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An open seat on the West Side Community Healthcare District, which oversees operation of the West Side Community Ambulance, had drawn no letters of interest from candidates interested in appointment to the position as of Monday.

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With the holiday season past, Newman city crews have gone about the task of taking down and storing decorations. Workers on Monday removed a Christmas tree from the lawn area of the downtown plaza.

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50 Years Ago From the Archives of The West Side Index • JANUARY 14, 1971

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A banner program honoring West Siders serving in the armed forces is continuing in Newman and Gustine. A banner recognizing Ben Holland of Newman, who is attending the U.S. Naval Academy, was put into place last week on Fresno Street. Holland was joined for the occasion by his parents Michae…

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Sunshine and mild temperatures created a picture-perfect afternoon for outside activities Monday. A number of people visited Schmidt Park in Gustine to enjoy the sunny afternoon.

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Workers put the finishing touches on freshly poured concrete along Meredith Avenue Monday afternoon in Gustine as work continued on a walkway project. In addition to the sidewalk along Meredith between Linden and Grove avenues, the project involves construction of a walking path circling thr…

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50 Years Ago From the Archives of The West Side Index • JANUARY 7, 1971

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A fire late Monday afternoon, Jan. 4, destroyed a travel trailer which had been converted to a permanent residence in the 26000 block of River Road, Newman Fire Chief/West Stanislaus Fire Protection District Division Chief Keith Bowen reported. Bowen said one occupant was displaced by the fi…

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GUSTINE - Gustine Unified School District, like those across the state and nation, adapted on the fly to ever-changing conditions and restrictions as the pandemic swept across the United States in spring.

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NEWMAN - The city’s efforts to bring normalcy as best possible in the face of an ongoing pandemic will continue in 2021, and even with the COVID-related challenges officials plan to complete a number of improvement projects in the year ahead.

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50 Years Ago From the Archives of The West Side Index • DECEMBER 31, 1970

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Newman-Crows Landing and Gustine unified school districts distributed food boxes packed with multiple meals before the winter break to help carry local families over the holidays. The Newman-Crows Landing district distributed about 550 food boxes, while Gustine officials planned to distribut…

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Several students at Our Lady of Miracles Catholic School were winners in the recent Healthy Choices art and essay contests - including two grand prize winners. Winning entries in the art contest are featured on the 2021 Healthy Choices calendar. From left are Isabella Cortez, seventh grade, …

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Students from the Gustine and Newman-Crows Landing unified school districts were well-represented in the most recent editions of the Healthy Choices for Our West Side art and essay contests.

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Newman skate park user David Uribe was silhouetted by the setting sun recently as he honed his scooter skills.

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GUSTINE - The coronavirus pandemic has tested city staff, businesses and residents through much of 2020, but despite those challenges a number of municipal projects moved forward in Gustine.

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NEWMAN - Community members, law enforcement officers and loved ones gathered Saturday to hold a vigil in remembrance of fallen Newman Police Department Cpl. Ronil Singh.

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A number of improvements are being made to the memorial honoring fallen Newman Police Cpl. Ronil Singh. The memorial is located at Merced Street and Eucalyptus Avenue, where Singh was killed in the line of duty on Dec. 26, 2018. A crew from Westside Landscape and Concrete worked on the memor…

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A single-vehicle accident toppled the service club sign greeting visitors at the northern Highway 33/140 entrance to Gustine last Friday morning. Police said the driver, identified as Adan Roman, 63, of Los Banos was westbound on Highway 140 in a 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe when he drove through th…

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The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Joseph G. Rose Post 7635 Auxiliary recently donated to the Agape Food Pantry in honor of all veterans. Pantry volunteers George Vargas (left rear) and Victor Perry (right rear) are pictured with auxiliary member Roberta Vargas (seated), auxiliary President Audre…

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The Newman Salvation Army and West Side Senior Awareness group delivered holiday packages of food, household supplies and personal items to approximately 100 local seniors on Friday. Donations from several sources, including that of fresh produce from Ledezma Farms, filled out the deliveries.

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COVID cases climbing on West Side

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Monday, Dec. 28: Orange chicken with brown rice, steamed carrots, diced peaches and apple juice

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How many thoughts would you say are floating around inside of your head at any given moment of the day? Do you ever feel overwhelmed that so many thoughts of such varying nature are just spinning around your brain? Help to create some peace inside your precious mind and enjoy your days to th…

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50 Years Ago From the Archives of The West Side Index • DECEMBER 24, 1970