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14 clever books to teach kids about money

The holidays are a popular time to buy books for the children in your family. We all know that kids who excel in reading are ...

November 24, 2015 | Don Milne FamilyShare | Business News

What the stigma of blue-collar jobs is doing to our students

When Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) targeted philosophy majors in the Republican debate last week — arguing that welders earned more — he drew fire from a number ...

November 24, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | News Briefs

Be careful when picking enemies — if the qualifications are too broad, you'll be alone

It wasn't long after the reports of the murders in Paris this past weekend broke that my daughters started hearing other reports: rumors about ...

November 24, 2015 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Other Views

Millennials expected to splurge on themselves this Christmas

Millennials are expected to account for most of the anticipated growth in Christmas spending this year, with 47 percent saying they’ll spend more than ...

November 24, 2015 | Daniel Bendtsen Deseret News | Business News

RICH IN THOUGHT - It's Not Always About You

With an active month on the world news front – Paris, Lebanon, Syrian refugees, and even red Starbucks cups – the entitlement generation has once again shown ...

November 23, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local Columns

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Aging In Place: Questions To Consider

November 23, 2015 | | Local Columns

CARNICERIA ROSITA MARKET Manteca concern grew from warehouse job injury


November 23, 2015 | | 209 LIVING

EUROPEAN Ethnic food in central location


November 23, 2015 | | 209 LIVING

Christmas Concert Planned By Voices For The King

Voices for the King, a male chorus, will present their sixth annual Christmas concert Saturday, Dec. 12, 7 p.m., at Immanuel Christian Reformed Church ...

November 23, 2015 | | 209 LIVING

Turkey Talk Helps Families Enjoy Feast

Thanksgiving is the largest meal many cooks prepare every year. Its centerpiece – the turkey – is the largest dish most cooks ever encounter, and many are ...

November 23, 2015 | | 209 LIVING


The recent Salmon Festival hosted in Knights Ferry provided multiple opportunities for learning as well as having fun. Top photo, Shawn Estes of the U ...

November 23, 2015 | | 209 LIVING

Local Group Entertains Before SRT Performances

Sierra Repertory Theatre welcomes the holidays with Christmas carols before its evening shows Thanksgiving weekend. Local group 'Sincerely' will perform beginning at 6 p.m ...

November 23, 2015 | | 209 LIVING

Symphonic Band Concert

The Modesto Junior College Department of Music presents the Symphonic Band in Concert on Monday, Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Main ...

November 23, 2015 | | 209 LIVING

McHenry Mansion Slates Faire, Candlelight Tours

Be ready to get into the holiday spirit by attending the annual Dickens Faire on Saturday, Dec. 5. The event will take place from 9 ...

November 23, 2015 | | 209 CELEBRATIONS

Consider Being Host Family For Upcoming School Semester

International Fellowship is seeking local host families for international high school boys and girls. These students are 15 to 18 years of age and are ...

November 23, 2015 | | 209 LIVING

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Dryden Shines On Skates For Junior Thunder Squad

If competitive Roshambo develops into a serious sport, don't be surprised to see Oakdale High sophomore Bailey Dryden practicing his rock, paper, scissors.

July 27, 2011 | Ike Dodson | Regional Sports

Racer With Oakdale Roots Making His Mark In Drag Racing

Oakdale has a rich agriculture heritage and is known as the "Cowboy Capital of the World." But, that is not Oakdale's only claim to fame. Oakdale is also a car enthusiast capital, laying claim to some of the best high performance car enthusiasts in northern California. Currently, there are at least eight different racers, living in and around Oakdale, that compete in various forms of racing. Some have spent their early lives in Oakdale, catching the "car bug" and then moving to outlaying areas. One of those is Brian Thiel.

July 27, 2011 | Mike and Jeff Burghardt Special To The Leader | Regional Sports

Athlete of the Week - Oakdale Gators

Oakdale's successful recreation swim program proved they could peak at the right time during the Mid Valley Swim League championships at their host Oakdale Aquatic Center on Saturday, July 16. Seventy percent of Oakdale Gators swimmers saw improved times and an amazing 40 percent bested personal marks in multiple events at the season finale.

July 27, 2011 | | Local Sports

Cowboy Capital Celebrates American Cowboy Heritage

The outside of the Oakdale Cowboy Museum looked like an authentic ranching camp on Saturday, July 23 with tents, a chuck wagon, branding design, and little buckaroos learning steer roping.

July 27, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Oakdale Prepares For National Night Out

AvThe 2011 National Night Out celebration for Oakdale will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 2 in Burchell Park. The three-hour event starts at 5:30 p.m. and is open to all area residents.

July 27, 2011 | | Local News

Investigation - Dead Body Found On Yosemite Avenue

Classifying it as "suspicious," the Oakdale Police Department is investigating the death of Michael Levi "Bobby" Fuller, 26, of Oakdale.

July 27, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Filing Period Open For November Election

Candidates interested in running for local office during the Nov. 8, 2011 Consolidated District Election may apply during the filing period which runs now through Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, according to Lee Lundrigan, Stanislaus County Clerk Recorder and Registrar of Voters. Candidates, including incumbents, must file nomination documents during this period in order to file for office and appear on the ballot.

July 27, 2011 | | REGIONAL NEWS

Time Nearing To ‘Round Up’ Students

School starts in Oakdale on Wednesday, Aug. 10. To get the students processed with their books, ID cards, school pictures, and oriented to campus, Oakdale High School and Oakdale Junior High School are each hosting "Round Ups" over the course of two days on Aug. 3 and 4.

July 27, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education

Parents Upset At Delay In Valley Home Superintendent’s Leave

Voting in closed session on Tuesday night, July 19, the Valley Home School Board by a 5-0 margin agreed to place Superintendent-Principal Thomas "Kevin" Hart on paid administrative leave after his arrest on suspicion of child molestation by the Oakdale Police Department.

July 27, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Education

Tight Lines - Warranties On Outdoor Gear

Sometimes no matter how hard you try, things go wrong afield and one of your favorite pieces of gear malfunctions. I recall once as we were trekking across the old Immigrant Road that runs from Highway 4 in Hermit Valley to Deer Valley off of Highway 88. The road is a very rugged jeep trail that only the most determined 4 wheelers can negotiate, and is littered with pieces of broken gear that has fallen off the vehicles trying to traverse the road. Our goal on the trip in question was to fish for wilderness trout in a section of ...

July 27, 2011 | Don Moyer | Other Views

Stuff N' Nonsense - Researching Paradise

As I write this I'm sitting in a borrowed apartment that was set up for our arrival by my friend Dulcey. I can hear bananaquits (or Sugarbirds) and frogs that sound similar to very loud crickets, a rogue rooster crowed at the break of dawn, and the ocean is a short walk away from our back door.

July 27, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local Columns

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July 27, 2011 | | From Our Readers

Practical Money Matters - Understanding Your Mutual Expenses

U.S. investors have close to $12 trillion socked away in mutual funds, according to the Investment Company Institute. About 44 percent of U.S. households - or roughly 90 million investors - have a mutual fund investment. Despite a surge of withdrawals during the height of past market uncertainties, mutual funds clearly still remain a popular investment option for many people.

July 27, 2011 | Bill Spaniel California Society Of CPAs | Other Views

John Raymond Biagi II

John Raymond Biagi II, 75, died Sunday, July 24 in Oakdale.

July 27, 2011 | | Obituaries

Local Exhibitors Win Fair Prizes

Local 4-H and FFA members had good results with their livestock and other exhibits at the Stanislaus County Fair, which ran July 15-24. Several Oakdale exhibitors brought home champion and reserve champion ribbons, as well as numerous other top class placings with their breeding and market stock. The local youth also had entries in the building exhibits that collected top prizes. For more details and photos, see the July 27 issue of The Oakdale Leader.

July 26, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News

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