Right on the heels of winning the Sac-Joaquin Section Division 3 title – and welcomed back into town with a police escort and cheering fans lining the streets – the Oakdale Mustangs will saddle up for yet another football battle.
Oakdale High School 2016 alums fared well earlier this fall during their attendance at the FFA National Competition for Livestock Judging. The 2016 FFA State Livestock Judging Championship Team placed in the Top Five of the Indianapolis, Indiana event. Photographed left to right: Ag Advisor Isaac Robles, Ty Jones, Emma Wright, Madison Morgan and Kevin Snyder.
Central Valley Con returns for its second year at the Modesto Centre Plaza and Doubletree Hotel in downtown Modesto on Sunday, Dec. 4. The one day pop culture convention will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is the third city in the StocktonCon Events list of events, in addition to Stockton and Lodi. (Grape City Con). Ticket prices for the one-day event are $8 at the door and $5 (plus convenience fees), at select locations around the Central Valley. A portion of the proceeds from the Central Valley Con will benefit the Modesto Gospel Mission.
Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have not moved in the past week, averaging $2.42/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.12/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
Modesto Junior College Equine Unit invites the public to an Open House and Horse Sale on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the West Campus Equine Unit, 2201 Blue Gum Ave., Modesto. There is no admission charged and campus parking is free.
The Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS) offers the presentation "Fusion: Building a Miniature Star on Earth" by Tammy Ma, Ph.D., experimental laser-plasma physicist with the National Ignition Facility at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The event is set for Friday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Sierra Hall 132 on the Modesto Junior College West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave., Modesto. Both the program and parking are free.
In the poorest villages on the island of Fiji, where healthcare is not readily available, Doug Wesson – owner and founder of Wesson Hearing Aid Center – and a band of hearing healthcare professionals from all over the U.S. set out on a mission to test the hearing, clean wax from ears as needed and fit hearing aids on as many children and adults as possible within a three-day period of time.
Columbia College's Fire Academy will hold its graduation ceremony and presentation of Certification of Completion to 35 successful students of the Fire Technology Program. The event, which is open to the public, will be held Friday, Dec. 16, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Oak Pavilion at Columbia College.
Oakdale Joint Unified Elementary fourth graders, top photo, migrated to the Stanislaus River earlier this month to participate in the annual Knights Ferry field trip to see the spawning salmon and learn of its importance. Fourth graders, left to right: McKenzie Regan, Johanna Aguilera and Alofaae Leulu review clipboard details, under the guidance of a volunteer during the Salmon Field Trip.
On Saturday, consumers across the nation celebrated the small businesses that are the backbones of our communities, as Small Business Saturday completed its seventh anniversary. According to the Post-Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and American Express, a record 112 million consumers shopped on Small Business Saturday, marking a 13 percent increase over 2015. Additionally, awareness of Small Business Saturday reached 72 percent, slightly above the 70 percent recorded last year.
The Holistic Life Institute, School of Massage and Natural Health, 730 E. F St., Suite G, Oakdale, is offering a Holiday Festival and Open House on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Guests will receive free mini neck and shoulder massages, shiatsu therapy sessions, herbal teas, refreshments, and more. Also available will be skin care samples and discounted gift certificates for holiday gift-giving. There will be handcrafted jewelry and holiday gift booths for unique holiday shopping. Stop by and receive free de-stressing pampering while browsing for your holiday gift-giving. For more information, visit www.holisticlifeinstitute ...