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Leonel Ray ‘Sonny’ Ward

Leonel Ray 'Sonny' Ward, 77, died Sunday, Feb. 28 at Oak Valley Hospital.

March 03, 2010 | | Obituaries


Rafferty, Lang Announce June Wedding

James Rafferty and April Jeannine Lang have announced their plans to wed in mid June.

March 03, 2010 | | Engagements


Millers Celebrate Golden Anniversary

Robert C. Miller and Sharon L. (McGee) Miller celebrated 50 years of marriage on February 21, 2010.

The couple became high school sweethearts, while attending Oakdale High School. They currently reside in Peoria, Oklahoma. Mr. Miller is retired and Mrs. Miller owns an H&R Block franchise in Baxter Springs, Kansas.

March 03, 2010 | | Anniversaries


FYI - Limit Predation Saves Salmon

"One fish. Two fish … Some are red. And some are blue. Some are old. And some are new. Some are sad. And some are glad. And some are very, very bad." These lines from a famous Dr. Seuss book also symbolize the current imbalance of native Chinook salmon to non-native predator fish in the Delta waterways.

March 03, 2010 | ALLEN SHORT Modesto Irrigation District | Other Views


How To Protect Against Vehicle Burglary

Within the past few weeks the Oakdale Police Department has seen an increase in vehicle burglaries throughout the City of Oakdale. Because of this, vehicle burglaries are becoming one of the most common crimes occurring within the City of Oakdale. Here are some simple helpful tips to avoid becoming a victim of a vehicle burglary.

March 03, 2010 | DET. G. H. MANRIQUEZ Oakdale Police Department | Other Views


Lights, Camera, Action - What Is The Best Movie Ever?

The red carpet has been delivered and giant size gold statues will once again be the accessories of choice as set crews prepare the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood for the 82nd Annual Academy Awards on Sunday, March 7.

March 03, 2010 | | 209 CELEBRATIONS


Schools Join In Read Across America

Fair Oaks Elementary School Principal David Kindred made a special visit to Linda Kraus' second grade class at Sierra View Elementary School on Feb. 26 to kick off Read Across America, which was on March 2. Kindred read "Cat in the Hat" by Dr. Seuss, and taught a draw-along lesson of the Cat in the Hat to Kraus' students.

"Mr. Kindred has been a guest in my room for the previous three years," Kraus said. "I invite him in each year to do this lesson in preparation for Read Across America Day, which is March 2, Dr. Seuss' birthday."

March 03, 2010 | | Education


Sierra View’s Willy Wonka, Jr. Tickets On Sale

Oompa Loompas, candy creations, and Willy Wonka will take center stage at Sierra View Elementary School in its upcoming student performance of Roald Dahl's "Willy Wonka, Jr." The elementary students have been rehearsing almost daily since late January with help from Oakdale High School drama teacher Bryan Mills and some of his drama students.

March 03, 2010 | | Local News


Friendships And Finalists - Wallace Earns 2011 Junior Miss Medallion

Oakdale High School Junior Emily Wallace has earned the medallion as Oakdale's Junior Miss 2011.

March 03, 2010 | | Local News


KNIGHTS FERRY NEWS

Thursday, March 4th is the Knights Ferry Community Club meeting at 7:00p.m. at the clubhouse. It is a dessert meeting. Please bring any raffle prizes you have collected so far for the spaghetti dinner. Gayle or Lisa will be collecting the prizes. The spaghetti dinner will be March 20th at the clubhouse at 5:00p.m. after the last Civil War battle.

The Civil War will come to the Ferry March 20 and 21. The American Civil Was Association sponsors this. It is a step back in time to enjoy the living history of the lives of the ...

March 03, 2010 | MARY SUE SHEARER | Knights Ferry News


VALLEY HOME NEWS

Valley Home residents are looking forward to two evenings of fun this month starting off with the Valley Home School PTC sponsored 2nd Annual Bunko Night being held on Friday evening, March 12th. Dinner will commence at 6 p.m. in the School Multipurpose room with the game of Bunko beginning at 7 p.m. Remember that seating is limited for the fun event so interested parties should give Lisa a call @ 840-3178, Cindy @ 840-1365 or Shelley @ 484-2547 to purchase tickets for the event.

March 03, 2010 | LAURA BURGHARDT | Valley Home News


KNIGHTS FERRY NEWS

Get out your calendar, electronic or on paper, and jot down these March happenings: March 4th – Community Club dessert meeting at 7:00 p.m. at the clubhouse, finalizing Spaghetti dinner plans. March 7th – Breakfast Sunday at the Odd Fellows Hall on Main Street. March 10th – Garden Club at Elaine Holts home. March 11th – School Board meeting at 6:00 p.m., March 13th – Benny's ball feed at the clubhouse. March 20 and 21 - Civil War reenactment. March 20th – annual Spaghetti Dinner at the clubhouse, with a great raffle. March 27th – Knights Ferry Parent/Faculty Club Silent/Live Auction ...

February 24, 2010 | MARY SUE SHEARER | Knights Ferry News


VALLEY HOME NEWS

We have just received a message from Lisa Jones, president of Valley Home School PTC. She would like to thank everyone for their continued support, hard work and dedication for Valley Home School's fundraisers. She states with everyone's help the PTC has been able to provide students, teachers and staff with the essentials that our school budget lacks. With that in mind, Valley Home PTA members are approaching a great event next month that will be a "ton of fun" and we hope that you plan to join us at our 2nd Annual Bunko Night. Bunko is a ...

February 24, 2010 | LAURA BURGHARDT | Valley Home News


Swept Up By The Games

They've been hard to escape; if you haven't heard re-caps on the news or found them as you wield the TV remote, chances are you have talked about them at work or with the family over dinner. And there are many stories to tell, as the Winter Olympics in Vancouver play out on the ski slopes, the ice rinks, the skeleton and luge tracks.

February 24, 2010 | | Local Columns


Council Action Appreciated

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February 24, 2010 | | Your Views


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Mosquito Abatement Efforts Under Way

The California State Legislature has declared the week of April 19 as "West Nile Virus and Mosquito and Vector Control Awareness Week." Stanislaus County health officials have announced mosquito surveillance and control activities have been initiated by Eastside Mosquito Abatement District and Turlock Mosquito Abatement District. Residents are urged to play their part by eliminating standing water on their property and informing their local mosquito abatement district if they are being bitten by mosquitoes. West Nile virus has already been detected within California this year, most notably in neighboring Alameda and Santa Clara counties, along with Los Angeles County.

April 23, 2015 | | Local News


Vegas Event Features Double Win For Enders-Stevens

The 16th annual NHRA Summit Nationals featured several upsets and close racing in all three of the professional categories.

April 22, 2015 | MIKE BURGHARDT | Local Sports


Valley Home News 4-22-15

Homemade pie, delicious ice cream and a heartwarming silent cowboy movie will welcome everyone this Saturday, April 25th at St John's/St Luke's Church. The fun will begin at 2:00 p.m. and is an ongoing fundraiser for the "church well fund." We hope everyone will attend and enjoy this very special day! St John's/St Luke's church is located at 4606 Michigan Avenue in Valley Home. All are welcome, your presence would be very much appreciated.

April 22, 2015 | WINNIE MULLINS | Valley Home News


Knights Ferry News 4-22-15

Knights Ferry School went to Gratton School for a Spelling Bee. Those attending were: 2nd grade-Lily Sturtevant and Jenna O'Neil, 3rd grade-Trent Esteves, Carson Sundberg and Gracie Anderson, 4th grade-River McCarthy, Mason O'Neil and Grace Harden, 5th grade-Luke Dickens, Dakota Voortman and Hayden Cassaretto, 6th grade-Dean Dodge, Olivia Doshas and Jude Krick, 7th grade-Braden Sousa and Matthew Wolf, 8th grade-Tyden Baker, Wyatt Dickens and Dayne Sturtevant. Congratulations go out to River McCarthy on placing third!

April 22, 2015 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News


Bushwacker Parade Entry Kudos

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April 22, 2015 | | Your Views


Paisley Bernice Perruquet

A girl, Paisley Bernice Perruquet, was born Jan. 1, 2015 to expectant parents Jason Perruquet and Jennifer Pritchard of Escalon. The newborn weighed seven pounds, 11½ ounces upon arrival at Doctor's Hospital in Modesto.

April 22, 2015 | | Birth Announcements


ALICE CATHERINE MICHELTORENA

ALICE CATHERINE MICHELTORENA

April 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


BRANDY RAE HENDERSON

BRANDY RAE HENDERSON

April 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


FRANCIS THEODORE ‘TED’ HEURING

FRANCIS THEODORE 'TED' HEURING

April 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


KATHRYN “KAY” RUTH MURPHY

KATHRYN "KAY" RUTH MURPHY

April 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


BETTY ANNETTA OLSEN MENDENHALL

BETTY ANNETTA OLSEN MENDENHALL

April 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Drivers See Slight Hike At Gas Pump

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 3.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.92/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 6.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.45/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

April 20, 2015 | | Local News


Cirque du Soleil At The Arena

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.

April 18, 2015 | | Local News


Denham In Favor Of Tax Simplification

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.

April 16, 2015 | | Local News


Mustang Baseball Teams See Spring Break Action

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.

April 15, 2015 | | High School Sports


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