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JOHN ROGER WILLMS

John Roger Willms, 66, of Knights Ferry, California passed away Saturday, September 9, 2017 in Pleasanton, CA. He was born April 19, 1951 in Oakdale, CA to Raymond and Marjorie Willms. John attended grammar school at Cloverland Elementary in Oakdale, was a 1969 Graduate of Oakdale High School, and Modesto Junior College. After attending MJC, he joined the Army National Guard and got his basic training at Ft. Bragg, NC. John worked at Oakdale Feed and Seed, Bovine Test Center, Hamilton Hay, worked with Algie Pulley (golf course designer) and lastly at Farmers Livestock Market.

September 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


RUTH ELAINE (HUNTERS) ETHIER

After a life full of love, laughter, and family, Ruth Elaine Hunters Ethier, age 94½, passed away peacefully, at home, surrounded by her loving family on Monday, September 11, 2017.

September 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


Special Fire Board Meeting Set

The regular Board of Directors meeting of Thursday, Sept. 14 for the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District has been cancelled. Originally set for 6 p.m. Thursday at the Station 26 meeting room at 3318 Topeka St., Riverbank, the regular meeting has been cancelled but a special session will be held in its place.

September 14, 2017 | | Local News


Volunteers Prepare For Saturday River Cleanup

The Stanislaus River near the Cost Less shopping center in Oakdale will be one of two local sites for a cleanup of the river this weekend.

September 13, 2017 | | Local News


SIP, SPARKLE, POP!

SONOMA - It's 11 a.m. on a Monday morning, which seems like an excellent time to be sitting on a sun-splashed patio, gazing out at dappled green vineyards and surrounded by big bottles of tiny bubbles.

September 13, 2017 | By MICHELLE LOCKE Associated Press | 209 LIVING


ALBERT JOHNSON

Albert Johnson passed away peacefully on September 8, 2017 in Modesto surrounded by his family.

September 13, 2017 | | Obituaries


PLACES IN THE 209 Now an extra hour to savor Lodi’s wine

LODI – Lodi's window into its world of wine, the Lodi Wine and Visitor Center, is remaining open until 6 p.m. on weekdays starting Monday, Sept. 11, giving visitors an extra hour to taste the awesome that is Lodi.

September 13, 2017 | | 209 LIVING




Stampede Scoreboard

With early deadlines for the Labor Day holiday The Leader was unable to post any CenCal Youth Football scores in the Sept. 6 edition. Here is a recap of the Oakdale Stampede from weeks two and three of the season, as well as a look ahead to week four.

September 13, 2017 | | Local Sports


Sports Slate

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 13

September 13, 2017 | | Local Sports


Mixed Results For Mustang JV, Frosh Football

This past week the boys of the gridiron played in a pair of non-conference games. Oakdale clashed with Division I powerhouse Folsom in freshman and junior varsity action.

September 13, 2017 | | Local Sports


Varsity Volleyball Girls Split Non-League Contests

Two games, two different outcomes for the OHS varsity volleyball team were featured on the court this past week. On Tuesday, Sept. 5 Oakdale defeated Escalon 3-2 in five sets but fell to Tracy on Thursday night at home 3-1 in non-conference action.

September 13, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fast Start For Tennis Team

A 12-day layoff did not affect the Oakdale High School girls tennis team as they won their season opener.

September 13, 2017 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf And Country Club

First Flight: first Paulette Aldrich - 68; second Addie Hansberry - 71; tied for third Tracy Davis, Denise Russell - 72.

September 13, 2017 | | Local Sports


Jericoff Powers Her Way To Top 15 Finish

Freshman Jessica Jericoff could be the next big thing to compete for the Oakdale track and field team.

September 13, 2017 | | Local Sports


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Girls Water Polo Team Wins, Boys Fall To Turlock

Oakdale's varsity water polo teams were in action as they took on the visiting Turlock Bulldogs on Wednesday, Sept. 13. The girls team hit ...

September 20, 2017 | | Local Sports


Volleyball Squads See Mixed Results In League Action

The varsity girls began their Valley Oak League season on a strong note, earning a 3-2 road win over Sierra in the league opener. Oakdale ...

September 20, 2017 | | Local Sports


Tennis Team Wins Pair Of VOL Matches

Early season success has found its way to the Oakdale High School girls tennis team in 2017. This past week Oakdale improved to 4-0 in ...

September 20, 2017 | | Local Sports


Sports Slate

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 20

September 20, 2017 | | Local Sports


Stampede Scoreboard

Week three action for the Oakdale Stampede saw a clean sweep for the young football players. All three levels of Stampede football were victorious inside ...

September 20, 2017 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Opens VOL Following Bye Week

Oakdale football is coming into Valley Oak League (VOL) action rested. The varsity team was on a bye this past Friday night and has its ...

September 20, 2017 | | Local Sports


Safety First Can Help Prevent Sports Eye Injuries

Active children have the advantage of being in good physical shape and keeping their weight in check. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ...

September 20, 2017 | | Local Sports


Golfers Remain Unbeaten

Six Valley Oak League contests so far this season have resulted in six wins for the Oakdale High School girls golf team.

September 20, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Often I see fishermen point at an area or spot and say "It looks good over there!" For someone who's new to the sport ...

September 20, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Runners Pull Double Duty With VOL, Invite Meets

Following nearly two weeks off for the Oakdale High School cross country team, the boys and girls competed in a pair of races this past ...

September 20, 2017 | | Local Sports


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