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High-Flying Rodeo Success

From the nearly perfect weather to well-attended events throughout the week, Oakdale's 63rd annual PRCA Rodeo culminated with a fast-paced weekend of competition. All Around champion at the Oakdale Saddle Club-sponsored rodeo was Elko, Nevada resident Dakota Eldridge. He earned the title and the championship buckle, finishing in the money in both steer wrestling and tie down roping.

April 16, 2014 | | Local News

Staff Recognized For Saving Teacher’s Life

A group of Oakdale Junior High School staff members were recognized for saving the life of seventh grade science teacher Fred Yerzy in early March during the public comments portion of the Oakdale Joint Unified School District Board of Trustees regular meeting on April 14.

April 16, 2014 | Dawn M. Henley | Education

Saturday Parade Kicks Off Rodeo Weekend

The final event in nearly a week of festivities before the start of the actual rodeo, Saturday morning's parade along F Street through downtown Oakdale draws dozens of entries and hundreds of participants.

April 16, 2014 | | Local News

Join In Kids Spring Fest Saturday

Weather forecasters are calling for sunny skies and temperatures peaking in the 80s on Saturday, picture perfect for some egg hunting and fun.

April 16, 2014 | | Local News

REPORTER’S NOTEBOOK – One Greenhorn And 464 Cowgirls

I have to admit, this is my first experience with Rodeo Week due to usually taking anniversary vacations in April during my time here at The Leader.

April 16, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Ron “Ronnie” Enos

Ron "Ronnie" Enos, 74, died peacefully in his sleep on Friday, April 4 at home, surrounded by those he loved, after a short battle with cancer.

April 16, 2014 | | Obituaries

Mary A. Morris

Mary A. Morris, 105, of Oakdale died Monday, April 7 after a lengthy illness.

April 16, 2014 | | Obituaries

Frank Louis Scarlata

Frank Louis Scarlata, 79, died Friday, March 28 after a brief illness with family at his side.

April 16, 2014 | | Obituaries

PRCA Invades Community Competition Brings Top Cowboys To Annual Oakdale Rodeo

Rodeo fans from far and near were treated to a wild, action packed weekend as the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) came to town for the 63rd Annual Oakdale Rodeo presented by the Oakdale Saddle Club.

April 16, 2014 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports

Oakdale Varsity Boys Swept By Manteca

It was as close to a playoff atmosphere as a game in April can be, as the varsity Mustangs approached the midway point to a promising baseball season. Approximately 150 fans made their way to the ballpark to watch the Mustangs host the Buffaloes of Manteca this past week. The battle included two of the Valley Oak League's premier pitchers as Oakdale's Bryce Dyrda, who signed with USC, took on Manteca's lefty, Jacob Corn, who signed to a fellow PAC12 school, Oregon. Corn and the Buffaloes would out dual Dyrda and the Mustangs, handing Oakdale its first ...

April 16, 2014 | Dennis D. Cruz | High School Sports

Golfers Corral Spartans, Jaguars In VOL Play

Spring has officially sprung and the weather was perfect for a round of nine hole golf action at Oakdale's Golf and Country Club on Tuesday afternoon, April 8. Oakdale High School golfers welcomed Lathrop to town for a Valley Oak League match. The Mustangs found their stroke as they defeated Lathrop with a score of 248-289.

April 16, 2014 | Dennis D. Cruz | High School Sports

Mummert, Larrabee Announce Engagement

A May wedding is planned for Kelsey Mummert and Logan Larrabee, who became engaged on Feb. 16, 2013 during a sunset hike in Knights Ferry and made the announcement to friends and family that evening.

April 16, 2014 | | Engagements

Knights Ferry News April 16, 2014

At Public School's Night, the Masons announced the winners of the essay contest. The students wrote on why the Masons were involved in Public Schools. First Place winners received a check for $50.00. They were 6th grade- Braden Sousa, 7th grade- Alyssa Sisco and 8th grade- Julia Nilsson. Second Place winners received a check for $25.00. They were 6th Grade-Mikali Willis, 7th Grade- Kaeli Sweet and 8th Grade- Clay Heffington. Third Place winners received a check for $25.00. They were 6th Grade- Ivan Garcia, 7th Grade- Austin Santillo and 8th Grade- Aleesha Harden. Congratulations to you!

April 16, 2014 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News

Valley Home News Week of April 16, 2014

In this week's column we pay tribute to a very special man...our friend Mark Dickens. Mark was a true Valley Home boy who grew up to be one of the kindest and most generous friends a person could wish for. One could write pages and pages trying to describe the effect Mark had on the people of Valley Home, Oakdale, and the many places he visited. He was a special man who made a difference in so many lives. You could meet Mark one time and realize he would forever be your friend. He had a firm, but ...

April 16, 2014 | By WINNE MULLINS | Valley Home News

Screening Of ‘Chasing Ice’ Planned

The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project (CEP) invites the community to a screening of the documentary film "Chasing Ice" on Thursday, April 17, at 7p.m. in Forum 110 on East Campus, 435 College Ave., Modesto. This is the final event of the CEP Spring Film and Lecture Series and admission is free. Campus parking is available for $1 in student parking lots.

April 15, 2014 | | Local News

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Community Corner – Sending Out Holiday Wishes

Happy Holidays to our wonderful community! MOPS/MOMSNext would like to extend a warm wish for love, peace and togetherness during this holiday season. We here at MOPS/MOMSNext have been having a great time crafting, cooking, sharing meals and also listening to some amazing speakers. We recently went out into the community and attended our very first community block party put on by our local Center for Human Services. What a great and fun family outing! We met so many wonderful new people and were able to get our message out into the community and invite a lot of ...

November 21, 2012 | Erin Pearson | Local Columns

To Your Health – When Caregivers Need Care

The extraordinary feats of our mythical superheroes, Superman, Wonder Woman and Captain America, pale in comparison to the strength, stamina and compassion of our real life, unsung heroes: family caregivers. While caring for a loved one is expected of close family members, the daily life of a caregiver can be one of sleepless nights, unceasing anxiety and unrelenting strain and stress. While caregiving is to be celebrated, it often comes with a cost.

November 21, 2012 | Oscar Wright, Ph.D. United Advocates for Children and Families | Other Views

Electoral College Needs To Go

Dear Editor,

November 21, 2012 | | Your Views

Oakdale’s Artist Of Horses: Vonnie Muniain

Horses prancing, horses grazing, horses kicking up their heels and horses drinking from a pool. Big horses, tiny horses and horses of many different colors. The studio of Oakdale artist Vonnie Muniain has an almost overwhelming array of horse art from sculptures to silkscreen to paintings.

November 21, 2012 | Diane Dupree-Dempsey Special To The Leader | 209 CELEBRATIONS

David Aurelio Vega

Humberto Vega and Maria Galindo of Waterford welcomed the arrival of their son, David Aurelio Vega, on Nov. 8, 2012.

November 21, 2012 | | Birth Announcements

Rihanna Kristina Rivera

A girl, Rihanna Kristina Rivera, was born Nov. 4, 2012 to expectant parents Janet and Manuel Rivera of Oakdale.

November 21, 2012 | | Birth Announcements

Reyna Mercedez Ortiz

Jessica Avelar and Octavio Ortiz of Oakdale welcomed the arrival of their daughter, Reyna Mercedez Ortiz, on Nov. 10, 2012.

November 21, 2012 | | Birth Announcements

Tristan Riley Lutz

A girl, Tristan Riley Lutz, was born Nov. 6, 2012 to expectant parents Jake Lutz and Gabrialle Vedder of Oakdale.

November 21, 2012 | | Birth Announcements

Emily Guadalupe Flores-Jimenez

Felipa Jimenez and Jorge Flores of Oakdale welcomed the arrival of their daughter, Emily Guadalupe Flores-Jimenez, on Nov. 6, 2012.

November 21, 2012 | | Birth Announcements

Knights Ferry News for November 21, 2012

Taylor Witzke celebrated her third birthday with family and friends at Grandma and Grandpa Noe's home.

November 21, 2012 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News

Questions Arise Over Success Of Climbers Fest

The event touted to put Oakdale on the map and to bring in "climbers from all over the world" resulted in extremely poor attendance of less than 300 and a profit of just $200 after the city invested $2000 in sponsorship for the affair.

November 21, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Community Corner – Sending Out Holiday Wishes

Happy Holidays to our wonderful community! MOPS/MOMSNext would like to extend a warm wish for love, peace and togetherness during this holiday season. We here at MOPS/MOMSNext have been having a great time crafting, cooking, sharing meals and also listening to some amazing speakers. We recently went out into the community and attended our very first community block party put on by our local Center for Human Services. What a great and fun family outing! We met so many wonderful new people and were able to get our message out into the community and invite a lot of ...

November 21, 2012 | Erin Pearson | Local Columns

To Your Health – When Caregivers Need Care

The extraordinary feats of our mythical superheroes, Superman, Wonder Woman and Captain America, pale in comparison to the strength, stamina and compassion of our real life, unsung heroes: family caregivers. While caring for a loved one is expected of close family members, the daily life of a caregiver can be one of sleepless nights, unceasing anxiety and unrelenting strain and stress. While caregiving is to be celebrated, it often comes with a cost.

November 21, 2012 | Oscar Wright, Ph.D. United Advocates for Children and Families | Other Views

Electoral College Needs To Go

Dear Editor,

November 21, 2012 | | Your Views

Oakdale’s Artist Of Horses: Vonnie Muniain

Horses prancing, horses grazing, horses kicking up their heels and horses drinking from a pool. Big horses, tiny horses and horses of many different colors. The studio of Oakdale artist Vonnie Muniain has an almost overwhelming array of horse art from sculptures to silkscreen to paintings.

November 21, 2012 | Diane Dupree-Dempsey Special To The Leader | 209 CELEBRATIONS

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