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RIDE THE WAVES

Volunteers from the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary spent some time in Oakdale on Sunday morning, offering free boat inspection checks in the CostLess parking lot, helping make sure watercraft of all shapes and sizes are ready for the boating season ahead. Here, inspector Ron Clark, right, checks off some items on the list while working with boat owner Ed Keeler of Oakdale. The Coast Guard Auxiliary has been offering the free inspectors since 2006, added inspector David Chovanak, who also was working the event. Those that passed received a sticker to display on the vessel indicating their water worthiness.

March 22, 2017 | | Local News


Science Fair’s Top Honors Presented

Elementary and Oakdale Junior High students were recently acknowledged for their work in the 34th Annual Science Fair. Approximately 70 projects will represent Oakdale Joint Unified School District at the Stanislaus County Science Fair in May.

March 22, 2017 | | Education


Testicle Festival Plating Up Fare

It's an Oakdale tradition and there's never a shortage of hungry people lining up to enjoy a plate of good ol' fashioned cowboy cuisine in the form of mountain oysters, courtesy of the Oakdale Rotary Club.

March 22, 2017 | | Local News


General Managers Oppose ‘Water Grab’

In response to what they have termed the state's "water grab" and in a coordinated, ongoing effort to "Save the Stan," Oakdale Irrigation District General Manager Steve Knell and South San Joaquin Irrigation District General Manager Peter Rietkerk have jointly released a report identifying their concerns with the plan.

March 22, 2017 | | Local News


Wild Spring Storm Brings Wind, Rain

There was rain, wind, thunder, but no tornado touched down in Oakdale on Tuesday afternoon, though weather spotters reported some funnel clouds as close by as Turlock.

March 22, 2017 | | Local News


YES Company Auditions For Summer Production

YES (Youth Entertainment Stage) Company is seeking Stanislaus County students in grades 7-12, to be actors, singers, dancers, and crew members for the production of "Footloose," to be performed at the Gallo Center for the Arts, July 21 through 30. No experience or preparation is necessary and all audition materials will be provided. Students should plan to attend only one of the following open auditions:

March 22, 2017 | | Education


Book Sale Success

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March 22, 2017 | | From Our Readers


Saturday Brings Motor Madness

Just a few days remain for you to get your ticket and join in with the Soroptimist International of Oakdale annual Motor Madness fundraiser. The event is planned on Saturday, March 25 at 6:30 p.m., at the Gene Bianchi Community Center, 110 S. Second Ave., Oakdale.

March 22, 2017 | | Local News


HOOPS BATTLE

March 22, 2017 | | Education


CAR CRUNCHES

March 22, 2017 | | Local News


Dairy Producers Begin Search For New Royalty

The local dairy industry is now accepting applications from young women wishing to compete for the District 6 (Alameda, Mariposa, Merced, Monterey, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Stanislaus and Tuolumne counties) Dairy Princess crown.

March 22, 2017 | | Local News


Police Arrest Local Man In Pornography Case

An Oakdale man is expected to face further court action following his arrest on child pornography charges.

March 22, 2017 | | Crime


Slight Spring Drop Seen In Weekly Pump Prices

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 0.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.81/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has fallen 0.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.29/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

March 22, 2017 | | Government


Volunteer Tutors Needed To Teach Adults To Read

Volunteers aged 18 and over are urgently needed to work with adult literacy students in Stanislaus County. Orientation and training for new tutors will take place April 6 and 8 at LearningQuest, 1032 11th St., downtown Modesto.

March 22, 2017 | | Education


MJC Hosts New Student Days To Enroll First Time Attendees

Modesto Junior College will host its fourth annual "New Student Day" events to enroll high school seniors and other first time students on Saturdays, April 8 and May 20 at 8 a.m. on East Campus, 435 College Ave., Modesto. Students will meet in the Auditorium of the Performing and Media Arts Center. Attendance and campus parking are free.

March 22, 2017 | | Education


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Veterans Meeting Monday In Oakdale

Local veterans' services and issues will be at the forefront when Oakdale plays host to the Stanislaus County Veterans Advisory Commission's monthly meeting scheduled ...

April 22, 2017 | | Local News


DONALD DALE JACKSON

Don was born in Weiser, Idaho to John and Nell Jackson on October 25, 1926. Don is survived by a brother James Jackson, his three ...

April 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


EMMETT “Randy” DURAND WALTON

Emmett Durand Walton, "Randy", 70, of Oakdale, California, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017. A celebration of life service will be held at 10 a ...

April 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


AL FAHEY

Al Fahey, a long-time resident of Oakdale, passed away Monday, April 10 at age 96. Al was the grandson of California pioneers, immigrants from Ireland ...

April 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


CASWELL STATE PARK AWAKENS Spring returns along the Stanislaus River

By DENNIS WYATT

April 19, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


You can still enjoy beauty of Big Sur

BIG SUR - As you cruise down Highway One from the Monterey Peninsula, you can't help but feel the excitement building up inside you. Those ...

April 19, 2017 | | 209 LIVING




Practical Money Skills

Flipping Houses – It's Not Like TV

April 19, 2017 | | Local Columns


New Exhibits At Crocker

The Crocker Art Museum features the world's foremost display of California art and is at 216 O St., downtown Sacramento. Museum hours are 10 ...

April 19, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Tickets Available Now For “Boots And Bling”

The Humane Society of Stanislaus County is holding its first "Boots and Bling" fundraiser. The event will be held in the rustic and beautiful Durrer ...

April 19, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Music With British Flair Offered Friday At MJC

The Modesto Junior College Department of Music presents "The British are Coming! The British are Coming!" choral concert on Friday, April 21 at 7 p ...

April 19, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Fair Focuses On Importance Of Agricultural Industry

The Stanislaus County Fair is partnering with local classrooms to teach students about the importance of agriculture in the community.

April 19, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19

April 19, 2017 | | Local Sports


Tennis Team Splits Foursome In VOL

A busy week saw the Oakdale Mustang tennis team on the court four times in as many days. Oakdale began the week on the road ...

April 19, 2017 | | Local Sports


Farquer Duo Roping In Rodeo Successes

Oakdale High School alums, brothers Colton and Caden Farquer, are finding post high school rodeo success. The two have been competing in the college rodeo ...

April 19, 2017 | | Local News


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