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Pet Adoption Event Offered At Crossroads This Saturday

The Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance will be on hand at Petco in the Crossroads Shopping Center this Saturday, Sept. 3 from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. with several shelter pets that are available for adoption.

August 31, 2016 | | Local News

Hamburger Night Benefit

Oakdale's VFW Post is gearing up for the next of its monthly hamburger night fundraisers, with Wednesday, Sept. 7 the date for the next event. Hours are from 5:30 p.m. to about 8:30 p.m., at the Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo Grounds clubhouse. Attendees can stay after eating to socialize. All donations at the dessert table at the monthly dinner go to purchase wreaths for Wreaths Across America. The local VFW and Auxiliary's goal is to have a wreath on every grave at the Santa Nella Veterans cemetery.

August 31, 2016 | | Local News


Vickie Thompson accepts a check for payment from one of many who attended a Spirit of Oakdale mixer on this past week at the H-B saloon. The mixer was to encourage and accept payment for name plates to be ordered for future placement around the iconic 'Yesterday Is Tomorrow' cowboy statue along East F Street near the Oakdale Cowboy Museum. Proceeds from the sales benefit the Spirit of Oakdale Community dinner and may still be ordered at Bloomingcamp Ranch Bake Shop or by calling Thompson at (209) 606-3893. Returning for a visit to the Cowboy Capital, Rachel Flournoy and daughter ...

August 31, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

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August 31, 2016 | | Local News

Hydrant Painting Project Helps Duo Achieve Eagle

One weekend earlier this month, Curtis and Howard Kemp completed their Eagle Scout project which included scraping (wire brush), solvent cleaning, and painting more than 100 fire hydrants in the City of Oakdale. The fire captain working near one of the hydrants located on Walnut Avenue came over to personally thank them, noting that the department itself has not had time to repaint the hydrants in several years.

August 31, 2016 | | Local News

Little Free Library Ready To Serve Neighborhood

Retired schoolteacher Toby Ayers recently got a unique gift. One that not only she can enjoy, but one that will also give joy to many others throughout her Oakdale neighborhood.

August 31, 2016 | | Local News

Formal Appointments Made For Treasurer, Council Posts

In an expected move, the Oakdale City Council at a special meeting on Thursday, Aug. 25 made the appointments of Tom Dunlop and Richard Murdoch to the city council and Christine Sulhoff as city treasurer, cancelling the need for a General Municipal Election for Nov. 8.

August 31, 2016 | | Local News

Author Faire Set

The Stanislaus County Library is looking for local published authors from around the Central Valley to take part in the seventh annual Local Author Fair on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. to noon. The event will take place outside on the 16th Street side of the Modesto Library portico. Local authors will have the opportunity to promote their works, as well as sell and sign copies of their publications. There is no cost to participate, but advance registration is required as space is limited. Interested authors should contact Laura Ferrell at (209) 558-7817 to request an event registration ...

August 31, 2016 | | Local News

Constituents Invited To Attend Denham Mobile District Visits

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) recently announced Mobile District Office Hours for the month of September 2016. Mobile District Office Hours are an opportunity for 10th district residents to meet with the congressman and staff to hear more about his work in Washington, D.C. and the Central Valley, have their questions answered or get help with specific casework.

August 31, 2016 | | Local News

Oakdale Women’s Club Slates Sept. 13 Meeting

The Oakdale Women's Club is meeting Tuesday, Sept. 13 at the Oakdale Golf and Country Club. The buffet luncheon will start at noon. The theme is Back to School and the featured speaker is Christina Carmelich. Local women are encouraged to come to the luncheon and enjoy hearing Christina, a docent at Columbia State Park, speak about the Columbia's old school house and its history.

August 31, 2016 | | Local News

Sports Boosters Gear Up

It goes without saying that Oakdale High School is passionate about their sports, at all levels. If you ever attended an OHS sporting event and Pete Simoncini is behind the microphone, you have heard him say "Welcome to Oakdale High School, the pride of the Valley Oak League." While the sport itself is the main draw, there is also a group of people who volunteer their time behind the scenes that help drive each of the sports programs year round: the Oakdale High School Sports Boosters Club.

August 31, 2016 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local News

Marathon Honors Earned By Area Therapist-Trainer

One may find it hard to sit in the company of Esther White and leave not feeling as if you just had a shot of espresso. White, a Certified Massage Therapist and personal trainer, may be just what the doctor ordered for one looking for a bright light to see them through a dark tunnel.

August 31, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

School Resource Officer Taylor Goes Back To Class

Among the new faces in the halls of Oakdale schools this school year is an Oakdale High alum returning to the hallways and classrooms where he was once a student.

August 31, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News

State Funding Earmarked To Aid Micke Grove Zoo

State Senator Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton) announced that efforts are under way to access over half a million dollars in state funds she was able to secure for Micke Grove Zoo in the recently passed 2016-17 State Budget.

August 24, 2016 | | Local News

Celebration Of Hope Concert Set Thursday At Gallo Center

An evening of music and inspiration is planned at the Gallo Center for the Arts at 1000 I St., Modesto on Thursday, Aug. 25 starting at 7:30 p.m.

August 24, 2016 | | Local News

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Coat Drive Helps AVF Spread The Warmth

The weather has changed a bit from what seemed to be an early spring to the return of winter that is seen normally in the ...

February 28, 2018 | Virginia Still | Local News

Sign-Ups Underway Now For Annual Chili Cook-Off

American Veterans First is hosting its chili cook-off for another year, with the second annual fundraising event scheduled for Saturday, March 10.

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Oakdale’s Inaugural Father-Daughter Ball A Success

Oakdale Sunrise Rotary is beaming with excitement at the success of their inaugural "Boots and Bows" Father/Daughter Ball, hosted in February at the Gene ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Shelter Pet Alliance Program Reaches Another Milestone

The Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance (OSPA) recently celebrated the completion of 3,000 dog and cat spay/neuters through its voucher program since the program ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Grants Provided For Variety Of Habitat, Wildlife Projects

At its Thursday, Feb. 22 quarterly meeting, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved approximately $17.9 million in grants to help restore and protect fish ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Distinguished Young Women Hopefuls Vie For Title

The annual Distinguished Young Women of Oakdale program will be held on Saturday, March 10 at 7 p.m. at Magnolia School Auditorium. Soroptimist International ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

MJC Panel Discussion Focuses On Speech

The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project (CEP) invites the community to Free Speech and Hate Speech: A Panel Discussion with Experts on Thursday, March ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Houck Takes Speech Trek Top Honors

Five students from Oakdale High School tackled the topic "How Can We Stand Up to Sexism?" at this year's Speech Trek Contest on Thursday ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News


It is officially Girl Scout Cookie Time – the sweet treats benefitting local Girl Scout troops on sale now around the region. This group was busy ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

School Board Support Sought For SOS Run

Monday night provided the perfect forum for Support Oakdale Schools (SOS) Fun Run board members Ted Thome, Joey Valencia and Tina Lane to get the ...

February 28, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Projects, Volunteers Needed For Love Oakdale Initiative

The date for the 2018 edition of Love Oakdale is Saturday, April 21, with the gathering point to start the day offered this year at ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Dairymen Gather Locally For Unique ProCross Tour

Creative Genetics has added its own unique spin to Oakdale's famous title as "Cowboy Capital of the World." Earlier this month the Oakdale-based business ...

February 28, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Robbery Under Investigation

Oakdale Police are investigating another late night robbery, this one occurring at Circle K, 1515 W. F St., marking the second time in less than ...

February 24, 2018 | | Local News

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