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Exciting news! We have just received word that former Valley Home resident Gerardo (Lalo) Guaracha-Mendoza will be graduating from Fort Sill Oklahoma on June 23. Gerardo is completing Army basic training at Fort Sill. From Fort Sill he will travel to Fort Gordon in Georgia to complete his Advanced Individual Training (AIT) for his Military Specialty Occupation (MSO). Before joining the Army, Gerardo worked primarily in retail and client service occupations, but has always wanted to serve his community and his country. His decision to join the United States Army Reserve was made so that he could serve his country ...

June 07, 2017 | By WINNIE MULLINS | Local News


AAUW Celebrates 55 Years Of Service To Women, Girls

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Oakdale-Riverbank-Escalon Branch fittingly met at the home of Barbara Marquis in May to celebrate its 55th anniversary. Both Marquis and her late mother, Margaret Garat, were charter members of the organization. Garat, who had been a member of the Modesto Branch, felt Oakdale needed its own branch. She reached out to 41 other local women who held college degrees including her daughter, Barbara, and they chartered the Oakdale Branch in April, 1962.

June 07, 2017 | | Local News


Sinister Creature Con Coming To Stockton

Sinister Creature Con will be held at the Stockton Arena this weekend on Saturday and Sunday, June 10 and 11 to give horror and sci-fi enthusiasts a behind-the-scenes look into horror films both past and present. The convention will host more than 80 industry insiders from painters and sculptors to filmmakers and SFX studios. Together they will bring a massive display of horror and sci-fi related items like prototype sculptures, props, masks, antiques and oddities to the convention.

June 07, 2017 | | Local News


Leo Club Info Session

The first information meeting for a new Leo Club starting in Oakdale is set for Wednesday, June 7 at 6 p.m. at the Family Support Network, 1405 W. F St., Oakdale.

June 07, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Youth Theater

June 07, 2017 | | Local News


Weekly Farmer’s Market Cultivates Downtown Crowd

Each Wednesday evening from now through the end of September, North Third Avenue will be the home of the Oakdale Farmer's Market, running from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

June 07, 2017 | By AUTUMN NEAL Special To The Leader | Local News


PLUNGE IN

Kids of all ages enjoyed the chance to plunge in to the cooling water of the Oakdale pool, The Plunge, for Opening Day on Saturday, June 3. The pool is open for community swimming and swim lessons throughout the summer.

June 07, 2017 | | Local News


Weigele Swearing In Slated For Thursday

Members of the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District Board will meet for a regular session on Thursday, June 8 and the meeting is scheduled to include the swearing in of new Fire Chief Rick Weigele.

June 07, 2017 | | Local News


Oakdale High School Corral Getting A Summer Makeover

The Corral has long been home to the Oakdale High School football team; a squad with a rich history of success. For the past 11 seasons, the Mustangs have spent Friday nights defending their (artificial) home turf against Valley Oak League foes and have even started on the path to League, Section and State titles on that field.

June 07, 2017 | | Local News


Kids’ Summer Camp Aiming To Be Super

Oakdale primary school students can once again pack their weeks with a bit of fun as the Oakdale Joint Unified School District continues to offer Oakdale's Super Summer Camp.

June 07, 2017 | | Local News


Proposed City Budget Reviewed By Council

In a special Oakdale City Council session on Thursday night, June 1, members of the council met with the public and outlined the proposed city budget for fiscal year 2017-18.

June 07, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Endurance Runner Completes Eight-Week Marathon Journey

A popular quote from Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu states, "The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."

June 07, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Find A New Best Friend At Petco Adoption Event

The Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance is hosting a Pet Adoption Event at Petco in the Crossroads Shopping Center on Saturday, June 3 from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. where they will have a few fur babies available for adoption.

May 31, 2017 | | Local News


Plan, Enjoy Summer Camping Trips

Camping is one of the most popular outdoor recreational activities in North America. The statistics resource Statistica says the revenue of campgrounds and RV parks was estimated at $5.8 billion in 2015. More than $2.5 billion was relegated to camping equipment spending.

May 31, 2017 | | Local News


WARNING SIGN

Caution tape has been put up and signs posted clearly recommending people stay out of the Stanislaus River at Knights Ferry due to high river flows and cold temperatures. The local rivers are all running fast and cold because of the snow melt and officials are urging no one go into the river for boating or swimming anywhere along the Stanislaus. Several people visiting the Knights Ferry recreation area for the Memorial Day holiday weekend were enjoying cookouts and hiking, with most heeding the warning and staying on the rocks alongside the river, though a few still dared to wade ...

May 31, 2017 | | Local News


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Local Run Club Hits the Tahoe Trail

It's an endeavor which many may find crazy, confusing or perhaps inspiring: 24 hours of trail running relay style in Lake Tahoe.

July 19, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


French Club Members Discover, Celebrate Canada

Oakdale High School's French Club has been fundraising to go on a trip for the past few years. That trip became a reality earlier ...

July 19, 2017 | by AUTUMN NEAL Leader Correspondent | Local News


State Transportation Funding Buoyed By New Senate Bill

The California Transportation Commission (Commission) has adopted guidelines to implement portions of Senate Bill (SB) 1. The Commission's actions for the State Highway Operation ...

July 19, 2017 | | Local News


Senior Driving Course Set

Local senior citizens are encouraged to sign up now for the Age Well, Drive Smart senior driving course offered through the California Highway Patrol. State ...

July 19, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Fundraising Dinner

July 19, 2017 | | Local News


Murphys Creek Theatre Offers Comical, Sentimental Production

Head out to the Murphys Creek Theatre this month and enjoy the comedy 'Over the River and Through the Woods' on stage, now through July ...

July 19, 2017 | | Local News


Youths Ready to Merge

Local Christian youth groups and teenagers have been invited to fellowship with one another at a local event called The Merge. There, the church groups ...

July 19, 2017 | | Local News


Fires Along Tracks Keep Crews Busy

Fire believed to have been sparked by a passing train ignited in several spots along the tracks running parallel to Patterson Road and Highway 108 ...

July 17, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Influx Of Wildfire Smoke Affecting San Joaquin Valley

Smoke from the Whittier (Santa Barbara County), Alamo (San Luis Obispo County), and Garza (Kings County) fires is affecting air quality in all locations throughout ...

July 14, 2017 | | Local News


Truck Vs. Fence

A truck hauling a trailer with cattle made an unexpected turn off the roadway along South Yosemite Avenue in Oakdale early afternoon Wednesday, July 12 ...

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


Senior Coupon Distribution Slated At Farmers Market

The weekly Oakdale Farmers Market on Wednesday, July 12 will be the site for a final regular distribution of Farmers Market Coupons for age and ...

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


Doggone Good Ending: Mini Happy To Be Home

Mini has been reunited with her owner, Oakdale resident Lucy Garcia.

July 12, 2017 | By AUTUMN NEAL Leader Correspondent | Local News


State’s Fire Season Off To Roaring Start

Approximately 7,000 firefighters are battling 13 large wildfires in California.

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


OHS’s New Look Corral Now Complete

For just over a month, The Corral at Oakdale High School has resembled something much closer to a construction site than a football field. Ground ...

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


Quilters Guild Gift Supports Music, Memory Program

Oakdale Quilters Guild, formed in May of 1996, had just a few goals in mind when the members first started the group: to learn about ...

July 12, 2017 | By AUTUMN NEAL Leader Correspondent | Local News


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