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Geraldine Estelle ‘Jeri’ Sams

Geraldine Estelle 'Jeri' Sams, 78, of Oakdale died peacefully on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at home surrounded by her family.

October 30, 2013 | | Obituaries


Diane ‘Deni’ Skavdahl

Diane 'Deni' Skavdahl, 69, died Friday, Oct. 18 of pneumonia, surrounded by her daughter Christy, and dear friends Sissy Stroud, Trudi Erickson, Bea Espinoza, and Gaye and Katie Steeley.

October 30, 2013 | | Obituaries


Joseph Edward Stadler

Joseph Edward Stadler, 88, died Wednesday, Oct. 17 after a brief illness at Oak Valley Hospital.

October 30, 2013 | | Obituaries


Arrest Made In Monday Bomb Threat

Oakdale Police responded to a reported bomb threat shortly before 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28 in a call that prompted a 'shelter in place' for students at nearby Oakdale High School.

October 28, 2013 | | Local News


Operation Fog Ready To Kick In

During the winter months, San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced Counties are plagued by extremely dense fog which poses a severe hazard to drivers. Typically the fog season begins during the month of November and continues through February. Despite this predictable seasonal occurrence, multi-vehicle accidents are commonplace due to the combination of fog, excessive speeds and traffic congestion.

October 25, 2013 | | Local News


PLAYOFF BOUND

Oakdale's varsity Stampede squad lines up in action on Saturday against the Turlock 49ers, playing their way to a 48-14 victory, sitting on top of the division at 9-0 and ready to wrap up the regular season hosting Los Banos on Oct. 26 at The Corral. They start the playoffs on Nov. 2 at home. Other games Saturday saw the JV Stampede fall 21-0 and the Pee Wee team take a 27-7 loss. Action earlier this month against the Buhach Thunder resulted in a varsity win (36-0) and losses for the JV (38-0) and Pee Wee (13-7) Stampede squads.

October 23, 2013 | | Local Sports


Seniors Capture Powder Puff Championship

For the second year in a row, the Class of 2014 – "Best You've Seen" according to their motto – claimed the Homecoming Week Powder Puff championship.

October 23, 2013 | | Local Sports


Crucial Valley Oak League Victory For Mustang Homecoming

Homecoming Week is only considered complete when the varsity football team comes up with a victory.

October 23, 2013 | NICHOLAS HOPPING | Local Sports


Knights Ferry News Week of October 23, 2013

Movie night was a preview of Halloween. Children and adults came in costume to enjoy the treats, the movie "Hocus Pocus" and popcorn. There were many great costumes including two who were covered head to toe in a spandex type multi colored outfit. Don't know who they were! It was a fun night in the clubhouse.

October 23, 2013 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News


Valley Home News Week of October 23, 2013

The Valley Home Hawks welcomed the Knights Ferry football and volleyball teams this past Friday. Both teams played great and had a great time. Once again Mr. Mike had the field looking great even adding red, white and blue in the end zones. Valley Home would like to thank Knights Ferry for making the trip to play the Hawks. We certainly need to mention the super snack bar run by school staff. It's amazing how many hats one must wear in a small school setting. The day would not have happened without the great coaches from both schools...a ...

October 23, 2013 | | Valley Home News


Floyd Wilberg

Floyd Anthony 'Till' Wilberg, 87, died Thursday, Oct. 17 in Oakdale, after a brief illness.

October 23, 2013 | | Obituaries


Milton Cropper

Milton Cropper, 77, of Riverbank died Sunday, Oct. 20, surrounded by his loved ones.

October 23, 2013 | | Obituaries


Didi’s Dogs – Thrill Of The Chase

DEAR DIDI: I have an eight-month old black lab. She has so much energy. We read your column faithfully and value your opinion. My son likes to play laser light with Sassy and she is nuts for the game. Our vet mentioned that laser light play isn't good for her eyes. What do you think? – Lathrop Dog Mommy

October 23, 2013 | Dierdra McElroy | Didi's Dogs


School Board – Candidates Vie For Three Seats

There will be races for the Oakdale, Knights Ferry, and Valley Home school districts' board seats in the Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 Consolidated District Election.

October 23, 2013 | | Education


Homecoming Week Wraps

Homecoming Week festivities wrapped up successfully on Friday, Oct. 18 when the Oakdale High School Mustangs beat Sierra High School at the OHS Corral by a 24-17 final in Friday night football. The satisfying win (See story, photos in Sports, Page B1) capped a busy week that also saw a repeat Powder Puff victory by the Class of 2014 (Page B2) and the crowning of new royalty in the Homecoming Court.

October 23, 2013 | | Local News


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Early Returns Show Santos Maintaining OID Seat

Unofficial results in the April 25 recall election for Oakdale Irrigation District Director Linda Santos showed with just under 500 votes counted, the 'No' votes ...

April 26, 2017 | | Local News


Local Students Gear Up For Academic Pentathlon

Stanislaus County junior high school students are gearing up for the 13th Annual Stanislaus County Academic Pentathlon, including pentathletes from Oakdale Junior High School.

April 26, 2017 | | Education


Veterans Commission Pays Visit To Oakdale

Members of the Stanislaus County Veterans Advisory Commission made an appearance at the Oakdale City Council Chambers on Monday evening, April 24. The commission, according ...

April 26, 2017 | By RAYMOND GIBSON Special To The Leader | Local News


Community Briefs

Women's Luncheon

April 26, 2017 | | Local News


Military News

U.S. Air Force Airman Andrew Howard graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

April 26, 2017 | | Local News


POLICE BEAT

NOTICE – The names and incidents printed in the Police Log are obtained from the daily log of the Oakdale Police Department, which is a public ...

April 26, 2017 | | Crime


Economic Corridor Updated

Caltrans has completed the $51 million repaving and restoration project to improve Interstate 5 (I-5) from the I-205 Interchange near Tracy in San Joaquin County ...

April 26, 2017 | | Local News


International Program Recruiting Host Families

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE), in cooperation with your community high school, is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ...

April 26, 2017 | | Local Columns


Car, Motorcycle Show Set At 50’s Roadhouse In May

All auto enthusiasts in the area are invited to come join in the Car and Motorcycle Show on Saturday, May 6 from 10 a.m ...

April 26, 2017 | | Local News


Valley Home News

Don't be left out! Tickets are still available for our Valley Home School Dinner Dance. Call the school office at 209-847-0117. So much fun ...

April 26, 2017 | | Valley Home News


Knights Ferry News

The clouds gave way to beautiful sun for the Peddler's Faire on Sunday. The day started with a breakfast at the Odd Fellows Hall ...

April 26, 2017 | | Knights Ferry News


Immigration Info Offered

Immigration policy training for families and community members presented by Central Valley Immigrant Integration Collaborative, Jesus Martinez, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, Allison Davenport, and Stanislaus ...

April 26, 2017 | | Local News


Friday Night Benefit

Plan to attend a Friday night fundraiser, April 28 at Oakdale High School, featuring soccer games, silent auction, food, raffle drawings, entertainment and more.

April 26, 2017 | | Local News


Oakdale Rescue Mission Schedules Burger Fest May 6

Mark the calendar for Saturday, May 6 and plan to attend the Oakdale Rescue Mission 'Burger Fest' at Community United Methodist Church, 1480 Poplar St ...

April 26, 2017 | | Local News


Oakdale Garden Club Sets Annual Salad Bar Luncheon

Tickets are now available for the Tuesday, May 16 Oakdale Garden Club Annual Scholarship Salad Bar Fundraiser, to be offered at the Gene Bianchi Community ...

April 26, 2017 | | Local News


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