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The Knights Ferry Jr. High stu­dents hosted a very suc­cess­ful con­cert fundraiser on Satur­day. The stu­dents would like to ex­tend a very spe­cial thank you to Mrs. Kim Mc­Carthy, Will Tay­lor, Chris Far­ris, The Bone­men, Randy Mandy band, and La Morenita in Modesto for all the help plan­ning their fundraiser. The kids sold pop­corn and baked good­ies, served food, hosted a si­lent auc­tion, and put on a cake walk all to get one step closer to earn­ing enough money to go to Wash­ing­ton, D.C. in June 2018.

The first Cit­i­zens Unite meet­ing was held last week. It was a small group of both Knights Ferry and Val­ley Home cit­i­zens. The group is di­rect­ing their ef­forts to find so­lu­tions for the lack of fire and law en­force­ment in the ru­ral towns. If you would like to see change and to be a part of the so­lu­tion to this prob­lem, at­tend the Cit­i­zens Unite meet­ings. The next meet­ing is Oc­to­ber 18 at 6:30 p.m., mark your cal­en­dars.

The reg­u­larly sched­uled Com­mu­nity Club meet­ing in Oc­to­ber has been can­celled due to a CPR class. This class is only avail­able to the first 30 peo­ple who con­tact Dolly Haskell in the Post Of­fice. It is a free, hands-on CPR class but does not in­clude cer­ti­fi­ca­tion. The class was or­ga­nized due to con­cerns of the in­creased re­sponse time in ru­ral ar­eas.

The Knights Ferry fifth through eighth graders hosted Shiloh Ele­men­tary for flag foot­ball and volleyball games on Fri­day. Knights Ferry’s foot­ball team de­feated the com­peti­tors but un­for­tu­nately the volleyball teams weren’t as suc­cess­ful! It is a long-stand­ing tra­di­tion for a few of the small schools in the area meet to com­pete in flag foot­ball, volleyball, bas­ket­ball, soc­cer, and a track meet.

The 54th an­nual Pump­kin Roll is com­ing up soon. It is al­ways the first Sun­day af­ter Hal­loween. If you are in­ter­ested in booth ren­tal, please visit the www.knights­fer­rycommu­ni­ty­ up­com­ing-events for the ven­dor ap­pli­ca­tion. The ven­dor ap­pli­ca­tion in­cludes the ven­dor chair’s con­tact in­for­ma­tion. You must re­ceive con­fir­ma­tion from the ven­dor chair to have a booth.

The Knights Ferry ceme­tery is re­ceiv­ing some TLC on Oc­to­ber 7 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a hot dog lunch served from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Vol­un­teers are wel­come and very ap­pre­ci­ated for the event! Vol­un­teers are asked to bring their dec­o­ra­tions, flow­ers, bark, rock, and gar­den­ing tools. This is a great op­por­tu­nity for ser­vice hours and to honor the com­mu­nity. Con­tact Von­nie Mu­ni­ain 840-8058 for ques­tions about the event and Carol Davis 881-3217 for mon­e­tary do­na­tions.

The ceme­tery holds the re­mains of many past res­i­dents of Knights Ferry. From the early 1800s to the present, and ev­ery­where in be­tween, the board owned and op­er­ated ceme­tery is quite a pop­u­lar place to put loved ones to rest. From a sev­en­week-old in­no­cent baby to an el­derly woman and even a mid­dle-aged crim­i­nal, all the grave sites have a spe­cial story.

Up­com­ing Events/Meet­ings:

Thurs­day, Oct. 5, 6:30 p.m. CPR Class at Com­mu­nity Club

Satur­day, Oct. 7, 8 4 p.m. Jazz Up the Ceme­tery

Tues­day, Oct. 10, 9 a.m. Miller’s Hall meet­ing

Wed­nes­day, Oct. 11, 9 a.m. Gar­den Club meet­ing.

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