A pregnancy is normally a time of great expectation for most couples. But for Wesley and Lisa Richardson of Ceres, the news that their baby's heart hadn't fully developed at 20 weeks prompted a flood of worries as doctors to suggest an abortion as their best option.
As national leaders and law enforcement officials across the country talk about possible controversial gun control legislation, Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson has renewed his commitment to seeing that law-abiding citizens are able to defend themselves.
Top classified school employees from Ceres, Hughson, Keyes and the rest of the county are being honored for their roles in making schools run smoothly from day to day so children may receive the best education they can.
About the only thing missing from the '50's diner set up in Jim DeMartini's rural Ceres almond orchard is a crowd. But give the farmer and county supervisor enough time and crowds will come - probably with poodle skirts and men with greased back pompadours.
Over and over, Lonny Davis has witnessed a heart-breaking sight in Third World nations: men, women and children crawling on dirt roads as they make their way to free wheelchairs he and other Rotarians have brought. However, their dire situation does a 180 degree turn when they receive a device - once discarded in America and refurbished - that gives them dignity through mobility.
Seniors who are 60 years of age or older have an opportunity to not only get a nutritious meal but a chance to socialize with others at congregate meal sites scattered throughout San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties.
Each year the National FFA organization honors FFA members who show the utmost dedication to FFA through their desire to develop leadership potential, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. That honor, the American FFA degree, is bestowed on select individuals.