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The hot thing to do Saturday? Breakfast with firefighters
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Joanne Jameson knows a good thing when she sees it.
That’s why she is encouraging anyone 40 years and older to take part in this Saturday’s Senior Breakfast she is helping organize along with the kitchen crew of Manteca community leaders that include Mayor Steve DeBrum and his wife Veronica among its ranks.
The 9 a.m. breakfast is being hosted by the Manteca Fire Department. Not only are the best grillers among Manteca firefighters preparing the breakfast entree of Applewood barbecued pork chops but they are presenting a “surprise” program that will make the $7 ticket cost more than worthwhile.
The menu also includes eggs a la Teca, biscuits and gravy as well as coffee and juice.
The tickets are available until 4 p.m. Friday at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane. The breakfast will take place at the center from 9 to 10 a.m. on Saturday.

Manteca Library
closing for four
weeks after Oct. 30
The Manteca Library is finally going to get its long-awaited new flooring.
That’s the good news. The bad news in order to allow for proper installation, the library is temporarily closing for four weeks to allow workers to remove the old carpet, move bookshelves, furniture and equipment and then install new flooring.
The last day of regular library hours will be on Sunday, Oct. 30. The Library is scheduled to tentatively reopen on Wednesday, Nov. 30.
Manteca library due dates will be adjusted to accommodate the closure and reduce the risk of patrons incurring fines.
During the closure staff advises patrons they can access other branches of the Stockton-San Joaquin County Library System including the Lathrop Branch Library located in the Lathrop Generations Center, 450 Spartan Way, near Lathrop High and the Ripon Branch Library at 333 W. Main St. in downtown Ripon.
Both branches, by the way, were built or remodeled by the respective cities of Lathrop and Ripon during the past eight years.
While on the subject of the library, the American Legion Auxiliary McFall-Grisham Unit has put together a large display honoring veterans of World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the Middle East wars. Since the Manteca Library will be closed for remodeling during November, the auxiliary opted to celebrate Veterans Day a month early with a large display with many artifacts that can be viewed through Oct. 30.

Woodward Avenue
closed between
Union & Oleander
Speaking of closures, Woodward Avenue from Oleander Avenue to Union Road will be closed to traffic starting today for a period lasting up to 3 weeks.
This road closure is needed to install a roundabout at the intersection of Woodward Avenue and Al Fonseca Lane, including replacement of a 42-inch storm line, being constructed by Teichert Construction.  
Detours will be provided to route traffic around the road closure.

To contact Dennis Wyatt, email