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EARL L. MADDOX

Earl L. Maddox passed away on his birthday, December 4, after a short battle with Cancer. Born in Modesto on December 4, 1935 to Clara Gammons Maddox and Tilford Maddox, Earl attended elementary school in Waterford, High School in Oakdale and college at UC Davis. He served in the US Army after college where he made false teeth and played volleyball. Earl married Dorothy Zaro in 1960, and they spent 56 years together. Fifty year residents, Earl and Dorothy moved to Pleasanton in 1966 where Earl owned Pleasanton Shell for many years. His favorite past time was playing poker. He ...

December 13, 2016 | | Obituaries


Non-Profit Organization Seeks Area Host Families For Students

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE), in cooperation with your community high school, is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries: Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Japan, to name a few.

December 13, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


Sourdough Slim Brings Unique Entertainment To Region

Hold on to your seats and get ready for a rollicking evening of outrageous humor and song.

December 13, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


Shirley Serpa

Shirley Jean Serpa of Oakdale, CA passed away peacefully at home at the age of 89. She was born in Greenwood, PA and moved to San Francisco in the early 50's to be with her sister. She worked at Pacific Bell until she met and married her husband Vernon L. Serpa in 1954. They lived in Hawyard, CA on the family ranch until 1973 when they moved to a ranch in Knights Ferry. She was a homemaker and did the bookwork for the family business up until 2005. She devoted her time to her family. Shirley Leaves behind 2 ...

December 07, 2016 | | Obituaries


Waterfowl Hunting Offered Through Fish, Wildlife Department

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is offering waterfowl hunting opportunities at Eden Landing Ecological Reserve (ELER) in Hayward. The reserve includes former salt ponds now managed by CDFW as low-salinity waterfowl habitat and areas restored to full tidal action.

December 07, 2016 | | Local News


Residents Urged To Focus On Safely Heating Homes

With temperatures expected to drop in Northern and Central California this week, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) urges customers to be cautious when heating their homes.

December 07, 2016 | | Local News


Costa’s Wild Game Feed

Coming up this week, Manteca Trailer and Motorhome LLC presents Costa's Wild Game Feed, set for Friday, Dec. 9 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

December 07, 2016 | | Local News


Legislators Move On Water

U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate on Monday announced they have reached an agreement on comprehensive water resources infrastructure language, the Water Infrastructure Improvements Act for the Nation (WIIN) Act, which should be considered this week on the House floor, and includes critical provisions to improve California's water system and bring immediate relief to the Valley.

December 07, 2016 | | Local News


On The Shelf

Looking for a good book? Librarians at the Oakdale Library are always happy to offer reading suggestions. And now, a good book is easier to find than ever. New books at the Oakdale Library will be featured on the first Wednesday of each month in the Oakdale Leader. Librarians will provide information about books for children and adults, both fiction and non-fiction.

December 07, 2016 | | Local News


Knights Ferry News

Knights Ferry Community Club Christmas dinner was well attended. There was a lot of food and good cheer. Oakdale High School's choir, under the direction of Bryan Mills, performed. Student Thomas Mason sang Mr. Grinch to the audience and it was great! The choir sang and signed "Silent Night". A group of four girls put together a medley of songs that they sang, very cute! The program ended with a sing-a-long. What a great way to start the season!

December 07, 2016 | | Valley Home News


Valley Home News

Today we honor the many lives touched by Pearl Harbor. We remember those who perished on that fateful day, we will never forget!

December 07, 2016 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


HONORED STUDENTS

Several Valley Home students were recently acknowledged for their scholastic efforts at the Student of the Month assembly. Students honored were: Kenzie Mount, Cooper Bartholomew, Alex Stevens, Jessica Machuca, Janeth Juarez, Adelyn Silva, Kaylee Machado, Isabella Greed and Piper Nunes.

December 07, 2016 | | Local News


Caltrans’ Dougherty Named To Research Board Position

The Transportation Research Board announced this past week that Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty will become chair of its Executive Committee, effective Jan. 12, 2017.

December 07, 2016 | | 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.

December 07, 2016 | | Crime


Sheriff’s Detectives Remind Public Of Infant’s 2011 Death

The Stanislaus Sheriff's Department announced they still want the public's help on the five-year anniversary of a newborn baby that was found dead in a garbage can at a Waterford minimart.

December 07, 2016 | | Crime


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Annual Drug Drop Effort Saturday At Courthouse

The 2018 edition of the 'Drop the Drugs' event is scheduled for Saturday, April 28 at the Stanislaus County Courthouse, 1100 I St., Modesto. Hours ...

April 25, 2018 | | Local News


ROLLING BILLBOARD

Saturday's sunny skies and mild temperatures made it a perfect day for a little driving around town – as Lloyd Stueve did with his familiar ...

April 25, 2018 | | Local News


Subdivision Landscaping Tasks Taken On By City

The City of Oakdale will assume landscape maintenance responsibilities in the Bridle Ridge and Vineyard subdivisions starting Monday, April, 30. City staff will be on ...

April 25, 2018 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Tri-Tip Drive Thru

April 25, 2018 | | Local News


Entries Sought For State Duck Stamp Art Contest

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is seeking talented waterfowl artists to submit their original artwork to the 2018-2019 California Duck Stamp Art ...

April 25, 2018 | | Local News


City Issues Concessions Request For Proposals

The City of Oakdale Public Works Department recently constructed the Oakdale Community Park. This facility is a gated park that includes a skate park, basketball ...

April 25, 2018 | | Local News


OJUSD Unites In Support Of Campbell Family

From the moment they received his diagnosis the Campbell family knew the prognosis wasn't in their favor. In the spring of 2017, Lance Campbell ...

April 25, 2018 | | Local News


Spotlight Shines On Congressional Hopefuls

The Bianchi Community Center in Oakdale will host a Candidate Forum on Wednesday evening, April 25, for those candidates running for Representative to Congress, District ...

April 25, 2018 | | Local News


Swimmers Successful In Home Meet

Oakdale High School swimmers defeated both Manteca and Central Catholic in a dual Valley Oak League meet this past Friday inside the Oakdale High School ...

April 25, 2018 | | Local Sports


Library Corner

Preschool Story Time and Wiggle Worms resume in May.

April 25, 2018 | | 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 ...

April 25, 2018 | | Crime


Sports Slate

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25

April 25, 2018 | | Local Sports


Columbia Fire Academy Plans Thursday Ceremony

The Columbia College Fire Academy will host its graduation ceremony and presentation of certificates to 25 students who successfully completed the Fire Technology Program this ...

April 25, 2018 | | Local News


SHELTER IMPROVEMENT

The City of Oakdale Animal Shelter play yard was recently the site of an exciting improvement project. A much needed sidewalk leading to a seating ...

April 25, 2018 | | Local News


OJUSD Junior Scientists Bring Home The Bling

Oakdale Joint Unified School District was well represented on Saturday, April 21 at the 21st Annual Elementary Science Olympiad. Students from Cloverland, Fair Oaks, Magnolia ...

April 25, 2018 | | Local News


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