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Relay Corner

Teams are still being sought for the upcoming Oakdale-Escalon-Riverbank-Waterford Relay For Life. The event will be hosted May 5 and 6 at the Oakdale High School soccer fields, bringing together teams from the communities for one centralized 24-hour American Cancer Society fundraising event. Teams are gearing up for with fundraisers and special activities; look for information about those activities in this regularly scheduled 'Relay Corner' in preparation for the main event.

March 14, 2018 | | Local News


Ag Council Members Gather For Annual Meeting

Agricultural business leaders from throughout the state met in Napa, California this past week for Agricultural Council of California's Annual Meeting, which was held March 7 and 8 in conjunction with CoBank's Pacific West Customer meeting.

March 14, 2018 | | Local News


Motor Madness Fundraiser Features Emcee Rob Ely

Soroptimist International of Oakdale will host its annual Motor Madness fundraiser on Saturday, March 24 at 6:30 p.m., at the Gene Bianchi Community Center, 110 S. Second Ave., Oakdale. Guests will be entertained by Rob Ely who will emcee and present "A Little Bit Country" and are encouraged to dress in country attire for the Best Dressed Rhinestone Cowboy and Rhinestone Cowgirl costume contest.

March 14, 2018 | | Local News


Grant Fund Awards Support Regional Fishing Programs

Six California non-profit organizations have been awarded funds to provide fishing programs for Hispanic youth and families.

March 14, 2018 | | Local News


BEST OVERALL

American Veterans First, headquartered in Riverbank, hosted its annual Chili Cook-off on Saturday, March 10 with the tasting sessions and voting offered at the New Life Community Church on Estelle Avenue. Here, the winning team, voted to have the "Best Overall" chili entry, gather for a photo. From left, Diane Talbert with medal, Butch Teague, Susan Teague and Vickie Mantie. Other team members not shown were Ben Talbert and Carl Mantie.

March 14, 2018 | | Local News


Dordt College Concert Choir Performs In Ripon

The Dordt College Concert Choir from Sioux Center, Iowa, will perform a concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, at First Christian Reformed Church, 305 Boesch Dr. in Ripon.

March 14, 2018 | | Local News


Stanislaus County Trash Day

Volunteers are being sought for the first Stanislaus County Trash Day, set for Saturday, March 17 throughout the county.

March 08, 2018 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Weight Loss Support

March 07, 2018 | | Local News


Kash In Concert

Make plans to attend a special afternoon of music, featuring the original music of international songwriters, Alex Kash and Bethany Dalton-Kash

March 07, 2018 | | Local News


Region Still Seeing Rise In Pump Prices

Gas prices in the region continue to slowly climb, with the average retail gasoline prices in Modesto rising 3.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.14/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 0.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.52/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

March 07, 2018 | | Local News


Almond Farmers Working Tirelessly To Protect Crops

The month of February wrapped up in an unforeseen manner for almond farmers throughout the Central Valley. An unprecedented stretch of freezing night time temperatures found many adjusting from watering the unseasonably dry ground, to utilizing water to adjust orchard temperatures.

March 07, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


New Member Tapped For Stanislaus Fire Board

A meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 8 in Riverbank at Stanislaus Consolidated Station 26 meeting room will see the swearing in of a new board member and the introduction of a couple of new employees.

March 07, 2018 | | Local News


READY TO READ

Students from throughout the Oakdale Joint Unified School District celebrated Read Across America on Friday, March 2 celebrating the birth of popular children's book author Dr. Seuss. Magnolia students in Michelle Jones's class made themed snacks and read Seuss classics.

March 07, 2018 | | Local News


Popular City ‘Plunge’ Getting Solar Panels

Splish splash, The Plunge is going green – with solar energy, that is.

March 07, 2018 | By KIM VAN METER Special To The Leader | Local News


More Life At School Farm

Rain proved not to be a deterrent as a small army of students and community members descended on the Oakdale School Farm this past Friday to plant trees.

March 07, 2018 | | Local News


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Modesto’s Music In Plaza Kicks Off Friday, May 4

This year Music in the Plaza kicks off in conjunction with May the Fourth-Star Wars Day which will take over the 10th Street Plaza in ...

April 25, 2018 | | Local News


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