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Stanislaus Community Foundation awards largest amount of scholarships in organization’s history

Thanks to the generous contributions of scholarship donors and a grant from College Futures Foundation, 175 local students will receive scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year totaling $229,500. That's more than double the amount of scholarship dollars distributed by Stanislaus Community Foundation in 2016.

June 13, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Empowering scholarship contest open to young women

A Turlock business is helping to support education while asking county young women to plan for their future in leadership roles.

June 13, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


A commitment to liveliness: Turlock Senior Citizens defy elderly stereotype

Tucked behind the city library and sheltered by a cluster of tall, drooping trees, the Turlock Senior Center is a haven for entertainment, exercise and engagement.

June 13, 2017 | BY PAUL ROUPE Turlock Journal | Local


Nelda Hooper McDermott

Nelda McDermott passed away on Thursday June 8 at Emmanuel Medical Center. Nelda was a treasured mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, as well as an extremely devoted wife of 51 years to the late Doug McDermott. Together Nelda and Doug raised six children in Turlock. Family was a central part of her life, and she has left a large legacy in the form of her children and their families.

June 13, 2017 | | OBITS


California Leopold Conservation Award seeks nominees

The Sand County Foundation, the California Farm Bureau Federation and Sustainable Conservation are accepting applications for the $10,000 California Leopold Conservation Award.

June 12, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Elmer and Christine Renner

A true romantic love story, Elmer and Christine were married June 23, 1986 in the Cupids Chapel of Love in Reno, Nevada. They met while at a retail store in Atascadero, CA. They moved around some but returned to Elmer's home town of Turlock, CA. They loved camping at the lakes, raising their pets, and having family gatherings. After the passing of Christine, the heartbreak was too great and Elmer joined her in heaven.

June 09, 2017 | | OBITS


Harold Louis Cupit

Harold Louis Cupit, 77, of Hickman, CA. went to be with the Lord. He was born to Preston and Myrtle Cupit in Caddo, Oklahoma.

June 09, 2017 | | OBITS


Nathan “Nate” Hiemstra

Nathan was born Dec. 21, 1936 in Maurice, IA. He was a long-time resident of Turlock, and passed away at the age of 80, June 3rd at his Niece's residence in Sonora, CA. Funeral services with Veterans honors will be held:

June 09, 2017 | | OBITS


Thomas H. Parker

Thomas H. Parker, 80, was born in Stockton, California, November 14, 1936 to William Bratton and Brynhild Branstad Parker. He passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on April 29, 2017.

June 09, 2017 | | OBITS


Births June 1 to June 6

• Marline and Antonio Brasil of Turlock are the parents of an 8-pound-12-ounce girl born June 1 at Emanuel Medical Center.

June 09, 2017 | | Births


Homeowner should not have received prison sentence for fatal shooting

The recent trial and conviction of Turlock resident Rob Boyer was a total injustice. (Boyer was sentenced to seven years in prison for fatally shooting Brandon Pacheco in the back after finding him on his property in July 23, 2013.)

June 09, 2017 | | Letters to the Editor


Going to pot is raising a stink in Colorado

Pot smells.

June 09, 2017 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Summer watering schedule remains only two days per week

Governor Jerry Brown announced the drought is over and a few neighboring agencies have announced consideration of returning to a three day per week watering allowance, as it was prior to the drought. At this time though, Turlock is not considering a change to its two day a week watering schedule.

June 09, 2017 | | Government


A Mental Health Hero: Pastor Amanda Oppenhuizen

As a society, each of us is challenged every day. Our children face challenges that much greater. The forces of evil pulling at them are relentless. And, with the legalization of recreational marijuana, over time the proponents will come to understand how this will devastate future generations of children and adults.

June 09, 2017 | BY JEFFREY LEWIS Special to the Journal | Local


Library engages toddlers, preschoolers with weekly story times

The Turlock Library offers the city's youngest residents an opportunity to actively engage in literature through weekly story times.

June 09, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


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How to check for water leaks and identify the location

Early detection of a water leak can save you money and avert potential disaster. If you think you may have a leak, follow the steps ...

July 21, 2017 | | Government


The bird, the bunny and the wardrobe

A few minutes before 4:30 p.m., the contestants are lined up on fold-out tables topped with a soft fabric. They are all dressed ...

July 21, 2017 | BY PAUL ROUPE Turlock Journal | Local


Annabelle Stockton Griffith

Anne Griffith died on July 13, 2017 at the age of 91 in Turlock, CA. The cause of death was congestive heart failure and chronic ...

July 21, 2017 | | OBITS


Lynda Diane Steadman

Lynda Diane (Donaldson) Steadman age 69, of Turlock, California passed away July 20th, 2017 from a long battle against breast cancer. The funeral service will ...

July 21, 2017 | | OBITS


Jerry Allen Woods

Jerry A. Woods, a very independent and honest man who loved the Lord, went home to be with Jesus earlier this week.

July 21, 2017 | | OBITS


Virginia Andleman

Virginia L. Andleman passed away on July 16, 2017 at age 89. Virginia loved reading and was passionate about cooking. She was a school teacher ...

July 21, 2017 | | OBITS


David William Massey

David William Massey, a 19-year resident of Arroyo Grande, CA, passed away surrounded by his loved ones, on July 12th, 2017, at the age of ...

July 21, 2017 | | OBITS


George Schumacher

George was a loved family member and founder of the Greenery Nursery in Turlock. He passed peacefully, surrounded by his family. Born in Los Angeles ...

July 21, 2017 | | OBITS


Bill to help build surface water plant passes committee

Legislation authored by state Senator Anthony Cannella, R-Ceres, to improve local water supply has passed another important milestone. SB 373 passed the Assembly Committee on ...

July 21, 2017 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Government


U.S. House passes three more human trafficking bills

The U.S. House of Representatives last week passed three more bills to combat the rising issue of human trafficking: H.R. 2664, the Enhancing ...

July 21, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Merced College’s Fishman named state’s Outstanding Ag Teacher for 2017

In his 20 years teaching at Merced College, Darol Fishman said he's never missed one of the California Agriculture Teachers Association's annual conferences.

July 18, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


MJC Agriculture honored with Hall of Fame induction

Modesto Junior College's Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Division will be inducted into the National Ag Science Center's Ag Hall of Fame during their ...

July 18, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Maryann Moles

Maryann Moles passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 15, surrounded by family at home in Hilmar. She was born in 1927. She raised three children ...

July 18, 2017 | | OBITS


Stephen Hulett Carkeet

Stephen "Steve" Carkeet, 78, of Turlock, passed away at Alexander Cohen Hospice House. He succumbed to other complications after successful heart surgery.

July 18, 2017 | | OBITS


Suzanne Domecq

Suzanne was born April 20, 1935 in Denair, CA to Joe and Ruth Domecq. She attended school in Denair until 1951, when the family moved ...

July 18, 2017 | | OBITS


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