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Christmas Eve breakfast set for Manteca Ford Thursday
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On Christmas Eve, Thursday, Dec. 24, Manteca Ford-Mercury in partnership with The Place of Refuge Church will be offering a free Christmas Eve breakfast beginning at 8 a.m. continuing until 11 a.m.

The location of Manteca Ford-Mercury is 555 N. Main Street. Phil Waterford, the owner of Manteca Ford-Mercury will be clearing out the show room to make room for beautifully set tables, decorations, and a warm, friendly environment to host the event.

There will be toys for the children on a first-come-first-served basis. Santa will be present to welcome all who attend.

Pastor Mike Dillman from The Place of Refuge would like to invite the community to come to the free event, especially families who are in need of help in providing gifts for their children.

A volunteer staff from The Place of Refuge Church will be providing the efforts to prepare and serve the meal and different businesses throughout the community will be providing donated food in order to make the Christmas Eve breakfast a success.

For more information you can call the church office at (209) 239-1371.

FESM New Year’s
Eve Party tickets

The FESM New Year’s Eve Dinner and Dance takes place Thursday, Dec. 31, at the FESM Hall, 230 N. Main St.

Dinner includes New York Steak & shrimp, baked potato, salad, bread & butter, and cheesecake.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with dinner being served at 7:30 p.m.

Dance Music by Manuel Jacinto is from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. There is an open bar all night.

Tickets are $50 for adults and $25 for children 6 to 12.

 For tickets call Carlos or Melissa  at 825-5089 or either Danny or Melanie  at 824-0151.

Tickets will not be available at the door.

Library closing
for 12 days

Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library facilities will be closed for several days in December for the Christmas and New Year holidays. In addition to the holiday closures, the library will also observe closed days and non-paid furlough days that have been implemented to help address significant budget challenges faced by the City of Stockton.

Customers are encouraged to visit the Library website ( for specific days and hours of operation for each of the 13 library branches. The additional days every branch Library will be closed are as follows:

All branch libraries throughout the Stockton- San Joaquin County Library system will be closed for a combination of Holiday, Closed days, and non-paid furlough days from Dec. 23 through Jan. 3. Each branch will reopen at their next scheduled open day according to their regular business hours which can be found at or by inquiring in person at the branch location.

The Library has adjusted material due dates to exclude any holiday, furlough or closed days as return dates. The book drops for each branch will also be closed. Each branch has posted signs on their bookdrops notifying customers of specific closed dates and times.

As always, the Library remains open online at