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JOHN DUNCAN EDMUNSON

Services to be held at Acacia Memorial Park Modesto, CA 12 p.m. Friday, August 26th. Celebration of life following service at Oakdale Sportsman's Club.

August 24, 2016 | | Obituaries


ANTHONY JOHN (TONY) PADILLA

Tony was born in Taos, New Mexico and was a resident of Oakdale for 21 years. Tony loved spending time with his family and friends. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and formerly served as a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. His favorite past-time was playing golf. His other hobbies included shooting pool, reading, and watching Westerns. He was a veteran of the US Army and worked as an Electroplater until his retirement.

August 24, 2016 | | Obituaries


BETTE LEE (COPPETTI) MILAM

Bette Lee (Coppetti) Milam, loving wife, mother, and grandmother went home to be with Jesus on August 9, 2016, after a year-long battle with cancer. Bette was born on June 21, 1946, in Oakdale, CA. She lived there most of her young life. After graduating from Oakdale High School, Bette continued her education at San Francisco State and the University Of California in San Francisco, CA where she earned her degree in Cytotechnology. She married the love of her life, Howard Milam on February 5, 1967. They would have celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary in the upcoming year. They had ...

August 24, 2016 | | Obituaries


GEORGE E. DUNN

George E Dunn passed away unexpectedly on August 15, 2016 at the age of 73 while camping in the Sierras. He was born on October 4, 1943 in Oakdale California to Cedric and Lois Dunn. George entered the Navy in 1961 after graduating high school, and retired in 1982. During the Navy he and his family lived in Norfolk, VA, Imperial Beach, CA and San Diego CA. Upon retiring from the military he and his family moved to Orland, CA where he was the transportation supervisor for the Orland School District. George then went to work for the California Highway ...

August 24, 2016 | | Obituaries


ARLENE J. CARPENTER

Arlene J. Carpenter passed away Saturday night August 20, 2016 at the Oak Valley Care Center surrounded by her family. Born and raised in Patterson to Albert and Hilma Agadoni. She met her lifelong love Howard Carpenter during his milk truck deliveries in Patterson. They moved to Oakdale for Dad's grocery business where they raised their family. Mom and Dad were married for 62 years before his death in 2011. Mom worked for the Oakdale Veterinary Hospital for over 40 years. She had an immense love for all animals. She often brought the hospitalized animals special food and bedding ...

August 24, 2016 | | Obituaries


JAMES TITCHENAL

James Merlyn Titchenal passed on August 12, 2016 surrounded by his family one week prior to his 88th birthday. He was born on August 21, 1928 in Oakdale California to Jim and Pearl Titchenal. Jim leaves behind his wife of 64 years Patricia Barnes Titchenal. He also leaves his sister, Beverly Haidlen of Oakdale, daughter Stephanie Titchenal Gilkey of Modesto and his son Jeffery M. Titchenal of Lake Forest CA. Grandchildren Michelle Gilkey of Sacramento, Mark Gilkey of Sacramento, James Titchenal of Irvine Ca., Jason Titchenal of Mesa Arizona and Trevor Hall of Los Angeles Ca. Nephews Tom Haidlen, Don ...

August 24, 2016 | | Obituaries


Bond Earns UNL Degree

Megan Catherine Bond of Oakdale was among nearly 800 graduates who received degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln during the summer all-university commencement ceremony Aug. 13 at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

August 24, 2016 | | News Briefs


From Our Readers

Contributions Made Night Out A Success

August 24, 2016 | | From Our Readers


Knights Ferry News

Knights Ferry School got off to a great start with 120 enrolled. New Kindergarteners and TKs are: Malia Olivo, Everett Holtsman, Xochili Lau-Vargas, Sophia Leslie, Stetson Travao, Wyatt Birdsong, Alizay Cardosa, Jasper Davis, Adrian Arias, Jax Poncabare, Bertin Pineda-Medina, Pablo Martinez, Bowen Sunderland, Angeline Hyde, Jocelyn Schlicht, Colton Camara, Aubrey Sibley, Kyle Mangante, Cole Schlicht, Jeremy Ryan and Colin Gibson. Have a great year!

August 24, 2016 | By Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News


Valley Home News

Our Valley Home students are excited as August 31st approaches. On Monday August 31st the students will visit the school library and the PTC scholastic book faire! Each year the Parent Teacher Club sponsors the book faire under the leadership of Michelle McKenzie and her dedicated crew! Our students are able to purchase terrific reading material perfectly suited for their age group. Special thanks to all those who work so hard to make this event happen for our students.

August 24, 2016 | By Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


State Funding Earmarked To Aid Micke Grove Zoo

State Senator Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton) announced that efforts are under way to access over half a million dollars in state funds she was able to secure for Micke Grove Zoo in the recently passed 2016-17 State Budget.

August 24, 2016 | | Local News


Celebration Of Hope Concert Set Thursday At Gallo Center

An evening of music and inspiration is planned at the Gallo Center for the Arts at 1000 I St., Modesto on Thursday, Aug. 25 starting at 7:30 p.m.

August 24, 2016 | | Local News


Oakdale Women Gearing Up For New Year Of Activities

The 2016-2017 board members of the Oakdale Women's Club recently hosted a Get Acquainted Tea for new members at the Oakdale Golf and Country Club. This was an opportunity for new members to meet the Board and to ask questions about the activities and opportunities to participate on various committees. Co-President Sandee Polterock and Membership Chair Sandy Dyer hosted the event.

August 24, 2016 | | Local News


California’s Rangeland Trust Earns Renewed Accreditation

California Rangeland Trust, a land trust that works to conserve California's working ranches, announced it has achieved renewed accreditation - a mark of distinction in land conservation. The Land Trust Accreditation Commission awarded renewed accreditation, signifying its confidence that California Rangeland Trust's lands will be protected forever.

August 24, 2016 | | Local News


ACE Receives Grant To Aid Modernization

The Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) was awarded $16,459,000 by the State of California through the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) as part of the Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP) 2016 Awards. These funds are dispersed by the State to fund capital improvements and operational investments that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and modernize California's intercity rail, and bus and rail transit systems.

August 24, 2016 | | Local News


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Put Fall Improvement Projects On ‘To-Do’ List

Homeowners know that maintaining a home can be a year-round job. No home is immune to wear and tear, and homeowners who want to protect ...

September 14, 2016 | | Local News


TASTE OF STANISLAUS

Bloomingcamp Ranch will host A Taste of Stanislaus County for its upcoming Farm to Table dinner. The event is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 16 from ...

September 14, 2016 | | Local News


ARTIST AT WORK

Aspiring artist and Fair Oaks Elementary sixth grader, Kenadee Martinez recently paid a visit to Apparel Graphics, left, to sign off on the proof of ...

September 14, 2016 | | Education


Market Continues Run Throughout September

Oakdale's popular downtown Farmers Market will continue its run this month, offered each Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., wrapping up ...

September 14, 2016 | | Local News


Saturday Dedication Marks Irish Hunger Memorial

Some 100 people attended a dedication ceremony of the new Irish Hunger Memorial in Eugene's Saint Joseph's Cemetery on Saturday, Sept. 10. The ...

September 14, 2016 | George Trainor Special to The Leader | Local News


River Clean Up Effort Saturday On Stanislaus

The East Stanislaus Resource Conservation District is hosting the eighth annual Stanislaus River Cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 17 as ...

September 14, 2016 | | Local News


“Valley Voice” Delegates Return

Elected officials from all eight San Joaquin Valley counties recently traveled to meet with key federal legislators during the annual "Valley Voice" advocacy trip to ...

September 14, 2016 | | Local News


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 14

September 14, 2016 | | Local Sports


Sunday Walk, Run Benefit Micke Grove Zoo Programs

Here's your chance to let the animals watch you in action, on Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Sixth Annual Micke Grove Zoo Zoom 5K ...

September 14, 2016 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Sees Mixed Results In Busy Week

Three weeks into the fall high school sports season and some teams have entered league play with a bang, while others are wrapping up non-league ...

September 14, 2016 | | Local Sports


STAMPEDE SCOREBOARD

On Saturday, Sept. 3 Oakdale's youth football program teams hosted the Manteca Jaguars. Oakdale's varsity Stampede proved to be too much for the ...

September 14, 2016 | | Local Sports


Football Utilizes Bye Week To Prepare For Road Trip

After a big bounce back win over visiting Crater of Oregon at the Corral on Sept. 2, the Oakdale Mustangs were off this past Friday ...

September 14, 2016 | | Local Sports


Mustang Runners Shine At Sierra Invitational

Oakdale's cross country teams made a statement at the 2016 Sierra Invitational over the weekend. Both the boys and girls varsity cross country teams ...

September 14, 2016 | | Local News


Fishing Report

The week preceding Labor Day is always a pretty good week to be out on the water. Most people end their season with Labor Day ...

September 14, 2016 | | Local Sports


GARY LYNN BRESHEARS

Gary Lynn Breshears, 78, passed away on September 8, 2016 surrounded by family. Gary was born in Modesto at Robertson Hospital to Roy and Mearle ...

September 13, 2016 | | Obituaries


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