It's the end of an era for the Oakdale rodeo grounds as they finally cap the well that has historically provided the arena with water, and install the necessary piping to hook into the City of Oakdale's supply.
When doctors diagnosed Mary Carey, an attractive saleswoman by trade and an all-round take-charge kind of woman, with adenoid cystic carcinoma, a rare and particularly aggressive form of cancer, her reaction was understandable.
Birthday greetings for the month of November go out to: Bob Brunker Jr. Phil Frymire, John Krick, Alex Krippner, Roger Ray, Elise Seeds, Bill Carr, Bill Higgens, Ban Cassinetto, Dorothy McKinsey, Wyatt Dickens, Eann Carroll, Paris Thompson, Elissa Simons, Megan Miller, Andie Jones, Tristan McCarthy, Megan Willis, Taylor Witzke, Alexa Boyajian, Duke Bonde, Alyssa Sisco, Dayne Sturtevant and Erick Ramirez.
November 16, 2011|
Mary Sue Shearer
|Knights Ferry News
Our Valley Home 4-H'ers will be welcoming new members and their families and handing out awards for last year's accomplishments tonight, November 16th, at the group's annual Potluck and Awards Banquet. Lots of good food will be shared, followed by recognition given for all the hard work accomplished by members throughout the year. Topping off the evening, members will have an opportunity to enjoy a special slide show featuring all the good times enjoyed throughout the year.
November 16, 2011|
|Valley Home News
The gray and somber skies and accompanying drizzle didn't deter community members determined to pay tribute to the nation's veterans at a special ceremony held at William A. Fish Veterans Park on Pontiac Street in Oakdale on Friday, Nov. 11. They came armed with portable tents and umbrellas along with their patriotic spirit in spite of the dreary weather.
Measure O, a ballot initiative to increase sales tax by .5 percent within Oakdale City limits, has passed in the preliminary election results. Just over 56 percent of voters approved the sales tax increase, which will add one half cent to every $1 purchase made in Oakdale. This tax will go into effect on April 1, 2012 and will end March 31, 2015. Revenue from the tax will go directly to Oakdale's general fund.
Oakdale is hosting a unique pack of athletes this week for the National Retriever Championship. Eight-nine of the country's top retrieving dogs and around 300 owners, handlers and event coordinators are in Oakdale for the national championship event, which is held on the West Coast every four years.
A boy, Phynx Anthony Cardoza, was born Oct. 23, 2011 to expectant parents Laurence Cardoza and Brooke Fennell of Oakdale. The newborn weighed seven pounds, four ounces upon arrival Oak Valley Hospital.
Eugene and Okwudiri Echegi of Oakdale welcomed the arrival of their daughter, Victoria Uchechi Echegi, on Oct. 16, 2011. The newborn weighed eight pounds, one ounce upon arrival at Oak Valley Hospital.
A boy, Anthony Gannon David Hernandez, was born Oct. 15, 2011 to expectant parents Victor and Cassie Hernandez of Valley Springs. The newborn weighed eight pounds, 11 ounces upon arrival at Oak Valley Hospital.