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At the Oak­dale Ru­ral Fire Pro­tec­tion Board meet­ing held in town, the board voted to man the Knights Ferry sta­tion full time for the du­ra­tion of the 2017 fire sea­son. The Fire Chief-rec­om­mended de­ci­sion is pos­i­tive for our town but it wasn’t an easy de­ci­sion for the board. For quite some time, the Knights Ferry and Val­ley Home’s fire de­part­ments have been manned only part time. The change will tem­po­rar­ily close the Val­ley Home sta­tion in or­der to keep the Knights Ferry sta­tion open full time. Dolly Haskell said, “It is im­por­tant for Val­ley Home and Knights Ferry com­mu­ni­ties to work to­gether to find a so­lu­tion that will al­low both Knights Ferry and Val­ley Home fire sta­tions both to op­er­ate full time.” For now, as a res­i­dent of Knights Ferry, I am happy to have the fire de­part­ment’s con­stant pres­ence in town!


Clean out your clos­ets! There is a com­mu­nity yard sale on Septem­ber 3rd from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. To re­serve your free space on the ten­nis court call Me­gan Peter­son 209-402-4761 or re­serve on­line www.knights­fer­rycommu­ni­ty­


Dakota Voort­man had a 13th birth­day party for the books! Four groups of kids were sent on a scav­enger hunt/Amaz­ing Race around town. One of the high­lights was eat­ing ice cream sun­daes with a choco­late cov­ered cricket atop. Each per­son in the win­ning group got to smoosh whipped cream pie into party plan­ners, Heather Voort­man or Kaeli Sweet’s face! The party fin­ished with an out­door movie show­ing of Back to the Fu­ture. Happy birth­day, Dakota!


The first week of school is com­plete at Knights Ferry School! There are three new teach­ers and a lot of new stu­dents. Wel­come to our school, Mrs. Son­dra Cu­sano, first grade; Mrs. Heather Stevenot, 3rd/4th grade; and Ms. Jenna Zellmer, 5th/6th grade! It warms my heart to see Mrs. Diane Boyer vol­un­teer her time to help for a few days in the Kinder­garten class as she was my Kinder­garten teacher when I at­tended Knights

Ferry. Back to School night is to­day, August 23 and all par­ents are in­vited to at­tend!


The Knights Ferry History and Mu­seum As­so­ci­ates are look­ing for vol­un­teer do­cents will­ing to do­nate a few hours a month to help in the mu­seum on Sun­days. This is an awe­some op­por­tu­nity to learn more about our town and com­mu­nity history. Both chil­dren and adults may vol­un­teer and have their ser­vice hours rec­og­nized. Please con­tact Dolly Haskell in the Post Of­fice if you are in­ter­ested.


The Wash­ing­ton D.C. trip fundraiser raf­fle for a new iPad Air is over. The draw­ing was fea­tured in a Face­book Live on Knights Ferry Bob­cat Pride Face­book page. I couldn’t have been more em­bar­rassed as I stood next to Sarah Sund­berg while she pulled the win­ning ticket with my name from the jar. Thank you to all those who sup­ported our group of kids fundrais­ing their way to Wash­ing­ton D.C.!


Up­com­ing Events/Meet­ings:

Thurs­day, Aug. 24 at 7 p.m. M.A.C. meet­ing in Com­mu­nity Club


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