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Allegiant starting flights to San Diego
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Come April it will be only an 11-mile “drive” that won’t require using a freeway  to reach San Diego from Manteca.

Allegiant Airlines on April 7 is launching non-stop service to San Diego from Stockton Metro Airport that’s just a short drive away up Airport Way. The airline is offering introductory one-way fares as low as $39. Allegiant currently provides nonstop service from Stockton Metropolitan Airport to Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. Flight days, times and the lowest fares can be found only at


Mayor makes senior

advisory appointments

Peggy Thompson Spears and Maxine Van Middendorp have been appointed by Manteca Mayor Steve DeBrum to the Senior Advisory Council with Beverly J. Villines selected as an alternate.

Spears retired as an assistant foreman from Owens-Brockway after working there for 34 years. She also has been a volunteer with the San Joaquin Sheriff’s STARS unit. Spears had just finished a two-year term on the senior advisory board and has been active as a volunteer for special events ranging from Breakfast with Santa to Friday Night Bingo along with volunteering for kitchen duty twice a week.

Van Middendorp had served as an alternate on the senior advisory board for the past two years. She has served on a Little League board for many years and is an active volunteer at the senior center.

Villines is a computer system analyst, tax preparer and district level president for the American Legion Auxiliary. She also volunteers at the senior center and has been an alternate for the advisory board.


Manteca Quilt Show

moves to fairgrounds

The Manteca Quilters Guild’s annual quilt show is on the move to larger quarters.

The 37th edition of the Manteca Quilt and Doll Show is taking place Saturday, March 5, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, March 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Building 1 at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton. Admission is $7.

The show typically draws entries from throughout the western United States running the gamut from quilts, wearable art and wall hangings to dolls and handbags. Besides numerous handmade creations on display, the show features vendors specializing in quilting products from throughout Northern California.

For information on the Manteca Quilters Guild or the upcoming show contact Sandra Hadley at 209-239-3961 or Jennifer DeLong at 209-610-1245. You can also go to


To contact Dennis Wyatt, email