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Virginia Brown

Virginia was born in 1931 to Elijah and Gladys Bell and passed away at the age of 86. Growing up, she worked as a migrant farm worker, on her way to graduating from Hilmar High. In adulthood, she worked for the U. S. Postal service and in the cafeteria for Denair Unified School District. She enjoyed reading, gardening, cooking, travel, using the computer and spending time with family. Virginia was a member of the Turlock V.F.W. Post 5059 Women's Auxiliary.

January 22, 2018 | | OBITS


William “Bill” Egleston

Bill was born in May 1964 and passed away in January 2018 after succumbing to injuries sustained while doing what he loved: racing on a fresh dirt track. Bill was known for his amazing generosity and kindness to every single person he met; once you shook his hand, he was your friend and he would have given you the shirt off of his back if you needed it.

January 22, 2018 | | OBITS


Beer enthusiasts gather for Blaker Brewing opening

A packed crowd gathered last week to celebrate the grand opening of Blaker Brewing - Ceres' first-ever craft micro-brewery and tap room.

January 19, 2018 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Births Jan. 12 to Jan. 16

• Alicia and Derek Buckner of Los Banos are the parents of a 9-pound-3-ounce boy born Jan. 12 at Emanuel Medical Center.

January 19, 2018 | | Births


One man’s crumbs are another man’s lunch

The price we pay for living in California can be taxing - literally.

January 19, 2018 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Water conservation tips for the winter

There are many more ways to conserve water during the winter than turning off your sprinklers. While turning your sprinklers off will contribute to a majority of your conservation efforts, the following are suggestions for conserving even more water at home other than outside landscape irrigation.

January 19, 2018 | | Government


Stan State receives $2.37M bequest from Hilmar couple

A lifetime dedication to saving by a Hilmar couple has resulted in the single largest gift from an individual ever made to California State University, Stanislaus - a $2.37 million bequest from the estate of Helen Yecny earmarked for undergraduate scholarships within the University Honors Program.

January 16, 2018 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


For Sacramento politicians, charity deductions begin at home

It's nice that somebody in Sacramento finally thinks we're paying too much taxes.

January 16, 2018 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Douglas Lee Merritt

Douglas "Doug" Merritt, 71, was born to LaVerne and Maxine Merritt in Turlock. He passed away at home on Monday.

January 16, 2018 | | OBITS


Births Jan. 5 to Jan. 10

• Johanna Rivera of Turlock is the mother of a 6-pound-9-ounce girl born Jan. 5 at Emanuel Medical Center.

January 12, 2018 | | Births


Denham: Congress must find a path for Dreamers, better border security

America has a rich history of immigration, and many who came here in search of a better life have contributed to the greatness of our country. If we want to continue to thrive as a vibrant and diverse nation, then we must fix our broken immigration system to ensure future generations have the same opportunities, improve our economy and strengthen our communities. This includes securing our borders and stopping illegal immigration. The most logical place to start this conversation is with America's Dreamers.

January 12, 2018 | By Rep. Jeff Denham | Editorial


The myth legal pot will rain $$ on government

If you really believe legalizing marijuana will reduce black market sales substantially the obvious question is "what have you been smoking?"

January 12, 2018 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Glen Dean Winans

Glen was the first born child of Glenn and Ruby Winans on May 6, 1929, in Topeka, Kansas. His younger brother, Dale, was born about a year later. The two other siblings Dara and Nina were born in Turlock. The early 1930's were a period of severe economic depression everywhere. The Winans took their two sons, migrated westward to hopefully find meaningful employment to provide for their family needs. Mr. Winans took any job available until he had the opportunity to apply for an opening on the Turlock Police Force. He qualified and was hired and spent the rest ...

January 12, 2018 | | OBITS


Ellie Kenefick Crean

Ellie was born in Boston, Massachusetts to Vincent and Eleanor Kenefick and passed away at the age of 70 after an extended illness. She was raised mostly in Long Island, New York where she went to school. After high school she completed her Bachelor's degree to become a registered nurse at Lennox Hill Hospital in New York. In 1969, Ellie moved to San Francisco and worked in various hospitals in the California area over her 37 year career as a nurse.

January 12, 2018 | | OBITS


Victor Francis Velleca

Victor was born at Landstuhl, Germany Military Hospital in 1963 and passed away peacefully with his family by his side after a long illness. At four months of age he moved with his parents to Boston and lived in many places before settling in Modesto in 1971. In 1980 he graduated from Modesto High School and worked as an auto mechanic until his illness prevented him from doing so. Victor was a hard worker who enjoyed fishing and loved spending time with his family.

January 12, 2018 | | OBITS


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Denair High earns six-year accreditation

The hard work invested by teachers and administrators to increase the quality and breadth of education at Denair High recently was recognized by independent evaluators ...

February 20, 2018 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Mary Alice Murray Griffith Warkentin

Mary Alice Murray Griffith Warkentin, 97 of Turlock, died peacefully after a long and fruitful life on February 19, 2018. Born September 12, 1920 in ...

February 20, 2018 | | OBITS


Lloyd V. McAferty

McAferty, Lloyd V., 85, of Meridian, Idaho, passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2018, at his home of natural causes. Funeral services will be held ...

February 20, 2018 | | OBITS


Mary Varda

We announce with great sorrow the passing of Mary Varda, on February 14, 2018 at the age of 91.

February 20, 2018 | | OBITS


Joyce Lavader Crawford

Joyce Crawford, 74 years old of Hickman, CA. passed away peacefully. She was born to Albert and Elsie Cannon in 1943. She enjoyed cooking for ...

February 20, 2018 | | OBITS


Births

· Ramona Lisa Bianco of Turlock is the mother of an 8-pound girl born Feb. 7 at Emanuel Medical Center.

February 16, 2018 | | Births


Yosemite Conservancy offers park volunteer opportunities

Yosemite Conservancy is seeking volunteers for 30-day stays in Yosemite National Park from May through September to help visitors enjoy the park's natural, cultural ...

February 16, 2018 | | Local


Richard Leroy Starn

Richard Starn passed away in Modesto February 10, 2018. He was 89. Richard was born and raised in Hughson, CA. While still in high school ...

February 16, 2018 | | OBITS


James “Jim” Marion Turnbull

James "Jim" Marion Turnbull, 78 years, passed away peacefully at Community Hospice in Hughson, California on February 13th, 2018. Jim was surrounded by his family ...

February 16, 2018 | | OBITS


Wayne Nelson

Wayne Edwin Nelson, 92, of Sacramento, CA, passed away February 7, 2018. He was born May 27, 1925, to Clarence and Hazel Nelson in Herbst ...

February 16, 2018 | | OBITS


Honored to be a candidate

In response to Angelina Martin's Jan. 17, 2018 article entitled, "Three competing for Stanislaus County Superintendent of Schools," I am honored to be a ...

February 13, 2018 | | Letters to the Editor


Dental gift of love

The United Methodist Women would like to thank the Turlock Dental Arts for providing toothbrushes and toothpaste for our Valentine bags for the 55 men ...

February 13, 2018 | | Letters to the Editor


EDUCATION NOTES

The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project is inviting the community to participate in a Dreamers and DACA panel discussion at 7 p.m. Thursday ...

February 13, 2018 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Geraldine “Gerry” Fay Shippee

Mrs. Geraldine "Gerry" Fay Shippee (Masterson) died peacefully with close friends by her side on February 9th in Turlock, California at the age of 93.

February 13, 2018 | | OBITS


William Henry Selee

William "Bill" Henry Selee passed away peacefully on February 8, 2018 at the age of 80. Bill was born on August 26, 1937 in Canon ...

February 13, 2018 | | OBITS


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