Janet and Tawny of J&K Salon in Oakdale, along with their friend Tammie, have been inspired to join the "Team in Training" for the Inaugural Nike Women's Marathon Half, in honor of Tammie's 3-year-old nephew Jack. The youngster has been battling T-Cell Lymphoma for over a year.
It's time to people-watch in Oakdale, and what better place than to watch them march down the middle of F Street to the beat of their own drums – or to the clip clop of horses' hooves – than at the 62nd Annual Oakdale Rodeo Parade?
Beer, wine lovers, food connoisseurs and sports enthusiasts alike will find something to please their palate at this year's Celebrate Modesto Junior College Wine, Beer and Gourmet Food Tasting on Saturday, April 13 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the MJC Gymnasium on East Campus. Proceeds from the event will benefit the 21 intercollegiate sports in the MJC Athletics Program.
A group of young writers are nearly at the end of their journey of becoming published authors. It may be the end of the trail for their western short story, but it could be the beginning of new opportunities.
As the City of Oakdale moves forward with developing the Valley View River Access Trail, city officials have retained the services of an outside consultant to complete an assessment needed to move forward.
Katie Schultz, a sophomore at Oakdale High School, was selected as one of three finalists to compete in Speech Trek, a statewide speech contest sponsored by the American Association of University Women – California.
After a year at the helm of the Turlock Journal, Hank Vander Veen was named group publisher of Morris Newspapers of Northern California. The MNC group includes the Journal, Ceres Courier, Oakdale Leader, Escalon Times, Riverbank News, Manteca Bulletin and Ripon Bulletin. Vander Veen also spent 25 years with the McClatchy Company in several management positions including Publisher of the Merced Sun-Star.
The Bureau of Reclamation has released a Draft Environmental Assessment for the proposed release of Oakdale Irrigation District and South San Joaquin River Irrigation District water rights water from New Melones Reservoir into the Stanislaus River to determine effects on environmental resources.
After the much-needed rain the Ferry is looking like spring, with the lilacs, wisteria and spiraea blooming, the birds singing and the day-trippers enjoying the town. Last Sunday's breakfast was enjoyed by many, with good food and friendly diners.
April 10, 2013|
Mary Sue Shearer
|Knights Ferry News
Our deepest sympathy to the Tony Taro family on the loss of the family matriarch, Claire Taro. Claire was devoted to her family and her home. Many of her friends referred to her as a truly grand lady. Claire made her family and home her priority. She could always be found cooking, cleaning or working in her garden. Claire was also known for her hospitality to friends and family. Valley Home will miss Claire very much.