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Bicycle Ride Benefits Food Bank

The Stanislaus County Bicycle Club is sponsoring the Golden Hills Century ride this Saturday, Oct. 10 beginning at the Odd Fellows Lodge in Knights Ferry.

October 08, 2015 | | Local News

National parks seek funding increase to mark centennial

The National Park Service turns 100 next year, and the White House hopes this seniority merits a pay raise from Congress.

October 08, 2015 | Daniel Bendtsen Deseret News | BUSINESS NEWS

Academic kindergarten pressures continue to puzzle teachers and parents

Finnish kindergarten students don't even try to learn to read, noted Tim Walker, an American who lives and teaches fifth grade in Finland, in ...

October 08, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

Is the shift to all-day breakfast a good business move for McDonald's?

McDonald's now offers all-day breakfast at its U.S. locations, thrilling Egg McMuffin lovers across the country. However, business analysts are giving the menu ...

October 07, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | BUSINESS NEWS

How to save money without couponing

One day, as I aimlessly wandered around the dollar store with my kids, the way I looked at the world changed for me. Alright, not ...

October 07, 2015 | Cristel Romero FamilyShare | BUSINESS NEWS

Freshman Football: Ponies Declaw Jags

The freshman football Ponies earned a home victory over the Kimball Jaguars on Thursday, Oct. 1 at the Corral. Oakdale's 48-22 win improved the ...

October 07, 2015 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | High School Sports

Leo Camarillo Recognized On Hall Of Fame Weekend

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum hosted its Rodeo Hall of Fame Weekend on Friday, Sept. 25 and Saturday, Sept. 26 celebrating rodeo legends being ...

October 07, 2015 | | Local Sports

Lady Mustangs Impressive In League Play

As the calendar turns and the leaves fall from the trees, the Oakdale Lady Mustangs push through the competition this fall. Oakdale's volleyball, girls ...

October 07, 2015 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | High School Sports

Back On Track: Soccer Boys Win Pair

After last week's puzzling two game ties, the Mustang varsity boys soccer team turned it around with a pair of Valley Oak League (VOL ...

October 07, 2015 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | High School Sports

Oakdale Knocks Out Kimball In VOL Play

Friday night, Oct. 2, the Oakdale Mustangs football team found themselves in unfamiliar territory: away from The Corral. In the team's first road game ...

October 07, 2015 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | High School Sports

Letters To The Editor

Casting Vote For Change

October 07, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Your Views

Hair Color And Happiness

There are bigger problems in life than hair color.

October 07, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings

Marg-Ins - Of Mets And Machines

So usually being at work until late night Tuesday is not my favorite thing. Let's just start there. Because if I am at work ...

October 07, 2015 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns

Valley Home News

For all interested folks there will be a water meeting tomorrow, Thursday, October 8th in the Valley Home School gym. This meeting will update our ...

October 07, 2015 | | Valley Home News

Knights Ferry News

Something happened to the delivery of the Oakdale Leader last week. It is Sunday and many have not received it yet! The Leader said it ...

October 07, 2015 | | Knights Ferry News

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Youth Football Players Learn Through Scrimmage

Helmets on, shoulder pads strapped down, the youngest boys of fall, future Mustangs, returned to the field on Saturday, Aug. 22 for the Oakdale Stampede Youth Football Round Robin event. Oakdale played host to four local youth football teams in an all-day five-way gridiron battle. The Corral at Oakdale High School welcomed the Modesto Broncos, Livingston Timberwolves, Turlock Pride and Turlock Bulldogs in a unique scrimmage. The scrimmage featured each of the teams from Rookies to Varsity squads clashing with each other in two 12-minute halves, where each team got to work on both sides of the ball, spending one ...

August 26, 2015 | | Local Sports

Oakdale Travel Soccer Girls Claim Top Honors

After a tough, winless opening to their season in three games at the Dublin Tournament earlier this month, the 2015 edition of the Oakdale United Insanity girls travel soccer team came back in a big way this past weekend.

August 26, 2015 | | Local Sports

Mustang Scrimmages Kick Off Campaign

School is back in session, fall is almost upon us and many of the OHS Mustangs teams are gearing up for the 2015 season. Oakdale's football, volleyball, cross country, tennis and soccer teams were all involved in scrimmages and tournament play this past week.

August 26, 2015 | | High School Sports

Talking about job loss with friends and family

Losing a job can be stressful and scary for anybody, but especially for those supporting a family and children. Talking to spouses, children, parents, extended family and friends about unemployment can be one of the most stressful parts.

August 25, 2015 | Mandy Morgan Deseret News | BUSINESS NEWS

Prestigious law degrees provide career ‘insurance,’ study says

When a law firm goes bankrupt and partners are forced to seek new jobs, the graduates of elite law schools, despite having earned their degrees decades earlier, are likelier to land on their feet at comparable or better firms. That’s according to a recent study published in the May/June issue of Organization Science.

August 25, 2015 | Menachem Wecker Deseret News | Education

8 quality quotes to jumpstart your productivity

How much do you accomplish in one day? According to recent studies, we aren't accomplishing as much as we used to. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that overall national productivity dropped to 105.57 Index Points in the first quarter of 2015. That’s a decrease of over one full point from the last quarter of 2014.

August 25, 2015 | Tim Torkildson FamilyShare | BUSINESS NEWS

GOP candidates scramble to distinctions and base appeal at education summit

Chris Christie is still swinging; Ohio Gov. John Kasich changed his mind after 20 years; and Jeb Bush wants to privatize everything. Those are some of the highlights from New Hampshire where Republican presidential hopefuls flocked this week to answer questions at an economic summit sponsored by journalist-turned-education reformer Campbell Brown.

August 25, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

Many people work because they want to, not just need to, survey shows

Shortly before our first child was born, my wife and I sat down to discuss our future work plans. We were both newspaper reporters then, but she was about to start a new career as a stay-at-home mom.

August 25, 2015 | Greg Kratz Deseret News | BUSINESS NEWS

Most-quotable movies for your family

Movies have a way of influencing our everyday life, especially when they include memorable lines. We at understand that there are times when only a movie quote can express your true feelings, so we’ve come up with a list of movies that are sure to have an expression for every occasion. And if you consider yourself a movie buff, there’s a good chance you’ve used these before.

August 25, 2015 | Sarah Bringhurst | ENTERTAINMENT

Denham Hosts Military Academy Info Night

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) will hold a United States Military Academy Information Night on Tuesday, Aug. 25. The event will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Big Valley Christian High School in Modesto and give students interested in applying to one of the United States military academies an overview of the nomination process.

August 25, 2015 | | Local News

Moral deficits in donations: a case for anonymous giving

Anonymous giving is something we rarely talk about. Some might argue the nature of the topic makes it elusive; it is intrinsically invisible. Another reason we skirt around the topic is because some would prefer to not give anonymously, and to point it out is awkward.

August 25, 2015 | John Hoffmire Deseret News | Other Views

How can women, families move past the grief of miscarriage?

For many women, the road to delivering a healthy baby is interrupted by loss and struggle. Miscarriages can take away a baby whose life felt so close to its mother.

August 24, 2015 | Celeste Tholen Rosenlof KSL | News Briefs

McNerney Hosts California Drought Forum

Recognizing that we need to look at different approaches and partnerships to respond to California's historic drought, including advancing crucial technological, scientific, and energy solutions, Congressman Jerry McNerney will host a California Drought Solutions Forum in Stockton. Open to the public, the forum will feature experts and voices that include farmers, water technology innovators, policy makers, federal and state government, academia, and others.

August 24, 2015 | | Local News

Think your child's extracurricular activity is expensive? Try raising a ballerina

Children’s extracurricular activities can be absurdly expensive, but a new FiveThirtyEight analysis has found that few are costlier than ballet.

August 24, 2015 | Omar Etman Deseret News | BUSINESS NEWS

7 reasons you should homeschool your kids

Another school year is just getting started. If you are dreading sending your kids back to school, maybe now is a good time to consider homeschooling. Educating kids at home has come with some stigma in the past, but in recent years, homeschooling has had a face-lift.

August 23, 2015 | Lisa Robbins FamilyShare | Education

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