Oakdale is the home to Me And My Feet, an online shoe store that fits and sells shoes for children and women.
Birthday greetings for the month of June go out to: Bob Brunker, Eric Sinkevich, Patty Albarico, Greg Borba, Johnathan Borba, Jeff Donnelly, Audrey Maack, Landon Burns, Caitlin Hitch, Bailey Hitch, Katelyn Hunter, Josh Johnson, Maggie Van Vliet, Chris Alexander, Carl Schafer, Ava Schulz, Rawlin Hixon, Lauren Odom, Preston Page, Madison Dickens, Pete Studer, Aleesha Harden, Dalton Crawford, Mikayla Largent, Araceli Limon, Leah Armario, Oskar Nilsson, Zeke Spani, Luke Tanner, Wendy Hauskens, Karyn Miller, Patti Mack, Dylan Baker, Sydney Crawford and Aaron Palacios.
The monthly meetings of the Valley Home Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) resume tonight with a meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Harold Pope School Library. A reminder that these MAC meetings are important to those interested in Valley Home happenings as representatives from various county agencies will make a report on the activities in their department - Sheriff, Animal Services, Public Works, etc. In addition, representatives from the Oakdale Rural Fire Protection District, California Highway Patrol and the Valley Home Community Center will also make presentations. An interested resident of Valley Home will not want to miss this meeting.
Several members from Oakdale's Sierra and River Oaks 4-H clubs competed in Davis recently at the State Field Day for the Fashion Revue and Presentation Day. Stanislaus County had five participants in the Fashion Revue, three representing Sierra 4-H and two representing River Oaks 4-H. Each of them won awards at the county and regional contests in order to advance to the state level.
When the going gets tough, the tough get … new sign ordinances that will enable the city to rake in some much-needed dough from minor traffic infractions.
Oakdale City Council members approved a code text amendment to the Oakdale Municipal Code at the last council meeting, Monday, June 7, that is modeled after the successful implementation of similar amendments in Newman and Riverbank.
Ronald James Castillo and Diane Marie Andrade have announced their plans to unite as husband and wife.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Maria F. Leonardo. Her siblings are Tony, Elizabeth, Cindy and George Andrade. She is a graduate of Fresno State.
Samuel Aubrey Martin of Castro Valley and Pamala Dennette Strain of Oakdale united as husband and wife on May 15, 2010.
The couple were united during a double ring ceremony presided over by David Bliss of Oakdale. The ceremony was held at Bethel Assembly of God Church.
Gary Geno Giovannoni and Dorothy Ann (Staudenmaier) Giovannoni will celebrate 50 years of marriage on June 12, 2010.
The couple first met at the Oakdale swimming pool, as children. They later met again and began dating while students at Oakdale High School and were married June 12, 1960 at St. John's Church in Valley Home. They have spent their entire married life in Oakdale.
Johnnie 'John' Ray Spier, 65, of Turlock died in Modesto on Wednesday, June 2.
He was born in Riverside. At a young age, he moved with his family to Oakdale where he attended grammar school. He was also a graduate of Oakdale High School. He lived in Oakdale for 30 years.
Reba Gillespie, 78, died Saturday, June 5 at Oak Valley Hospital.
Both the South San Joaquin and the Oakdale Irrigation Districts are in a fight for their lives against the federal government's misguided attempts at helping salmon and steelhead in the South Delta. Our two agencies have filed suit to stop the same government decision that shut the pumps down on the westside of the Central Valley and destroyed much of its agriculture and economy last year. That same decision (known as the Biological Opinion), if not changed, will do the same here on the Stanislaus River; significantly impacting our local communities.
The feds and their state counterparts are focused ...
The family of Patti Ulrich would like to thank everyone for their love, support and kindness at the time of their loss.
Last week a copy of an email was received from Melinda Koppinger, the departing editor of the Valley Home 4-H Bug asking members running for office in the upcoming fall 4-H club to submit letters telling what office they are seeking and why. This week I would like to share with Valley Home News column readers these letters.
United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner, Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Anthony D. Williams, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Special Agent in Charge Mark Wollman, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) Special Agent in Charge Stephen C. Herkins announced Thursday, June 3 that a federal grand jury sitting in Fresno returned a 12-count indictment against Mario Penaloza, 23, of Orange Cove; Javier Lopez-Estrada, aka Jose Esquivel-Torres, 27, of Oakdale; Mario Martinez-Botello, 31, of Albuquerque, New Mexico; Jesus Bucio-Mendoza, aka Miguel Mendoza Alvarez, 25, of Fresno; and Armando ...
The colorful costumes, the music, and the skillful acrobatics made the journey to Varekai a very unique and entertaining experience. The final act of twists, turns, and high flying action sure pleased the audience whom applauded continuously.The show will continue through Sunday, April 19 at the Stockton Arena, 248 West Fremont Street and tickets are still available. For more information visit www.stocktonlive.com.
U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) this week cast his vote in support of the State and Local Sales Tax Deduction Fairness Act of 2015 and the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015. Both these pieces of legislation aim to reduce the tax burden on American families and small businesses by eliminating unnecessary taxes and simplifying our existing tax code.
Although school was out for Spring Break, the diamond boys were hard at it this past week with tournament play. League play will resume this week for all three levels of play. Shown is a quick glance at how the teams fared over the vacation week.
DONALD RAY ELLIS, JR. "SONNY"
ANITA CHRISTINE MARKEY RHODES
BETTY M. VAN NORMAN
FRANCIS THEODORE 'TED' HEURING
WILLIAM (BILL) CARL OWEN
Birthday greeting for the month of April go out to: Denise Crom, Makenzie Ohe, Calab Coston, Jim Mc McCarthy, Megan Peterson, Michelle Muller, Jordan Ray, Eric Ulrich, Sharon Page, Lee Shearer, Jean Dyer, Joan Taylor, Steve Ingram, Ted Kassahn, Julie Mattox, Gary Shook, Barbara Hudelson, Teri Foster, Jim Rotelli, Cat Ulrich, Greg Burns, Gayle Diltz, Michelle Sturtevant, Pat Johnson, Maya Camara, Charlee Birdsong, Weston Sundberg and Julian Arias.
This week we remember fondly the man who was a friend to all! Mark Dickens was born and raised in Valley Home and in the years since his passing he is missed each and every day by all who knew and loved him.
Marie McAnally wasn't just interested in a cake and candles to commemorate her 83rd birthday; that would be too simple. According to McAnally's daughter Cindy Webb, she pondered her 'Bucket List' instead for ideas.
Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 5.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.88/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 0.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.39/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
The safety of the public, as well as law enforcement and first responders, frequently depends on a group of highly trained professionals who are heard far more often than they are seen. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) honors these skilled men and women during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, April 12 through 18, 2015.