In advance of placing American flags throughout the community for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday observance on Monday, Jan. 16, Oakdale Lions Club members Alan Turner, left, and Don Lee vacuumed out and prepared the post holes on Saturday morning, Jan. 14. Lee is the project chairman and said there are specific routes that the Lions Club has for flag placement on holidays; with 340 total flags placed, along East F, West F and an area encompassing First, Second and Third streets as well as North and South Yosemite avenues.
The motto of Lions International is about as simple as it can come: "We Serve." Their Mission Statement is a bit more in depth: "To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs."
Stanislaus County Health Services Agency officials are reporting the first influenza (flu) associated death for the 2016-2017 flu season. The deceased, a 59 year-old man, had multiple underlying medical conditions, and died on Monday, Jan. 9.
Black Oak Casino Resort will maintain its reputation as the ultimate destination for entertainment in 2017. This January, the property will welcome a wide variety of live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, ranging from the hottest tribute performers in the U.S. to some of the best local bands Northern California has to offer.
Stanislaus County Clerk/Recorder/Commissioner of Civil Marriages Lee Lundrigan and her staff invite engaged couples to join them as they perform marriage ceremonies on Valentine's Day at the historic McHenry Mansion located at 906 15th St., in Modesto.
U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) on Tuesday welcomed retired Staff Sgt. Peter Butler of Turlock as a Wounded Warrior Fellow in his Modesto office. Mr. Butler is a seven-year veteran of the United States Army, having served two tours in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom where he earned both a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart.
Caltrans recently announced the appointment of Blair Thompson to be its first Chief of Innovation, Risk and Strategic Management. Thompson will oversee a newly created office, tasked with developing ways to streamline and improve department performance. In addition, Thompson will manage and implement the 2015-2020 Strategic Management Plan, as well as additional innovation initiatives and risk management projects.
Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 4.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.62/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.37/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
The American Association of University Women (AAUW), Oakdale Riverbank Escalon Branch, is holding its first membership meeting for 2017, on Thursday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m. in Oakdale. Cheryl Brunk, Director of the Walk to End Alzheimer's, will be discussing the "Ten Warning Signs of Alzheimer's". She has been working with non-profit health organizations in the area over the last 30 years; most recently the last two years with the Alzheimer's Association, and currently oversees 19 Walks by both the Northern California and Northern Nevada Chapters. Based on her affiliation with the Alzheimer's Association, the ...
A former Oakdale resident now serving in the U.S. Air Force was one of the recipients of a care package sent out by a local school, helping make the holiday season brighter for servicemen and women overseas.