Despite the fact that an early morning fire engulfed the historic Turlock church that Off the Hook Ministries was planning to call home with an official launch planned in September of last year, the Turlock nonprofit emerged from the ashes stronger than ever.
Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth has been asked to judge a number of community contests from pumpkin carving to pie baking and gingerbread house making. The Mayor can now add quilting to his list of judging duties as he was asked to award the inaugural Mayor's Quilt Award at the Turlock Quilt Guild's Threads of Beauty show on Feb. 6.
Judging by the joyous look that took over the faces on each member of the Turlock Parkinson's Support Group, it was hard to determine which party benefitted more from the group's last meeting, which included assembling care bags for Turlock Gospel Mission.
The Homeless Assistance Ministry now has a permanent home in Turlock, thanks to a partnership between the Turlock Gospel Mission and the City of Turlock to purchase the Knights of Columbus building at 432 S. Broadway.
Turlock Irrigation District is hoping that wetter than average conditions on the horizon will help keep them on track to supplying the 36 inches of water discussed during last month's grower meeting following the latest snowpack survey, which revealed a less than average snowpack-a proven significant source of California's water supply.
Somerset Middle School student Alan Ojeda was in for a surprise during the Stanislaus State men's basketball game on Saturday when the moment he thought he was only going to be honored as a local Make-A-Wish child turned into the moment he found out that his wish for a shopping spree was going to be granted.