The Friends of Manteca Parks & Recreation Foundation and the Manteca Parks & Recreation Department 7th Annual Swing for Youth Golf Tournament took place Friday at the Manteca Golf Course to assist the city in providing youth scholarship funds. The Parks & Recreation Department offer scholarships to families for youth ranging from 5 to 18 years of age. Classes available for scholarship assistance include: swim lessons, all youth sports, toddler art and exploration, toddler creative play, karate, judo, after school child care, youth art, dance, gymnastics and cheerleading classes just to name a few.
On Thursday Charleen Carroll, the sister of Brock Elliott, stood just feet away from where her brother's name was etched into a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall – Panel 20E, Line 114 – and read a letter that he wrote to her father just before his death.
"I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic . . . and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office that I am about to enter, so help me God."
A Saturday night DUI check point in Ripon was unusually busy for officers according to Police Sgt. Steve Meece – mostly with drivers with suspended licenses or others who were driving without a license in their possession.