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Healthcare Hero: Linda Stuhmer

When Emanuel Medical Center was sold to Doctor's Hospital of Modesto (Tenet Corporation), its employees and former employees had no idea how they would be impacted by the change in ownership. Frankly, neither did the community at large. However, over the past two and a half years, the transition has been relatively smooth.

October 27, 2017 | BY JEFFREY LEWIS Special to the Journal | Local


Lions give back

The Denair Lions Club is working to get every kid in the community of Denair their very own bicycle. The club members collected 28 bikes and helmets for local children and distributed them through churches and directly to families in need.

October 27, 2017 | | Local


Carnegie set to host second annual book fair

Contemporary authors and illustrators from throughout Northern and Central California will be on hand to promote their books for children, teens, and young adults at the Carnegie's second annual Book Fair on Nov. 5.

October 27, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Hughson to dedicate veterans memorial

The Hughson Unified School District, in partnership with the city of Hughson, Hughson Sports and Fitness Complex Steering Committee and Scranton and Hughson Post 872 of the American Legion, will cut the ribbon to the Veterans Memorial Wall at the Hughson Sports and Fitness Complex.

October 27, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Celebrating Baha’i in Turlock

On Oct. 10, Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth and the City Council proclaimed Oct. 22 would honor the 200th bicentenary of the founder of the Baha'i Faith, Baha'u'llah. Erika Bennet, Ken Allen, Mary Allen, Sara Martinez and Elvira Ghardashem were on hand to receive the proclamation, and on Oct. 22, a celebration was held by the Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Turlock, joining more than 6 million Baha'is from 240 countries around the world in observance of the bicentennial event.

October 27, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Frighteningly-good deals, giveaways abound this Halloween

There's nothing scary about free food and saving money, but some businesses around town are offering deals, giveaways and special promotions for customers in the spirit of Halloween that are sure to make wallets scream with joy. While some bargains require costume-clad customers and others look to make trick-or-treating safer, all are guaranteed to make the holiday just a bit sweeter.

October 27, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock native sets sights on innovating the agriculture industry

There is a drastic shift underway in how the food and agriculture industries will conduct their operations as they adopt burgeoning technologies that can be beneficial to all aspects of agriculture-from saving farmers water in drought seasons to cutting costs for producers to providing better transparency to consumers.

October 27, 2017 | BY PAUL ROUPE Turlock Journal | Local


Nominations sought for ‘Outstanding Women’ awards

The Stanislaus County Commission for Women is currently accepting nominations for the 2018 Outstanding Women Awards.

October 26, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Rockies Rustic Designs creates custom gifts

Name of business: Rockies Rustic Designs

October 24, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


How to choose the right Halloween candy

Halloween is arriving soon. It's a fun-filled holiday that children really enjoy, especially after going around their neighborhood trick-or-treating, then arriving home to cherish their large assortment of candy.

October 24, 2017 | BY DR. JOHN LUTHER Special to the Journal | Local


Spooktacular holiday happenings

Halloween events at the library: The Hilmar Library will hold a Halloween Story Time at 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. today at 2001 W. Falke Rd. Costumes are welcome.

October 24, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


California Statewide Fire Summary

More than 4,300 firefighters remain on the frontlines of nine active wildfires around California, many of which are projected to be fully contained by the end of the week. Firefighters continue to extinguish hot spots and perform fire suppression repair work.

October 24, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Foster Farms seeks local singer for college bowl game

Last year, Turlock teen Felisha Dias won the Foster Farms Bowl "Oh Say, Can You Sing?" contest and sung the national anthem in front of thousands of football fans, while also helping to deliver thousands of pounds of food for those in need. Foster Farms is once again looking for a local singing sensation to perform in front of 70,000 football fans before the Bowl game at Levi's Stadium on Dec. 27.

October 24, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Farmers soak up benefits of wet winter

The acres of almond, walnut and other crops surrounding Turlock have benefitted immensely from the surplus of irrigation water provided to them this year, with such conditions coming as a result of one of the wettest years on record for the Tuolumne River Watershed.

October 24, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Police investigate train fatality in Turlock

The Turlock Police Department is investigating the death of a man who was struck by a train early Saturday morning.

October 23, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Survey: Thanksgiving dinner cheaper this year

The American Farm Bureau Federation's 32nd annual price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of ...

November 17, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Two people escape shed fire in Turlock

A fire of undetermined origin burned through a shed in Turlock, which displaced two people that had been living in the outdoor building, according to ...

November 17, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fields of Ice readies for seasonal skaters

Name of business: Fields of Ice presented by R.A.M. Farms

November 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Fire destroys shed, vehicles in Turlock

A fire of accidental origin ignited a shed and several cars parked nearby, but Turlock firefighters were able to keep it from reaching a neighboring ...

November 14, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Pumpkin Pie Challenge: Turlock edition

Think you've got what it takes to bake a winning pumpkin pie? If the answer is yes, then local chiropractor David Dubyak is looking ...

November 14, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock student’s singing victory provides again for United Samaritans

Turlock High School senior Felisha Dias has an incredible singing voice, and her talent has now helped give back to the Turlock community twice in ...

November 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Valley fever cases on the rise locally and in the state

California is seeing a spike in cases of Valley Fever and health officials are flummoxed as to the cause of the increase.

November 14, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Kettle Kickoff rings in holiday season

Some of Turlock's most generous community members packed into the Assyrian American Civic Club on Tuesday morning for the annual Salvation Army Kettle Kickoff ...

November 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Proposed Hilmar apartment complex has citizens concerned

Hilmar is a small town and it would like to stay that way, according to a petition circulating the farming community.

November 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Connie Tate

Connie Tate and her husband Mick have been calling Turlock home for more than 45 years. They have three daughters and ten grandchildren. For several ...

November 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Hughson remembers veterans with memorial wall

The community of Hughson came together Friday morning to honor a number of locals who fought and died in America's wars over the past ...

November 10, 2017 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock pays tribute to veterans of all generations

Turlock is a patriotic town, and that patriotism is displayed by sights like the 20 banners flying over Countryside Drive, which honor citizens currently serving ...

November 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock HVAC company wants to repay a veteran with system donation

Mel's Heat and Air in Turlock is looking to add some warmth into the life of an area veteran this winter - and help them ...

November 10, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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