OHS Associated Student Body representatives assembled outside of the bus they intend to fill for the canned food drive "Stuff the Bus" challenge posed by Oakdale Junior High., OJHS students gathered a load of donations to be taken to their onsite bus. The canned food drive will be hosted at each campus from Monday, Nov. 14 to Friday, Nov. 18. All collections will be taken to Oakdale Community Sharing for distribution to those in need during the holiday season.
A solidarity action and rally at the Army Corps of Engineers office in Knights Ferry was scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15 near press time for The Leader, the gathering in protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The movement, organizers said, was part of a larger statewide initiative on Tuesday in an effort to stop the pipeline. Attendees were planning to call on President Obama to instruct the Army Corps of Engineers to revoke the permits for the pipeline.
A grant-funded effort by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and the California Office of Traffic Safety will focus on reducing fatal collisions involving pedestrians and bicyclists. The California Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety Enforcement and Education Project IV is in effect through Sept. 30, 2017.
Organizers expect to serve over 1100 meals on Thanksgiving as the Spirit of Oakdale hosts its 23rd Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Donations of turkeys (cooked or frozen), desserts, toys and cash are still welcomed as the crew prepares for the meal. The free community meal is served on Thanksgiving Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gene Bianchi Community Center. For information on how to donate, contact co-founders Vickie Thompson 606-3893 or Mickey Peabody 471-9859.
With a week passing since the Nov. 8 Presidential Election, results from the Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters showed incumbent Congressman Jeff Denham appearing poised for reelection in the 10th Congressional District, receiving 53 percent of the vote in Stanislaus County and 51 percent in San Joaquin County. Challenger Michael Eggman received 49 percent of the vote in San Joaquin and 47 percent in Stanislaus counties.
Results from the Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters office early Wednesday showed incumbent Congressman Jeff Denham appearing poised for reelection in the 10th Congressional District, receiving 53 percent of the vote in Stanislaus County, 51 percent in San Joaquin County, with challenger Michael Eggman receiving 49 percent of the vote in San Joaquin and 47 percent in Stanislaus.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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 GasBuddy.com.