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Homecoming Powder Puff Battle Ends In Tie

The annual Homecoming week Juniors vs. Seniors powder puff flag football game took place on Wednesday, Oct. 12. Thousands of fans gathered to watch the game at The Corral and were not disappointed in the action. Last season the seniors defeated the juniors 33-0 and last year's juniors – now seniors – did not want to lose again.

October 19, 2016 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local News


Don’t Rain On Our Parade

Rainy weather arrived just prior to the start of the annual Oakdale High School Homecoming Parade on Friday afternoon, with the parade stepping off a little earlier than scheduled in hope of beating the raindrops. Here are a few photos from the semi-soaked festivities.

October 19, 2016 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local News


CROWNING ACHIEVEMENT

Chosen as the 2016 football Homecoming royalty were Homecoming Queen Deonna Osmundson, left, and Princess Grace Verdegaal, the two taking a moment to smile for the camera after being crowned at halftime of the Friday night football game at The Corral. Earlier in the week Noah Rodrigues was crowned Homecoming King and Blake Morgan as Prince.

October 19, 2016 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local News


Capital Projects, Budget Scrutinized At Session

As the city recovers its financial health, it will begin moving forward with some major street, water, and sewer projects, some of which had been neglected to save costs during a more stringent time.

October 19, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


School Hosts Inaugural Junior High Color Run

Oakdale Junior High proved to be the most colorful OJUSD campus this past Friday, as the student body participated in an inaugural Color Run, hosted by the OHS Parent Teacher Club.

October 19, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Council Selects New Police Chief

Twenty-year police veteran Scott Heller was named chief of police after he was unanimously approved by the Oakdale City Council prior to the start of the council's regular meeting Monday night, Oct. 17.

October 19, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Altieri and Santos Vindicated By Superior Court Ruling

Two Oakdale Irrigation District directors that had been barred from discussing certain closed-door lawsuit discussions, due to a temporary order filed by the district, have been exonerated for their actions and allowed back into meetings with a Stanislaus Superior Court judge tossing out the order on Thursday, Oct. 13.

October 19, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


On The Shelf

Looking for a good book? Librarians at the Oakdale Library are always happy to offer reading suggestions. And now, a good book is easier to find than ever. New books at the Oakdale Library will be featured on the first Wednesday of each month in the Oakdale Leader. Librarians will provide information about books for children and adults, both fiction and non-fiction.

October 12, 2016 | | Local News


WINNING EFFORTS

Sierra View Elementary School recently hosted its Annual Spelling Bee. Photographed are the top three winners accompanied by Principal David Kindred, left, and Jeff Aprile, right. Students left to right are: Adam Jones, First Place; Jackson Taylor, Third Place and Devin Rowe, Second Place. Adam will now go on to represent Sierra View at the County Spelling Bee.

October 12, 2016 | | Local News


TOP TRIO

The word whizzes of Fair Oaks recently paired off in the Annual Spelling Bee. Top three honors went to, from left: Jessica Birchall, First Place; Carter Franca, Third Place and Joseph Yakligian, Second Place. Birchall will now compete at the county spelling bee as the Fair Oaks representative.

October 12, 2016 | | Local News


Comedy-Drama ‘Album’ Set At Stage 3 Theatre Company

Album, a comedy drama by David Rimmer and directed by Rocky Rhoades, opens Friday, Oct. 14 and plays for only three weekends until Oct. 30, at Stage 3 Theatre Company, 208 S. Green St., in historic downtown Sonora.

October 12, 2016 | | Local News


NATIONAL 4-H WEEK

Several Sierra 4-H members spent the evening recently with customers at Tractor Supply Company in Oakdale promoting National 4-H Week. The 4-H members sold green paper clovers that represented head, heart, hands, and health, with the clovers signifying the buyer's support of the program. A display shows some of the activities that 4H offers. Members would like to thank the community for continuing to support them.

October 12, 2016 | | Local News


Pair Of Annual Scholarships Available Through Soroptimists

Local service organization Soroptimist International of Oakdale is accepting applications for its annual Live Your Dream Award and Scholarship Award.

October 12, 2016 | | Local News


Sunday Film, Festivities Benefit AAUW Programs

The American Association of University Women (AAUW), Oakdale Riverbank Escalon Branch, is holding its Annual Fall Scholarship Fundraiser this Sunday, Oct. 16 at 4 p.m. at the Gene Bianchi Center, 110 S. Second Ave., Oakdale. The theme this year is titled, "A journey through Spain on the Camino de Santiago."

October 12, 2016 | | Local News


Safety, Security In Focus For Month Of October

More than 60 percent of convicted burglars said they would avoid a potential target home if they see an alarm system is present, according to a recent University of North Carolina survey. That is why this is also a good time to learn more about advancements in home electronic security technology and how this technology can be utilized both inside and outside your home.

October 12, 2016 | | Local News


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Simoncini Takes Home Citizen Of Year Honors

In a festive night, awards were bestowed upon Oakdale citizens, businesses, outstanding youths and community service organizations.

January 24, 2018 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Council Greenlights Cannabis Proposals

It's been a long time coming – and there are still hoops to hop through – but cannabis is finally coming to a store near you ...

January 24, 2018 | By KIM VAN METER Special To The Leader | Local News


Stanislaus County Music Festival Set

Community members are invited to attend the Stanislaus County Music Festival on Friday, Jan. 26 and Saturday, Jan. 27 at the Modesto Junior College Auditorium ...

January 24, 2018 | | Local News


Sunrise Rotary Plans Inaugural ‘Boots And Bows’

Fathers, grandfathers, uncles and brothers may want to take note of an inaugural date taking shape. On Friday, Feb. 9 from 6 p.m. to ...

January 24, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Two ‘Wear Red’ Event Deadlines Approaching

Doctors Medical Center, Emanuel Medical Center and Doctors Hospital of Manteca are hosting two Glow Red events on Friday, Feb. 2, as part of National ...

January 24, 2018 | | Local News


Crab Feed Set Feb. 3

Oakdale Swim Team will host its annual Crab Feed on Saturday, Feb. 3.

January 24, 2018 | | Local News


“Marriage At The Mansion” Offered On Valentine’s Day

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 ...

January 24, 2018 | | Local News


County’s Youth Mentoring Program Marks Anniversary

The Stanislaus County Mentoring program was initially approved as a pilot on Sept. 29, 1998 becoming a program on Jan. 1, 1999. Now celebrating the ...

January 24, 2018 | | Local News


One Fatality, Multiple Injuries In Series Of Highway Crashes

By MARG JACKSON

January 24, 2018 | | Local News


Kennedy Earns Recognition For Distinguished Service

The San Joaquin Engineers Council has selected Chad Kennedy to receive the 2018 Distinguished Service Award. Presentation of the award will be at the Council ...

January 24, 2018 | | Local News


Motorists Pay Less At Pump

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 2.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.94/gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy ...

January 24, 2018 | | Local News


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