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Escalon Educator Dunbar Named Woman Of The Year

Assemblymember Kristin Olsen, of Riverbank, has honored Manteca educator and Escalon resident Tammy Brecht Dunbar as the 2016 Woman of the Year for the 12th Assembly District.

March 30, 2016 | | Local News

Ag Day Provides Info, Insight For Students

From learning the products of California to getting a chance for an up close look at some farm animals, the students at Valley Home School (kindergarten through eighth grade) were busy all day Thursday, with presentations from two different groups of FFA students.

March 30, 2016 | | Education

Teacher Fair Upcoming In Neighboring Modesto

The Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) is hosting a Teacher Recruitment Job Fair on Saturday, April 9 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at SCOE's downtown offices, 1100 H St., Modesto. This year's job fair is open to fully-credentialed teachers or intern-eligible candidates and credential completion candidates by August 2016 (verified by Program Completion letter or Intern Eligible letter) who pre-register on-line by Wednesday, March 30 at Admission is free. (Candidates who do not pre-register will be admitted into the fair at 10 a.m.)

March 30, 2016 | | Education

OHS Earns Championship Title At Occupational Expo

The students of Oakdale High School have once again left their mark on Stanislaus County Office of Education.

March 30, 2016 | | Education

Knights Ferry Students’ Annual Salmon Release

Students of Knights Ferry Elementary School recently took a hike to the Stanislaus River for the release of baby salmon.

March 30, 2016 | | Local News

Women’s Club Gathers

The April meeting of the Oakdale Women's Club will be at the Oakdale Country Club at noon on Tuesday, April 5. The menu is Turkey Pecan Croissant w/sliced fruit, and chocolate mousse for dessert. Attendees can order a salad instead, choices are Oriental salad, Cobb salad, or Spinach with strawberries salad. Call Elaine Hogg at 209-322-3338 to get your reservation in to her. The April program is Neighborhood Watch by Mike Hancock. All women of the area are invited even if they are not a member; they can come as a guest.

March 30, 2016 | | News Briefs

Spring Fest Springs Forth At Park

It was the 10th annual Kids Spring Fest on Saturday, hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Oakdale and the City of Oakdale, open to all area families and staged at Kerr Park.

March 30, 2016 | | Local News


Charles Lavern "Vern" Wilson, 84, of Sun City, AZ passed away on Good Friday (March 25, 2016) at his home following complications from Alzheimer's disease. Pop was born in Shawnee, OK on Jan. 12, 1932. Vern graduated from Fremont High School in 1950 and after attended Abilene Christian College, went into preaching the gospel which he did for over 50 years. He met and married Rosemarie Etchison in 1953 and they had four sons together; Tom (Loie) of Oakdale, Ted (Angela) of Chandler, AZ, Tim (Kelly) of Manteca, and Taylor of Fresno. Vern has one surviving brother, Don (82 ...

March 30, 2016 | | Obituaries

Classic Cars Ready To Roll Into Knights Ferry Saturday

The third annual Knights Ferry Classic Car Show is scheduled for this Saturday, April 2, expected to draw plenty of auto enthusiasts to the small community.

March 30, 2016 | | Local News

Trio Of Mustang Teams See Mixed Results

Three Oakdale sports teams hit the pool, the court and the links this past week with all recording mixed results. With the Valley Oak League season for some teams rapidly approaching the halfway mark, every victory counts.

March 30, 2016 | | Local Sports

Denham’s Office Plans Oakdale Stop

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) has announced Mobile District Office Hours for the month of April 2016. Mobile District Office Hours are an opportunity for 10th district residents to meet with the congressman and staff to hear more about his work in Washington, D.C. and the Central Valley, have their questions answered or get help with specific casework.

March 30, 2016 | | Local News


Kenneth Clay Barnette was born in Gainsville, TX, on August 24, 1932 and passed away March 3, 2016 in Vallecito, CA. A member of the National Guard for 40 years, he was an engineer for PG&E, loved woodworking and a member of the LDS church in Murphys.

March 30, 2016 | | Obituaries

Varsity Soccer Girls Split VOL Matches

Oakdale's (8-3-2, 1-1-0) varsity girls soccer team opened up their Valley Oak League (VOL) season this past week with mixed results. In their season opener, Oakdale came out on the wrong side of a 1-0 shutout on the road against Kimball (3-2-5, 1-1-0) on Monday, March 21. The Lady Mustangs flipped the script on Wednesday, March 23 when they went from being blanked, to dishing out a shutout of their own on the road against Weston Ranch (5-4-0, 0-2-0) with a 4-0 victory.

March 30, 2016 | | Local Sports

Varsity Girls Win 82nd Consecutive Dual Meet

Oakdale's varsity girls track and field team continued their Valley Oak League dominance with a 70-65 victory over Sierra on Thursday, March 24. The narrow victory pushed the girls' amazing dual meet winning streak to 82, as the team has not lost a VOL dual meet in 11 years. Helping lead the charge for the girls were Melody Johnson by winning a pair of the hurdle events. Johnson took both the 100 and 300 meter hurdles for the Lady Mustangs. The field events helped Oakdale to the strong finish with impressive and powerful displays by the throws team. Hannah ...

March 30, 2016 | | Local Sports

All Invited To FanFest At Banner Island Ballpark

For the third year in a row, the Stockton Ports Anchor Fund will host a FanFest, scheduled for Saturday, April 9 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Banner Island Ballpark.

March 30, 2016 | | Local Sports

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Social Media Rumor Of Threat Unfounded

On Wednesday, March 20, 2018, at about 10:15 p.m., Oakdale Police received a report of alleged threats made on Instagram regarding a possible ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Women’s History Events

In recognition of Women's History Month, activities planned at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton include the showing of a special film. "Liberated" will ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Art Show Slated

Oak Valley Art Society is getting ready for its annual Members Spring Art Show, to be held at the Escalon Library on Second Street. Dates ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Sign Ordinance Review Due

Oakdale residents will have the chance this evening, Wednesday, March 21, to offer some input on the city's sign ordinance. This will be the ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


The annual Can Tree Breakfast hosted by the Oakdale Realtors always pays big dividends for Oakdale Community Sharing. At a regular meeting earlier this month ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Cannon Blasts, Gunfire Bring Civil War To Life

Sunshine was fairly evident – chasing away the threat of rain – and the Civil War reenactments boomed through the Valley over the weekend, with the American ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

OHS Science Olympiad Team Advances

The Stanislaus County Regional Science Olympiad was hosted Saturday, March 3 at the MJC West Campus.

March 21, 2018 | | Education


Oakdale Junior High Colorguard recently took First Place at the Central Valley Guard and Percussion Circuit Competition. Photographed are: Emma Avila, Audriana Beltran, Jasmine Blunt ...

March 21, 2018 | | Education

Relay Meeting Set At Oak Valley Plaza

The next meeting for Team Captains for this year's Relay For Life is scheduled for Wednesday, March 21 at the Oak Valley Medical Plaza ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Community Briefs

Curves Food Drive

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

OJUSD Students Protest Peacefully

It was far from business as usual this past Wednesday, March 14 at Oakdale Junior and Senior high schools, but it was far from disruptive ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Longtime Oakdale Lions Club member James 'Jim' Tyson, a past president of the local service organization, works his shift at the griddle on Sunday morning ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Paving Project Impacts Highway Traffic

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is preparing to begin a highway improvement project that will repave 34 miles of State Route 108 and State ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Ag Lunch, Testicle Festival Slated

This week will be a busy one for the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce, with a couple of signature events on the schedule.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Museum Hosts Open House For Author

Knights Ferry Rancheria is a major focus in a pair of books, written by local resident Andrew Rico, with a gathering at the Oakdale Museum ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

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