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Fire Board Sets Session

After having "no reportable action" out of a special session on Friday, Oct. 27, the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District Board of Directors has called yet another special session.

October 25, 2017 | | Local News


Senior Menu

Senior lunches are served Monday through Friday at the Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Center in Oakdale. Call to reserve a lunch, 303-0946.

October 25, 2017 | | Local News


Ritland Offers Address At MJC Veteran’s Day

Modesto Junior College Veteran Services invites the community to a Veteran's Day Celebration featuring a keynote address by Mike Ritland on Monday, Nov.6 at 7 p.m. in the Main Auditorium of the Performing and Media Arts Center on East Campus, 435 College Ave., Modesto. The event is open to the public and admission and parking are free.

October 25, 2017 | | Local News


CHAMPION TRIO

Magnolia Elementary school students recently participated in the annual school spelling bee with participants from fourth through sixth grades. The top three winners of this year's event were: Maya Baza, First Place; Jorden Nesper, Second Place and Brooklin Werner, Third Place.

October 25, 2017 | | Education


TOP HONORS

Fair Oaks Elementary School recently hosted its annual Spelling Bee. Winners of the 2017 event were: Joseph Yakligian, First Place; Carter Franca, Second Place and Payton Avila, Third Place.

October 25, 2017 | | Education


Community Briefs

Women's Club Luncheon

October 25, 2017 | | Local News


Red Ribbon Fun Surrounds Serious Subject

Oakdale schools hosted activities throughout the week in observance of Red Ribbon Week. Hosted each year, the annual event brings awareness of the adverse effects of drugs and alcohol. All sites in the district take part in some way, with students participating in fun activities that also deliver a serious message, highlighting the dangers associated with drug abuse.

October 25, 2017 | | Education


County’s Deputy Officer Focusing On Prevention

Ruben Imperial has been appointed to fill the position of Deputy Executive Officer with the Stanislaus County Chief Executive Office. His work will center on providing leadership and direction in the alignment of the County with Focus on Prevention, a regional initiative with the aim to improve the quality of life for all Stanislaus residents and families through coordinated prevention efforts working across multiple sectors.

October 25, 2017 | | Government


OPERATION WARMTH

Oakdale High School Leadership and Central Catholic's Leadership Class team members have once again teamed up for "Operation Warmth." During the week of Oct. 30 through Nov. 3 the two schools will collect socks, gloves and/or mittens, beanies, scarves, disposable hand warmers and miscellaneous winter clothing to distribute to those in need and the homeless. Community members may make donations at OHS or to a donation box at the Oakdale/Central Catholic football game at Central, Nov. 3.

October 25, 2017 | | Local News


Wildfire Battle Slowly Being Won By Crews

Even as local firefighters spread the message of fire prevention in area schools during the just completed Fire Prevention Week, more than 4,300 firefighters remain on the frontlines of nine active wildfires across the state.

October 25, 2017 | | Local News


Downtown Halloween Parade, Fest Scheduled

Mark the calendar for Tuesday, October 31 – Halloween – and plan to join in the festivities as the community's annual Halloween Parade and Festival will be staged by the City of Oakdale, co-sponsored by Oakdale Kiwanis.

October 25, 2017 | | Local News


Young Eagles Take Flight At Airport’s Annual Event

For the past 20 years, off and on, the local EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) Chapter 90 has been participating in the national Young Eagles Day event at the Oakdale Municipal Airport, Dan Donnelly Field, sending kids 8 years and older into the sky in the hopes of sparking a love for aviation.

October 25, 2017 | By KIM VAN METER Special To The Leader | Local News


MJC Offers Free “Homeboy Goes To Harvard” Presentation

The Modesto Junior College Office of Counseling presents "Homeboy Goes to Harvard" with guest speaker Richard Santana, Ed.M., on Thursday, Oct. 26 at 5:30 p.m. in Sierra Hall, room 132, on West Campus, 2001 Blue Gum Ave., Modesto. The event is open to the public and admission is free. Parking is available for $2 in campus lots.

October 25, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


YES KIDETTES Marks 11th Year

YES (Youth Entertainment Stage) KIDETTES will present Disney's "Winnie the Pooh, Kidettes" at the Downey High School Auditorium in Modesto on Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. Two additional matinee performances are scheduled for Nov. 11 and 12 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are now on sale at YESCompany.org or www.ShowTix4U.com. The show isn't recommended for infants under the age of two.

October 25, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Fallon House stages “White Christmas’

SONORA - Sierra Repertory Theatre is proud to present the eighth production in their 2017 Season. Irving Berlin's White Christmas, plays Nov. 3 to Dec. 17, at the historic Fallon House Theatre in Columbia State Park.

October 25, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


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New Cannabis Businesses Face Tax Responsibilities

Beginning Jan. 1, 2018, the cannabis cultivation tax and excise tax will take effect. Cannabis businesses need to be aware of the new tax rates ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


Turkey Is Nutritious Throughout The Year

Aside from the occasional sandwich, many people think turkey is solely for the Thanksgiving dinner table. However, turkey is much more than a holiday centerpiece ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


Slowing Trend In Central Valley Employment Growth Continues

In line with predictions made in previous San Joaquin Valley Business Forecast Reports, total employment growth in the San Joaquin Valley continues to slow. Since ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


Two tickets to see the first 49ers win

A good friend of mine and I went to the 49ers football game last Sunday in Santa Clara against the New York Giants. Both teams ...

November 22, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Festival of Trees Dec. 2-3 at SJ Museum

Festival of Trees Dec. 2-3 at SJ Museum

November 22, 2017 | | 209 LIVING




Holiday Gift Giving Can Provide Lasting Impact

Celebrate this year's holiday season with friends and loved ones while supporting conservation and tree planting with the help of the Arbor Day Foundation.

November 22, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Stockton, Sacramento Venues Offer Disney On Ice

Tickets are now on sale in Stockton and Sacramento for Disney On Ice presents "Follow Your Heart" featuring Disney Pixar's record-breaking animated hit Finding ...

November 22, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Did You Know?

Designed to serve as the unofficial kickoff to the holiday charitable giving season, Giving Tuesday is celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving in the United ...

November 22, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Neal Earns Biola University Scholarship

Autumn Neal, a freshman at Biola University and resident of Oakdale, was among 153 incoming freshmen who received one of the college's highest scholarships ...

November 22, 2017 | | Education


Easy Ways To Enjoy A ‘Green’ Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a holiday to give thanks and share special moments with family and friends. While the original Thanksgiving might have taken place during a ...

November 22, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


MJC Agriculture Fundraiser Benefits 4-H Program

As the holiday season approached, Modesto Junior College agriculture students felt compelled to give back to the community. The Young Farmers Club organized a BBQ ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


Tips For Selecting Medicare Coverage

By RICK BEAVIN

November 22, 2017 | | Local Columns


CalGuard Bonus Debacle Now Nearing Conclusion

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) on Monday met with CalGuard Commander, Major General Baldwin, during a meet and greet at the Manteca VFW Hall ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


Guarding Your Medicare Card

If you have Medicare, you can protect your identity and help prevent health care fraud by guarding your Medicare card like you would a credit ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local Columns


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