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Programs Scheduled At Oakdale Library

Story Time Sessions will resume in May: Wiggle Worms every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Enjoy stories, music, dancing, rhythm activities, and fingerplay at this special program perfect for ages 0 to 3 and their caregivers. (25-30 minutes.)

April 27, 2016 | | News Briefs


Caltrans Sees Statewide Litter Pickup Day Success

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) held a statewide Litter Removal Day and Enforcement Day on Thursday, April 21 to pick up litter, trash and debris along the state highway system and to educate the public about this costly issue.

April 27, 2016 | | Local News


River Clean Up May 7

Volunteers will meet near the river in the Cost Less parking lot. Bring gloves, boots, and energy. So far volunteers have collected over eight tons of debris in the last three months, which would have otherwise been grabbed by the river this past week as the water rose to its highest level in years.

April 27, 2016 | | Local News


Valley Charter High School Hosts Thursday Open House

Valley Charter High School's (VCHS) Open House is slated for Thursday, April 28 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the school (108 Campus Way, Modesto). The open house is an opportunity for all parents and prospective students to learn more about the school and its collaboration with Modesto Junior College. The award-winning VCHS program, recipient of the 2015 California Gold Ribbon and multiple national honors, includes college-preparatory academic programs for all students and outstanding Early College, choir, robotics, leadership and club opportunities.

April 27, 2016 | | Education


Me-Wuk Heritage Day Offered At New Melones

New Melones Visitor Center will put the focus on the Me-Wuk this weekend.

April 27, 2016 | | News Briefs


Superhero NICU Reunion At Modesto Nuts Game

For the third year Doctors Medical Center will honor its "graduates" of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the Superhero Night at the Modesto Nuts game. NICU grads and their families will be honored on the field and one special NICU grad will throw out the first pitch with the help of the NICU Medical Director, Dr. Timothy Yao. The Nuts will honor an MVP NICU grad who turns seven that day. Children are encouraged to dress like superheroes and there will be a photo booth taking trading card photos of the NICU grads in their superhero attire.

April 27, 2016 | | Local News


McKenzie Cruises Into Ports Game A Winner

With only 8,736 fans to go, the Stockton Ports were anticipating reaching their six millionth fan to walk through the gates during Saturday or Sunday's home game this past weekend.

April 27, 2016 | | Local News


Officer Installation Due

New officers for the Oakdale Women's Club are due to be installed next month.

April 27, 2016 | | News Briefs


From Our Readers

Saturday Service Special

April 27, 2016 | | From Our Readers


Valley Home News

This week we had the pleasure of attending evening service at the Missionary Baptist Church in Valley Home. The service was filled with the melody of old time songs, scripture, heartfelt welcome and the grace of wonderful fellowship! Remember both our Valley Home St. John's/St. Luke's Church and Missionary Baptist Church invite you, your family, friends and neighbors also to their Sunday morning services. What a special place we are blessed to call home!

April 27, 2016 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


Knights Ferry News

Peddler's Faire morning was a bit breezy but that didn't keep anyone away. The Odd Fellows held a breakfast to start the day. A shuttle bus transported people from parking to the Faire. People were seen with their purchases looking for more "good stuff." The items in the antique section seem more familiar each year – many things that I grew up with! This event benefits Miller's Hall and its plan for heat and air in the museum.

April 27, 2016 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News


Gold Country Singers Schedule Spring Concerts

Spring has displayed wonderful wild flowers and the Gold Country Singers, under the direction of Annette Hutton of Hutton's Hamlet in Oakdale, are happily singing nature's praises, with a special spring concert.

April 27, 2016 | | News Briefs


Oak Valley Art Society Spring Show Winners

Members of the Oak Valley Art Society hosted their Spring Show earlier this month at the Escalon library. Following is the list of winners.

April 27, 2016 | | Local News


Track Teams Continue Their VOL Dominance

The Oakdale varsity girls continue to make history as they won their 90th consecutive VOL dual meet with a defeat of Manteca, 108-20, in Manteca on Thursday, April 21. Helping the girls continue their winning streak were Melody Johnson as she took both the 100 and 300 hurdles. Johnson's times were 16.59 for the 100 and 51.71 for the 300 hurdles. Sara Stevens won the 400 meter run in 1:05.52; Kristen Aguilar won the 1600 meters in 6:14 and the 3200 in 13:29; Ruby Houchens won the 800 meters. The girls 4x400 relay ...

April 27, 2016 | | Local Sports


Season Comes To End For Mustang Tennis Boys

Oakdale's boys tennis season came to a close for the team on Thursday, April 21 following the Valley Oak League Doubles Tournament.

April 27, 2016 | | Local Sports


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Old books new again at the Book Bin

BY ANGELINA MARTIN

May 18, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


3 bookstores on Stockton’s Miracle Mile.

By VINCE REMBULAT

May 18, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


OUT-OF-PRINT BOOK? Try finding it at Yesterday’s Books in Modesto

By JASON CAMPBELL

May 18, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


THE BOOK EXCHANGE

Celebrating 23-years

May 18, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


EVA ARLENE QUESENBERRY FUTCH

Eva Arlene Quesenberry Futch graduated to glory May 13, 2016. Eva was born in Modesto on July 29, 1926 to John William Price Quesenberry and ...

May 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


PATRICIA THERESA BELLETTO

Patricia Theresa Belletto, 85, of Oakdale passed away peacefully at her home on May 9 surrounded by family. Pat was born on the family farm ...

May 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


OREN HOLLIS ALLEN, JR.

Oren Hollis Allen, Jr. was born January 13, 1931 in Lubbock, TX. He passed from this life May 10, 2016 in Rancho Cordova, CA. Oren ...

May 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


RUTH ELLEN THOMAS PARK

Ruth, 87, went Home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, in Modesto, California. Ruth was born to Samuel and Metha (Gillaspy ...

May 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


SHARON EYESTONE LAMB

Sharon Eyestone Lamb passed away peacefully on May 7, 2016 in Oakdale at the age of 87. Sharon was born on August 20, 1929 in ...

May 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


VICTORIA JEAN PIMLEY

Victoria Jean Ransom Pimley, 85, passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2016, at her home in Oakdale CA. She was born on December 24, 1930 ...

May 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


WILLIAM (BILL) HARRIS POLLARD

William (Bill) Harris Pollard was welcomed into the kingdom of Heaven at the age of 87 on May 1, 2016 in Fort Collins, Colorado. When ...

May 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


Learning From This Year’s Tax Return

By BILL SPANIEL

May 17, 2016 | | Local Columns


Small Breed Accountability?

DEAR DIDI: I was out bicycling when a lady walking her dog began screaming behind me. I glanced down in time to notice a wiener ...

May 17, 2016 | | Didi's Dogs


Memorial Service Honors Fallen Caltrans Employees

At its 26th Annual Workers Memorial on May 4 at the State Capitol, Caltrans honored 184 employees who have lost their lives on the job ...

May 11, 2016 | | Local News


Mission Hosts Barbecue

Get a good meal, listen to some music and enjoy the chance to win some prizes, all while supporting the Oakdale Rescue Mission. Members of ...

May 11, 2016 | | News Briefs


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