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I was wondering how many of the Farmington residents have stopped to say hello to Mr. Jones. Mr. Jones has been a fixture at the corner of Highway 4 & Escalon-Bellota Road for many years. He first started selling his fruits and vegetables at the old gas station that Doc Alder owned. That building has been torn down and now the Circle K has taken its place, which is owned by the Sanguinetti family. Mr. Jones builds birdhouses. His inspiration came from a book he received from Mr. Briggs that shows a lot of the old buildings that used to be in Farmington area. Mr. Jones has a small area where he showcases his birdhouses at the Circle K.


Thanks to Judy Scheppman for submitting the following information:

Clare Dunn Moran's life has been anything but mundane. Her parents were corn-cattle folks from Nebraska and later the family settled in Milton, CA. Clare grew up and married Archie Moran, a cattleman whose family had been in the ranching business for over 150 years. Besides being a wife, mother and ranch hand, she was a secretary in the Adjutant and Inspector's Office Headquarters, Navy Depot Commandant of the Marine Corps in Washington D.C. Clare has worked in the Stanislaus County Clerk's Office. She has been a teacher, a 4-H leader, an International Toastmistress, a Certified Parliamentarian, along with TV and movie work.

Clare is an avid historian, serving as a docent for the San Joaquin Historical Museum at Micke Grove for 30 years.

Since 1998, Clare volunteers every Friday at the Cowboy Museum in Oakdale, California where she is known as "Our Girl Friday."


I think Mother Nature forgot that it is spring. I hope everyone survived the harsh wind and heavy rain that we had on Thursday.


Farmington Elementary School:

Wednesday, SSC at 2:30 p.m.

Friday, El Portal Jazz Band will be visiting the school

Next Tuesday, April 5th, Board Meeting 7:00 p.m.

Next Wednesday, April 6th, 12:30 pm


A great big Happy Birthday goes out to Hollee Turner for Tuesday, March 29th.


I would still like to hear from you. Have you taken a trip? Have you had out of town visitors? Let me know of family birthdays, anniversaries and new arrivals to your family. Whatever you want to add to the Farmington News is welcome.

Please contact me if you have items for the Farmington News column. E-Mail me at or phone 896-6697.