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AERIAL RESCUE

An employee at a feed company had to be airlifted to an area hospital after falling from a silo on Tuesday night.

August 25, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


There’s a lot of feuding going on without reason

I was watching an episode of "The Andy Griffith Show" the other day - yeah, I enjoy the show despite its slowness with today's culture - and was struck by a conversation Andy had with two feuding parties.

August 25, 2017 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Editorial


Mandatory commercial and organics recycling required for many businesses in Turlock

Businesses in Turlock who generate four cubic yards of waste per week, are required to have both a recycling and organics recycling program to separate and properly dispose of such materials. Businesses who have a self-haul program for recyclables must inform the Municipal Services Department by filling out a questionnaire, which is available on the City's website at www.CityofTurlock.org or at 156 S. Broadway, Ste. 270. To start organics recycling service, businesses should contact Turlock Scavenger at (209) 668-7274.

August 25, 2017 | | Government


Verona Ovrahim

Our beloved daughter and sister, Verona Ovrahim was taken from us on Monday, August 21, 2017 in Modesto, California. She was born in December 7, 1986 in Turlock, California where she lived her short life. She was part of first graduating class of 2005 in John H. Pitman High school.

August 25, 2017 | | OBITS


Rick L. Hall

Rick was born in 1961 to Kenneth and Patricia Hall and passed away at the age of 56 after a long illness. He graduated from Denair High School in 1978 and served as a medic and drill sergeant in the US Army from 1981-1984. Rick was an ordained minister and was honored to perform weddings for many family members. Rick was very talented and creative; his hobbies included gardening, crafting, crochet and interior design. He will be fondly remembered for always having a glass of iced tea and peanut butter cup in his hand. He is survived by his life ...

August 25, 2017 | | OBITS


Mary Evans

Mary Evans, age 90, passed away August 23rd, 2017 at Garden City nursing home in Modesto CA surrounded by family and friends.

August 25, 2017 | | OBITS


Stanislaus National Forest experiences multiple lightning strikes

Those looking to get a Sierra hike in before the end of summer should check their route before traveling to the mountains as a number of fires are affecting the area.

August 25, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Dorothy Louise Pruett

Dorothy L. Pruett 83, of Turlock passed away on Saturday August 19, 2017 at Pacifica Senior Living in Modesto. She was born in Castroville, CA on October 20, 1933. After Dorothy earned her Bachelor Degree in Liberal Studies at California State University of Stanislaus she taught Math in Hilmar for 50 years. During her retirement she taught at local continuation schools for many years. She married her husband, Shirley James Pruett in 1954 in San Diego, CA and settled in Hilmar in 1969.

August 22, 2017 | | OBITS


Alice J. Clinton

Alice J. Clinton 93 of Turlock passed away on Sunday, August 20, 2017. She was born in Walthill, Nebraska on August 15, 1924 and lived in the Bay Area before settling to Turlock 30 years ago. She was employed as a bookkeeper for Alemite Oil Company for 25 years. Alice attended New Life Christian Center in Turlock and loved working on her computer making cards, playing games and collecting bears.

August 22, 2017 | | OBITS


Beverly Jo Beevers

Beverly Jo Beevers passed away at the age of 66 surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, August 20, 2017. She graduated from Turlock High School in 1969 and later earned her cosmetologist license which she still held to this day. Bev was known for always making sure she got the best deal possible before she made any purchase. She enjoyed finding good deals and buying things for family and friends. She was a caring and compassionate person and was always available to provide support and counsel for others. Her caring demeanor carried over to her love for animals (especially ...

August 22, 2017 | | OBITS


High-speed pursuit goes through Ceres, Modesto

A Turlock driver who was on probation was arrested Aug. 14 after leading a Ceres Police officer on an eight-mile high-speed chase through Ceres and Modesto.

August 22, 2017 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Crime


Keep Turlock’s library open

Imagine that your income is slashed by 87 percent. It's a frightening thought. What would you do? Stanislaus County Libraries are facing that reality if Proposition S is not passed. In November voters will be asked to Vote Yes on S to extend the 1/8 cent sales tax. It must be passed with a two-thirds margin.

August 22, 2017 | | Letters to the Editor


‘Little Hats, Big Hearts’ campaign to raise awareness about heart disease

Emanuel Medical Center, Doctors Medical Center and Doctors Hospital of Manteca launched a campaign that will outfit newborns delivered at the hospitals with little red hats to raise awareness of heart disease, the number one killer of Americans, and congenital heart defects, the most common type of birth defect in the country. As part of the program, all babies born at the participating hospitals during the month of August will receive a knitted or crocheted red baby hat, while supplies last.

August 22, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Violent crime up in state

California saw an increase in violent crimes, with the homicide rate increasing by 3.7 percent between 2016 and 2015, a new report issued by the California Department of Justice revealed.

August 22, 2017 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Crime


In awe for 123 seconds

MADRAS, ORE. – The dust of this tiny town in Central Oregon is still clinging to the crevices of my leather shoes as I sit at my Ceres Courier desk.

August 22, 2017 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


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Scouts take note of differences & equal opportunity

Boys and girls are different.

October 17, 2017 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Ceres man pleads guilty in murder of daughter

Mark Edward Mesiti, the former Ceres resident standing trial for the 2006 murder of his daughter Alycia, decided Tuesday to plead guilty in exchange for ...

October 17, 2017 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Crime


Hospital volunteers pitch in for homeless shelter

Emanuel Medical Center Volunteers donated $10,000 to the Turlock Gospel Mission on Tuesday to help the organization complete its homeless shelter on Broadway Avenue.

October 17, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Ahlem Cancer Endowment offering free mammograms

The Ruby E. Bergman Women's Diagnostic Center at Emanuel Medical Center will be using a $20,000 grant from the Bill and Elise Ahlem ...

October 17, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Local seniors ‘Pedal to End Alzheimer’s’

Residents of Covenant Village of Turlock used brains and brawn to pedal 334 miles and raise nearly $1,200 during the first annual Pedal to ...

October 17, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Doris Lorene Hamlow Herr

In her Denair home on October 6, 2017 surrounded by the love of her family, Doris Lorene Herr made her heavenly journey into the resting ...

October 17, 2017 | | OBITS


Mary Louise Encinas

Our sister, Mary is resting in peace. She was preceded in death by her parents, Luis Martin and Helen Soria. Mary is survived by her ...

October 17, 2017 | | OBITS


Playhouse opens ‘Evil Dead: the Musical’

A group of college students, a creepy cabin in a secluded forest, and an ancient Book of the Dead; what could possibly go wrong? Playhouse ...

October 13, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Theatre


‘Aladdin’s Luck’ opens at Carnegie

The LightBox Theatre Company returns for its third season this fall with a familiar story in the adaptation of "Aladdin's Luck."

October 13, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Theatre


Measure S is the best way to fund libraries

The question I most frequently hear regarding Measure S, is why do we need a sales tax to support the library? Shouldn't the budgets ...

October 13, 2017 | | Letters to the Editor


Don’t blame wildfires on climate change

Climate change means we will have more and more destructive wildfires.

October 13, 2017 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Births Oct. 4 to Oct. 11

• Theresa Elizabeth Fliflet of Modesto is the mother of a 9-pound-12-ounce boy born Oct. 4 at Emanuel Medical Center.

October 13, 2017 | | Births


City of Turlock free ‘shred it’ event

The City of Turlock is offering free document destruction services to Turlock residents Saturday. The event is being be held at the Turlock Regional Water ...

October 13, 2017 | | Government


John Phillips

Born in Walt Hill, Nebraska to Leone and Guy Phillips, John lived 82 years healthy, happy and engaged in the present. It was only the ...

October 13, 2017 | | OBITS


Jeanette E. “Carlson” Owens

Jeanette passed away at the age of 68. She was born in Turlock, Ca to Harry and Lucy Carlson.

October 13, 2017 | | OBITS


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