Young and old will once again toe the line on Saturday, March 11 for the Eighth Annual SOS Fun Run. The community event will be hosted at Cloverland Elementary School. The 1-mile begins at 8:30 a.m. with a 5k to follow. Proceeds from the annual event benefit Oakdale Educational Foundation. Registration remains open by visiting www.sosfunrun.com.
The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure this past week approved a measure directly helping the Central Valley by improving federal emergency management response: H.R. 1214, the Disaster SAVE Act. U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) is a cosponsor of the bill.
Oakdale hosted a multi-team meet on Thursday at The Corral, with runners, jumpers, throwers and hurdlers are getting the chance to work on their individual events and see how they measure up against athletes from such schools as Linden, Grace Davis and Escalon. Top photo, Oakdale and Escalon girls take off in a heat of the 100 while, at side, sophomore pole vaulter Justin Carlos clears the bar early in the competition. Voice of the Mustangs, Pete Simoncini, kept the crowd informed of the various events and results throughout the afternoon.
Thanks to my full moon reminder from specificfeeds.com, I don't have to guess when the next full moon is. Especially this time of year when the full moon has such a huge effect on the spawning cycle. Our next full moon will be on Sunday the 12th of March. With the temperatures we've been having lately, the bass are sure to be up shallow either spawning, or getting ready to spawn. The biggest challenge for anglers looking to fish for spawning bass is the water clarity and the water levels. Most places continue to be muddied up ...
Six Mustang wrestlers earned the right to make the trip to Bakersfield this past weekend to compete in the 2017 CIF California High School State Championships. Of the six, four of them placed in the top eight, including junior Colbey Harlan and senior Abel Garcia, who both placed second in their respective weight classes.
Two games, two wins this week for the varsity Oakdale Lady Mustangs softball team. Oakdale defeated the defending Sac-Joaquin Section Champion Ceres Bulldogs on Tuesday, Feb. 28 by a 4-0 final and went on the road and knocked off Gregori 4-0 on Thursday, March 2.
Three games in four days kept the Oakdale varsity baseball team busy this past week. In two of three games, the boys were victorious with a pair of shutout wins; the other was a 4-2 loss to Lincoln on the road.
American AgCredit, the nation's fifth largest agricultural lending cooperative, this week announced a net income of $104.5 million for the year ended Dec. 31, 2016, along with a cash dividend distribution of $50.2 million to its shareholders. This compares to a net income of $99.7 million and a cash dividend of $43.5 million for the prior year. American AgCredit has returned more than $350 million to its customer-owners since 2005.