News & Notes

Merced landowner Myers dies at 96

John W. Myers, a Merced County landowner, business executive and renowned test pilot during World War II, has died. Myers owned Flying M Ranch, a sprawling cattle operation along the eastern side of Merced County. Page B-5

Committee to look at towing charges

A Modesto Police Department proposal to increase charges for towing cars and trucks is scheduled to appear before the City Council's Safety and Communities Committee on Monday. The plan would bring a new franchise agreement to the city's towing companies, requiring them to meet certain standards to do business with the Police Department. The city would charge the companies a fee of $40 per tow in the first year of the three-year deal.

Relay for Life event kicks off Tuesday

The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life kicks off Tuesday. The celebration is at 6 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel, 1150 Ninth St. Learn about Relay for Life and how to start a team to help raise money for the fight against cancer. Sponsors also are needed. Join organizers for fun, refreshments, prizes and information. The relay is June 21-22 at Johansen High School. For more information, call Kathy Robey, event chairwoman, at 238-3775, or the local American Cancer Society at 524-7241.

Tell us about your Turlock memories

Are you a Turlocker? How does it feel to be hitting the big 100 this year? The city of Turlock is celebrating its centennial this year and we'd like to hear from you. Share your favorite memories or thoughts about the city where you live. E-mail them to living@modbee.com. Please include your name and telephone number.