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JOHN FLOYD NELSON

John was born in Thief River Falls, MN to Arthur Forrest Nelson and Joyce Naomi (Peterson) Nelson. He was the youngest of six, with siblings Linda, Debbie, Sue, Pam, and Arthur Nelson II. John graduated from Cloquet High School in Cloquet, MN in 1983.

June 28, 2017 | | Obituaries


AUBREY (ARCHIE) HALLUM

Aubrey Leon Hallum was born in Red Oak, OK to James William Hallum and Annie Mae Free Hallum. He was an only child. They moved to Milford, IN, where he attended school. In 1946, the family moved to Tracy, CA. He joined the US Navy in 1948 and attended Corpsman School in San Diego, CA becoming a Physician's Assistant. He was stationed at the Oak Knoll Naval Hospital in Oakland, CA when he met and married the love of his life, Barbara Blevins, in Tracy, CA. During the Korean War, he was transferred to the Hospital Ship USS Benevolence ...

June 28, 2017 | | Obituaries


Hutton Stages ‘Wax Museum’

Next up at Hutton's Hamlet will be a performance of "Night at the Wax Museum" on Friday and Saturday, July 7 and 8. Six students who have flunked history retake the class in summer school, and set up a new wax museum as a class project. A mysterious incantation from the back of Cleopatra's bracelet by one of the students brings the wax figures to life.

June 28, 2017 | | Local News


Angry Birds Craft Project A Smash At Library

This past Thursday, nearly 50 kids packed the Oakdale Library for a craft activity, Design Your Fun. While the temperature outside climbed into the triple digits, the Oakdale Library, which serves as a designated cooling center, was the perfect spot for kids to come to and enjoy an afternoon of fun crafts.

June 28, 2017 | | Local News


SBA Tops $10 Million In Disaster Assistance

Regional Administrator Michael Vallante of the U.S. Small Business Administration announced this past week that SBA has approved more than $10 million in federal disaster loans for California businesses and residents impacted by severe storms and flooding that occurred Feb. 1 through 25, 2017. According to Vallante, SBA has approved $4,738,800 for businesses and $5,283,300 for residents to help rebuild and recover from this disaster.

June 28, 2017 | | Local News


Stanislaus County Announces New Chief Executive Officer

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors has announced the selection of Jody Hayes as the new Chief Executive Officer for Stanislaus County.

June 28, 2017 | | Local News


POLICE BEAT

NOTICE: The names and incidents printed in the Police Log are obtained from the daily log of the Oakdale Police Department, which is a public document. The listing of a name here does not imply that person's guilt or innocence. That can only be determined by a court of law.

June 28, 2017 | | Crime


Caltrans Crews Stay Busy

Highway work is scheduled at several locations around the region this week.

June 28, 2017 | | Local News


Pet Adoption Event Saturday

The Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance is hosting a Pet Adoption Event at Petco in the Crossroads Shopping Center this Saturday, July 3 from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. There will be a few furry little friends available for adoption awaiting their forever homes.

June 28, 2017 | | Local News


Recreation Round-Up

Visit the City Web page at www.oakdalegov.com or Like us on Facebook at - City of Oakdale Recreation and Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Community Center for more information regarding senior and recreation activities in Oakdale, and facility & park rentals.

June 28, 2017 | | Local News


Annual Fireworks Show At Woodward Reservoir

Stanislaus County Parks and Recreation's annual fireworks display over the waters at Woodward Reservoir is scheduled for Saturday, July 1 this year.

June 28, 2017 | | Local News


KEEPING IT COOL

The lengthy string of triple-digit days over the past couple of weeks saw local residents step up to assist the Oakdale Library, 151 S. First Ave., which is a designated Stanislaus County Cooling Center. Library staffer Jana Ciccarelli shows the donations of cases of water, some fresh fruit and granola bars and other snacks that were brought in by residents. Library officials said they were buoyed by the generosity of the community. Anytime the temperatures soar, locals are reminded to stop in at the library for a quiet place to cool down. The library is open Monday and Wednesday, 10 ...

June 28, 2017 | | Local News


County Fee Rate Hike

Stanislaus County Clerk Recorder, Lee Lundrigan, announced effective July 1, 2017 the real property copy fee to obtain the first page of a recorded property document has been set at $6.75 for the first page and $3.00 for each subsequent page. The new fee for producing copies of official records is authorized under Government Code Section 27366 and Stanislaus County Ordinance C.S. 1191.

June 28, 2017 | | Local News


Knights Ferry News

Did everyone survive the hot weather? The vegetation took a beating.

June 28, 2017 | | Knights Ferry News


Valley Home News

We offer a very heartfelt thank you to our firefighters and law enforcement! With the 4th of July holiday upon us we so much appreciate their dedication and hard work. Sadly the recent drownings in area waterways have them using their training and skills almost daily. With temperatures near 109 degrees, rivers and lake water running high, these dedicated men and women are on call 24/7 and have top notch training. They are the very best. We are grateful!

June 28, 2017 | | Valley Home News


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Get On-Line

In efforts to stream line paperwork for parents as well as staff, Oakdale Joint Unified has extended the Aeries Student Information System to all grade ...

July 27, 2017 | | Education


Man Suffers Self-Inflicted Gun Shot Wound

Oakdale Police responded to an apparent suicide attempt that occurred in the 300 block of S. Sierra Avenue on Sunday, July 23.

July 26, 2017 | | Crime


The Silver Wahines Dance to a Hukilau

The hula scene is not just limited to luaus in Hawaii. The Oakdale Senior Center is full of residents ready to get active and expand ...

July 26, 2017 | By AUTUMN NEAL Special To The Leader | Local News


Man Arrested after Hitting Bicyclist with Pickup Truck

On Sunday, July 23 at approximately 4 p.m., Oakdale Police responded to the 8000 block of North Crane Road in regards to a reported ...

July 26, 2017 | | Crime


Lifesaving medals awarded to OPD Personnel

Several personnel from the Oakdale Police Department were formally recognized and awarded the Department's Lifesaving Medal by Police Chief Scott Heller at Monday evening ...

July 26, 2017 | | Crime


POLICE BEAT

THURSDAY, JULY 20

July 26, 2017 | | Crime


Tasty Treat

Little Julian Cerda didn't seem to mind the heat one bit as he enjoyed the sweet treats at the second annual Oakdale Stampede Meet ...

July 26, 2017 | | Local News


Fires Continue to Blaze

There is no rest for the weary, as fires continue to pose threat throughout the state of California. As crews continue to work on current ...

July 26, 2017 | | Local News


National Night Out Event Slated for Aug 1

Neighborhoods throughout Oakdale are invited to join forces with police and thousands of communities nationwide on Tuesday, Aug. 1 for National Night Out.

July 26, 2017 | | Local News


Valley Home News

Happy birthday to the Queen of Valley Home, Laura Berghardt. Best wishes and many returns on your special day!

July 26, 2017 | | Valley Home News


Knights Ferry News

It has been a pleasure to write about the Ferry, covering births, deaths, weddings, birthdays, school activities, MAC meetings, rattlesnakes, mountain lion sightings, Pumpkin Roll ...

July 26, 2017 | | Knights Ferry News


Ceja, DYW Represents at State Level

Gabrielle "Gaby" Ceja, Oakdale's Distinguished Young Woman, competed in the Distinguished Young Women of California Class of 2018 State Finals along with 21 other ...

July 26, 2017 | | Local News


Oakdale Hosts WSRRA Event

On Saturday, July 22, the Oakdale Saddle Club celebrated the National Day of the Cowboy by hosting its' annual Ranch Rodeo. Local cowboys and cowgirls ...

July 26, 2017 | | Local Sports


Second Annual Stampede Meet and Greet Scores Big

Families, coaches, players and cheerleaders gathered at Kerr Park this past weekend for the second annual Stampede Meet and Greet. Nearly 150 people braved the ...

July 26, 2017 | | Local Sports


Oakdale MMA Offers Group Classes

School is just around the corner and for some it can be a scary place. Bullying is more common and at a new level with ...

July 26, 2017 | | Local Sports


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