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Jayliyah Lorian Espino

A girl, Jayliyah Lorian Espino, was born July 7, 2010 to expectant parents Jose Javier and Claudia Aide Espino of Oakdale. The newborn weighed six pounds, seven ounces upon arrival at Oak Valley Hospital.The mother is the former Claudia Aide Arciga.Welcoming the newcomer home was older sibling Izaias Jeramya Espino.Vuena Ventura and Sara Arciga of Oakdale are the maternal grandparents. Jose Ramon and Maria Espino of Escalon are paternal grandparents.

July 21, 2010 | | Birth Announcements


Caroline Anne Thrasher

A daughter, Caroline Anne Thrasher, was born to expectant parents Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Thrasher of Reno, NV on Tuesday, June 1, 2010 in Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center. She weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 21 inches long. She is the second daughter for the couple.The mother is the former Katie Devany.Maternal grandparents are Mimi and Don Devany of Fresno.Paternal grandparents are Brenda and Fred Thieman of Oakdale and Greg Thrasher of Hayward.

July 21, 2010 | | Birth Announcements


Knights Ferry News for July 21, 2010

Welcome to Knights Ferry Chris Ingham and son Nick and daughter Kristy. They are renting Gregg Haskell's house from Anna. They were good friends of Gregg.*****The results are in from the He Man contest held recently at the Phil Frymire's home. First place went to Dave Rorabaugh, Ronnie Harris took second place and third place went to Larry. The dart contest at a previous party was won by "Soda."*****Welcome to the world Colton William Roen, born June 30 to Eric and Kim. He weighed in at 8 pounds 5 ounces. Welcoming him home are big brothers ...

July 21, 2010 | | Knights Ferry News


Valley Home News for July 21, 2010

This is the week that many of our Valley Home 4H'ers are busy at the Stanislaus County Fair along with their parents so news has been hard to get but the following PeeWee Showmanship news was received late Sunday evening.For the rabbit showmanship award, Kiley Rinna placed 6th in 4H True Novice. The results in PeeWee Showmanship were Ben Fletcher and Cody Soares receiving awards in swine, Macy Soares in beef calf and Wyatt and Emma Woenschul and Callie Chrisman in meat goats.Hailey Smith won a second place and two third place awards for her photographs of ...

July 21, 2010 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News


Friends Give Thanks, $$

Dear Editor,Friends of the Oakdale Library would like to thank Ellis Storage for giving us a free place last year to store our books, for our book sale.Hi Tech Storage is helping us out this year.We appreciate these local businesses assisting us in our efforts to support the Oakdale Library.Friends of Oakdale Library gave $5,000 to the Oakdale library to purchase books.If you have books that you would like to donate for our book sale, drop them off at the Oakdale library. Any questions please contact Pat Paul, vice president Friends of Oakdale Library ...

July 21, 2010 | | From Our Readers


The Rest Of The Story

Dear Editor,This past February I was out on a business trip when I got a call from my wife at approximately 9 p.m. She had just gotten a frightening call from her 82-year-old mother who lives alone on Tioga Avenue. She said there was a strange acting, hooded man sitting in a rocking bench on her back patio. I told my wife to call the Sheriff's Department since Tioga Avenue is just outside the city limits and in their jurisdiction. My wife said the Sheriff's Office had already been called and she was on her way ...

July 21, 2010 | | Local Columns


Ronald Fuentes

Ronald Michael Fuentes, 65, of Riverbank died Thursday, July 15.He was a native of Vallejo and lived in Riverbank all his life.Mr. Fuentes served in the U.S. Army.He was a truck driver for 40 years.He had many pals. He enjoyed fishing and racing go-carts, cars, and motorcycles.He is survived by his children, Corey Fuentes of Oakdale, Marty Fuentes of Coulterville, Brandon Fuentes, and Bo Fuentes, both of Riverbank; and eight grandchildren.Private family service.Oakdale-Riverbank Memorial Chapels in charge of arrangements.The Oakdale (Calif.) LeaderJuly 21, 2010

July 21, 2010 | | Obituaries


Patricia Gilstrap

Patricia A. (Cooper) Gilstrap, 72, died Monday, July 19.She was born in El Centro to Albert and Viola Cooper and lived most of the next 10 years in Clarinda, IA, where she had many fond memories. She lived 60 years in Stanislaus County, 33 years on a ranchette where her sons and their family enjoyed many holidays. She attended Modesto High School.For the past six years, she and her husband lived in Oakdale, in Foothill Oaks senior living village, where her neighbors showed her much kindness during her time of illness.Mrs. Gilstrap was a registered nurse. For ...

July 21, 2010 | | Obituaries


Henry Medrano

Henry Medrano, 62, of Riverbank died Wednesday, July 14, while enjoying one of his favorite hobbies, fishing, in Sonoma County.He was born in Oakdale to Abelardo and Maria Medrano, the youngest of nine children. He attended Oakdale schools and lived in the Riverbank area all his life.Mr. Medrano worked for the Oakdale Joint Unified School District for 33 years.He enjoyed watching his grandchildren play sports, they were his pride and joy. He had a large extended family and friends, who he loved dearly.He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Anita Medrano of Riverbank ...

July 21, 2010 | | Obituaries


Joe Pinheiro

Joe Alves Pinheiro, 89, died Thursday, July 15 at Memorial Medical Center.He was born on June 14, 1921 in Faial, Azores to Joe and Rosa Pinheiro.A resident of Escalon for the past 50 years, he worked in the dairy industry for most of his adult life and for the past 10 years he also worked for Escalon Packers. He enjoyed gardening, traveling to the Azores, attending Portuguese celebrations and loved to dance. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, U.P.E.C. and I.D.S.Survivors include his loving wife of 61 years ...

July 21, 2010 | | Obituaries


Knights Ferry News For July 14, 2010

The Knights Ferry General Store was broken into at 3 a.m. The alarm went off and they got nothing, but Rick and Glenda have the bill to fix the door! Everybody needs to keep on top of activities around town and report anything suspicious.*****Welcome to the world Colton Redden. He was born May 24th to Scott and Kristie Redden in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He came into the world two months early but is catching up fast. Grandma Nancy has visited him twice. Scott is in the Army and Kristie is staying with her parents in Pittsburgh.*****Birthday greetings ...

July 16, 2010 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News


VALLEY HOME NEWS FOR JULY 14, 2010

Members of the Valley Home community were saddened to receive word that former Oakdale Mayor and friend, Elmo Garcia passed away on July 6th. Elmo was one of those rare people that you could always depend on. Elmo was a staunch supporter of the Oakdale Museum, the Oakdale Historical Society and the Oakdale Garden Club among many other organizations. As Mayor of Oakdale, he attended the ribbon cutting at the grand opening of the museum in 1985 and all the festivities that followed, including the special event where one could make a donation to the museum and enjoy a picnic ...

July 16, 2010 | LAURA BURGHARDT | Valley Home News


James Reynolds

James E. 'Jim' Reynolds, 83, died Thursday, July 1.He was born in Water Valley, MS. His family moved to Oklahoma when he was a small child and settled in Noble, OK, working as sharecroppers growing cotton. At age 14, he went to work building a navy base at Norman, OK.He enlisted in the Navy at age 16 and served in the South Pacific during World War II. During his military service, his family moved to Oakdale. Oakdale became his home when he was discharged in 1946. Shortly after, a girl named Marie came to visit her family who ...

July 16, 2010 | | Obituaries


Scott Smith

Scott Smith, 44, of Jamestown died Sunday, July 4.He was a native of Hayward. He lived in Jamestown 30 years.Mr. Smith was an auto mechanic.He was an outdoorsman and enjoyed bowling, jet skiing, and motorcycles.He is survived by his children, Kimberlee Smith, Stephanee Smith, Aimee Smith, and Ashlee Mata, all of Oakdale; brothers, Richard Smith of Oakdale, Ronald Smith of Jamestown; mother, Helen Smith of Jamestown; and one grandchild.Graveside service was held July 12 at Oakdale Memorial Chapel.Remembrances may be sent to Community Sharing, P.O. Box 1160, Oakdale 95361.Oakdale-Riverbank Memorial Chapels in ...

July 16, 2010 | | Obituaries


Garvin Perry

Garvin Aubrey Perry, 86, of Washington died Saturday, July 10 at the Norman Regional Hospital.He was born in Paoli, OK, the eighth of 12 children born to Larkin Benjamin Perry and Sallie A. (Webster) Perry. He grew up on the family farm in Washington and attended Washington schools, graduating in 1944.Mr. Perry joined the United States Army later that year and served his country proudly. After World War II, he was stationed in Japan. He returned home, settling in Oklahoma City, OK.He found it difficult to find work, so he moved to California and began working in ...

July 16, 2010 | | Obituaries


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JOHN DUNCAN EDMUNSON

Services to be held at Acacia Memorial Park Modesto, CA 12 p.m. Friday, August 26th. Celebration of life following service at Oakdale Sportsman's ...

August 24, 2016 | | Obituaries


ANTHONY JOHN (TONY) PADILLA

Tony was born in Taos, New Mexico and was a resident of Oakdale for 21 years. Tony loved spending time with his family and friends ...

August 24, 2016 | | Obituaries


BETTE LEE (COPPETTI) MILAM

Bette Lee (Coppetti) Milam, loving wife, mother, and grandmother went home to be with Jesus on August 9, 2016, after a year-long battle with cancer ...

August 24, 2016 | | Obituaries


GEORGE E. DUNN

George E Dunn passed away unexpectedly on August 15, 2016 at the age of 73 while camping in the Sierras. He was born on October ...

August 24, 2016 | | Obituaries


ARLENE J. CARPENTER

Arlene J. Carpenter passed away Saturday night August 20, 2016 at the Oak Valley Care Center surrounded by her family. Born and raised in Patterson ...

August 24, 2016 | | Obituaries


JAMES TITCHENAL

James Merlyn Titchenal passed on August 12, 2016 surrounded by his family one week prior to his 88th birthday. He was born on August 21 ...

August 24, 2016 | | Obituaries


Bond Earns UNL Degree

Megan Catherine Bond of Oakdale was among nearly 800 graduates who received degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln during the summer all-university commencement ceremony Aug ...

August 24, 2016 | | News Briefs


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Contributions Made Night Out A Success

August 24, 2016 | | From Our Readers


Knights Ferry News

Knights Ferry School got off to a great start with 120 enrolled. New Kindergarteners and TKs are: Malia Olivo, Everett Holtsman, Xochili Lau-Vargas, Sophia Leslie ...

August 24, 2016 | By Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News


Valley Home News

Our Valley Home students are excited as August 31st approaches. On Monday August 31st the students will visit the school library and the PTC scholastic ...

August 24, 2016 | By Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


State Funding Earmarked To Aid Micke Grove Zoo

State Senator Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton) announced that efforts are under way to access over half a million dollars in state funds she was able to ...

August 24, 2016 | | Local News


Celebration Of Hope Concert Set Thursday At Gallo Center

An evening of music and inspiration is planned at the Gallo Center for the Arts at 1000 I St., Modesto on Thursday, Aug. 25 starting ...

August 24, 2016 | | Local News


Oakdale Women Gearing Up For New Year Of Activities

The 2016-2017 board members of the Oakdale Women's Club recently hosted a Get Acquainted Tea for new members at the Oakdale Golf and Country ...

August 24, 2016 | | Local News


California’s Rangeland Trust Earns Renewed Accreditation

California Rangeland Trust, a land trust that works to conserve California's working ranches, announced it has achieved renewed accreditation - a mark of distinction in ...

August 24, 2016 | | Local News


ACE Receives Grant To Aid Modernization

The Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) was awarded $16,459,000 by the State of California through the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) as part of ...

August 24, 2016 | | Local News


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