Around the Region (08/13/16)


What: United States military academy information night

When: Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m.

Where: Gregori High School multipurpose room, 3701 Pirrone Road

Info: U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Turlock, will host an overview of the nomination process for students interested in applying to one of the United States military academies. “Some of America’s most skilled armed forces members are products of our nation’s prestigious military academies, and I have the honor of nominating each year the Central Valley high school students who want to devote themselves to serving our country,” Denham said in a news release. “Military academy information night gives students and parents interested in this process all of the information they need to apply.” This annual information night is open to all parents and students in eighth through 12th grades from California’s 10th Congressional District. Students interested in applying to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, or the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point will be able to meet with representatives from the academies and Denham’s office for details of each academy’s work in educating, training and preparing students for military service. For more information, contact Kassi Fortado at or 209-579-5458.


What: Christian missionary and author to speak

When: Friday, 1 p.m.

Where: Covenant Village of Turlock, 2125 North Olive Ave.

Info: Don Richardson, an expert on Christian missions, author and international speaker, will speak at a free event. Richardson has observed that every culture has a story, ritual or tradition that can be used to illustrate the Christian gospel message, Covenant Village said in a news release. “In 1962, Richardson and his wife, Carol, risked their lives to share the gospel with the Sawi people of New Guinea. They shared their story in the book, ‘Peace Child,’ ” which was later made into a film. Space is limited for this free event. To register, please go to or call 877-834-1238.

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100 YEARS AGO: The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department raided a notorious house of ill fame in the town of Newman. The home was the first test of the new “Red Light Abatement” law after a lawsuit was filed in Superior Court against its owner, Mrs. Eva Savage. Savage had previously been fined $25 for the same offense and asked to cease all business of an improper nature. Superior Court Judge Langdon issued a temporary injunction against the home with District Attorney Cross seeking a full conviction on the matter. Had the conviction been won, the house was to be shuttered for one year and its contents auctioned to pay for all legal costs.