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Exchange Students Seek Regional Host Families

Cultural Homestay International (CHI), a non-profit high school organization is looking for volunteer local host families for international high school students, ages 15 to 18 years of age who are coming for the second semester of the 2016-17 school year and the full 2017-18 school year. These personable and academically select high school students speak some English, are bright, curious and anxious to improve their communication skills.

September 14, 2016 | | Local News


Area Motorists See Slight Rise In Prices

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 5.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.57/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.17/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

September 14, 2016 | | Local News


On The Shelf

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 each month in the Oakdale Leader. Librarians will provide information about books for children and adults, both fiction and non-fiction.

September 14, 2016 | | Local News


Vanderheiden Is Named OPD’s Newest Sergeant

With recent retirements and new hires, the Oakdale Police Department continues to fill its upper ranks with the recent promotion of veteran patrol officer Gary Vanderheiden to the rank of sergeant within the department.

September 14, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


MJC Presentation Focuses On Mountain Lions, Bighorn Sheep

The Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS) will offer the presentation "Mountain lions and bighorn sheep: risks, rewards, or range abandonment?" by Jeff Villepique, Ph.D., a wildlife biologist with California Fish & Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region. The free event is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in Sierra Hall 132 on Modesto Junior College's West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave., Modesto.

September 14, 2016 | | Local News


CHP Schedules Brake Safety Week Activities

For the safety of everyone traveling on California roadways, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is focusing on brake inspections and education for commercial vehicles during Brake Safety Week, Sept. 11-17, 2016.

September 14, 2016 | | Local News


MOTO-GRANNY

Astoria Senior Living resident Donna Wilkens recently checked a box on her bucket list. The 88-year-old took a first time motorcycle ride with a friend to Knights Ferry for lunch at the River's Edge. She also shared that she thoroughly enjoyed it and can't wait to do it again.

September 14, 2016 | | Local News


Offer A School Lunch That Kids Will Devour

Children can be picky eaters, making it challenging for parents to find foods their kids will consume. Family dinners are challenging enough, but lunches kids will love can be even more difficult to come by.

September 14, 2016 | | Local News


Oakdale FFA Members Continue To Shine

Oakdale High School Future Farmers of America was acknowledged for its past few months of accomplishments by the Oakdale Joint Unified School Board on Monday night.

September 14, 2016 | | Local News


Datebook is your guide to upcoming events in and around the Oakdale area.

Set aside some time this evening, Sept. 14, and join in with The Good Time Accordion Club, having its second Wednesday of the month musical and social gathering at the Escalon Community Center, 1055 Escalon Ave. Admission is $5 at the door; meetings are at 7 p.m. and the rest of the club's meetings for 2016 are scheduled on Wednesdays, Oct. 12; Nov. l9 and Dec. 14. Accordion players of all ages and levels are welcome, in addition to listening enthusiasts. The club also accepts donated accordions. For more information, contact Gayle Certini at 209-526-3627.

September 14, 2016 | | Local News


Put Fall Improvement Projects On ‘To-Do’ List

Homeowners know that maintaining a home can be a year-round job. No home is immune to wear and tear, and homeowners who want to protect their real estate investments should try to stay two steps ahead to ensure their homes do not succumb to the elements or become outdated and unappealing to prospective buyers.

September 14, 2016 | | Local News


TASTE OF STANISLAUS

Bloomingcamp Ranch will host A Taste of Stanislaus County for its upcoming Farm to Table dinner. The event is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 16 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Proceeds from the event will go toward the Stanislaus Grown Project and a raffle will be conducted with proceeds benefitting the Oakdale Farmers Market. Tickets are available from Bloomingcamp Ranch online at www.bloomingcampranch.com/farm-to-table-dinner.

September 14, 2016 | | Local News


LEADING THE WAY

Strong and smart leadership will head up this year's OHS Associated Student Body Executive Board for the 2016-17 school year. Elected into office for the current school year are, front to back: Meagan Eaton, President; Danika Brown, Secretary; Amy Schenck, Treasurer; and Hope Kindred (guide dog Saba), Vice-President.

September 14, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Market Continues Run Throughout September

Oakdale's popular downtown Farmers Market will continue its run this month, offered each Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., wrapping up with a final market night on Sept. 28.

September 14, 2016 | | Local News


Saturday Dedication Marks Irish Hunger Memorial

Some 100 people attended a dedication ceremony of the new Irish Hunger Memorial in Eugene's Saint Joseph's Cemetery on Saturday, Sept. 10. The memorial was the concept of the Irish Cultural Society of Stanislaus County and the San Francisco Chapter of the Irish American Unity Conference.

September 14, 2016 | George Trainor Special to The Leader | Local News


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Police Plan Distracted Driving Crackdown

Oakdale Police will take part in a special effort to crack down on distracted drivers on Friday, April 13.

April 12, 2018 | | Local News


Burglar Caught In Tuesday Night Break-In

Oakdale Police caught a would-be burglar in the act on Tuesday evening, April 10.

April 12, 2018 | | Local News


DUI Saturation Patrols For Rodeo Weekend

As the 67th Annual Rodeo competition begins, Oakdale Police Department alongside allied agencies will be out this weekend looking for impaired drivers.

April 11, 2018 | | Local News


Cancer Survivors Celebrated At Special Saturday Brunch

Firefighters did the cooking and moved their trucks out of the fire department bay to set up tables and chairs.

April 11, 2018 | Marg Jackson | Local News


SUN AND SHINE

After a washout on Friday and lingering showers on Saturday morning, the clouds cleared and the sun broke through to shine down on the classic ...

April 11, 2018 | | Local News


OHS Interact Club Has International Plans

Four students of Oakdale High School Interact Club are up to something big. The student affiliate of the Oakdale Rotary Club has taken on a ...

April 11, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Volunteers Still Sought For Love Oakdale Event

Love Oakdale is fast approaching and this year is part of a volunteer movement initiated in the Central Valley known as Love Our Cities. The ...

April 11, 2018 | | Local News


Sipe Is Grand Marshal

The Oakdale Saddle Club is proud to announce Vanetta Sipe as the 2018 Oakdale Rodeo Parade Grand Marshal. Lovingly known to many as "the corn ...

April 11, 2018 | | Local News


Foundation Walk Benefits Great Valley Museum

The Great Valley Museum Foundation at Modesto Junior College invites the community to "Walk for the Animals" on Saturday, May 5 from 7:30 a ...

April 11, 2018 | | Local News


Junior High Rams Named Color Guard Champions

The title of 'Champion' is one some Oakdale students have become accustomed to. Now, 18 Oakdale Junior High students find themselves amongst this group as ...

April 11, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Congressional Candidates Meet In April 25 Forum

There will be a forum for candidates running for Representative to Congress, District 10, later this month. All candidates, Republican, Independent and Democrat have been ...

April 11, 2018 | | Local News


Rescue Mission Burger Fest

The Oakdale Rescue Mission is planning its third annual Burger Fest Fundraiser, set for Saturday, April 28 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

April 11, 2018 | | Local News


Chamber Hosts Successful Pours In Stores Event

Not to be put off by a little rain, the latest go-round of Pours in Stores, Eat Drink and Be Local, proved to be a ...

April 11, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Community Briefs

Church Yard Sale

April 11, 2018 | | Local News


Disaster Recovery Funds Awarded Through HUD

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $212,374,000 to support long-term disaster recovery in hard-hit areas in California ...

April 11, 2018 | | Local News


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