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Robert “Bob” George Chance

Bob Chance, 86, of Denair, passed away at Brandel Manor in Turlock on Tuesday. He was born in Juneau, AK to Pearl Phoebe (Swanson) and Oliver W. Chance in 1924. Shortly thereafter, the Chance family moved to Denair. Bob grew up and spent his entire life in Denair. He attended Denair Grammar and High School. He graduated from Denair High School in 1942. Bob joined the U. S. Navy on June 26, 1943 during WWII and served as an Aviation Machinists Mate Second Class. He was a plane captain and fondly remembered his days of hauling bootleg liquor from Cuba ...

November 30, 2010 | | OBITS


Cora Annette Simmons

Annette Simmons, 53, of Hilmar, passed away Friday at her home in Hilmar.

November 30, 2010 | | OBITS


Phul Pati

Funeral services will be held for Phul Pati from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 1 at Turlock Memorial Park & Funeral Home, 425 N. Soderquist Rd., Turlock.

November 30, 2010 | | OBITS


Leonard Andrew Tornell

Leonard Tornell, 88, was born in Turlock to Andrew and Signe Tornell. He died Wednesday in Turlock.

November 30, 2010 | | OBITS


Lucas Pacheco Melo

Lucas Melo, 83, of Livingston, passed away on Nov. 27 in Turlock. He was born in 1927 in Guadalupe, Graciosa, Azores. He was a line worker for 22 years and a member of St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church of Livingston and attended Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church of Turlock. He was also a member of Livingston Pentecost Association and founder of the Lira Acoreana de Livingston. He enjoyed gardening, wine making, matance do perco. He loved being with family, loved his grandchildren, playing music and animals.

November 30, 2010 | | OBITS


Alice M. Wade

Alice Wade, 87, of Turlock, died Nov. 29. She was born in 1923 in Porterville.

She was a secretary for a labor union for 28 years and a member of Ladies Auxiliary of VFW of Turlock and Native Daughters.

November 30, 2010 | | OBITS


Nicola Badal

Nicola Badal, 86, of Turlock, passed away Nov. 26 in Turlock. He was born in 1924 in Khako, Russia.

November 30, 2010 | | OBITS


Warriors fall prey to Wildcats

The Cal State Stanislaus Warriors lost a hard fought battle in their final match against Chico State Saturday afternoon with an 88-80 setback in a California Collegiate Athletic Association contest.

November 30, 2010 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | College


Santa returns to Turlock atop fire truck

Santa Claus will once again be touring the streets of Turlock atop a fire truck along with his elves who will be handing out candy. Below is a list of dates that Santa will be in your neighborhood. The list is also available at http://www.ci.turlock.ca.us/citydepartments/fireservices/decembersantatours/.

November 30, 2010 | | Local


Belmiro R. Goulart

Belmiro R. Goulart, 82, of Modesto, was born June 14, 1921 in Capelo, Faial, Azores and passed away on Nov. 24, 2010, in Modesto.

November 26, 2010 | | OBITS


Janet Kay Potter

Janet Kay Potter, 69, passed away Nov. 23, 2010, with her family by her side at Country Manor in Hughson. She was born Nov. 23, 1941, in Flint, Mich. to the late Leonard and Anne Wharram. She lived in Arizona for five years and moved to Whittier, Calif. at the age of eight where she lived until settling in Turlock in 1975. Janet earned a life teaching credential from Cal Western University in Point Loma, Calif. which began her 30-year teaching career; with 25 of those years spent at Denair Middle School.

November 26, 2010 | | OBITS


'Price is right' for Pat

Patricia Butler of Ceres never expected to hear "Come on down!" while sitting in the audience of the "Price is Right" TV game show. She also did not expect to be called to contestants' row. She did not expect to make her way onto stage to clutch onto the arm of emcee Drew Carey. And she certainly didn't expect to walk away as the winner of a brand-new Dodge Nitro.

November 26, 2010 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Special to the Journal | Features


Emergency assistance funding opportunities for local agencies

The Stanislaus County Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) Local Board will begin the application process for anticipated funding through the National EFSP Board, a program chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to support non-disaster related emergency shelter, rent/mortgage, utility assistance and food programs at the local level. During 2009-10, Stanislaus County emergency service providers were awarded $566,683 to provide for local emergency food, shelter and utility needs.

November 26, 2010 | | Local


Births Nov. 18 to Nov. 25

· Lori and Jonathon Cook of Atwater are the parents of a 7-pound-3-ounce girl born Nov. 18 at Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock.

November 26, 2010 | | Births


Light it up

Does your house look like Santa's village came to town or does your tree give the one in Rockefeller Center a run for its money? If so, then we want to see it. Send us photos of your holiday displays and look for them in print and online after Dec. 11. E-mail photos to sstafford@turlockjournal.com. For more information, call 634-9141 ext. 2002.

November 26, 2010 | | Local


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Denair High offers new ag, drama courses

Denair High students interested in ag or drama will have new electives from which to choose in the upcoming school year, Denair Unified School District ...

July 26, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Death penalty reform is the answer for California

Dear Editor,

July 26, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


'The mountains are calling and I must go'

Why do I hike? I was wondering that Monday as I was bypassing snow nearing the 14,232-foot summit of White Mountain, California's third ...

July 26, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Shirrell Ann Dunkin

Shirrell Dunkin, 69, of Modesto, passed away at Alexander Cohen Hospice House. Shirrell was born in Yuba City, CA to Fred and Maxine Camren. She ...

July 26, 2016 | | OBITS


Willis “Bill”, T. Sperry

Willis "Bill" Turner Sperry, age 90, passed away on July 20, 2016, Hughson, Ca.

July 26, 2016 | | OBITS


Don't waste time trying to outthink a fish

A lot of anglers make fishing too complicated. To me, this explains how someone with limited experience and skill can catch fish on days where ...

July 26, 2016 | BY JAROD BALLARDO Fishing columnist | Sports Columns


Births July 13 to July 20

• Miryam Guerrero and Bradley Blodgett of Turlock are the parents of an 8-pound-10-ounce girl born July 13 at Emanuel Medical Center.

July 22, 2016 | | Births


You never know where the next scam will pop up

Doug Lemcke tried to scam me on Thursday.

July 22, 2016 | BY JEFF BENZIGER 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 ...

July 22, 2016 | | Government


Registration opens for Citizen Academy

The Turlock Police Department will be hosting a Citizens Police Academy starting Sept. 8.

July 22, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Denair Charter Academy welcomes new principal

After nine years of teaching students, Brian LaFountain will now lead them as the new principal of Denair Charter Academy.

July 22, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Turlock Journal paper deliverer dies on route

The California Highway Patrol said the Friday morning death of a Turlock Journal carrier delivering newspapers on Linwood Avenue was likely attributed to medical problems.

July 22, 2016 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


James Newton Allen, Jr.

James is survived by his wife Teeny Allen; children Michael Allen of Modesto and Sandy (Mike) Fraser of Walnut Creek; siblings Phyllis Skidgel of Colorado ...

July 21, 2016 | | OBITS


UC Merced growth plan gets approval

The University of California, Merced, received final approval from the UC Board of Regents Thursday for an expansion plan that will nearly double the physical ...

July 21, 2016 | | Education


Veteran workshops planned for Turlock, Ripon

The Veterans Service Off ices in Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties will be hosting two veteran workshops with U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) to ...

July 21, 2016 | | Local


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