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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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CAL FIRE Forest Health Grants Reduce Greenhouse Gases

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) on Tuesday announced that the department will award over $21 million in grants to local ...

August 16, 2017 | | Government


Oakdale School Farm To Be Open By Fall

By TERESA HAMMOND

August 16, 2017 | | Education


Sutter’s Fort Offers Hands On History

Continuing a popular series of fun and interactive "Hands on History" activities offered each month, Sutter's Fort State Historic Park and Friends of Sutter ...

August 16, 2017 | | Local News


Caltrans Career Fairs Aim To Fill Vacancies

Caltrans is hiring, looking to fill more than 1,100 open positions, and is hosting career fairs statewide to attract potential employees.

August 16, 2017 | | Local News


Bank Of Stockton Celebrates 150 Years

Bank of Stockton, established on Aug. 12, 1867, celebrated its milestone 150th anniversary this past week, culminating in cake and candles at all of its ...

August 16, 2017 | | Local Business


Pump Prices Move Higher

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 1.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.81/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

August 16, 2017 | | Local News


Christianson Not Seeking Another Term As Sheriff

By SABRA STAFFORD

August 16, 2017 | | Government


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 ...

August 16, 2017 | | Crime


Education Office Plans Livestream Of Solar Eclipse

A view from a solar telescope will provide live footage of the upcoming eclipse from the San Joaquin County Office of Education Campus in Stockton.

August 16, 2017 | | Local News


Knights Ferry News

Many residents heard shots fired around 11:30 p.m. Sunday before last but very little information was released until late morning the next day ...

August 16, 2017 | | Knights Ferry News


Biblical Historical Tour To Israel And Jordan

A Biblical and historical study tour to Israel and Jordan is scheduled to depart from San Francisco on Nov. 25, 2017. The 14-day Biblical journey ...

August 16, 2017 | | Local News


Videos For Sea Safety: A Girl Scout’s Project

It's fairly common to hear about young men's efforts in their Eagle Scout projects. It is, however, less common to hear about Girl ...

August 16, 2017 | By AUTUMN NEAL Leader Correspondent | Local News


Community Briefs

Summer Concert Series

August 16, 2017 | | Local News


Valley Home News

We start our column this week with a huge thank you to our fire service and our law enforcement, with a special thank you to ...

August 16, 2017 | | Valley Home News


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

Low Net – Blind Draw

August 16, 2017 | | Local Sports


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