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Tight Lines - Wild Doesn’t Mean Pets

I saw an item on the nightly news recently about a fellow accused of trying to sell two bear cubs. He claimed he'd been attacked by the mama bear and had to kill her in self-defense. Rather than abandon the cubs to die, he had brought them into town. The story gets a little fuzzy from then on, but eventually the cubs were taken by Fish and Game personnel to a shelter that specializes in releasing critters back into the wild. The cubs were really cute little guys and I hope they make it in their transition back to ...

August 01, 2012 | Don Moyer | Other Views


Beulah Ann Russell

Beulah Ann Russell, 92, died Wednesday, July 18 with her daughter at her side.

August 01, 2012 | | Obituaries


Athlete of the Week - Shae Serpa

Oakdale High graduate Shae Serpa made the most of her summer during action at the Silver State International Rodeo in Winnemucca, Nevada from July 2 to 7.

August 01, 2012 | | Regional Sports


Wesley William ‘Wes’ Firch

Wesley William 'Wes' Firch, 90, died Monday, July 23 in Sacramento.

August 01, 2012 | | Obituaries


Beverly A. Goodner

Beverly A. Goodner, 71, died Thursday, July 26 at Oak Valley Hospital.

August 01, 2012 | | Obituaries


Fishing Report

With the end to my summer break rapidly approaching, my fishing time will definitely have to be scaled back. This summer was different than summers past, I did more kokanee fishing than I've ever done before and learned a lot about fishing a completely different species. Kokanee fishing can be extremely easy at times and extremely boring at times. My 10-year-old son seemed to remind me of the latter every time he saw that I was getting our small aluminum boat ready. He pretty much got burned out after about five trips. He continued to go out fishing with ...

August 01, 2012 | Jarod Ballardo | Regional Sports


John J. Solus

John J. Solus, 51, died Friday, July 13 from a massive stroke at a hospital in Bismark, N.D.

August 01, 2012 | | Obituaries


Medlen Park Dedication

Bright sunny skies greeted the huge gathering on Monday, July 30, when a crowd of over 300 citizens, relatives, friends, dignitaries and many members of the John Force racing team gathered at Eric Medlen Park for the park's official dedication.

August 01, 2012 | | Local News


Early Morning Robbery Arrest

An Oakdale man was arrested on suspicion of armed robbery at Walgreen's on West F Street on Monday morning, July 30.

August 01, 2012 | | Crime


Morrells Mark 65 Years Of Marriage

John and Joan Morrell will be commemorating their 65th wedding anniversary at a family celebration at their Carolyn Avenue home in Escalon.

August 01, 2012 | | Anniversaries


Knights Ferry News for August 1, 2012

It is August already and here are some dates for your calendar. August 2nd is the Community Club meeting at 6:30 p.m. It is a dinner meeting. August 5th is Breakfast Sunday in the Ferry at the I.O.O.F. Hall. The Knights Ferry History and Museum Associates meet August 14th at 9:00 a.m. at Miller's Hall. The School Board meets August 9th at 6:00 p.m. at the school.

August 01, 2012 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News


Valley Home News for August 1, 2012

We have received word that our Valley Home community was very well represented at the California State Fair. Our 4-Hers Jenna Heaton, Cody Bartholomew, Samuel Fletcher, Conner and Collin McKenzie and helped by Benjamin Fletcher, brought home many ribbons and lots of happy memories. Our group of 4-Hers would like to offer a very special thank you to Ryan and Christine Neugebauer for their support with their animals. The group of youngsters attending the State Fair kids left that area and headed home at 9 p.m. Saturday evening. Arriving back in Valley Home, the group took advantage to grab ...

August 01, 2012 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Practical Money Matters - Is The IRS ‘Marriage Penalty’ Real?

If your spouse-to-be is considering postponing the wedding because of fears about the so-called "marriage penalty," you two probably have bigger issues than whether you'll have to pay higher taxes as a married couple than when you were single.

August 01, 2012 | Jason Alderman Financial Advisor | Other Views


Stanislaus County Fair Enjoys Successful Year

Fair guests passed through the gates in another successful year for the most value-packed ticket of the summer at the 101st Stanislaus County Fair.

July 31, 2012 | | Local News


Disaster Assistance Available For Small Businesses

Small, nonfarm businesses in 43 California counties and neighboring counties in Arizona, Nevada and Oregon are now eligible to apply for low interest federal disaster loans from the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

July 27, 2012 | | Local News


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Statewide Bicycle Safety In Focus Throughout May

May is National Bike Safety Month, and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is reminding motorists and bicyclists to share responsibility for roadway safety. California's ...

May 04, 2016 | | Local News


Elder Abuse Prevention Program Slated By SEAPA

Information will be available at a workshop scheduled for Friday, May 6 at the Riverbank Community Center, 3600 Santa Fe St., from 10 a.m ...

May 04, 2016 | | News Briefs


Knights Ferry News

Knights Ferry lost a long time resident when Phil (Bud) Frymire died last week. He leaves behind his wife, Carmen, children Rosie Paulat (Bob), Lisa ...

May 04, 2016 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News


Valley Home News

Over 100 years of Valley Home School tradition. As we look into the eyes of our soon to be Valley Home graduates we catch a ...

May 04, 2016 | | Valley Home News


California Gasoline Prices Higher Than U.S. Average

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 1.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.61/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

May 04, 2016 | | Local News


Wildfire Awareness Week Highlights State Dangers

After a destructive fire season in 2015, conditions in California are already drying out prompting Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. to declare May 1-7, 2016 ...

May 04, 2016 | | Local News


Denham Mobile Office Visits Oakdale, Escalon

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) has announced Mobile District Office Hours for the month of May, with stops coming up in Oakdale and Escalon.

May 04, 2016 | | Local News


Pet Adoption Event Scheduled Saturday

The Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance will be hosting a pet adoption event at PetCo in the Crossroads Shopping Center in Riverbank on Saturday, May 7 ...

May 04, 2016 | | Local News


Work Day At River

Volunteers of all ages are encouraged to attend the next scheduled monthly cleanup of the Stanislaus River, slated for this Saturday, May 7. Hours for ...

May 04, 2016 | | News Briefs


Local Students Presented Columbia College Degrees

Columbia College hosted its 47th Commencement on Friday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the Oak Pavilion. A reception for the graduates, their ...

May 04, 2016 | | Local News


Annual Harold Pope Junior Relays Slated

Young athletes representing 26 local junior high and middle schools are preparing to compete at the 69th Annual Harold Pope Junior Relays on Saturday, May ...

May 04, 2016 | | Education


Caltrans Crews Clearing Passes

Caltrans maintenance crews are busy clearing highways, cutting through steep and narrow mountain passes, including the Sonora pass in Tuolumne County, and the Ebbetts and ...

May 04, 2016 | | Local News


Rescue Mission Plans Burgerfest Fundraiser

The Oakdale Rescue Mission is planning its inaugural Burgerfest Fundraiser event, set for Saturday, May 14 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., with ...

May 04, 2016 | | Local News


California Gold Rush History Comes to Life

Columbia State Historic Park will present "Diggins Tent Town 1852" – its annual living history event this coming May 19 through May 22. Sponsored by Friends ...

May 04, 2016 | | Local News


PHILIP CHARLES FRYMIRE

In the early morning hours of April 28, Philip "Bud" Frymire passed away in the presence of his family at the age of 88.

May 04, 2016 | | Obituaries


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