All are welcome to join in for the 18th Annual Christmas Singalong at Hutton's Hamlet on Monday, Dec. 19 at 6 p.m. Sing your favorite carols and Christmas songs with Annette Hutton accompanying on piano. Free admission, refreshments served. The event will be hosted at Hutton's Hamlet Performing Arts Center, 132 W. G St., Oakdale, in the chapel at the northeast corner of West G Street and Church Avenue. Call to RSVP or for more information, 209-848-1216.
Stephanie Ortiz did not spend her last Monday of the 2016 calendar year in class at Oakdale High School. Instead ... the OHS senior found herself on a car ride with her parents to San Francisco for an opportunity she once only dreamed of.
After spending a few days at the Operation Christmas Child Processing Center in Irvine, in Southern California, a local team has returned safely. But, said leader Elizabeth Greenlee, they hope to have the chance to do it again.
Spawning adult salmon on the Stanislaus River – the linchpin of what irrigation districts within the Northern San Joaquin Valley describe as a massive water grab proposal by the state – have increased by a factor of five since 2007 when work started on the 3,500-page State Water Control Board plan.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is offering waterfowl hunting opportunities at Eden Landing Ecological Reserve (ELER) in Hayward. The reserve includes former salt ponds now managed by CDFW as low-salinity waterfowl habitat and areas restored to full tidal action.
U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate on Monday announced they have reached an agreement on comprehensive water resources infrastructure language, the Water Infrastructure Improvements Act for the Nation (WIIN) Act, which should be considered this week on the House floor, and includes critical provisions to improve California's water system and bring immediate relief to the Valley.
Looking for a good book? Librarians at the Oakdale Library are always happy to offer reading suggestions. And now, a good book is easier to find than ever. New books at the Oakdale Library will be featured on the first Wednesday of each month in the Oakdale Leader. Librarians will provide information about books for children and adults, both fiction and non-fiction.
Several Valley Home students were recently acknowledged for their scholastic efforts at the Student of the Month assembly. Students honored were: Kenzie Mount, Cooper Bartholomew, Alex Stevens, Jessica Machuca, Janeth Juarez, Adelyn Silva, Kaylee Machado, Isabella Greed and Piper Nunes.