• Amanda Wammock of Turlock is the mother of a nine-pound-six-ounce boy born June 21 at Emanuel Medical Center.
The results of the 2012 Merced County Fair's Grade A Milk Producers' Contest have been tabulated and six entries from throughout the Central Valley rose to the top to receive the Creamery Award.
For a second consecutive year, a rural community group is benefitting from the luck of Ceres farmer Wendel Trinkler. He recently won a contest hosted by Monsanto that offered a $2,500 cash prize, which he turned over on Wednesday to the Mountain View Recreation Center and the Local Warriors Club which benefits two rural schools.
Eldora Schwab, 91, of Turlock, CA went peacefully into the presence of her Lord and Savior on June 15, 2012. Born in Turlock in 1921, and graduating from Turlock High School, she attended Modesto Junior College and Samuel Merritt Hospital (RN course) in Oakland. Later, she also took courses at Columbia Bible College in South Carolina.
Jim Parker, 69, a longtime resident of Turlock, passed away at the Alexander Cohen Hospice House on Sunday June 24th 2012, after a lengthy illness. Jim was born in Berkley, CA and spent his childhood years in Hayward, CA.
Louise Marie Fisher went to be with the Lord on June 24, 2012. She was beloved by all who knew her.
Gilbert E. Townsend, 85 of Turlock, passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home with his loving wife, Sara, by his side. Gilbert was born and raised in Minnesota, and moved to California in 1962. Formerly of Newark, Ca, Gilbert came to Turlock in 1987, at which time he became an active member of the Berkeley Ave Baptist Church and has remained a faithful member until his passing.
Jonathan Dru Bohrer, 53 of Turlock, passed away Monday, June 25, 2012 at his residence in Turlock. He was born in Newman, California and graduated from Turlock schools.
Common sense and charity intervened last week to keep a man - who ordered and ate a large meal at a restaurant he couldn't pay for it - from going to jail.
In case you don't know yet, Stanislaus County Fair is NOT having a Christian artist come this year to do a concert at the fair as they have in the past few years. Certainly it can't be because the performances by Christian artists have been poorly attended. Actually it is the opposite. When the Christian artists have come, the Christian community packed the place out and many followed up by letting the fair people know how much it was appreciated and what a blessing it was to everyone.
Staples for Students is holding its fifth annual national school supply drive to help kids in need. The drive encourages local young people to collect school supplies and drop them off at their nearest Staples store starting July 1 through Sept. 15.
The 24 honorees for the 2012 All-Nicklaus Team have been announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America, and Cal State Stanislaus' Trevor Blair is one of them.
Both Cal State Stanislaus soccer teams will be on the road to start the 2012 season before beginning the California Collegiate Athletic Association schedule at home in September.
Recently I've been learning more about fishing for kokanee in our local lakes. For years I've always wondered what those guys were doing trolling out in the middle of the lake during the summer months.
Charlene was born in Ashland, Kentucky to Charles and Addie Lawson in 1920 and is one of six children. She spent her childhood living in several West Virginia towns and graduated from Parkersburg High School. If you asked her where she was from she'd always say she was proud to be a West Virginia mountaineer.
Adriana Soares and Garrett Azevedo are engaged to be married. The couple met in 2008, while attending Central Valley High School in Ceres.
Courtney Lynn Pascoe and Darwin Lawrence Bonifacio are engaged to be married. The couple plan to wed on Sept. 12, 2015, in Monterey, California.
There is no way to get around the human, environmental and financial consequences of a fourth consecutive drought year in water-starved California. We have seen it in the fallowed fields on the west side of the Southern San Joaquin Valley and the economic devastation in that region. We have seen it in the reduced flows in rivers and historically low levels of many of the state's reservoirs.
Members and guests of the Turlock American Legion Post celebrated the organization's 96th anniversary on Friday with a dinner hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary. Founded in 1919, the American Legion Rex Ish Post 88 is named after Rex Ish, the first World War I causality from Turlock. Over the decades, the American Legion members have been dedicated to serving military veterans, service members and the community at large.
Sadie outlived her two husbands Orville Lee and Boyd Butler, her son Jerry, and all of her siblings. She is survived by her daughter Ruthann Sisk of Denair, son Gary (Charlene) Lee of No. Highlands, CA, step-son Glenn (Hui Yop) Butler, 6 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and 4 great, great-grandchildren.
Joyce is survived by her husband, Archie Graham of Delhi; two sons, Jim (Jeanne) Graham of Paradise and Jerry Graham of Delhi, CA; three siblings, Dolores West and Dale West both of Delhi, and James West of Albuquerque, New Mexico; and six grandchildren, Justin Graham, Kendall Graham, Kylie Graham, Brooklyn Graham, Jade Shadrick, and Amanda Graham.
Elfie Maddox, Turlock resident, passed away at the age 95. She is survived by her daughter Linda (John) Kleiber of Tracy; grandchildren Jennifer (Tripp) Torchia and Brian (Jennifer) Kleiber; one great grandchild Victoria and caregiver Marsha Barkhousen.. She is preceded in death by her parents Ben and Emma Larson; husband Willmer Maddox; son Darol Maddox and sister Ruby Frost.
Eleanor was preceded in death by her parents and by a granddaughter, Robin Boyd, in 2011. She is survived by her husband of 72 years, James D. Ross Jr. of Hughson; children: Sharon (Duane) Meier of Truckee CA, Elizabeth (Dennis) Jones of Denair, and James (Claudia) Ross of Turlock, 7 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
Graduated from Turlock High School,
Earl Johnson, 89, of Turlock, passed away at Paramount Court after an extended illness. Earl was born in Irwin City to Axel and Esther Johnson. He grew up in Hilmar and attended both Hilmar and Turlock schools. In Turlock he was a part of the famous class of '44. He completed his studies while in the Marine Corps. His military service was at the end of World War II.
Jessica was born and raised in San Jose California and moved to Stanislaus County, Turlock California in 1997. She is survived by her three children Petrita Gomez, Reggie Gomez , Davina Hernandez.; siblings Patrick G. Ledbetter Jr, Benjamin Gaddis, Charlie Hoey Jr, Jaime Barrera Jr., Miguel Jr., Adrian and Juanita Reyes. Jessica was preceded in death by her parent Petrita Reyes (Oriol). ; Grandparents Martha Romero and Felix Oriol.
Every angler has his or her favorite fishing spot, I'm no different. Last weekend while fishing Lake Pardee, which is full by the way, my son and I were struggling to get any bites. We moved around from spot to spot until I decided that we try an old spot that I've been fishing since I was a kid. There was a time when that spot was the only place that I would fish on the lake, but as my boats have gotten bigger and more reliable, I've since ventured out. After fishing a while, my son ...
• Sadie Taylor of Turlock is the mother of a 7-pound-5-ounce girl born March 19 at Emanuel Medical Center.
It's tough to support one's self on $8,000 a year.
The flags in front of the Turlock Assyrian American Civic Club are flying at half mast and the club's Resha'D Nisan Celebration, planned for today, has been postponed due to the passing of His Holiness Mar Dinkha IV, Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East.