Kids' Day facts
There's only one more day until Kids' Day, when the proceeds from the sale of special editions of The Bee will go to help The Salvation Army's youth programs in Modesto and Turlock.
Baseball, swimming, basketball, Bible school and lifeguard training are some of the summer programs offered at the Red Shield Community Center in Modesto.
For more information, call The Salvation Army Red Shield Community Center in Modesto at 538-7111 or the Turlock Corps at 667-6091.
Safety seat check
More than 90 percent of child safety car seats in Stanislaus County are installed or used incorrectly, according to the Modesto Police Department. To help children ride more safely, the Modesto Police Department, Waterford Child Development and the Stanislaus County Health Services Agency will conduct a free child safety seat check Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. under the Keep Baby Safe Program. The event will be held at Moon Elementary School, 219 N. Reinway Ave., in Waterford. This is the first safety seat check in Waterford. Anyone who needs a car seat check but is unable to attend the event may schedule an appointment with the Police Department by calling 572-9500.
50 YEARS AGO: The College Players at Modesto Junior College ended its use of the Little Theater in the basement of the campus library with an enthusiastically received performance of "The Matchmaker" before a full house. The following fall, the thespian group would move into the new auditorium, which was under construction.
25 YEARS AGO: Five clerks in the Public Health Department would earn $60 a month more beginning in June because they spent at least 20 percent of their time using a language other than English. The Board of Supervisors approved the pay hikes.
-- Karen Aiello