I have been a resident of Turlock for 13 years. During that time I have had at least two tires go flat and multiple bumper scrapes due to the poor state of our city's roads. Despite my own personal run-ins with Turlock's famous pot holes, I must respectfully disagree with those Turlockers who feel that the state of the roads should be a priority for city officials.
When a community comes together for one purpose mighty things can happen. When that community is Hilmar and the cause is cancer research and education the result is record-breaking fundraising for the American Cancer Society through its Relay for Life event.
Pediatric heart disease is an issue close to the hearts of Turlock parents Jimmy and Monica Woods. When their son Tanner was born on Dec. 13, 2010, he suffered from an extremely rare condition called right isomerism. The syndrome saw Tanner born with his heart on the wrong side of the body, arteries attached backwards, half of his heart larger than the other, and no spleen – among other issues.
Soon after the founding of California State University, Stanislaus in 1960, the college earned the nickname "Turkey Tech" - a nod to Turlock's past as the turkey capital of the world. Despite this poultry-related moniker, the liberal arts centered university offered no agricultural course of study. This seemingly ironic situation was remedied in 2002, with the creation of the Agricultural Studies Program in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Stress is a part of life; how you deal with it is what matters. This axiom seems simple enough, but recognizing when stress is overwhelming us and then actually taking steps to reduce its affects is another matter.
Eleven years ago Americans across the country watched in shock as terrorists attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, leaving over 3,000 dead. On Tuesday, Turlock remembered the victims of those attacks with public ceremonies, flags flown at half-staff and personal expressions of patriotism.
I am in the midst of planning an extended family camping trip - a venture that will, hopefully, include at least six different households and bring cousins together for more than just a few hours of chit chat. Family reunions and get-togethers are nothing new; it's been an American tradition for decades. The trouble I'm encountering is getting my family members to commit to a date that is far enough in the future to guarantee the number of camping sites we'll need in a nice location.
A little over two years ago Ashley Olsen made Pitman High history as being the first female graduate to lock a college scholarship in golf. Olsen just added to her Pride golf legacy as being the school's first professional golfer.
August 21, 2012|