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Three games, three victories for the Oakdale youth football program.

October 28, 2015 | | Local Sports

Knights Ferry News

Halloween is close so here are some treats: October 30th the school children from Knights Ferry School and preschoolers will parade down Main Street at noon. The street will be lined up with candy deliverers! It is always fun to see the costumes and the children get enough candy they don't have to go at night. That evening is free movie night at the clubhouse. Showtime is 6:45 with the doors opening at 5:30. The movie is "Hotel Transylvania." Come in costume and bring blankets, beanbags, and chairs etc. to be comfy. You could bring candy to ...

October 28, 2015 | | Knights Ferry News

Valley Home News

You are invited this Friday, October 30th our Valley Home students will show their Halloween spirit as they parade through downtown Valley Home. The annual parade will begin at approximately 11:30 a.m. and wind its way from the school, past the General Store, around the corner, and back to the school. Community support is much appreciated by our youngsters as they show off their most prized Halloween costumes! Special thanks to Susan and the General Store, our firefighters and community members who in the past have passed out trick or treat goodies to our students during the parade ...

October 28, 2015 | | Valley Home News

Business Women’s Symposium Focuses On Life, Work Topics

Mark the calendar for Thursday, Nov. 5 and plan to attend the inaugural Business Women's Symposium, presented by the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the Stanislaus Business Alliance. The symposium is planned at Greens on Tenth Street, 953 10th St., Modesto.

October 28, 2015 | | Local Business

Voters Prepare To Cast Ballots Tuesday

Tuesday, Nov. 3 is Election Day and there are a few races of interest in the Oakdale area.

October 28, 2015 | | Local News

Whistle Blower Makes Stop At OHS

Even if you've never smoked in your life, it's still breathtaking to hear Victor DeNoble's story about taking on the multi-billion dollar tobacco industry. His story sounds like a good spy novel; thick black covered windows, rat murders, betrayal and FBI debriefing in an underground warehouse.

October 28, 2015 | | Education

Oakdale Spellers Ready For County Championship

Top spellers from area schools will compete in Stanislaus County Spelling Championships in November. The Elementary Spelling Championship, for children in grades 4-6, is slated for Tuesday, Nov. 3 at Gregori High School, 3701 Pirrone Road, Modesto. The Junior High Spelling Championship, for those in grades 7-8, is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 10 at the Petersen Event Center, 720 12th St., Modesto. Sponsored by the Stanislaus County Office of Education and Dot Foods, both events are open to the public and begin promptly at 5 p.m.

October 28, 2015 | | Education

Play Park Ribbon Cutting

The City of Oakdale has announced that a public ribbon cutting event will be held to officially re-open the Oakdale Children's Play Park located in Dorada Park on Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 6 p.m.

October 28, 2015 | | Government

Fatal Accident On Patterson Road

A late morning accident on Sunday, Oct. 25 along Patterson Road left one man dead and another seriously injured.

October 28, 2015 | | Local News


October 28, 2015 | | 209 LIVING

Nominations Being Sought For Military Scholarships

Operation Homefront, the national nonprofit dedicated to building strong, stable and secure military families, has announced that nominations for the 2016 Military Child of the Year are being accepted online at through Dec. 11. Awardees will be recognized in April 2016.

October 28, 2015 | | 209 LIVING

Eighth Annual “Messiah” Welcomes All Singers

Singers of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in the eighth annual sing-along performance of G.F. Handel's "Messiah" on Sunday, Nov. 22. The community-wide event, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 4 p.m. at Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 1600 Carver Road in Modesto.

October 28, 2015 | | 209 LIVING

Fall String Recital

Modesto Junior College will offer a Fall String Recital on Friday, Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall – Music 108 on the East Campus. Admission is free, with donations gratefully accepted.

October 28, 2015 | | 209 LIVING

December Lamplight Tours Coming To Historic Columbia

Columbia State Historic Park and Friends of Columbia are proud to present this year's Lamplight Tour, "The Thing That Saved Columbia." Tours will run Friday, Dec. 4 and Saturday, Dec. 5 beginning at 5:30 p.m. and leaving every 15 minutes.

October 28, 2015 | | 209 LIVING

Senior Citizens Encouraged To ‘Age Well, Drive Smart’

Driving is how older adults prefer to get around. Most people 65 years and older change how they drive as they age, choosing to drive only during daylight hours, limiting where they drive, or cutting back on how often they drive. It is important to plan ahead and take the necessary steps to ensure older drivers remain safe while behind the wheel. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) implemented the Age Well, Drive Smart program to assist older drivers and their families with this issue. The program was designed to provide older drivers with the tools to remain safe on the ...

October 28, 2015 | | 209 LIVING

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Annual Cowboy Christmas And More This Weekend

An Oakdale holiday tradition – Cowboy Christmas – is among the special events coming up this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 27 and Nov 28 for the community ...

November 25, 2015 | | Local News

Students Enjoy Hands On Learning Approach

A custom in the Oakdale area, local school children get the chance to take a field trip to Knights Ferry and watch a little slice ...

November 25, 2015 | | Education

Kids Tackle Turkey Time

In celebration of the Thanksgiving Holiday a few Cloverland Elementary second graders were asked: How do you cook a turkey? Here are their answers.

November 25, 2015 | | Local News

Recreation Round-Up

Visit the City web page at or Like us on Facebook at - City of Oakdale Recreation and Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Community ...

November 25, 2015 | | Local News

Fire Safety Tips Listed For Holiday Cooking

With the Thanksgiving holiday this week, CAL FIRE is reminding Californians about the dangers that lurk during the holiday season. When most people think about ...

November 25, 2015 | | News Briefs

Maximum Enforcement Due For Holiday Travel

Thanksgiving weekend, traditionally one of the busiest travel times in America, can also be one of the deadliest. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) will have ...

November 25, 2015 | | News Briefs

Orange Blossom 4-H Makes Time For Giving


November 25, 2015 | | Local News

Holiday Travelers Will Enjoy Lower Gas Prices This Week

Americans hitting the road for Thanksgiving will certainly have something to be extra thankful for: the cheapest gasoline prices since March 2009. The low prices ...

November 25, 2015 | | Local News

American Heritage Scholarship Program Essay Winners Honored

This fall, 137 high school juniors and seniors from throughout the county participated in the American Heritage Scholarship Series essay contest. Nineteen students were honored ...

November 25, 2015 | | Education


November 25, 2015 | | Education



November 25, 2015 | | Obituaries

Knights Ferry News

Birthday wishes for November go out to: Bob Brunker Jr., Phil Frymire, John Krick, Alex Krippner, Roger Ray, Elise Seeds, Bill Higgins, Ben Cassinetto, Wyatt ...

November 25, 2015 | | Knights Ferry News

Valley Home News

Forever thankful ... over the years our lives change in many ways. With Thanksgiving upon us, we reflect on the joys and sorrows of years gone ...

November 25, 2015 | | Valley Home News


An end-of-season tournament in Stockton featuring the top rec soccer squads from throughout the area saw two Oakdale teams come home with hardware earlier this ...

November 25, 2015 | | Local Sports

Contest Winner

Congratulations to Allie Brown, winner of this week's NASCAR Pick Your Drivers Challenge. In the season finale of our contest, Brown scored a total ...

November 25, 2015 | | Local Sports

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