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Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a King Sized Canopy Bed

Free DIY Furniture Plans / How to Build a King Sized Canopy Bed

Showcase: Built From These PlansI am so honored each and every time one of you fine friends builds from these very plans! If you have built this piece, please take a moment and showcase your build! We are dying to see your fabulous hard work!

I just love a good modern and substantial canopy bed, don't you? Good thing for these free diy furniture plans to build a canopy bed, eh? This is avtually a really simple build so if you are looking for something fast with big impact you can make, this might just be the perfect thing!

$175-$200... Read More

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CDPH and DHCS Launch Free, Customized Health and Safety Text Messaging Service

CDPH and DHCS Launch Free, Customized Health and Safety Text Messaging Service

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), in partnership with Text4Baby, a free national mobile health service, have launched a customized health and safety ..... Read More

November unemployment rates up slightly in area counties

November unemployment rates up slightly in area counties

Unemployment ticked up slightly in November in San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties.  Both counties reported a 10.7 percent unemployment rate, up from revised October rates of 9.9 for San Joaquin and 10.0 for Stanislaus County.

The counties’ rates remain higher than the state’s overall 7.2 percent rate and significantly higher than the national average of 5.8 percent... Read More

YES KIDS to Present Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland, Jr.”

YES KIDS to Present Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland, Jr.”

YES (Youth Entertainment Stage) KIDS and KIDETTES will present “DISNEY’S ALICE IN WONDERLAND” in the Downey High School Auditorium on the following dates:

·         Friday, January 23, 2015 @ 7:00 p.m.

·         Saturday, January 24, 2015 @ 3:00 p.m.

·         Sunday, January 25, 2015 @ 3:00 p.m.

Tickets are $8 & $12 and can be purchased online at www.showtix4u.com or by calling YES Company at 238-6850.

Sponsored by the Stanislaus County Office of Education and the Education Foundation of Stanislaus County, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr. is an adaptation of the classic Disney film. Join Alice as she chases the White Rabbit, races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar, and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game!

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Brunswick Stew and a Giveaway

Brunswick Stew and a Giveaway

Never heard of Brunswick Stew? Maybe because it's a Southern dish and not seen on many menus. It's a stew filled with vegetables and lots of meat. In fact, that's the major distinguishing factor, lots of shredded meat, making it really thick. It's also a great recipe because you can do it in a slow cooker. 

Another interesting fact is that it was often made with small game such as squirrel, rabbit, and possum. But for those not into game, you can use chicken and pork. For the one pictured here, I used a rabbit and some chicken together. You can also alter the vegetables and the type of beans. I don't like lima beans and so I used cannelini beans instead. 

This recipe was perfect for me to use another bag of Tasteful Selections ruby red potatoes. They are the perfect size for this stew.

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Oak Valley Community Bank hires new vice president

Oak Valley Community Bank hires new vice president

OAKDALE — Oak Valley Community Bank has hired Teddi Lowry as its vice president and business development officer, the bank announced.

Lowry will work at the McHenry branch in Modesto to drive business development and growth in the Modesto area.

She has worked in banking for 34 years and has strong ties in the community.

She  is currently a member of SEAPA Safe Banking and a former Learning Quest-Stanislaus Literacy Center board member... Read More

CSU Stanislaus’ increase in applications highest in system

CSU Stanislaus’ increase in applications highest in system

TURLOCK — CSU Stanislaus saw the highest increase in freshman applications for admission of any school in the CSU system, the university announced this week.

Applications from first-time freshman increased by 13.4 percent in 2014. The two-year increase of 22.8 percent was also the highest in the CSU system... Read More