One weekend earlier this month, Curtis and Howard Kemp completed their Eagle Scout project which included scraping (wire brush), solvent cleaning, and painting more than 100 fire hydrants in the City of Oakdale. The fire captain working near one of the hydrants located on Walnut Avenue came over to personally thank them, noting that the department itself has not had time to repaint the hydrants in several years.
In an expected move, the Oakdale City Council at a special meeting on Thursday, Aug. 25 made the appointments of Tom Dunlop and Richard Murdoch to the city council and Christine Sulhoff as city treasurer, cancelling the need for a General Municipal Election for Nov. 8.
The Stanislaus County Library is looking for local published authors from around the Central Valley to take part in the seventh annual Local Author Fair on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. to noon. The event will take place outside on the 16th Street side of the Modesto Library portico. Local authors will have the opportunity to promote their works, as well as sell and sign copies of their publications. There is no cost to participate, but advance registration is required as space is limited. Interested authors should contact Laura Ferrell at (209) 558-7817 to request an event registration ...
U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) recently announced Mobile District Office Hours for the month of September 2016. 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 Oakdale Women's Club is meeting Tuesday, Sept. 13 at the Oakdale Golf and Country Club. The buffet luncheon will start at noon. The theme is Back to School and the featured speaker is Christina Carmelich. Local women are encouraged to come to the luncheon and enjoy hearing Christina, a docent at Columbia State Park, speak about the Columbia's old school house and its history.
It goes without saying that Oakdale High School is passionate about their sports, at all levels. If you ever attended an OHS sporting event and Pete Simoncini is behind the microphone, you have heard him say "Welcome to Oakdale High School, the pride of the Valley Oak League." While the sport itself is the main draw, there is also a group of people who volunteer their time behind the scenes that help drive each of the sports programs year round: the Oakdale High School Sports Boosters Club.
One may find it hard to sit in the company of Esther White and leave not feeling as if you just had a shot of espresso. White, a Certified Massage Therapist and personal trainer, may be just what the doctor ordered for one looking for a bright light to see them through a dark tunnel.
State Senator Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton) announced that efforts are under way to access over half a million dollars in state funds she was able to secure for Micke Grove Zoo in the recently passed 2016-17 State Budget.
The 2016-2017 board members of the Oakdale Women's Club recently hosted a Get Acquainted Tea for new members at the Oakdale Golf and Country Club. This was an opportunity for new members to meet the Board and to ask questions about the activities and opportunities to participate on various committees. Co-President Sandee Polterock and Membership Chair Sandy Dyer hosted the event.
California Rangeland Trust, a land trust that works to conserve California's working ranches, announced it has achieved renewed accreditation - a mark of distinction in land conservation. The Land Trust Accreditation Commission awarded renewed accreditation, signifying its confidence that California Rangeland Trust's lands will be protected forever.
The Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) was awarded $16,459,000 by the State of California through the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) as part of the Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP) 2016 Awards. These funds are dispersed by the State to fund capital improvements and operational investments that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and modernize California's intercity rail, and bus and rail transit systems.
A Ceres Police Officer driving in Oakdale on his way to work in a marked K-9 unit was involved in a solo-vehicle crash with a power pole early Thursday morning, Aug. 18, causing thousands of residents in the area to temporarily lose power.