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Casino Trip On Calendar

On Thursday, March 9 at 8:45 a.m., a Storer bus will leave from the SaveMart parking lot on East F Street to take Oakdale Women's Club members and interested residents to have a day of fun at Black Oak Casino. Ticket cost is $25; there is a 40 person limit, and tickets are first come, first served.

February 20, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Community Hospice Events Scheduled Throughout 2017

Mark the calendar for a number of events coming up this year to benefit Community Hospice; events are open to all in the region interested in attending and support this community service program.

February 20, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Wet Weather Driving Tips

Driving in the rain can be more hazardous than driving in the snow, particularly because drivers fail to realize the dangers wet roads can impose. After averaging 10 years of statistics, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that 46 percent of weather-related crashes happened during rainfall, but just 17 percent occurred while it was snowing or sleeting.

February 20, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Science ‘Zombees’ Presentation Offered Friday, Feb. 24 At MJC

The Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS) offers the presentation "Flight of the Living Dead: ZomBees and Citizen Science" by John Hafernik, Ph.D., professor of biology at California State University, San Francisco. The event is Friday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Sierra Hall 132 on the Modesto Junior College West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave., Modesto. Both the program and parking are free.

February 20, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


West Side Theatre Serves Up Musical Entertainment

Musical group Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen will take the stage on Saturday, March 4 at the West Side Theatre in Newman.

February 20, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


County Fairgrounds Opens As Storm Shelter

The American Red Cross will relocate its current shelter in Patterson to the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds Turf Club building on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 4 p.m. This move is being done to allow for more capacity, if needed as another storm approaches Stanislaus County.

February 18, 2017 | | Local News


Weekend Forecast Sees Wet, Windy Weather

A Flood Watch is in effect from Sunday evening through early Tuesday morning.

February 17, 2017 | | Local News


Woman Facing Child Cruelty, Drug Charges

An Oakdale woman remains jailed on $50,000 bail after a trip to the emergency room on Wednesday, Feb. 15 resulted in her arrest. Tenessa Michelle Price, 28, of Oakdale was arrested after her one-year-old son was believed to have methamphetamine in system.

February 16, 2017 | | Local News


Stanislaus County CEO Announces Retirement

After nearly a 30-year career with Stanislaus County, Chief Executive Officer Stan Risen has presented the Board of Supervisors with a six-month notice of his intent to retire. His plan is to retire in August 2017.

February 15, 2017 | | Local News


OHS AcaDec Team Earns Nod For State

Oakdale High School's Academic Decathlon Team has not ended its season … yet.

February 15, 2017 | | Local News


OHS Winter Homecoming Royalty Crowned

It was a festive night on the court in the Oakdale High School gym on Friday, Feb. 10. Not only was it Senior Night for the boys basketball program, it was also Winter Homecoming. Seniors were recognized for their contributions and the new Queen, King, Princess and Prince were crowned before a big, loud crowd on hand for the festivities. Here are photos from the royal crowning ceremonies.

February 15, 2017 | | Local News


Area Art Galleries Seek Show Entries

Entries are now being accepted for the Central California Art Showcase taking place at the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock and the Mistlin Gallery in Modesto. The exhibition is a unique collaboration between the region's two premier visual arts galleries celebrating artistic excellence. Both galleries will be exhibiting works selected by a single panel of judges.

February 15, 2017 | | Local News


Donut Drive-Through

Astoria Senior Living in Oakdale is hosting a 'Spreading the Love' event with a Drive-Through Donut Drive on Friday, Feb. 17. Hours are 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and the drive-through will be hosted at Astoria Senior Living, 700 Laurel Ave., Oakdale. Just drive up for free donuts and coffee or milk. Free will donations will be taken and all proceeds will go to the Alzheimer's Association. All ages welcome to attend.

February 15, 2017 | | Local News


Almond Trees Go In At School Farm Site

Steady progress continues on the west end of town as students, staff, administrators and volunteers work on the new Oakdale School Farm. The most recent addition came by way of planting 13 acres with almond trees. The trees used were donated to the district by Burchell Nursery.

February 15, 2017 | | Education


District Agriculture Report Released By Rep. Denham

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) on Tuesday released a report featuring a snapshot of the agro-economy in California's 10th congressional district (CA-10) and detailing topics discussed at the October 2016 Agricultural Roundtable he hosted at Modesto Junior College.

February 15, 2017 | | Local News


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RIDE THE WAVES

Volunteers from the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary spent some time in Oakdale on Sunday morning, offering free boat inspection checks in the CostLess parking ...

March 22, 2017 | | Local News


Science Fair’s Top Honors Presented

Elementary and Oakdale Junior High students were recently acknowledged for their work in the 34th Annual Science Fair. Approximately 70 projects will represent Oakdale Joint ...

March 22, 2017 | | Education


Testicle Festival Plating Up Fare

It's an Oakdale tradition and there's never a shortage of hungry people lining up to enjoy a plate of good ol' fashioned cowboy ...

March 22, 2017 | | Local News


General Managers Oppose ‘Water Grab’

In response to what they have termed the state's "water grab" and in a coordinated, ongoing effort to "Save the Stan," Oakdale Irrigation District ...

March 22, 2017 | | Local News


Wild Spring Storm Brings Wind, Rain

There was rain, wind, thunder, but no tornado touched down in Oakdale on Tuesday afternoon, though weather spotters reported some funnel clouds as close by ...

March 22, 2017 | | Local News


YES Company Auditions For Summer Production

YES (Youth Entertainment Stage) Company is seeking Stanislaus County students in grades 7-12, to be actors, singers, dancers, and crew members for the production of ...

March 22, 2017 | | Education


Book Sale Success

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March 22, 2017 | | From Our Readers


Saturday Brings Motor Madness

Just a few days remain for you to get your ticket and join in with the Soroptimist International of Oakdale annual Motor Madness fundraiser. The ...

March 22, 2017 | | Local News


HOOPS BATTLE

March 22, 2017 | | Education


CAR CRUNCHES

March 22, 2017 | | Local News


Dairy Producers Begin Search For New Royalty

The local dairy industry is now accepting applications from young women wishing to compete for the District 6 (Alameda, Mariposa, Merced, Monterey, San Benito, San ...

March 22, 2017 | | Local News


Police Arrest Local Man In Pornography Case

An Oakdale man is expected to face further court action following his arrest on child pornography charges.

March 22, 2017 | | Crime


Slight Spring Drop Seen In Weekly Pump Prices

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 0.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.81/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

March 22, 2017 | | Government


Volunteer Tutors Needed To Teach Adults To Read

Volunteers aged 18 and over are urgently needed to work with adult literacy students in Stanislaus County. Orientation and training for new tutors will take ...

March 22, 2017 | | Education


MJC Hosts New Student Days To Enroll First Time Attendees

Modesto Junior College will host its fourth annual "New Student Day" events to enroll high school seniors and other first time students on Saturdays, April ...

March 22, 2017 | | Education


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