Mark Steven Butcher, 55, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 in Hughson.
William "Bill" Bloomingcamp, 88, of Oakdale, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 at the Alexander Cohen Hospice House, surrounded by the family, following a long illness.
Christene (Clark) Houk, 56, of Oakdale died Thursday, July 24, 2014, after a 10-month battle with pancreatic cancer.
Phillip G. Burch, 60, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014.
Bernice Evelyn Ramsey, 92, died Thursday, July 17 at The Stratford at Beyer Park in Modesto.
Anna Mae Mathies, 91, died Tuesday, July 14.
New and future young drivers are invited to an upcoming free driver safety education class offered by the Merced Area California Highway Patrol's Start Smart Program.
The inaugural California Invasive Species Action Week is scheduled Aug. 2 through Aug. 10. The goal of Action Week is to promote public awareness of invasive species issues and to encourage public participation in the fight against California's invasive species and their impacts on our natural resources.
Barry Morgan Jett, 78, died Sunday, July 20, 2014.
Joseph Brett Warren, 26 of New York, NY died Tuesday, July 15, 2014.
Glen Ivan Griggs, 92, passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2014 in Oroville, CA.
Margaret Aletha Freitas, 91, of Sonora died Wednesday, July 23, 2014.
Midway lights, great food bites, and daily concert nights were just some of the many highlights as the Stanislaus County Fair celebrated its 103rd year.
With our 2014 Stanislaus County Fair behind us and our State Fair in full swing we look at the commitment our FFA and 4-H families have. Much like our youth sports teams the commitment is huge and it is usually a total family commitment! With 4-Hers and FFA students the commitment is year round, and first involves learning about caring for the animals. Next comes hands on experience and attending judging events and project meetings. Then it's ownership. Another remarkable part of both FFA and 4-H is the dedication of great leaders and teachers! These teachers and leaders can ...
U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Richard Burr (R-NC), co-chairs of the Senate Military Family Caucus, on Thursday introduced a resolution recognizing the patriotism and contributions of veterans service organizations (VSO) known as women's auxiliaries.
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close the connector ramp from northbound Interstate 5 (I-5) to eastbound State Route 4/Crosstown Freeway for highway construction.
One of the most difficult things I've had to deal with since purchasing a new boat has been rigging the boat. In the past, I've purchased used boats that were already rigged up the way I wanted. All I had to do was replace those items that broke as time went on. I've had my current boat for about five months and don't believe I'll have it fully rigged for another year or two. There are just too many options and some of those options are pretty expensive. New boats, unlike cars, come pretty standard ...
Birthday greetings for the month of September go out to: Sasha Sinkevich, Grant Wright, Mike Wright, Sally Goehring, Luke Bell, Kelli Sinkevich, Lynn Duckworth, Phillip Frymire, Breanna Banks, Evelyn Frias, Cassandra Padilla, Michel Griesner, Ken Raven, Alex Naccarato, Will Haskell-Kelly, Cheryl Griffiths, Nikita Sinkevich, Christine Fortuny, Jonna Ohe, Troy Peterson, James Peterson, Marcada Baker, Madison Willis, Jim Mangante, Joshua Reese, Mason O'Neil, Leta Lutz, Tristan Voortman and Holly Conde.
Last week we stopped what we were doing to remember those lives lost on September 11, 2001. A horrible tragedy that changed our world forever. Words cannot express the sadness and overwhelming anger that touched each one of us during one of our country's darkest hours. We cannot change the events of that day, but we can remember those lost and the many public servants who died trying to save them. The date that marks this sad day has passed and as we look toward a brighter future, we honor those who continue to serve our nation's people ...
Sandra Darlene Fraga, 75, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 in Manteca.
Wesley L. Michener, 91, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 14 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Rob Vedder, 48, of Escalon passed away at home on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014.
William J. Cooper, 37, passed away early morning, Sept. 7, 2014 after a two-and-a-half year battle with thyroid cancer.
On Aug. 26, the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors approved a pilot program to assist domestic/residential well owners that are experiencing "dry well" conditions. Loans will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis after a fully completed application is received and approved.
Several friends of mine have recently damaged their boats while out boating in our local lakes. The water levels are falling so fast that there's no way that lake management can keep up with marking all the hazardous areas. Personally, I've chosen to stay away from certain lakes. Launching conditions are the worst they've been in a long time and with the water being so low, there's just not enough water to get away from the crowds of boats. My advice to any of you planning on going out before the summer is over is to ...
Frederick William Sturke and Susan Elizabeth Boles were engaged to be married on Susan's birthday, Dec. 7, 2013 by having the barbershop chorus Frederick sings with sing "You'll Never Walk Alone" before their Christmas show.
The dreaded picture... When I started writing this column over a year ago, I really, really did not want a picture of myself printed! I've always enjoyed reading the other columns in The Leader and appreciated the pictures that went along with them. It gives readers a chance to associate names with faces... I guess that I just was not sure a picture could be taken that wouldn't make my family and friends run for the hills! Even after Oakdale Leader Editor Marg Jackson asked my daughter to send a picture of me in for the column, it ...
Your reporter went out to the backyard to see what the cat was looking at in the iris clump. As I got closer I heard the rattle then saw the rattlesnake. I shooed the cat away, got the dogs in the house, yelled SNAKE-SNAKE to Lee and grabbed a shovel, all in about 10 seconds! I jumped up in the flowerbed and pinned the snake between the iris rhizomes and the railroad tie. Lee arrived as I severed the snake into three parts! It had three buttons. I wonder if it was the same snake that was out front? Are ...
Julia Elizabeth Josephson (Betty), 97, died on Sept. 3, 2014.