With Halloween coming up next week, a local effort is hoping to get some area residents to participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project. The goal is to offer non-candy items, helping make Halloween safe for young trick-or-treaters with food allergies.
Oakdale Senior Center Crafting Group will once again host its annual quilt raffle to benefit the Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Community Center. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. The quilt is 96'x96' and the winner will be announced during the Senior Center Valentine Dinner on Feb. 10, 2017. Tickets may be purchased at the Senior Center at 450 E. A St., Oakdale.
Things may seem a little fishy with Oakdale Joint Unified fourth graders these days, as teacher Krista Smith has begun making her migration to the varying school sites. Smith's migration, however, doesn't come by way of a fish snack cracker or a classroom pet, the salmon teacher spends two days of lecture time teaching the students about Chinook Salmon. As result of her teachings the students then travel to Knights Ferry to visit the Stanislaus River and learn further about the sea life in their natural habitat.
On Your Mark Events presents its 20th Annual Salmon Duathlon and 5k Run on Saturday, Nov. 5, 8:45 a.m., in the historic hamlet and surrounding area of Knights Ferry. The Salmon Duathlon (run, bike, run) and 5k Run (two separate competitions) will benefit the preservation of the salmon natural spawning habitat in the Stanislaus River.
Autumn is all around us ... be sure to enjoy this beautiful season ... take time to enjoy together with your loved ones all the beauty that God bestows upon us during this lovely time of year! To former Valley Home News writer Laura Burghardt and her husband Glenn, the changing colors of the fall season is one of their favorite times to take a nice quiet drive through our community and the surrounding areas. The falling autumn leaves are truly a beautiful sight to behold. We are blessed to live in Valley Home!
The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Young Entrepreneur Foundation announced that its scholarship application for the 2017 NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards is now open through Dec. 18, 2016. High school seniors who run their own business and plan to attend a two- or four-year university, college, or vocational institute during the fall of 2017 are eligible to apply.
Though apples are enjoyed across the globe, many people associate apples with the United States of America. That's in spite of the fact that the first apples were cultivated on the opposite side of the world from North America in Asia.