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By JASON CAMPBELL

July 26, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


Strategies To Help Save $$ On Back To School Supplies

Back to school season can be as expensive for parents as it is exciting for students. Once the initial letdown of the end of summer vacation wears off, many kids are excited to return to school, where they can see their friends, study their favorite subjects and participate in extracurricular activities.

July 26, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


Donation Deadline Approaching For Operation Homefront Effort

Thursday, Aug. 11 will be the last chance to donate to military families served by Operation Homefront's Back-to-School Brigade. Operation Homefront and Dollar Tree Inc. partner through this program to provide military families with school supplies that Dollar Tree customers donate.

July 26, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


Take Time To Adjust To A Healthier Diet

Change often requires an adjustment period. Men and women who switch jobs may need a few weeks before they feel fully comfortable in a new office, while students changing schools may also need some time to adapt to their new surroundings.

July 26, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


Golf Tournament Trio Helps Raise Boyett Program Funds

The Make Dreams Real Endowment Fund hosted its 27th Annual Golf Tournament on Thursday, May 19 at Del Rio, Oakdale and Turlock Golf and Country Clubs. MDR welcomed 281 golfers at this year's tournament and nearly 60 volunteers. Make Dreams Real Endowment Fund was founded by the late Carl Boyett, CEO of Boyett Petroleum and his family. Carl's son, Dale Boyett, President of Boyett Petroleum was eager to continue Carl's beloved legacy and keep the tournament scheduled as planned prior to Carl's unexpected passing last November.

July 26, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


More On Medicare

Choosing Your Age-

July 26, 2016 | | Local Columns


Practical Money Skills

Encouraging Good Financial Habits In Kids

July 26, 2016 | | Local Columns


HARE-RAISING

Young Sophie Jenkins, a member of Sierra 4-H, looks on with a little trepidation as she and her mini rabbit go through the judging process at the Stanislaus County Fair on Thursday, July 14. Several local youngsters were involved in 4-H and FFA activities at the fair, with a number of residents also entering a variety of fair competitions. Look for results in a future issue of The Leader.

July 20, 2016 | | Local News


UC Merced Students Benefit From Grant $$

Undergraduate humanities students at the University of California, Merced, will gain valuable research opportunities and support for their transitions into graduate studies and scholarly careers, thanks to a new program that will serve 60 students over the next three years.

July 20, 2016 | | Local News


County Office Of Education Seeks Backpack Donations

The start of a new school year is an exciting time for most children, but for homeless children, this is a time open to emotional and academic challenges. Without even the most basic supplies, these students start at a disadvantage that only gets worse as the school year progresses. The Stanislaus County Office of Education aims to provide local homeless and at-risk youth with new backpacks and school supplies – tools they need to achieve academic success. To that end, SCOE's Operation Backpack Drive is on now through Thursday, July 28. Backpacks, school supplies or cash donations can be made ...

July 20, 2016 | | Local News


Red Dirt And Gold Dust Angels Camp Music Fest

Grab a cowboy hat and low-back lawn chair or blanket and settle under the shade of heritage oaks at the first ever Red Dirt and Gold Dust Music Fest (RDGDMF), set for Saturday, Aug. 6 in Angels Camp.

July 20, 2016 | | Local News


Keep Pets Cool, Comfortable And Safe During Hot Weather

Summer may be a time for vacations and recreational activities for human beings, but pets may not be privy to the same luxuries. Summer recreation may not always include our four-legged friends, as summer heat and other issues can pose a threat to companion animals. As a result, pet parents must make pet safety a priority when the weather heats up.

July 20, 2016 | | Local News


La Grange Odd Fellows Schedule Catfish Dinner

It's summer time and the catfish are jumpin' in La Grange.

July 20, 2016 | | News Briefs


Valley Food Competition Highlights New Products

The 2016 Fresno Food Expo is excited to debut 33 innovative new products, varietals and packaging concepts that were entered into the New Product Awards from 28 different Central California businesses. Now in its fourth year, the New Product Awards, presented by Baker Peterson Franklin CPA, LLP, have become a strategic opportunity for participating businesses to launch new products. This year's products range from freeze-dried organic fruits and craft beers made with locally grown ingredients to infused olive oils, craft chocolate, gourmet nuts and nut butters, healthy snacks and everything in between, even all natural dog treats, which showcase ...

July 20, 2016 | | Local News


Clear The Shelters Event Scheduled For Saturday

Clear the Shelters, a successful nationwide pet adoption drive that took the country by storm, will be held this year on Saturday, July 23.

July 20, 2016 | | Local News


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Bringing to life old stories of the Bay Area

The San Francisco Dungeon is the first attraction of its kind in North America and brings to life the stories of the old Bay Area ...

April 23, 2018 | | 209 LIVING


Where To See Or Not To See Shakespeare

By DENNIS WYATT

April 23, 2018 | | 209 LIVING


Barbara Bush: Saying The Unexpected

I've always admired Barbara Bush. Like millions of others I was saddened to hear about her declining health and then recent death. Many television ...

April 23, 2018 | | Local Columns


Allocating Small Business Income

By RUSSELL GLOOR

April 23, 2018 | | Local Columns


May Concert, Auditions At West Side Theatre

Red Dog Ash and North Country Blue will take the stage at the West Side Theatre in Newman on Saturday, May 5. Doors open at ...

April 23, 2018 | | 209 LIVING


May Concert, Auditions At West Side Theatre

Red Dog Ash and North Country Blue will take the stage at the West Side Theatre in Newman on Saturday, May 5. Doors open at ...

April 23, 2018 | | 209 LIVING


Culinary Institute Of America Hosts Food Conversation

The CIA at Copia, The Culinary Institute of America's newest venture in downtown Napa, will present Conversations at Copia: Terroir on Sunday, May 6 ...

April 23, 2018 | | 209 LIVING


Nearly Life-Sized Dinosaurs Stomp And Roar At Fair

Get ready to tremble at a growling, 15-foot-tall T-rex; observe dinosaur mothers tend their broods; examine a nestful of eggs prepare to hatch and so ...

April 23, 2018 | | 209 LIVING


Highland Games, Celtic Gathering Slated For June

The annual Mother Lode Highland Games and Celtic Gathering returns to the Shenandoah Valley Wine Region in Plymouth, California on June 9 and 10.

April 23, 2018 | | 209 LIVING


River Road Closure Tuesday

In preparation for the upcoming traffic shift onto the eastern half of the new bridge over the Stanislaus River, construction crews will be paving and ...

April 23, 2018 | | Local News


FEEL THE LOVE

This year's Love Oakdale is scheduled for Saturday, April 21. Volunteers will gather for a kickoff rally at the Oakdale Community Park on South ...

April 18, 2018 | | Local News


Invasive Species Artwork Sought By Fish And Wildlife

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) invites young artists and future biologists to enter the 2018 California Invasive Species Youth Art Contest. This ...

April 18, 2018 | | Local Sports


Consolidated Fire Offers Weed Abatement Tips

After the spring rains and with the warmer weather starting to take hold, Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District officials remind residents to focus on weed ...

April 18, 2018 | | Local News


Track Runs Away From Lathrop In Home Meet

Oakdale High School's boys and girls track and field teams dominated visiting Lathrop on Thursday, April 12. The boys team defeated Lathrop 101-26 and ...

April 18, 2018 | | Local Sports


Ecological Tours Offered On April Weekends

Going on throughout the month of April, weekends will feature Ecological Reserve Tours at Elkhorn Slough, scheduled through the California Department of Fish and Wildlife ...

April 18, 2018 | | Local Sports


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