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Annual Pioneer Rodeo In Late Fall Offers Oakdale Lasting Success

Covered Calistoga wagons and settlements complete with chow carts will descend on Oakdale this November as various Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone characters arrive in the city for the debut of Pioneer Days and the Pioneer Rodeo, The Leader has learned.

April 01, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Mustangs Keep Up Hectic Pace For Track, Field

On top of their Valley Oak League meet against Sierra on Thursday, March 26, the best of the best in high school varsity track and field came out to The Corral on Friday, March 27 for the annual County vs. County meet. Eighteen schools from both Stanislaus and Merced counties competed under the hot Oakdale early spring sun.

April 01, 2015 | Dennis D. Cruz | High School Sports

Fishing Report 04-01-15

Every angler has his or her favorite fishing spot, I'm no different. Last weekend while fishing Lake Pardee, which is full by the way. My son and I were struggling to get any bites. We moved around from spot to spot until I decided that we try an old spot that I've been fishing since I was a kid. There was a time when that spot was the only place that I would fish on the lake, but as my boats have gotten bigger and more reliable, I've since ventured out. After fishing a while, my son ...

April 01, 2015 | JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports

Knights Ferry News 4-01-15

Here it is another month already! There are a lot of things happening in the Ferry this month. April 2nd is the Knights Ferry Community Club dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the clubhouse. April 4th is the Car Show with over 160 cars entered. The cars will all be around town, none on the other side of the river. There will be live entertainment, food, and T-shirts available. April 5th is Easter with sunrise services at the cross on Frymire's hill. April 8th the Garden Club is meeting at the cemetery at 10:00 a.m ...

April 01, 2015 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News

Valley Home News 4-1-15

We hope everyone will take the opportunity to honor a local hero on Tuesday, April 7 when Gene Benedix receives the Purple Heart medal. The ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. at the Gladys Lemmons Senior Center. This is such an amazing honor for someone very deserving!

April 01, 2015 | WINNINE MULLINS | Valley Home News

Marg-Ins-Of Bricks And Fellows

So it is that exciting time of year when baseball is in the air, basketball (March Madness, specifically) is just about in the rearview mirror and, for those with teams still in it, the Stanley Cup playoffs loom just around the corner.

April 01, 2015 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns

Testicle Festival – Romancing The Stones

Monday night marked my fourth Oakdale Testicle Festival, taking me a long way from my first time as a newbie with only a few weeks on for The Leader, and an editorial staff of women (sans sports guy) when I was "chosen" to cover the annual event.

April 01, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Veronica’s Care Closet Seeking Donations

As many look ahead to lazy mornings and summer schedules Oakdale High School's Dana McLain has other thoughts on her mind.

April 01, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Annual Spring Fest Saturday

The City of Oakdale, in cooperation with the Kiwanis Club of Oakdale, is hosting the ninth annual Kids Spring Fest on Saturday, April 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

April 01, 2015 | | Local News

Reclamation Report: No Change In Water Allocation Status

The Bureau of Reclamation reports that, due to continued dry conditions, the initial 2015 water supply allocation released on Feb. 27 for Central Valley Project agricultural contractors and municipal and industrial contractors remains unchanged.

March 30, 2015 | | Local News

NAOMI RUTH LUCAS SPERRY

NAOMI RUTH LUCAS SPERRY went to be with Jesus on March 22, 2015 in Oakdale, CA. She was born December 26, 1934 in Walter, Oklahoma to Walter Lee Lucas and Audie Pamelia Wilson. She spent her young life traveling between Arizona and New Mexico with her family to different farms where they picked a variety of crops. Her father loved to travel and was always on the move to a different location for work.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries

Runners Respond To Jessica’s Law Revisions

Jessica's Law authors George and Sharon Runner have responded to the recent decision by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to stop enforcing Jessica's Law residency restrictions statewide:

March 27, 2015 | | Local News

Museum Scholarship Offered

The Oakdale Cowboy Museum is proud to announce the 2015 Lowell C. "Doc" Dorius scholarship award to graduating high school seniors in the greater Oakdale area. This scholarship fund is in memory of Lowell C. "Doc" Dorius D.V.M. "Doc" had a passion for his profession and specialized in treatment of beef cattle and herd management. He took joy in mentoring young men and women on the care of cattle and they spent many hours with him making calls. A memorial scholarship was established through the Oakdale Cowboy Museum by friends and family after his passing in July of ...

March 26, 2015 | | Local News

Dried And Confused: Lunch Focuses On Water Rights

With California in its third drought year, the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce's 42nd Annual Ag Scholarship Luncheon on March 19 brought in known attorney, Valerie Kinkaid, to discuss its chosen topic, "Three Major Threats to Water Rights."

March 25, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News

OTVB – What Direction Now?

With the recent shoot-down of "Pioneer Perfect," the Oakdale Tourism and Visitor's Bureau decided to finally "embrace" "Cowboy Capital of the World" as it continues its mission to develop and promote tourism for the City of Oakdale.

March 25, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News

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Valley Home News for August 3, 2011

Your reporter was unable to visit the Fair and see our 4-H'ers in action, however, one of our readers sent me some E-mail photos of the heifers being shown by Jennifer Schaefle, Gracie Azevedo and Justin Azevedo. The smiles on our 4-H'ers faces really brightened my day and made up for not being able to attend the event myself. The smiles just radiated as the threesome displayed their animals for the Judges. Gracie was the recipient of 2nd place overall showmanship and Justin received 5th place in overall showmanship. Jennifer received a 5th place award in dairy cattle ...

August 03, 2011 | Laura Burghardt | Valley Home News

Website Debuts For City Groups And Events

Described as a "one stop shop for groups and events," city volunteers introduced a new website designed to assist users in getting information about Oakdale all in one location.

August 03, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Marg-ins - Back To The ‘Burg'

There's nothing quite like a vacation.

August 03, 2011 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns

Measure ‘O’ Is Needed

Dear Editor,

August 03, 2011 | | Your Views

Lou Emma Margaret Freeman

Lou Emma Margaret Freeman, 83, of Oakdale, died on Sunday, July 17 at Kaiser Hospital in Modesto following a short illness.

August 03, 2011 | | Obituaries

Council Members ‘Fence’ Over Issues

Several issues presented to the Oakdale City Council on Monday, Aug. 1 generated discussion by members who showed no hesitation in voicing their opposing views.

August 03, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News

OID Support - Life Jacket Program Buoyed

Oakdale fire and rural fire departments have been given $3,000 from Oakdale Irrigation District to use toward the purchase of 140 life jackets for a loaner program being implemented for use on Oakdale's waterways and the Stanislaus River. The OID Board of Directors voted 4-0 to support Oakdale's life jacket program in an action at the Aug. 2 regular meeting. Director Herman Doornenbal was absent.

August 03, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News

Dorothy Marie Nydahl

Dorothy Marie Nydahl, 95, passed away on Saturday, July 30 at her home in Riverbank.

August 03, 2011 | | Obituaries

Manuel Ferreira Oliveira Jr.

Manuel Ferreira Oliveira Jr., 89, passed away at the Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson on Friday, July 29.

August 03, 2011 | | Obituaries

Nancy Diane (Longeway) Dutra

Nancy Diane (Longeway) Dutra, 74, died Tuesday, July 19 at Stanford Hospital, Palo Alto, after a two-year illness.

August 03, 2011 | | Obituaries

OID To Fund Life Jacket Loaners

The Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors approved a donation of $3,000 to Oakdale fire and rural fire departments in an action at the Aug. 2 regular meeting to use toward the purchase of 140 life jackets for a loaner program being implemented for Oakdale's waterways.

August 02, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News

New Manager To Be At Council Meeting

Oakdale's new city manager, Gregory Wellman, will be at the city council meeting Monday night sitting in on his first session with the ruling body.

August 01, 2011 | | NEWS

Huli Huli Fundraiser Saturday

The first Huli Huli fundraiser is slated for Saturday, July 30 at the Rodeo Grounds from 6 p.m. until midnight where attendees will enjoy a teriyaki chicken and rice dinner followed by dancing with music provided by local favorite Remedy. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

July 29, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News

Website Debuts For City Groups And Events

Described as a "one stop shop for groups and events," city volunteers introduced a new website designed to assist users in getting information about Oakdale all in one location.

July 28, 2011 | Richard Paloma | NEWS

Kenneth R. Rocha

Kenneth R. Rocha, 91, died Wednesday, July 20.

July 27, 2011 | | Obituaries

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