Veterans of Foreign Wars Commander-in-Chief John Biedrzycki visited with local veterans on Wednesday evening after Turlock Post 5059-which is celebrating the 70th anniversary of its establishment-was chosen by its District Commander to host him for dinner. Biedrzycki said that he enjoyed the opportunity to "meet those people who are the fabric of American society and who make a difference every day." He added, "Nobody does more for veterans than the VFW and its auxiliary."
Graders and scrapers are busy conducting earthwork on a sandy parcel in Hilmar in hopes of completing Turlock Irrigation District's Lateral 8 Regulating Reservoir Expansion Project before the 2016 irrigation season begins.
The Stanislaus County Housing and Support Services Collaborative is readying to embark on the yearly census count of homeless individuals residing in Stanislaus County with the hopes of identifying services needed to help the community and increase funding for those services.
As if the record-breaking crowds at last year's Stanislaus County Fair were not enough, the success of the annual event was validated once more during the Western Fairs Association Convention and International Association of Fairs and Expositions, who together presented the Fair with 11 different awards.
Stanislaus County's Temporary Water Assistance program has already delivered water to over 50 dry well owners since its inception in August, and to the relief of other County residents with a depleted water supply, Fire Warden Dale Skiles said that the program is not going anywhere anytime soon.
As we gazed over Tuolumne Meadows and countless snowy pinnacles, we saw not a soul and scarcely a sign that people had ever been there. It was hard to believe we were in one of the world's most popular parks, visited by millions every year. Two friends and I carefully hiked the final steps over rock and ice to reach a patch of bare granite on the 9,450-foot summit of Lembert Dome. An amazing view from the peak rewarded our effort.
January 19, 2016|
BY MATT JOHANSON
Special to the Journal
Turlock residents are gladly adjusting to the downpour of rain throughout the area, with recent precipitation amounts exceeding the average rainfall amount since the 1930s and bringing much-needed relief to a drought-stricken region.
The Turlock Pregnancy Center shows off its new sonogram machine donated by the Knights of Columbus during tours of the facility given on Sunday. The Turlock, Hughson, Newman, Ceres and Patterson councils also provided the patient table, desk and chairs as well. The sonogram machine was donated on Aug. 12, 2015, and has since been used for patients and training. Sunday's event was an open house to celebrate the new equipment and the services the Turlock Pregnancy Center has to offer including free diapers, clothing, formula and other baby items, along with support for women facing crisis pregnancies.
January 19, 2016|
BY CANDY PADILLA