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Back to School night on Sept. 9 at Sierra High
Sierra High will be conducting its annual “Back to School” night on Wednesday, Sept. 9, in the large gymnasium.
For parents and guardians, this will be an opportunity to meet with teachers and inquire about grades and progress of their students.
The schedule is as follows:
Students with the last name between “A” through “K” will meet between 5:45-7 p.m.
Those with last names between “L” through “Z” will meet from 6:45-8 p.m.
Sierra officials ask that each meeting with the various teachers last only a couple of minutes in order to accommodate all parents and guardians.
In addition, the Sierra FFA will be hosting a barbecue next to the gym from 5 to 7 o’clock.
Included on the menu will be steak sandwich, chips, and soda for $6 or a hotdog, chips, and soda for $4.
For more information, call the school at (209) 858-7410.

Tractors wanted for annual Main Street Day
RIPON — Wanted: Tractors to be displayed at Ripon’s downtown Main Street.

The event, sponsored by the Ripon Chamber of Commerce, is the 24th Annual Main Street Day & 7th Annual Car Show & Health Faire scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 Those who want to enter their tractors in the car show are asked to fill out a form and indicate the make, model and year of the vehicle entry. Tractors will be for display only and will not be judged. A copy of the entry form is available on the chamber’s web site at Entry fee for each car is $35. Checks must be made payable to Ripon Chamber of Commerce and mailed to P.O. Box 327, Ripon, CA 95366.

In addition to the car and tractor show, the popular annual event will feature food, arts and crafts, commercial vendors and a health faire.

For further details or for additional questions, call the Chamber office at (209) 599-7519 or log on to

Volunteers sought to help place flags
Volunteers are needed to place 2,400 flags along Manteca streets on Labor Day as well as on Sept. 11.

Help is needed to place the flags on both days starting at 6 a.m. and to retrieve them after 3 p.m.

All 2,400 flags will be placed if there are enough volunteers. They are placed along Yosemite Avenue and Main Street as well as parts of Center Street, Union Road, and Louise Avenue.

To volunteer, contact the Manteca Chamber of Commerce at 823-6121.

Junior leadership is free to teens
Teens have a chance to learn a lot about the community as well as develop leadership skills for no cost as part of the Manteca Chamber of Commerce Junior Leadership Program.

The program involves once-a-month programs to give them an up-close look at how the community operates.

The orientation will take place Saturday, Sept. 26.

Team building exercises will take place at Venture Academy. Other monthly programs include military appreciation, city government, health and wellbeing, fire safety, press day, assisted living, South San Joaquin Irrigation Day, plus a graduation dinner conducted in conjunction with the chamber installation.

For more information go to or call the chamber at 823-6121.