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Turlock police officers will be growing out their mustaches during the month of November, however it’s not to fit a stereotype. Every year, the Movember Foundation challenges men around the world to grow mustaches during “Movember” to spark conversation and raise funds for men’s health programs, including those for prostate and testicular cancer.
Talk about a Debbie Downer for kids who want to go trick-or-treating on Halloween! According to The Weather Channel and Accuweather, the first widespread sustained rainstorm of the fall is headed for Turlock and most of the Valley on Halloween, in particular during the evening hours. 
In many ways a bike is a fun rite of passage to journey into a world beyond someone’s front lawn. Sadly in today’s tough economy, some kids in Turlock do not have bikes and their loved ones cannot afford to buy them one.  Fortunately, Bell Real Estate (BRE) Cycle Team and Frost Bakery have a delicious way to help those kids out. 
A portion of Canal Drive will be closed on Friday afternoon for the Turlock High School Homecoming Parade. The City of Turlock has announced that East Canal Drive, between East Main Street and Berkeley Avenue will be closed to through traffic Friday, Oct. 24 from about 2:30 to 4 p.m.
A blood drive is being held at Delta Blood Bank, 655 E. Hawkeye Ave., on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for 2014 Pitman High School honors graduate Dustin Babb, 18, who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on Feb. 5 of this year. When you donate blood make sure to tell the staff you are there for Dustin’s blood drive. 
It’s that time of year — time to sprint for the Turlock Salvation Army! Registration for the fourth annual Salvation Army Kettle Dash is now open. This year’s Kettle Dash will be held Nov. 8 and feature a new category — the first ever 1K Dog Walk, sponsored by Monte Vista Small Animal Hospital. 
The Turlock Police and Fire departments will host their eighth annual Open House on Oct. 25 at the Public Safety Facility. This year’s event, which is free to all, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Public Safety Facility, located at 244 N. Broadway.