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One Month Left To Apply For SBA Disaster Loans

District Director Mark Quinn of the U.S. Small Business Administration's San Francisco District Office has reminded California businesses and residents of the June 12 deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for property damage caused by the San Pablo Avenue fire in Alameda County that occurred March 27, 2017.

May 17, 2017 | | Local News


Highway 99 Work Slated

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform various road construction activities on State Route 99 (SR-99) from the Stanislaus/San Joaquin County line to the San Joaquin/Sacramento County line. No consecutive ramps will be closed at the same time. Work will occur as follows:

May 17, 2017 | | Local News


HOPE HONORS

Oakdale Junior High School students Leilani Roper and Jordan Womack were recently named the recipients of the Kiwanis Hope of America award by the Kiwanis Club of Oakdale. The students were chosen for the honor based on their grades, leadership, character and caring for those around them.

May 17, 2017 | | Education


Community Briefs

Artwork On Display

May 17, 2017 | | Local News


Oakdale’s Golf Season Ends At Section Tourney

The 2017 boys golf season has come to a close. Oakdale placed third in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division III Golf Tournament at Yolo Fliers Country Club in Woodland. The tournament took place on Monday, May 8 where Oakdale shot a team 407, one stroke behind second place Rio Americano. Had Oakdale placed in the top two they would have moved on to compete in the Masters at Spanos Park Golf Course.

May 17, 2017 | | Local Sports


Ultimate Boat, Sport Expo At Woodward Reservoir

In a continued celebration of Woodward Reservoir's 100th season, Stanislaus County Parks and Recreation is bringing an Ultimate Boat & Sport Expo to the main boat ramp of the reservoir on Saturday, June 3 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The public is invited to come to the event for a day spent outdoors, perusing impressive boats and sporting equipment, enjoying food and beverages, and spending quality time with friends and family.

May 17, 2017 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Falls To East Union In Softball Finale

The Oakdale High School varsity softball team ended its regular season run with a 10-4 home loss to East Union. The showdown took place on Tuesday, May 9 where Oakdale scored the first run of the game in the bottom of the first on a Maddy Brewer RBI double that brought in Grace Green.

May 17, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

It's funny how us fathers end up repeating the same words of advice that our fathers repeated to us as children. While fishing with my dad, he used to always tell me "you can't catch anything if your baits not in the water." I've since gone on to repeat that saying to just about every angler I fish with that questions whether the fish are biting or not. I've also been surprised at how many times I caught a fish while I tossed my line out while I ate lunch, changed clothing, stopped to put some ...

May 17, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Junior Nord Makes Splash At Section Swimming Finals

Oakdale High School junior Caden Nord has put together a memorable 2017 season. Earlier in the year he etched his name amongst Oakdale's swimming elite as he set the school record for the fastest time in the 100 yard freestyle at 47.50, breaking last year's record held by Jackson Metcalfe. He also set the school record with a 47.50 time in the 100 yard freestyle earlier this year. This past weekend, though, Nord solidified his name on a much larger stage, the Sac-Joaquin Section Finals.

May 17, 2017 | | Local Sports


End Of The Year Banquet, Awards For Softball Girls

A large group of fans, family members, coaches and players gathered at the Gene Bianchi Community Center on Thursday, May 11 to honor the Oakdale High School softball programs.

May 17, 2017 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

Low Net

May 17, 2017 | | Local Sports


Annual Catfish Derby Scheduled For June 3

San Joaquin County Parks and Recreation and the Delta Fly Fishers will host the 33rd annual Catfish Derby on Saturday, June 3 beginning at 6:15 a.m. at Oak Grove Regional Park in Stockton.

May 17, 2017 | | Local Sports


Veggie Fest Helps Local Families “Refresh Better”

Stanislaus County residents joined together to kick the sugary-drink habit, and instead, refresh better with water during a special celebration created by the Stanislaus County Health Services Agency's (SCHSA) Nutrition Education & Obesity Prevention (NEOP) program and Champions for Change as part of the statewide Be Better campaign. Fruit & Veggie Fest 2017 brought health education to Cost Less Foods in Ceres on Friday afternoon, May 12. The celebration included a large selection of fruit-infused waters to sample, dancing with a live radio-remote from KMIX, Zumba with Bailoterapia Que Te Mueve and performances from the Modesto Police Activities League Baile Folklorico ...

May 17, 2017 | | Local News


Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center Schedules Baby Animal Shower

The Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center celebrates spring with its annual Baby Animal Shower. Come see some of their educational animals up close and personal. Baby animals in rehab will not be displayed. There will be games, cookies and punch, face painting, T-shirts for sale, and crafts for kids. There is no admission charge, but a list of suggested gifts is on the website: StanislausWildlife.org. The shower is Saturday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Wildlife Center inside Fox Grove Fishing Access, 1220 Geer Road, Hughson.

May 17, 2017 | | Local News


TAKE A TOUR

Knights Ferry School representatives of the Paw Prints Press, recently toured the Oakdale Leader office for an inside look at the local weekly paper operations. School Newspaper Advisor, Kimberly McCarthy accompanied the fifth and sixth grade students on their field trip.

May 17, 2017 | | Education


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Life Jacket Giveaway Friday

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department has received a grant from the California State Department of Health "Kid Plates" of 300 children sized life jackets ...

June 22, 2017 | | Local News


Extreme Heat Prompts Market Closure

The weekly Oakdale Farmers Market normally schedule for Wednesday evenings has been cancelled for this evening, Wednesday, June 21.

June 21, 2017 | | Local News


REV. DR. DARREL E. SMITH

The Rev. Dr. Darrel E. Smith passed into the arms of his loving Savior Friday, June 16.

June 21, 2017 | | Obituaries


ALICE HELEN (KILDAL) FLADHAMMER

Alice Fladhammer passed away peacefully on April 15 with her children at her bedside. She had been suffering from Dementia for several years.

June 21, 2017 | | Obituaries


ROSEMARIE CLINE

Oakdale – Rosemarie Cline, a longtime resident of Oakdale, died Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Oak Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following a six-year battle with ...

June 21, 2017 | | Obituaries


OID Finalizes Annexation To Add 10,000-Plus Acres

Oakdale Irritation District (OID) recently completed an annexation deal that was in the works for several years, adding 10,476 acres to the district's ...

June 21, 2017 | By KIM VAN METER Leader Correspondent | Local News


Proposed Pot Ordinance Depends On Prospects

What can cannabis do for Oakdale?

June 21, 2017 | By KIM VAN METER Leader Correspondent | Local News


Oakdale MMA Hosting Women’s Fitness Class

The Oakdale Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Academy will be hosting a six-week class in women's fitness. This unique class will be led by Eloy ...

June 21, 2017 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Wrestlers Host Event

Oakdale's wrestlers hosted a six-team scramble at Oakdale High School this past week. Teams from Tokay, Turlock, Pitman, Yucca Valley and Clovis North hit ...

June 21, 2017 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Aquatics Masters Hit The Pool For Season

It was over 100 degrees in Oakdale on Saturday, June 17 and the Oakdale Aquatics Masters cooled off when the team hosted a five city ...

June 21, 2017 | | Local Sports


Trio Of Oakdale Athletes Qualify For Junior Olympics

The annual Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Region 22 Qualifier was hosted at Riverbank High School this past week. The prestigious youth event is normally held ...

June 21, 2017 | | Local News


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

Flag Day – One best ball red, two best ball white, three best ball blue.

June 21, 2017 | | Local News


Gators Go On The Road To Face Off With Turlock

Oakdale's youth swimming team, the Gators, hit the road this past weekend. The young swimmers packed up and visited Pitman High School in Turlock ...

June 21, 2017 | | Local Sports


All-Star Football

Tis the season for All-Star football games in the Valley and the State Champion Oakdale Mustangs are riding into them. This past week Cullen Bearden ...

June 21, 2017 | | Local News


Fishing Report

All week long I was being asked by my wife what I wanted for Father's Day. Like a lot of fathers, Father's Day ...

June 21, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


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