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Baljinder Kaur

Mrs. Kaur is survived by her two children, Sukhwant Uppal and Jagidip Kaur. She is preceded in death by her husband, Mohinder Singh, and two children, Amerdeep and Jaswant Singh.

December 04, 2014 | | OBITS


Helen Fullmer

Helen Fullmer, 83, of Turlock, passed away at home after a short illness.

December 04, 2014 | | OBITS


Ernest Carter

Ernest Carter, 90 of Don Pedro passed away on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at Memorial Hospital in Modesto after a short stay where he was surrounded by family.

December 04, 2014 | | OBITS


Lois Alma Pinkney

Lois was born in Colchester, Vermont to Paul and Helen Fontaine and passed away at the age of 79 in Turlock. She was raised all over the country as a "military brat". Lois attended high school in Indiana and Canterbury England graduating from London Central High School in Bushey Park, England in 1953.

December 04, 2014 | | OBITS


Stanley Ray Jantz

Stanley Ray Jantz was born on December 2, 1947 to Walter and Marie Jantz. He was known by his family and friends as Stan. Stan passed away in the early morning of November 22, 2014 in Twin Falls, Idaho with his loving wife at his side. He is survived by his wife Lori Jantz, his son, David Jantz, his grandson, Cameron Jantz, his two brothers Harvey and Richard, and his three sisters Joyce, Phyllis and Susan.

December 04, 2014 | | OBITS


Big TV inflamed the situation in Ferguson

Like many of us, I feel changed by the events in Ferguson, Missouri leading up to and on Nov. 23 and afterward.

December 02, 2014 | | Letters to the Editor


U.S. world's most benevolent country

America is obsessed with being No. 1. It dominates in military power, economic prosperity, high technology, even movie blockbusters. Recently, its glorious résumé was freshened up with yet another impressive credential: The world's most benevolent country of 2014, a title it shares with Myanmar.

December 02, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Downtown prepares for Christmas parade

The streets of downtown Turlock will soon be filled with crowds of holiday revelers as the 36th annual Downtown Christmas Parade is set for Friday.

December 02, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Byron Ginocchio

Byron Ginocchio, 99, of Turlock passed away peacefully on Thanksgiving, November 27th surrounded by family. Byron was born in Tranquility, California and spent 98 years living in Stanislaus County. He graduated from Denair High School in 1934 where he was student body president and was the oldest living graduate from his class. In 2012, Byron enjoyed being the grand marshal of Denair High School's Centennial Parade.

December 02, 2014 | | OBITS


Stanley Ray Jantz

Stanley Ray Jantz was born on December 2, 1947 to Walter and Marie Jantz. He was known by his family and friends as Stan. Stan passed away in the early morning of November 22, 2014 in Twin Falls, Idaho with his loving wife at his side. He is survived by his wife Lori Jantz, his son, David Jantz, his grandson, Cameron Jantz, his two brothers Harvey and Richard, and his three sisters Joyce, Phyllis and Susan.

December 02, 2014 | | OBITS


Samuel Tate Maddox

Long-time Turlock resident Samuel Tate Maddox died peacefully at the Covenant Village Care Center, Friday evening, November 21. He was 98. He was born in Atlanta, GA, January 24, 1916 to Charles and Maude Sibyl Maddox and was one of seven children. He married his high school sweetheart, Carlotta Iva Althizer, in 1936. They had 3 sons. She pre-deceased him in 1970. He was a World War II Army veteran. Worked many years for Quaker Oats Co. later moving to Turlock

December 02, 2014 | | OBITS


Helen Gale Fullmer

Helen Fullmer, 83, of Turlock, passed away at home after a short illness. Helen was born in Modesto CA and graduated from Modesto High School in 1950. She married Lloyd Fullmer in the spring of 1951. She received an LVN degree and worked as a nurse for 25 years. Helen was a very artistic person. She enjoyed quilting, doll making, pottery, and after retirement, began painting. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.

December 02, 2014 | | OBITS


Fair foundation to sell alcohol at 2015 event; three nonprofits lose booths

Three organizations that have made thousands of dollars at the fair in previous years will now have to find other ways to raise funds as the Stanislaus County Fair has decided to dissolve an agreement that allows them to sell alcohol at the 2015 fair.

December 02, 2014 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS AND ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN | Local


Turlock roads lose again

With the narrow defeat of Measure B, fixing Turlock roads have taken a back seat again. To the 61 percent of Turlock voters willing to re-invest into fixing our critically important transportation infrastructure, the community thanks you. Unfortunately, a minority of voters have pushed much needed repairs down the road – a road that is in dire need of repair, filled with ever increasing potholes.

November 28, 2014 | | Letters to the Editor


Births Nov. 20 to Nov. 26

• Rosio and Cesar Salazar of Delhi are the parents of a 7-pound-5-ounce boy born Nov. 20 at Emanuel Medical Center.

November 28, 2014 | | Births


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Births Dec. 11 to Dec. 17

• Emily-Ann Cordeiro of Turlock is the mother of a 7-pound-8-ounce boy born Dec. 11 at Emanuel Medical Center.

December 19, 2014 | | Births


Young people need to be more politically interested

Anthony Cannella came walking up to Blaker Kinser Junior High School in Ceres earlier this month with a jacket on and coffee in his hand.

December 19, 2014 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Editorial


Turlock turns 143 on Monday

Monday will mark a historic anniversary for Turlock. On Dec. 22, 1871, the town was founded by John William Mitchell, a prominent grain farmer who owned 100,000 acres of land from Keyes to Atwater (encompassing what is now the City of Turlock), with the placement of the first flag station (train stop) at Henderson's crossing (Golden State Boulevard and Berkeley Avenue).

December 19, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Laura B. Coombs

Laura passed away in Hilmar at the age of 94. Laura was born in Arnesen, Rocky Point, Minnesota to Bernard and Agnes Arnesen. She graduated from business college in Duluth, Minnesota and moved to San Francisco. Laura worked as a personal secretary to the President of Garnett Young & Co. After marrying her Navy husband Arthur, they lived in Oakland for 12 years, then moved to Livermore where Arthur worked.

December 19, 2014 | | OBITS


Robert Melvin Caires

Robert M. Caires peacefully passed away quietly at Paramount Senior Living in Turlock at the age of 84. Born July 19, 1930 in Oakland, Bob served 4 years in the US Naval Reserve from 1948 – 1952, during the Korean War. After an honorable discharge, he attended business colleges, Foothill and San Jose State Colleges. He joined the Internal Revenue Service as an agent in 1960 where he worked for 36 years until retiring. Bob was a member of the National Treasury Employee's Union, the Rosicrucian Order AMORC, Fraternal Order of Eagles, California Notary Association, L.A., YMCA, Mountain View ...

December 19, 2014 | | OBITS


John Gibson

John's life journey ended at home on Wednesday, December 17,2014 at 8:18p.m. He began a new life with those that preceded him in death; his beloved wife Imogene; daughter Brenda and his brother Paul.

December 19, 2014 | | OBITS


½ cent tax key to ACE expansion into Stanislaus County

Altamont Corridor Express trains could be stopping in downtown Turlock within the next 10 years if Stanislaus County voters approve their own version of San Joaquin County's half cent Measure K transportation sales tax during the next election cycle.

December 18, 2014 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Local


Lawrence “Carl” S. Carlton

Lawrence Sylvester Carlton entered his heavenly home after a 7-month battle with cancer.

December 18, 2014 | | OBITS


Joel Allen Burnett

Joel Allen Burnett passed away Thursday after a long illness. One of five children and born in Turlock, CA to John and Joan Burnett, Joel lived his entire life in the Central Valley. Joel started his career off as a carpenter in the construction trade. He was a strong individual with a fun-loving nature. Joel would give anyone the shirt off his back even if it was his last shirt. He helped many people through the lowest points in their lives. He was a good friend to all and a wonderful uncle and grand-uncle. Joel enjoyed riding his bike and ...

December 16, 2014 | | OBITS


Lonnie Joseph Brunson

Lon Brunson was not so much a man of great faith…. as he was a man of faith in a GREAT GOD! He was ushered into the presence of his Lord and Savior on December 5, 2014 and is remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, friend and a humble servant of Jesus Christ.

December 16, 2014 | | OBITS


Arlene Annie Huber

Arlene was preceded in death by her husband Virgil Huber. Arlene is survived by her children: George Huber, Gloria McCormick, Linda Stopher, William Huber, Robert Huber, Mary Vieira; and 19 grandchildren. She has one surviving sibling, Kenneth Troutman, whom she loved dearly.

December 16, 2014 | | OBITS


Anne Shaw

Anne Shaw, 80, of Turlock, CA passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, December 13, 2014. Born in Oronogo, Missouri August 27, 1934 to Carroll and Maude Weathers, she spent much of her childhood in Bisbee Arizona before her family moved to Los Angeles following the death of her father. There, She graduated from Manual Arts High School, and attended college at Bob Jones University in South Carolina, where she began dating Donald Shaw. They married in 1955, and settled in Turlock in 1962 after Donald had completed his Masters at UCLA .

December 16, 2014 | | OBITS


Warrior men topple Argonauts in home opener for third straight win

Wes Bartole notched another double-double and Tyler Barber scored 16 points on Thursday as they led the Cal State Stanislaus men's basketball team to another run-away win. This time it was over Notre Dame de Namur, 72-56.

December 12, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | College


Births Dec. 4 to Dec. 10

• Crystal Wright of Turlock is the mother of a 4-pound-5-ounce girl born Dec. 4 at Emanuel Medical Center.

December 12, 2014 | | Births


Climate change, the drought and Yosemite Valley

Extreme weather is bad, right?

December 12, 2014 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


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