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OHS Earns Championship Title At Occupational Expo

The students of Oakdale High School have once again left their mark on Stanislaus County Office of Education.

March 30, 2016 | | Education


Knights Ferry Students’ Annual Salmon Release

Students of Knights Ferry Elementary School recently took a hike to the Stanislaus River for the release of baby salmon.

March 30, 2016 | | Local News


Women’s Club Gathers

The April meeting of the Oakdale Women's Club will be at the Oakdale Country Club at noon on Tuesday, April 5. The menu is Turkey Pecan Croissant w/sliced fruit, and chocolate mousse for dessert. Attendees can order a salad instead, choices are Oriental salad, Cobb salad, or Spinach with strawberries salad. Call Elaine Hogg at 209-322-3338 to get your reservation in to her. The April program is Neighborhood Watch by Mike Hancock. All women of the area are invited even if they are not a member; they can come as a guest.

March 30, 2016 | | News Briefs


Spring Fest Springs Forth At Park

It was the 10th annual Kids Spring Fest on Saturday, hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Oakdale and the City of Oakdale, open to all area families and staged at Kerr Park.

March 30, 2016 | | Local News


CHARLES LAVERN “Vern” WILSON

Charles Lavern "Vern" Wilson, 84, of Sun City, AZ passed away on Good Friday (March 25, 2016) at his home following complications from Alzheimer's disease. Pop was born in Shawnee, OK on Jan. 12, 1932. Vern graduated from Fremont High School in 1950 and after attended Abilene Christian College, went into preaching the gospel which he did for over 50 years. He met and married Rosemarie Etchison in 1953 and they had four sons together; Tom (Loie) of Oakdale, Ted (Angela) of Chandler, AZ, Tim (Kelly) of Manteca, and Taylor of Fresno. Vern has one surviving brother, Don (82 ...

March 30, 2016 | | Obituaries


Classic Cars Ready To Roll Into Knights Ferry Saturday

The third annual Knights Ferry Classic Car Show is scheduled for this Saturday, April 2, expected to draw plenty of auto enthusiasts to the small community.

March 30, 2016 | | Local News


Trio Of Mustang Teams See Mixed Results

Three Oakdale sports teams hit the pool, the court and the links this past week with all recording mixed results. With the Valley Oak League season for some teams rapidly approaching the halfway mark, every victory counts.

March 30, 2016 | | Local Sports


Denham’s Office Plans Oakdale Stop

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) has announced Mobile District Office Hours for the month of April 2016. Mobile District Office Hours are an opportunity for 10th district residents to meet with the congressman and staff to hear more about his work in Washington, D.C. and the Central Valley, have their questions answered or get help with specific casework.

March 30, 2016 | | Local News


KENNETH CLAY BARNETTE

Kenneth Clay Barnette was born in Gainsville, TX, on August 24, 1932 and passed away March 3, 2016 in Vallecito, CA. A member of the National Guard for 40 years, he was an engineer for PG&E, loved woodworking and a member of the LDS church in Murphys.

March 30, 2016 | | Obituaries


Varsity Soccer Girls Split VOL Matches

Oakdale's (8-3-2, 1-1-0) varsity girls soccer team opened up their Valley Oak League (VOL) season this past week with mixed results. In their season opener, Oakdale came out on the wrong side of a 1-0 shutout on the road against Kimball (3-2-5, 1-1-0) on Monday, March 21. The Lady Mustangs flipped the script on Wednesday, March 23 when they went from being blanked, to dishing out a shutout of their own on the road against Weston Ranch (5-4-0, 0-2-0) with a 4-0 victory.

March 30, 2016 | | Local Sports


Varsity Girls Win 82nd Consecutive Dual Meet

Oakdale's varsity girls track and field team continued their Valley Oak League dominance with a 70-65 victory over Sierra on Thursday, March 24. The narrow victory pushed the girls' amazing dual meet winning streak to 82, as the team has not lost a VOL dual meet in 11 years. Helping lead the charge for the girls were Melody Johnson by winning a pair of the hurdle events. Johnson took both the 100 and 300 meter hurdles for the Lady Mustangs. The field events helped Oakdale to the strong finish with impressive and powerful displays by the throws team. Hannah ...

March 30, 2016 | | Local Sports


All Invited To FanFest At Banner Island Ballpark

For the third year in a row, the Stockton Ports Anchor Fund will host a FanFest, scheduled for Saturday, April 9 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Banner Island Ballpark.

March 30, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

If you ask any fisherman what they like about fishing, they probably wouldn't be able to give you just one answer. Most likely it's a lot of little things that they like about fishing that keeps them involved in the sport. Many, like myself, became addicted to fishing immediately after being taken out for the first time. I actually remember waiting anxiously for my chance to finally go fishing. Eventually I got my chance and even though I didn't catch anything, I could hardly wait for my next opportunity. Fortunately there were a few ponds near my ...

March 30, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


STEP BACK IN TIME

The beautiful weather in nearby Knights Ferry earlier this month drew good-sized crowds to the small town for the annual Civil War Reenactment, which ran Saturday and Sunday, March 19 and 20. PHOTOS BY KIM VAN METER

March 29, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


Game Of Tones Electronic Music Concert At MJC

The Modesto Junior College Department of Music presents Game of Tones Electronic Music Concert on Wednesday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall on East Campus, 435 College Ave., Modesto. The concert is open to the public and admission is free. Campus parking is available in student lots for $2.

March 29, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


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Statewide Bicycle Safety In Focus Throughout May

May is National Bike Safety Month, and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is reminding motorists and bicyclists to share responsibility for roadway safety. California's ...

May 04, 2016 | | Local News


Elder Abuse Prevention Program Slated By SEAPA

Information will be available at a workshop scheduled for Friday, May 6 at the Riverbank Community Center, 3600 Santa Fe St., from 10 a.m ...

May 04, 2016 | | News Briefs


Knights Ferry News

Knights Ferry lost a long time resident when Phil (Bud) Frymire died last week. He leaves behind his wife, Carmen, children Rosie Paulat (Bob), Lisa ...

May 04, 2016 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News


Valley Home News

Over 100 years of Valley Home School tradition. As we look into the eyes of our soon to be Valley Home graduates we catch a ...

May 04, 2016 | | Valley Home News


California Gasoline Prices Higher Than U.S. Average

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 1.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.61/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

May 04, 2016 | | Local News


Wildfire Awareness Week Highlights State Dangers

After a destructive fire season in 2015, conditions in California are already drying out prompting Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. to declare May 1-7, 2016 ...

May 04, 2016 | | Local News


Denham Mobile Office Visits Oakdale, Escalon

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) has announced Mobile District Office Hours for the month of May, with stops coming up in Oakdale and Escalon.

May 04, 2016 | | Local News


Pet Adoption Event Scheduled Saturday

The Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance will be hosting a pet adoption event at PetCo in the Crossroads Shopping Center in Riverbank on Saturday, May 7 ...

May 04, 2016 | | Local News


Work Day At River

Volunteers of all ages are encouraged to attend the next scheduled monthly cleanup of the Stanislaus River, slated for this Saturday, May 7. Hours for ...

May 04, 2016 | | News Briefs


Local Students Presented Columbia College Degrees

Columbia College hosted its 47th Commencement on Friday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the Oak Pavilion. A reception for the graduates, their ...

May 04, 2016 | | Local News


Annual Harold Pope Junior Relays Slated

Young athletes representing 26 local junior high and middle schools are preparing to compete at the 69th Annual Harold Pope Junior Relays on Saturday, May ...

May 04, 2016 | | Education


Caltrans Crews Clearing Passes

Caltrans maintenance crews are busy clearing highways, cutting through steep and narrow mountain passes, including the Sonora pass in Tuolumne County, and the Ebbetts and ...

May 04, 2016 | | Local News


Rescue Mission Plans Burgerfest Fundraiser

The Oakdale Rescue Mission is planning its inaugural Burgerfest Fundraiser event, set for Saturday, May 14 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., with ...

May 04, 2016 | | Local News


California Gold Rush History Comes to Life

Columbia State Historic Park will present "Diggins Tent Town 1852" – its annual living history event this coming May 19 through May 22. Sponsored by Friends ...

May 04, 2016 | | Local News


PHILIP CHARLES FRYMIRE

In the early morning hours of April 28, Philip "Bud" Frymire passed away in the presence of his family at the age of 88.

May 04, 2016 | | Obituaries


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