Last January, Hilmar Covenant Church packed over 300,000 meals for hungry kids around the world through the Christian organization, Feed My Starving Children. HCC will continue its missionary work this January with a goal of packing over half a million meals.
It may be Halloween, but planning for the Christmas holiday is already in full swing.
The Turlock Firefighters' signature pink t-shirts to benefit Emanuel Cancer Center are popping up all over town -and the Valley. There's still time to purchase the pink shirts and submit a photo to the Journal for publication.
The number of Californians covered by employer-based health insurance fell below the halfway mark as a result of the recession, according to a new study from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.
Thursday night presented Dan Olivas, a 2011 graduate of CSU Stanislaus and Ceres resident, with his "15 minutes of fame."
The holidays are supposed to be a joyous time of year, but for some it's a painful reminder of loss.
The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will discuss the impact of expiring farm bill programs to the State at a Nov. 6 meeting. The meeting will be held from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.at the California Department of Food and Agriculture, 1220 N St., Sacramento.
With Halloween just around the corner, local families are gearing up for the festivities by purchasing pumpkins, assembling costumes and, of course, buying candy for trick-or-treating. Along with the traditional door-to-door candy collecting on Halloween night, one particular house is hosting its own spooky adventure and inviting ghosts and ghouls of all ages to join in the fun.
The Turlock Certified Farmers Market came to a close on Friday, finishing a summer-long run of food, fruit, and fun.
Since its opening on Feb. 27, the Turlock Gospel Mission Homeless Assistance Ministry has provided the homeless a safe place to go during the day and a variety of social services. Thanks to the Turlock Rotary Club, the H.A.M. center will soon offer literacy and GED test tutoring.
The California crop report coming out in November is expected to reflect a shake-up as almonds take the number two spot in the state's top agricultural commodities.
The Dubyak Family Chiropractic center is hosting its 17th Annual Pumpkin Pie Contest to support the hungry citizens of Stanislaus County on Thanksgiving Day. The pies will be donated to the United Samaritan Foundation's Daily Bread Program.
Sometimes the only thing stopping a non-profit agency from opening its doors and providing much-needed services to those in need is a lack of carpet, or maybe the absence of light fixtures. Now, local non-profits and other organizations have a new place to turn for building supplies - the Turlock Chamber of Commerce Foundation.
The Turlock Firefighters' campaign to raise funds for Emanuel Cancer Center continues, with local elected officials and City Council candidates sporting the benefit pink t-shirts this week.
Dozens of local women walked a mile in pink at the first ever Breast Cancer Walk held in support of the survivors, families and friends in the Turlock community. The walk began at the Emanuel Cancer Center and circumvented the hospital . Participants enjoyed pink lemonade and other refreshments after the end of the walk and were able to sign the survivor board in remembrance of cancer survivors.
Name: The Rail
Ice skating is back and in full swing for the second year in a row at Fields of Ice, but now there is twice the ice. With a rink 120 feet by 80 feet, locals of all ages can rent some skates and hit the rink.
Ready or not the holiday season has officially arrived - and so have the Christmas trees.
The words "buy local" have been promoted across the state and country over the past few years and there is no better day to head the command than on Small Business Saturday.
On a long table in a back room at the Assyrian American Civic Club volunteer Melinda Khubiar is busy sorting through winter wear that could soon prove to be life-saving equipment for the Christians seeking refuge in the mountainous regions of Iraq.
When the Chaparro family celebrates Thanksgiving on Thursday, there will be a special thanks said by the Turlock family for the presence of their matriarch Maria Isabel Chaparro's presence at the table.
Amelia and Xavier Bettencourt are used to being in the kitchen so perhaps it's no surprise that they took second place in the annual pumpkin pie contest to benefit the United Samaritans Foundation – except for the fact that they are nine and six years old, respectively.
No one likes to pay more - not for food, Christmas presents or irrigation water. The Turlock Irrigation District, however, is hoping to convince its irrigation customers that a proposed rate increase that will more than double irrigation rates for the 2015 season is necessary for the health of the district.
Those who claim to not like fruitcakes have probably never tried one of Betty Bradbury's delectable desserts.
It is that time of year where savvy shoppers line the grocery store aisles looking for the best deals on everything from turkeys and green beans to pumpkin filling. However, this year even the average shopper won't have to worry about forking over too many dollars before grabbing their fork at the table since it costs less than $5 a person for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, according to the annual American Farm Bureau Federation's survey.
The City of Turlock provides several proactive and reactive approaches for dealing with storm related problems such as flooding, water storage and contingency planning. During storm events, many problems may occur. Some of these problems are merely inconveniences while others pose serious threats to safety or property. If you have a storm related problem, you can contact Municipal Services at 668-5590. To report problems after normal business hours or on holidays, call Police Services at 668-1200.
The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County rose slightly in October, but continued to remain at a low level not seen in the area since the Great Recession.
When I think of Thanksgiving I think of communion. Not the formal process of partaking in the bread and wine at a place of worship, but rather the more colloquial use of the term: sharing a meal, breaking bread, eating. Thanksgiving is a time to commune with our friends and family and I found myself thinking of food differently after spending the afternoon in the kitchen of local chef Dana Johnson while cooking up a Thanksgiving spread for our most recent episode of Studio 209.
As Turlock welcomes winter and the accompanying drop in temperatures, Westside Ministries is making sure that every child in the community is prepared for the chill with the organization's 29th annual Coats for Kids program.
Turlock will once again get to experience a bit of movie magic when a former resident returns to town to shoot portions of his independent film.