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50 Years Ago From the Archives of The West Side Index, August 14, 1969

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Three Orestimba High students recently completed a barbecue trailer for the Newman Lions Club, which they presented Monday, July 29. From left are Robert Shull, Frank Bettencourt and Harrison Chang, who  dubbed themselves Warrior Ironworks Fabrication. Lions Club members on hand for the occa…

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Monday, Aug. 19: Chicken soft tacos, fresh orange, steamed corn, milk and orange juice

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GUSTINE - Improving and better serving Gustine’s business community is the objective of a Wednesday, Aug. 21 merchant meeting with city officials and representatives of the Gustine Chamber of Commerce.

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The Westside Niners held a tri-tip dinner fund-raiser Thursday, July 25, at Bush Rose Park. Pictured at the dinner are, from left, Jason Ebert, Madison Cabral, Jenny Cabral, Alexander Beltran, Rochelle Gonzales, Kelly Selman, Doug Selman and Anthony Casillas.

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GUSTINE - A newly-completed cross comprised of 220 inlaid, engraved bricks and a striking centerpiece graces the entrance to Our Lady of Miracles Catholic School.

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GUSTINE - The city is facing a fast-approaching deadline for identifying steps that will be taken to achieve groundwater sustainability, as required under state legislation enacted five years ago.

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Harvest season for a number of West Side commodities is under way - with more to follow as the busy autumn approaches. Workers last week were harvesting yellow squash from a field between Gustine and Newman.

NEWMAN - The recent Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting which killed three people hit particularly close to home for many West Siders and has heightened security awareness as the Newman Fall Festival approaches.

NEWMAN - The city’s teen center on Hardin Road is sporting a fresh look and new offerings to cater to its middle school and high school-aged clientele.

NEWMAN - Facility projects - including a potential swimming pool - are likely to be among topics of discussion when the Newman City Council and Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District Board of Trustees will convene a joint meeting Wednesday, Aug. 14.

50 Years Ago From the Archives of The West Side Index, August 7, 1969

Two long-time Crows Landing firefighters who recently retired were honored at a community open house Saturday. At left is former Crows Landing Fire Chief Danny Robinson, who was a volunteer for 38 years. At right is Randy Corgiat, Robinson’s assistant chief of many years who served a total o…

Monday, Aug. 12: Tuna sandwich, fresh banana, baby carrots, milk and orange juice

GUSTINE - The swim season is coming to a close in Gustine, a sure sign that the summer is drawing to a close and the start of a new school year is right around the corner.

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GUSTINE - Summer vacation is drawing to a close in the Gustine Unified School District, which will welcome students back to the classroom for the start of a new school year Wednesday, Aug. 14.

50 Years Ago From the Archives of The West Side Index, July 31, 1969

Thursday, Aug. 1: Chicken Alfredo, roll, steamed green beans, fresh pear, milk and apple juice

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A recent heat wave was expected to moderate somewhat at mid-week after sizzling temperatures extended into Monday, when football players at Gustine High took the field to begin official practices for the coming season. Regular water breaks were part of the strategy for dealing with the heat …

A busy summer program at the Newman branch library continued last Tuesday with “Shark Week” activities. Youngsters took part in a “shark in the box” craft Tuesday as part of the week’s activities. 

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A Gustine High student will have a voice in helping shape national FFA policies and selecting a nationwide FFA officer team at the organization’s convention this fall in Indianapolis.

The Gustine FFA chapter held its 35th annual tractor and truck pull Wednesday evening, July 3, in the GHS stadium. The event is the longest-running high school tractor pull in the country, and was made possible through the support of sponsors, Ag Boosters and those who attended. Proceeds fro…

Monday, July 29: Spaghetti with meatballs, dinner rolls, fresh banana, steamed baby carrots, milk and orange juice