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Easter Sunrise Service was beautiful, clear and bright. The sun rose and shone its light on the faithful that assembled.

March 30, 2016 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News


Valley Home News

The blessings of family ... As with most of you, on Easter we gathered with our families. For most it was a day of bright colorful egg hunts and visits with those we hold dear. For my family the holiday held many blessings. Strong family ties, including friends that care and share those family ties. Although this Easter had some bittersweet moments throughout the day, those family ties were strong and together we enjoyed a truly blessed Easter Day.

March 30, 2016 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


Slow, Steady Rise Seen In Gas Prices

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 9.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.56 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 5.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.04/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

March 30, 2016 | | Local News


Caltrans Charters New State Innovation Group

Caltrans and Federal Highway Administration leaders recently signed a charter establishing the California State Transportation Innovation Council (STIC), which will serve as a forum for advocating and overseeing the rapid deployment of innovations in the transportation sector.

March 30, 2016 | | Local News


Pet Voucher Program Plans Stop In Riverbank

Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance will be offering vouchers at Petco in the Crossroads Shopping Center in Riverbank on Saturday, April 2 from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

March 30, 2016 | | Local News


Transportation Commission Appoints Executive Director

Chair Bob Alvarado has announced the appointment of Susan Bransen as Executive Director of the California Transportation Commission, effective April 1, 2016.

March 30, 2016 | | News Briefs


Escalon Educator Dunbar Named Woman Of The Year

Assemblymember Kristin Olsen, of Riverbank, has honored Manteca educator and Escalon resident Tammy Brecht Dunbar as the 2016 Woman of the Year for the 12th Assembly District.

March 30, 2016 | | Local News


Ag Day Provides Info, Insight For Students

From learning the products of California to getting a chance for an up close look at some farm animals, the students at Valley Home School (kindergarten through eighth grade) were busy all day Thursday, with presentations from two different groups of FFA students.

March 30, 2016 | | Education


Teacher Fair Upcoming In Neighboring Modesto

The Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) is hosting a Teacher Recruitment Job Fair on Saturday, April 9 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at SCOE's downtown offices, 1100 H St., Modesto. This year's job fair is open to fully-credentialed teachers or intern-eligible candidates and credential completion candidates by August 2016 (verified by Program Completion letter or Intern Eligible letter) who pre-register on-line by Wednesday, March 30 at www.edjoin.org. Admission is free. (Candidates who do not pre-register will be admitted into the fair at 10 a.m.)

March 30, 2016 | | Education


OHS Earns Championship Title At Occupational Expo

The students of Oakdale High School have once again left their mark on Stanislaus County Office of Education.

March 30, 2016 | | Education


Knights Ferry Students’ Annual Salmon Release

Students of Knights Ferry Elementary School recently took a hike to the Stanislaus River for the release of baby salmon.

March 30, 2016 | | Local News


Women’s Club Gathers

The April meeting of the Oakdale Women's Club will be at the Oakdale Country Club at noon on Tuesday, April 5. The menu is Turkey Pecan Croissant w/sliced fruit, and chocolate mousse for dessert. Attendees can order a salad instead, choices are Oriental salad, Cobb salad, or Spinach with strawberries salad. Call Elaine Hogg at 209-322-3338 to get your reservation in to her. The April program is Neighborhood Watch by Mike Hancock. All women of the area are invited even if they are not a member; they can come as a guest.

March 30, 2016 | | News Briefs


Spring Fest Springs Forth At Park

It was the 10th annual Kids Spring Fest on Saturday, hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Oakdale and the City of Oakdale, open to all area families and staged at Kerr Park.

March 30, 2016 | | Local News


CHARLES LAVERN “Vern” WILSON

Charles Lavern "Vern" Wilson, 84, of Sun City, AZ passed away on Good Friday (March 25, 2016) at his home following complications from Alzheimer's disease. Pop was born in Shawnee, OK on Jan. 12, 1932. Vern graduated from Fremont High School in 1950 and after attended Abilene Christian College, went into preaching the gospel which he did for over 50 years. He met and married Rosemarie Etchison in 1953 and they had four sons together; Tom (Loie) of Oakdale, Ted (Angela) of Chandler, AZ, Tim (Kelly) of Manteca, and Taylor of Fresno. Vern has one surviving brother, Don (82 ...

March 30, 2016 | | Obituaries


Classic Cars Ready To Roll Into Knights Ferry Saturday

The third annual Knights Ferry Classic Car Show is scheduled for this Saturday, April 2, expected to draw plenty of auto enthusiasts to the small community.

March 30, 2016 | | Local News


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Tea Party Session Features Media Guru

Have you ever wondered how to set up a Facebook page? Twitter? Instagram? Is speaking in front of a crowd hard for you? How about ...

April 20, 2016 | | News Briefs


Knights Ferry News

April birthday wishes go out to: Denise Crom, Calab Coston, Jim McCarthy, Megan Peterson, Michelle Muller, Jordan Ray, Eric Ulrich, Sharon Page, Lee Shearer, Jean ...

April 20, 2016 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News


Valley Home News

Welcome all ... Great things are happening in Valley Home! Tonight, Wednesday, April 20th through Saturday evening, April 23rd you are invited to a wonderful old ...

April 20, 2016 | | Valley Home News


Kayaking, History Offered At Melones Visitors Center

The next couple of Saturdays will hold some special programs at New Melones Lake Visitors Center, with kayaking featured on April 23 and Me-Wuk heritage ...

April 20, 2016 | | Local News


Students Gear Up For Annual County Academic Pentathlon

Stanislaus County junior high school students are gearing up for the 12th Annual Stanislaus County Academic Pentathlon. Approximately 150 students are slated to participate in ...

April 20, 2016 | | Education


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20

April 20, 2016 | | Local Sports


Assembly Bill Aims To Track Cargo Theft

Assemblymember Kristin Olsen (R-Riverbank) said AB 2805, her bill to create a task force that would develop and adopt standards for detecting and tracking cargo ...

April 20, 2016 | | Local News


Sunday Drowning At Woodward Reservoir

Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District officials reported that emergency crews responded to a possible drowning at the Woodward Reservoir on Sunday, April 17 around 4 ...

April 20, 2016 | | Local News


Tip Leads To Arrest Of Shotgun-Toting Teen

Oakdale Police, acting on information that a 15-year-old boy was in the area of Oak Valley Hospital with a concealed shotgun, located the individual and ...

April 20, 2016 | | Crime


Strong Performances Lift Track, Field Team

In a showdown of undefeated teams, the Oakdale Lady Mustangs varsity track and field squad expanded their league dual meet winning streak to 89 on ...

April 20, 2016 | | Local Sports


4-H Earns Top Honors At West Coast Rabbit Show

On the weekend of April 9th and 10th, 2016, the Orange Blossom 4-H Rabbit Project participated in the West Coast Classic Rabbit Show in Reno ...

April 20, 2016 | Molly Terpstra Orange Blossom 4H Reporter | Local News


Students Shine At Elementary Science Olympiad

Earlier this month, young science enthusiasts gathered at Walnut Elementary School in Turlock for the 19th Annual Elementary Science Olympiad, hosted through the Stanislaus County ...

April 20, 2016 | | Education


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

Blind Draw - Low Net

April 20, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

It took a little longer than I had originally planned but I finally was able to fish Lake Pardee last weekend. The trip was a ...

April 20, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Refurbished Sierra DinnerTrain Celebrates Re­Opening

Under vivid blue skies with a crisp breeze blowing, the train whistle blew at regular intervals through Oakdale on Sunday, April 17.

April 20, 2016 | | Local News


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