Though apples are enjoyed across the globe, many people associate apples with the United States of America. That's in spite of the fact that the first apples were cultivated on the opposite side of the world from North America in Asia.
Valley Home Students were recently acknowledged for their scholastic efforts at the Student of the Month assembly. Students honored were: Bryce Eskew, Derek Silva, Jamie Ruddy, Evelyn Diaz, Stephanie Ramirez, Jeronimo Saavedra, Scott Segraves, Camila Machuca and Hunter Topie.
The Delta Tule Trekkers are hosting a fun "Spooky Walk" at Caswell Memorial State Park, 28000 Austin Road, Ripon, this coming Halloween weekend. Walks will be offered both Saturday, Oct. 29 and Sunday, Oct. 30. Families and individual walkers are invited to join the group on either a 5k or 10k walk through the wonderful oak woodlands at the park. The Trekkers are affiliated with the American Volkssport Association and offer non-competitive walks. Starting period is from 8 a.m. to noon with a barbeque at noon planned for both days. All walkers are welcome, member or not, and may ...
The Modesto Junior College Theater Department presents San Joaquin Blues, an award winning original play about life in the mid-1960's in the Central Valley of California. The play was written by and is being directed by MJC theater professor Michael Lynch, with original music composed by Steve Sigel.
Modesto Junior College Workforce Development has scheduled a Pharmacy Technician Training Program information meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. in John Muir Hall, room 260, on West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave., Modesto. The meeting is free and open to the public, and campus parking is $2 without a permit.
Sierra View Elementary school librarian Gwen Schmitt, left was recently joined by Kiwanis Club President Nanci Tougaw and Principal David Kindred in the school library. The elementary school was the recipient of $1,000 worth of new books and DVD's by the Oakdale Kiwanis Club.
Weather proved to be the number one topic throughout Oakdale Joint Unified School District Elementary schools last week, as parents, administrators and teachers were faced with a Friday forecast of rain. An unprecedented occurrence, by midweek schools were faced with the task of Contingency Plans and how to execute the Annual Jog-A-Thon, rain or shine.
The annual Homecoming week Juniors vs. Seniors powder puff flag football game took place on Wednesday, Oct. 12. Thousands of fans gathered to watch the game at The Corral and were not disappointed in the action. Last season the seniors defeated the juniors 33-0 and last year's juniors – now seniors – did not want to lose again.
Rainy weather arrived just prior to the start of the annual Oakdale High School Homecoming Parade on Friday afternoon, with the parade stepping off a little earlier than scheduled in hope of beating the raindrops. Here are a few photos from the semi-soaked festivities.
Chosen as the 2016 football Homecoming royalty were Homecoming Queen Deonna Osmundson, left, and Princess Grace Verdegaal, the two taking a moment to smile for the camera after being crowned at halftime of the Friday night football game at The Corral. Earlier in the week Noah Rodrigues was crowned Homecoming King and Blake Morgan as Prince.
Twenty-year police veteran Scott Heller was named chief of police after he was unanimously approved by the Oakdale City Council prior to the start of the council's regular meeting Monday night, Oct. 17.