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Friends Of Columbia Plan Historical Lamplight Tours

Columbia State Historic Park and Friends of Columbia are proud to present this year's Lamplight Tour, "The Grand Holiday Raffle." Participants will be guided through the decorated town during the walking play while listening to snippets of the town's happenings. Docent-led Lamplight Tours will run Friday, Dec. 2 and Saturday, Dec. 3, beginning at 5:30 p.m. and leaving every 15 minutes. Tickets are on sale now at www.friendsofcolumbiashp.com.

November 08, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


Valley Home News

With all these beautiful fall colors around us we know that Thanksgiving can't be far off. It's so easy to get caught up in thinking about what we don't have, the reality is there are so many blessings all around us, sometimes we just have to reach out for them! For the first time in almost six months I made biscuits and gravy for my family this past Sunday ... I am so thankful for those in my life ... Thankful for each and every one of you! Hopefully you enjoy the changing of the seasons. Soon Thanksgiving and ...

November 02, 2016 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


Pet Adoption Saturday Offered At Crossroads

The Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance will be on hand at Petco in the Crossroads Shopping Center this Saturday, Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. with several shelter pets that are available for adoption.

November 02, 2016 | | Local News


Recreation Round-Up

Visit the City Web page at www.oakdalegov.com or Like us on Facebook at - City of Oakdale Recreation and Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Community Center for more information regarding senior and recreation activities in Oakdale, and facility and park rentals.

November 02, 2016 | | Local News


California Awarded Health Insurance Enforcement Grant

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded approximately $1,844,585 to California to use for enforcement and oversight of issuer compliance with select Affordable Care Act (ACA) key consumer protections. In total, CMS awarded approximately $25.5 million to 22 states and the District of Columbia. These awards allow California to use the funding for activities related to planning and implementing selected Federal market reforms and consumer protections that may include: essential health benefits, preventive services, parity in mental health and substance use disorder benefits, appeals processes, and bringing down the cost of health care coverage (also ...

November 02, 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.

November 02, 2016 | | Crime


Family Offers Reward In Son’s 2013 Death

The family of a 2011 Oakdale High School graduate killed nearly three years ago is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of an individual on outstanding weapons warrants who has also been designated by authorities as a "person of interest" in the December 2013 killing.

November 02, 2016 | | Crime


Area’s Top Spellers Headed To County Championship

Top spellers from area schools will compete in the Stanislaus County Elementary Spelling Championship this week.

November 02, 2016 | | Education


FIELD TRIP

Magnolia kindergartner Riley French is shown during a recent pumpkin patch field trip to Harris Moran Seed Company. The Magnolia kindergarten students enjoyed a morning of fall festivities and learning about the seasonal favorite for Halloween decorating.

November 02, 2016 | | Education


November Programs Slated For Kids, Adults At Library

Story Time Sessions will continue through November at the Oakdale Library.

November 02, 2016 | | Local News


Lady Mustangs Win VOL; Eye Fourth Section Crown

It's another Valley Oak League title for the Oakdale Lady Mustangs varsity water polo team.

November 02, 2016 | | Local Sports


Knights Ferry News

Another month gone, where are they going?

November 02, 2016 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News


Time To Fall Back

The summertime and warmer weather practice of Daylight Saving Time comes to an end this weekend.

November 02, 2016 | | Local News


Rain Delays Tennis Play

Finishing the regular season with an 11-3 record, tied for second place in the Valley Oak League, Oakdale's Lady Mustangs tennis team went to compete in the 2016 VOL singles and doubles tournament this past week. The singles traveled to Manteca on Tuesday, Oct. 25. There the undefeated Tay Talamentes took first place. Talamentes has yet to lose in VOL action this season, and she and the Lady Mustangs hosted Patterson in team tourney play on Tuesday, Nov. 1 after The Leader went to press.

November 02, 2016 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

First Place: Dee Elston, Bonnie Booker, Rosalee Schmierer, Vicki Dallas - 124

November 02, 2016 | | Local Sports


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Searching for that perfect Christmas Tree

By VINCE REMBULAT

December 06, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


Festive Holiday Decorating Tips That Save On Energy

The holiday season allows people to transform their homes into wonderlands of lights, garlands and poinsettias. Each family has its own holiday traditions, and decorations ...

December 06, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


ROBERT EDWARD GILBERT

Robert Edward Gilbert, age 93, with his family nearby, died Sunday, November 20 in Oakdale after a brief illness. Born in Oakdale to Amos L ...

December 06, 2016 | | Obituaries


DOROTHY SKINNER

Dorothy Skinner, age 82, passed away on November 24, 2016 at Kaiser Permanente hospital in Modesto, California with her family by her side. Dorothy was ...

December 06, 2016 | | Obituaries


ALTA RAY FANNON GATES

Alta Ray Fannon Gates is survived by her children John W. Gates, Cindy D. Gates, Kelly M. Gates, Steve A. Gates, and Tearsa J. Gates ...

December 06, 2016 | | Obituaries


WILLIAM T. LEDO JR.

Bill and his family moved from Hayward and settled in Oakdale in 1973. He sold real estate and had various other businesses. He belonged to ...

December 06, 2016 | | Obituaries


Christmas Craft Fair Slated In La Grange

Attention holiday shoppers: don't miss the Second Annual Odd Fellows Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday, Dec. 10 at the IOOF Hall in La Grange ...

December 06, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


Learning The Do’s And Don’ts Of Donating Items To Charity

Donating gently used household items, toys, furniture, and clothing to charity has many benefits. Such donations can help the less fortunate, while donors can take ...

December 06, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


Simple Ways To Curtail Holiday Spending

The holiday season is synonymous with many things, including spending. Spending money is an accepted part of the season for many celebrants, who exchange gifts ...

December 06, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


Letters To The Editor

Holiday Road Trip Tips

December 06, 2016 | | From Our Readers


SOLID SHOWING

Oakdale High School 2016 alums fared well earlier this fall during their attendance at the FFA National Competition for Livestock Judging. The 2016 FFA State ...

November 30, 2016 | | Local News


Central Valley Con Returns

Central Valley Con returns for its second year at the Modesto Centre Plaza and Doubletree Hotel in downtown Modesto on Sunday, Dec. 4. The one ...

November 30, 2016 | | Local News


Pet Adoption Event

This weekend, take time to stop by at a special pet adoption event in Riverbank.

November 30, 2016 | | Local News


Prices Stay Steady At Pump

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have not moved in the past week, averaging $2.42/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of ...

November 30, 2016 | | Local News


MJC Sets Horse Sale

Modesto Junior College Equine Unit invites the public to an Open House and Horse Sale on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 ...

November 30, 2016 | | Local News


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