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Pitman grad named Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year

Sergeant Ashley Verver, formally Ashley Lair, was named Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year for the 2nd Battalion 130th Field Artillery in Hiawatha, Kansas. Sergeant Verver conducted a completive interview and performance process against peers in the battalion. The board included general military knowledge, leadership doctrine, military occupational skill specific questions, drill and ceremony, uniform appearance and bearing, current events and historical knowledge of the regiment. Verver outperformed her peers and will advance to the brigade completion in November.

May 13, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


87-year-old Boy Scout earns Lifetime Achievement Award

When Win Quinley joined his local Boy Scouts of America troop he was 12 years old and the year was 1940. Fast forward 74 years and Quinley maintains the same passion for the Boy Scouts of America as he did as a young man.

May 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Students learn safe cycling at bike rodeo

Riding bicycles is an eco-friendly form of transportation and a fun way to exercise, but as locals hit the streets it's important to know the proper bike etiquette in order to keep the road safe for drivers and cyclists alike.

May 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


'Crash Car' exhibit coming to Safety Saturday event

The Fresno Mothers Against Drunk Driving chapter will bring the dramatic "Crash Car" Exhibit to GDI's 4thAnnual CIG Insurance Community Safety Saturday event. This free, family-friendly event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at GDI Insurance Agency's Turlock office at 801 Geer Rd., Turlock.

May 13, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Award winning taste: Bella Viva Orchards enters new product in Valley food expo

Pick up a bag of dried apples from local company Bella Viva Orchards and the ingredient label will have one item: apples.

May 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Big rig accident at W. Main injures four

Failing brakes on a big rig caused a pile up on the Highway 99 offramp at Main Street Tuesday morning, leaving four people injured.

May 13, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Brewfest doubles in size

Locals flocked to the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds on Saturday for the Central Valley Brewfest, a one day event that featured beers and hard ciders from both local and out-of-state breweries. The second annual event not only doubled in the number of beers offered from last year, but also in attendance as well.

May 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Hearings set for future water use

Public hearings concerning two critical water issues will take place in Modesto next week, including an evaluation of the proposed North Valley Regional Recycled Water Program, and continued discussions on the Stanislaus County Water Advisory Committee's recently proposed groundwater management framework.

May 09, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Bike to work week encourages healthy lifestyles

Come Monday morning, hundreds of local residents will trade in their car keys for their helmets as they participate in the annual Bike to Work Week throughout Stanislaus County.

May 09, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


New agriculture application comes to fruition

This is the first year that the number of mobile devices exceeds the number of people on the planet and local farmers and agribusinesses have the opportunity to use this boost in technology to their advantage through Ag Link Connect.

May 09, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Fallen officers remembered in somber ceremony

A large contingency of law enforcement officers from throughout Stanislaus County paused Wednesday to remember the officers who were killed in the line of duty during 2013 as well as countywide since 1935.

May 08, 2014 | BY JEFF BENZIGER | Local


Community invited to baby animal shower

All babies need tender loving care to survive and thrive in life, including native wildlife like barn owls, ravens, red foxes and red-tailed hawks. Often, orphaned or injured baby animals' only chance of survival is the Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center.

May 08, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock’s 'makers of fine ales and lagers'

Name: Sandude Brewing Co.

May 08, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Wildlife birthday surprises

Since my husband Oly and I both appreciate the wonders of nature, we will often celebrate our birthdays by going on an outing.

May 07, 2014 | BY LINDA FRUGE Community contributor | Local


Turlock Relay for Life raises over $160,000

According to the American Cancer Society, more than 4 million people across 20 countries gather each year to participate in Relay for Life to raise funds for cancer research and awareness. The Turlock community was no exception this past weekend as more than 700 participants gathered at Pitman High School to walk for a cause in the traditional Relay format: At least one member from the 55 teams was walking at each moment in honor of the chronic fight cancer patients endure. The teamwork and collaboration in the community during the fundraising period and actual event amounted to a significant ...

May 06, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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Boat expo coming to Woodward

The Stanislaus County Parks and Recreation department will present the inaugural Spring Boat Expo at Woodward Reservoir from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m ...

April 26, 2016 | | Local


Stanislaus County fails in State of Air report

Residents of Stanislaus County are still subjected to breathing in some of the worst air in the country, according to the American Lung Association's ...

April 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Have a housing issue? Call Project Sentinel

One woman has been having ongoing issues with mold in the "expensive" townhouse she rents in Turlock and her landlord isn't fixing the problem ...

April 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Downtown Turlock seeks votes in America's Main Streets contest

Downtown Turlock is hoping to turn locals' love of its recently revitalized Main Street into a $25,000 cash prize and title of America's ...

April 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock resident elected president of Assyrian National Council

After years of service to the national Assyrian community, Turlock resident Youbert Valadio was unanimously elected as president of The Assyrian National Council of Stanislaus ...

April 21, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Business Forecast: Brighter days ahead for Valley economy

As the recent rain has brought much-needed relief to local crops, it is also helping to paint a rosier economic picture for the Valley, according ...

April 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Loja Do Homen brings sophisticated style to Turlock

Type of Business: Men's clothing store

April 21, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Public input sought for new courthouse

The public will have an opportunity to put in their opinion on the new courthouse planned for downtown Modesto at an upcoming public meeting.

April 21, 2016 | | Local


Fair exhibitor deadlines approaching

The exhibitor deadlines are coming up for those wishing to showcase something in the Stanislaus County Fair's 2016 run.

April 21, 2016 | | Local


Litter removal program helping cleanup highways

The highways that pass through the Central Valley got some sprucing up Thursday with Caltran's annual statewide Litter Removal and Enforcement Day.

April 21, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


PAINT IT FORWARD

Every year the crew at Lancaster Painting takes time to give back to a family or organization in need through their Paint It Forward event.

April 21, 2016 | | Local


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