central California Arts Showcase exhibition taking place this spring at the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock and the Mistlin Gallery in Modesto.

January 22, 2015 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Beanie’s adventures continue with ‘Horror Machine’ at CSUS

The Theatre Department at California State University, Stanislaus is presenting "Beanie and the Bamboozling Horror Machine" by Roy C. Booth and Bob May as this year's children's production.

January 22, 2015 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Stanislaus Business Alliance offers new way for companies to find employees through WorkKeys

The Stanislaus Business Alliance is helping local companies by connecting them with employees that are not only qualified for positions, but likely to do well in unique environments, through their WorkKeys Program.

January 22, 2015 | | Local


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