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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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Local Authors Sought For Annual Library Fair

The Stanislaus County Library is looking for local published authors to take part in the Eighth Annual Local Author Fair on Saturday, Sept. 23 from ...

August 09, 2017 | | Local News


Knights Ferry News

The Community Club meetings are home to one of my favorite small-town customs, potlucks. Everyone brings a dish to share, some bought and some homemade ...

August 09, 2017 | | Knights Ferry News


Library Corner

Preschool Story Time and Wiggle Worms will be off-session in August and resume in September, 2017.

August 09, 2017 | | Local News


Denham, Valadao Bill Expands Teaching Hospital Residencies

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (CA-10), joined by U.S. Representative David G. Valadao (CA-21), have introduced H.R. 3451, the Creating Additional Residency Expansion ...

August 09, 2017 | | Local News


National Night Out Classified A Big Success

A sweltering Wednesday, with temperatures at 106 degrees in Oakdale, Aug. 1 nonetheless saw residents come together in the muggy weather and befriend one another.

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


Summer Session Wraps Up Just Before School Year

Though school is just on the horizon for most local students, a few went above and beyond to participate in an extra learning program these ...

August 09, 2017 | By AUTUMN NEAL Leader Correspondent | Education


Sail To Recovery Offered

Take a veteran sailing on Saturday, Sept. 23 with the Sail to Recovery program of the local American Veterans First organization.

August 09, 2017 | | Local News


Knights Ferry Shooting Under Investigation

A late night shooting Sunday in Knights Ferry left a Stanislaus County Sheriff's Deputy with minor injuries following an altercation, and the man he ...

August 09, 2017 | | Crime


Heroin Confiscated During Afternoon Traffic Stop

A traffic stop for a violation resulted in the arrest of a man on Friday afternoon after police found a package of heroin in his ...

August 09, 2017 | | Crime


Police Beat

NOTICE: The names and incidents printed in the Police Log are obtained from the daily log of the Oakdale Police Department, which is a public ...

August 09, 2017 | | Crime


StocktonCon Flies Into Stockton Arena

Celebrating six years of comic and pop culture fun, StocktonCon 2017 arrives later this month for two days of adventure. Fans will pack the Stockton ...

August 09, 2017 | | Local News


School Boards Welcome FOCUS

Stanislaus County District Attorney Birgit Fladager announced Tuesday that she and representatives from her office, the Stanislaus County Probation Department and Scott Kuykendall, the Assistant ...

August 09, 2017 | | Local News


Grants Available For Training

Computer Tutor Business and Technical Institute has been awarded Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funds to provide career training opportunities for individuals that are ...

August 09, 2017 | | Local News


Recreation Round-Up

Visit the City Web-page at www.oakdalegov.com or Like us on Facebook at - City of Oakdale Recreation and Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Community Center ...

August 09, 2017 | | Local News


Stampede In Search Of Rookies

Although the Oakdale Stampede youth football and cheer season begins on Saturday, Aug. 26, the rookie team is still in search of additional players to ...

August 09, 2017 | | Local Sports


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