Members of the Turlock community came together on Friday morning to eat, pray and reflect at the annual Mayor's Prayer Breakfast, giving thanks to the city's local heroes and listening to a brave testimony from the last woman to be found alive at the World Trade Center, Genelle Guzman-McMillan.
The children scampering up and down the wooden play structure at Donnelly Park likely haven't given much thought, if at all, to how the park came into being, but there are plenty of Turlock residents who remember four days of hard labor that gave rise to the Children's Play Park.
Driving through the Turlock countryside, almond orchards dominate the landscape and according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service, the healthy nut has taken over large parts of California also.
During American Stroke Month in May, Emanuel Medical Center, Doctors Medical Center of Modesto and Doctors Hospital of Manteca will launch a comprehensive awareness campaign that includes a free online assessment designed to help people determine their risk of stroke.
It will soon be a lot easier for fans to follow along the play of their little leaguers thanks to a donation from the Turlock Associated Police Officers. The union donated $2,444 to Turlock American Little League to purchase a new sound system at the ball field at Julien. TAPO previously helped out the little league when thieves stole the aluminum bleachers and TAPO stepped to the plate to replace the bleachers.
Families attending events at branches of the Stanislaus County Library in May can learn more about science, Angry Birds and My Little Pony. Along with these educational and fun activities, both the Turlock and Keyes libraries have Summer Reading Challenge events planned for the end of the month to get local families excited about reaching their literary goals.