The holiday season often motivates individuals to give back to their community by heading down to their local soup kitchen or homeless shelter, but the Martinez family of Turlock is taking a more direct approach by hosting their own food drive.
It is not until that first winter chill hits that causes most people to throw on a coat as they head out the door, not stopping to consider the importance of this basic winter necessity. Many children are sent to school without coats and jackets in the wintertime and Westside Ministries of Turlock aims to remedy that with their annual coat drive.
Almonds are a trendy and healthy snack that can be found everywhere from grocery stores to gas stations, but the success of this small nut is the result of an industry wide effort to educate consumers on the benefits of almonds with Blue Diamond Growers co-operative leading the charge.
Through exemplary nursing and staff, Turlock's CovenantCare at Home - a local medical agency providing in-home nursing and therapy - has been named as one of the top-performing health agencies in the nation.
Turlock Gospel Mission's efforts to host their first Thanksgiving dinner at the home of the forthcoming year-round shelter got a big boost Wednesday when AAA donated more than 300 pounds of turkeys to the organization.
The competition is tough. Hundreds come from across the country for a chance at a blue ribbon. The two-day event is a November tradition in Turlock and brings out the top dogs, literally, as the Golden Valley Kennel Club prepares to host its annual shows.