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Concerned parents and community members packed the Gustine Elementary multi-use room Monday afternoon for a meeting regarding the Thursday attack against Principal Ismael Munoz.

GES attack remains a mystery

GUSTINE – The investigation into the Dec. 4 campus attack on Gustine Elementary School Principal Ismael  Munoz continued this week as two key questions remained a mystery: Who was responsible […]
  • Centers offer early childhood services

    NEWMAN –  A pair of local centers operated by a private, non-profit organization are providing early childhood education services through a blend of federal and state programs. The centers – […]
  • ‘New look’ report cards unveiled

    NEWMAN – Elementary students in the Newman-Crows Landing district recently received their first-trimester report cards. There wasn’t an “A” in the bunch. Instead, academic achievement is reflected in a “1-4” […]
  • Housing market remains strong

    The West Side housing market is moderating but remains strong, according to industry professionals. Local real estate agents said recently that the price appreciation seen in the past year or […]

Community »

‘Christmas in the Park’ set for Dec. 17

GUSTINE – Henry Miller Park will be transformed into a holiday wonderland next Wednesday, Dec. 17, when the Gustine Police Department hosts a “Christmas in the Park.” Visits with Santa, […]
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VFW Auxiliary Meets

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7635 Auxiliary met Dec. 3. President MaryAnn Watson conducted the meeting with 13 members present. The minutes and treasurer’s report of the November meeting […]
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Community Calendar – Dec. 11

Wednesday, Dec. 17 Christmas in the Park Gustine Christmas in the Park, 6-9 p.m., Henry Miller Park. Santa visits, entertainment, refreshments, vendors and more. Organized by Gustine Police Department with […]
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Opinion »

Letter: Gustine Chamber thankful for volunteers

To the editor: The Gustine Chamber of Commerce would like to thank all our volunteers for our wonderful Christmas Downtown. The weather was perfect; the rain is what we needed […]
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Letter: GHS band deserves new uniforms

To the editor: Even though I don’t have children in our public schools any more, I am still very interested in them and their activities. After reading the newspaper article […]
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Letter: Many contributed to OHS football season

To the editor: Following the end of the 2014 Orestimba varsity football season, I would like to thank the individuals who helped make this season a success on and off […]
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Sports »

Redskins edge rival OHS in tournament play

Sebastian Figueroa launches a shot for the Gustine Redskins against the Hughson Huskies in the first round of the Gustine Rotary Tournament on Thursday.Millennium High School earned championship honors in the varsity division of the annual Gustine Rotary Basketball Tournament last weekend. The three-day tournament also featured a hard-fought matchup of West Side […]
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Lady Redskins third in tough tourney

Gustine won two close games and dropped a third against tough competition in a girls basketball tournament at Pacheco (Los Banos) last week. The Lady Redskins secured the third-place finish […]
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Junior varsity Redskins hold off rival Braves

Toby Silva takes a shot from the outside for Orestimba in junior varsity tournament play against the Livingston Wolves Thursday.A hard-fought rivalry game between the Gustine JV Redskins and Orestimba Braves took center stage during the second round of the annual Gustine Rotary Basketball Tournament on Friday. Gustine saw […]
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Obituaries »

Obituary: Daryl Hall

Daryl L. Hall of Modesto passed away Nov. 10 at 58 years of age. Mr. Hall was born and raised in Newman. He was a 1974 graduate of Orestimba High […]
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Obituary: Mrs. Jimmie Alvernaz

Mrs. Jimmie Alvernaz, 83, of Crows Landing passed away Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, at Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock. She was born July 18, 1931, in the state of Arkansas […]
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Obituary: Deborah Andersen Bird

Deborah “Debi” Andersen Bird, 64,  passed away Dec. 1 in Genoa, Nev. Mrs. Bird was born in Newman on March 26, 1950. She attended Newman schools and graduated from Orestimba […]
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