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JO ANNE REIMERS

Jo Anne Reimers, 81, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 16, 2017. Born and raised in Oakdale, California the daughter of Earl and Helen Haslam, she was one of three sisters, (Adele and Mary), who predeceased her.

July 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


VICTOR “JIM” GOMES

Jim Gomes of Oakdale passed away into the arms of God, Thursday July 6, 2017. Jim passed at UCSF surrounded by his loving family, he was 55 years old.

July 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


MARJORIE ELLEN ZUMWALT

Marjorie passed away, with her loving daughters by her side, on June 20, 2017 after a courageous battle with stage IV cancer. She was born in Sonora, CA to Hans and Mary Dues. After the death of her parents, Marjorie moved to Oakdale at the age of 16.

July 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


SHARON VISS

Sharon Viss passed away unexpectedly on Friday, July 7. She was a committed Christian woman, wife, daughter, and stepmother who will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Sharon was born in Modesto and raised in Waterford. She graduated from Oakdale High School in 1961 and went on to graduate from Modesto Junior College and San Francisco State University. She returned to live in Waterford and began a teaching career in the Oakdale Joint Unified School District that spanned 38 years, mostly in first grade and briefly in sixth. She loved music and was a gifted pianist. In addition ...

July 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


THEATRE Great American Park Musical opening on SRT Sonora stage

SONORA - In present-day North Florida, in a town called Starke, in a trailer park called "Armadillo Acres" (though there are few armadillos and even fewer acres), there's a new tenant – and she's wreaking havoc all over Florida's most exclusive trailer park. New resident, Pippi, the stripper, is on the run, in her five-inch heels no less! Her arrival shakes up the otherwise hum-drum, daily existence of the trailer park residents. When Pippi comes between the Dr. Phil-loving agoraphobic Jeannie and her tollbooth-collector husband Norbert – Conflict shakes the dysfunctional bliss of the trailer park!

July 19, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Mono Lake part of Highway 120’s unique charms

By DENNIS WYATT

July 19, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


National American Cowboy Day Observance Scheduled

The Oakdale Saddle Club and the Oakdale Cowboy Museum are joining forces for a special celebration. On Saturday, July 22, join them in observing the National Day of the American Cowboy with an Oakdale Ranch Rodeo, kids events, music, food and more.

July 19, 2017 | | Local News


Deputies Arrest Riverbank Man In Business Burglary

An investigation into an early morning burglary on Sunday resulted in the arrest of a Riverbank man.

July 19, 2017 | | Crime


County Fair Features Thrills, Chills, and Fun

A little more than halfway into its 10-day run, the Stanislaus County Fair has plenty to keep fairgoers busy, with non-stop fun running through Sunday, July 23.

July 19, 2017 | | Local News


State’s Mutual Aid System Already Put To Summer Test

California's firefighting mutual aid system continued working at full speed this past weekend, sending firefighters and resources from across the state to join the battle at 12 major wildfires threatening dozens of communities at both ends of the state. As of Saturday, July 15 there were more than 400 engines, four dozen aircraft and over 7,000 personnel working on wildfires that have already burned as much as 159,000 acres statewide.

July 19, 2017 | | Local News


Truck Hauling Cattle Crashes Into Oakdale Community Park

A Ford truck hauling a cattle trailer crashed into the still-under construction Oakdale Community Park in an afternoon accident on July 12.

July 19, 2017 | | Local News


Pump Prices Stay Steady

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have not moved in the past week, averaging $2.78/gallon on July 16, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.24/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

July 19, 2017 | | Local News


Never 2 Late Hits Friday Night Notes

The Oakdale Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring its traditional Concerts in the Park summer series every Friday night at 6:30 p.m.

July 19, 2017 | By AUTUMN NEAL Leader Correspondent | Local News


French Club Members Discover, Celebrate Canada

Oakdale High School's French Club has been fundraising to go on a trip for the past few years. That trip became a reality earlier this summer.

July 19, 2017 | by AUTUMN NEAL Leader Correspondent | Local News


State Transportation Funding Buoyed By New Senate Bill

The California Transportation Commission (Commission) has adopted guidelines to implement portions of Senate Bill (SB) 1. The Commission's actions for the State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP), the Transportation Asset Management Plan, and the Active Transportation Program (ATP) are the first major step toward awarding the funds specific to those project areas. SB 1, signed by Governor Brown in April, provides the first significant and stable increase in state transportation funding to rebuild California in more than two decades.

July 19, 2017 | | Local News


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Treat Kids To School Lunches That Meet All Needs

School lunch may seem like a relatively easy concept for parents to master. However, day in and day out, enterprising moms and dads grow anxious ...

August 15, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Tasty, Healthful Reasons To Shop Farmers’ Markets

Farmers' markets are a staple of summer in many locations. The United States Department of Agriculture says that, between the years of 2008 and 2013 ...

August 15, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Sheriff’s Department Identifies Suspect, Deputy In Shooting

Detectives continue to investigate the officer involved shooting that occurred on Sunday, Aug. 6 in Knights Ferry. The deputy involved in the shooting has been ...

August 10, 2017 | | Local News


Tommy Dreamer Added To APW Event

Hardcore icon Tommy Dreamer will take the Stockton Civic Memorial Auditorium to the extreme. Friday night, Aug. 18, the former Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) World ...

August 09, 2017 | | Local Sports


Plenty of Sonora Pass campground choices

Pinecrest Camping: These are excellent campgrounds, close to Pinecrest Lake, fishing, hiking trails, stores. A great place for children with a beach and swim area ...

August 09, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Old Sacramento hosting Gold Rush Days Sept 1-4

OLD SACRAMENTO,– Get ready to turn back time to the turbulent 1850s when Gold Rush Days (& Nights!) return to Old Sacramento over the extended Labor ...

August 09, 2017 | | 209 LIVING




AND THE BAND PLAYED …

Members of the Oakdale Community Band came out for National Night Out and played familiar tunes, much akin to those heard in Disneyland and at ...

August 09, 2017 | | Local News


StanCOG’S “Big-Picture Look” At Transportation In The Valley

Stanislaus Council of Governments (StanCOG) is looking to improve the quality of life valley-wide.

August 09, 2017 | By AUTUMN NEAL Leader Correspondent | Local News


City Faces Permanent Water Chlorination

If you live within the city limits and you think there's something stinky coming out of the tap - your nose isn't lying.

August 09, 2017 | By KIM VAN METER Special To The Leader | Local News


Officers Spearheading Drive

Members of the Oakdale Police Officer's Association are hosting Operation "Fill the Cruiser" in the community.

August 09, 2017 | | Local News


Round-Ups The Order Of The (School) Day

Amidst the excitement of greeting friends, students getting ready to head back to school this week at Oakdale junior and senior high schools were busy ...

August 09, 2017 | | Education


Knights Ferry Church Welcomes Arrival Of New Pastor

Knights Ferry Community Church is pleased to welcome Pastor Henry Raven and his wife Jean to their church family. Pastor Raven has served as the ...

August 09, 2017 | | Local News


St. Louis Encephalitis Virus Detected

The East Side and Turlock Mosquito Abatement Districts (MADs) have received confirmation that a mosquito sample from Stanislaus County has tested positive for St. Louis ...

August 09, 2017 | | Local News


Oakdale Soroptimist Club Installs Board Of Directors

Soroptimist International of Oakdale installed its 2017-2018 President Marcia Speiller and Board of Directors at a recent luncheon hosted at the Oakdale Golf and Country ...

August 09, 2017 | | Local News


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