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Communities, businesses help make teen’s wish come true

Garrett Spaulding and his mother Lorraine Montello await the start of his Make-A-Wish trip.Garrett Spaulding’s wish came true Friday, a special day made even more so by an outpouring of support from the communities of Gustine and Newman. The West Side teen, who […]
August 7, 2014 | Posted in: Community | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Feature photo: Ribbon-cutting ceremony

The Gustine Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting Friday for Cristina’s Place. The family-operated store, which buys, sells and trades clothing and accessories, is located at 369 Fifth St. Above, owner Cristina Ogas prepares to cut the traditional tape as friends, family and chamber representatives look on.
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News Briefs – Aug. 7

OLM children’s rehearsals Children of all ages are invited to take part in the Our Lady of Miracles Celebration to sing and portray angels. Rehearsals are held at 6:30 p.m. […]
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Fall Festival briefs

Pageant tickets Tickets for the Little Mr. and Miss Newman Pageant and Miss Newman Pageant are now available at Mattos Newspapers. The contests will be held Thursday, Aug. 28, at […]
August 7, 2014 | Posted in: Community | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Katen honored as festival grand marshal

Ed KatenNEWMAN – Ed Katen has been cop and coach, mayor and school board member in his more than three decades in Newman. The long-time resident was recently honored for his […]
July 30, 2014 | Posted in: Community | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Feature photo: Community donation

A community fund-raising effort led by Gustine’s Margie Hensley has raised nearly $4,000 for the family of a young Hilmar girl undergoing treatment for cancer. Eight-year-old Kaiden Pacheco, accepted a check for proceeds from a candy sale from Hensley as Kaiden’s great-grandmother Elsie Straits, mom Stephanie Pacheco and sister Karagyn looked on.
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News Briefs – July 31

Project benefits Quilts of Honor The Newman Lions Club is sponsoring a drawing for several locally-crafted quilts as a benefit for the Quilts of Honor program. Quilts of Honor creates […]
July 30, 2014 | Posted in: Community | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Slideshow: 4-H, FFA at the fair

Gracie Mota, a Newman 4-H Club member, received a best of show award at the Stanislaus County Fair with her pillowcase first-year sewing project.
July 30, 2014 | Posted in: Community, Media Gallery | 0 Comments | Full Story »

4-H members earn honors at Stanislaus County Fair

Newman 4-H Club members earned a variety of project honors at the Stanislaus County Fair. David Drumonde, Rebecca Mendoza, Emily Gamboa, Lucas Garcia, Allegra Silveira, Aria Silveira, Daniel Gomes Jr., […]
July 30, 2014 | Posted in: Community | 0 Comments | Full Story »

‘Make-A-Wish’ request granted for teen

Local teen Garrett Spaulding will have his Make-A-Wish request granted Aug. 1.The Make-A-Wish program is granting the request of a West Side teen who suffers from a rare, debilitating skin disease. Garrett Spaulding, 17, who spent most of his life in […]
July 30, 2014 | Posted in: Community | 0 Comments | Full Story »