Volunteers from the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary spent some time in Oakdale on Sunday morning, offering free boat inspection checks in the CostLess parking lot, helping make sure watercraft of all shapes and sizes are ready for the boating season ahead. Here, inspector Ron Clark, right, checks off some items on the list while working with boat owner Ed Keeler of Oakdale. The Coast Guard Auxiliary has been offering the free inspectors since 2006, added inspector David Chovanak, who also was working the event. Those that passed received a sticker to display on the vessel indicating their water worthiness.
Elementary and Oakdale Junior High students were recently acknowledged for their work in the 34th Annual Science Fair. Approximately 70 projects will represent Oakdale Joint Unified School District at the Stanislaus County Science Fair in May.
It's an Oakdale tradition and there's never a shortage of hungry people lining up to enjoy a plate of good ol' fashioned cowboy cuisine in the form of mountain oysters, courtesy of the Oakdale Rotary Club.
In response to what they have termed the state's "water grab" and in a coordinated, ongoing effort to "Save the Stan," Oakdale Irrigation District General Manager Steve Knell and South San Joaquin Irrigation District General Manager Peter Rietkerk have jointly released a report identifying their concerns with the plan.
YES (Youth Entertainment Stage) Company is seeking Stanislaus County students in grades 7-12, to be actors, singers, dancers, and crew members for the production of "Footloose," to be performed at the Gallo Center for the Arts, July 21 through 30. No experience or preparation is necessary and all audition materials will be provided. Students should plan to attend only one of the following open auditions:
Just a few days remain for you to get your ticket and join in with the Soroptimist International of Oakdale annual Motor Madness fundraiser. The event is planned on Saturday, March 25 at 6:30 p.m., at the Gene Bianchi Community Center, 110 S. Second Ave., Oakdale.
The local dairy industry is now accepting applications from young women wishing to compete for the District 6 (Alameda, Mariposa, Merced, Monterey, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Stanislaus and Tuolumne counties) Dairy Princess crown.
Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 0.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.81/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has fallen 0.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.29/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
Volunteers aged 18 and over are urgently needed to work with adult literacy students in Stanislaus County. Orientation and training for new tutors will take place April 6 and 8 at LearningQuest, 1032 11th St., downtown Modesto.
Modesto Junior College will host its fourth annual "New Student Day" events to enroll high school seniors and other first time students on Saturdays, April 8 and May 20 at 8 a.m. on East Campus, 435 College Ave., Modesto. Students will meet in the Auditorium of the Performing and Media Arts Center. Attendance and campus parking are free.