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Turlock Horseshoe Club begins seasonal tournaments

Horseshoe season is kicking off with the Turlock Horseshoe club at the pits in Crane Park. Horseshoe pitching is a sport the whole family can participate in, from adults to young children.

April 17, 2012 | Macie Bennett | Local


Spring is here

With the temperatures on the rise, and the forecast calling for sunny days, the spring wildflowers are out. If you head to the hills this weekend, you will see the beauty of California in the spring.

April 17, 2012 | By Jack Kirchert Community Contributor | Local


Mission fundraising dinner, auction set for Friday

Merced based non-profit Grace Outreach Coalition is holding a dinner and auction to raise funds for a medical mission to Nigeria.

April 17, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Energy monitors let residents check appliance efficiency

The library isn't just for checking out books – it's for checking out your power usage, too, thanks to a new Turlock Irrigation District initiative.

April 17, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Cookies for troops

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.

April 17, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Hilmar’s first-ever Relay for Life raises over $181,000

When the community of Hilmar decides to support a cause, they go all in. And that's exactly what happened on Saturday, said Kelly Fultz, chairperson of Hilmar's first-ever Relay for Life event.

April 17, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Rain brings irrigation windfall for growers

Growers in the Turlock Irrigation District service area will receive even more irrigation water this year than district directors once thought possible, thanks to continuing rainfall.

April 17, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Fair ag education a horse affair

The Stanislaus County Fair and Turlock Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee is partnering with local classrooms to build on their education.

April 13, 2012 | | Local


Air district expands truck voucher program for small businesses

A grant aimed at helping smaller heavy-duty truck businesses reduce their air emissions has been expanded to reach more companies, the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District reported.

April 13, 2012 | | Local


Rotary looks to bring bocce ball to Crane Park

Turlockers may be bowled over by one local park's newest amenity.

April 13, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Crowell student on deck for historic Coast Guard launch

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.

April 10, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Dairy producers begin search for royalty

The local dairy industry is now accepting applications from young women wishing to compete for the District 6 Dairy Princess crown.

April 10, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Hughson Nut cracks open solar system

Hughson Nut teamed up with Cenergy Power to complete one of the largest solar photovoltaic systems in the area with a 50,000-square-foot almond processing facility on Verduga Road in Hughson.

April 10, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Oakdale cowboy bar preps for rodeo

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 TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Event to raise awareness of need for organ donors

There's a serious deficit in Stanislaus County, and it's not the budget.

April 10, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


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Turlock Horseman’s Club has no plans of riding off into the sunset

It may surprise some outsiders to know that in the Turlock Horseman's Club, horses are secondary.

September 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock dancing stars delight crowd, rake in the donations

The performers for the inaugural Dancing with the Turlock Stars did the cha-cha, the hustle, the flamenco, and in general thrilled the capacity crowd Saturday night as they raised thousands of dollars for the Salvation Army.

September 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TID looks at electric rate hike

Electric service rates could increase next year, after a review of Turlock Irrigation District's preliminary budget for the 2015 financial year. The possibility of a 5 percent increase in rates, which will be used to address a forecasted revenue shortfall of $16.7 million, will be the focus of a public hearing scheduled for Dec. 2.

September 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Cars, coffee and charity

An annual event aimed at sharing a love of fine automobiles took a philanthropic turn this year as Winton, Ireland, Strom & Green Insurance, in collaboration with Hagerty Insurance, raised funds for pancreatic research in memory of late Turlock High aquatics coach Steve Feaver.

September 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Public workgroup to assess conservation fund use in Stanislaus County

The East Stanislaus Resource Conservation District is hosting a Local Workgroup Meeting on Monday to get feedback from the community on how to best use federal funds through the Farm Bill's Environmental Quality Incentive Program.

September 23, 2014 | | Local


Hispanic Heritage Month celebration set for Thursday

The Latino Community Roundtable and Central Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce are holding a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at World Tile Design Showroom, 728 S. Center St., in Turlock.

September 23, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Peace Walk comes to Turlock

Bakersfield native Luke Wonderly is embarking on a cross country journey spreading a message of peace that he hopes will end with a presidential visit.

September 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Tastes of the Valley to benefit agriculture education

Agriculture is a big part of life in Stanislaus County, and the fruits of the recent harvest will take center stage next week in an event to support two ag-centered entities - Friends of the Stanislaus County Fair Foundation and the Agriculture Studies Department of California State University, Stanislaus.

September 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Volunteers to help make Turlock shine

Spring may be the traditional season in which to clean-up, but locals will get a chance to come together and beautify the town on Saturday for the seventh annual Turlock Shines event.

September 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Mountain lion evades search efforts

A mountain lion spotted in an east Turlock neighborhood Sunday night continues to roam free in parts unknown as officials suspended their search Monday.

September 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Befriend an alpaca on National Alpaca Farm Days

Community members who want to get up close with an alpaca will have their chance this Sunday and Monday at Macedo's Mini Acre as part of National Alpaca Farm Days.

September 22, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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