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Over the past few weeks, I have had an opportunity to chat with several fellow veterans, service members, military family members, and Gold Star families. It is beyond the obvious in saying that the past few weeks have been extraordinarily difficult for those with a personal connection to ou…

Tom Rigney and Flambeau will be on stage at the Westside Theatre on Sept. 11.  Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 pm. Be sure to bring your dancing shoes and be sure to phone in and get your tickets. The last two shows have sold out. General admission is $20 and reserved tick…

As we continue to emerge from the pandemic, there’s a sense of relief and optimism that things will return to normal.  Long-awaited family gatherings, birthday parties and graduation ceremonies are finally happening in person.   Sporting events have fans in the stands, airports are busy, and…

Publisher Susan Mattos asked me to give you an update on this year’s activities featured at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds in place of the actual full-fledged fair. As the longest sitting Fair board member, I am happy to say that the board voted unanimous to hold events in July that you w…

Gustine resident Jhoneé Fillmore is a mother of two and a professional organizer, graphic designer and event planner who owns Missplaced Organizing (www.thedavenportcompany.com/missplaced).

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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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Gustine resident Jhoneé Fillmore is a mother of two and a professional organizer, graphic designer and event planner who owns Missplaced Organizing (www.thedavenportcompany.com/missplaced).

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Gustine resident Jhoneé Fillmore is a mother of two and a professional organizer, graphic designer and event planner who owns Missplaced Organizing (www.thedavenportcompany.com/missplaced).

The COVID-19 crisis, now in its seventh month, has caused turmoil and sacrifice throughout Newman, Crows Landing, and Diablo Grande. Despite this strife, it has also reminded us of the strength and decency of our local citizens and their families. Nowhere is this more evident than in our pub…

In my role as the chief business official for the Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District, I have two critical responsibilities. The first is obvious: Making sure that the district is fiscally sound and is able to fund the ongoing education of our students. The second responsibility, wh…