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Knights Ferry News

As the year 2009 passed, so did long time Knights Ferrian Walt Taylor. Walt was raised in the Ferry, attending the Knights Ferry School with his three siblings, as did his parents, Bert and Mildred. He was a well-known cattleman, raising Charolais cattle. Walt was a 57 year member of the Knights Ferry I.O.O.F. Lodge, where he served up many a breakfast on the first Sunday of the month. He leaves behind his loving companion Virginia Gibson, sons, Pat, Mike and David and daughter Barbara, 20 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. His brother, Bob Taylor, survives him. Viewing ...

January 06, 2010 | MARY SUE SHEARER | Knights Ferry News


Valley Home News

Valley Home 4-H member Jenna Heaton and Garrett and Justin Martin traveled to the Arizona National Livestock Show this past week to show their animals. We received word that all three had an exciting time and did great showing of their animals and representing our Valley Home community very well. Congratulations to all three young people! Valley Home is proud of you!

January 06, 2010 | LAURA BURGHARDT | Valley Home News


Maria Del Carmen Cerda

Francisco and Virginia Cerda of Oakdale welcomed the arrival of their daughter, Maria Del Carmen Cerda, on December 25, 2009. The newborn weighed six pounds, 11 ounces upon arrival at Oak Valley Hospital.

January 06, 2010 | | Birth Announcements


Melanie Escoto

A girl, Melanie Escoto, was born December 7, 2009 to expectant parents Javier Escoto and Aracely Esquer of Oakdale. The newborn weighed five pounds, 11 ounces upon arrival at Oak Valley Hospital.

January 06, 2010 | | Birth Announcements


Ivan Godinez

Juan Luis Godinez and Blanca C. Becerra of Oakdale welcomed the arrival of their son, Ivan Godinez, on December 10, 2009. The newborn weighed six pounds, one ounce upon arrival at Oak Valley Hospital.

January 06, 2010 | | Birth Announcements


Madison America Leal

A girl, Madison America Leal, was born December 22, 2009 to expectant parents Hugo Leal and Laci Parker of Oakdale. The newborn weighed eight pounds, eight ounces upon arrival at Oak Valley Hospital.

January 06, 2010 | | Birth Announcements


Jacqueline Molina

Salvador Molina and Adriana Perez of Waterford welcomed the arrival of their daughter, Jacqueline Molina, on December 14, 2009. The newborn weighed eight pounds, nine ounces upon arrival at Oak Valley Hospital.

January 06, 2010 | | Birth Announcements


Emily Rose Ramirez

A girl, Emily Rose Ramirez, was born December 22, 2009 to expectant parents Omar and Rosalba Ramirez of Riverbank. The newborn weighed eight pounds, 10 ounces upon arrival at Oak Valley Hospital.

January 06, 2010 | | Birth Announcements


Top Businesses In Running For Honors

Doing business in today's economy certainly has its challenges, but several in the Oakdale area managed to shine brightly in 2009. The following are nominees for the Business of the Year honor, to be presented by the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce at its awards night on Friday, Jan. 15.

January 06, 2010 | | Local News


2009 Year In Review - July To December

State budget woes affected the schools and the city, resulting in job losses and cuts across the board. The schools and the city heard concerns about student safety in the town's crosswalks. New people captured seats on the irrigation district and school district boards. The irrigation district gave farmers a full rebate on water taxes. Spreading Con Agra's pond sediment became a concern for citizens. Swine Flu (H1N1) took the life of a local. It snowed in Oakdale.

January 06, 2010 | | Local News


Elias Limas Berroteran

Elias Limas Berroteran, 97, of Oakdale died Monday, Dec. 28, 2009.

January 06, 2010 | | Obituaries


Stewart Wells Bradley

Stewart Wells Bradley, 81, died Dec. 25, 2009 at his Oakdale home after a very long illness.

January 06, 2010 | | Obituaries


Don R. Coryell

Don R. Coryell, 59, died Friday, Dec. 25, 2009 at his Riverbank home.

January 06, 2010 | | Obituaries


Jill Elizabeth Looper

Jill Elizabeth Looper, 47, of Turlock died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009 in Turlock.

January 06, 2010 | | Obituaries


Walter J. ‘Walt’ Taylor

Walter J. 'Walt' Taylor, 81, died quietly on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009, shortly following surgery with his family by his side.

January 06, 2010 | | Obituaries


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Air Officials Urge July 4 Fireworks Restraint

As Independence Day approaches, local air officials remind Valley residents that July 4 fireworks increase levels of dangerous particulate matter (PM) and pose a health threat to themselves and their neighbors. Historically, the Valley experiences dangerous particulate levels four or five times higher than the health based federal standards. These spikes are largely attributable to personal fireworks use throughout Valley neighborhoods.

July 02, 2015 | | Local News


State Backtracks On H20 Curtailment

The Oakdale Irrigation District reported on Wednesday, June 24 that state attorneys backed away from curtailment notices directed at more than 200 senior water rights holders in California, now saying they were "courtesy notices" and "advisory" only.

July 01, 2015 | | Local News


Pump Price Relief Prompts

There's good news and bad news. First, the good news: We're still saving money on gasoline. The bad news? Your government wants more of it in their hands, not yours.

June 29, 2015 | | Local News


Mustangs Suit Up For Gridiron Action

The summer is off to a sizzling start but it will not be long before the boys of fall take over Oakdale. Like National Football League (NFL) teams, the Oakdale High School varsity football team is currently prepping for the upcoming season. Several members of the Mustang squad headed up to Placer High School recently to participate in a multi-team training camp.

June 24, 2015 | | Local Sports


OBA, All-Star Teams Battle In Tournament

Five teams participated in the four-day annual Oakdale Baseball Association (OBA) Come As You Are tournament this past week. The action began on Wednesday, June 17 and came to a close on Saturday, June 20 under the lights of Fair Oaks Field at Fair Oaks Elementary School. The 12 and under division ballplayers geared up to play under the blazing afternoon sun and under the cool breeze and lights for their night games and put on a show for their fans, family and friends.

June 24, 2015 | | Local Sports


Gas Prices Still Top $3 Per Gallon

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 4.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.20/gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.80/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

June 23, 2015 | | Local News


Berryhill Opens Oakdale Office

It was a large and appreciative crowd that gathered on Thursday afternoon, as Senator Tom Berryhill officially opened an Oakdale District Office. It is the first time a state legislative district office has been in Oakdale, said Berryhill officials, and the event was marked with a barbecue, music, presentations from Chambers of Commerce and the City of Oakdale, along with recognition from fellow legislators, and a ceremonial ribbon cutting by Senator Berryhill.

June 17, 2015 | | Local Business


H. LEONARD VALK

A memorial will be held for H. Leonard Valk on Saturday June 27th at 11

June 17, 2015 | | Obituaries


DONALD RAY PETERSON

Donald Ray Peterson passed from this life May 28, 2015 after a battle with cancer. He passed quietly with his longtime partner Lydia Montoya by his side. He was 80 years old.

June 17, 2015 | | Obituaries


JOHN HERBERT CARLILE JR.

John rode his heavenly motorcycle on that golden path into the clouds. He will be missed by family and friends. John lived his whole life in Oakdale and went to Oakdale High School. He joined the Army and did his tour in Vietnam until he was honorably discharged in 1967. After the Army he drove long haul trucks for many years before going to work for a can company where he retired. John was the son of John and Bernice Carlile and brother to Claudora (Leo) Carrillo. He also leaves behind his niece Kristine (Ron) Helms, his nephew Randal (Jannelle ...

June 17, 2015 | | Obituaries


Up And Down Week For Gas Prices

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 6.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.24/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 5.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.81/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

June 15, 2015 | | Local News


Red Cross Issues Tips To Beat The Heat

Dangerously hot weather will likely hit the region many times this summer, and the American Red Cross wants to remind everyone of the steps they should take to stay safe when the temperatures rise.

June 13, 2015 | | Local News


Escalon’s Big Dipper Marks Anniversary

All are welcome to come celebrate The Big Dipper's one-year anniversary.

June 12, 2015 | | Local News


Gators Kick Off 2015 Swim Season

The Oakdale Gators Swim team kicked off the 2015 swim season on Saturday, June 6 at the Oakdale Aquatic Center. The first meet of the season hosted a large number of attendees for the Oakdale Swim Team's recreational group. Children as young as the age of 5 were ready to compete and take to the water, swimming in 25-yard events. The meet concluded shortly after 1:30 p.m.

June 10, 2015 | | Local Sports


Thelma Mae Fields Pruitt

Thelma Mae Fields Pruitt went home to be with our Lord surrounded by her family at home on Friday May 29, 2015. She was 78 years old. Mimi, as she was lovingly called, was born on August 13, 1936 in Grove, Oklahoma to William and Bernice Fields. She was one of ten children. Her family moved to California when she was 15 and Oakdale has been her home for the past 60 years. She is preceded in death and now blessedly reunited with her husband Kent Pruitt, her son Ron Pruitt , her grandson Kliff Pruitt and 6 brothers and sisters ...

June 10, 2015 | | Obituaries


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