We have sad news this week in Valley Home. Richard Mullins, husband of Winnie, passed away suddenly on Saturday afternoon at their home. He was a strong, quiet man with a great sense of humor who loved and cared for his family. The family wants to thank all those who helped: ditch tenders, paramedics, firefighters and sheriff. Richard will be sorely missed.
The Heavy Equipment College of California, a leading educational and training school in Modesto, will join the Stanislaus County Veterans Employment Committee (SCVEC) in hosting a Veteran's Job Fair in downtown Modesto on Thursday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. near its campus located at 409 12th St.
The American Legion and Legion Riders Post – Chapter 263 out of Escalon is hosting an Armed Forces Day breakfast on Saturday, May 21. The breakfast will be offered at the Escalon Masonic Hall, 1500 Viking St., Escalon with all active duty Armed Forces personnel invited to attend at no charge.
On Saturday, May 21 the Sonora Chamber of Commerce will present pianist, composer and visual artist Scott Kirby in a new multi-media show, Main Street Souvenirs, A Journey Through The American Heartland at the Sonora Opera Hall, 250 S. Washington St., in historic downtown Sonora. One show will be presented in an evening performance at 7:30 p.m. Doors open one hour before showtime and the box office will open at the Opera Hall at 4:30 p.m.
The Oakdale boys golf team saw their season come to a close on Monday, May 9. Oakdale Golf and Country Club was the host site for the 2016 CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division III Divisional Tournament. The Mustangs had six representatives in the tournament in hopes of making it to the 2016 Masters Tournament. As a team, Oakdale finished fifth on the day with a total score of 440; only the top two teams advanced, which were the Central Catholic Raiders (382) and Vista del Lago Eagles (397).
Opening Day finally arrived. Now all the trout fishing fanatics can get out there and beat the water to a froth in seek of their quarry. While the state sets the official date, I learned long ago that opening day is really set by The Good Lord. In wet years when there is a huge snow pack the real opening day may well be the middle of June, while in drought years the first of May might be a realistic opening date. In any event, trout season has begun and we can begin our search for our wary quarry in ...
Records are meant to be broken. This past weekend, five Oakdale High School varsity boys school swimming records were broken and new ones set at the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Championships. Seniors Nate Van Cleave and Rhett Harrison teamed with Jackson Metcalfe and Caden Nord to make school history and advanced to the CIF State Meet with their record-breaking performance at Tokay High School.
"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after." (Henry David Thoreau) The longer that I've been fishing the more this quote has meant to me. Fishing has and will always be something that I seem to value more as time passes. I was reminded of this by my son last year. He asked to go fishing with me only. Our previous trips were with a friend or two. Admittedly, he's not as obsessed with fishing as I was at his age but he was obviously interested in spending ...
The 2013 Tony Award winner for Best Play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike comes to Sierra Repertory Theatre's East Sonora Theatre May 20 through June 12. SRT favorite Becky Saunders (Church Basement Ladies, Honky Tonk Angels) directs the show, with SRT company actor Ty Smith as Vanya.