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Christmas feast feeds 650, thanks to volunteers

Turlock Together and the Salvation Army Turlock wish to thank the many donors and volunteers whose contributions made this year's 16th annual Christmas dinner for the lonely and less fortunate in the community a stirring success.

January 08, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Turlock needs more shelter beds

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January 08, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Fusion Charter students grateful for acts of kindness

The holidays should be a joyful time for all youth. For some parents of Aspiranet's Fusion Charter students, budgets are very tight not allowing for gifts to be purchased during the holidays. The teens from these homes were asked to understand family issues and often encouraged to celebrate their younger siblings' Christmas wishes when it comes to gifts. When Covenant Village and Turlock Irrigation District learned that this was a reality for our students, they were inspired to support a gift drive for Fusion Charter. The generosity of these two organizations brought our students great happiness and parents' peace ...

January 08, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Even with the rain, California may face another year of drought

The last weeks have seen a welcome amount of rain and snowfall in California. However, that doesn't mean that we are out of the woods, so to speak, with regard to the drought. The Department of Water Resources conducted the winter's first media-oriented manual snow survey on Dec. 30, and despite the higher-than-average water content for the statewide snowpack, officials said snowfall during the remainder of the winter will largely determine whether California's drought will be entrenched for a fifth year.

January 08, 2016 | | Government


Elsie Copeland

Elsie Copeland, 94 of Turlock passed away on January 6, 2016 at Turlock Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born March 16, 1921 in Coweta, Oklahoma. Elsie was a homemaker and worked in the family chicken business most of her life. After leaving the family business she worked for Keller Industries for 25 years before retiring in 1997 and moving to Turlock. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Turlock. Her hobbies included crocheting, jigsaw puzzles, and various types of hand work including quilting.

January 08, 2016 | | OBITS


Helen Ellen Kleiber

Helen was born in Pauls Valley, OK to Jewell and Nellie Gist and passed away at the age of 85 in Hughson, CA. She lived in Arizona before settling in California where she lived for the rest of her life. On July 15, 1947 she married John Chris Kleiber and together they had four children. Helen was a hard worker and made sure she passed those valuable lessons on to her children, taking them to work with her where they helped her pick fruit. She worked various jobs in addition to raising a family including Booth's where she packed ...

January 08, 2016 | | OBITS


Charles Eldon Carlson

Charles Carlson, 65, of Modesto, CA, died on Wednesday, January 6th, surrounded by his loved ones, after battling cancer. Born in Turlock to Orville and Edna Carlson, he graduated from Downey High School in 1968 and attended Modesto Junior College and San Diego State. Chuck worked as a business agent at the American Federation of State County Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Local 10, and dedicated himself to improving the lives of those in his community. An armchair historian and avid reader, Chuck was very witty, enjoyed long arguments, and joking with friends and family. He was a lover of cats, the ...

January 08, 2016 | | OBITS


Carol Mae Swanberg

Carol Mae Swanberg, a longtime resident of Hilmar, CA, passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at the age of 83. She was born in Irwin, CA on February 23, 1932 to her parents Royal and Lillie Oliver. At a young age, she, her two brothers, and sister lost their mother and went to live with their aunt and uncle, Mattie and Ivan Carlson. She attended Riverside Elementary School in Hilmar, and Hilmar High School, graduating in 1949. She married John Swanberg on May 7, 1955. They were married forty-one years and had two sons, Gary and Dale. Carol worked ...

January 08, 2016 | | OBITS


Bluegrass series returns to West Side Theatre

The popular Bluegrass Series is returning to the West Side Theater with the opening performance featuring Red Dog Ash and headliners Special Consensus on Jan. 16.

January 07, 2016 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Carnegie-Mistlin art show taking entries

Entries are now being accepted for the third annual Central California Art Showcase exhibition taking place this spring at the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock and the Mistlin Gallery in Modesto.

January 07, 2016 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Author to offer tech tips for Turlock seniors

Technology guru and author Abby Stokes has helped thousands of seniors learn to navigate the latest technology. She will be bringing her expertise to Covenant Village of Turlock at 1 p.m. Jan. 15 for a program titled: "How to be Smart with Your Smartphone and Tablet."

January 07, 2016 | | Local


Ceres suspect reached for hand torch before fatal shooting

The man killed by Ceres Police officers on Tuesday evening had reached in his waistband for a hand torch, the Ceres Police Department announced Thursday.

January 07, 2016 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Crime


Campaign nets 86 arrests

The Stanislaus County Avoid the 12 anti drunken driving campaign closed their holiday enforcement effort with 86 arrests.

January 05, 2016 | | Crime


Gary “Skinner” Silva

GATES OF MEMORIES WILL NEVER CLOSE

January 05, 2016 | | OBITS


Eleanor Antoinette Donnelly-Reiswig

Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 8, at 10:00 a.m. at Turlock Funeral Home for Eleanor Donnelly-Reiswig, 86, of Turlock. The burial will follow at Hilmar Cemetery.

January 05, 2016 | | OBITS


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Water top priority for Congressional candidates

While the current El Nino weather system is expected to improve California's rainfall outlook for the upcoming year, the four consecutive years of drought ...

February 09, 2016 | BY JASON CAMPBELL Turlock Journal | Government


Dona Harmon Jorgensen

A celebration of Dona's life, hosted by her children, will be held

February 09, 2016 | | OBITS


Adolph “Sam” Mendoza

Adolph "Sam" Mendoza, of Ceres, California, passed away Thursday, February 4, 2016 in Modesto, California, at the age of 78 following a brief hospital stay ...

February 09, 2016 | | OBITS


Anne “Annie” P. Mendonca

With loved ones by her side, Annie passed away peacefully at the age of 90. She was raised and lived most of her life in ...

February 09, 2016 | | OBITS


COLLEGE ROUNDUP

Playing against Desert Stinger tournament host Montana State Billings late into the night, the Warriors won a slugfest at a quarter after 11 p.m ...

February 06, 2016 | | College


Manning last game? Newton's finest moment? We'll see

Peyton Manning's last game? Cam Newton's finest moment?

February 06, 2016 | BY BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports Professional


Births Jan. 28 to Feb. 3

• Crystal Roberts of Turlock is the mother of an 8-pound-9-ounce boy born Jan. 28 at Emanuel Medical Center.

February 06, 2016 | | Births


Education translates to success

The key to alleviating poverty, strengthening the middle class, and preparing students for the workforce starts with providing a quality education. Our students deserve the ...

February 06, 2016 | BY ASSEMBLYMEMBER KRISTIN OLSEN | Editorial


Modesto Certified Farmers Market supports TCFM

We are aware that establishing a place in the community takes trust and is accomplished through years of hard work. The Modesto Certified Farmers Market ...

February 06, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


The Greenery supports non-profit farmers' market

This letter is written in support of the Turlock Certified Farmers' Market. The Greenery sincerely appreciates the hard work by volunteers to develop the market ...

February 06, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Businesses required to separate organic material from trash beginning 2016

Recently adopted State law requires businesses in Turlock that meet certain thresholds to separate organic material from garbage beginning July 1. Businesses, including commercial or ...

February 06, 2016 | | Government


DUI operations planned for Super Bowl Sunday

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department is reminding residents to have a game plan in place for Super Bowl Sunday if their plans involve alcohol.

February 06, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


Betty Louise Gay

Mrs. Betty Louise Gay, 82, of Delhi, CA passed away surrounded by her loved ones on Sunday, January 31, 2016 in Turlock, California. Louise was ...

February 05, 2016 | | OBITS


Bernice Fay Tell

Bernice Fay (Teulker) Tell left this world and us earlier this week and is now resting peacefully in the arms of her Heavenly Father.

February 05, 2016 | | OBITS


‘Hairspray’ opening at Playhouse Merced

"Hairspray," the musical that celebrates classic pop tunes, energizing dance moves, and the highest hairdos possible is coming to the stage of Playhouse Merced.

February 04, 2016 | | ARTS/LEISURE


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