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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...