The Oakdale Leader - - NEWS -

In two years, there will not be enough fund­ing to pay for fire pro­tec­tion in Knights Ferry and Val­ley Home. This is a ma­jor con­cern for the Ci­ti­zens Unite meet­ing at­ten­dees as they are look­ing into pos­si­ble so­lu­tions such as cre­at­ing an­other vol­un­teer fire depart­ment and find­ing more fund­ing to keep our fire depart­ments open. This is a very im­por­tant is­sue to be pas­sion­ate about early in the game as th­ese kinds of changes do not hap­pen overnight. We would hate to be with­out a fire depart­ment in two years! Come to the meet­ings to get in­volved. Mark your calendar, next meet­ing is Novem­ber 15th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Club.

***** The Knights Ferry kinder­garten class has been learn­ing about community helpers and soon will ex­plore the past in their class­room stud­ies. Last Friday, all the kinder­garten­ers dressed up as community helpers. I per­son­ally got to see Jocelyn Sch­licht dressed as a smart vet­eri­nar­ian, Avi­gnon Pon­cabare dressed as a brave fireman, and even Miss Aimee dressed as a busy nurse! Mrs. McCarthy planned a field trip down­town to the Miller’s Hall Mu­seum and the Post Of­fice. In the Post Of­fice, the class of 26 stu­dents split into groups to learn about post mark­ing mail with Post Mis­tress Dolly Haskell and com­plete a bingo game card while look­ing for an­tique ver­sions of the mod­ern items they use to­day in the mu­seum, but I’m sure the high­light of the trip for some kinder­garten­ers was eat­ing a scoop of ice cream from the Knights Ferry Cream­ery!

Knights Ferry kinder­garten class is a busy class this year. Wel­come Hux­ley Alo­mi­aHig­gins, Al­bie Bar­dini-Davis, Al­li­son Blanc, Colton Ca­mara, Vi­o­let Esteves, Grace Feezell, Jak Gardner, Shelby Jack­man, Luke Martinelli, Jace­lyn McDonald, John Mer­ritt, Demi Moore, James Neely, Avi­gnon Pon­cabare, Jocelyn Sch­licht, Zoie Vierra, and Liam Voort­man!

***** Knights Ferry School was deeply sad­dened to learn of the pass­ing of Ryan Verkaik. His fel­low eighth grade friends plan to do some­thing in mem­ory of Ryan on cam­pus. The stu­dents at Knights Ferry School were touched by Ryan’s story and are bet­ter peo­ple be­cause of him. If you would like to at­tend, Ryan’s ser­vices are Wed­nes­day, October 25 at 11:30 a.m. at Monte Vista Chapel in Tur­lock. My thoughts and prayers are with the Verkaik fam­ily at this time.

***** Love Knights Ferry is com­ing up very soon. The weather is look­ing like per­fect fall weather to get out and tidy up the town. Please bring rakes, out­door brooms, cob­web dusters, wheel­bar­rows, garbage pick­ers, gloves, and any­thing else you think might help out! There will be donuts and cof­fee avail­able.

***** Happy 91st birth­day Merna Jer­gentz!

***** Up­com­ing Events/Meet­ings:

Thurs­day, Oct. 26, 7 p.m. MAC meet­ing

Satur­day, Oct. 28, 8 a.m. Love Knights Ferry

Tues­day, Oct. 31, 12 p.m. KFS stu­dents Halloween pa­rade in town


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