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JO ANNE REIMERS

Jo Anne Reimers, 81, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 16, 2017. Born and raised in Oakdale, California the daughter of Earl and Helen Haslam, she was one of three sisters, (Adele and Mary), who predeceased her.

July 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


VICTOR “JIM” GOMES

Jim Gomes of Oakdale passed away into the arms of God, Thursday July 6, 2017. Jim passed at UCSF surrounded by his loving family, he was 55 years old.

July 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


MARJORIE ELLEN ZUMWALT

Marjorie passed away, with her loving daughters by her side, on June 20, 2017 after a courageous battle with stage IV cancer. She was born in Sonora, CA to Hans and Mary Dues. After the death of her parents, Marjorie moved to Oakdale at the age of 16.

July 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


SHARON VISS

Sharon Viss passed away unexpectedly on Friday, July 7. She was a committed Christian woman, wife, daughter, and stepmother who will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Sharon was born in Modesto and raised in Waterford. She graduated from Oakdale High School in 1961 and went on to graduate from Modesto Junior College and San Francisco State University. She returned to live in Waterford and began a teaching career in the Oakdale Joint Unified School District that spanned 38 years, mostly in first grade and briefly in sixth. She loved music and was a gifted pianist. In addition ...

July 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


THEATRE Great American Park Musical opening on SRT Sonora stage

SONORA - In present-day North Florida, in a town called Starke, in a trailer park called "Armadillo Acres" (though there are few armadillos and even fewer acres), there's a new tenant – and she's wreaking havoc all over Florida's most exclusive trailer park. New resident, Pippi, the stripper, is on the run, in her five-inch heels no less! Her arrival shakes up the otherwise hum-drum, daily existence of the trailer park residents. When Pippi comes between the Dr. Phil-loving agoraphobic Jeannie and her tollbooth-collector husband Norbert – Conflict shakes the dysfunctional bliss of the trailer park!

July 19, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Mono Lake part of Highway 120’s unique charms

By DENNIS WYATT

July 19, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


National American Cowboy Day Observance Scheduled

The Oakdale Saddle Club and the Oakdale Cowboy Museum are joining forces for a special celebration. On Saturday, July 22, join them in observing the National Day of the American Cowboy with an Oakdale Ranch Rodeo, kids events, music, food and more.

July 19, 2017 | | Local News


Deputies Arrest Riverbank Man In Business Burglary

An investigation into an early morning burglary on Sunday resulted in the arrest of a Riverbank man.

July 19, 2017 | | Crime


County Fair Features Thrills, Chills, and Fun

A little more than halfway into its 10-day run, the Stanislaus County Fair has plenty to keep fairgoers busy, with non-stop fun running through Sunday, July 23.

July 19, 2017 | | Local News


State’s Mutual Aid System Already Put To Summer Test

California's firefighting mutual aid system continued working at full speed this past weekend, sending firefighters and resources from across the state to join the battle at 12 major wildfires threatening dozens of communities at both ends of the state. As of Saturday, July 15 there were more than 400 engines, four dozen aircraft and over 7,000 personnel working on wildfires that have already burned as much as 159,000 acres statewide.

July 19, 2017 | | Local News


Truck Hauling Cattle Crashes Into Oakdale Community Park

A Ford truck hauling a cattle trailer crashed into the still-under construction Oakdale Community Park in an afternoon accident on July 12.

July 19, 2017 | | Local News


Pump Prices Stay Steady

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have not moved in the past week, averaging $2.78/gallon on July 16, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.24/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

July 19, 2017 | | Local News


Never 2 Late Hits Friday Night Notes

The Oakdale Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring its traditional Concerts in the Park summer series every Friday night at 6:30 p.m.

July 19, 2017 | By AUTUMN NEAL Leader Correspondent | Local News


French Club Members Discover, Celebrate Canada

Oakdale High School's French Club has been fundraising to go on a trip for the past few years. That trip became a reality earlier this summer.

July 19, 2017 | by AUTUMN NEAL Leader Correspondent | Local News


State Transportation Funding Buoyed By New Senate Bill

The California Transportation Commission (Commission) has adopted guidelines to implement portions of Senate Bill (SB) 1. The Commission's actions for the State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP), the Transportation Asset Management Plan, and the Active Transportation Program (ATP) are the first major step toward awarding the funds specific to those project areas. SB 1, signed by Governor Brown in April, provides the first significant and stable increase in state transportation funding to rebuild California in more than two decades.

July 19, 2017 | | Local News


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POLICE BEAT

THURSDAY, JULY 20

July 26, 2017 | | Crime


Tasty Treat

Little Julian Cerda didn't seem to mind the heat one bit as he enjoyed the sweet treats at the second annual Oakdale Stampede Meet ...

July 26, 2017 | | Local News


Fires Continue to Blaze

There is no rest for the weary, as fires continue to pose threat throughout the state of California. As crews continue to work on current ...

July 26, 2017 | | Local News


National Night Out Event Slated for Aug 1

Neighborhoods throughout Oakdale are invited to join forces with police and thousands of communities nationwide on Tuesday, Aug. 1 for National Night Out.

July 26, 2017 | | Local News


Valley Home News

Happy birthday to the Queen of Valley Home, Laura Berghardt. Best wishes and many returns on your special day!

July 26, 2017 | | Valley Home News


Knights Ferry News

It has been a pleasure to write about the Ferry, covering births, deaths, weddings, birthdays, school activities, MAC meetings, rattlesnakes, mountain lion sightings, Pumpkin Roll ...

July 26, 2017 | | Knights Ferry News


Ceja, DYW Represents at State Level

Gabrielle "Gaby" Ceja, Oakdale's Distinguished Young Woman, competed in the Distinguished Young Women of California Class of 2018 State Finals along with 21 other ...

July 26, 2017 | | Local News


Oakdale Hosts WSRRA Event

On Saturday, July 22, the Oakdale Saddle Club celebrated the National Day of the Cowboy by hosting its' annual Ranch Rodeo. Local cowboys and cowgirls ...

July 26, 2017 | | Local Sports


Second Annual Stampede Meet and Greet Scores Big

Families, coaches, players and cheerleaders gathered at Kerr Park this past weekend for the second annual Stampede Meet and Greet. Nearly 150 people braved the ...

July 26, 2017 | | Local Sports


Oakdale MMA Offers Group Classes

School is just around the corner and for some it can be a scary place. Bullying is more common and at a new level with ...

July 26, 2017 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

Low Net (Blind Draw)

July 26, 2017 | | Local Sports


How Medicare Covers Home Health Services

A couple of years ago, my father, well into his 70s, finally bought himself a high-performance automobile.

July 25, 2017 | | Local Columns


Contemporary Jazz Pianist Keiko Matsui appearing at Bankhead Theater in August

LIVERMORE – This August, contemporary jazz pianist Keiko Matsui makes her fifth return to Livermore, where the intimate acoustics of the Bankhead Theater are ideal for ...

July 25, 2017 | | 209 LIVING




SUTTER’S FORT Where the California dream started

By DENNIS WYATT

July 25, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


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