Coming up on Saturday, Nov. 12, plan to make time to enjoy the Stanislaus River Salmon Festival, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 17968 Covered Bridge Road in Knights Ferry. The free event will feature fly casting, interactive exhibits and CDFW law enforcement officers will be present to answer questions. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/srsfest or call (209) 403-1046.
Members of the Oak Valley Art Society, which includes residents from Oakdale, Riverbank, Escalon and beyond, hosted its Fall Art Show on Oct. 15 and 16 and recently announced the winners of the competition.
NOTICE: The names and incidents printed in the Police Log are obtained from the daily log of the Oakdale Police Department, which is a public document. The listing of a name here does not imply that person's guilt or innocence. That can only be determined by a court of law.
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) recognizes Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 23-31, as an excellent opportunity for families to have lifesaving conversations with their children about drug use. The Red Ribbon Campaign, organized by the National Family Partnership, is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation.
The City of Oakdale has once again partnered with Kiwanis Club of Oakdale for the Annual Halloween Parade and Festival. The event will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., beginning with the annual parade. The parade begins at the Youth Building, 297 Gilbert Ave., next to OHS. Line up is at 4:30 p.m., the parade heads from there east along G Street to the Gene Bianchi Community Center at South Second Avenue. The festival will include crafts, face painting, costume contest and a complimentary hot dog, chips and drink dinner.
Fair Oaks Falcons recently elected as the school's Student Council leaders are, left to right: Jessica Birchall, President; Brooke Wheat, Vice President; Jaxton Morton, Sergeant-at-Arms and Hazel Hunter, Secretary.
With Halloween coming up next week, a local effort is hoping to get some area residents to participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project. The goal is to offer non-candy items, helping make Halloween safe for young trick-or-treaters with food allergies.
Oakdale Senior Center Crafting Group will once again host its annual quilt raffle to benefit the Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Community Center. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. The quilt is 96'x96' and the winner will be announced during the Senior Center Valentine Dinner on Feb. 10, 2017. Tickets may be purchased at the Senior Center at 450 E. A St., Oakdale.
On Your Mark Events presents its 20th Annual Salmon Duathlon and 5k Run on Saturday, Nov. 5, 8:45 a.m., in the historic hamlet and surrounding area of Knights Ferry. The Salmon Duathlon (run, bike, run) and 5k Run (two separate competitions) will benefit the preservation of the salmon natural spawning habitat in the Stanislaus River.
Autumn is all around us ... be sure to enjoy this beautiful season ... take time to enjoy together with your loved ones all the beauty that God bestows upon us during this lovely time of year! To former Valley Home News writer Laura Burghardt and her husband Glenn, the changing colors of the fall season is one of their favorite times to take a nice quiet drive through our community and the surrounding areas. The falling autumn leaves are truly a beautiful sight to behold. We are blessed to live in Valley Home!
The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Young Entrepreneur Foundation announced that its scholarship application for the 2017 NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards is now open through Dec. 18, 2016. High school seniors who run their own business and plan to attend a two- or four-year university, college, or vocational institute during the fall of 2017 are eligible to apply.