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Robert J. Herrington

Robert was born in Riverside, CA to Bobby and Patricia Herrington in 1959 and passed away at the age of 54 in Modesto, CA. Robby graduated from Denair High School in 1978 where he participated in football, track, and wrestling. Robby loved country music and attending rodeos; he always dreamed of becoming a bull rider. Robby was known for being a caring person who loved everybody.

June 24, 2014 | | OBITS


Betty Lou Reeser

Betty Lou Reeser went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 23, 2014. She was born July 2, 1931 to Forest and Ethel Wampler in Missouri, one of four children.

June 24, 2014 | | OBITS


Japanese Obon Festival comes alive in Cortez

The Annual Cortez Obon Festival will be held at 7 p.m. July 5 in the parking lot between Cortez Hall and Cortez Buddhist Church on Cortez Avenue, between Santa Fe Drive and Linwood Avenue, southeast of Turlock.

June 20, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Births June 12 to June 18

• Alma Medina and Jose Guillen of Newman are the parents of a 7-pound-7-ounce girl born June 12 at Emanuel Medical Center.

June 20, 2014 | | Births


Dear IRS: A computer crash destroyed the tax deduction proof you wanted

Ever been audited by the IRS?

June 20, 2014 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Kool bus offers monster rides for a cause

A new bus has rolled into town and found a temporary home in front of Turlock Stadium 14. 'Monster Kool Bus' is a 1956 school bus that has been transformed into a super-sized monster truck that stands 13 feet high and 22 feet long and weighs 19,000 pounds.

June 20, 2014 | | Local


Carnegie hosts garden party

The Carnegie Arts center will be hosting their annual Garden Party from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday at The Greenery Nursery.

June 19, 2014 | | ARTS/LEISURE


A CROWNING ACHIEVEMENT

Deena Migliazzo, center, was crowned the Dairy Princess Wednesday night at District 6 contest. Migliazzo attends Buhach Colony High School. She is the third generation to grow up on the Migliazzo and Sons Dairy in Atwater and recently took home a prize as part of the state champion 2013 Buhach Colony High School Dairy Judging Team. She is surrounded by fellow contestants Abigayle Durrer of Modesto, Kasadi Barcelos of Hilmar, first runner up Joya Lemos of Waterford and Colleen Allen of Los Banos, who was named Miss Vitality.

June 19, 2014 | | Local


World champion drum and bugle corps polishes performance during weeklong camp in Denair

Class may be out for the summer, but the staccato beat of drums, the blare of horns and an array of colorful flags are filling the air around two Denair campuses this week.

June 19, 2014 | | Local


Singh Walkway dedicated, sign unveiled

City and community leaders gathered Wednesday morning for the unveiling of the new Singh Walkway sign at the northeast storm basin. The sign is located at the previously unnamed pathway located at the storm basin off Christoffersen Parkway and Zeering Road.

June 18, 2014 | | Government


Should the government tell me to wear a helmet?

Kristin Olsen doesn't like "unnecessary nanny government policies."

June 17, 2014 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Norma Jean Leonard

Norma Jean Leonard, 88 of Hilmar, passed away on June 13, 2014.

June 17, 2014 | | OBITS


Alma Elliott

Alma Louise Elliott, 88, of Turlock, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center. Alma was born in Dryer, Arkansas to Benjamin and Lessie Blanchard. She lived most of her life in the Delhi area. She worked several years as a Nursing Assistant and later worked on the line of Valley Fresh in Turlock. Alma was a woman of faith and love. She taught her own children and she taught Sunday School at the United Pentecostal Church in Delhi. Her children were her world. She was loved by all who knew her.

June 17, 2014 | | OBITS


Lloyd Thomas Ruhl Sr.

Lloyd passed away after a short illness. Born in Trenton Missouri, Lloyd joined the Army and specialized in airplane engine mechanics. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, the Victory WWII Medal and the American Theatre Ribbon. After an Honorable Discharge from the Army, Lloyd went on as a civilian at Castle Air Force Base in Merced CA. where he operated the aircraft engine change dept. and later supervised the vehicle maintenance dept. until his retirement in 1978.

June 17, 2014 | | OBITS


Hilmar woman receives Western Fairs Award

Barbara Matheron showed sheep and horses at the Merced County Fair when she was just a young girl in 4-H and that's where her lifelong love of fairs began.

June 17, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


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Keep on fishing with proper life jackets

Life jackets are one of the most valuable pieces of equipment on a boat. A lot of owners spend huge amounts of money on radio systems, wakeboard towers, downriggers, power poles, and other luxury items on their boats. When it comes to life jackets though, a lot of times they couldn't tell you what sizes they have and some of them even keep them stowed away under a seat compartment somewhere.

July 25, 2014 | BY JAROD BALLARDO Fishing Columnist | Sports Columns


Masonic tradition continues at Turlock's public safety building

An ancient ritual was performed at the newest home to Turlock's public safety departments on Friday, in the form of a Masonic cornerstone ceremony.

July 25, 2014 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


Jim Virgo

James E. Virgo left us on July 22 doing what he loved, working in his yard and garden. Jim was born July 24, 1934 in Modesto, CA. He lived his entire life in Turlock and Delhi, attending Turlock High School. He retired from Turlock Irrigation District as a line supervisor in 1994. He also worked for a time at Leedom Tire Shop. Jim's served in the National Guard.

July 25, 2014 | | OBITS


Mary Valle

A beloved Matriarch of our family has left us but her twinkling eyes and vibrant smile will remain in our hearts forever. Mary Valle was a life-long resident of Turlock. She was the youngest of 10 children and the last surviving child. Mary met and married Raul Valle while they were in high school. They were married 66 years and welcomed two daughters, Loretta and Jeannie. Mary and Raul were small business owners. Mary later worked for Lela's Dress Shop where she loved helping young brides prepare for their weddings. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren ...

July 25, 2014 | | OBITS


William John Smith, Jr. ‘Billy from Philly’

William John Smith, Jr. was better known by his friends as 'Billy from Philly'. Billy's journey started June 26, 1954 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Born to William and Margaret Smith, Bill went on to be raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Bill called the Central Valley home for over 20 years and is survived by his wife Marcia Fowle, step-son Kevin Adler along with his wife and son of San Francisco, his brother, Michael B. Smith of Delaware, sister, Deborah L. Dangler of Virginia, brother, Daniel T. Smith of Virginia and sister, Cheryl A. Lentine of Pennsylvania and many aunts ...

July 25, 2014 | | OBITS


Water conservation tips for the workplace

Inefficient use of water may be costing your business more than you think. Follow these simple, yet effective practices around the workplace to avoid unnecessary water waste and to conserve our precious resource.

July 25, 2014 | | Local


Marie Martha Bugaj

A visitation will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Turlock Funeral Home, 425 N. Soderquist Rd., in Turlock.

July 24, 2014 | | OBITS


Cleo Edwards Petersen

Cleo, age 94, of Turlock, passed away peacefully July 22, 2014 from cancer. She was born March 10, 1920 to Jess and Idabell Edwards in Haskell Texas.

July 24, 2014 | | OBITS


Charlotte Kay Milhous

Charlotte Milhous, 75, of Turlock, passed away recently. Charlotte was born in Modesto CA to Vernon and Thelma Olson. She graduated from Turlock High School in the Class of 1956. Two days later she married her high school sweetheart, Bill Milhous. They have been sweethearts for 58 years of marriage. Charlotte worked as a school librarian for 30 years in the Turlock Public Schools. Her family has been the first love of her life. She and Bill have been actively involved in First Baptist and Crossroads Churches in Turlock. She enjoyed gardening, scrapbooking, handcrafts, participating in Community Bible Studies, reading ...

July 24, 2014 | | OBITS


Sharon Sue Base

Sharon Base, 69, of Turlock, CA, passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014.

July 22, 2014 | | OBITS


Shauna Elaine Erwin-Higgins

Shauna is survived by her father Vernon Erwin; brother Ronald Erwin; sister-in-law Helen Witherspoon; nieces Kerri Aviles and Emily Erwin; nephew Nathan Witherspoon; great nephew and niece Marco Aviles and Luciana Aviles; godson James (Jackie) Wentzell and their children James, Makayla and Logan; lifelong treasured friend Linda Lagorio and numerous other sister-in-laws, nephews and a niece. Shauna is preceded in death by her beloved daughter Rachel Christine Bainbridge, mother Donna Marie Rushing Erwin and husband James Higgins.

July 22, 2014 | | OBITS


Charlotte Kay Milhous

Charlotte Milhous, 75, of Turlock, passed away recently. Charlotte was born in Modesto CA to Vernon and Thelma Olson. She graduated from Turlock High School in the Class of 1956. Two days later she married her high school sweetheart, Bill Milhous. They have been sweethearts for 58 years of marriage. Charlotte worked as a school librarian for 30 years in the Turlock Public Schools. Her family has been the first love of her life. She and Bill have been actively involved in First Baptist and Crossroads Churches in Turlock. She enjoyed gardening, scrapbooking, handcrafts, participating in Community Bible Studies, reading ...

July 22, 2014 | | OBITS


Marie Martha Bugaj

Marie Bugaj, 83, of Denair, passed away on July 16, 2014, surrounded by her loving family.

July 22, 2014 | | OBITS


‘Peter Pan’ takes flight with YES Company

Stanislaus County Office of Education's YES Company is bringing the classic musical "Peter Pan" to the Gallo Center for the Arts for a two week run.

July 17, 2014 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Popular kids group swings into Gallo

Kidz Bop, the #1 music group for children in the United States, is embarking on their 30-city national "Dream Big, Sing Loud" tour and will make a stop at the Gallo Center at 7 p.m. on July 27.

July 17, 2014 | | ARTS/LEISURE


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