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Veterans Appreciation Day Celebration At Fish Park

An invitation has been extended to all veterans, their families, active military personnel and reservists and the entire community, urged to come together to observe Veterans Day with a special ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 11.

November 08, 2017 | | Local News

OHS Alumnus Finds Service In Guatemala Life-Changing

Some might say the 2017 year has been one of adventure and a broadened horizon for 19-year-old Derrick Pennington.

November 08, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Council Approves Cannabis Ordinance

In spite of concerns expressed by some that the revised city ordinance governing cannabis production within the city limits – both personal and commercial – smelled too strongly of oppressive bureaucracy, council members moved forward with a 4-0 vote to approve the proposed ordinance at the Monday, Nov. 6 meeting.

November 08, 2017 | By KIM VAN METER Special To The Leader | Local News

Scouting For Food This Weekend

Oakdale Boy Scout Troop 43 and Cub Scout Packs 303 and 43 will be doing their yearly canned food drive on Saturday, Nov. 4.

November 02, 2017 | | Local News

Inaugural OSC Season Comes To A Close

The first season of Oakdale Soccer Club (OSC) came to a close this past weekend. On Saturday, Oct. 28 T.L. Davis Sports Complex played host to OSC's season finale. Throughout the day, over 650 kids making up some three dozen teams invaded the sports complex and wrapped up their youth soccer season.

November 01, 2017 | | Local News

Community Briefs

Connection Luncheon

November 01, 2017 | | Local News

Toastmasters Gather

The local REO Speechtrain Toastmasters Club gathers for regular meetings every Wednesday morning, 6:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m., at Perko's Cafe, Patterson and Oakdale roads, Riverbank. This is a fun way to learn the self-confidence and skills needed for public speaking. All are invited to come and check out the group. The next meeting will be Wednesday, Nov. 8. For more information, call (209) 869-8200.

November 01, 2017 | | Local News


Kyle MacFarlane poses with the new digestive motorcycle that will soon be in service in area schools, helping teach youngsters about digestive health and how difference foods impact your body. The motorcycle made its debut at Saturday's health fair put on by the Kyle MacFarlane Foundation at the Gene Bianchi Community Center, bringing together a wide range of health and wellness providers and businesses.

November 01, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News

Live Your Dream Award

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

November 01, 2017 | | Local News


A friendly game of tic tac toe complete with pumpkins as markers was one of many activities available for families at the Fair Oaks Harvest Festival. Also, a mad scientist delighted an audience of eager students during a demonstration at Magnolia's annual Harvest Festival. The students were treated to a short show of experimentation and fun.

November 01, 2017 | | Local News

Top Honors For Artists

Oak Valley Art Society hosted its fall show in Escalon in October and first place honors have been announced in the categories included in the show.

November 01, 2017 | | Local News

Pumpkin Roll Returns To Knights Ferry

Going strong for more than 50 years, the Knights Ferry Pumpkin Roll brings competitors from around the region and even as far away as the Bay Area to try their hand at rolling a gourd along Main Street. Closest to the line wins; the event is always staged the first Sunday after Halloween and, this year, is set for Nov. 5. Remember to 'fall back' – turn your clocks back an hour Saturday night – so you don't get there too early.

November 01, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


It was all about accomplishments on Friday, as the Fair Oaks Falcons celebrated blowing up their Jog-a-Thon goal of $50,000. The school achieved a new district record collecting over $72,000 in donations. The festivities also included teachers Mike Seefeldt and Scott Pinkleman serving as brave volunteers of the 'Egg Russian Roulette' at the school's Jog-a-Thon celebration assembly, risking a chance to get some egg splattered on their heads.

November 01, 2017 | | Local News


The Valley Home General Store had a table with a bag of treats for each Valley Home student that made their way by the store during the annual Halloween Parade on Tuesday, Oct. 31. A Power Ranger was patiently waiting as the parade of youngsters traveled through the general store to grab their goodies. The kids also enjoyed a parade through the community, part of a festive Halloween celebration. Many schools in the area had similar events.

November 01, 2017 | Virginia Still | Local News

Additional Road Closure Due Downtown

The City of Oakdale has announced an additional road closure coming up this weekend.

November 01, 2017 | | 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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