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Gustine FFA members and advisors attending the national convention included, seated from left, Allison Bailey, Adriana Toste, Marina Encinas, Meg Abdallah, Daisy Thomas and Sydni Martin. Standing, from left are advisor Matt Baffunno, Alexis Angulo, Makayla Toste, Lawrence Borba, Alexandria Lopes, Tony Lopes, Marc Abdallah, Jorge Felix, Eddie Perry, Lexie Nunes and advisor Kelly Sanches.

Gustine FFA delegation attends national convention

Fifteen members of the Gustine FFA chapter traveled to Louisville, Ken., to attend the 87th annual National FFA Convention, which was held Oct. 29 through Nov. 2. The convention is […]

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Officers attend leadership conference

Gustine FFA chapter officers attended the 2014 Chapter Officer Leadership Conference (COLC) Oct. 1-2 at Denair High School. President Daisy Thomas, Vice President Makayla Toste, Secretary Adriana Moitozo, Treasurer Adriana […]
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News Briefs – Nov. 27

Road to Recovery Local organizers of the Road to Recovery program, which provides transportation to medical appointments for cancer patients, is seeking volunteer drivers in the Gustine-Newman area. The program, […]
November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Hunt student artwork showcased

Skeletons created by transitional kindergarten students in Christine Freitas’ class at Hunt Elementary are among the artwork on display this month at the McConnell Adult Education Center. From left are Anai Samano, Lindsey Tankard, Freitas and Adrian Gonzalez.The autumn artwork of students from Hunt School is on display at the McConnell Adult Education Center through the month of November. Featured artwork reflects the fall season and Halloween. […]
November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Opinion »

Toni Butero: Being thankful, being realistic

I love this time of year. Fall is in the air and we have been enjoying some gorgeous days, even though rain would be better. And thoughts of blessings have […]
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Dean Harris: Despite challenges, many blessings for which to give thanks

Perspective is one of those traits possessed by too few people and vastly underestimated by far too many. It is easy to lose, as we go about our daily lives […]
November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Bill Mattos: Thanksgiving holiday steeped in history and traditions

HAPPY THANKSGIVING. The date on the front of your local newspaper this week is Thanksgiving Day, but you should receive this edition on Wednesday, the day before. So it’s a […]
November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Sports »

Martins, Haro earn top SL grid honors

hectorOrestimba High School junior Austin Martins made his mark this season as a workhorse running back and a punishing defender who roamed sideline to sideline as he stalked opposing ball […]
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Sports Briefs – Nov. 27

Hoop seasons to open Varsity basketball teams at Gustine and Orestimba will open their seasons Monday when each school hosts CIF Foundation games. Gustine will play host to Hilmar, while […]
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Late FG lifts Gustine past Warriors

The Chief is staying in Gustine, thanks in large part to a junior quarterback who carried the Redskins’ offense on his shoulders and a place kicker who calmly split the […]
November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Obituaries »

Obituary: Amber Walker

Amber WalkerAmber Grisham Walker, 38, of Newman, passed away Nov. 7. Mrs. Walker was born in Merced. She lived in Gustine before moving to Newman, where she graduated from Orestimba High […]
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Obituary: Kenneth Castro

Kenneth Castro of Newman passed away Nov. 19 at 62 years of age. Mr. Castro was a man of deep faith who loved people and saw the good in all […]
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Obituary: Frances Eleshio

Francis Jean ElishioFrances Joan Eleshio, 77, of Gustine passed away Nov. 19. Mrs. Eleshio was born in Lapway, Idaho. She was a resident of Gustine for 22 years. She worked as a […]
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