Newman spring cleanup

The City of Newman will host a spring cleanup next week.

Events include a city cleanup from April 5-10; a tire amnesty event April 7-9; and a household hazardous waste disposal event April 10.

The city cleanup will be held at 1420 M St. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. daily (extended hours until 6:20 p.m. Wednesday, April 7). No refrigerators, computer monitors or televisions accepted.

The cleanup is free of charge to city residents. A current Newman utility bill and identification are required. No commercial loads will be accepted.

The tire amnesty event will be held at 712 Fresno St. Hours are 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 7-9. A limit of nine tires per household (passenger vehicle tires only, no rims) will be accepted.

The household hazardous waste event on April 10 is open to all Stanislaus County residents. Hours are 8 a.m. to noon at 712 Fresno St. Items to be accepted include used motor oil and filters, car batteries, anti-freeze, gasoline, diesel fuel, brake fluid, road flares, carburetor cleaner, paint, paint thinner, drain cleaner, aerosol products, roof tar, kerosene, batteries, mercury thermometers and thermostats, pesticides, herbicides, propane cylinders (five gallons or less), fertilizers, pool chemicals and charcoal lighter fluid.

Face masks are required prior to entry. Social distancing must be followed.

Takeout fish dinner

The Newman FDES will host a takeout fish dinner Friday, April 2.

Meals may be picked up from 4-7 p.m. at the FDES Hall.

The dinner includes filet fish, potatoes, onions, salad, bread and wine. 

Tickets are $30. Call Louie Luis, 678-1474, or Joe Barcellos, 595-2075, for tickets.

Portuguese Fraternal Society of America

The Portuguese Fraternal Society of America, Council 7 Gustine-Newman, will hold a Zoom meeting Wednesday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m. The April challenge is celebrating Easter. President John Salvador will be sending out invitations with information about joining. Call Nancy Petersen, 854-6604, for more information.

VFW Auxiliary

The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Joseph G. Rose Post 7635, Auxiliary will meet Tuesday, April 6 at 6 p.m. in the Veterans Memorial Hall in Gustine.

The meeting will include election of officers.

Those attending are asked to wear a mask or face shield.

Members are asked to call Audrey McIntyre, 854-6094, to advise if they are - or are not - planning to attend.

Tire, mattress disposal

The City of Gustine will host free disposal of tires and mattresses from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 24, at the municipal recycling yard at 750 East Ave.

Residents may dispose of up to nine passenger vehicle tires and any number of mattresses at no charge. No loads from businesses will be accepted.

Proof of city residency is required.

Facial coverings are required if exiting the vehicle. Those participating are asked to remain in their vehicle if possible.

Call 854-6471 for additional information.

Gustine Rotary takeout

The Gustine Rotary Club will host a takeout linguica dinner Wednesday, April 14. The takeout meal includes linguica sandwich, chips, cookie and water.

Meals may be picked up from 4-7 p.m. in the parking lot of Coast Hardware, 545 Fifth St.

Tickets are $10. Pre-sale only, with ticket sales ending April 11. Tickets may be purchased from any Gustine Rotary Club member.

Animal licensing, vaccine clinic

The Newman Alternative to Euthanasia, a joint effort of the Newman Police Department and True Blue Veterinary Hospital, will host a low-cost animal clinic Thursday, May 6.

The event will be held from 5-7 p.m. at Pioneer Park (Fresno and R streets).

Vouchers which include rabies vaccination, DHPP vaccine (or FVR-CP for felines), micro-chipping, spay or neuter and dog licenses may be purchased. The cost is $150 for dogs and $75 for cats. Animal owners are asked to not bring their pets if purchasing a voucher.

Other services include rabies vaccination ($6), Parvo/distemper vaccine (dogs only, $10), bordetella vaccination (dogs only, $10), micro-chip ($20), feline leukemia vaccination ($22) and FVR-CP vaccination (felines only, $10).

Dog licenses are also available. License fees are $150 annually ($12 if spayed or neutered, with proof required). Seniors over 60 qualify for a 50 percent discount on license fees.

A three-year rabies vaccination will be given with proof of previous rabies vaccination.

All dogs must be leashed and cats in carriers. Services are cash only. Pet owners must be present.

Masks are required and social distancing will be enforced. Those participating are asked to limit the number of people attending.

NPD K-9 crab feed

The Newman Police Department K-9 Association crab feed is returning this spring after a one-year hiatus.

The association will host a drive-through crab feed Saturday, May 8.

Dinners, which include crab, steak and pasta, may be picked up from 5-8 p.m. at the Newman FDES Hall.

Tickets are $60 each, and may be purchased at Mattos Newspapers, Newman Mini-Mart/Chevron and the police department. The police department lobby is closed to the public, but tickets may be picked up at the location during regular business hours by calling 862-2902.

Ticket-holders from last year may request a refund or exchange them for current tickets at the police department.

The number of tickets is limited, organizers said.