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RIDE THE WAVES

Volunteers from the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary spent some time in Oakdale on Sunday morning, offering free boat inspection checks in the CostLess parking lot, helping make sure watercraft of all shapes and sizes are ready for the boating season ahead. Here, inspector Ron Clark, right, checks off some items on the list while working with boat owner Ed Keeler of Oakdale. The Coast Guard Auxiliary has been offering the free inspectors since 2006, added inspector David Chovanak, who also was working the event. Those that passed received a sticker to display on the vessel indicating their water worthiness.

March 22, 2017 | | Local News


Science Fair’s Top Honors Presented

Elementary and Oakdale Junior High students were recently acknowledged for their work in the 34th Annual Science Fair. Approximately 70 projects will represent Oakdale Joint Unified School District at the Stanislaus County Science Fair in May.

March 22, 2017 | | Education


Testicle Festival Plating Up Fare

It's an Oakdale tradition and there's never a shortage of hungry people lining up to enjoy a plate of good ol' fashioned cowboy cuisine in the form of mountain oysters, courtesy of the Oakdale Rotary Club.

March 22, 2017 | | Local News


General Managers Oppose ‘Water Grab’

In response to what they have termed the state's "water grab" and in a coordinated, ongoing effort to "Save the Stan," Oakdale Irrigation District General Manager Steve Knell and South San Joaquin Irrigation District General Manager Peter Rietkerk have jointly released a report identifying their concerns with the plan.

March 22, 2017 | | Local News


Wild Spring Storm Brings Wind, Rain

There was rain, wind, thunder, but no tornado touched down in Oakdale on Tuesday afternoon, though weather spotters reported some funnel clouds as close by as Turlock.

March 22, 2017 | | Local News


YES Company Auditions For Summer Production

YES (Youth Entertainment Stage) Company is seeking Stanislaus County students in grades 7-12, to be actors, singers, dancers, and crew members for the production of "Footloose," to be performed at the Gallo Center for the Arts, July 21 through 30. No experience or preparation is necessary and all audition materials will be provided. Students should plan to attend only one of the following open auditions:

March 22, 2017 | | Education


Book Sale Success

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March 22, 2017 | | From Our Readers


Saturday Brings Motor Madness

Just a few days remain for you to get your ticket and join in with the Soroptimist International of Oakdale annual Motor Madness fundraiser. The event is planned on Saturday, March 25 at 6:30 p.m., at the Gene Bianchi Community Center, 110 S. Second Ave., Oakdale.

March 22, 2017 | | Local News


HOOPS BATTLE

March 22, 2017 | | Education


CAR CRUNCHES

March 22, 2017 | | Local News


Dairy Producers Begin Search For New Royalty

The local dairy industry is now accepting applications from young women wishing to compete for the District 6 (Alameda, Mariposa, Merced, Monterey, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Stanislaus and Tuolumne counties) Dairy Princess crown.

March 22, 2017 | | Local News


Police Arrest Local Man In Pornography Case

An Oakdale man is expected to face further court action following his arrest on child pornography charges.

March 22, 2017 | | Crime


Slight Spring Drop Seen In Weekly Pump Prices

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 0.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.81/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has fallen 0.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.29/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

March 22, 2017 | | Government


Volunteer Tutors Needed To Teach Adults To Read

Volunteers aged 18 and over are urgently needed to work with adult literacy students in Stanislaus County. Orientation and training for new tutors will take place April 6 and 8 at LearningQuest, 1032 11th St., downtown Modesto.

March 22, 2017 | | Education


MJC Hosts New Student Days To Enroll First Time Attendees

Modesto Junior College will host its fourth annual "New Student Day" events to enroll high school seniors and other first time students on Saturdays, April 8 and May 20 at 8 a.m. on East Campus, 435 College Ave., Modesto. Students will meet in the Auditorium of the Performing and Media Arts Center. Attendance and campus parking are free.

March 22, 2017 | | Education


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Grants Awarded By Caltrans

Caltrans this week awarded $9.2 million in Sustainable Transportation Planning Grants to support local governments and agencies in their efforts to integrate transit, bicycling ...

April 26, 2017 | | Local News


Jane Seymour To Headline Heart Health Luncheon

Actress Jane Seymour will join more than 600 community leaders and champions of women's heart health for the American Heart Association's Modesto Go ...

April 26, 2017 | | Local News


Oakdale FFA Fundraiser Offered By Masonic Lodge

All in the community are invited to come out and support a breakfast fundraiser for the Oakdale High School FFA Program, sponsored by Oak Summit ...

April 26, 2017 | | Local News


JV Mustang Baseball Boys Win Tournament

Oakdale junior varsity baseball hosted their annual spring tournament, going 3-0 and taking first place.

April 26, 2017 | | Local Sports


Armed Forces Breakfast

The Escalon American Legion and Legion Riders Post – Chapter 263 will host an Armed Forces Day breakfast on Saturday, May 20 at the Escalon Masonic ...

April 26, 2017 | | Local News


Discounted Fair Tickets On Sale Saturday

It's a fair deal on the last Saturday of April when discounted admission tickets, carnival ride wristbands and arena event tickets go on sale ...

April 26, 2017 | | Local News


Fishing Report

For years, many of the boaters that I know of have been asking for there to be a boater's license required. It looks like ...

April 26, 2017 | | Local Sports


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26

April 26, 2017 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustang Softball Gallops Past Kimball

The varsity softball team spent most of its Spring Break 2017 in Tracy. Oakdale (14-6, 5-2) traveled to Kimball High School to face the Jaguars ...

April 26, 2017 | | Local Sports


Junior Relays Slated

Young athletes representing 23 local junior high and middle schools are preparing to compete at the 70th Annual Harold Pope Junior Relays on Saturday, May ...

April 26, 2017 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf And Country Club

Individual Low Net

April 26, 2017 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Brings The Heat For Softball Tournaments

Oakdale's travel softball organization, the Oakdale Heat, has had a busy and successful spring season. Since February, both the 10U and 12U teams have ...

April 26, 2017 | | Local Sports


There are plenty of family friendly things to go

By CARY ORDWAY

April 25, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Annual Reenactment of an 1852 Gold Rush Tent Town-May 18-21

During the early days of the California Gold Rush, as miners streamed through the undeveloped hills of the Mother Lode, tent and shanty towns sprung ...

April 25, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Dealing With Chronic Illness

If you have Medicare, there's a good chance you have two or more chronic conditions such as arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, or dementia.

April 25, 2017 | | Local Columns


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