The Orange Blossom 4-H Club will host its first meeting of the school year on Monday, September 12, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at the Knights Ferry Community Center. The night will start with an ice cream social and sign-ups will be after. All young people are welcome, and over thirty projects will be offered for members to choose this year. Examples of projects include public speaking, scrapbooking, food preservation, sewing, beef, sheep, swine, goats, rabbits, and much more. Activities throughout the year include community service, speech and presentations days, fashion reviews, and the Statewide 4-H Field Day hosted ...
September 07, 2016|
By MOLLY TERPSTRA
Orange Blossom 4-H Club Reporter
Oakdale High football ... powerful, fast, strong, determined! These are just a few of the words that can be used to describe the 2016 Oakdale High Mustang football team! Although football is just one of the many top rated sports played during the year at Oakdale High, it is the one sport that pretty much the entire town comes out to support. The crowds fill the bleachers to overflowing, the sights and sounds of Oakdale football create a frenzy of high energy. Enthusiastic cheerleaders lead the Oakdale crowd in a rousing rendition of a Mustang cheer, a cheer that can be ...
September 07, 2016|
By Winnie Mullins
|Valley Home News
The new 2016-17 Stanislaus County Leadership Academy will be having its first class meeting at the Petersen Event Center, 720 12th St., Modesto on Friday, Sept. 9. This first class will bring together 30 students representing 18 individual high schools throughout Stanislaus County who were chosen after a rigorous interview process. Matt Emerzian will present the Every Monday Matters movement and students will learn valuable communication skills while learning about and dealing with other personality traits.
NOTICE: The names and incidents printed in the Police Log are obtained from the daily log of the Oakdale Police Department, which is a public document. The listing of a name here does not imply that person's guilt or innocence. That can only be determined by a court of law.
Six Oakdale police officers and two Senior Outreach volunteers were recently honored with department meritorious medals for life-saving actions in the course of duty. One officer, Dan Taylor, received recognition for two separate incidents. Following is a brief recap of the actions that resulted in the honors.
The Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance Strut Your Mutt Team is leashing up and heading to San Francisco on Sunday, Sept. 18 to strut their stuff to help the homeless pets of Oakdale and Riverbank. Thanks to support from animal loving friends and supporters, last year's event resulted in a lot of wagging tails and money raised for Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance. OSPA raised over $20,000 and was the top fundraising team at the San Francisco event.
(Editor's Note: This week, The Leader brings back a popular regular feature of several years ago, the poetic writings of local students. These poems were submitted through the GATE program; however, The Leader welcomes poetry submissions from all students at local schools, all grade levels. Not all poems submitted will be published; we will feature a few each time the Poet's Corner appears.)
Oakdale students at Sierra View and Cloverland Elementary schools were recently visited by Food 4 Thought, LLC and treated to their Farm to School program. The students were educated about farming as well as given an opportunity to take home some farm fresh produce. Visits to Magnolia and Fair Oaks have been scheduled for October.
Make time to stop by the Oakdale Farmers Market this evening, Wednesday, Sept. 7 as it completes its summer run. Fresh fruits and vegetables, music, vendors and food are all featured at the North Third Avenue market, which runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m