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Leonard R. Brooks, 86, died peacefully on Friday, Dec. 9 in Jamestown. He was a cattle buyer, cattle feeder, butcher shop owner, cow-calf producer, and veteran registered Quarter Horse breeder. Mr. Brooks served in the Marine Corps during World War II. After the Marine Corps, he worked in various capacities in the cattle industry. In 1967, his father-in-law, Louis Price, provided Mr. Brooks and his wife Patty the opportunity to run the family ranch, formerly ...
Joshua Dean Bye, 33, died unexpectedly on Thursday, Dec. 15 at his home. He lived in the Modesto/Oakdale area. He was a graduate of Oakdale High School and participated in wrestling and football. Mr. Bye was a groundskeeper at Oakdale Golf and Country Club. He was a personal caregiver to his mother. He also was a caregiver to his grandmother, grandfather, and stepfather until their passing. He was saved at Truth Tabernacle in Oakdale. He ...
Oakdale High's junior heavyweight on the varsity wrestling team, Zack Fallentine, exploded onto the prep wrestling scene with a 5-2 win over Buhach Colony's Michael Escobar to claim first place honors in the 36th Annual James Riddle Classic earlier this month at OHS.
Jose Alvarez and Esmeralda Tapia Maciel welcomed the arrival of their twin daughters, Julissa Alvarez Tapia and Julianna Alvarez Tapia, on Nov. 17, 2011.
Timothy Tull and Brooke Ellis of Oakdale welcomed the arrival of their son, Marshall Thomas Tull, on Nov. 16, 2011. The newborn weighed eight pounds, eight ounces upon arrival at Oak Valley Hospital.
A girl, Calista Jane Tidwell, was born Dec. 8, 2011 to expectant parents Doil Tidwell and Amanda Cruse of Turlock. The newborn weighed seven pounds, five ounces upon arrival at Oak Valley Hospital.
Kyle Thomas Scott and Jessica Abruzzini have announced their plans to wed. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Patrick and Shelley Abruzzini. She is the sister of Nick Abruzzini. She is a graduate of Oakdale High School and earned her Bachelors of Architecture Degree from the University of Oregon. The prospective groom is the son of Vicki Scott and the late Tom Scott. He is the brother of Katelyn Scott. He also earned a Bachelors ...
A girl, Arely Albor-Garnica, was born Dec. 1, 2011 to expectant parents Alfredo Albor and Maria Garnica of Riverbank. The newborn weighed six pounds, three ounces upon arrival at Oak Valley Hospital.
Michael Quadros Cabral and Sarah Michelle Gardner of Oakdale welcomed the arrival of their son, Michael Venancio Cabral, on Dec. 1, 2011. The newborn weighed seven pounds, 13 ounces upon arrival at Oak Valley Hospital.
A girl, Emma Novella Dargitz, was born Oct. 18, 2011 to expectant parents Brendan and Amanda Dargitz of Oakdale. The newborn weighed six pounds, 10 ounces upon arrival at Samaritan Hospital in Watertown, New York.
Brandon McDowell and Stephanie White of Oakdale welcomed the arrival of their daughter, Tabitha Zobriah Renee McDowell, on Nov. 27, 2011. The newborn weighed six pounds, two ounces upon arrival at Oak Valley Hospital.
A boy, Hunter Garrett Joseph Morrill, was born Oct. 29, 2011 to expectant parents Ryan and Melissa Morrill of Oakdale. The newborn weighed eight pounds, four ounces upon arrival at Kaiser Hospital, Modesto.
Allen M. Gregory, 92, died Sunday, Dec. 18 at Garden City Health Care, Modesto. He was a long time resident of Oakdale. Mr. Gregory was a veteran of World War II and served as a medical technician from 1942-1945. He worked in the dairy business and retired from Stockton State Hospital. He is survived by his sons, Matthew Gregory of Escalon and Mitchell Gregory of Oakdale. A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. on ...
Anthony A. 'Tony' Navarro, 74, died Sunday, Dec. 11 of cancer at his Arizona home.
Congratulations to Knights Ferry's First Grade class for their Blue Ribbon at the Stanislaus County Science Fair. Honor awards went to the Kindergarten class, Breanna Banks and Dakota Voortman. Jackson Ault and Trexler Porter received Distinguished awards.
All those who attended the Silent Movies on Sunday at St. Luke'' Lutheran Church here in Valley Home were in for a special treat. The afternoon showing began with a Charlie Chaplin movie in which the actor really demonstrated his acrobatic talents as an inebriated gentleman arriving home after a big night on the town who meets up with all sorts of obstacles gaining entrance to his home, from losing his house ...
Birthday greetings for the month of May go out to: Jeanette Krick, Gary Page, Mary Sue Shearer, Sue Schlageter, Collin Hodge, Tony Albarico, Danielle Frymire, Mary Hight, Lyle Hight, Wendy Feichter, Rilyn Cassaretto, Vincent Peterson, Degan Sweet, Bob Hunter, Hanna Holland, Chris Lopez, Maria Arias, Eric Ulrich, Cat Ulrich, Mark Hunter, Jamie Coston, Larry Leach, Laura Simons, Emalee Watson, Hayden Sundberg, Madison Watson, Denali Benson, Madison Regan and McKenzie Regan. <p class="MsoNormal" ...
Valley Home students and families enjoyed a free family fun night Friday night in the gym. Thanks to the City of Oakdale, a giant inflatable movie screen was set up in the gym and everyone enjoyed "Monsters, Inc." Thanks to Steves Chevrolet, fresh popcorn popped all night and was enjoyed by all. Thanks to Chad Tienken for operating the movie and sound so professionally. Thanks are also due to the Valley Home ...
Gerald Lee Coutinho, 80, of Oakdale died Sunday, May 12.
Mildred Mable Dickens, 91, died Friday, May 10.
John C. Ortega, 90, died on Friday, May 3.
Joseph Lavar Prezel, 90, died Tuesday, May 7 of natural causes at Memorial Hospital, Modesto.
Troy DeLane Yeatts, 44, died Thursday, May 2, at Hospice House in Hughson.
Update: Traffic was still at a crawl as of 1 p.m. on Thursday afternoon slowing motorists who were driving northbound on Highway 99 between the Highway 120 Bypass and Yosemite Avenue. Tow trucks had pulled the truck around into one lane leaving the other lane open to allow restricted traffic flow on the freeway.