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Light-hearted holiday mash-up delivers a whirlwind of fun in Sonora

Three very funny actors pull off a rapid-fire, head-spinning, frenetic look at traditional holiday classics in the Sierra Repertory Theatre's "Every Christmas Story Ever Told...and Then Some" playing at the East Sonora stage through Dec. 16.

November 21, 2012 | Jeff Benziger | Regional News


'Boots & Saddles'

Daniel Crowley, a nine-year Navy and one-year Army veteran, remembers two years when he allowed life to restrict him to the couch. Parkinson's Disease not only causes him tremors, but retirement threatened to reduce him to an inactive lifestyle. But a free chance to routinely ride horses has redeemed him.

November 21, 2012 | Jeff Benziger | Regional News


Columbia production brings fresh twist to 'Cinderella'

When I first learned that Sierra Repertory Theater was staging "Cinderella" at the historic Fallon House Theatre in Columbia, I bristled with the thought that I'd have to suffer through an all-too-familiar story line since I'd been Bibbi bobidied boo ad nauseum through my kids' countless viewings of the Disney classic two decades ago.

November 13, 2012 | Jeff Benziger | Regional News


Family of Yosemite victim appeals for hair donations for wigs

In 2011, nursing student Ramina Badal was growing out her hair in order to donate it to Locks of Love, a non-profit organization providing hair pieces to children with long-term hair loss due to medical problems. But her quest was unfulfilled when her life was cut short in a July 19, 2011 Yosemite National Park mishap that took the lives of two others belonging to the same Ceres church.

November 13, 2012 | Jeff Benziger | Regional News


CHS band, guard captures honors in Madera show

Ceres High School Band and Guard proved how hard work pays off at the Heart of California Tournament of Champions Western Band Association Competition in Madera on Saturday. Members not only brought home first place award in Single A division, but brought home four more captions -- High Music, High General Effects, High Visual and High Auxiliary.

November 13, 2012 | | Regional News


Officer chronicles history of Ceres Police

A new book has been published that recounts the history of the Ceres Police Department, authored by one of its own.

November 06, 2012 | Jeff Benziger | Regional News


Blomquist the new custodian of the Ceres library

Carol Blomquist, the new Ceres Regional Librarian, aims to improve the library's function, promote readership and strength the Friends of the Ceres Library.

October 30, 2012 | Jeff Benziger | Regional News


Gray, Mobley competing in Ceres for votes in Assembly race

Adam Gray, the Democratic candidate for 21st state Assembly District, received the endorsement of all five members of the Ceres City Council. How did he pull that off considering they're all Republicans?

October 23, 2012 | Jeff Benziger | Regional News


CUSD's Latino graduation rates improve

Approximately 134 school districts with enrollments of at least 10,000 and a majority-Latino student population were included in the Editorial Projects In Education Research Center's national study for 2009 graduation rates.

October 16, 2012 | Dale Butler | Regional News


CUSD's Latino graduation rates improve

Approximately 134 school districts with enrollments of at least 10,000 and a majority-Latino student population were included in the Editorial Projects In Education Research Center's national study for 2009 graduation rates.

October 16, 2012 | Dale Butler | Regional News


Halloween activities being planned

There is plenty of fun and safe things for the kids to do this Halloween, which falls on Wednesday of next week.

October 16, 2012 | | Regional News


New Premier Car Wash offers auto service, wash on Service Road

Name of business: Premier Car Wash & Oil Service.

October 16, 2012 | Jeff Benziger | Regional News


CUSD honors newest employees, tenured teachers

Ceres Unified held a reception for its newest employees and tenured teachers, 125 total, on Tuesday, Sept. 25 in the Argus-Endeavor multi-use room.

October 09, 2012 | Dale Butler | Regional News


Local on game show

Appearing on a long-running TV show not only gave Dolores Greff a shot to win a nice prize, the fun experience on "Let's Make A Deal" also allowed her to take her mind off of her battle with cancer.

October 09, 2012 | Jeff Benziger | Regional News


Sergeant Borges retires

After 28 years of service, Ceres Police Sgt. Dedra Borges has retired and she's not looking back.

October 02, 2012 | Jeff Benziger | Regional News


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