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Oakdale High School's Sophia Hill is shown with Congressman Jeff Denham. Hill was recently named a 2016-17 Congressional Merit Award winner for California's 10th Congressional District. She was nominated by OHS Principal Mike Moore based on her GPA, leadership, school citizenship, volunteerism, community service and extracurricular activities.

November 09, 2016 | | Local News


Members of the Orange Blossom 4-H were busy at the Knights Ferry Pumpkin Roll on Sunday, hosting a face painting booth along with games including bean bag toss, fishing booth, mini golf and they also had petting zoo and photo booth. Here, the 4-Hers help out a number of visitors to their fun activities.

November 09, 2016 | | Local News

Modesto Man Booked For Attempted Murder

Oakdale Police Department investigators continue to follow up on the early morning Oct. 31 shooting in the 300 block of South Third Avenue that sent a 20-year-old male to an area hospital for non-life threatening gunshot wounds.

November 09, 2016 | | Local News

Hunter Education Programs

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife's (CDFW) Advanced Hunter Education Program has begun to schedule its clinics for 2017. So far, next year's roster includes Wilderness First Aid, Wild Turkey Hunting, Deer Hunting, Big Game Packing and Land Navigation. Some spaces are also still available for the few remaining 2016 clinics (Wild Game Cooking, Waterfowl Hunting, Wilderness First Aid and Wild Pig Hunting).

November 09, 2016 | | Local News

Pump Prices Steady For California Drivers

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have not moved in the past week, averaging $2.56/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 0.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.21/gallon, according to gasoline price website

November 09, 2016 | | Local News

Musicians Pick Up Award

Local music group Blindfold recently was honored with the MAMA award for best Alt-Indie rock band.

November 09, 2016 | | Local News

Oakdale, Riverbank Join Forces To Offer Relay

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Oakdale-Riverbank will be hosting its kickoff for the 2017 event later this month.

November 09, 2016 | | Local News

Operation Christmas Child Collection Week Approaching

The River Christian Community Church, 1351 E. G St., Oakdale, will once again serve as a collection site for the shoeboxes being packed as part of Operation Christmas Child.

November 09, 2016 | | Local News

Disney’s “Cinderella, Kids”

The Stanislaus County Office of Education's YES (Youth Entertainment Stage) Kidettes will present Disney's "Cinderella, Kids" beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18 at the Gallo Center for the Arts (1000 I St., Modesto). Two additional matinee performances are scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 19 and Sunday, Nov. 20 at 3 p.m.

November 09, 2016 | | Local News


Datebook lists upcoming events in and around the Oakdale area.

November 09, 2016 | | Local News

Weekend Ferry Festival Celebrates Chinook Salmon

Come November, the view from the Knights Ferry Bridge is sure to include Chinook salmon during the peak of their migration. It is this time of year that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, East Stanislaus Resource Conservation District, FISHBIO, and other local partners come together to celebrate the annual Stanislaus River Salmon Festival. The sixth annual event will be held in Knights Ferry at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Stanislaus River Park on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

November 09, 2016 | | Local News

‘At the Corner’ Business Makes Itself At Home

It took a little bit of vision and a lot of elbow grease, but with the help of friends and family Patty Dycus has transformed the once hollow shell at 159 N. First Ave., Oakdale, to a welcoming business space.

November 09, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

OVCB Celebrating 25 Years Of Banking Success

The idea to create a local bank in Oakdale began in 1990 where a few local investors sat at a table and began the process to capture that old spirit of one on one relationship banking. They raised approximately $3 million in capital to start Oak Valley Community Bank, OVCB, and today it is worth over $80 million.

November 09, 2016 | Virginia Still | Local News

Veterans Appreciation Day Ceremonies Set

The community is encouraged to come and join in to remember, honor and celebrate veterans on Friday, Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. at the Veterans Monument in William A. Fish Veterans Park.

November 09, 2016 | | Local News

Check Our Website For Election Results

Due to time constraints and production schedules, The Leader was not able to include Tuesday's election results in this week's issue. The newspaper goes to press early Tuesday evening, which was before the polls closed on Tuesday.

November 09, 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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