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."
• Diana Davis of Modesto is the mother of a 7-pound-4-ounce girl born Nov. 27 at Emanuel Medical Center.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
Carmela Verdone was born May 7, 1944 in Castelluzzo, Sicily, Italy to Giovanni and Paola Ciaravino.
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 ...
The Center for Urban Performance and Service and Westside Ministries will offer two free performances of "The Miss Poinsettia 2014 Contest" show on Saturday.
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.
Local branches of the Stanislaus County Library are offering a variety of winter themed craft days, as well as reading incentive programs.
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.
Leona Dingler was born in Hilmar, CA to Marie and Gerald Wells on August 25, 1933.
Mrs. Kaur is survived by her two children, Sukhwant Uppal and Jagidip Kaur. She is preceded in death by her husband, Mohinder Singh, and two children, Amerdeep and Jaswant Singh.
Altamont Corridor Express trains could be stopping in downtown Turlock within the next 10 years if Stanislaus County voters approve their own version of San Joaquin County's half cent Measure K transportation sales tax during the next election cycle.
Lawrence Sylvester Carlton entered his heavenly home after a 7-month battle with cancer.
Joel Allen Burnett passed away Thursday after a long illness. One of five children and born in Turlock, CA to John and Joan Burnett, Joel lived his entire life in the Central Valley. Joel started his career off as a carpenter in the construction trade. He was a strong individual with a fun-loving nature. Joel would give anyone the shirt off his back even if it was his last shirt. He helped many people through the lowest points in their lives. He was a good friend to all and a wonderful uncle and grand-uncle. Joel enjoyed riding his bike and ...
Lon Brunson was not so much a man of great faith…. as he was a man of faith in a GREAT GOD! He was ushered into the presence of his Lord and Savior on December 5, 2014 and is remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, friend and a humble servant of Jesus Christ.
Arlene was preceded in death by her husband Virgil Huber. Arlene is survived by her children: George Huber, Gloria McCormick, Linda Stopher, William Huber, Robert Huber, Mary Vieira; and 19 grandchildren. She has one surviving sibling, Kenneth Troutman, whom she loved dearly.
Anne Shaw, 80, of Turlock, CA passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, December 13, 2014. Born in Oronogo, Missouri August 27, 1934 to Carroll and Maude Weathers, she spent much of her childhood in Bisbee Arizona before her family moved to Los Angeles following the death of her father. There, She graduated from Manual Arts High School, and attended college at Bob Jones University in South Carolina, where she began dating Donald Shaw. They married in 1955, and settled in Turlock in 1962 after Donald had completed his Masters at UCLA .
Wes Bartole notched another double-double and Tyler Barber scored 16 points on Thursday as they led the Cal State Stanislaus men's basketball team to another run-away win. This time it was over Notre Dame de Namur, 72-56.
• Crystal Wright of Turlock is the mother of a 4-pound-5-ounce girl born Dec. 4 at Emanuel Medical Center.
Extreme weather is bad, right?
Army Pvt. Jared J. McDonald has graduated from One Station Unit Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo.
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.
Jessie Bertholf, 89, of Turlock, died peacefully on December 6, 2014 at Paramount Court Senior Living where she resided for the past 3+ years.
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.
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 ...
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