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Sept. 11 prayer at civic center
On Friday, Sept. 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the grassy area behind the Manteca Civic Center, 1001 W. Center Street, a prayer vigil is being held.

Anyone wishing to pray for our nation, our military, our leaders, and continued vigilance, is welcome to attend according to organizer Sandra Van Deventer. She can be contacted at 239-5495 for additional information.

Back to School night Wednesday at SHS
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” can 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.

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 for 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 District, plus a graduation dinner conducted in conjunction with the chamber installation.

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