The Police Officers Association (POA) announced their endorsement of political candidates Pat Paul for mayor and John Kanno, Jason Howard and Bill Camp for Oakdale City Council in the upcoming Nov. 2 election.
Music programs in school districts across the state have been slashed and sometimes eliminated altogether due to massive budget cuts. In Oakdale, however, while the music program in the district has seen some necessary changes to stay operational, it is still in existence at the elementary, junior high, and high school levels.
While the local public bus system has been facing declining ridership and budget problems, there were some encouraging statistics for September, according to figures released at the Riverbank Oakdale Transit Authority meeting this month.
I'm new to the newsroom and for the last seven-or-so weeks when I'm there, I've followed the Old English Proverb, "Keep your mouth shut, and your ears open." I've been a sponge. Absorbing all around me to learn the journalism business, very careful what I say or do, trying to make a good impression. These mannerisms are difficult for someone who's been known as "outspoken" or "opinionated" (the kinder terms) and for the type of person who, when showing light on a situation, is known to use a heat lamp.