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Alameda — Vermouth

Mr. and Mrs. Dwayne Alameda of Turlock are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Mackenzie Alameda, to Steven Vermouth, son of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Vermouth of Noroborough, Mass.

June 16, 2014 | | Engagements


RETIRING OLD GLORY

Local Boy Scout Troup 21 celebrated Flag Day on Saturday by holding a flag retirement ceremony at the Turlock Veterans of Foreign Wars post. Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on that day in 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress.

June 16, 2014 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


Local athletes help South rally to tie North in All-Star matchup

TRACY – Just like in 2013, Saturday's 41st annual Lions Club All-Star Football Game at Tracy High's Wayne Schneider Stadium came down to a field-goal attempt on the last play. Unlike 2013, the defense was able to defend the attempt and the South did not get the win this time as the kick was blocked ending the game in a 21-21 tie, running the series record to 24-15-2 in favor of the North.

June 16, 2014 | BY DAVE CAMPBELL Turlock Journal | High School Sports


Births June 5 to June 11

• Alma and Dalton Dart of Merced are the parents of a 7-pound-9-ounce boy born June 5 at Emanuel Medical Center.

June 13, 2014 | | Births


No time to kill, but why do we save it?

Why are we always so impatient?

June 13, 2014 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Water wisdom for outdoor landscape irrigation

As the weather heats up during the summer months, a rise in water use (especially outdoors) is typical for most households. The majority (60% or more) is used on lawns and outdoor landscaping. There are lots of ways to save water at home, but reducing the water you use outdoors can make the biggest difference of all. Here are a few easy ways to change the way you use water outside your home.

June 13, 2014 | | Local


Nancy Ying Gong

Nancy Ying Gong, age 68, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on June 8, 2014. Nancy is survived by her loving husband Guy Ming Gong; son Daniel Gong and wife Wailan; son Raymond Gong and wife Mari; daughter Lisa Wong; daughter Tina Gong; grandchildren Brandon and Gavin Gong, Bryan, Diana, and Anthony Wong. Sister Shun Kong and husband Paul Kong. Sister Kam Kuen Soon and husband Loy Soon.

June 13, 2014 | | OBITS


Mary Elizabeth Benjamin

Mary was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, in 1936, to parents Benjamin Earl and Bessie Veronica Smith.

June 13, 2014 | | OBITS


Anne Matson

Anne Matson went to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday, June 12, 2014. She was born on January 1, 1923 in Chicago, Il. She was raised in Gary, Indiana where she attended local schools and graduated from Emerson High School. She moved with her family to Delhi, California in the late 1940's. She met the love of her life, Samuel Matson, and they were married and moved to Turlock in 1951. They enjoyed many happy years together supporting their family and community until Sam's death in 1993. She lived independently in Turlock, and recently moved to Paramount ...

June 13, 2014 | | OBITS


Educational facilities bond needed on November ballot

Dear Editor:

June 10, 2014 | By Ron Taylor, Ph.D. Merced College Superintendent/President | Editorial


Mary Galbraith Thomas Peterson

Mary Galbraith Thomas Peterson, a longtime Turlock resident, passed away on March 29, 2014. She was two months shy of her 98 birthday.

June 10, 2014 | | OBITS


Central California Conference All League Honors

GIRLS SOCCER

June 06, 2014 | | High School Sports


Karenee Demery named CCAA Female Athlete of the Year

Cal State Stanislaus' Karenee Demery was named the 2013-14 California Collegiate Athletic Association Female Athlete of the Year.

June 06, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | College


Summer is finally here

Summer vacation has officially started for my family, this week we've been spending the first part of it camping at Lake Pardee. Actually, I'm typing this report from the picnic table of my campsite. Currently, we're the only family camping mid-week, making it even more enjoyable. The fishing has been good; the early morning kokanee bite is great, I've even been able to catch a few during the middle of the day.

June 06, 2014 | BY JAROD BALLARDO Fishing Columnist | Sports Columns


The $300 'perfect' T-shirt

My idea of a quality T-shirt is a California muscle shirt made by Urban Pipeline.

June 06, 2014 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


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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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