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PATRICIA THERESA BELLETTO

Patricia Theresa Belletto, 85, of Oakdale passed away peacefully at her home on May 9 surrounded by family. Pat was born on the family farm in Empire; the fifth of six children born to William and Cecelia Irwin. She was a 1948 graduate of Modesto High School. On May 7, 1949 she married the love of her life, Edward Belletto, and became a farmer's wife. They were happily married for 67 years and lived in the same home in rural Oakdale all that time. During her early marriage, she was a sales clerk for JC Penny in Oakdale and ...

May 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


OREN HOLLIS ALLEN, JR.

Oren Hollis Allen, Jr. was born January 13, 1931 in Lubbock, TX. He passed from this life May 10, 2016 in Rancho Cordova, CA. Oren was preceded in death by his parents Oren Hollis Allen, Sr. and Elsie (Story) Allen and his wife Koelle (Smith) Allen. He is survived by his brother Sidney Allen of Nashville, TN and by his five children Sheri Dyson of Modesto, CA, Art Allen of Pollock Pines, CA, Ed Allen of Sacramento, CA, Clay Allen of Carmichael, CA and Calvin Allen of Campobello, SC. Oren also leaves behind 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and three great-great ...

May 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


RUTH ELLEN THOMAS PARK

Ruth, 87, went Home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, in Modesto, California. Ruth was born to Samuel and Metha (Gillaspy) Thomas on the outskirts of Modesto on March 31, 1929, and lived in the surrounding area until her marriage to Raymond Park in 1953.

May 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


SHARON EYESTONE LAMB

Sharon Eyestone Lamb passed away peacefully on May 7, 2016 in Oakdale at the age of 87. Sharon was born on August 20, 1929 in Wichita, Kansas to Shirley and Ruth Eyestone. The family lived on a farm but attended church in Wichita. During high school, she decided to sing in the church choir, and met a handsome young man named Bill. Although they attended rival high schools, they dated steadily until graduation. After graduation, Bill joined the Marine Corps, and Sharon went to Kansas State College. Both came home for Thanksgiving and decided to get married the day following ...

May 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


VICTORIA JEAN PIMLEY

Victoria Jean Ransom Pimley, 85, passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2016, at her home in Oakdale CA. She was born on December 24, 1930, to Harold and Louise Bourget Ransom near Modesto CA on Granger Avenue. She was named after her Grandmother, Victoria Bourget. Victoria was raised in Oakdale with her two brothers, Kenneth and Edward Ransom. She graduated from Oakdale High School in 1949, where she met Gordon Pimley. They would later become husband and wife on April 7, 1951. Victoria worked for several years as a secretary at the Oakdale High School, beginning in 1950. She loved ...

May 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


WILLIAM (BILL) HARRIS POLLARD

William (Bill) Harris Pollard was welcomed into the kingdom of Heaven at the age of 87 on May 1, 2016 in Fort Collins, Colorado. When he passed, he was surrounded by family, including his devoted wife of 60 years, Marjorie Pollard. Bill was born July 26, 1928 in Mercedes, Texas to Thomas and Lula Mae Pollard, the youngest of four children. He attended Austin College where he earned a degree in Physical Education and then went on to earn a Master's Degree in Educational Administration. After college Bill was drafted into the Army and served as a medic in ...

May 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


Learning From This Year’s Tax Return

By BILL SPANIEL

May 17, 2016 | | Local Columns


Small Breed Accountability?

DEAR DIDI: I was out bicycling when a lady walking her dog began screaming behind me. I glanced down in time to notice a wiener dog at my feet. It actually managed to jump up and bite my foot! I pedaled faster and sped away leaving the woman to retrieve her unruly dog. I don't know who she is or where she lives. When I got home I discovered the dog left three puncture wounds around my Achilles tendon. It has hurt for a week but wasn't bad enough to see a doctor. I keep thinking … if this ...

May 17, 2016 | | Didi's Dogs


Memorial Service Honors Fallen Caltrans Employees

At its 26th Annual Workers Memorial on May 4 at the State Capitol, Caltrans honored 184 employees who have lost their lives on the job since 1921. This solemn event honors the legacies of those who gave their lives to build, maintain and keep California's transportation system safe, and unfortunately adds yet another Caltrans employee to those killed while on the job.

May 11, 2016 | | Local News


Mission Hosts Barbecue

Get a good meal, listen to some music and enjoy the chance to win some prizes, all while supporting the Oakdale Rescue Mission. Members of the ORM are putting the final touches on their Burgerfest Fundraiser event, which is set for Saturday, May 14 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

May 11, 2016 | | News Briefs


Emergency Food, Shelter Application Date Looms

The Stanislaus County Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) Local Board will begin the application process for Phase 33 funding to be awarded by the National EFSP Board, a program funded through the Department of Homeland Security and chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). While funding is unknown at this time, Stanislaus County emergency food and shelter agencies received $399,010 during Phase 32.

May 11, 2016 | | News Briefs


Prison For Oakdale Woman On Third DUI

The Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office announced that an Oakdale woman was sentenced to 16 months in state prison in Stanislaus County Superior Court on May 5 for violating her felony DUI probation after being arrested again for DUI last summer in Oakdale.

May 11, 2016 | | Crime


Neighbors Voice Concerns Regarding Atlas Roundabout

A neighborhood meeting on Friday, May 6 focused on a proposed roundabout at Atlas Rd/Highway 108-120/the North County Corridor. The neighborhoods of East Oakdale are worried by the proposal of connecting the North County Corridor to Hwy 108/120 with a large roundabout at Atlas Road.

May 11, 2016 | | Local News


Local Families Needed For Exchange Students

Cultural Homestay International (CHI) is seeking volunteer local host families for international high school boys and girls.

May 11, 2016 | | Local News


Valley Home News

Valley Home residents were saddened to hear of the passing of Knights Ferry friend Philip Frymire. He was a wonderful family man, having a most special love for his precious wife Carmen! He was very important to the community of Knights Ferry and was deeply cherished by everyone who had the honor of knowing him. He leaves behind a very devoted family ... Wife Carmen, daughter Rose Paulat (Bob), daughter Lisa Dolling (Fred), and son Philip (Lisa). Valley Home sends our most heartfelt sympathy to the entire Frymire Family and to the Knights Ferry community he loved so much!

May 11, 2016 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


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SACRAMENTO MUSEUMS Scary, fun & festive activities for fall season

SACRAMENTO -In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that ...

October 18, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


COIT TOWER San Francisco’s best vantage point

By DENNIS WYATT

October 18, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Host Families Being Sought

Council for Educational Travel USA (CETUSA), a non-profit high school organization, is currently looking for volunteer Host Families to host incoming students participating in their ...

October 18, 2017 | | Local News


Veterans Assistance At Mobile Offices

Many veterans feel confused about benefits and services they've earned. There's so much to know ... and so many changes from one year to ...

October 18, 2017 | | Local News


Claims Expediting Notice Issued By Commission

California State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones issued a notice to insurers asking them to agree to expedited claims handling procedures for wildfire damage claims in ...

October 18, 2017 | | Local News


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OID Election Important

October 18, 2017 | | From Our Readers


Community Briefs

Young Eagles Day

October 18, 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 ...

October 18, 2017 | | Crime


Area Gasoline Prices Show Slight Decline

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 2.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.86/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

October 18, 2017 | | Local News


Draft Rail Plan Supports Amtrak, ACE Expansion

Caltrans has released its Draft 2018 State Rail Plan, which features near-term improvements for the two services managed by the San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission ...

October 18, 2017 | | Local News


PARK IN PERIL

With the annual Veterans' Day services fast approaching, one Oakdale resident is concerned about the deterioration she is seeking at Fish Memorial Park in the ...

October 18, 2017 | | Local News


Valley Home News

It's here! This Saturday, October 21st is our Valley Home School Harvest Festival! The fun begins at 5:30 p.m. and continues through ...

October 18, 2017 | | Valley Home News


Knights Ferry News

Knights Ferry School had a very busy week! On Thursday, they hosted Roberts Ferry for volleyball and flag football games and on Friday, the entire ...

October 18, 2017 | | Knights Ferry News


Officials Confirm Dates For 2018 Stanislaus Fair

Stanislaus County Fair officials have confirmed the dates for the 107th Fair in 2018.

October 18, 2017 | | Local News


Closure Of South Yosemite Sees Major Traffic Impact

City of Oakdale Public Services crews have been out in force the past couple of days getting started on a major improvement project along South ...

October 18, 2017 | | Local News


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