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Give Frugal, Fantastic Holiday Gifts

By BILL SPANIEL

November 15, 2017 | | Local Columns


What’s The Scoop On Rescue Dogs?

DEAR DIDI: I am curious about how dogs find people that are lost or trapped in natural disasters. – Curious in Ripon

November 15, 2017 | | Didi's Dogs


Playoff Football Preview

Coming off a convincing 56-12 home win over McNair on Nov. 9, the Oakdale Mustangs quest for another Section title continues. This Friday night the Mustangs welcome the number nine seed, Vanden, to The Corral. The Vanden Vikings come from the Solano County Athletic Conference and are from Fairfield. In their playoff opener the Vikings outlasted the eighth seeded Yuba City Honkers 34-33 in double overtime.

November 15, 2017 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Native Kelly Fogarty Addresses AAUW

Kelly Fogarty grew up in the Cowboy Capital of the World working on her family's fifth generation beef operation. If you asked her "Where's the beef"? – she would have a knowledgeable answer for you.

November 15, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Holiday Fundraiser

November 15, 2017 | | Local News


Families Gather For Annual Salmon Fest

This past Saturday, Nov. 11, hundreds gathered at the Stanislaus River Park in Knights Ferry for the ninth annual Salmon Festival, hosted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, East Stanislaus Resource Conservation District, FISHBIO, and other local partners.

November 15, 2017 | | Local News


TIME TO GIVE

Oakdale Police Department Lt. Joe Carrillo smiles along with Geri Hernandez of the American Red Cross as they encourage donor Alyssa Heinz of Oakdale during the recent community blood drive hosted at the city's Gene Bianchi Community Center. Carrillo shows Heinz he already made his donation; Heinz said this was her second time donating. Hernandez said it was an "awesome" blood drive, with a goal of 24 pints of blood and the actual collection of 39, which can help save the lives of up to 117 people.

November 15, 2017 | | Local News


WHO NEEDS NEW ENGLAND? Caswell bursts into kaleidoscope of autumn colors

By DENNIS WYATT

November 15, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Operation Christmas Child Now Officially Underway

The River Christian Community Church, at 1351 E. G St., Oakdale is the drop off site locally for Operation Christmas Child, which is in the midst of its National Collection Week.

November 15, 2017 | | Local News




Acting Fire Chief Tapped For SCFPD

The Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District (SCFPD) Board of Directors held a meeting on Thursday, Nov. 9 that ultimately saw Michael Wapnowski selected as acting chief.

November 15, 2017 | | Local News


Annual Odd Fellows Christmas Craft Fair

Attention crafters and holiday shoppers. The Third Annual Odd Fellows Christmas Craft Fair is scheduled on Saturday, Dec. 9 at the IOOF Hall in La Grange, open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come share an abundance of Christmas cheer in the warm atmosphere of this historic 1881 vintage Odd Fellows Hall. The IOOF Hall, at 30018 Yosemite Boulevard in La Grange, is the home of Lafayette Lodge #65, Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

November 15, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Annual Lamplight Tours Offered In Columbia

Columbia State Historic Park and Friends of Columbia are proud to present this year's Lamplight Tour, "The Ladies' Gift." Participants will be guided through the decorated town during the walking play while listening to snippets of the town's happenings. Docent-led Lamplight Tours will run Friday, Dec. 1 and Saturday, Dec. 2 beginning at 5:30 p.m. and leaving every 15 minutes. Tickets are on sale now.

November 15, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Keep Baby Safe Program Receives Additional Funding

The Stanislaus County Health Services Agency (SCHSA) announced this past week that the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, has provided grant funding to the Keep Baby Safe (KBS) Car Seat Safety Program. This is the third consecutive year the KBS program has received these funds and the grant period is from Oct. 1, 2017 through Sept. 30, 2018.

November 15, 2017 | | Local News


Keep Baby Safe Program Receives Additional Funding

The Stanislaus County Health Services Agency (SCHSA) announced this past week that the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, has provided grant funding to the Keep Baby Safe (KBS) Car Seat Safety Program. This is the third consecutive year the KBS program has received these funds and the grant period is from Oct. 1, 2017 through Sept. 30, 2018.

November 15, 2017 | | Local News


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Two Premier Exhibits at the Haggin Museum

STOCKTON - Art and sports lovers alike in the Central Valley now have the opportunity to see two world-class exhibits on display at the Haggin Museum ...

December 11, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


‘White Christmas’ magic in Columbia

COLUMBIA - The magic of snowflakes drifting down during a Sunday matinee of Irving Berlin's "White Christmas" musical brought holiday magic to the historic Fallon ...

December 11, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


YOSEMITE A magical winter destination

By DON BABWIN

December 11, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Getting The Most From Insurance

By BILL SPANIEL

December 11, 2017 | | Local Columns


Celebrate Christmas has been a holiday tradition in the Central Valley for more than 30 years. Each

DEAR DIDI: Is it ever possible that, through no fault of the human or the dog, the two are just mismatched? -Worried in Lathrop

December 11, 2017 | | Didi's Dogs


Big Valley Grace Slates Christmas Celebration

Celebrate Christmas has been a holiday tradition in the Central Valley for more than 30 years. Each year, Big Valley Grace Church in Modesto gathers ...

December 11, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Wild And Woolly Revue At Sutter Creek Theatre

Hold on to your seats and get ready for a rollicking evening of outrageous humor and song.

December 11, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Community Hospice, Gallo Center Host Fantasy Of Trees

Beautiful designer decorated trees, wreaths and centerpieces filled the Gallo Center for the Arts lobby during the Friends of Community Hospice's annual Fantasy of ...

December 11, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Making Holiday Memories And Creating Traditions

Counting down to Christmas Day means many different things to people across the globe. Although families likely have several different traditions they anticipate each year ...

December 11, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Rooftop Trespass Results In Arrest

An Oakdale man was arrested early Saturday morning on multiple charges, including vandalism and assault on a police officer.

December 09, 2017 | | Local News


Injury Accident On Yosemite

An early morning head on traffic collision on Friday morning resulted in traffic lanes being closed for a short time on Yosemite Avenue near the ...

December 08, 2017 | | Local News


Singalong At Hutton’s Hamlet

All are welcome to join in for the 19th Annual Christmas Singalong at Hutton's Hamlet on Thursday, Dec. 21 at 6 p.m.

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


Winners Of Congressional App Challenge Announced

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) recently announced Haiying Zeng and Divya Katyal of Elizabeth Ustach Middle School in Modesto as the California 10th District ...

December 06, 2017 | | Education


Junior Class Girls Sought For 2019 DYW Program

Soroptimist International of Oakdale is seeking Junior Class girls to participate in the Distinguished Young Women of Oakdale for the Class of 2019 scholarship program ...

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


Garden Club Holiday Luncheon

Members of the Oakdale Garden Club are planning their Christmas luncheon for Tuesday, Dec. 12 at Firenze Restaurant in Oakdale.

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


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