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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.