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Labor contract helps put ambulance back in the black

West Side Community Ambulance, awash in red ink for the past year, has a balanced budget for 2014-15 – in large part due to concessions from its employees. Board members […]

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Newman Fall Festival: Scavenger hunt offers $500 prize

NEWMAN – Fall Festival weekend is still two weeks away, but the path to a possible payoff of $500 opens Monday for teams in the celebration’s first-ever scavenger hunt. That […]
August 14, 2014 | 0 Comments | Full Story »

OLM welcomes new principal

Rita AzevedoGUSTINE – A long-time teacher who got her start in the classrooms at Our Lady of Miracles School has returned to the parochial campus as principal. Rita Azevedo, who retired […]
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News Briefs – Aug. 14

C.L. feast of accounts The Crows Landing Pentecost Association will host its feast of accounts Sunday, Aug. 24, at its pentecost hall. The reading of the accounts will take place […]
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Opinion »

Dean Harris: Ambulance appears on the right track

A little bit about a lot of things: •  Desperate times call for drastic measures, or something to that effect…..and sometimes the result is astounding. West Side Community Ambulance looks […]
August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Toni Butero: A whale of a good time in San Diego

When the school bell rang for the first time on Monday morning, this mom heaved a big ole’ sigh of relief…now that school is back in session maybe we can […]
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Bill Mattos: Regulations may trigger shortage of eggs

  FRIED GREEN TOMATOES. In Georgia if you have a choice of sliders with pork, beef, lamb or tomatoes, my first choice is usually lamb. But when in Georgia deep […]
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Redskins look to new season ahead

Gustine High football players went through their paces Monday afternoon - the first day of official fall practices.Football practice got under way in earnest this week at Gustine High, where the Redskins are looking to take care of some unfinished business from last season. The program turned […]
August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments | Full Story »

OHS football drills begin

Orestimba High football teams started formal practices Monday. The Braves and Warriors will host a scrimmage Aug. 23 before opening the season the following Friday.Orestimba’s football Warriors hit the ground running when practice for the upcoming season officially opened Monday. With their first game little more than two weeks away, Orestimba has limited time […]
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Sports Briefs – Aug. 14

Men’s softball league The Gustine Recreation Department is taking sign-ups for its men’s fall softball league through Sept. 2. Call 854-2186 for additional information or registration. ‘Drive for Education’ tournament […]
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Obituaries »

Feature photo: Lyle Haws

Lyle Prebel Haws of Turlock passed away Aug. 6. He was 89. Mr. Haws was born in Raymond, Wash. He lived in Newman before moving to Turlock two years ago. […]
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Obituary: Mary Rogers

Mary RodgersFormer Gustine resident Mary Periera Rogers of Arizona passed away Aug. 1 at 85 years of age. Mrs. Rogers was a native of Los Banos. She lived most of her […]
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Obituary: Lloyd Wear Sr.

Lloyd WearLloyd Clifford Wear Sr., 91, of Newman passed away Aug. 9. Mr. Wear was born in Ink, Ark., and was a resident of Newman for 65 years. He was an […]
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