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Fire Board Sets Session

After having "no reportable action" out of a special session on Friday, Oct. 27, the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District Board of Directors has called yet another special session.

October 25, 2017 | | Local News


Senior Menu

Senior lunches are served Monday through Friday at the Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Center in Oakdale. Call to reserve a lunch, 303-0946.

October 25, 2017 | | Local News


Ritland Offers Address At MJC Veteran’s Day

Modesto Junior College Veteran Services invites the community to a Veteran's Day Celebration featuring a keynote address by Mike Ritland on Monday, Nov.6 at 7 p.m. in the Main Auditorium of the Performing and Media Arts Center on East Campus, 435 College Ave., Modesto. The event is open to the public and admission and parking are free.

October 25, 2017 | | Local News


CHAMPION TRIO

Magnolia Elementary school students recently participated in the annual school spelling bee with participants from fourth through sixth grades. The top three winners of this year's event were: Maya Baza, First Place; Jorden Nesper, Second Place and Brooklin Werner, Third Place.

October 25, 2017 | | Education


TOP HONORS

Fair Oaks Elementary School recently hosted its annual Spelling Bee. Winners of the 2017 event were: Joseph Yakligian, First Place; Carter Franca, Second Place and Payton Avila, Third Place.

October 25, 2017 | | Education


Community Briefs

Women's Club Luncheon

October 25, 2017 | | Local News


Red Ribbon Fun Surrounds Serious Subject

Oakdale schools hosted activities throughout the week in observance of Red Ribbon Week. Hosted each year, the annual event brings awareness of the adverse effects of drugs and alcohol. All sites in the district take part in some way, with students participating in fun activities that also deliver a serious message, highlighting the dangers associated with drug abuse.

October 25, 2017 | | Education


County’s Deputy Officer Focusing On Prevention

Ruben Imperial has been appointed to fill the position of Deputy Executive Officer with the Stanislaus County Chief Executive Office. His work will center on providing leadership and direction in the alignment of the County with Focus on Prevention, a regional initiative with the aim to improve the quality of life for all Stanislaus residents and families through coordinated prevention efforts working across multiple sectors.

October 25, 2017 | | Government


OPERATION WARMTH

Oakdale High School Leadership and Central Catholic's Leadership Class team members have once again teamed up for "Operation Warmth." During the week of Oct. 30 through Nov. 3 the two schools will collect socks, gloves and/or mittens, beanies, scarves, disposable hand warmers and miscellaneous winter clothing to distribute to those in need and the homeless. Community members may make donations at OHS or to a donation box at the Oakdale/Central Catholic football game at Central, Nov. 3.

October 25, 2017 | | Local News


Wildfire Battle Slowly Being Won By Crews

Even as local firefighters spread the message of fire prevention in area schools during the just completed Fire Prevention Week, more than 4,300 firefighters remain on the frontlines of nine active wildfires across the state.

October 25, 2017 | | Local News


Downtown Halloween Parade, Fest Scheduled

Mark the calendar for Tuesday, October 31 – Halloween – and plan to join in the festivities as the community's annual Halloween Parade and Festival will be staged by the City of Oakdale, co-sponsored by Oakdale Kiwanis.

October 25, 2017 | | Local News


Young Eagles Take Flight At Airport’s Annual Event

For the past 20 years, off and on, the local EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) Chapter 90 has been participating in the national Young Eagles Day event at the Oakdale Municipal Airport, Dan Donnelly Field, sending kids 8 years and older into the sky in the hopes of sparking a love for aviation.

October 25, 2017 | By KIM VAN METER Special To The Leader | Local News


MJC Offers Free “Homeboy Goes To Harvard” Presentation

The Modesto Junior College Office of Counseling presents "Homeboy Goes to Harvard" with guest speaker Richard Santana, Ed.M., on Thursday, Oct. 26 at 5:30 p.m. in Sierra Hall, room 132, on West Campus, 2001 Blue Gum Ave., Modesto. The event is open to the public and admission is free. Parking is available for $2 in campus lots.

October 25, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


YES KIDETTES Marks 11th Year

YES (Youth Entertainment Stage) KIDETTES will present Disney's "Winnie the Pooh, Kidettes" at the Downey High School Auditorium in Modesto on Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. Two additional matinee performances are scheduled for Nov. 11 and 12 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are now on sale at YESCompany.org or www.ShowTix4U.com. The show isn't recommended for infants under the age of two.

October 25, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Fallon House stages “White Christmas’

SONORA - Sierra Repertory Theatre is proud to present the eighth production in their 2017 Season. Irving Berlin's White Christmas, plays Nov. 3 to Dec. 17, at the historic Fallon House Theatre in Columbia State Park.

October 25, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


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Tennis Closes Campaign

Oakdale hosted the 2017 Valley Oak League Championship Tournament this past week, closing out the season on their home court.

November 01, 2017 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustang Golf Girls Earn Blue Section Banner

Putting the exclamation point on their season, the Oakdale golf girls played at Tracy Golf and Country Club for the Sac-Joaquin Section D III Championship ...

November 01, 2017 | | Local Sports


Water Polo Squads Ready To Dive Into Playoffs

The 2017 regular water polo season came to a close this past week. On Tuesday, Oct. 24 both the boys and girls Oakdale water polo ...

November 01, 2017 | | Local Sports


Stampede Gears Up For Cencal Playoffs

The regular season of the Cencal Youth Football League has come to a close. For the Oakdale varsity Stampede it ended on a high note ...

November 01, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

For those of us who've been fishing a while, I'm sure we've all heard the term "turnover" used. Turnover can happen several ...

November 01, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Mustangs Run Wild At VOL Cross Country Meet

The Valley Oak League Cross Country Championship meet was held Wednesday, Oct. 25 at Eagal Lakes in Tracy. For the freshman/sophomore boys and junior ...

November 01, 2017 | | Local Sports


Making The Most Of School Fundraising

By BILL SPANIEL

October 31, 2017 | | Local Columns


New Art Exhibit Open At Columbia College

A colorful, varied retrospective of artwork by local artist and arts educator Sherman Hay is on display at Columbia College. Exhibits of more than 40 ...

October 31, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Red Pony Band Concert To Benefit Denair Theater

The Red Pony Band is an acoustic instrument and vocal group whose music revisits the original Louisiana Hayride Radio tradition but with a creative tendency ...

October 31, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Student Film Festival Now Accepting Submissions

Calling all college and high school filmmakers; The Grand Foundation is now accepting short film submissions for its 2018 Student Film Festival to be held ...

October 31, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Family Science Presentation On “Ocean Engine Of Life”

The Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS) invites the community to dive into the "Ocean Engine of Life," a free, family science show by Tierney ...

October 31, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


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