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Bull riding champ returns home

Bull riding champ returns home

The 1985 Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association's world champion bull rider and 1979 Manteca High graduate isn't riding the equivalent of 1800-pounds of rip snorting unstable dynamite these days for a living. Instead he's trying to ride another type of ...

6,000 crosses deliver silent yet poignant message

6,000 crosses deliver silent yet poignant message

6000 crosses deliver silent yet poignant message
Manteca Bulletin
The tribute plus large photographs of Northern San Joaquin Valley sons, daughters, fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, wives and husbands - 52 in all including Manteca's Marine Cpl. Charles Palmer who have died in Afghanistan and Iraq. ...

Engagement: Borges, Sousa to wed Saturday

Engagement: Borges, Sousa to wed Saturday

Engagement: Borges, Sousa to wed Saturday
Tracy Press
by Our Town Raquel Odette Borges of Tracy and Daniel Lee Sousa of Oakdale will exchange vows Saturday, May 28, 2011, at St. Bernard's Catholic Church. With the blessings of Raquel's parents, Daniel proposed on May 22, 2010, at Tamales Bay State Park in ...

Pilot's family plans memorial service

Pilot's family plans memorial service

Pilot's family plans memorial service
Tracy Press
by Denise Ellen Rizzo / Tracy Press A memorial service has been scheduled for Saturday, May 28, for Tracy grape grower Robert H. “Budge” Brown Sr., whose plane crashed May 18 in the El Dorado National Forest. The Brown family has dealt with the loss of ...

Ripon standout committed to Humboldt State

Ripon standout committed to Humboldt State

Ripon standout committed to Humboldt State
Manteca Bulletin
After accomplishing just about everything there is to accomplish on the high school volleyball scene, Ripon High senior Cheyeann DePrue will take her talents north, as she inked a commitment to the Humboldt State University ...

Welcome Home Heroes 'Tenth Panel' in honor of fallen soldiers to be unveiled

Welcome Home Heroes 'Tenth Panel' in honor of fallen soldiers to be unveiled

MANTECA - The Welcome Home Heroes Traveling Tribute "Tenth Panel" is completed and will be ready for public viewing on Saturday, May 28 at Woodward Park, 710 East Woodward Road in Manteca at 12:00 noon.

The first name on the panel is Army Sgt. 1st Class Duane Anthony Thornsbury from Bridgeport, West Virigina. Sgt. Thornsbury died on September 12, 2009 in Iraq. The last name on the panel is Army Spc. Thomas Adam Moffitt from Wichita, Kansas, who died on October 24, 2010 in Afghanistan.

The Tenth Panel honors local fallen heroes Marine LCpl Gavin Brummund from Arnold who died on June 10, 2010; Army Spc. Cody J. Moore from Modesto who died on August 3, 2010; and Army Spc. John Carillo Jr. from Stockton who died on September 24, 2010.

The image on the tenth panel is that of Damage Controlman Third Class Nathan B. Bruckenthal, United States Coast Guard, who died on April 24, 2004.

Former 49er invites Super Bowl teammates back for benefit golf tournament

Former 49er invites Super Bowl teammates back for benefit golf tournament

Former 49er invites Super Bowl teammates back for benefit golf tournament
Tracy Press
by Bob Brownne / Tracy Press For the 16th year of his benefit golf tournament, former San Francisco 49er linebacker Keena Turner is inviting back the players who shared the triumph of Super Bowl XVI. The Keena Turner Golf Tournament started off as a ...