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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


CYCLE OF EDUCATION

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


HARVEST FEST FUN

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


FALCON FUN

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


VALLEY HOME HALLOWEEN

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


Voters To Decide On Races, Ballot Measure

Voters going to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 7 – or sending in their vote-by-mail ballots before that time – will decide on just a couple of local races this Election Day.

November 01, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Oakdale, Central Catholic Vie For VOL Championship

The moment football fans have waited patiently for has arrived. This Friday night, the Mustangs and Raiders go to battle for the Valley Oak League championship. Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 has been circled on many calendars since the schedule was released earlier this summer. Both Oakdale and Central Catholic enter the regular season finale undefeated in league play, and want the bragging rights heading into the postseason.

November 01, 2017 | | Local News


SCFPD Controversy Swirls Around Chief

Another special meeting of the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District Board called for Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 25, ended with "no reportable action" out of a closed session … but the Fire Chief said he was 'dismissed' later that night.

November 01, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Final Month To Apply For SBA Disaster Loans

Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration's Disaster Field Operations Center-West on Monday reminded small nonfarm businesses in 21 California counties of the Nov. 30, 2017, deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for economic injury. These low-interest loans are to offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by excessive rainfall and high winds that occurred March 3 through June 1, 2016.

November 01, 2017 | | Local News


Pet Adoption Event Saturday At Crossroads In Riverbank

Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance will have a few four legged companions looking for their forever home at Petco in Riverbank at the Crossroads Shopping Center on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

November 01, 2017 | | Local News


State Gas Prices Higher Than National Average

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 4.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.78/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 0.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.45/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

November 01, 2017 | | Local News


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Northern San Joaquin Valley Adds Residents

The Northern San Joaquin Valley – San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced counties – was the fastest growing region in California from July 2016 through June 2017.

December 27, 2017 | By DENNIS WYATT Special To The Leader | Local News


Marathon Viewing Is A New Year’s Tradition

Streaming television service providers and on-demand services offered by cable and satellite companies have opened the door for television fans to engage in marathon viewing ...

December 27, 2017 | | Local News


SPECIAL VISITOR

Prior to his annual Christmas Eve world tour, Santa Claus paid a visit to Forever Young Childcare in Oakdale. Santa and Mrs. Claus made a ...

December 27, 2017 | | Local News


HOLIDAY WISHES

The staff of The Oakdale Leader, The Riverbank News and The Escalon Times gathered recently for a special 'holiday greetings' photo, taking time to pose ...

December 27, 2017 | | Local News


Simple Tips For Coping With Fewer Daylight Hours

Some people are more accustomed to darkness than others. Norwegians, Swedes and people living in Alaska and the upper reaches of Canada near or above ...

December 27, 2017 | | Local News


HONORARY DEGREES

Earlier this month during the FFA Winter Awards Banquet Honorary Chapter Degrees were awarded to Asa Merry, Toddy Daily and Johnny Cipriani (not pictured) for ...

December 27, 2017 | | Local News


Delicato Vineyards Donates $40,000 To Aid Fire Victims

Delicato Family Vineyards has donated $40,000 to Restaurants Care to support restaurant workers affected by the Thomas Fire in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties ...

December 27, 2017 | | Local News


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