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Why ‘Rogue One’ will be more than just another new Star Wars movie

For a lot of Star Wars fans, it’s still sinking in that, from now on (for the foreseeable future anyway), there will be a ...

July 23, 2016 | Jeff Peterson Deseret News | News Briefs

Honoring the dignity of employees includes having them own more of the companies where they work

George Clason, in his classic book titled "The Richest Man in Babylon," wrote this line: “A part of all I earned was mine to keep ...

July 21, 2016 | John Hoffmire Deseret News | Other Views

2016’s remakes, reboots and sequels show how special effects have evolved

The expression “what’s old is new again” applies these days when it comes to Hollywood’s big-budget tentpole movies. This weekend’s release of ...

July 21, 2016 | Jeff Peterson Deseret News | News Briefs

Several vintage movies make their Blu-ray and DVD debuts this week

A bevy of vintage titles from several genres debuts on Blu-ray and DVD this week, led by Debbie Reynolds in her only Oscar-nominated role.

July 21, 2016 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | News Briefs

‘Miracles from Heaven’ has come to Blu-ray and DVD this week

The faith film “Miracles from Heaven” arrives on Blu-ray and DVD this week, along with a number of other recent pictures.

July 21, 2016 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | News Briefs

Filmmakers often have an urge to remake classic movies

We've all had the experience of falling in love with a painting or a book or a movie or some other work of art ...

July 21, 2016 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | News Briefs

CBS and Paramount have a new set of guidelines for anyone making Star Trek fan films

Fan films are nothing new, and especially among so-called “Trekkies”/“Trekkers” — the poster-child fan group for the kind of die-hard devotion every franchise wishes it ...

July 21, 2016 | Jeff Peterson Deseret News | News Briefs

Disappointing 'Ghostbusters' has its moments, but is a weak reboot of the 1984 classic

“GHOSTBUSTERS” — 2½ stars — Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Chris Hemsworth; PG-13 (supernatural action and some crude humor); in general release

July 21, 2016 | Josh Terry Deseret News | News Briefs

Why some college students have to choose between buying textbooks or going hungry

The starving student is becoming a reality, well beyond the stereotypical college student living off ramen noodles.

July 21, 2016 | Megan McNulty Deseret News | News Briefs

HARE-RAISING

Young Sophie Jenkins, a member of Sierra 4-H, looks on with a little trepidation as she and her mini rabbit go through the judging process ...

July 20, 2016 | | Local News

UC Merced Students Benefit From Grant $$

Undergraduate humanities students at the University of California, Merced, will gain valuable research opportunities and support for their transitions into graduate studies and scholarly careers ...

July 20, 2016 | | Local News

County Office Of Education Seeks Backpack Donations

The start of a new school year is an exciting time for most children, but for homeless children, this is a time open to emotional ...

July 20, 2016 | | Local News

Red Dirt And Gold Dust Angels Camp Music Fest

Grab a cowboy hat and low-back lawn chair or blanket and settle under the shade of heritage oaks at the first ever Red Dirt and ...

July 20, 2016 | | Local News

Keep Pets Cool, Comfortable And Safe During Hot Weather

Summer may be a time for vacations and recreational activities for human beings, but pets may not be privy to the same luxuries. Summer recreation ...

July 20, 2016 | | Local News

La Grange Odd Fellows Schedule Catfish Dinner

It's summer time and the catfish are jumpin' in La Grange.

July 20, 2016 | | News Briefs

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Oakdale Rotary Donates To Two Local Organizations

Two local organizations reaped the benefit of almost $7,000 in donations when the Oakdale Rotary Club purchased much needed equipment for the groups.

May 08, 2009 | | Local News

Oakdale Educators Named Teachers Of The Year

The Modesto Rotary and the Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) announced the selection of four local educators as 2009 Teachers of the Year at a Modesto Rotary luncheon on Tuesday, May 5 at the DoubleTree, where each received a $1,000 cash award.

May 08, 2009 | | Education

Drama Presents West Side Story

The Oakdale High School Drama Department will present West Side Story under the direction of Bryan D. Mills on Friday, May 8 at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 9 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday, May 10 at 2 p.m. at the Oakdale High School Theater.

May 08, 2009 | | Education

OHS Principal Jones Retiring

Oakdale High School Principal Rick Jones is retiring at the end of this school year after being the school's head administrator for eight years.

May 06, 2009 | Dawn M. Henley | Education

Program Warns Of Drinking, Driving

"Every 15 minutes someone is killed or seriously injured in an alcohol-related collision."

May 06, 2009 | Dawn M. Henley | Education

Ag Days Teach Kids About Food, Fiber

Sierra View and Magnolia elementary schools held their annual Ag Day Roundup events on April 22. These agriculture appreciation days are to help students understand the importance of agriculture in their everyday lives and to create more awareness, especially since Oakdale is such a large Ag area.

May 04, 2009 | Dawn M. Henley | Education

Moments Remembered From The Sidelines

Those who know me, know that I am not one often at a loss for words. Opinionated, chatty, excessive talker; these are all titles I know have been attached to my name. Column writing I feel is a simple extension of this gift for gab. It is an opportunity to place unsolicited thoughts and opinions into a format read by many.

May 04, 2009 | Teresa Hammond | 209 CELEBRATIONS

Relay Comes In At $200,000

Tough economic conditions notwithstanding, Oakdale and the surrounding communities came though once again when it counted, raising $200,000 in the fight against cancer in the eighth annual Oakdale Relay for Life.

May 04, 2009 | The Oakdale Leader | Local News

Abbey Carpet Celebrates 25 Years In Business

The best thing about mom and pop operations is that, often, when customers walk through the front door they're not seen as just potential dollar signs - they're seen as people and possibly friends.

April 29, 2009 | Kim Van Meter | Local Business

Redefining A Dream

Even doctors have dreams.

April 22, 2009 | Teresa Hammond | 209 CELEBRATIONS

For The Children

One only need look to the varying community projects supported by the Kiwanis Club of Oakdale to understand its mission. First formed locally in 1954, the Oakdale club will celebrate 55 years of serving the community later this year.

April 15, 2009 | Teresa Hammond | 209 CELEBRATIONS

Far From Over

Debi Bonsack has spent most of her life viewing the world through the eyes of an artist. Surrounded by her mother and two aunts who were artists, the Oakdale native cannot remember a time in her life when she thought of anything other than being an artist when she grew up.

April 15, 2009 | Teresa Hammond | 209 CELEBRATIONS

We Need You

Here it is again. The time of the year, where at the paper we settle down from all the celebrations surrounding Rodeo Week and quickly recover as we prepare for Oakdale's Annual Relay for Life.

April 15, 2009 | Teresa Hammond | 209 CELEBRATIONS

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