The local American Association of University Women, Oakdale, Riverbank, Escalon (AAUW ORE) Branch is currently planning its major scholarship fundraising event to be held on Sunday, Oct. 16 at 4 p.m. at the Gene Bianchi Community Center, 110 S. Second Ave., Oakdale. The cost for this event is $25 per person. Tickets are available from current members, at the door, or by calling 209-847-8553. The price of the ticket includes appetizers, beverages, both a silent and oral auction and viewing of a film related to travel on the Spanish, Camino de Santiago pilgrimage trail.
Maureen Minnehan Jones, author and registered nurse, will be presenting a talk on Alzheimer's and Ronald Reagan and prevention of this devastating disease during the Great Valley Bookfest this Saturday, Oct. 8.
Local service organization Soroptimist International of Oakdale is sponsoring a "Dream It, Be It" conference for seventh through ninth grade girls who attend Oakdale, Valley Home, and Knights Ferry schools or reside in these areas. The free conference will be held on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Oakdale High School's library from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) has announced Mobile District Office Hours for the month of October. Mobile District Office Hours are an opportunity for 10th district residents to meet with the congressman and staff to hear more about his work in Washington, D.C. and the Central Valley, have their questions answered or get help with specific casework.
The ASTRO (Animal Shelter To Riverbank & Oakdale) Foundation has an abundance of over 100 kittens and cats that are currently available for adoption. The majority were rescued from the City of Oakdale Animal Shelter which is just too small to handle the number of felines that it receives. With the hard work of the ASTRO Foundation's volunteers, there is hope for these kitties.
The application deadline for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) law enforcement training academy is fast approaching. Interested individuals must file their completed application by Monday, Oct. 17, 2016.
It has been a decade since Tanya Bruchacek opened the doors to a concept which was new to the community of Oakdale. In October 2006, Bruchacek, along with her sister Sandra Reed introduced Oakdale to TAGS Consignment, A Funky, Chic, Resale Boutique.
Legislation introduced in April by U.S. Reps. Jeff Denham (R-CA) and Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) to help ensure disabled veterans receive the appropriate level of care has been signed into law by President Obama.
Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) strongly supported the passage of H.R. 5325, which funds the Department of Veterans Affairs' planned community based outpatient clinic in French Camp, which was signed into law by President Obama on Thursday.
After consideration of names and a public hearing, Oakdale Community Park will be the name of the city's new park along South Yosemite Avenue. However, there will also be a nod given to several local community figures, with certain portions of the park named in their honor, in an action approved by the Oakdale City Council.