Local Girl Scout Daisies from Troop 399 donated 300 boxes of Girl Scout cookies to staff at the Army National Guard station in Turlock. Guardsmen from the 149th Chemical Company in Turlock will be forwarding the cookies to sister Chemical Companies 140th and 132nd, which are currently deployed to Afghanistan.
Crowell Elementary fourth grader Emily Van Gorder will never forget her recent trip to USCG Base Alameda for the commissioning of the USGCS Stratton. First Lady Michelle Obama was in attendance to launch the first Coast Guard cutter to be named after a woman, Capt. Dorothy C. Stratton, who helped establish the Women's Reserve of the Coast Guard in 1944.
From the well-worn saddles, riding and ranching photos, cowboy hats and other memorabilia crowding the walls to the battered doors and long wooden bar, the H-B Saloon is rated by many the best cowboy bar in California and has long been associated with the Oakdale Rodeo that happens each year just a little further east along F Street from the establishment.
April 10, 2012|
BY JOHN BRANCH