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contentmentIssue 26

By Noel Daniel Was one of your New Year’s Resolutions to treat your wallet a little better? Well, worry not—we’ve found five apps to save green for your new year. Feel free to start planning that summer vacation: you’ll have earned it. Vip Voice  This survey site was rated an

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contentmentIssue 25

By Jacqui D. Sinarle Thanks to 5.11 Tactical, a number of local youth will be better prepared for school this year. In September, 5.11 donated 60 backpacks to the Stanislaus Family Justice Center, which will distribute them throughout the year to children in need who have been exposed to family

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By Noel Daniel Some people spend Thanksgiving morning firing up the kitchen and preparing for the feast later that night. Others spend it knee-deep in mud. Rain or shine, for over fifty years, one group of friends has been assembling for the “Mud Bowl” every Thanksgiving morning at 10 a.m.

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contentmentIssue 25

By Jacqui D. Sinarle Employees at Doctors Medical Center are overflowing with holiday spirit. In addition to providing gifts for their own families and friends, they have a holiday tradition of giving gifts to local kids they don’t even know through the Soroptimist Community Christmas Tree. “DMC has been participating

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contentmentIssue 23

By Jacqui D. Sinarle It’s not often that a new educational program makes an immediate and significant impact on everyone involved, but when it does, it’s an obvious winner. That’s certainly the case with the Stanislaus County Office of Education’s (SCOE) professional development and instructional support opportunities program, which provides

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Help for Depression in Stanislaus County By Noel Daniel – Resources at the bottom of this article. Lisa Sanchez had a very rough start in life. She was diagnosed very early with Rapid Cycling Bipolar disorder, meaning her condition could cycle from manic to depressive in as quickly as a

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contentmentIssue 22

By Michele Laverty At the young age of eight, Isabelle Alkhas may sell lemonade in her hometown but her sights are set on helping people on the other side of the world. After hearing what was happening to her own people in Iraq and Syria—that children her age didn’t have homes,

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By Michele Laverty In 1870, Rising Sun country school opened on the Westside of the county in Vernalis.  A few years ago the program re-opened,  after a few years of dormancy, as a transitions program for young adults with developmental disabilities. The dream was bigger than providing just a place

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contentmentIssue 21

By Anne Marie H. Bergthold Loyal, energetic, and intelligent are a just a few of the ways one can describe the German Shepherd breed—but these attributes can also put these magnificent dogs at risk. Since December of 2007, the nonprofit organization Greater California German Shepherd Rescue has been working to rescue German Shepherds from unacceptable situations and place them

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contentmentIssue 21

  By Noel Daniel Animals are more perceptive than we think. It was a sunny afternoon, and shafts of light angled into the room full of scratch posts and climbable poles. But Dora, a downy black cat who’d been brought into Cat City to meet prospective pet owners, slid from the bench and hid in

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