The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) reported that Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy (EHM), caused by Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1), has been confirmed in 10 horses in California, in Kern, Placer, Stanislaus, Amador and Napa counties.
The Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center is inviting the public to celebrate the birth of hundreds of wild animals with their annual Baby Animal Shower fundraiser today. The center cares for orphaned animals until they are old enough to be released back into the wild. The baby animal shower is one of their biggest fundraisers, and it is a way for the center to collect much-needed supplies.
Foster Farms is seeking entries for its 2011 Fresh Chicken Cooking Contest. The contest is open to home, amateur and professional chefs residing in California, Oregon and Washington who are asked to submit their prized, original chicken recipes featuring fresh chicken and locally-inspired ingredients for consideration. The winning contestant will receive a grand prize of $10,000 plus a one-year supply of Foster Farms fresh chicken.
May 17, 2011|
The Turlock Fire Department was out Saturday afternoon for the annual Fill the Boot drive. The firefighters were able to raise about $14,000 that they will use to help support community organizations and families such as Turlock Together, Turlock Unified School District, Turlock Recreation Department and Random Acts of Kindness program.
The Turlock Salvation Army Corps held a Community Awareness Day on Friday to educate the public about available resources. Participants each received a card to have signed at 16 non-profit agency booths and four business booths. Participants who received signatures at every booth got a free bag of groceries.
Turlock may not be Flanders Field, the former World War I battlefield made famous by John McCrea's poem, but the poppies most certainly will blow. In fact, thousands of crêpe paper poppies, each hand-made by a hospitalized or disabled veteran, have made their way to Turlock and the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) this year in preparation for poppy week, during which members of the ALA, Sons of the American Legion and local Boy Scout troops will work to raise money for those hospitalized and disabled veterans by distributing the flowers.
May 13, 2011|