San Joaquin County Parks and Delta Fly Fishers are presenting the Bob McMillen Memorial Fishing Tournament, set for Saturday, March 4 at Oak Grove Regional Park. The park is on West Eight Mile Road in Stockton.
UPS, United Parcel Service, recently announced that 172 elite drivers from California are among 1,575 newly inducted worldwide into the Circle of Honor, an honorary organization for UPS drivers who have achieved 25 or more years of accident-free driving.
The 2016-2017 boys basketball season came to a close on Wednesday, Feb. 15 following a 62-45 road loss to first place Manteca. Oakdale (4-24, 1-13) battled in the first quarter with the unbeaten and league champion Buffaloes (22-5, 14-0) to a 17-14 deficit. The Mustangs trailed 28-21 at the half and could not regroup in the second half as the team was outscored 34-24 over the final 16 minutes.
Oakdale wrestlers continue to shine this postseason. This past weekend the boys headed to compete in the 2017 CIF Sac-Joaquin Section D-III Divisionals at Vista del Lago High School. The Mustangs produced seven first place finishers, along with two second and two third place finishers to win the tournament.
The groundhog may have seen his shadow earlier this month, but that won't stop Oakdale High School from prepping for the spring. This past week, Oakdale's spring sports squads began practicing in preparation for their upcoming seasons. Baseball, softball, track and field, boy's tennis, swimming and boy's golf will all soon be back in action on campus.
Samantha Jane Watson, 79, was born February 15, 1937 in Soper, Oklahoma. She lost her long struggle with Alzheimer's on January 22, 2017. She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years; Morris Watson, of Escalon, whom she referred to as her guardian angel. Together they were a true loving couple and they were always an example of what a good marriage should be. She is also survived by daughters; Patsy Smith of Modesto, and Tammy (Jack) Swisegood of Escalon. Grandchildren; Erick Smith of Modesto, Samantha (Armondo) Guevara of Lathrop, Tanya Dorton of Riverbank, Sabrina Moore of Escalon ...
Patricia "Sally" Richards, a long-time resident of the Oakdale area, passed away Friday, February 10, 2017 at the age of 84. She was at home, accompanied by her husband and soulmate, Marvin Richards and her immediate family. The funeral service was held on Saturday, February 18 at St. Mary's Catholic Church.
Residents living in and around the Oakdale area can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. Community United Methodist Church will host this community event on Tuesday, March 28. The site is at 1480 Poplar St., Oakdale.