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Local Author Snags Nomination

Reporter by day, romance novelist by night - and weekends - Kimberly Van Meter recently learned that she'd joined the ranks of Nora Roberts, Debbie Macomber, and Brenda Novak when she received a call from the Romance Writers of America (RWA) Friday, March 25 notifying her she'd been selected as a finalist in the 2011 RITA race.

April 14, 2011 | Staff reports | Local News


Wild Rodeo Weekend

A DUI checkpoint sparked a wild pursuit that sent a rented 15-passenger U-Haul van hurtling onto the sidewalk on East F Street in an attempt to bypass the officers, Saturday night, April 9.

April 13, 2011 | | Local News


OVH Board - No Decision On CEO Extension

Despite calling a special meeting on the subject on Wednesday, April 6, the Oak Valley Hospital District Governing Board still has not come to a decision on the fate of Chief Executive Officer John Friel on whether or not to extend his contract as the hospital's top administrator. Friel's current contract ends in October of this year.

April 13, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


City Hours Change In Effect Monday

Starting Monday, April 18, the City of Oakdale will change its customer service office hours for all non-police city buildings.

April 13, 2011 | | Local News


Champagne Up, Cowgirl - Hundreds Join In Annual Rodeo Week Tradition

Every year, Christie Camarillo, executive director of the Cowboy Museum, squeezes a few more seats into the event – and every year, it sells out months in advance.

April 13, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Grand Central Station Serving Up ‘Gut Sticking Good’ Grub

Mary Beth Fullerton and her kitchen accomplice (and mother), Kathy Petsch subscribe to the Paula Deen mantra when it comes to creating culinary dishes: they don't cook for dieting, they cook for eating.

April 13, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Ad Hoc Committee To Explore Sales Tax Increase

In an illustration of "politics makes strange bedfellows," the Oakdale City Council appointed two community members known for being on opposite sides of issues to co-chair an ad hoc committee on exploring a sales tax increase for the city to cover its recent deficits and cuts.

April 13, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Tuolumne County Supervisors Approve Cooperstown Mine

In an expected move on Tuesday April 5, the Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors approved a 135-acre mine located in southwest Tuolumne County, adjacent to Stanislaus County, off Cooperstown Road.

April 13, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Rodeo Spirit Rides Into Oakdale

Rodeo entertainment and weekend antics kept people kicking up their heels in Oakdale as the 60th Annual Oakdale Saddle Club PRCA Rodeo took place on April 9-10 at the rodeo grounds.

Celebrating rodeo week in Oakdale is an annual tradition that kicks off each year with the Cowgirl Luncheon to raise money for the Oakdale Cowboy Museum. Find out what happens when you put 430 women, 60 good-natured cowboys, and free-flowing champagne in a room together.

April 12, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Chilly Kick-Off

Oakdale Rodeo Queen hopefuls were shivering in their custom leather outfits Thursday, April 7 at the annual Cowboy Museum mixer as they waited to learn who had earned the title of this year's rodeo royalty. The rain began around 5 p.m. and for a brief moment, snowflakes started to drift from the sky. Of course, nothing stuck and it was over before most people realized it had begun, but it certainly made for good conversation. For complete rodeo coverage of all the week's festivities and competition, don't miss the April 13 issue of The Oakdale Leader.

April 08, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Law Enforcement Preps For Rodeo Days

If you want to see crazy in action, just catch Oakdale before and during the rodeo weekend, and while it's a wild good time for most, for law enforcement and certain city agencies, it spells overtime, a black out on vacation time, and most certainly all hands on deck.

April 06, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Hospital Faces Tumultuous Times

Battle lines are being clearly defined between the members of the Oak Valley Hospital Governing Board. The polarization between members was clear after the last meeting of the hospital's governing board of directors on March 23.

April 06, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Seniors Voice Concerns At Council Meeting

Purple was the predominant color in the audience at Monday night's city council meeting, April 4, as concerned seniors wearing Gladys Lemmons Senior Center shirts gathered, concerned about perceived threats posed to their facility.

April 06, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Doggone It! - License Effort Unleashed

Compliance is the name of the game and dog owners are the target players in the city's newest community outreach.

April 06, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


City Puts Bite On Unlicensed Dogs

City Puts Bite On Unlicensed Dogs

April 05, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


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Authorities Investigate Multiple Crashes

The third serious auto accident in less than 24 hours tied up traffic and saw an air ambulance land at the scene north of Oakdale ...

January 18, 2018 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Collision At Stearns Still Under Investigation

A two-vehicle accident at about 8:55 p.m. Wednesday night remains under investigation.

January 18, 2018 | | Local News


Spaghetti Supper

Come enjoy the 29th Annual Spaghetti Dinner served up by the Escalon United Methodist Church, with the meal set for Saturday, Jan. 27, served from ...

January 18, 2018 | | Local News


Early Morning Fatality On Highway 108

A two vehicle accident resulted in one confirmed fatality at Highway 120 and Kennedy Road in the Knights Ferry area early Thursday morning.

January 18, 2018 | | Local News


Cannabis Dispensary Candidates Announced

Following the lengthy holiday break, Oakdale City Council reconvened Tuesday, Jan. 16 with a full schedule, which included the announcement of two cannabis businesses that ...

January 17, 2018 | | Local News


Senior Menu

Senior lunches are served Monday through Friday at the Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Center in Oakdale. Call to reserve a lunch, 303-0946.

January 17, 2018 | | Local News


Slight Hike At Local Pumps

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 4.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.98/gallon, according to GasBuddy's ...

January 17, 2018 | | Local News


Welcome Home Veterans Bike And Car Show

Registration is now open for the Welcome Home Veterans Bike and Car Show, scheduled for April 14, 2018. All makes, models and years are welcome ...

January 17, 2018 | | Local News


Women’s March Modesto Gears Up For 2018

Women's March Modesto has announced their local march, rally and unity gathering "Hear Our Vote" on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. Make plans to join ...

January 17, 2018 | | Local News


Chamber Dinner Includes Large Business Of Year Honors

The annual Oakdale Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner on Friday night, Jan. 19 will include recognition of three large businesses that serve the community. Nominated ...

January 17, 2018 | | Local News


Trio Of Small Businesses Recognized For Service

American AgCredit, Last Call Brewing Company and Mountain Mike's Pizza are the Small Business of the Year nominees for the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce ...

January 17, 2018 | | Local News


Monthly Veterans Advisory Commission Meeting Set

The Veterans Advisory Commission for the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors will host its monthly meeting in Knights Ferry on Monday, Jan. 22 at 5 ...

January 17, 2018 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Acoustic Rock

January 17, 2018 | | Local News


Knights Ferry Community Club Schedules Paint Nite

Knights Ferry Community Club is offering the community the opportunity to take a bit of the Ferry home with them.

January 17, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


BLOOD DRIVE

The American Red Cross bloodmobile made its way to Oakdale on Tuesday morning, Jan. 16. The large bus was parked at Ball Corporation on West ...

January 17, 2018 | | Local News


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