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Garden Club Fundraiser

The Oakdale Garden Club's Annual Scholarship Fundraiser will be hosted on Tuesday, June 21. Doors open at 11 a.m.; lunch at noon. The event features a Salad Bar Luncheon, plant sale and silent auction. It will be held at the Gene Bianchi Community Center, 110 S. Second Ave., Oakdale. Tickets are $8 per person or $90 for a table of 8. Tickets are available from Club Members or at the door. Proceeds from the event fund scholarships for local high school graduates pursuing degrees in horticulture. For additional information contact Bob Taylor at (209) 848-8746 or visit www ...

May 25, 2016 | | News Briefs


Graffiti Car Show Comes To Modesto

The North Modesto Kiwanis Club expects more than 1,200 classic vehicles – all vintage 1979 and older – for its 18th annual American Graffiti Car Show and Festival scheduled June 10-12 in Modesto. The Kiwanis Club's charity event is the largest of many local activities scheduled during Graffiti month.

May 25, 2016 | | Local News


OJHS Rams Bring Home The Bling

Seven Oakdale Junior High students put together respectable performances as they participated in the 69th Annual Harold Pope Junior Relays on Saturday, May 7. A total of 26 Junior High and Middle Schools participate in the annual event hosted by the Stanislaus County Office of Education.

May 25, 2016 | | Local News


Trio Vying For District 6 Dairy Princess Crown

Three young women will compete for the prestigious title of Dairy Princess during ceremonies at the upcoming District 6 Dairy Princess Contest. The gala event will be held Thursday, June 16, 2016, at Our Lady of Assumption Hall in Turlock.

May 25, 2016 | | Local News


National Lab Joins Almond Industry Groundwater Recharge Research Effort

Almond Board of California and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have announced a new partnership focused on better understanding subsurface water storage, quality and movement in relation to almond orchard groundwater recharge test sites. This important research will join the ongoing efforts by University of California, Davis and others to understand the potential of using California's almond orchards for groundwater recharge.

May 25, 2016 | | Local News


Memorial Day Flags Placed At Cemetery

Volunteers are being sought to help place small American flags on the gravesites of local veterans this weekend.

May 25, 2016 | | Local News


JOSEPHINE CAETANO

On May 11, 2016, Josephine Caetano who was fondly known as Toots, went to be with her Lord who believed she had a direct line to. She was a prayer warrior for her Lord and a beautiful person both inside and out. She loved and lived her life for God and shared a little of that love for Elvis. Josephine leaves behind her children Joanne Caetano, Josephine (Peter) VanDyken, Carmen Caetano, Albert (Helen) Caetano and Grover Caetano. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

May 25, 2016 | | Obituaries


Graduation Ceremonies Make For Busy Week

Caps and gowns are being pressed and hung as schools in the Oakdale Joint Unified School District prepare for the pomp and circumstance of graduation ceremonies.

May 25, 2016 | | Local News


SCOE Announces Academy Graduates

Stanislaus County Office of Education's Prevention Programs Department recently announced that 30 students from throughout the county received scholarships as they graduated from its 2015-16 Leadership Academy.

May 18, 2016 | | News Briefs


Red Cross Volunteers Aid Fire Recovery Effort

American Red Cross volunteers will be in San Andreas supporting the Butte Fire survivors with comprehensive communication in face-to-face meetings at St. Andrews Catholic Church Parish Hall, San Andreas. Calaveras Recovers is a group of agencies and individuals working to rebuild homes lost in the Butte Fire, and the ongoing work will be bolstered by this event from May 21 to 24.

May 18, 2016 | | News Briefs


YES Company Celebrates Silver Anniversary Year

Stanislaus County Office of Education's YES (Youth Entertainment Stage) Company is producing the classic musical "Les Misérables, School Edition" to be performed this summer at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto. Tickets are now on sale at the Gallo Center for the Arts box office and online at www.galloarts.org.

May 18, 2016 | | Local News


Tea Party Patriots Plan May 23 Forum

Interested residents are invited to attend the Wednesday, May 18 meeting of the Stanislaus County Tea Party at Grizzly Rock Cafe at 6:30 p.m. in Turlock for a full meeting of Action Items, including the Initiatives for the June Ballot. Party officials plan to go over the Sample Ballots, review the Fair Schedule, and give updates on the North Valley Constitutional Essay Project, the Candidate Forum on May 23 and the Patterson Apricot Festival.

May 18, 2016 | | News Briefs


Denham Earns Recognition For Healthcare Innovation

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) was recognized as a 'Champion in Healthcare Innovation' by the Healthcare Leadership Council on Thursday at its annual innovation expo. The award is presented to lawmakers in recognition of their ongoing support of patient-centered medical progress.

May 18, 2016 | | Local News


Awards Night Hosted For Oakdale High Seniors

This week, we complete the recognition for Oakdale High School seniors, with over 150 of them honored on Tuesday night, May 3 at the 48th Annual Senior Scholarship Night. Close to $166,000 was reportedly awarded to the Senior Class of 2016 for their academic achievements, sports accomplishments, community club participation and college major educational endeavors. All student names listed as well as awards were provided to the Leader staff courtesy of Oakdale High School staff. Any discrepancies should be directed to Esperanza Gutierrez-Jackson at egjackson@ojusd.org or 847-3007. The following is the second half list of recipients; the ...

May 18, 2016 | | Education


Knights Ferry News

The Knights Ferry Community Club was PACKED for the meeting on the Post Office last Thursday. The Manager of Marketing for the Post Office from Sacramento, Susan Donaldson, was there to give three options for opening the Post Office. Also attending were Congressman Denham's representatives Bob Rucker and Wendy Rodman. The guests came early to tour the museum and the Post Office. Three possibilities were given and a paper ballot was passed out to vote on which one was best. The majority voted for the Contract Post Office (like what we had). Many people commented on the treatment from ...

May 18, 2016 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News


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Fire Marshal Urges Safe, Sane Use Of Fireworks

Tuesday began the sale of 'Safe and Sane' fireworks in nearly 300 communities across California, including Oakdale, which has CAL FIRE reminding everyone to do ...

June 29, 2016 | | Local News


Distracted Driving Remains Major Highway Problem

Despite the well-known dangers of distracted driving, the number of California drivers who use mobile devices while they drive is on the rise.

June 29, 2016 | | Local News


Summer Gas Tax Cut Takes Effect

Board of Equalization Member George Runner on Monday announced the state excise tax on gasoline will drop by 2.2 cents per gallon beginning July ...

June 29, 2016 | | Local News


Coordinated Effort Continues To Remove State’s Dead Trees

As wildfires burn across California, new estimates on the number of dead trees in California were announced, prompting continued concern for California's forest health ...

June 29, 2016 | | Local News


Big Valley Hosts VBS

Big Valley Grace Community Church will become Pirate Island for Kids Campus, July 10 through 14 in a fun Vacation Bible School program. 'Pirates' kicks ...

June 29, 2016 | | News Briefs


Valley Home News

Happy news in Valley Home ... Darlene and Alvin Nunes are celebrating the birth of Joseph Christian Machado, their adorable grandson! Little Joseph Christian was born ...

June 29, 2016 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


Knights Ferry News

Can you believe a half of a year has gone by? Hope everyone is keeping cool in this heat. Remember your pets and potted plants ...

June 29, 2016 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News


Special State Recognition Honors CASA Non-Profit

Assemblymember Kristin Olsen, of Riverbank, recently honored Court Appointed Special Advocates, Stanislaus County as Nonprofit of the Year for the 12th Assembly District during a ...

June 29, 2016 | | Local News


Saturday Pet Adoption Event Offered At Petco

Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance will be hosting a pet adoption event at Petco in Riverbank on Saturday, July 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 ...

June 29, 2016 | | 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 ...

June 29, 2016 | | Crime


Survey Says: Pump Prices Vary Widely In California

Congratulations, Californians: you are probably paying more than you have to during your fill-ups, according to the "Pump Price Spread Report" issued by GasBuddy. Looking ...

June 29, 2016 | | Local News


Stanislaus Animal Services Seeks Foster Care Volunteers

If you can foster kittens for a few weeks, Stanislaus Animal Services can find them homes for life.

June 29, 2016 | | Local News


Lounges Bring Comfort, Confidence To The Fair

The Stanislaus County Fair is excited to offer multiple lounges opened to guests throughout the 10 days of Fair.

June 29, 2016 | | Local News


Trekkers Meet July 11

Plans are underway for upcoming Volksport Walks at Brushy Peak near Livermore and Calaveras State Park near Manteca. You can learn all about these group ...

June 29, 2016 | | News Briefs


Junior Fishing License In Future

Senator Tom Berryhill (R-Twain Harte) said California is one step closer to offering a junior fishing license. The Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee unanimously ...

June 29, 2016 | | Local News


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