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Wilburn Benefield

Wilburn was born in Oklahoma to George and Estelle Benefield. He married Wilta (Neff) Benefield on April 11, 1970 and together they shared 45 years of marriage. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and retired from Gallo Winery after 30 years in the wine industry.

August 04, 2015 | | OBITS


Kelly Jean Hotchkiss Gay

Kelly lost her battle with Melanoma Cancer on July 12th. She was born in Modesto, CA and lived in Turlock and Modesto until she moved to Texas in 2005.

August 04, 2015 | | OBITS


Love Kitchen comes to Turlock

Little Caesars Love Kitchen, a big rig pizza kitchen on wheels, has traveled across the United States and Canada since 1985, feeding victims of natural disasters and the homeless. On Monday, the Love Kitchen made a stop at the Turlock Gospel Mission's Homeless Assistance Ministry on First Street. Close to 75 men, women and children participated in the goodwill pizza party on Monday.

August 04, 2015 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


Aircraft spurs emergency calls in Turlock

Around 9:20 p.m. Friday night the Turlock Police Department received a string of calls to 911 in regards to a low-flying airplane spraying a mist over parts of the city.

August 01, 2015 | | Crime


Births July 22 to July 29

• Erika Mendoza Romo and Jose Gonzalez of Riverbank are the parents of a 6-pound-14-ounce girl born July 22 at Emanuel Medical Center.

July 31, 2015 | | Births


Right in our own back yard

"Yosemite is bad a--."

July 31, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Save your trees during the drought

As we all have cut back on watering our yards, and some have stopped all together, we must remember the impact the drought has on our trees. Trees become dependent on being watered regularly. When watering our trees is completely halted, our trees may die.

July 31, 2015 | | Local


Judy Paulette Hager

Judy Paulette Hager was born December1, 1949 to Roy and Mabel Baptista at Emanuel Hospital. She grew up on a dairy with her parents, north of town on Zeering road. She attended school in the Keyes Unified School District and played saxophone in the Turlock Junior Band. She went to high school at Turlock High and was an active student. Judy's senior year she was elected to office of Social Commissioner and a member of the Executive Student Counsel as well as participating in numerous clubs: A.E.S., C.S.F., Future Teachers, Rally Committee, and Commercial Club ...

July 31, 2015 | | OBITS


Fires pose health concern Valley-wide

Two wildfires, Willow Fire in Madera County and Cabin Fire in Tulare County, have prompted local air officials to issue a health cautionary statement for smoke impacts throughout the eight-county air basin: San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and the Valley portion of Kern counties. Currently smoke impacts are concentrated in the mountainous and foothill areas of the air basin, but impacts on the Valley floor are possible until the fires are extinguished.

July 30, 2015 | | Local


Hope Lives Here Kick-off

Former Fresno State and NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer and Turlock Gospel Mission's Executive Director Tim Guerino greet one another before the Hope Lives Here kick-off celebration. The fundraising campaign to help complete Phase II of the Turlock Gospel Mission's year-round homeless shelter. Dilfer, who played in the NFL for 13 years, was in town to help the campaign and share his story of faith.

July 30, 2015 | | Local


Summer library events end with craft-a-palooza, s'mores

Local branches of the Stanislaus County Library will end their summer event offerings with a variety of craft days and tributes to two of the season's favorite treats - popsicles and s'mores.

July 30, 2015 | | Local


AG partners with Department of Labor to combat wage theft

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division have signed a cooperative agreement to crack down on employer wage theft and other illegal labor practices. The Memorandum of Understanding signed by both agencies will facilitate the sharing of information and enhance enforcement of labor violations.

July 29, 2015 | | Crime


Red Cross seeks local volunteers

Since its founding in 1881, the American Red Cross has provided vital services in a variety of ways. The Red Cross supports active military members and their families, provides emergency preparedness education, health and safety courses, first aid stations and blood services. And, of course, responds to disasters both locally and around the world.

July 29, 2015 | | Local


New online tool helps with weight management

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and National Institutes of Health partnered to add the NIH Body Weight Planner to USDA's SuperTracker online tool as a goal-setting resource to help people achieve and stay at a healthy weight. Created in 2011, the SuperTracker tool empowers people to build a healthier diet, manage weight, and reduce risk of chronic disease. Users can determine what and how much to eat; track foods, physical activities, and weight; and personalize with goal setting, virtual coaching, and journaling. With science-based technology drawing on years of research, the Body Weight Planner will enable SuperTracker's ...

July 29, 2015 | | Government


County clerk limits certificates in wake of paper shortage

Stanislaus County Clerk Recorder Lee Lundrigan is advising the public that birth, death and marriage certificates which can be obtained through several sources including the Stanislaus County Clerk Recorder (525-5269), the Stanislaus County Public Health Department (558-8070) and the California Office of Vital Records (445-2684) may soon be in short supply.

July 29, 2015 | | Local


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‘Evita’ opens at Playhouse Merced

"Evita," the musical adaption of the life and times of Argentina's most celebrated first lady Eva Perón opens at Playhouse Merced tonight.

August 27, 2015 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Community demand prompts MJC to expand Medical Assisting Program

Students interested in the Modesto Junior College Medical Assisting Program will not only be able to enroll in the fall, but spring as well, following ...

August 27, 2015 | | Education


Pirates, dinosaurs to invade local libraries in September

The Stanislaus County Library's Summer Reading Challenge may be over, but local branches of the library have a number of activities planned in September ...

August 27, 2015 | | Local


Former Bulldog Finnegan returns home to be Warrior assistant coach

Rachel Finnegan has returned home to Turlock to join the Cal State Stanislaus coaching staff.

August 25, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | College


Gomes takes checkered in SRL 125 lap race at Stockton

Tracy's Jeff Bischofberger and Jacob Gomes of Manteca held the front row of the stellar 16-car field lined up to take the green flag ...

August 25, 2015 | BY DALE BOSOWSKI Motorsports columnist | Sports Columns


Farm income, crop prices expected to decrease in 2015

Across nearly all measures, farm sector profitability is forecast to decline for the second straight year. Net cash income is forecast at $100.3 billion ...

August 25, 2015 | | Local


FAREWELL SKATE

A group of about 40 skateboarders gathered on Saturday for a final skate session at the Starr Avenue skate park. The Turlock Skate Park closed ...

August 25, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Marijuana tax could raise much-needed money for public safety

California lawmakers are finally considering legislation to regulate medical marijuana, which has been legal under state law for nearly two decades. Among the proposals is ...

August 25, 2015 | BY GEORGE RUNNER | Editorial


City water lines to be flushed Wednesday

Those driving around Turlock on Wednesday may see water running down the street, but there's no need to call the City and report a ...

August 25, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Janet Louise Fisher

Janet was born in Washington to John and Betty Fisher and passed away at the age of 74 in Patterson. Family was most important to ...

August 25, 2015 | | OBITS


Gloria Johnson Ware

Gloria passed away at Manorcare in Reno while recovering from a stroke. She was 89.

August 25, 2015 | | OBITS


Passion for fishing never fades

It's finally starting to set in for me that summer break is officially over. The days of being able to fish any day of ...

August 21, 2015 | BY JAROD BALLARDO Fishing Columnist | Sports Columns


LA's grab for SJ Valley, Delta land and water

All Californians are created equal unless you're the little guy in the San Joaquin Valley or the Delta.

August 21, 2015 | | Editorial


City officials need to start enforcing noise ordinance

Editor:

August 21, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Back to school food safety tips

Back to school, back to the books, back shuttling students to and from extracurricular activities. The new school year likely means back to packing lunches ...

August 21, 2015 | | Local


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