Despite some concerns over mosquitoes ruining the party, the more than 650 youngsters ready to play soccer in the Oakdale Youth Soccer League this season were happy to get on the field Saturday, Aug. 20. A group of Under 6 Boys smile at the crowd as they run onto the field after being announced, while Lorin Odom, 12, provided a stellar rendition of the National Anthem before the team introductions. See related story in Sports
The Wednesday night, Aug. 17 meeting of Oakdale Irrigation District directors kicked off with Linda Santos getting served with a notice of an intention to circulate a recall petition calling for her removal from the five-person board.
Celebration Center Oakdale Church will host "Hot August Night," a community outreach event on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The church will offer hot dogs, drinks, a dunking booth, pie eating contest, games and music. Earlier that day a church yard sale will be hosted from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds will benefit Missionaries for "Go Missions." Celebration Center Oakdale Church is located at 522 E. E St., Oakdale. For additional information call 402-5694.
A student's academic performance is influenced by a host of factors, including the learning environment both inside the classroom and at home. While students may have only limited control over the environment in their classrooms, they and their parents can do much to create home study environments that are conducive to learning.
Local newspapers play vital roles in communities across the globe. The Information Age has changed the way many people get their news, but local newspapers continue to serve as valuable resources for readers interested in learning more about and becoming more involved in their communities.
California Fire Safe Council (CFSC) officials on Monday announced the council has awarded over $2.1 million in federal grant funds to 20 at-risk California communities in 20 counties to conduct wildfire risk reduction projects.
The once healthy population of rainbow trout living in the Stanislaus River declined precipitously during the California drought, according to survey results released Monday, Aug. 15 by the fisheries consulting firm FISHBIO.
Nearly his entire adult life, Brian Shimmel has worn a uniform. This month he becomes a civilian for the first time in over 30 years as he is retiring from the Oakdale Police Department at the rank of sergeant.
With school back in session the Valley Air District is asking the public to reduce vehicle emissions by carpooling or walking their children to school and to refrain from vehicle idling during school pick-ups and drop-offs. Triple-digit temperatures and multiple wildfires are impacting Valley air quality, and the public's help is crucial in reducing the risk of spikes in ground-level ozone and exceeding federal air quality standards.
The Human Services Program at Modesto Junior College is sponsoring a Fall 2016 Orientation on Thursday, Aug. 25 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Room 218 of the Center for Advanced Technologies (CAT) Building on East Campus, 435 College Ave., Modesto. The public is invited to participate in this free event.
The opportunity for the public to thank a veteran and first responders occurred this past Saturday at the Grand Opening celebration of Veterans First on Patterson Road in Riverbank. The festivities began at 9 a.m. with an opening prayer. With approximately 80 to 100 people that stopped by throughout the day, the Veterans First building buzzed with positive energy, kindness, and support.