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Oakdale Opens VOL Following Bye Week

Oakdale football is coming into Valley Oak League (VOL) action rested. The varsity team was on a bye this past Friday night and has its sights set on another VOL title. This Friday night Oakdale opens the season on the road when they travel to take on the East Union Lancers in Manteca.

September 20, 2017 | | Local Sports


Safety First Can Help Prevent Sports Eye Injuries

Active children have the advantage of being in good physical shape and keeping their weight in check. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say one in five children are considered overweight or obese, but being engaged in a sport or other activity promotes exercise, which can be a good thing for both physical and mental health.

September 20, 2017 | | Local Sports


Golfers Remain Unbeaten

Six Valley Oak League contests so far this season have resulted in six wins for the Oakdale High School girls golf team.

September 20, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Often I see fishermen point at an area or spot and say "It looks good over there!" For someone who's new to the sport he or she may wonder to themselves what exactly are they looking for? First, you have to realize that fish live under water and not on top of the water. Part of the learning process for anglers, is their ability to distinguish between what looks good to them and what the fish may be attracted to. You would be amazed at the amount of spots that get very little fishing pressure because they don't ...

September 20, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Runners Pull Double Duty With VOL, Invite Meets

Following nearly two weeks off for the Oakdale High School cross country team, the boys and girls competed in a pair of races this past week. On Thursday, Sept. 14 the teams headed to Eagal Lakes in Tracy for the first Valley Oak League Meet.

September 20, 2017 | | Local Sports


JOHN ROGER WILLMS

John Roger Willms, 66, of Knights Ferry, California passed away Saturday, September 9, 2017 in Pleasanton, CA. He was born April 19, 1951 in Oakdale, CA to Raymond and Marjorie Willms. John attended grammar school at Cloverland Elementary in Oakdale, was a 1969 Graduate of Oakdale High School, and Modesto Junior College. After attending MJC, he joined the Army National Guard and got his basic training at Ft. Bragg, NC. John worked at Oakdale Feed and Seed, Bovine Test Center, Hamilton Hay, worked with Algie Pulley (golf course designer) and lastly at Farmers Livestock Market.

September 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


RUTH ELAINE (HUNTERS) ETHIER

After a life full of love, laughter, and family, Ruth Elaine Hunters Ethier, age 94½, passed away peacefully, at home, surrounded by her loving family on Monday, September 11, 2017.

September 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


Special Fire Board Meeting Set

The regular Board of Directors meeting of Thursday, Sept. 14 for the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District has been cancelled. Originally set for 6 p.m. Thursday at the Station 26 meeting room at 3318 Topeka St., Riverbank, the regular meeting has been cancelled but a special session will be held in its place.

September 14, 2017 | | Local News


Volunteers Prepare For Saturday River Cleanup

The Stanislaus River near the Cost Less shopping center in Oakdale will be one of two local sites for a cleanup of the river this weekend.

September 13, 2017 | | Local News


SIP, SPARKLE, POP!

SONOMA - It's 11 a.m. on a Monday morning, which seems like an excellent time to be sitting on a sun-splashed patio, gazing out at dappled green vineyards and surrounded by big bottles of tiny bubbles.

September 13, 2017 | By MICHELLE LOCKE Associated Press | 209 LIVING


ALBERT JOHNSON

Albert Johnson passed away peacefully on September 8, 2017 in Modesto surrounded by his family.

September 13, 2017 | | Obituaries


PLACES IN THE 209 Now an extra hour to savor Lodi’s wine

LODI – Lodi's window into its world of wine, the Lodi Wine and Visitor Center, is remaining open until 6 p.m. on weekdays starting Monday, Sept. 11, giving visitors an extra hour to taste the awesome that is Lodi.

September 13, 2017 | | 209 LIVING




Stampede Scoreboard

With early deadlines for the Labor Day holiday The Leader was unable to post any CenCal Youth Football scores in the Sept. 6 edition. Here is a recap of the Oakdale Stampede from weeks two and three of the season, as well as a look ahead to week four.

September 13, 2017 | | Local Sports


Sports Slate

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 13

September 13, 2017 | | Local Sports


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Early Morning Stabbing Behind Quik Stop

Oakdale Police are investigating an early morning stabbing and are on the lookout for possible suspects.

October 19, 2017 | | Local News


KARIN LAVERDA BRICKER (COLE)

Karin passed away in the early hours of Sunday, October 8th, at home surrounded by her loving family.

October 18, 2017 | | Obituaries


SACRAMENTO MUSEUMS Scary, fun & festive activities for fall season

SACRAMENTO -In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that ...

October 18, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


COIT TOWER San Francisco’s best vantage point

By DENNIS WYATT

October 18, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Host Families Being Sought

Council for Educational Travel USA (CETUSA), a non-profit high school organization, is currently looking for volunteer Host Families to host incoming students participating in their ...

October 18, 2017 | | Local News


Veterans Assistance At Mobile Offices

Many veterans feel confused about benefits and services they've earned. There's so much to know ... and so many changes from one year to ...

October 18, 2017 | | Local News


Claims Expediting Notice Issued By Commission

California State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones issued a notice to insurers asking them to agree to expedited claims handling procedures for wildfire damage claims in ...

October 18, 2017 | | Local News


Letters to the Editor

OID Election Important

October 18, 2017 | | From Our Readers


Community Briefs

Young Eagles Day

October 18, 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 ...

October 18, 2017 | | Crime


Area Gasoline Prices Show Slight Decline

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 2.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.86/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

October 18, 2017 | | Local News


Draft Rail Plan Supports Amtrak, ACE Expansion

Caltrans has released its Draft 2018 State Rail Plan, which features near-term improvements for the two services managed by the San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission ...

October 18, 2017 | | Local News


PARK IN PERIL

With the annual Veterans' Day services fast approaching, one Oakdale resident is concerned about the deterioration she is seeking at Fish Memorial Park in the ...

October 18, 2017 | | Local News


Valley Home News

It's here! This Saturday, October 21st is our Valley Home School Harvest Festival! The fun begins at 5:30 p.m. and continues through ...

October 18, 2017 | | Valley Home News


Knights Ferry News

Knights Ferry School had a very busy week! On Thursday, they hosted Roberts Ferry for volleyball and flag football games and on Friday, the entire ...

October 18, 2017 | | Knights Ferry News


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