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LOIS MEARL SOUZA

Lois Souza, age 88, passed away peacefully on March 30, 2016 at the Oakdale Rehabilitation and Nursing Center with her family by her side. Lois Mearl Harrell was born on October 27, 1927 to Miller Rainey Harrell and Pearl Faye Gray in Berkeley, CA. Lois graduated from El Cerrito High School and moved to Oakdale, CA after high school where she met and married the love of her life, Tony Souza on July 1, 1950 in Reno, NV. Lois is preceded in death by her husband, Tony Souza and her brother Tom Harrell. She is survived by her four children ...

April 05, 2016 | | Obituaries


DARALD BRAKE

Darald Dean Brake went to be with the Lord on March 31, 2016 at his home in Oakdale at the age of 73. Darald was born on December 10, 1942 to John and Marjorie Brake in Lindsay, California, but was raised in Ivanhoe and went to Redwood High School. He settled in Oakdale and has lived there for the past several years. Darald began working with his father farming and driving the tractor at the age of 7 and never stopped working. He loved his career in telecommunications field for more than 55 years. Out of high school, Darald enlisted ...

April 05, 2016 | | Obituaries


DEBRA STONE

Debbie Lynn Stone, 58, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on March 31, 2016. Debbie was born on December 22, 1957 in Turlock, California. She grew up in Modesto. She married the love of her life, Randal Stone, on July 25, 1975. They were married for 32 years. She raised her family in Escalon for 24 years. The past 8 years she resided in Oakdale. She was an avid reader. However, her true happiness in life came from spending time with her family; she was a dedicated wife, loving mother, and adoring grandmother.

April 05, 2016 | | Obituaries


WILLIAM (Bill) R. SCHIPPERS

Bill was born in Pittsburg, CA to Edward and Margaret Schippers. He attended school in Modesto, CA. Bill was a marine and he left on an honorable discharge. He worked at ACE Hardware for many years until his death. Bill is survived by 1 brother, 2 sisters, and his loving wife, Sharon, of 20 years.

April 05, 2016 | | Obituaries


LINDA LOUISE AMATE

Linda graduated OHS in 1962 and went on to receive her BA degree and teaching credentials at Fresno State. Linda was a Kindergarten teacher in Riverbank, CA in the early 70s, but in 1975 began working for SSA until her retirement (after 27 years) in 2002. Linda lived in the bay area prior to returning to Oakdale in 2005 to be closer to her mother, Marion Macdonald. They are now together again, in Heaven.

April 05, 2016 | | Obituaries


To Trim Or Not To Trim

DEAR DIDI: I know where my greyhound, Sasha, is at all times. Her nails echo through the house on my hardwood floors. I am terrified to trim them and hurt her. Is it bad in some way for her if I don't trim them? - Curious Mom

April 04, 2016 | | Didi's Dogs


Central Valley Brewfest Adds New VIP Option

Nominated for a MAMA award for best large event in 2015, the fourth annual Central Valley Brewfest is bringing more breweries, beers and entertainment to make the event grander than ever. The festival promises to be an amazing experience in taste, art, and music with over 125 brews to sample.

April 04, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


MJC Pow Wow Shares Native American Culture

Modesto Junior College will host the 17th annual Intertribal Pow Wow on Sunday, April 17 from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. on MJC's East Campus Quad, 435 College Ave., Modesto. The Pow Wow brings together and shares the culture and traditions of Native American people with the community and campus. The event is open to the public and admission is free. (In the event of rain the Pow Wow will be held in the pavilion of the Agriculture Center for Education on West Campus.)

April 04, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


Area Farm-Fresh Produce Offered Up At Fairgrounds

The Turlock Certified Farmers Market has found a new home at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds where the community can support their local farmers and vendors.

April 04, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


Sweet boating lake, wilderness trail just 50 minutes away

By DENNIS WYATT

April 04, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


LIVELY LIVERMORE

Just over the hill awaits wine, shopping, dining & fun

April 04, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


Knights Ferry News

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


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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


Love Oakdale Slated Saturday

The kickoff rally is planned for 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 23 at Wood Park in Oakdale, in the heart of downtown, as work ...

April 20, 2016 | | Local News


Parade Organizer Praises Help From Local Youths

In her first year as serving as coordinator of the Oakdale Rodeo Parade, Lisa Vandermeer said she got plenty of help … from an unexpected source.

April 20, 2016 | | Local News


Annual Photography Show Entries Sought By Delicato

Competition is now open to entries by amateur and professional photographers for the 20th annual Delicato Vineyards Photography Show. The show will run from Saturday ...

April 19, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


Learn About “Bees & Trees” Through Fair’s Ag Education

The Stanislaus County Fair is partnering with local classrooms throughout the area to build on their education.

April 19, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


Low Maintenance Flower Garden Care Made Easy

By MELINDA MYERS

April 19, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


Rings, Knocks And The Bark

DEAR DIDI: My dog is very well behaved at all times, except when the doorbell rings or someone knocks on the door. He acts insane ...

April 18, 2016 | | Local Columns




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