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Farmington Elementary School, Pennies for Patients raised $71.24. The money will go to the 'Leukemia and Lymphoma Society'. The students collect spare change hoping to save a life.

Mrs. Berchtold and Mrs. Hobby's 2nd grade class won the Box Top Collection Competition for collecting $381.17. That money will benefit the Farmington Elementary School PTC.

Farmington Elementary School will be attending the 'Arts Alive' at Escalon on Thursday, March 22nd. The Escalon High School holds this annual event each year. Kindergarten through fifth grade will have their artwork on display.

The 5th grade class will be going on a field trip to Sacramento on Monday, March 26th. They will be exploring the State Capitol and museum.

Next week I will be reporting on how much mischief the little leprechauns caused in Mrs. Gilham's class. Each year the little people seem to be able to get into the classroom and cause a big mess.


The Farmington Elementary School PTC will be presenting a Spaghetti Dinner and Talent Show on Friday, March 30th. Dinner will start at 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., with the talent show beginning at 6:45 p.m. The dinner and show tickets are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 10 and under. The evening will also include a raffle and a silent auction. For tickets and more information, call Dena Daluz at 209-607-3650.


As I have told you before we are novice farmers. Ed is raising two pigs. Last week he rearranged the fencing in order to have their feed under cover, so as not to get wet when it rained. Somehow, one of them opened the gate. They did escape. It appears they went exploring over to our neighbors yard. I happened to look out the window and saw our neighbor Gayle leading them with John following, herding them back into our yard. John said they just wanted to come over and visit his lab, Echo, as Echo always comes over here to visit them. Thank you John and Gayle.


From "Doc Alders, Farmington's Lone Eagle" A Reminiscence. The 1895 and 1905 county maps of San Joaquin County have names inscribed on every parcel of land. These are useful records for family history. Deeds were not always recorded in the early days.

According to all of the records, Doc was never born. He found out when he wanted to go to work at Lockheed. He had to have proof of citizenship or where he was born. The doctor never registered his birth. Therefore, he had to go back to the woman who attended his birth, the "Midwife." She had always kept a baby book for each birth she helped with. Doc had to mail the book to Lockheed and everything was straightened out.


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