Merle passed as he lived, on his own terms. Merle A. Holman passed away peacefully, after a short illness, on Sunday Oct. 11 with son Burt at his side. All who knew Merle knew that he was a force of nature. Highly intelligent, strong, respected, work-a-holic, possessing a wicked sense of humor and always thinking in regards to his next invention or project. Merle leaves behind his wife of 68 years, Beverly, (whom he met at a dance when she was 15 & he 17) three sons; Burt, of Jamestown, Dan, of Oakdale, Mike, and his wife, Jeanne, of Escalon. Merle ...
Juanita passed away on October 18, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband Roger Sill. Juanita is survived by her brother, Paul A. Lewis, many nephews, nieces and family members and numerous friends. A graveside memorial service will be held Thursday, October 22, 2015 in the Oakdale Citizens Cemetery at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Community Hospice.
Dr. Alpers was born in Portola, CA on Valentine's Day and died October 8, 2015 in Oakdale. He was raised on a dairy in Valley Home, graduated from Valley Home Elementary School and Oakdale High School. Jack went on to graduate with a doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of California at Davis. At the time, Dr. Alpers was the youngest student to be accepted into the veterinary program. In college he was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity.
Traffic collisions are the number one killer of teenagers in the United States, ending more young lives every day than cancer, homicide, and suicide combined. To bring awareness of the dangers facing young people when they drive, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is participating in National Teen Safe Driver Week, Oct. 18-24.
Tom Hallinan has been appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to the California Law Revision Commission. The Commission is an independent state agency which assists the Legislature and Governor by examining California law and recommending needed reforms.
Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 0.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.61/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has fallen 5.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.26/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
Oakdale High School Future Farmers of America, had an outstanding evening last week as they were acknowledged at the Stanislaus/Tuolumne Sectional Opening and Closing Contest. The event was hosted Tuesday, Oct. 13 at Gregori High School in Modesto.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and businesses in Oakdale Station are coming together for the first 'Hunt for a Cure' Event. Kristine's Designer Clothing, Papapolloni, Tainted Arts Tattoo, Jayne Hartley, CPA, Xtreme Stitches and Pura Vida have joined forces to help find a cure for the deadly disease.
Area veterans will have a chance to catch up on what the county is doing to help them when Riverbank hosts the monthly Stanislaus County Veterans Advisory Commission (VAC) meeting on Monday, Oct. 26. Local resident Diane Talbert will be the honored guest and speaker at the event taking place at 5:30 p.m. at the Riverbank City Council Chambers, 6707 Third St., Riverbank.
The day after Halloween, Sunday, Nov. 1, will see the 52nd annual Pumpkin Roll hosted in historic Knights Ferry. It is always held on the first Sunday after Halloween, which this year also happens to be the day after the holiday.
The Oakdale Stampede football teams hosted the Turlock Bulldogs on Saturday, Oct. 17 at The Corral. Oakdale's peewee team fell 27-6 but has improved over the course of the season. The junior varsity team suffered a tough loss as Turlock scored a touchdown with less than two minutes to play to take a 20-18 lead, which was ultimately the final score. Tyler Brown and Zeke Saffer both found the end zone for the Stampede squad. Oakdale's varsity team won their seventh game of the season in convincing fashion with a 40-8 victory over the Bulldogs. Oakdale has two ...
The Tuolumne Memorial Hall Antique Fair opens Saturday morning, Oct. 24 at 8 a.m. and is open both Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 25. Saturday hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday hours are 9 a.m. to through 3 p.m.
A couple of special spooky-themed programs for Halloween are being offered through the Bureau of Reclamation at New Melones Lake. All activities are free and suitable for all ages; most do not require reservations.
Immigration policy training for families and community members presented by Central Valley Immigrant Integration Collaborative, Jesus Martinez, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, Allison Davenport, and Stanislaus ...