Manteca Unified School District Superintendent Jason Messer and the Board of Education have been investing time and money in pushing the slogan, Proud to be MUSD, which is aimed at focusing on all things positive about the district - from students' accomplishments and teachers' innovative instructional approaches, to a slew of progressive-thinking educational programs such as the $30 million Going Digital and the be.tech vocational charter school that has shown phenomenal growth in the mere three years it has been open.
No matter who ends up getting covered with the beautiful bouquet of roses after the 137th Kentucky Derby, the chances of the winning jockey-horse combination coming in at hefty odds seem to be pretty good.
UNITED LUTHERAN: Join us Sunday, May 8, for the traditional service at 8 a.m. and/or the contemporary service at 10:30 a.m. This Sunday's sermon title is "The Focus of Heaven." Nursery care is available for children 6 months to 6 years old. Sunday school is at 9:15 a.m. On Wednesdays we have a Divine Communion Worship Service at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. To learn more about the weekly church activities, including Bible studies, and Youth, call 823-1971. United Lutheran is located at 649 Northgate Drive in Manteca.
Mary R. Aksland, 87, entered into rest on Sunday, May 1, 2011 at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Stockton. She was born on February 22, 1924 in Manteca. She was a lifetime resident of Manteca. Mary was preceded in death by husbands, Larry W. Aksland and Hank Teunissen; her brother, Andrew Rossi, and two sisters, Sadie Abatangle and Ida Riella.
In the game's opening minutes Manteca High's outfield ers were provided opportunities to make two miraculous catches, but both opportunities flew inches past outs and helped propel the visiting Oakdale Mustangs to a 12-1 Valley Oak League victory.