A project that saw many contributors came to fruition on Monday morning at Haidlen Ford on East F Street in Oakdale. Here, recently-turned 16-year-old Hailey Horn has the key and gets ready to drive off the lot with a used car that was refurbished and prepared for her, free of charge, courtesy of a team of volunteers. The teen is battling brain cancer and friends of the family wanted to make sure she had a special 'Sweet 16' birthday. Looking on is General Manager Erich Haidlen.
Longtime former Escalon resident Minnie Laugero, now living at Dale Commons in Modesto, turned 100 on Monday, April 4, 2016. She celebrated her birthday at the home of her son and daughter-in-law in Modesto. On hand for the celebration were Minnie's children and spouses, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, cousins, longtime friends and former co-workers. Along with family in Escalon, she has cousins in Oakdale and many past co-workers in the Riverbank area, and friends in all three communities.
ASTRO Foundation continues to not only make its mark, but finds a way to make the most of its opportunities. The Animal Shelter to Riverbank and Oakdale (ASTRO), a 501c3 not for profit, is seeing continued success in its ASTRO Thrift and Gift Shop in Oakdale.
Hard-hitting Oakdale Mustang outside linebacker and strong safety, Robby Bagley has come to a decision on where he will be playing football this upcoming fall and beyond. On Tuesday, April 19 Bagley signed with the University of La Verne. Bagley will take his talents to Southern California to compete in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) to play for the Leopards.
With nearly 20 projects around town, volunteers gathered on Saturday, April 23 to share breakfast and then headed out to their assignments of painting, cleaning, yard maintenance and general beautification for the city. In addition to clean up teams, there were also some special 'encouragement' teams that went to the Oak Valley Care Center to visit with elderly residents there, helping brighten the day. Shown are some photos from the Saturday of service.
In a fun-filled, yet often touching 24 hours, Relay For Life of Oakdale participants helped raise awareness of the programs and services of the American Cancer Society while celebrating cancer survivors, remembering those lost to the disease and fighting back. Here are some photos from the event, staged at Oakdale High School.
While many American Cancer Society Relay For Life events are cutting down their hours – opting for shorter 12- or 18-hour versions, the Relay For Life of Oakdale stayed strong for 24 hours this past weekend.
Assemblymember Kristin Olsen (R-Riverbank) said AB 2805, her bill to create a task force that would develop and adopt standards for detecting and tracking cargo theft, passed the Assembly Committee on Agriculture on Thursday, April 14.
Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District officials reported that emergency crews responded to a possible drowning at the Woodward Reservoir on Sunday, April 17 around 4:50 p.m. When units arrived on scene, they confirmed the victim was missing.
On the weekend of April 9th and 10th, 2016, the Orange Blossom 4-H Rabbit Project participated in the West Coast Classic Rabbit Show in Reno, Nevada. Of the 45 members in the local 4-H rabbit project, nine members, ages six to 18 years of age, dedicated their weekend to showing their rabbits.