Kids' Day facts
There are just six more days till Kids' Day, when the proceeds from the sale of special editions of The Bee go to help The Salvation Army's youth programs in Modesto and Turlock.
The Salvation Army's Red Shield Community Center and the Turlock Community Corps are more than recreation centers for children and adults. The Salvation Army facilities also are churches, with Sunday services as well as Bible study and spiritual counseling throughout the week. Kids' Day helps provide Christian education programs for children.
75 YEARS AGO: The city of Modesto was not interested in waging war on cats, alley or otherwise. That was the response sent by City Clerk Hiram Gragg to the National Association of Audubon Societies after the city received a letter from the association in which it urged control of the feline population by licensing cats and euthanizing stray cats in a humane way. The problem of controlling dogs was vexing enough without adding cats, the councilmen indicated.
25 YEARS AGO: State highway crews expected to clear snow along Highway 108 all the way to Kennedy Meadows by Memorial Day. A California Department of Transportation maintenance supervisor said that because of weather changes and cutbacks in funds, no promises would be made as to when the road would be open. Clearing of one lane had been started and crews were encountering 4 to 7 feet of snow.
-- Karen Aiello