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With all these beautiful fall colors around us we know that Thanksgiving can't be far off. It's so easy to get caught up in thinking about what we don't have, the reality is there are so many blessings all around us, sometimes we just have to reach out for them! For the first time in almost six months I made biscuits and gravy for my family this past Sunday ... I am so thankful for those in my life ... Thankful for each and every one of you! Hopefully you enjoy the changing of the seasons. Soon Thanksgiving and ...

November 02, 2016 | Winnie Mullins | Valley Home News


Pet Adoption Saturday Offered At Crossroads

The Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance will be on hand at Petco in the Crossroads Shopping Center this Saturday, Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. with several shelter pets that are available for adoption.

November 02, 2016 | | 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 for more information regarding senior and recreation activities in Oakdale, and facility and park rentals.

November 02, 2016 | | Local News


California Awarded Health Insurance Enforcement Grant

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded approximately $1,844,585 to California to use for enforcement and oversight of issuer compliance with select Affordable Care Act (ACA) key consumer protections. In total, CMS awarded approximately $25.5 million to 22 states and the District of Columbia. These awards allow California to use the funding for activities related to planning and implementing selected Federal market reforms and consumer protections that may include: essential health benefits, preventive services, parity in mental health and substance use disorder benefits, appeals processes, and bringing down the cost of health care coverage (also ...

November 02, 2016 | | Local News


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 document. The listing of a name here does not imply that person's guilt or innocence. That can only be determined by a court of law.

November 02, 2016 | | Crime


Family Offers Reward In Son’s 2013 Death

The family of a 2011 Oakdale High School graduate killed nearly three years ago is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of an individual on outstanding weapons warrants who has also been designated by authorities as a "person of interest" in the December 2013 killing.

November 02, 2016 | | Crime


Area’s Top Spellers Headed To County Championship

Top spellers from area schools will compete in the Stanislaus County Elementary Spelling Championship this week.

November 02, 2016 | | Education


FIELD TRIP

Magnolia kindergartner Riley French is shown during a recent pumpkin patch field trip to Harris Moran Seed Company. The Magnolia kindergarten students enjoyed a morning of fall festivities and learning about the seasonal favorite for Halloween decorating.

November 02, 2016 | | Education


November Programs Slated For Kids, Adults At Library

Story Time Sessions will continue through November at the Oakdale Library.

November 02, 2016 | | Local News


Lady Mustangs Win VOL; Eye Fourth Section Crown

It's another Valley Oak League title for the Oakdale Lady Mustangs varsity water polo team.

November 02, 2016 | | Local Sports


Knights Ferry News

Another month gone, where are they going?

November 02, 2016 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News


Time To Fall Back

The summertime and warmer weather practice of Daylight Saving Time comes to an end this weekend.

November 02, 2016 | | Local News


Rain Delays Tennis Play

Finishing the regular season with an 11-3 record, tied for second place in the Valley Oak League, Oakdale's Lady Mustangs tennis team went to compete in the 2016 VOL singles and doubles tournament this past week. The singles traveled to Manteca on Tuesday, Oct. 25. There the undefeated Tay Talamentes took first place. Talamentes has yet to lose in VOL action this season, and she and the Lady Mustangs hosted Patterson in team tourney play on Tuesday, Nov. 1 after The Leader went to press.

November 02, 2016 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

First Place: Dee Elston, Bonnie Booker, Rosalee Schmierer, Vicki Dallas - 124

November 02, 2016 | | Local Sports


Golfers Qualify For Masters

Lady Mustang golfers have had a memorable season. The young group that consists of freshmen and sophomores won the Valley Oak League title for the first time in over a decade. On Monday, Oct. 24 the girls packed up their clubs and headed to Serrano Country Club, in El Dorado Hills. The girls played 18 holes and competed in the 2016 Sac-Joaquin Section Division III Tournament. As a team, Oakdale shot 462 for a second place finish. Oakdale's 462 was nine strokes off the leader, Christian Brothers, but secured Oakdale's spot in the CIF Masters at The Reserve ...

November 02, 2016 | | Local Sports


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How To Teach Kids To Be Philanthropic

Introducing children to charity early in their lives can lay a foundation of philanthropy that lasts a lifetime. The more kids witness charitable giving, the ...

November 22, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


Dickens Faire Kicks Off December Mansion Events

Coming up at the McHenry Mansion in Modesto are several holiday-themed events, open to all throughout the month of December. Make plans now to attend ...

November 22, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


Tips For Hosting An Eco- Conscious Holiday Event

Many families anticipate holiday gatherings for months. Such gatherings bring together friends and family members who may not see one another much throughout the year.

November 22, 2016 | | 209 LIVING


More On Medicare

Medicare Benefits For The Terminally Ill

November 22, 2016 | | Local Columns


DEBORAH N. PINKERTON (HEWITT)

Deb, wife of Oakdale native, Bret Hewitt, passed away in the afternoon of Sunday, October 23 after a determined and valiant battle of a recurrence ...

November 16, 2016 | | Obituaries


NANCY JEAN KESTERSON DYMKE

Nancy passed away Nov. 5, after a battle with cancer. She was born Jan. 17, 1949 to Irving and Patricia Kesterson in Palo Alto, CA ...

November 16, 2016 | | Obituaries


MJC Jazz Concert

The Modesto Junior College Department of Music presents a Jazz Band Fall Concert on Monday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium of ...

November 16, 2016 | | Local News


Holiday Giving Kicks Off To Benefit Area Food Banks

The state's economy may be doing well, but the prosperity hasn't touched everyone. According to the California Association of Food Banks, an average ...

November 16, 2016 | | Local News


Valley Home News

Valley Home would like to extend our most heartfelt sympathy to the family of Stanislaus Sheriff's Deputy Dennis Wallace. Deputy Wallace's life was ...

November 16, 2016 | | Valley Home News


The First Gun

It was May of 1960, on my 12th birthday, that I got my first gun. It was a Winchester Model 69a which was a bolt ...

November 16, 2016 | Don Moyer | Local Columns


Knights Ferry News

Last Saturday the weather was perfect for the annual Salmon Festival. The bridge was full of people looking at the salmon in the Stanislaus River ...

November 16, 2016 | Mary Sue Shearer | Local News


Avoid A Trip To The ER This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, good food and good times. The nation's emergency physicians want to help you keep it that way ...

November 16, 2016 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Christmas Child

November 16, 2016 | | Local News


Distracted Driving Program Aimed At Adult Motorists

Every year, thousands of people are seriously injured or killed statewide in vehicle collisions caused by distracted drivers. The unfortunate truth is distracted driving collisions ...

November 16, 2016 | | Local News


Caltrans Deputy Director Focuses On Sustainability

Caltrans this week announced the appointment of Ellen Greenberg as its new Deputy Director for Sustainability, who will oversee Caltrans' continued efforts to shift and ...

November 16, 2016 | | Local News


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