The American Heart Association lauded the efforts of the medical staff at Doctors Hospital of Manteca this past week in the treatment of heart patients accomplishing more than 85 percent of its stated goal over a 24-month period.
Manteca is again avoiding paying triple overtime to police officers as well as shaving thousands off the cost of the aerial fireworks by shifting the community's Independence Day celebration to July 3.
The Manteca Kiwanis Club's traditional Independence Day pancake breakfast is set for the same time, same place on Saturday, July 3, starting at 7 a.m. at the former Dave and Sylvia's Restaurant on North Main Street.
Manteca jeweler Evelyn Allen was a one woman "chamber of commerce" for Manteca's downtown for many years. She died this week at 102 at her Manteca home, leaving many with memories of purchasing special gifts at her store.
The City of Manteca in partnership with Big League Dreams is hosting the annual Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, July 3, at the BLD sports complex. This family-style event is expected to draw between 8,000 and 12,000 people based on attendance in previous years.
The St. Vincent de Paul Society has helped untold number of needy families and individuals in Manteca and surroundings for decades. Young men studying for the priesthood have been able to continue pursuing their religious vocation, thanks in part to the assistance provided by the Bishop's Seminarian Fund of the Diocese of Stockton. And a number of area youth have been able to play in Little League with the help of generous donations from organizations whose mission is to step up when there's a need.