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CHRISTY ANN RIEGER SMART

Christy was born in Oakdale to Alton (Bud) Rieger and Dorothy Palmer Rieger. They brought her home to their house in Valley Home, CA where she attended grammar school and Oakdale High School. She met and married Sam Smart also of Oakdale in 1972. They had two sons, Clif and Steven. Christy worked at the Hershey Plant in Oakdale for many years then moved to the Sierras holding various jobs including, two of her favorite at the Dodge Ridge Ski Resort and Dardanelles Resort. Christy loved living in the Sierra mountains where she was active in skiing, hiking, and swimming ...

August 22, 2017 | | Obituaries


JANE BOGGIE ELLIOTT

Jane, born July 14, 1937, passed away peacefully at home on July 20, 2017. She is predeceased by her parents Edwin and Frances Boggie. She is survived by her husband Jim. They married in August 1956, then remarried in August 2005. Jane is remembered by her five daughters; Kathleen, Jean, Judy, Lorijane, and Karen; 15 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Dale and Bill Boggie; three nieces; one nephew, and many cousins and friends. In lieu of plants and flowers, donations can be made in Jane's memory at WoundedWarriorProject.org/donate. Please see obituary at allenmortuary.com for Jane Boggie ...

August 22, 2017 | | Obituaries


Dos Reis: Down by the river side

By DENNIS WYATT

August 22, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


IT’S FOR THE BIRDS And lots of other SJ Valley critters too

By DENNIS WYATT

August 22, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Need Help Keeping ‘Leash Control’

DEAR DIDI: Our Golden Retriever is the sweetest dog. He loves people and gets along with other dogs, most of the time. Except when we are on walks he becomes a whole different dog. He suddenly lunges, barks insanely and scares people. We've worked with a couple of trainers and nothing has changed. How do we fix this? – Concerned Parents in Lodi

August 22, 2017 | | Didi's Dogs


Medicare Can Help Diabetics

At a recent meeting of my staff, the topic of diabetes came up.

August 22, 2017 | | Local Columns


State Delegate Named To Angus Convention

Craig Reinhardt of Sloughhouse, California, has been elected as a delegate to the 134rd Annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates, Nov. 6 at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas.

August 22, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Musical Acts Ready To Take West Side Stage

The September line-up has been announced at West Side Theater in Newman, with shows starting on Sept. 16.

August 22, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Trans-Siberian Orchestra Plans Winter Tour 2017

Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) has announced its highly-anticipated 2017 Winter Tour. Over the past 20-plus years, Trans-Siberian Orchestra has become a critically-acclaimed, multi-platinum, musical powerhouse, and its annual winter tours a beloved, multi-generational holiday tradition. The 2017 tour, a completely updated presentation of TSO's unforgettable "The Ghosts of Christmas Eve," is set to begin on Nov. 16 and will visit more than 60 cities, for 100-plus performances, before concluding on Dec. 30.

August 22, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Don’t Fuel The Fire, Protect Your Property

Nearly every state has experienced fires that rage out of control in the landscape. While the largest and most devastating burn in the West, fires also spread in the East and South, where suburb meets country or housing development meets conservation land.

August 22, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Road Closure Notification

The City of Oakdale announced Friday morning that a road closure due to construction is planned for all day Friday, Aug. 18.

August 18, 2017 | | Local News


Overturned Vehicle Leads To Arrest

An early morning crash on Thursday ultimately resulted in the arrest of a man on two separate charges.

August 17, 2017 | | Crime


Annual Taste Of Oakdale Showcase Arrives Aug. 29

A highlight of summer, and the chance for local businesses to showcase their food and beverages, the annual Taste of Oakdale hosted by the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce is set for Tuesday, Aug. 29.

August 16, 2017 | | Local News


New Student Member Joins OJUSD Board

Russell Pabalan is prepared to have a busy senior year with his extensive involvement in athletics, academics, leadership, music, and most recently, his newfound position as the Student Board Member on the Oakdale Joint Unified School District's board of trustees for the 2017-2018 school year.

August 16, 2017 | By AUTUMN NEAL Leader Correspondent | Education


Filing Deadlines Extended For November Elections

Deadlines are looming today, Aug. 16, for a number of races in the November election where no incumbent filed for the position.

August 16, 2017 | | Local News


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Tell The Tale On Dog Tears

DEAR DIDI: Why don't dogs shed tears when they cry? – Manteca Dog Lover

September 12, 2017 | | Didi's Dogs


America’s Government Pension Pain

By DR. GLENN MOLLETTE

September 12, 2017 | | Local Columns


Gem Faire Slated At Scottish Rite Center

Gem Faire, West Coast's Premier Jewelry and Bead Show, returns to Sacramento Oct. 6 through 8, at Scottish Rite Center, 6151 H St., Sacramento ...

September 12, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Theater Focus Group Session

The State Theatre in Modesto will be the site for a special focus group meeting later this month. Theatre officials said they want to make ...

September 12, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


MJC Piano Recital Features Mexican Music

Music Lives Fall 2017 presents a multimedia piano recital by MJC music professor Alejandro Sabre entitled 'My Grandfather's Music: Mexican Piano Pieces from the ...

September 12, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


St. James Concert Series Presents Trimusica

The St. James Concert Series celebrates the opening of its 38th season with the return of popular artist, cellist Susan Lamb Cook, this time with ...

September 12, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Back To School Night At Columbia Historic Park

On Saturday, Sept. 16 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., the public is invited to participate in Back to School Night 1861 at ...

September 12, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Music Event On Saturday

Nikki and Anthony-An Acoustic Duo will be playing on Saturday, Sept. 9, at Most Wanted Wine Bar and Woodfire Grill in Oakdale.

September 08, 2017 | | Local News


CHP Transport Concerns Addressed

A courtesy ride provided by a CHP officer has taken on a life of its own.

September 07, 2017 | | Local News


Best Of The West Wrestling Hits Merced

This Saturday night, Sept. 9, independent wrestling invades Merced. Best of the West will be holding a televised event, IGNITION, at American Legion Post 83 ...

September 06, 2017 | | Local Sports


Ask Rusty – Social Security Matters

By RUSSELL GLOOR

September 06, 2017 | | Local Columns


MJC Dance Presents Jam ‘n Jive

Modesto Junior College Department of Dance presents "Jam 'n Jive at the 2017 Grammy's" on Sept. 20, 21, 22, and 23 at 7 p ...

September 06, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


A Classic Comes To Denair Gaslight Theater

The Importance of Being Earnest, a comedy for serious people by Oscar Wilde is coming to the Gaslight Theater in Denair. First performed on Feb ...

September 06, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


New Pieces On Display At Aloft Art Gallery

"Art in the Window" for the month of September at the Aloft Art Gallery in Sonora features Barbra McNair, who has been exploring various art ...

September 06, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Care Center Wildlife Day

The Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center celebrates its anniversary every fall with Day with Wildlife. This year it is their 33rd anniversary. All are invited to ...

September 06, 2017 | | Local News


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