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Trio Of Mustang Teams See Mixed Results

Three Oakdale sports teams hit the pool, the court and the links this past week with all recording mixed results. With the Valley Oak League season for some teams rapidly approaching the halfway mark, every victory counts.

March 30, 2016 | | Local Sports


Denham’s Office Plans Oakdale Stop

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) has announced Mobile District Office Hours for the month of April 2016. Mobile District Office Hours are an opportunity for 10th district residents to meet with the congressman and staff to hear more about his work in Washington, D.C. and the Central Valley, have their questions answered or get help with specific casework.

March 30, 2016 | | Local News


KENNETH CLAY BARNETTE

Kenneth Clay Barnette was born in Gainsville, TX, on August 24, 1932 and passed away March 3, 2016 in Vallecito, CA. A member of the National Guard for 40 years, he was an engineer for PG&E, loved woodworking and a member of the LDS church in Murphys.

March 30, 2016 | | Obituaries


Varsity Soccer Girls Split VOL Matches

Oakdale's (8-3-2, 1-1-0) varsity girls soccer team opened up their Valley Oak League (VOL) season this past week with mixed results. In their season opener, Oakdale came out on the wrong side of a 1-0 shutout on the road against Kimball (3-2-5, 1-1-0) on Monday, March 21. The Lady Mustangs flipped the script on Wednesday, March 23 when they went from being blanked, to dishing out a shutout of their own on the road against Weston Ranch (5-4-0, 0-2-0) with a 4-0 victory.

March 30, 2016 | | Local Sports


Varsity Girls Win 82nd Consecutive Dual Meet

Oakdale's varsity girls track and field team continued their Valley Oak League dominance with a 70-65 victory over Sierra on Thursday, March 24. The narrow victory pushed the girls' amazing dual meet winning streak to 82, as the team has not lost a VOL dual meet in 11 years. Helping lead the charge for the girls were Melody Johnson by winning a pair of the hurdle events. Johnson took both the 100 and 300 meter hurdles for the Lady Mustangs. The field events helped Oakdale to the strong finish with impressive and powerful displays by the throws team. Hannah ...

March 30, 2016 | | Local Sports


All Invited To FanFest At Banner Island Ballpark

For the third year in a row, the Stockton Ports Anchor Fund will host a FanFest, scheduled for Saturday, April 9 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Banner Island Ballpark.

March 30, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

If you ask any fisherman what they like about fishing, they probably wouldn't be able to give you just one answer. Most likely it's a lot of little things that they like about fishing that keeps them involved in the sport. Many, like myself, became addicted to fishing immediately after being taken out for the first time. I actually remember waiting anxiously for my chance to finally go fishing. Eventually I got my chance and even though I didn't catch anything, I could hardly wait for my next opportunity. Fortunately there were a few ponds near my ...

March 30, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


STEP BACK IN TIME

The beautiful weather in nearby Knights Ferry earlier this month drew good-sized crowds to the small town for the annual Civil War Reenactment, which ran Saturday and Sunday, March 19 and 20. PHOTOS BY KIM VAN METER

March 29, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


Game Of Tones Electronic Music Concert At MJC

The Modesto Junior College Department of Music presents Game of Tones Electronic Music Concert on Wednesday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall on East Campus, 435 College Ave., Modesto. The concert is open to the public and admission is free. Campus parking is available in student lots for $2.

March 29, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


Swiss Echoes Yodeling Club Plans Spring Concert, Dance

The San Joaquin Valley Swiss Echoes, a singing and yodeling club in Ripon, is having its annual spring concert and dance on Saturday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Swiss Hall in Ripon, on the corner of Manley and East Main streets. They are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their club's flag and showcasing their new children's choir with a variety of singing and entertainment, followed by dancing to the tunes of the Ed Inderbitzen Orchestra.

March 29, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


Free Museum Admission For Anniversary Celebration

The Great Valley Museum of Modesto Junior College is celebrating its one-year anniversary in the Science Community Center on west campus with free admission on Saturday, April 2. The MJC west campus is at 2201 Blue Gum Ave., Modesto.

March 29, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


Visit Stockton Announces Annual Asparagus Dine Out

The Seventh Annual Great Stockton Asparagus Dine Out will be held April 1 through April 15 at participating restaurants throughout Stockton. Chefs at participating restaurants throughout Stockton will be creatively preparing and serving the area's favorite spear in a variety of appetizers, entrees, drinks, and desserts. More than 30 restaurants are expected to participate.

March 29, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


Festivals for Stockton, Lodi & Tracy

By VINCE REMBULAT

March 28, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


STANISLAUS STREET FESTIVALS

From wine & cheese, chocolate to classic car cruising

March 28, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


Money Management

Don't Make Common Tax-Time Mistakes

March 28, 2016 | | Local Columns


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Programs Scheduled At Oakdale Library

Story Time Sessions will resume in May: Wiggle Worms every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Enjoy stories, music, dancing, rhythm activities, and fingerplay at ...

April 27, 2016 | | News Briefs


Caltrans Sees Statewide Litter Pickup Day Success

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) held a statewide Litter Removal Day and Enforcement Day on Thursday, April 21 to pick up litter, trash and ...

April 27, 2016 | | Local News


River Clean Up May 7

Volunteers will meet near the river in the Cost Less parking lot. Bring gloves, boots, and energy. So far volunteers have collected over eight tons ...

April 27, 2016 | | Local News


Valley Charter High School Hosts Thursday Open House

Valley Charter High School's (VCHS) Open House is slated for Thursday, April 28 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the school ...

April 27, 2016 | | Education


Me-Wuk Heritage Day Offered At New Melones

New Melones Visitor Center will put the focus on the Me-Wuk this weekend.

April 27, 2016 | | News Briefs


Superhero NICU Reunion At Modesto Nuts Game

For the third year Doctors Medical Center will honor its "graduates" of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the Superhero Night at the Modesto ...

April 27, 2016 | | Local News


McKenzie Cruises Into Ports Game A Winner

With only 8,736 fans to go, the Stockton Ports were anticipating reaching their six millionth fan to walk through the gates during Saturday or ...

April 27, 2016 | | Local News


Officer Installation Due

New officers for the Oakdale Women's Club are due to be installed next month.

April 27, 2016 | | News Briefs


From Our Readers

Saturday Service Special

April 27, 2016 | | From Our Readers


Valley Home News

This week we had the pleasure of attending evening service at the Missionary Baptist Church in Valley Home. The service was filled with the melody ...

April 27, 2016 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


Knights Ferry News

Peddler's Faire morning was a bit breezy but that didn't keep anyone away. The Odd Fellows held a breakfast to start the day ...

April 27, 2016 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News


Gold Country Singers Schedule Spring Concerts

Spring has displayed wonderful wild flowers and the Gold Country Singers, under the direction of Annette Hutton of Hutton's Hamlet in Oakdale, are happily ...

April 27, 2016 | | News Briefs


Oak Valley Art Society Spring Show Winners

Members of the Oak Valley Art Society hosted their Spring Show earlier this month at the Escalon library. Following is the list of winners.

April 27, 2016 | | Local News


Track Teams Continue Their VOL Dominance

The Oakdale varsity girls continue to make history as they won their 90th consecutive VOL dual meet with a defeat of Manteca, 108-20, in Manteca ...

April 27, 2016 | | Local Sports


Season Comes To End For Mustang Tennis Boys

Oakdale's boys tennis season came to a close for the team on Thursday, April 21 following the Valley Oak League Doubles Tournament.

April 27, 2016 | | Local Sports


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