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Bronco Wine Company Earns Zero Waste Gold Certification

Bronco Wine Company, one of the largest wineries and the largest vineyard owner in the United States, unveiled today, Jan. 13, that it has received the prestigious Zero Waste Gold Facility certification from the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council (USZWBC). During its national sales meeting, the certification was presented to Bronco Wine Company's Ceres, Calif. facility today.

January 13, 2016 | | Local News


Valley Home News

Happy Birthday to Valley Home 8th grader Marissa Hicks. Marissa is involved with all school sports and is well known for being very athletic. Marissa also plays softball outside of school and has earned many honors. Happy Birthday Marissa, we wish you many happy returns of this very special day!

January 13, 2016 | Winne Mullins | Valley Home News


ERNEST EDWARD WAGGONER

Ernest Edward Waggoner of Oakdale was born Dec 1, 1924 in Urbana, Illinois. Born the eldest son of Morris Edward Waggoner and Helen Orpha Ernest, he was brother to Donald and James. He died peacefully Dec 21, 2015 at the age of 91, having been active and independent until November.

January 13, 2016 | | Obituaries


Knights Ferry News

Birthday greetings for January go out to: Heather Wright, Sean McCarthy, Barbara Burroughs, Sherron McCarthy, Alexis Aries, Logan Martinelli, Kaeli Sweet, Madison Page, Ric Feichter, Joe Murray, Larry Bell, Sam Page, Matthew Boyer, Benjamin Cassinetto, Carson Sundberg, Jett Thompson, Hadley Gardner, Dr. Janet Skulina, Angel Robbins, Jessica Martinez, Nathaly Ramirez, Rhiannon Hawthorn, Heather Voortman, Clarisse, Phoebe and Lucas Jones.

January 13, 2016 | | Knights Ferry News


VALERIE ANN JORDAN

Valerie Ann Jordan was born on January 25, 1954 to parents Elsie Much and the late Richard Much. Valerie passed into Heaven on January 1, 2016 and was reunited with her late husband, Randy Jordan. Valerie is survived by her Daughters Jennifer and Katie, Son-in-law Adam, Grandchildren Maddisen, Charles, Abbygale, and Ryder, Sister Marlene (Wayne) and Brothers Kenny (Kerry) and David (Carol), along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 1 p.m. at the River Oak Grace Community Church in Oakdale.

January 13, 2016 | | Obituaries


Newly Enacted Laws Beneficial For Veterans

Seven laws took effect on Jan. 1, 2016, with the goal of improving the lives of California's veterans, service members, and their families.

January 13, 2016 | | Local News


ROBERT LEROY “BOB” ALLISON

Age 74, of Jefferson Hills, PA, formerly of Modesto, CA, Bob passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday, December 10, 2015. Beloved husband of 43 years to Bonnie Allison; father of R. Keith Allison, Francesca Allison Grant and James L. Allison; grandfather of William Bailey Grant, Isabella Marie Grant, Kensie Lynn Allison and Kayla Wren Allison; brother of Carol Lair; son of Priscilla Allison Franklin and the late James P. Allison. Bob served in the US Air Force from 1962-1966, he was a mechanic at Hershey Foods in Oakdale, CA from 1967-2007. Bob volunteered with Special Olympics for many ...

January 13, 2016 | | Obituaries


CECIL JOSEPH MUNIAIN

Our beloved DAD, "CECIL" ... OAKDALE'S #1 MUSTANG FAN, has passed.

January 13, 2016 | | Obituaries


Community Briefs

Accordion Club

January 13, 2016 | | News Briefs


Driver Strikes Three Parked Vehicles

An Escalon man driving on West F Street in Oakdale lost consciousness and drove his pickup truck into three parked cars just west of the Yosemite Avenue intersection on Tuesday, Jan. 5 just before 4 p.m., causing commute traffic to be snarled at the busy location.

January 13, 2016 | | Local News


Memorial Run CHP Tradition

More than 70 cadets are preparing to graduate from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) Academy this week. Before they do, they will run from the Academy in West Sacramento to the California Peace Officers' Memorial monument across from the State Capitol. The approximate 5-mile run is a tradition on the Wednesday before each graduation.

January 13, 2016 | | Local News


Awards Ceremony Lauds Community Service

Four organizations that provide vital assistance and help improve the quality of life in Oakdale are being considered for this year's Community Service Award, with the honor being presented Friday night, Jan. 15 at the Gene Bianchi Community Center.

January 13, 2016 | | Local News


Oakdale’s Junior Achievement Nominees Saluted

Four young difference makers are in the running for the Junior Achievement Award, to be presented Friday night at the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce 70th annual Awards Dinner. Following are brief summaries of why these young people – Alyssa Castano, Gustavo Torres Carrillo, Hope Kindred and Kate Wessling – have been tapped for the recognition.

January 13, 2016 | | Local News


Martin Luther King, Jr. Event Features Prize Winning Author

Taylor Branch, Pulitzer Prize winning author and proponent of nonviolence and civil rights, will present the keynote address for the 22nd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration on Saturday, Jan. 23 in the Modesto Junior College Performing Arts and Media Center Auditorium, 435 College Ave. in Modesto. Branch will speak on "Freedom and Gridlock: Lessons from Martin Luther King." Doors open at 6 p.m. and the program begins at 7 p.m. The event is open to the public and admission is free.

January 13, 2016 | | Local News


Storm Window Stays Wide Open For Region

With more than an inch of rain falling on the Oakdale area over the past several days and the region now over eight inches of rain for the season so far, forecasters are predicting another wet week.

January 13, 2016 | | Local News


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Thursday Meeting Slated For Local AAUW Group

The American Association of University Women, Oakdale, Riverbank, Escalon Branch, will host Marion Kaanon, who will speak about the role and function of the Stanislaus ...

February 10, 2016 | | Local News


Cowboy Museum Announces Student Scholarships Available

The Oakdale Cowboy Museum is presenting scholarships to deserving high school seniors in the Central Valley region.

February 10, 2016 | | Local News


Holistic Life Open House Slated

The Holistic Life Institute, School of Massage and Natural Health, in Oakdale is hosting an Open House on March 6 with an introduction to its ...

February 10, 2016 | | Local Business


Falling Gas Prices Continue To Greet Motorists At Pump

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 11.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.14/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

February 10, 2016 | | Local News


Library Offers Variety Of February Programs

There is plenty going on at the Oakdale Library, 151 S. First Ave., with a variety of programs and services scheduled throughout the month of ...

February 10, 2016 | | Local News


Student Artwork Submissions Sought For 2016 Competition

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) has announced the opening of California's 2016 10th District Congressional Art Competition. The annual art competition showcases the ...

February 10, 2016 | | Local News


Friends Of The Library Seeking Book Donations

The Friends of the Oakdale Library will be hosting its annual used book sale at the Bianchi Community Center on March 8, 9 and 10 ...

February 10, 2016 | | Local News


March Women’s Club Meeting Scheduled

Oakdale Women's Club had an outstanding lunch and meeting on Feb. 2 with the Oakdale Golf and Country Club chef demonstrating how to make ...

February 10, 2016 | | Local News


Grange Hosts Monthly ‘Bunko Nite’ On Feb. 12

The Oakdale Grange #435 will be hosting its monthly Bunko Nite on Friday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. Bunko is always the second Friday ...

February 10, 2016 | | Local News


Region 6 Student Artists Showcased In Exhibition

As part of Youth Arts Month, the public is invited to visit the Educationally Interpretive Exhibition, "Making Arts Learning Visible!" Feb. 29 – April 1, 2016 ...

February 10, 2016 | | Education


Presidents’ Day Holiday Prompts Local Closures

Monday, Feb. 15 will be observed as Presidents' Day to mark the birthday of George Washington, first President of the United States, and it is ...

February 10, 2016 | | Local News


Memorial Fishing Tournament Slated

San Joaquin County Parks and Recreation and the Delta Fly Fishers will present the 13th Annual Bob McMillen Memorial Fishing Tournament on Saturday, March 5 ...

February 10, 2016 | | Local Sports


2016 Racing Season

The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series looks to have some major exciting improvements for this season. First, and foremost, is the new TV deal ...

February 10, 2016 | By MIKE BURGHARDT Racing Correspondent | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Just when I was starting to imagine our lakes being full and our launch ramps being within walking, not hiking, distance from the parking lot ...

February 10, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Cal-Hi Sports Taps Trapp For All-State Grid Honors

Oakdale senior Lane Trapp, son of Russell and Marian Trapp, was recognized as a member of the 2016 Cal-Hi Sports All-State football team. The Mustang ...

February 10, 2016 | | Local Sports


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