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Stocking stuffer central pops up on Main Street

Finding the right toys to stuff a stocking is hard enough, and the task becomes even more complicated when shoppers are seeking chimney-worthy gifts at a reasonable price. Enter Chuck Kringle's Christmas pop-up shop – an expansion of Five Buck Chuck, which focuses on providing quality products at a price that's affordable.

December 08, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


LIONS GIVE BACK

Turlock Lions Club members Conrad Renteria and Manuel Drumonde perused the toy aisles at Walmart Friday morning, searching for the perfect toys to purchase for Turlock Together's annual toy drive. The Lions Club donated $800 to be used toward buying toys, and despite the donation being an annual occurrence, this year was the first that Lions Club members have physically gone into the store to pick out gifts. Toys are needed for about 1,500 families this year, said Drumonde, who also serves as a Turlock Together chairman.

December 08, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock teen finalist in national anthem singing contest

Makenna Boutelle is no stranger to the stage. The Turlock High School senior is already a past winner of her school's own singing competition, "THS Idol," and was cast as the lead in the Turlock Youth Performing Arts' summer production of "Bring It On, The Musical." Now, she has her sights set on an even bigger venue as she prepares to audition as one of 10 finalists for the Foster Farms Bowl "Oh Say, Can You Sing?" contest.

December 08, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Youth program finds distracted driving an issue in Turlock

Drivers distracted by phones, passengers, pets, food and much more run rampant on roads across the country every day, and recently, a group of teens saw firsthand just how prevalent the issue of distracted driving is right here in Turlock.

December 08, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


New boutique brings city style downtown

Name of business: Intro

December 05, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


TID moves to even year election cycle

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors voted Tuesday to transition from odd to even year elections, adding an extra year to each director's term.

December 05, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Mayors Kettle Challenge to help make up lost Salvation Army funds

Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth is calling on the community to support a well-deserving cause during this weekend's fifth annual Salvation Army Mayors Kettle Challenge, which will raise much-needed funds for the nonprofit organization through some friendly competition.

December 05, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Tigers make tremendous donation

Just one of Turlock Together's iconic blue barrels can weigh up to 475 pounds when filled to the brim with canned food items, making Turlock Junior High School's recent donation of 31 containers all the more impressive.

December 05, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Fundraising competition seeks best punch recipe

The holidays are a joyous time for many, but for those battling addiction, the celebratory season can often make them feel alienated and lonely. To help make Christmas enjoyable for all community members, staff at Prodigal Sons & Daughters are hosting an alcohol and drug free event that everyone can participate in, and even adds a little bit of competition to the holiday while raising funds for the local nonprofit.

December 01, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


JUMPING FOR ST. JUDE’S

The Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity at Stanislaus State was able to raise $150 for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital in just one day this week during their annual "Jump for Jude" event, which saw members of the fraternity jump on a trampoline in the campus quad for 32 hours straight Nov. 29 – Nov. 30. TKE brothers, like Cristhian Gonzalez pictured, jumped continuously in shifts that are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis, with the trampoline's springs creaking throughout the night. While they jumped, the fraternity members asked students for donations.

December 01, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Realtors: Tax reform could drive down home values

The Central Valley Association of Realtors fear that the Republican tax reform plan could drive down the value of owning a home, and plan to take their grievances to Congressman Jeff Denham's district office on Tuesday during a protest rally.

December 01, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Quilting with kindness

The quilting group at the Turlock Senior Center made winter much warmer for those in hospice care Wednesday afternoon, when they donated 18 handcrafted quilts to Covenant Care Hospice.

December 01, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Classic tales come to life during annual Christmas parade

The Turlock Downtown Christmas Parade made its way down Main Street for the 39th time Friday night, with floats fit for a fairy tale taking front and center stage as the city erupted with holiday cheer.

December 01, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


A cut above: Barber Club prides itself on gallantry

Name of business: Barber Club

November 28, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Golfing for a good cause

The inaugural golf tournament benefiting Jessica's House took place on Oct. 9, and the event's planning committee was hoping to raise at least $20,000 for the grief support center. On Monday, Michael Everett, Mark Kirkes, Jim Heller, Dianna Bettencourt, Susan Quigley, Robin Swartz and Kenny Fisher were able to present the center's executive director Erin Nelson and EMC Health CEO Linda Stuhmer with a certificate representing more than double that amount. The event, sponsored by Hilmar Cheese, raised $41,104.90 for Jessica's House, and according to Nelson, will be used for a variety of ...

November 28, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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Articles By Author - Angelina Martin


New turf in store for Joe Debely

When Turlock's football teams hit the gridiron this fall, athletes will kickoff on a new turf field at Joe Debely Stadium that this time ...

February 20, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


Freezing weather hinders almond pollination

Mid-February is typically a busy time for the honey bees tasked with pollinating the Central Valley's almond orchards, but this week's freezing temperatures ...

February 20, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Dance troupe takes home Tam-Tam’s top prize

It's been just over three weeks since they took the stage, but dance troupe Lost and Found is still reveling in their first-place finish ...

February 20, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock musician sets up shop in Hilmar

Name of business: Chris's Music

February 20, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Dreamers in limbo

As the U.S. Senate turned down plans Thursday night to spare America's 800,000 "Dreamer" immigrants from deportation, the Modesto Junior College Civic ...

February 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


Flora introduces two bills

Assemblyman Heath Flora is already hard at work in 2018, introducing two bills to the California State Legislature in almost as many months – one that ...

February 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Government


Turlock school, administrators earn accolades

Turlock Junior High School and several Turlock Unified School District administrators have been recognized as some of the best in the region and in the ...

February 13, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


Renovations have Dale’s Guitar on the move

For over a decade, Dale Falkenberg has provided the sound of music to the community through Dale's Guitar & Music Lessons, but a new vision ...

February 13, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock welcomes Rita’s Italian Ice

Name of business: Rita's Italian Ice

February 13, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


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