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Fire Agencies Urge Caution

The promise of hot temperatures and a Fourth of July holiday that lands on a Saturday has fire agencies gearing up for a busy - and fun - holiday but warn that being caught with illegal fireworks could result in fines that range from $500 to $5,000.

July 01, 2009 | | Local News


CHP Plans Special Enforcement Period

As motorists prepare to head out onto the highway for some summer fun this Independence Day, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is doing its part to help keep the fireworks where they belong … in the sky. And with some advance planning, the CHP hopes this can be a safe celebration for everyone.

July 01, 2009 | | Local News


Edward Benedix

Edward Roy Benedix, 65, of Riverbank died on Friday, June 19 of natural causes at Alexander Cohen Hospice House.

June 24, 2009 | | Obituaries


Arlie Frazee

Arlie Leella (Wood) Frazee, 88, of Converse, TX died Sunday, June 14.

June 24, 2009 | | Obituaries


Shirley Minor

Shirley Harden Minor, 77, died Wednesday, June 17 at Casa de Modesto.

June 24, 2009 | | Obituaries


Jack Stockman

Jack Ray Stockman, 79, died Tuesday, June 16 in Redlands.

June 24, 2009 | | Obituaries


Doing The Right Thing

Dear Editor,

June 24, 2009 | | Your Views


Warm Send Off To City Employee

Dear Editor,

June 24, 2009 | | Obituaries


A Question Of Need

I am writing in regard to the article appearing in the June 17 edition of The Oakdale Leader, "Pint-sized Pet Cares for Owner." I enjoyed the story about the Escalon family adopting the special little dog Melody from the Oakdale Animal Shelter. How remarkable is this untrained dog? The mother of Melody's family, Michelle, is subject to seizures. This little dog can actually sense before Michele has a seizure and guides her to a safe and comfortable seat, thus keeping her safe from potentially falling and hurting herself. As noted in the article, Michelle also suffers from Parkinson's ...

June 24, 2009 | | Your Views


Preserve Safety Net

Dear Editor,

June 24, 2009 | | Your Views


Concern For Youth Programs

Dear Editor,

June 24, 2009 | | Your Views


Easton

Jeremy and Stephani Easton of Palo Alto welcomed the arrival of their daughter Emiko Mae Waston on May 10, 2009. The newborn weighed eight pounds, four ounces upon arrival at Lucille Packard Children's Hospital.

June 24, 2009 | | Birth Announcements


Eble

A girl, Evangalyne Eble was born June 11, 2009 to expectant parents Wayne and Tracey Eble of Modesto. The newborn weighted eight pounds, five ounces upon arrival at Oak Valley Hospital.

June 24, 2009 | | Birth Announcements


Knights Ferry News for June 24, 2009

The Knights Ferry Municipal Advisory Committee (MAC) will meet Thursday, June 25th at the clubhouse at 7:00 p.m. The Sheriffs Department and Animal Control are to speak. Also on the agenda is the Northern Corridor, the new route of the Oakdale Bypass coming from Salida and entering the highway around Lovers Leap, and the 500 kilovolt transmission lines that is proposed to come up the highway and go through Buena Vista on its way to New Melones. This power line would have towers up to 150 feet high. Some of the proposed route goes over homes and ranches ...

June 24, 2009 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News


Valley Home News for June 24, 2009

It is always nice to catch up on the activities of our young people that we have written about in the Valley Home News over the years. We received word from proud Grandmother, Shirley Butler, that granddaughter, Molly Smith graduated from California State University on June 14th. Molly graduated cum laude and honors, with a Bachelor in Political Science. Attending the ceremony were Molly's husband, Robert Smith, Molly's parents, Cheryl Morehead and Claus Bergstrom, and her husband's parents, Gary and Susan Smith of Oakdale, grandparents Ken and Shirley Butler, of Valley Home and former Valley Home residents ...

June 24, 2009 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


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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


KIMBERLY CHAPMAN

Kimberly was a CNA for over 20 years. She worked hard and was loved by many. She was a great mother, wife and friend. Kim was an amazing cook, she didn't need to follow a recipe . She is survived by husband Larry Dyer, daughter Kassandra Chapman, sisters Louise Manning and Christi Drewery, brother Nolan Chapman Jr., and nephews Joey Hemingway, Josh Hemingway and Kyle Hayes. She is preceded in death by her father, Nolan Chapman Sr, who passed away 4 days earlier. There will be a Celebration of Life on June 13th at 2pm at Nolan Chapman's house ...

June 10, 2015 | | Obituaries


SUZANN ( SUE) GALE

On Saturday July 16, 1955 Suzann (Sue) Gale made her grand entrance into this world. Born to Ward and Maryann Mercer in Pomona, California, she was the youngest of three children, welcomed home by big brother Mark and big sister Ginger. And on May 27, 2015 she again was welcomed home, this time into the arms of the Lord. She lost her battle with a debilitating disease after fighting valiantly for three and a half years. She is preceded in death by her parents and big brother Mark.

June 10, 2015 | | Obituaries


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