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Preliminary Hearing In Pettit Murder Case

Testimony over a couple of days in Stanislaus County Superior Court this past week was part of the preliminary hearing in a murder and arson case stemming from August, 2013. Popular and well-known Riverbank businessman Scott Pettit and his wife Janet were murdered in their Modesto home nearly four years ago. The couple's son, Brandon, and his friend Felix Valverde of Oakdale are both facing charges of murder, arson and burglary in connection with the case.

March 22, 2017 | | Crime


Residents Can Sign Up For Life Line Screenings

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, 1480 Poplar St., Oakdale, will host this community event on Tuesday, March 28.

March 22, 2017 | | Local News


Families And Friends Use Hearts, Feet To Fight Cancer

In its 17th year, walkers will go around the clock in the battle against cancer during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Oakdale/Riverbank.

March 22, 2017 | | Local News


Young 4-H Club Members Compete In Speech Contest

By MOLLY TERPSTRA

March 22, 2017 | | Local News


Women’s Club Gathers

Come join in the fun at the April 4 meeting of the Oakdale Women's Club. It is going to be April in Paris. Wear your hat and gloves. This will promise to be a delightful meeting. Election of officers is slated for this meeting. The club has been helping the community since 1907. So come wearing your favorite spring hat. Deadline for RSVP is Tuesday, March 28; luncheon is $16. Club will meet at Oakdale Golf and Country Club, North Stearns Road. RSVP to Linda Rossi at 606-7727 or lindarossi49@yahoo.com.

March 22, 2017 | | Local News


Valley Home News

This Friday we will be meeting at the Valley Home park. We will be discussing our annual fundraisers and putting together a "mow the park" schedule. The park board consists of Don Taro, Glenn Burghardt, Ryan Cope, Jeff Chrisman, Kathy Bryhni, and Winnie Mullins. There is a board seat open, so if you are interested in serving on the board please attend this meeting. We will be discussing a couple of the fundraising ideas, such as another drive-thru dinner (or dinner at the park), and a horseshoe tournament ... both fun and exciting things to do! Remember, our little park belongs ...

March 22, 2017 | | Valley Home News


Knights Ferry News

The 20th annual Parent/Teacher Club's Dinner and Auction was a great success. The guests enjoyed a good dinner catered by Bob and Margaret Coelho. Many silent auction items were available for bid. The live auctioneer was Chad Brantley and he got the crowd going. The Kindergarten class had a beautiful lap quilt with their pictures on it that went for $950. The First Graders decorated a modular garden bench with painted tiles that went for $1300. The Second Graders' project was a fire pit with hand painted tiles that went for $850. The Third Grade project was an ...

March 22, 2017 | | Knights Ferry News


Oakdale Stampede Registration

Spring may have just sprung, however it is time for Stampede Football open registration on Tuesday, March 28. All players who want to register for the upcoming youth football season can do so at the Oakdale Junior High School Cafeteria at 6 p.m. New players must provide a birth certificate.

March 22, 2017 | | Local Sports


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22

March 22, 2017 | | Local Sports


New Oakdale Youth Soccer Organization Sets Sign-Ups

The inaugural season for the Oakdale Soccer Club gets underway in September but officials with the new Oakdale youth program are already hard at work. With signs popping up around town, and planning underway, board members are prepping for the season.

March 22, 2017 | | Local Sports


Three Of Four Mustang Squads Win Track Meet

The sun was shining and temperatures peaked near 80 degrees on Thursday, March 16 as Oakdale hosted Sierra for a Valley Oak League track and field meet. Oakdale's varsity girls won 79-56, the varsity boys fell 76-60, junior varsity girls won 77-46 and junior varsity boys won 75-58.

March 22, 2017 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Tennis Boys Split VOL Matches

Hitting the court twice this week, the Oakdale boys tennis team had mixed results. After a 2-0 start in the Valley Oak League, the boys now sit at 3-1 after falling to Kimball 7-2 but bouncing back with a 7-2 home win over Lathrop.

March 22, 2017 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

First - Virginia Whitworth, Bev Noe, Pat Gilbreath, Blind Draw - 125

March 22, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishery Management Council Sets Salmon Season Options

The Pacific Fishery Management Council earlier this month adopted three public review alternatives for the 2017 salmon seasons off the West Coast of the United States. The Council will select a final alternative at their next meeting in Sacramento, California on April 6-11. Detailed information about season starting dates, areas open, and catch limits for all three alternatives are available on the Council's website at www.pcouncil.org or http://tinyurl.com/salmon2017.

March 22, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

There's and old saying that goes "someone's always going to catch fish." This is especially true on the Delta. This past weekend seemed like the perfect day to get out fishing, I couldn't have asked for better fishing conditions. The fish on the other hand weren't cooperating, causing me to struggle to put a limit in the boat. Once at the boat ramp I could overhear other boaters that had similar struggles. Then of course I got home and looked at some of that day's tournament weights and realized that there were quite a few ...

March 22, 2017 | | Local Sports


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Veterans Meeting Monday In Oakdale

Local veterans' services and issues will be at the forefront when Oakdale plays host to the Stanislaus County Veterans Advisory Commission's monthly meeting scheduled ...

April 22, 2017 | | Local News


DONALD DALE JACKSON

Don was born in Weiser, Idaho to John and Nell Jackson on October 25, 1926. Don is survived by a brother James Jackson, his three ...

April 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


EMMETT “Randy” DURAND WALTON

Emmett Durand Walton, "Randy", 70, of Oakdale, California, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017. A celebration of life service will be held at 10 a ...

April 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


AL FAHEY

Al Fahey, a long-time resident of Oakdale, passed away Monday, April 10 at age 96. Al was the grandson of California pioneers, immigrants from Ireland ...

April 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


CASWELL STATE PARK AWAKENS Spring returns along the Stanislaus River

By DENNIS WYATT

April 19, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


You can still enjoy beauty of Big Sur

BIG SUR - As you cruise down Highway One from the Monterey Peninsula, you can't help but feel the excitement building up inside you. Those ...

April 19, 2017 | | 209 LIVING




Practical Money Skills

Flipping Houses – It's Not Like TV

April 19, 2017 | | Local Columns


New Exhibits At Crocker

The Crocker Art Museum features the world's foremost display of California art and is at 216 O St., downtown Sacramento. Museum hours are 10 ...

April 19, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Tickets Available Now For “Boots And Bling”

The Humane Society of Stanislaus County is holding its first "Boots and Bling" fundraiser. The event will be held in the rustic and beautiful Durrer ...

April 19, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Music With British Flair Offered Friday At MJC

The Modesto Junior College Department of Music presents "The British are Coming! The British are Coming!" choral concert on Friday, April 21 at 7 p ...

April 19, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Fair Focuses On Importance Of Agricultural Industry

The Stanislaus County Fair is partnering with local classrooms to teach students about the importance of agriculture in the community.

April 19, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19

April 19, 2017 | | Local Sports


Tennis Team Splits Foursome In VOL

A busy week saw the Oakdale Mustang tennis team on the court four times in as many days. Oakdale began the week on the road ...

April 19, 2017 | | Local Sports


Farquer Duo Roping In Rodeo Successes

Oakdale High School alums, brothers Colton and Caden Farquer, are finding post high school rodeo success. The two have been competing in the college rodeo ...

April 19, 2017 | | Local News


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