Ronald Ray Merryman, 75, died Thursday, July 19 after extended illnesses at his Oakdale home.
In years past the Oakdale community has enjoyed a robust National Night Out event with multiple locations throughout the city with police demonstrations, fun, food, and raffle prizes but the budget crunch has put a damper on this popular annual celebration.
The hot weather we have been sweltering in the past couple of weeks seems to have taken a toll on Valley Home activities this past week. There is the old saying that "no news is good news" however, in this case we are disappointed at not having received a word from our Valley Home 4-H entrants in the County Fair!
The mountain lion has been sighted on Frymire Road! Michelle Mueller reports her neighbor saw it drinking out of the ditch and lying in the shade. There have been many deer in that part of the neighborhood, good food for the lion. A deer killed by a lion was on the Griesner beach on the river on July 4th. Be aware of your surroundings when outside.
Jessica Abruzzini of Oakdale and Kyle Thomas Scott of Keizer, Oregon exchanged wedding vows on May 26, 2012 in an afternoon ceremony at the Ohe family ranch in Oakdale.
Krista Anderson, daughter of Escalon residents Randy and Teresa Anderson, is engaged to Ryan McCoon.
Expectant parents David and Stacey O'Neal welcomed the arrival of their daughter on July 13, 2012.
A daughter, Reese Darian Wells, was born to expectant parents Sean and Erin Wells of Oakdale on June 2, 2012.
Josephine Cecilia Costa, 80, died Sunday, July 15 after an extended illness at her home.
Bryon Martin, 37, died Monday, July 16 in Modesto.
Margaret McKeon, 76, died unexpectedly on Saturday, July 21 in Carmel with her loving husband Sandy by her side to the end.
John C. Mercurio, Sr., 77, died Wednesday, July 18 at Oak Valley Care Center after a battle with Alzheimer's disease.
California's Central Valley environment is getting healthier, but not fast enough. Its air quality is still among the worst in the nation, according to a report released this past week.
The Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors recently unanimously approved a resolution to terminate the contract between the district and the Board of Administration of the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS). Due to sustainability concerns and escalating costs associated with the retirement program, the board has expressed concerns and has heard presentations from CalPERS staff. The board directed OID staff to evaluate the options and came up with the need to use strong wording like "contract termination" apparently in order to get the financials they need to study the feasibility.
A new exhibit, The Saddle, Tools of the Trade, will debut at the Oakdale Cowboy Museum, on Wednesday, July 25, from 6 p.m. 8 p.m. This exhibit will feature the exact tools and equipment that would have been found in a saddle shop 100 years ago and still are being used in shops today. Over the last 150 years the design of the western saddle has continually changed. These changes have mainly occurred to fulfill the various needs of the mounted stockman. The style for many of the tools of the saddle maker however, have not changed significantly ...
Community Hospice announced this week they were awarded a $100,000 grant from the New York Life Foundation. Community Hospice was one of 20 bereavement service providers that received the funding as part of an effort to help expand grief support services to diverse and disadvantaged youth across the country.
As trees across the state begin to blossom for spring, California's Arbor Week is emphasizing the importance trees have on communities and their residents. Officials from CAL FIRE and California ReLeaf, an organization working to preserve, protect and enhance California's urban forests, have announced the winners of the statewide Arbor Week poster contest.
Ripon Police announced that on Wednesday, March 5 they arrested a registered sex offender from Oakdale in possession of child pornography on a computer.
An early Saturday morning accident left an Oakdale man facing felony driving under the influence and hit and run counts, after police found his vehicle a short distance from the incident.
Harriet May Chittenden, 91, died in Turlock, California, on Jan. 28, 2014.
Jacklyn Libby, 81, died Tuesday, Feb. 25.
Stanley R. Lowry, 89, of Oakdale died Saturday, Feb. 22 at Oak Valley Care Center.
Gilbert A. Reynolds, 77, died Tuesday, Feb. 25 at home surrounded by his family.
Ann Marie Perusa Unruh, 98, died Thursday, Feb. 20.
The Oakdale Joint Unified School District's 31st Annual Science Fair is slated for March 10-13, at the Oakdale FES Hall on North Lee Avenue, across from Fair Oaks Elementary School.
The Cat in the Hat was back to celebrate the 17th annual Read Across America Day, held on March 3. Read Across America is a program that focuses on bringing awareness and motivating children to read. The event is always held on or near the March 2 birthday of children's author Theodor Seuss Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss.
Former Knights Ferry residents Joe and Jeanette Evans are first time grandparents! On December 31st little Felix Lee Evans was born to Joe and Sue in Sacramento. Welcome to the world Felix!
It made for an exciting game of basketball when good friends Tom Cassinetto and Randy Russell met up this past Thursday at Valley Home School. Randy coaches Knights Ferry basketball and Tom coaches Valley Home. Before being hired to teach at Knights Ferry Randy taught at Valley Home School. Randy was a favorite at Valley Home and it is great to see his success and happiness at Knights Ferry School. Both gentlemen have strong ties to both Valley Home and Knights Ferry and no doubt having their teams come together on Thursday was a special day indeed! Our thanks to ...
The Oakdale Police Department is advising that residents can obtain sand bags to assist in protecting against potential flooding from the Oakdale Fire Department.