September 26, 1962 - November 30, 2014
August 30, 1928 – December 3, 2014
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will continue its work in the Oakdale area this week.
The 2014 CIF Sac-Joaquin Division III Section Champions, the Oakdale High School Mustangs, received notification Sunday that they will also take part in the CIF NorCal Division II 2014 Regional Football Championship Bowl Game. The Mustangs (13-1, 6-1) will travel to Concord to take on the Ugly Eagles of Clayton Valley Charter (14-0, 5-0).
Early morning Thursday, Dec. 4, Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District (SCFPD) firefighters were dispatched to the 13000 block of Horseshoe Road in Oakdale for a horse in a pond that needed rescuing. Upon arrival, SCFPD firefighters requested additional assistance from Modesto Fire Department and within about an hour, they rescued Sassy, the 24-year-old horse, from the cold water.
A pair of canned food drive efforts are taking place locally, the first one hosted by the Oakdale High School S Club and the second by the Central Valley Association of realtors.
FATHER ANTONY CHACKO
JAMES STEPHEN MACK
FRANKLYN "DAVID" TACKETT
CECILIA WHITEHOUSE OCT. 15, 1958-NOV. 21, 2014 Cecilia Whitehouse of San Jose, CA, passed away at the age of 56 on November 21, 2014. A visitation will be held Wednesday, December 3, 2014 from 4-8 PM at Deegan Funeral Chapel in Escalon, CA. A graveside service will be held Thursday, December 4, 2014 at Burwood Cemetery in Escalon at 1 PM. Cecilia is survived by her husband Sanford Whitehouse. Children , Justin Whitehouse, Nathaniel Whitehouse and granddaughter Gianna Whitehouse. She also leaves behind her siblings, Beverly Garmany, Cynthia Brooks, and Bruce Bennett, her nieces and nephew Jennifer Haun, Caren Farris, Emilee ...
"Voices For the King" will be presenting their fifth annual Christmas Concert on Saturday, Dec. 13. This holiday event will be held in Ripon at Immanuel Christian Reformed Church, 517 Orange Ave., starting at 7 p.m. The "Voices For the King" group is a Christian men's choral group. The 29-voice group represents nine different local churches, and throughout the year they sing at various church worship services and fundraisers for ministries. All are invited to come and enjoy a night of great music, singing, and fellowship, making this a part of your Christmas celebration. For more information, call ...
Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) and Assemblymember Adam Gray (D-Merced) introduced their first bills for the 2015-16 Legislative Session on Monday, which seek to curb frivolous lawsuits related to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) so that businesses in the Central Valley and across California can keep their doors open while they work to comply with access laws.
Thanksgiving ... a time for us to bow our heads and be thankful! Throughout the year it is easy to get so caught up in our day to day busy lives that we tend to overlook being grateful for each day. For those who are natural worriers those daily worries can sometimes rob us of the joy of being thankful for small pleasures in our lives. I sincerely wish for each of you a wonderful Thanksgiving! I hope your day is filled with hope, happiness and many blessings. For those who have suffered the loss of a loved one this year ...
Knights Ferry Community Club Christmas dinner is Thursday, Dec. 4th at 6:00 p.m. at the clubhouse. The Oakdale High School Choir will perform again this year. Attendees are asked to bring: A-M- salads and sides and N-Z desserts and sides. The club will furnish ham, turkey, potatoes and gravy. This is always a great way to start the Christmas season!
A surprising new survey reveals Americans want healthier food choices at their Super Bowl parties, even though they often stick to fattening old favorites.
An Escalon man wanted in connection with a stabbing earlier this month was apprehended outside Oakdale on Thursday morning.
The first fishing advice I ever received was to be patient. I'm not sure if I even understood the word back then, I just knew that I was expected to wait for the fish to come to me. This time of year, I'm constantly reminded of that advice as the bites are usually harder to come by. There are a couple of things that I do to keep motivated when the fishing gets tough. I always bring a warm thermos of coffee. Just about the time frustration starts to set in, I pull out my thermos and warm ...
We send our heartfelt sympathy to our Knights Ferry neighbors. Once again this small tight knit community has lost one of their own. Glenda Maisel passed away very suddenly this past week. Glenda and her husband Rick owned and operated the historic Knights Ferry General Store, Bar and Glenda's Deli. Many folks, including several of us here in Valley Home will remember Glenda's delicious cooking! I will always remember the care Glenda took to get every order just right, her customers were each special to her! The community of Knights Ferry has suffered the loss of so many ...
Knights Ferry was saddened to learn of the death of Glenda Maisel last Wednesday. Glenda and Rick ran the General Store for many years. Glenda ran her Back Door Deli and her Taco Soup will be missed! She was memorialized with a candlelight vigil at the Deli. Her husband Rick, parents Glen and Virginia Langum, and sisters Donna and Debbie and brother Gary survive Glenda. Her Memorial Service will be Thursday, January 29th at 10:00 at the Trinity Church in Escalon. Rest in Peace Glenda.
BONITA JO KOCH
GLENDA MAE LANGUM MAISEL
WILLIAM ALVIS HIX
As many contemplate the outcome of the 49th Super Bowl this Sunday another type of contemplation is swirling around Oakdale High School as the AcaDec Team looks to the 35th Annual Stanislaus County Academic Decathlon.
U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) introduced a bill to clear a key bureaucratic hurdle for veterans across the country by ensuring access to electronic DD-214s at Vet Centers.
At its Thursday, Jan. 22 meeting, the California Transportation Commission unanimously approved the appointments of Lucy Dunn as the Chair and Robert Alvarado as the Vice Chair, effective March 1, 2015. Ms. Dunn and Mr. Alvarado will serve in their respective positions for one year.
A lot of people that I've been talking to are concerned about the lack of rain we've had so far this season. Through writing this column, I've learned that there's a definite pattern in the weather from year to year. It seems like every fourth year we have a similar dry spell and then all of a sudden, we are hit by a series of big storms that just about make up for all the lack of rain. Seven years ago the Delta along with other surrounding waterways had to be shut down as they were ...