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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.

May 18, 2016 | Nancy Osmundson | Valley Home News


Veteran’s Job Fair Thursday In Modesto

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.

May 18, 2016 | | News Briefs


American Legion, Riders Host Saturday Breakfast

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.

May 18, 2016 | | Local News


Oakdale Plans Special Graduation Night Party

Members of the Oakdale High School Class of 2016 can celebrate their final night of high school together in a fun, safe, sober environment by attending the Sober Grad Night party.

May 18, 2016 | | Education


Birth Announcements

BEEMAN

May 18, 2016 | | Birth Announcements


Gordon, Peterson Plan Nuptials

Kimberly Peterson and Robert Gordon have announced their plans to wed in November of 2016. The couple became engaged on March 19 of this year.

May 18, 2016 | | Engagements


Multi-Media Performance Slated By Artist In Sonora

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.

May 18, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


Fish Releases Equated To Saving Lives

Religious Live Fish Releases

May 18, 2016 | By CARRIE WILSON California Department Of Fish And Wildlife | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

18 Hole Spring Handicap Tournament

May 18, 2016 | | Local Sports


Season Comes To Close For Varsity Golf Boys

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).

May 18, 2016 | | Local Sports


Opening Day Observations 2016

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 ...

May 18, 2016 | By DON MOYER | Local Sports


Boys Set Five New OHS Records At Swim Sections

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.

May 18, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

"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 ...

May 18, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Annual Catfish Derby June 4 At Oak Grove

San Joaquin County Parks and Recreation and the Delta Fly Fishers will host the 32nd annual Catfish Derby on Saturday, June 4 beginning at 6:15 a.m. at Oak Grove Regional Park in Stockton.

May 18, 2016 | | Local Sports


Old Names, Modern Humor Shine In Sierra Rep Production

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.

May 18, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


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Woodward Fireworks Celebration Scheduled

Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors presents the 21st annual Fireworks Celebration, in cooperation with the Stanislaus County Parks and Recreation, at Woodward Reservoir on Monday ...

June 22, 2016 | | Local News


Reasons To Include More Dairy In Your Daily Diet

A healthy diet can improve quality of life and reduce a person's risk of developing disease or other negative health conditions. For example, a ...

June 22, 2016 | | Local News


Health Centers In California Expand Oral Health Services

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell on June 16 announced $24,127,657 in funding to support 65 health centers in California ...

June 22, 2016 | | News Briefs


Health Experts Urge Caution During Summer Months

Hot weather is dangerous, and seniors are particularly prone to its threat. Elderly heat stroke and heat exhaustion can be a real problem. A recent ...

June 22, 2016 | | Local News


Valley Home News

With vacations and summer getaways in full force, it is important that we are aware of any suspicious activity within our community. Our Valley Home ...

June 22, 2016 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


Knights Ferry News

Birthday greetings for the month of June go out to: Bob Brunker, Eric Sinkevich, Greg Borba, Johnathan Borba, Audrey Mack, Landon Burns, Carl Schafer, Rawlin ...

June 22, 2016 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News


Two-Day Conference Focuses On Parenting

Big Valley Grace Church in Modesto will be the site for an upcoming conference on parenting, July 8 and 9.

June 22, 2016 | | News Briefs


Statewide Caltrans Survey: Motorists Guilty Of Littering

Caltrans released new survey data this week that shows nearly half of all motorists surveyed admit to sometimes littering along the state's highways. Nearly ...

June 22, 2016 | | Local News


Federal Survey Will Help Shape Transportation Plans

This year, Caltrans and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are asking thousands of Californians how they get around. Surveys are being distributed now through April ...

June 22, 2016 | | Local News


Motorists Enjoy Sub-$3 Pump Prices Nationwide

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 0.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.73/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

June 22, 2016 | | Local News


Special Shopping Spree

This past April at the Oakdale Cowgirl Luncheon, Carl and Kathy La Force, owners of the Oakdale Grocery Outlet, donated a two-minute shopping spree as ...

June 22, 2016 | | Local News


Police Beat

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 ...

June 22, 2016 | | Crime


CHP Safety Tips Offered For Hot Summer Travel

California summers are an exciting time to enjoy traveling, vacations, and road trips. Many people consider the summer months a perfect opportunity to spend time ...

June 22, 2016 | | Local News


Vote Aims To Strengthen U.S. Security, Preparedness

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) on June 16 supported the passage of H.R. 5293, appropriations for the Department of Defense for fiscal year ...

June 22, 2016 | | Local News


Delicato’s Photo Show Wraps Up With Awards

The 20th annual Delicato Photography Show is in full swing at the winery's Tasting Room, off Highway 99 four miles north of Manteca. Off ...

June 22, 2016 | | Local News


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