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Barbara Lundell Strom

Barbara was born on the Lundell homestead in May 1919, to Henry and Lydia Lundell. She and her three brothers, Kenneth, Jerry and Glenn grew up on the ranch, riding in horse and buggies to and from school and church. They also formed a small band, since music was such an important part of their youth.

April 07, 2015 | | OBITS


Don't be a just fair weather fisherman

Why is it that every time the weather is absolutely perfect for fishing, I have something else planned or I'm working? Then of course, when I finally get some time to get out fishing, a wind storm or some other type of change in the weather occurs.

April 03, 2015 | BY JAROD BALLARDO Fishing Columnist | Sports Columns


New program encourages affordable housing development

Affordable housing projects could be on the uptick in California as the state's Housing Finance Agency announced a new program on Wednesday aimed at making it easier for developers to establish less expensive housing options.

April 03, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Births March 27 to April 1

• Sabrina Morales of Turlock is the mother of an 8-pound-2-ounce boy born March 27 at Emanuel Medical Center.

April 03, 2015 | | Births


Our water future is at a critical crossroads

Arguments between local governments and individual farmers over the sale, transfer, and local usage of water are all too familiar. Some districts oppose efforts to transfer water out of basins or across county lines. Some irrigation districts oppose city plans to sell wastewater to other irrigation districts. But regardless of where you stand on these specific disputes, all of us in the Valley must work together in unity to confront the single largest threat to our economy, our farms, and our way of life since the dams were constructed.

April 03, 2015 | By Assemblyman Adam Gray | Editorial


California’s drought calls for continued conservation efforts

Our state is now facing its fourth year of severe drought. Many communities are suffering as a result. Water, one of our most important resources, is in trouble, and we need to continue to do everything we can to protect it - today and into the future.

April 03, 2015 | | Local


Art showcase winners selected

The Central California Arts Showcase, a collaborative art exhibit between the Carnegie Arts Center and the Mistlin Gallery in Modesto, have selected their winners.

April 02, 2015 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Man facing felony charges for Hughson bee hive theft

Pedro Villafan Magallon, 46, of Newman, was held to answer on a felony charge of grand theft stemming from his theft of nine bee colonies on Jan. 3.

April 02, 2015 | | Crime


Poetry, kids and recycling highlight April library events

If prayers are answered and the Valley sees April showers, there are a variety of free events offered this month at local libraries to help children and adults get out of the rain.

April 02, 2015 | | Local


Soares — Azevedo

Adriana Soares and Garrett Azevedo are engaged to be married. The couple met in 2008, while attending Central Valley High School in Ceres.

March 31, 2015 | | Engagements


Pascoe — Bonifacio

Courtney Lynn Pascoe and Darwin Lawrence Bonifacio are engaged to be married. The couple plan to wed on Sept. 12, 2015, in Monterey, California.

March 31, 2015 | | Engagements


State board should support responsible plan for New Melones, Stanislaus River

There is no way to get around the human, environmental and financial consequences of a fourth consecutive drought year in water-starved California. We have seen it in the fallowed fields on the west side of the Southern San Joaquin Valley and the economic devastation in that region. We have seen it in the reduced flows in rivers and historically low levels of many of the state's reservoirs.

March 31, 2015 | By STEVE KNELL AND JEFF SHIELDS | Editorial


96 years of supporting veterans

Members and guests of the Turlock American Legion Post celebrated the organization's 96th anniversary on Friday with a dinner hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary. Founded in 1919, the American Legion Rex Ish Post 88 is named after Rex Ish, the first World War I causality from Turlock. Over the decades, the American Legion members have been dedicated to serving military veterans, service members and the community at large.

March 31, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Sadie Butler

Sadie outlived her two husbands Orville Lee and Boyd Butler, her son Jerry, and all of her siblings. She is survived by her daughter Ruthann Sisk of Denair, son Gary (Charlene) Lee of No. Highlands, CA, step-son Glenn (Hui Yop) Butler, 6 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and 4 great, great-grandchildren.

March 31, 2015 | | OBITS


Joyce Anne Graham

Joyce is survived by her husband, Archie Graham of Delhi; two sons, Jim (Jeanne) Graham of Paradise and Jerry Graham of Delhi, CA; three siblings, Dolores West and Dale West both of Delhi, and James West of Albuquerque, New Mexico; and six grandchildren, Justin Graham, Kendall Graham, Kylie Graham, Brooklyn Graham, Jade Shadrick, and Amanda Graham.

March 31, 2015 | | OBITS


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Water wise landscaping for outdoor water use

We have all heard the saying "April showers, brings May flowers," however, with our current drought situation that is not the case for California.

April 10, 2015 | | Local


Greenhorn guidebook for celebrating rodeo

With the 64th Annual Oakdale Rodeo going on this weekend, you don't want to miss out on all the fun. Whether you're a seasoned spectator or a "greenhorn" on the rodeo circuit, you'll want to know what to keep your eye on and how to follow all the action in the arena.

April 10, 2015 | By RICHARD PALOMA Turlock Journal | Local


Births April 2 to April 8

• Cherilynn Pinkston of Turlock is the mother of a 9-pound-3-ounce girl born April 2 at Emanuel Medical Center.

April 10, 2015 | | Births


Henley’s proving to be a leader of the pack

AUGUSTA – Dawgs are running wild in Augusta. Again.

April 09, 2015 | BY VINCE JOHNSON Masters Correspondent | SPORTS


Opening a dialogue on mental illness

One in four adults, or approximately 61.5 million Americans, have an experience with mental illness in a given year. This statistic is hardly staggering or shocking to National Alliance of Mental Illness volunteers and group facilitators Allison Clark, Judy Kropp or Joyce Hickman. The three-woman team offers an abundance of both knowledge and passion for a resource they find not only valuable but life changing.

April 09, 2015 | BY TERESA HAMMOND | Local


Depicting San Joaquin Valley's true grit

It's easy to take a sports story, give it the Disney treatment and get an entire theater full of people clapping at the end.

April 07, 2015 | BY JASON CAMPBELL Turlock Journal | Editorial


Augusta National: 3 things you need to know for the 2015 Masters

Whip up your famous pimento cheese, plant eye-poppingly colorful azaleas and trim your yard to precisely 3/8 of an inch. Pump in 98 of the world's best golfers and thousands of guests dressed in their finest springtime getup, and you'll be at Augusta National for the 2015 Masters.

April 07, 2015 | BY VINCE JOHNSON Special to the Journal | Sports Professional


Katherine Zollinger

Her parents, Gus Goza and Ruth Goza preceded her in death a number of years ahead of her. She leaves behind her husband Dave Zollinger of Turlock, CA; a son Robert Zollinger of Modesto, CA; a daughter Ruth Zollinger of Monterey, CA; and two grandchildren David G. Zollinger and Kara Zollinger. All of the family will indeed miss her. They so deeply loved their wife, mother and grandmother.

April 07, 2015 | | OBITS


William Donald Carlson

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Elsie in 2010, and a brother, Wallace Carlson. He is survived by his son Steve (Carmen) Silva of Delhi, granddaughter Ally Silva, and many extended family and friends.

April 07, 2015 | | OBITS


Monica Reyna Jimenez

Monica is survived by her three children Roxanne Jimenez, Lawrence Jimenez, Anthony and Martinez; and six grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her daughter Monique Martinez.

April 07, 2015 | | OBITS


James “Jim” Harris Fox

Jim is survived by his loving wife, Nancy Fox; children, Dr. Donald (Brenda) Fox, Douglas (Kim) Fox, Richard (Sheri) Fox, Jean Costa, Jamie (James) Myers, Janae Costa, Justin (Ashley) Costa, as well as 7 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind siblings, June Vandergriff, Marian (John) Alves, Shirley (Kay) Kajiwara, David (Sandra) Fox, and Michael (Beth) Fox.

April 07, 2015 | | OBITS


Cindy Lou Brownlow

Cindy is survived by nephew Kevin Shute; nieces Becky Mcevoy and Nellie Shute; 8 great nieces and nephews; 17 great great-nieces and nephews. Cindy is preceded in death by her parents Jerry and Lois Brownlow; sister Penny Irene Shute and niece Lisa Sears.

April 07, 2015 | | OBITS


Barbara Lundell Strom

Barbara was born on the Lundell homestead in May 1919, to Henry and Lydia Lundell. She and her three brothers, Kenneth, Jerry and Glenn grew up on the ranch, riding in horse and buggies to and from school and church. They also formed a small band, since music was such an important part of their youth.

April 07, 2015 | | OBITS


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