Local organization Soldiers Far From Home has sent a whopping 11,000 pounds of care package goodies to soldiers overseas in the last eight years. Sheila Wilmouth, coordinator of the care packages for soldiers effort, said that the group relies on community donations to send a little piece of home to servicemen and women deployed in Afghanistan and other parts of the Middle East. The group is holding a fundraising spaghetti dinner to help cover the cost of shipping their next big delivery, which will go out just in time for the holidays.
The California Department of Public Health has issued a warning against eating "Limited Edition" and "Fresh and Easy" brand organic grape tomatoes. Routine testing found salmonella contamination in the tomatoes, which were distributed by Andrew Williamson Fresh Produce in San Diego.
Each year during National Small Business Week, the U. S. Small Business Administration recognizes outstanding small business owners for their contribution to the American economy and society. Small Business Week 2012 will be celebrated the week of May 20.
A new, energy-efficient technology to keep dairy cows cool in summer heat has real-world potential, according to a study funded by the Turlock Irrigation District.
The Stanislaus County Mental Health board brought their regular monthly meeting to the California State University, Stanislaus campus on Thursday to consider the potential for forming a partnership with the university.
Covenant Village in Turlock celebrated 125 years of Covenant Retirement Community operations with a day of historical presentations, guest speakers, and 19th century costumes. Covenant Retirement Community was founded by the Covenant Church with the purchase of Home of Mercy in Chicago in 1886. It has since expanded across the United States. Covenant Village in Turlock was founded in 1977.
Turlock Animal Services will soon be offering cat spay and neuter coupons to city residents thanks to a donation from the American Legion Rex Ish Post 88. The group gave a $1,500 donation to the Turlock Animal Shelter to spay and neuter cats in the Turlock area.
Hilmar resident Kelly Fultz-Von Aspern never again wants someone she loves to say the words "I have cancer." Eight months ago her sister, Erica Fultz-Summers, lost her battle with breast cancer, leaving a grieving husband, two children and extended family.
One of the first things Mike Zanos did when he returned to the Dairy Farmers of America's Hughson plant as its manager last month was to flip the switch back on to the plant's steam buzzer.
Despite the near-century mark temperatures on Thursday and Friday, hundreds of cowboys and cowgirls saddled up for the American Cowboy Team Roping Association's State Finals held at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds this week. The four-day event was expected to bring in 2,000 participants.
Stanislaus County Fair officials confirmed the dates for the upcoming 2012 fair. The fair will resume its 10-day run July 13 – 22, 2012. This follows the 2009 decision of the Stanislaus County Fair Board of Directors to change the traditional late July fair dates to mid-July.
As the Stanislaus County Office of Education prepares for its seventh annual "Tobacco Slam" event, the California Department of Health is reporting some good news about youth and smoking.
Merced County reported its first confirmed human case of West Nile Virus disease for 2011 on Friday. According to the Merced County Department of Public Health, the adult patient's symptoms began on Sept. 1. The patient, a resident of northern Merced County, was hospitalized beginning on Sept. 15. The patient was able to recover sufficiently from illness symptoms and was released from the hospital within a week. The patient is expected to make a full recovery.
Author, television producer and breast cancer survivor Geralyn Lucas will be the keynote speaker at Emanuel Medical Center's 14th annual Women's Cancer Awareness event.
The government will be forced to rewrite a plan to protect endangered Delta salmon from water pumps, following a Tuesday court decision which overturned parts of the plan for lacking scientific merit.
Aspiring and veteran gardeners have the opportunity to enrich their land plots by exchanging seeds at the Denair Library's inaugural Seed Swap.
Lourdes Calderon and her sons, George Sanchez, 6, and Victor Sanchez, 4, all of Keyes, turned out for the Keyes Library's Feb. 19 craft session where participants made paper pigeons. The craft was in celebration of Mo Willems, an American writer, animator, and creator of children's books who often uses pigeons in his work.
Local Visalus distributor Shaun Larsen is partnering with the United Samaritans Foundation to collect canned food and raise money to help feed children in need.