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June Jean Johnson

June Johnson, 88, of Turlock, passed away at home after a long illness. June was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to Samuel and Merle Hawker. She graduated from Glenwood, Iowa High School at age 16. She attended business college in Omaha, then moved with her mother to Glendale California. At age 19 she placed her faith in Jesus Christ as her Savior and then attended Biola College where she received her Bachelors' and LVN Nursing Degrees. She met Al Johnson while they were doing beach evangelism at Hermosa Beach. They were married in 1953. June and Al spent 39 years ...

December 09, 2014 | | OBITS


Patience one of fishing's greatest gifts

Last Thursday, while celebrating Thanksgiving, I mentioned to a family member that I was excited about my upcoming fishing trip. He responded by saying "most guys can't handle waiting six or more hours without getting a bite." I responded by saying, "I've waited days for a bite in the past."

December 05, 2014 | BY JAROD BALLARDO Fishing Columnist | Sports Columns


Births Nov. 27 to Dec. 3

• Diana Davis of Modesto is the mother of a 7-pound-4-ounce girl born Nov. 27 at Emanuel Medical Center.

December 05, 2014 | | Births


Stanislaus inducts seven Warriors into Athletics Hall of Fame

To celebrate history and tradition, the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has revived the Hall of Fame as Warrior Athletics announces the induction class of 2015.

December 05, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | College


A 'real' letter from Santa — priceless

For more holiday seasons than I can remember, I've written about a most vivid memory confirming the Christmas season had arrived. It was the TV commercial showing Santa Claus riding down a snowy hill on a sled that was actually a Norelco electric razor. Yes it's patently commercial. But, as a kid, it stuck out and continued to do so for years afterward.

December 05, 2014 | BY PETER REXFORD Creators Syndicate | Editorial


Desalination just makes plain sense

Desalination isn't just an obvious solution for the state's record drought; it's actually the only solution that will produce a reliable, drought proof water source. And while a comprehensive water management strategy is crucial in California, you can't manage what you don't have. The best most reliable measurement of California's water supply is the Sierra snowpack. In the 1960s one could find snow pack in the Sierra's at 10,000 feet year around. Today you're lucky if you can find snow at 14,000 feet, and the April 2014 rains didn't ...

December 05, 2014 | | Letters to the Editor


Dena Renee Lujan

She is survived by her parents, Elaine and Gene Bond of Turlock; father, Arthur (Terry) Lujan of Madera; fiance, Darrell Graves; and five children, Leandra, Mariah, Monique, Matthew, and Gabriel. She also leaves behind her siblings, Eric Bond of Turlock, Art Lujan of Kansas, Sheri Aguirre of Clovis, Nicole White of Clovis, Kristy Lujan and Cody Lujan of Madera.

December 05, 2014 | | OBITS


Samuel Benjamin

Samuel "Sam" Benjamin, 92, of Turlock, was born to Nimrod and Nancy Benjamin at the old Emanuel Hospital. He passed away at Emanuel Medical Center on Monday.

December 05, 2014 | | OBITS


Carmela Verdone

Carmela Verdone was born May 7, 1944 in Castelluzzo, Sicily, Italy to Giovanni and Paola Ciaravino.

December 05, 2014 | | OBITS


Floyd Francis Miner

Floyd Miner, 83, passed away at UC Davis Medical Center after an extended illness. Floyd was born in Payne County, Oklahoma to John and Eloise Miner. He attended schools in Oklahoma, Kansas, and high school in San Francisco. While working in San Francisco he was introduced to his future wife, Rose Marie Duffey, through a family member. They were married in 1951 and started their family while living in San Francisco. He began his driving career with UPS and worked a total of 41 years as a truck driver, mostly with refrigerated transportation. He was a hard worker and at ...

December 05, 2014 | | OBITS


Community performance of ‘Miss Poinsettia’

The Center for Urban Performance and Service and Westside Ministries will offer two free performances of "The Miss Poinsettia 2014 Contest" show on Saturday.

December 04, 2014 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Emergency food and shelter funding available for local agencies

Local agencies that provide emergency food and shelter will have a chance to apply for federal funding through a Department of Homeland Security program chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

December 04, 2014 | | Local


Winter fun planned at local libraries

Local branches of the Stanislaus County Library are offering a variety of winter themed craft days, as well as reading incentive programs.

December 04, 2014 | | Local


Robin Edwards

Mr. Robin Edwards, 50, of Turlock, is survived by his wife, Jo Lynn Edwards; son, Landon Edwards; parents, Kenneth and Paulette Edwards; and a brother Kevin Edwards.

December 04, 2014 | | OBITS


Leona Dingler

Leona Dingler was born in Hilmar, CA to Marie and Gerald Wells on August 25, 1933.

December 04, 2014 | | OBITS


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IN SERVICE

Army Pvt. Jared J. McDonald has graduated from One Station Unit Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo.

December 12, 2014 | | Local


Lucille Joyce Wells (nee Schoonhoven)

Lucille Joyce Wells died December 7, 2014, at Brandel Manor in Turlock. Joyce, as she was known to her family and friends, was born February 4, 1933, to Henry and Marie Schoonhoven (nee Hoogeveen) in Steen, MN. At the age of 9, she moved with her family to Ripon, CA, graduating from Ripon High School, to begin work as a secretary and later an office manager for various locally owned companies.

December 12, 2014 | | OBITS


Jessie Faye Bertholf

Jessie Bertholf, 89, of Turlock, died peacefully on December 6, 2014 at Paramount Court Senior Living where she resided for the past 3+ years.

December 12, 2014 | | OBITS


Joanne Miller

Joanne Miller (75) of Lathrop, CA, passed away November 29, 2014 in San Diego, CA. Born August 14, 1939 in Placerville, CA, She is predeceased by her parents, Robert A. Rushing of Tuolumne, CA and Alice D. Thomas of Stockton, CA, and her late husband, S. Ross Miller of Turlock, CA. Joanne went to Stockton College and graduated in 1957.

December 11, 2014 | | OBITS


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