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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


Fatal distraction: Teens entering ‘100 Deadliest Days of Summer’

Teens drivers love hitting the road instead of the books during their summer vacation. But it's important for young drivers to remember: too much summer relaxation could become a fatal distraction when they're behind the wheel.

June 08, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Underage drinkers targeted at concert in Turlock

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department, through a grant funded by the California State Department of Alcohol Beverage Control, participated in a general enforcement operation at the" KAT Country 103 FM Listeners Appreciation Concert" on Saturday that resulted in 20 arrests for underage drinking.

June 06, 2017 | | Crime


James “Swede” Lee Erickson

James "Swede" Lee Erickson passed away last week with his family by his side. Born in Minnesota, Jim was very talented and could fix anything. He graduated from Turlock High school in 1969. He worked at Patton Vending for almost twenty years and in his free time he would restore Juke boxes. He loved to fish and play pool.

June 06, 2017 | | OBITS


Imogene Schell Graves

Imogene Graves passed away peacefully on May 28, 2017. She was born in Rocky Comfort, Missouri on April 20, 1924, eldest daughter of 8 children to Earl and Mina Schell. Moving west, the Schell family eventually moved from Missouri to Delhi, California.

June 06, 2017 | | OBITS


Suspense abounds in Playhouse Merced’s ‘Wait Until Dark’

The classic stage thriller "Wait Until Dark" will be at Playhouse Merced for three weeks starting this weekend.

June 02, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Theatre


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Keep Paris, I’ll take Bakersfield over Pittsburgh

Forget Paris - or Pittsburgh for the matter. I'd rather have Bakersfield.

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


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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