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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estate investments should try to stay two steps ahead to ensure their homes do not succumb to the elements or become outdated and unappealing to prospective buyers.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


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

September 14, 2016 | | Local News


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

River Clean Up Effort Saturday On Stanislaus

The East Stanislaus Resource Conservation District is hosting the eighth annual Stanislaus River Cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 17 as part of the statewide Great Sierra River Clean Up. Volunteers will converge on the river to haul away cigarette butts, broken bottles, tires, and more.

September 14, 2016 | | Local News

“Valley Voice” Delegates Return

Elected officials from all eight San Joaquin Valley counties recently traveled to meet with key federal legislators during the annual "Valley Voice" advocacy trip to Washington D.C.

September 14, 2016 | | Local News

Oakdale Equine Rescue Returns With Barn Bash

Oakdale Equine Rescue is prepared to establish tradition. The 501(c)3 not for profit will host the Second Annual Benefit Barn Bash on Friday, Sept. 23 at the Gene Bianchi Community Center in Oakdale. Doors open for the event at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 each or $250 for a table of eight. Tickets are available at or by calling (209) 614-2338.

September 14, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Mustang Runners Shine At Sierra Invitational

Oakdale's cross country teams made a statement at the 2016 Sierra Invitational over the weekend. Both the boys and girls varsity cross country teams finished in second place at Modesto's Legion Park on Saturday.

September 14, 2016 | | Local News

Car Seat Inspections Offered Saturday

Stanislaus County Health Services Agency's Keep Baby Safe Program will conduct a child safety car seat inspection event from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 10. The safety checks will be held at the Oakdale High School staff parking lot, located at 739 West G Street, Oakdale. Trained car seat technicians will be on site to assist the public in making sure children are riding in the appropriate seat for their age, weight and height.

September 09, 2016 | | Local News

YES Kiddettes Announces Open Auditions For “Cinderella, Kids

YES (Youth Entertainment Stage) KIDETTES is seeking students in first through fifth grades to be actors, singers, and dancers for Disney's "Cinderella, Kids".

September 07, 2016 | | Local News

Orange Blossom 4-H Hosts First Meeting Of The Year

The Orange Blossom 4-H Club will host its first meeting of the school year on Monday, September 12, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at the Knights Ferry Community Center. The night will start with an ice cream social and sign-ups will be after. All young people are welcome, and over thirty projects will be offered for members to choose this year. Examples of projects include public speaking, scrapbooking, food preservation, sewing, beef, sheep, swine, goats, rabbits, and much more. Activities throughout the year include community service, speech and presentations days, fashion reviews, and the Statewide 4-H Field Day hosted ...

September 07, 2016 | By MOLLY TERPSTRA Orange Blossom 4-H Club Reporter | Local News

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Altieri and Santos Vindicated By Superior Court Ruling

Two Oakdale Irrigation District directors that had been barred from discussing certain closed-door lawsuit discussions, due to a temporary order filed by the district, have ...

October 19, 2016 | Richard Paloma | 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 ...

October 12, 2016 | | Local News


Sierra View Elementary School recently hosted its Annual Spelling Bee. Photographed are the top three winners accompanied by Principal David Kindred, left, and Jeff Aprile ...

October 12, 2016 | | Local News


The word whizzes of Fair Oaks recently paired off in the Annual Spelling Bee. Top three honors went to, from left: Jessica Birchall, First Place ...

October 12, 2016 | | Local News

Comedy-Drama ‘Album’ Set At Stage 3 Theatre Company

Album, a comedy drama by David Rimmer and directed by Rocky Rhoades, opens Friday, Oct. 14 and plays for only three weekends until Oct. 30 ...

October 12, 2016 | | Local News


Several Sierra 4-H members spent the evening recently with customers at Tractor Supply Company in Oakdale promoting National 4-H Week. The 4-H members sold green ...

October 12, 2016 | | Local News

Pair Of Annual Scholarships Available Through Soroptimists

Local service organization Soroptimist International of Oakdale is accepting applications for its annual Live Your Dream Award and Scholarship Award.

October 12, 2016 | | Local News

Sunday Film, Festivities Benefit AAUW Programs

The American Association of University Women (AAUW), Oakdale Riverbank Escalon Branch, is holding its Annual Fall Scholarship Fundraiser this Sunday, Oct. 16 at 4 p ...

October 12, 2016 | | Local News

Safety, Security In Focus For Month Of October

More than 60 percent of convicted burglars said they would avoid a potential target home if they see an alarm system is present, according to ...

October 12, 2016 | | Local News

New CHP, OTS Campaign Focuses On Seat Belt Usage

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is continuing its efforts to ensure drivers, passengers, and children are properly restrained while traveling California's roadways. The CHP ...

October 12, 2016 | | Local News

Fair Oaks Students Rustle Up Ag Day Fun

Getting a chance to learn about the cowboy life and their Western/agricultural heritage here in the Central Valley, students at Fair Oaks Elementary recently ...

October 12, 2016 | | Local News

Community Briefs

Accordion Session

October 12, 2016 | | Local News

City To Create Interim Managers

With the September retirement of former Oakdale Public Services Director Thom Clark, and the subsequent appointment of Jeff Gravel as the interim director, the city ...

October 12, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News

Funky Flea Market Partners With Bloomingcamp’s

Shoppers looking for unique home décor or holiday treats won't need to travel far as the Funky Flea Market teams with Bloomingcamp Ranch ...

October 12, 2016 | | Local News

Electric Charging Stations Coming To Bianchi Center

Stanislaus County, in partnership with the Oakdale Tourism and Visitors Bureau, are working together on a project to install two electric vehicle charging stations in ...

October 12, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News

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