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NEWMAN - Downtown Newman will continue to be a focal point of community activity on Friday evenings through the end of October.

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Classic car enthusiasts took part in an impromptu gathering in Newman’s downtown plaza Saturday afternoon. The Westside Auto Club organized the event.

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

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GUSTINE - Incumbent Loretta Rose brings more than a decade of school board experience to her re-election bid, institutional knowledge which she said has served and will serve the Gustine Unified School District well.

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GUSTINE - Some special education students in the Gustine Unified School District will be returning to the classroom in small group cohorts next week.

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NEWMAN - Small groups of special education students could return to Newman-Crows Landing classrooms by mid- to late October, Superintendent Randy Fillpot said recently, but the prospects for a broader reopening in the near future appear less promising.

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NEWMAN - Two brothers were arrested Saturday on murder charges in the shooting death of a Newman man Thursday morning, Sept. 17, the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office said.

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Gustine FFA member Madison Woods is one of four finalists for the national sheep proficiency award, which will be presented in late October as part of the National FFA Convention.

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Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of stories examining how teachers of subject areas that traditional involve hands-on activities are adapting to the distance learning format. A previous story featured art and music teachers at Orestimba High.

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Free COVID-19 testing Saturday in Gustine

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Firefighters responding to a report of a fire on a Villa Manucha Road dairy Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 8, arrived to find several silage piles and a haystack on fire, officials reported. Crews working with the property owner were able to extinguish the fire. The loss was estimated at $3,000. T…

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NEWMAN - Police said a one person was injured Monday night, Sept. 14, when multiple shots were fired at a vehicle in the alley behind the Auto Zone store.

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50 Years Ago From the Archives of The West Side Index • SEPTEMBER 17, 1970

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NEWMAN - Candidate Alfredo Esquivez is making a second bid for a seat on the Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District’s governing board, pledging in the process to bring an inclusive approach that draws upon his own experiences and cultural background.

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GUSTINE - The city of Gustine was recently awarded a nearly $600,000 grant from the California Board of State and Community Corrections to fund a program which will offer school-based mental health services and provide community supports to at-risk youth.

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NEWMAN - Incumbent Newman-Crows Landing school board member Janice Conforti is stressing the importance of experience in helping guide local schools through the unprecedented challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Bargain-hunters browsed through items offered last weekend at a Sanches Road yard sale benefiting a local animal organization, Tail Waggin All Breed Rescue.

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GUSTINE - West Siders will gather Friday evening in Gustine to remember the heroes and the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States.

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50 Years Ago From the Archives of The West Side Index • September 10, 1970

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A fleet of trucks followed a chopper through a corn field between Newman and Gustine last week. Each driver moved into position to be loaded as the previous truck departed, keeping the flow of harvest moving with barely a pause.

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GUSTINE - A number of health and safety protocols have been implemented on local campuses, where teachers are conducting distance learning activities from their classrooms and classified staff members are going about various duties.

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GUSTINE - The ASB student leadership team at Gustine High is adapting to the challenge of boosting school spirit while not at school - at least not in the traditional sense.

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NEWMAN - A number of health and safety protocols have been implemented on Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District campuses, where teachers are conducting distance learning activities from their classrooms and classified staff members are going about various duties.

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NEWMAN - In previous years, the community has seen the coronation of a new Miss Newman by the outgoing Miss Newman along with her court, long a tradition which was one cornerstone of the annual Fall Festival.

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Hamburgers and hot dogs were on the menu Tuesday, Aug. 18, in Gustine, when the West Side Tennis Club hosted a benefit dinner with the assistance of Gustine Rotarians. More than 400 meals were served. The proceeds of approximately $3,700 will go toward the renovation of the tennis courts in …

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A Central Catholic High School graduate with ties to the West Side spent a portion of her summer working as an intern in the White House Office of Presidential Correspondence.