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Three Newman 4-H Club members were involved in a recent youth summit held at Wonder Valley Ranch in Sanger. The three-day event included keynote speakers, educational workshops and recreational events. From left are Cheyanne Verissimo, a member of the Stanislaus County delegation attending, …

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The American Legion, Manuel M. Lopes Post 240, held its annual breakfast Sunday morning, Feb. 16, at the Veterans Memorial Hall in Gustine. Gustine FFA members were on hand to help out with the event.

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The Newman Historical Society served up its annual Valentine’s Day salad luncheon Friday at the St. Joachim’s Catholic Church parish hall. 

The Newman-Crows Landing Musical Theatre production of “The Wedding Singer” opens Feb. 7 on the Yolo Middle School stage. The romantic comedy brings the ‘80s culture to life on the local stage. The opening night is sold out. Remaining performances are at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8; 2 p.m. Sunda…

The Orestimba 50-Plus Club recently installed its 2020 officers. Pictured, from left, are Galina Tetoff, hospitality/membership chair; Carla DeOliveira, treasurer; Helen Cabral, recording secretary; Doyle Owens, who assists with tours and sergeant-at-arms duties; Joan Wilkinson, second vice …

The Gustine Historical Society held its annual meeting Wednesday, Jan. 29, at Perry’s More Than Pizza. Khaled Bloom, descendant of a pioneer family in the Gustine area, was the featured speaker. He spoke on land acquisition by settlers in the Gustine area from 1861-75.

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The Gustine FFA Ag Boosters held their annual dinner and dance Saturday evening at the Al Goman Community Center, where a large crowd was on hand for the festivities.

Members of the American Legion, Manuel M. Lopes Post 240, Auxiliary recently prepared cookies to Newman police, Newman firefighters and West Side Ambulance medics as a token of their appreciation. From left are members Donna Relvas, Audrey McIntyre, Diane Milbauer (seated), Kay Lagrutta, Sha…

Members of the PFSA Council 7 took part in the January challenge by celebrating member birthdays and anniversaries, as well as the 10th anniversary of the founding of the PFSA.

Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Joseph G. Rose Post 7635, Auxiliary recently donated 63 pairs of non-slip socks to patients at the Livermore VA Hospital. Members taking part in the project included, from left, President Judy Quinn, Marylou Lillemoen, Sharon Andrade, Loretta Martinez…

Gustine Seniors last week installed their 2020 officer team. The officers include, from left, Liz Owens, hostess; Doyle Owens, sergeant at arms; Marlene Terry, treasurer; Millie Bizzini, secretary/reporter; Marge Auria, vice president; Marlene Rodriguez, financial secretary; Sharon Andrade, …

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The Newman Garden Club has selected the Gustine home of Titi Schouten as its January Garden of the Month. The Schouten home is located at 1135 Payne Ave.

Thursday, Jan. 9: Turkey bacon club sandwich, fresh banana, side salad and carrots, orange juice

The Newman Lions Club recently presented a $500 donation to the Newman Salvation Army. Salvation Army representative Beverly Joyce, left, accepted the contribution from Lions Club President RoseLee Hurst.

Several members of the Westside 4-H Club recently volunteered to ring bells for the Salvation Army kettle campaign in Gustine. Members taking part included, from left, Natalie Ventura, Carson Bell, Crue Correa, Ryan Barcellos, Broc Borba, Luke Ventura, Olivia Rocha and Nick Ventura.

The Newman Lions Club recently donated $1,000 to West Side Senior Awareness. The donation helped provide items which were distributed to local seniors Friday. Sandie Lessel, left, accepted the donation from Lions Club members RoseLee Hurst and Bill Hurst. 

Project competition is a local and section event that allows students with exceptional supervised agricultural experience (SAE) projects to compete against members throughout their section to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in their project area. Students are judged based on a rubric …

Members of the Newman 4-H Club have been very active during the holiday season as they have participated in a variety of community service activities.

Members of the Portuguese Fraternal Society of America, Council 7 Gustine-Newman, celebrated Chriksktmas with a potluck dinner and ugly sweater contest recently. Members also brought canned food items to donate to the Agape Pantry. The council received three certificates and a $250 check the…

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Elementary students in the Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District were recently screened for potential vision problems by members of the Newman Lions Club. The district Lions organization purchased several scanning devices which local club members used to conduct the service project. A…

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