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Knights Ferry News

Hope everyone had a happy time at Christmas. The Shearer's went to Jamestown to the Hickey side of the family to celebrate. Lots of nephews, niece, grand nephews and their families were there. The next day they went to Modesto for their great-great granddaughter's second birthday. On Sunday the rest of the family gathered at the ranch and celebrated Christmas. Your reporter is ready for a rest.

December 30, 2015 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News


Valley Home News

Looking forward to New Year's Eve 2015 ... It is time to say goodbye to 2015, all the good and all the not so good! Here in Valley Home we have had so many good things happen. 2015 brought Mr. Tom Price to Valley Home School as school superintendent. Mr. Price brought a spirit of working together, of respect for each and every person, be it a student, parent, or community member; your thoughts, opinions, and actions count with Superintendent Price. Thank you, Mr. Price!

December 30, 2015 | Winniw Mullins | Valley Home News


Grant Increases Benefit College-Bound Students

The Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) will receive a significant scholarship grant in 2016 from the College Futures Foundation to continue investing in local college-bound students. This grant totals $500,000 and is the sixth and final scholarship grant award provided to SCOE, with the first beginning in 2010.This brings the total funds awarded from the College Futures Foundation to SCOE since 2010 to $2,339,500.

December 30, 2015 | | Local News


HONORED HAWKS

Valley Home students were recently acknowledged for their scholastic efforts at a Student of the Month assembly. Students honored were: Alex Stevens, Cody Bartholomew, Ashley Espino, Skye Braaten, Maria Alvarez, Scott Segraves, Dominic Gonzales, Raul Guerrero and Josephine Webster.

December 30, 2015 | | Education


California Motorists See Holiday Gas Price Hikes

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 5.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.48/gallon Sunday, Dec. 27 according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has not moved in the last week to $2.00/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Areas nearby Modesto and their current gas price climate include: Stockton - $2.53/gallon, up 5.0 cents per gallon from last week's $2.48; Oakland - $2.68, up 4.4 cents per gallon from last week's ...

December 30, 2015 | | Local News


Fee Schedule Announced For 2016 Vital Records

Stanislaus County Clerk Recorder and Registrar of Voters Lee Lundrigan has announced the following fee changes in her office effective Jan. 1, 2016.

December 30, 2015 | | Government


Adopt A Shelter Pet Event Slated Jan. 2

The Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance will be hosting a pet adoption event at PetCo in the Crossroads Shopping Center in Riverbank on Saturday, Jan. 2 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in hopes of finding some furry little friends their forever homes.

December 30, 2015 | | Local News


City Schedules Annual Christmas Tree Pick-Up

The City of Oakdale will host its annual Christmas tree pick-up from Monday, Jan. 4 through Friday, Jan. 15. Pick-up days will be the same as your regular garbage pick-up day. Allow for pick-up anytime between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.

December 30, 2015 | | Local News


Oakdale Chamber Plans Annual Awards Banquet

Mark the calendar for a special night of honoring Oakdale's best and brightest in mid-January.

December 30, 2015 | | Local News


City’s Year In Review: Looking Back At 2015

From a proposed city motto change that caused a citizen reaction to OID water wars because of the drought, 2015 was filled with Oakdale Leader headlines both good and bad. This week, we start our annual 'Year in Review' by taking a look at the months gone by, with top stories from the first half of the year, January through June.

December 30, 2015 | | Local News


Two Out Of Three Go In Loss Column

The Oakdale varsity Lady Mustangs basketball team has hit a bit of a rough patch. Since starting the preseason off 4-0, the team has dropped three of their last five. Oakdale played in a trio of games this past week, where the team went 1-2.

December 30, 2015 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

The other day while I was reading through some online fishing forums, I came across a picture of a new bass boat that was rigged with a 400 horsepower outboard motor. That's easily a 90 plus mph boat! Most bass boats rigged with an engine over 200 horsepower can run in the 70's. I can't imagine what a boat with 400 horsepower can run. If you've ever seen a bass boat running at top speed, there's very little of the boat actually in the water. The good news is that most tournament organizations put limitations ...

December 30, 2015 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


2015 Memorable For Oakdale Sports

With 2015 in the books, let's take a few moments to reflect on the sporting events and stories from the first half of the year that was. From the 64th annual PRCA Oakdale Rodeo, to hard hitting MMA action, to the loss of an Oakdale football legend, to Oakdale Mustangs achievements, the first half of 2015 was an exciting time for our sports community.

December 30, 2015 | | Local Sports


Practical Money Matters

Think Twice About Spending That Bonus

December 29, 2015 | | Local Columns


Didi’s Dogs

First Aid

December 29, 2015 | | Local Columns


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MARY LOU ALVEY

Mary Lou Alvey passed away peacefully at her home in Oakdale, Ca., Monday, Jan. 25. She was 86 years of age.

February 03, 2016 | | Obituaries


Valley Could Get Funds For Salmon Restoration

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will be expanding its Fisheries Restoration Grants Program into the Central Valley in 2016 to support the ...

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


Human Trafficking Bills Winding Through Congress

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) on Monday supported two bills to combat human trafficking in the international community. The pair of bills builds upon ...

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


Sending Messages Of Love In Valentine’s Day Baskets

Valentine's Day is a time for building memories and connections with your child to show the special people in your life you care. With ...

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


Valley Home News

It's here, Super Bowl excitement has arrived in Valley Home! Although both teams come from locations far from Valley Home, by now most of ...

February 03, 2016 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


Knights Ferry News

The Knights Ferry Cemetery has a sinkhole where the OID ran their pipeline. Some people bottomed out when going into the second gate. There are ...

February 03, 2016 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News


ACS Discovery Shop Sale Slated

The American Cancer Society Discovery Shop is having its annual jewelry event. Included in the sale is jewelry in 14K, sterling silver, amazing vintage and ...

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


Sonora Writers Group Meets

The Sonora Writers Group meets every second Saturday of each month. The Feb. 13 meeting will be at 10:30 a.m. in Sonora.

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


Residents Invited To Bunko Event

The Oakdale Grange #435 will be hosting its monthly Bunko Nite on Friday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m.

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


Recreation Round-Up

Visit the City Web-page at www.oakdalegov.com or Like us on Facebook at - City of Oakdale Recreation and Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Community Center ...

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


Begin Planning Kids’ Summer Recreation Now

Many families spend winter figuring out how to chase away cabin fever and endure frigid temperatures until spring and summer mercifully return. Parents thinking ahead ...

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


Getting An Early Start On Spring

As soon as the first morning frost appears and the first snowflakes start to pile up, many begin looking forward to spring. Images of green ...

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


UOP Research Study Predicts Continued California Recovery

The California economy will maintain steady growth according to the latest projection from the Center for Business and Policy Research at the University of the ...

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


Tree Mortality Focus Of Area Grant Awards

With massive tree mortality across California, CAL FIRE announced Monday it has awarded 19 State Responsibility Area Fire Prevention Fund grants in six counties that ...

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


Area Gas Prices Decline

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 10.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.26/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


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