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TALKING TURKEY

The Spirit of Oakdale Committee is once again putting out the call for cooked turkeys and/or financial donations to aid with putting on the 24th Annual Oakdale Community Thanksgiving Dinner. The event will be hosted on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gene Bianchi Community Center, 110 S. Second Ave., Oakdale. For donation information contact Vickie Thompson at (209) 606-3893 or Mickey Peabody at (209) 471-9859. Among the committee members are Larry Parshall, Vickie Thompson, Bill Houk, Troy Colvin, Anna Peabody, Gaye Steeley and Mickey Peabody.

November 08, 2017 | | Local News


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


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


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Balloons Often Become Valentine’s Day Hazard

More metallic balloons are sold for Valentine's Day than any other holiday and, not surprisingly, it's also around this time of year that ...

February 14, 2018 | | Local News


Caltrans Employees Raise Money For Charity

In an effort to raise money for charity, Caltrans employees recently donated their time and money to hold a car show. Several Division of Equipment ...

February 14, 2018 | | Local News


Modesto Nuts Announce Silver Sluggers Program

The Modesto Nuts have joined forces with The Park at Modesto to introduce the Silver Sluggers Program for the 2018 season. This program allows fans ...

February 14, 2018 | | Local News


Yosemite Conservancy Offers Park Volunteer Opportunities

Yosemite Conservancy is seeking volunteers for 30-day stays in Yosemite National Park from May through September to help visitors enjoy the park's natural, cultural ...

February 14, 2018 | | Local News


Business Outlook Study Presented Through UOP

The California economy continues to perform well and should maintain strong growth despite an uncertain policy environment and financial market volatility according to the latest ...

February 14, 2018 | | Local News


Two Denham Bills Signed Into Law

Action on Friday, Feb. 9 saw the House of Representatives pass H.R. 1892, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, which sets discretionary spending levels ...

February 14, 2018 | | Local News


Wine By The Bottle At Stockton Arena

Wine aficionados or even those that just savor the occasional glass will be pleased to know that there is a new area at the Stockton ...

February 14, 2018 | Virginia Still | Local News


Fire Board Meeting Cancelled

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District Board on Thursday, Feb. 8 set for 6 p.m. at the Station 26 ...

February 08, 2018 | | Local News


Artwork Sought For Show

An Art Show, sponsored by the City of Oakdale and Valley Art Association, is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 17 and 18 at the ...

February 07, 2018 | | Local News


MORNING RUN

The annual Oakdale Lions Club Don Osborne Memorial Run was hosted on Saturday, Feb. 3. Here, dad Alex McKeon and daughter Eliza hold hands as ...

February 07, 2018 | | Local News


ROYAL SMILES

The 2018 Winter Homecoming royalty named at the Oakdale High School basketball game on Friday night, Feb. 2 included, from left: Prince Jude Krick, King ...

February 07, 2018 | | Local News


Care Packages Sent To Military Overseas

American Veterans First (AVF) recently shipped out another 81 packages that will go to men and women serving our country overseas. AVF Founder Duke Cooper ...

February 07, 2018 | | Local News


Rotary Clubs Planning Law Enforcement Day

The two Oakdale Rotary clubs – Oakdale Noontime Rotary and Oakdale Sunrise Rotary – are joining forces to plan and put on a Law Enforcement Appreciation Luncheon.

February 07, 2018 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Fire Protection District Board Meeting Scheduled

A meeting of the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District Finance Committee is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 8 at 4 p.m. at the Station 26 ...

February 07, 2018 | | Local News


New Barbershop Now Open For Business

There's a new quartet in town, but they're not specializing in music. They're specializing in hair, most specifically men's.

February 07, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


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