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Oakdale Cowboy Museum Lists 2009 Honorees

The Oakdale Cowboy Museum has announced the honorees for its 2009 Dinner Auction Fundraiser, which will take place on Saturday, Sept. 19.

September 02, 2009 | | Local News


Music Scholarship Continues To Grow

Some might say that Heidi Brunk's love of music will long be her legacy. She spent the majority of her adult life entertaining audiences. And while her love of music was undeniable, it was her desire to share this love with children that left a lasting impression to all that knew her.

September 02, 2009 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


City Horn Blows Again

It's been a journey of stops and starts but the Oakdale City Fire Department horn is blowing again after nearly two years of trying to get the historic horn to continue its blaring at specific times during the day after it finally gave up the ghost and died completely.

September 02, 2009 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Oakdale Exhibitors Get Results At Stanislaus County Fair

Oakdale's 4-H and FFA members had a good showing at the 2009 Stanislaus County Fair, which recently wrapped its annual run. Oakdale FFA members exhibited sheep, beef cattle, dairy cattle, market goats, swine, and rabbits at this year's county fair. While many members placed in the tops of their classes, due to space only champions and first places are listed.

August 26, 2009 | | Local News


Sharing Grief Helps With Loss Of Loved Ones

Nineteen months ago, Tamie Rodgers endured the loss of her husband to a brain tumor. She and her husband had moved to Oakdale with their two children from the Midwest to be closer to family. Her husband died six months after the relocation; he had managed the brain tumor for six-and-a-half years.

August 26, 2009 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Fire Threatens Landmark

Quick thinking and a crucial decision helped save a landmark Oakdale business from likely going up in flames … and limited the damage caused by a Thursday evening fire in the heart of the city.

August 26, 2009 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Fatal Wreck Claims Father, Son

An Oakdale man and his 4-year-old son died from injuries stemming from a collision that occurred Thursday afternoon, Aug. 20 on Barnhart Road near Santa Fe Avenue, said officials.

August 26, 2009 | | Local News


Thursday Fire Destroys Garage

Thick black smoke billowed over Oakdale's early evening sky Thursday, as a one car garage went up in flames in the backyard of a home in the 300 block of South Third Avenue.
The fire erupted about 6:45 p.m. and the street quickly filled up with spectators watching as flames from the small outbuilding sent smoke curling up into the sky. Fire crews arrived on scene and a few people were escorted out of the home in front of the garage by police, with one man also going back in to retrieve a dog before officers hustled ...

August 21, 2009 | | Local News


Oakdale 4-Hers Win At County Fair

Oakdale area 4-H members recently came home from the Stanislaus County Fair with lots of memories and championship ribbons.
Several members of the Sierra and Valley Home 4-H clubs earned numerous accolades with their livestock at the fair.
Valley Home 4-H sheep group leader Cheri Martin reported that there were approximately 120 market lambs in the 4-H competition. Sierra 4-H member Tanner Morgan took the 4-H Grand Champion Market Lamb honors. Also earning 4-H breed champion market lamb honors were Justin Martin with his Suffolk and Garrett Martin with a blackface crossbreed, both of Valley Home 4-H; Jaycee Spence of ...

August 19, 2009 | | Local News


Oakdale Rural Fire Hires New Chief

After much deliberation and multiple applications for the job -†including a pitch by the Oakdale City Fire Department for administrative services - the Oakdale Rural Fire Protection District, ORFD, has hired retired Cal Fire employee, Lee Winton for the job of rural fire chief.
Winton is expected to assume duties Sept. 1.
ORFD Board Director Sherry Schlegel said of the decision, "Although the City (Oakdale City Fire) came with a wonderful proposal, we decided we needed someone there all the time who was going to work every day at the station. We feel we made the best decision for the situation ...

August 19, 2009 | | Local News


File Of Life Enrollment Draws Seniors

It was a successful day, Wednesday, Aug. 12, when CAPS (Citizen Auxiliary Police Services) members went to the Senior Center to sign up those interested in the File Of Life program, currently facilitated by the Senior Outreach.
According to Ann Farmer, Senior Outreach Coordinator, the day was well worth the effort as 120 seniors were signed up for the program that helps first responders find the appropriate medical information for elderly patients.
File Of Life, similar to the Vial Of Life, is a personal home medical file slip prepared for emergency first responders that includes current medicine dosages that slide ...

August 19, 2009 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


OID Farmers Get Full Rebate

In a 4-1 vote at the Tuesday, Aug. 18 regular meeting, the Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors approved a 100 percent rebate equal to the 2010 water year taxes for farmers in the district. Director Jack Alpers was the dissenting vote, stating that he supported a 50 percent rebate but felt that anything above that was "outrageous."
The vote was part of an action item that called for the board to decide how to allocate $5 million from a water sale to the Westside farmers earlier this year. The rebate equates to approximately $1.2 million. While the rebate ...

August 19, 2009 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Car Seat Safety Day Offers Education

It was a slow start but by the end of the day, Saturday, Aug. 15 more than one family went home with a replacement child safety seat because theirs was out-of-date or unsafe, according to safety standards.
The Oakdale Police Department, in conjunction with other Stanislaus County law enforcement agencies, worked together to conduct free child safety seat check events at St. Mary's Church at 1225 Olive St. in Oakdale.
The car seat checks gave parents and caregivers the opportunity to learn how to install and use child safety seats correctly. Properly securing a child in a child safety ...

August 19, 2009 | | Local News


National Night Out Brings Neighbors Together

Following last year's blueprint, the City of Oakdale hosted three park parties in celebration of the Tuesday, Aug. 4 National Night Out event with varying levels of success.
The parties, which offered free hot dogs, chips and a drink, were made possible by generous donations given by local businesses but while some parties, such as the one at Dorada Park were subdued, another, such as the party at Shire Park in Bridle Ridge was rocking and rolling - literally - as entertainment was top of the list.
Oakdale City firefighters were manning the grill at Dorada Park while the antique fire ...

August 12, 2009 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Reporter’s Notebook – A Perk, If You Will

In this day and age there are precious few perks to be found in this business so I always make it a point to attend the Media Day offered at the Stanislaus County Fair the day prior to opening for the public. In the six years since I've been with The Leader, I've only missed it twice (once because I was on bedrest during my last pregnancy, and another when I went to Georgia for my first RWA conference).
This year it was smashing good fun (as it always is) and I'm happy to share the experience ...

August 05, 2009 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


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Jacob Myers Park Welcomes Waterways Tour

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December 06, 2017 | Virginia Still | Local News


Shaw Family Band Featured In Christmas Gospel Concert

Escalon First Baptist Church is inviting the community to an uplifting family Gospel Christmas concert by the Shaw Family Band on Friday, Dec. 15 at ...

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


Compassionate Friends Plans Annual Candle Lighting

The death of a child is devastating and it's important to the family that the child always be remembered. That's why members of ...

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


Film Competition Offered

College and high school student filmmakers can save $10 on submission fees by submitting their short films in a local competition by the Friday, Dec ...

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


Military News

Joseph A. Guerrero, a 2015 graduate of Oakdale High School, attended Adams State College, Colorado and joined the United States Coast Guard.

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


Valley Home News

Christmas in Valley Home, a very special time for our Valley Home Community! This Saturday December 9th we will celebrate the Christmas season together here ...

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


Hansen Ready To Compete At 2017 Permit Challenge

On Thursday, Dec.7, 33 contestants will compete in the Permit Challenge at the South Point Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The top five Professional ...

December 06, 2017 | | Local News


Call For Photo Entries At Carnegie Arts Center

The Carnegie Arts Center is celebrating the variety of artistic creativity found in and around California's Central Valley. Photographers from throughout Northern and Central ...

November 29, 2017 | | Local News


‘Ride Or Die’ Tour Hits Bob Hope Theatre

Modern day Country artist Dustin Lynch will roll into Stockton headlining his 'Ride or Die' Tour on Thursday, Dec. 7 at the Bob Hope Theatre ...

November 29, 2017 | Virginia Still | Local News


Recreation Round-Up

Visit the City webpage at www.oakdalegov.com or Like us on Facebook at - City of Oakdale Recreation and Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Community Center ...

November 29, 2017 | | Local News


Military Youth Eligible To Receive $10,000

The deadline is fast approaching for youth ages 13 to 18 in military families to get in the running for a $10,000 cash prize ...

November 29, 2017 | | Local News


Pet Photos Offered With Santa At Petco

The Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance (OSPA) will be at Petco on Saturday, Dec. 2 for a voucher and adoption event with a special visit from ...

November 29, 2017 | | Local News


Free Program Offers Basic Skating Lessons

Oak Park Ice Arena's Try Skating For Free program is the perfect place to start for young aspiring skaters or hockey players at the ...

November 29, 2017 | | Local News


Hundreds Attend Benefit Hosted By Visit California

Visit California, in partnership with Food Network Chef Tyler Florence and Outstanding in the Field, hosted The Grateful Table, a special Thanksgiving-themed dinner, bringing hundreds ...

November 29, 2017 | | Local News


Bright Night In Stockton

A fun and festive Bright Night is planned at the Stockton Arena on Saturday, Dec. 2.

November 29, 2017 | | Local News


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