Fishing day Saturday in Gustine

The Gustine Recreation Department, through the support of numerous local sponsors, will host a free kids’ fishing day Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Schmidt Park pond.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., and the first lines hit the water at 8:30. At 11:30, a lunch donated by the Pizza Factory and drawings for prizes will wrap up the event.

The fishing day is open to those 16 and younger (registration is required). Children under 3 must be able to control their own fishing pole.

Each participant will receive a goodie bag.

The angler who lands a specially tagged fish will win a prize.

Orestimba reunion planning

A reunion of Orestimba High graduates from all classes through that of 1978 is being planned for October 2020.

A large OHS reunion, attended by several hundred alumni, has been held every five years since the 1980s.

This year, the list of invited classes is expanded to include graduates of 1974-78.

Organizers are seeking a class representative from each of those years to assist with the reunion planning by gathering addresses and contacting classmates.

Alumni interested in serving as their class representative for those years may contact Carol Martens, 535-5720, or by email at

Flu shot clinic in Santa Nella

The Merced County Department of Public Health is recommending residents 6 months or older get a flu vaccine by the end of October.

Flu shots are available from a number of sources, including health care providers, local pharmacies and free clinics throughout Merced county.

A vaccination clinic will be held in Santa Nella Monday, Oct. 21, from 1-5 p.m. at the community’s Head Start center.

For more information, call 381-1180.

Newman branch library

A host of October activities are in store at the Newman branch library.

Story time will be held each Wednesday at 10 a.m., followed by wee move & play sessions at 10:30 a.m.

Python Ron brings his assortment of creatures from the reptile kingdom to the library Saturday, Oct. 19, at 3:30 p.m.

A mini pinata craft activity will be held Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 3:30 p.m.

A LEGO day is set for Thursday, Oct. 24, at 3:30 p.m.

On Tuesday, Oct. 29, a Hallween-themed “Beware....What’s in the Box?” activity begins at 3:30 p.m.

The Newman branch library is located at 1305 Kern St. Call 862-2010 for further information.