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JOHN DUNCAN EDMUNSON

Services to be held at Acacia Memorial Park Modesto, CA 12 p.m. Friday, August 26th. Celebration of life following service at Oakdale Sportsman's Club.

August 24, 2016 | | Obituaries


ANTHONY JOHN (TONY) PADILLA

Tony was born in Taos, New Mexico and was a resident of Oakdale for 21 years. Tony loved spending time with his family and friends. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and formerly served as a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. His favorite past-time was playing golf. His other hobbies included shooting pool, reading, and watching Westerns. He was a veteran of the US Army and worked as an Electroplater until his retirement.

August 24, 2016 | | Obituaries


BETTE LEE (COPPETTI) MILAM

Bette Lee (Coppetti) Milam, loving wife, mother, and grandmother went home to be with Jesus on August 9, 2016, after a year-long battle with cancer. Bette was born on June 21, 1946, in Oakdale, CA. She lived there most of her young life. After graduating from Oakdale High School, Bette continued her education at San Francisco State and the University Of California in San Francisco, CA where she earned her degree in Cytotechnology. She married the love of her life, Howard Milam on February 5, 1967. They would have celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary in the upcoming year. They had ...

August 24, 2016 | | Obituaries


GEORGE E. DUNN

George E Dunn passed away unexpectedly on August 15, 2016 at the age of 73 while camping in the Sierras. He was born on October 4, 1943 in Oakdale California to Cedric and Lois Dunn. George entered the Navy in 1961 after graduating high school, and retired in 1982. During the Navy he and his family lived in Norfolk, VA, Imperial Beach, CA and San Diego CA. Upon retiring from the military he and his family moved to Orland, CA where he was the transportation supervisor for the Orland School District. George then went to work for the California Highway ...

August 24, 2016 | | Obituaries


ARLENE J. CARPENTER

Arlene J. Carpenter passed away Saturday night August 20, 2016 at the Oak Valley Care Center surrounded by her family. Born and raised in Patterson to Albert and Hilma Agadoni. She met her lifelong love Howard Carpenter during his milk truck deliveries in Patterson. They moved to Oakdale for Dad's grocery business where they raised their family. Mom and Dad were married for 62 years before his death in 2011. Mom worked for the Oakdale Veterinary Hospital for over 40 years. She had an immense love for all animals. She often brought the hospitalized animals special food and bedding ...

August 24, 2016 | | Obituaries


JAMES TITCHENAL

James Merlyn Titchenal passed on August 12, 2016 surrounded by his family one week prior to his 88th birthday. He was born on August 21, 1928 in Oakdale California to Jim and Pearl Titchenal. Jim leaves behind his wife of 64 years Patricia Barnes Titchenal. He also leaves his sister, Beverly Haidlen of Oakdale, daughter Stephanie Titchenal Gilkey of Modesto and his son Jeffery M. Titchenal of Lake Forest CA. Grandchildren Michelle Gilkey of Sacramento, Mark Gilkey of Sacramento, James Titchenal of Irvine Ca., Jason Titchenal of Mesa Arizona and Trevor Hall of Los Angeles Ca. Nephews Tom Haidlen, Don ...

August 24, 2016 | | Obituaries


Bond Earns UNL Degree

Megan Catherine Bond of Oakdale was among nearly 800 graduates who received degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln during the summer all-university commencement ceremony Aug. 13 at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

August 24, 2016 | | News Briefs


From Our Readers

Contributions Made Night Out A Success

August 24, 2016 | | From Our Readers


Knights Ferry News

Knights Ferry School got off to a great start with 120 enrolled. New Kindergarteners and TKs are: Malia Olivo, Everett Holtsman, Xochili Lau-Vargas, Sophia Leslie, Stetson Travao, Wyatt Birdsong, Alizay Cardosa, Jasper Davis, Adrian Arias, Jax Poncabare, Bertin Pineda-Medina, Pablo Martinez, Bowen Sunderland, Angeline Hyde, Jocelyn Schlicht, Colton Camara, Aubrey Sibley, Kyle Mangante, Cole Schlicht, Jeremy Ryan and Colin Gibson. Have a great year!

August 24, 2016 | By Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News


Valley Home News

Our Valley Home students are excited as August 31st approaches. On Monday August 31st the students will visit the school library and the PTC scholastic book faire! Each year the Parent Teacher Club sponsors the book faire under the leadership of Michelle McKenzie and her dedicated crew! Our students are able to purchase terrific reading material perfectly suited for their age group. Special thanks to all those who work so hard to make this event happen for our students.

August 24, 2016 | By Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


State Funding Earmarked To Aid Micke Grove Zoo

State Senator Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton) announced that efforts are under way to access over half a million dollars in state funds she was able to secure for Micke Grove Zoo in the recently passed 2016-17 State Budget.

August 24, 2016 | | Local News


Celebration Of Hope Concert Set Thursday At Gallo Center

An evening of music and inspiration is planned at the Gallo Center for the Arts at 1000 I St., Modesto on Thursday, Aug. 25 starting at 7:30 p.m.

August 24, 2016 | | Local News


Oakdale Women Gearing Up For New Year Of Activities

The 2016-2017 board members of the Oakdale Women's Club recently hosted a Get Acquainted Tea for new members at the Oakdale Golf and Country Club. This was an opportunity for new members to meet the Board and to ask questions about the activities and opportunities to participate on various committees. Co-President Sandee Polterock and Membership Chair Sandy Dyer hosted the event.

August 24, 2016 | | Local News


California’s Rangeland Trust Earns Renewed Accreditation

California Rangeland Trust, a land trust that works to conserve California's working ranches, announced it has achieved renewed accreditation - a mark of distinction in land conservation. The Land Trust Accreditation Commission awarded renewed accreditation, signifying its confidence that California Rangeland Trust's lands will be protected forever.

August 24, 2016 | | Local News


ACE Receives Grant To Aid Modernization

The Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) was awarded $16,459,000 by the State of California through the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) as part of the Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP) 2016 Awards. These funds are dispersed by the State to fund capital improvements and operational investments that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and modernize California's intercity rail, and bus and rail transit systems.

August 24, 2016 | | Local News


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Gusty Winds Prompt Valley Health Caution

Gusty winds will cause localized blowing dust, which can result in unhealthy concentrations of particulate matter 10 microns and smaller (PM10) over the weekend. Local ...

September 29, 2016 | | Local News


McNerney Legislation Seeks Better Internet Access For Vets

Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09), who serves on both the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology and the Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Economic ...

September 28, 2016 | | Local News


2016 Sonora Bach Festival Featured During October

Join in the festivities in nearby Tuolumne County for the 40th year of celebrating the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and his contemporaries as they ...

September 28, 2016 | | Local News


Valley Home News

A big thank you to Cost Less Market for their help in making our Valley Home Community Park Fundraiser such a great success Cost Less ...

September 28, 2016 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


Knights Ferry News

Another month ends, where does the time go?

September 28, 2016 | | Knights Ferry News


Library Program Provides Bicycles For Reading

Taking on the challenge to read books, just for fun and not for homework, the Oakdale Library recently announced its winners from its Summer Reading ...

September 28, 2016 | | Local News


Simplify Leaf Cleanup

Apple pie, pumpkins and blooming chrysanthemums are symbols of autumn. But nothing signals the arrival of fall more than the millions of leaves that begin ...

September 28, 2016 | | Local News


Water Talk Slated Next Week At MJC

The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project (CEP) invites the community to a free lecture by Lloyd Carter on Water in the Central Valley on ...

September 28, 2016 | | Local News


Community Partners Commit To Achieving College Success

Community partners recently announced the launch of Stanislaus Futures, a long-term and large-scale commitment to provide low-income Stanislaus County students the opportunity to achieve their ...

September 28, 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 ...

September 28, 2016 | | Crime


Health Department Confirms First West Nile Virus Death

Stanislaus County officials are reporting that a 90-year-old man has died from West Nile Virus (WNV). As of Sept. 23, 2016, there have been five ...

September 28, 2016 | | Local News


Drunk Driving Cases Yield Prison Terms

Stanislaus County District Attorney Birgit Fladager announced Tuesday that Jesus Betanzos Marin, 41, of Oakdale, was sentenced to 16 months in state prison for two ...

September 28, 2016 | | Crime


Oakdale Police Arrest Suspect For Burglary

An early morning call on Tuesday resulted in the arrest of one man in connection with a burglary.

September 28, 2016 | | Crime


Simple, Effective Ways For Kids To ‘Go Green’

Raising eco-friendly children is less complicated than it once was. From very early ages, today's kids are exposed to environmental topics and how they ...

September 28, 2016 | | Local News


Election Forums Hosted

Need help with your ballot?

September 28, 2016 | | Local News


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