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Kidz Club helps make fair educational

Kidz Club helps make fair educational


The new Kidz Club at the Stanislaus County Fair is a great chance for children to learn about the fair and to engage with their parents through problem solving and project building.

“The Stanislaus County Fair has a crucial educational component to our community,” said Adrenna Alkhas, spokeswoman for the fair. “Kidz Club is geared toward promoting education with parents, while children are having fun at the fair.”

Parents can register children 4 to 12 years old through the fair’s website at www.stancofair.com. The first 500 children to sign up for Kidz Club will receive a free tote bag filled with goodies, two carnival ride tickets, and passport postcard to “travel” around the fair.

Changes for Stanislaus County Fair livestock exhibitors

Changes for Stanislaus County Fair livestock exhibitors

There are some changes and updates in the livestock department for the 2012 Stanislaus County Fair that kicks off on July 13 for a 10-day run.

Fair guests can count on an award-winning experience that has been over 100 years in the making. Discounted fair admission tickets, unlimited ride wristbands, and arena event tickets will be on sale beginning May 5.


More than 50,000 hens found starving on Turlock ranch

TURLOCK, CA (AP) - An estimated 50,000 hens are dead or will be euthanized after authorities found them starving on a chicken ranch in Central California on Wednesday.

The Modesto Bee reports that the hens were found on property near the town of Turlock that is rented by A&L Poultry. Authorities say the hens had not been fed in more than two weeks.

Annette Patton of the Stanislaus Animal Service agency says that about one-third of the hens died of starvation. The rest are in such poor condition they must be euthanized.

Owner Andy Keung Cheung declined to comment when the newspaper reached him by telephone.

Patton says animal service officials investigated after a citizen complained about the business. She says the owner is potentially facing animal neglect charges.

New horse joins police department family

New horse joins police department family

New Horse Joins Police Department Family
Oakdale Leader
8132 The Oakdale Police Department equestrian budget is going to double —from $1 to $2 — with the recent addition of Moe, an 8-year-old bay quarter horse gelding. Joining Lobo, ridden by reserve officer Joe Cruz, Moe will be ridden by reserve officer ...