Members of the OHS SEAL team traveled to Coronado, CA recently for the sixth annual Navy Seal Challenge. The Oakdale team had been training since November, so expectations were high this year. The Navy Seal Challenge is a competition between high schools from all over California and is a test of strength, endurance, and mental toughness, patterned after actual SEAL training exercises. This year the Oakdale team had several financial sponsors including Allcare IPA and SaveMart, which helped defray the cost of training and traveling to So Cal.
Community Hospice, the oldest nonprofit hospice organization serving the Central Valley, was awarded re-accreditation with deemed status on June 9 from the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP). CHAP is the leading national accrediting agency for hospice and home health organizations.
Water Polo goalie Curtis Lineberger, an Oakdale resident, played on both the 55 to 60 team and the 60 to 65 water polo teams in the Master's National Championship in Irvine this past weekend. Playing a total of eight games over two days, Lineberger and his team pulled out a Gold Medal in the 60 plus bracket, winning all four games. Lineberger is also bringing home a Silver Medal in the 55 plus bracket, with three games won and one loss.
The California Trucking Association – San Joaquin Unit will host its 15th annual Truckin' for Hospice fundraiser on Saturday, June 25 to raise money for two local nonprofit hospice organizations, Community Hospice and Hospice of San Joaquin.
Tulane University awarded degrees to nearly 3,000 graduates on May 14, 2016 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Local student, Justine Keel of Oakdale, graduated from the Law School with a Juris Doctor degree. The ceremony's keynote speaker was Hoda Kotb, co-host of NBC's "Today" show who also received a Tulane President's Medal. Honorary degrees were given to renowned artist Lynda Benglis and Christopher Paola, a world leader in the study of earth surface processes, particularly in river and delta regions.
Friends of the Oakdale Library President Colleen Cordano presented Oakdale High School senior Brooklyn Pope with a Certificate of Appreciation and a check for $100 on May 24 for submitting the winning entry in the organization's logo contest.
Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 1.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.70/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.36/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
When the weather is warm, many people take time to relax at the beach or poolside. While such relaxation can provide a welcome break from busy schedules, it's important that men, women and children prioritize protecting their skin when spending time in the sun.
A new pilot project, based after a successful West Virginia program that assisted children of traumatic incidents, is being implemented in Stanislaus County with three cities – Oakdale, Patterson, and Newman – stepping forward to be the first to put it in place.
Oakdale residents will see a gradual rise in their garbage bills for the next five years after the Oakdale City Council voted to allow Gilton Solid Waste Management a 2.5 percent increase to cover the cost of providing solid waste services for the city.