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Future Farmers Of America Field Day On Saturday

It is competitive, it is educational, and it is a long standing agricultural tradition at its best. It is the 65th Annual Future Farmers of America Field Day hosted by the Modesto Junior College Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Division and Young Farmers. The Field Day is scheduled for Saturday, March 24.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Small Business Development Center Network Celebrates Success

The Central California Small Business Development Center Network (Central CA SBDC) will commemorate the second annual SBDC Day on Wednesday, March 21.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Denham Receives Awards For Work On Healthcare

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) has championed commonsense healthcare reforms to expand access to care in the Central Valley and last week was awarded with three separate awards recognizing his work in this area: the Central Valley Health Network's 2018 "Champion Award," National Association of Community Health Centers' "Distinguished Community Health Advocate" award and the Golden Valley Health Center "Champion of Healthcare" award.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Emergency Preparedness Drills Scheduled In Sonoma, Sacramento

In recent months, California and the nation have been no strangers to devastating natural and man-made emergencies. This week, the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) will join with the California National Guard's Homeland Response Force (HRF) and 95th Civil Support Team, along with multiple State/Federal Urban Search and Rescue Task Forces, CAL FIRE, FBI, the Department of Energy, and several other elite emergency response agencies for a full-scale terrorism and active-shooter response exercise at Sacramento's Sleep Train Arena and Sonoma Raceway.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Military News

U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Kristin A. Aguilar graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


California Drivers See Gas Prices Rising

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 3.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.21/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.54/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


GIFT OF LIFE

The American Red Cross is making regularly scheduled visits to Oakdale for blood drives, the latest occurring this past Thursday, March 15. The community drives are designed to help bolster the blood supply in the region. Blood donors here stopped by the Gene Bianchi Community Center to make their donations.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Foundation’s High-Impact Advisory Circle Takes Shape

As part of its mission to build a culture of philanthropy in the region, Stanislaus Community Foundation has formed an Advisory Circle of local philanthropists who will engage with the organization in coming years to galvanize more local charitable investments.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Stations Of The Cross

Oakdale Community Christian Reformed Church will host the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, March 30.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Community Hospice Presents ‘Before I Die’ Wall

With National Healthcare Decisions Day being observed on April 16, 2018 and in an effort to promote positive conversation about death and dying in the community, Community Hospice has created a "Before I Die Wall" to help friends and neighbors think about what is most important in their lives. The wall challenges people to think about relationships with death and one another, put their lives in perspective and hopefully lead people to be proactive when it comes to end-of-life care decision making.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Monster Trucks, Teddy Bears Benefit American Red Cross

In honor of Red Cross Month in March, The Toughest Monster Truck Tour, Stockton Arena, The Girl Scouts of America and the American Red Cross are working together to help provide relief and comfort to the families of many in the area who have suffered from the recent fires.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Discounts Available To The Over 50 Crowd

Many people may not look forward to the day they turn 50, but cracking the half century mark can have its perks. Many retailers and businesses offer discounts to men and women over 50, and the following are just a few ways that people who have turned the big 5-0 might be able to save some money.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Brain-Healthy Habits That Are Easy To Embrace

Cognitive decline is a condition that is often associated with aging, but even middle-aged people can experience memory loss or cognition issues.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


Added Police Patrols In Effect For St. Patrick’s Day

Oakdale Police will deploy additional officers for DUI Saturation Patrols this St. Patrick's Day weekend.

March 17, 2018 | | Local News


Vet Center Town Hall

The Modesto Stanislaus Veterans Center at 3500 Coffee Road, Modesto, will host a Veteran Town Hall on Thursday, March 15.

March 14, 2018 | | Local News


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Survivor Brunch

March 28, 2018 | | Local News


New Student Days Coming Up At MJC

Modesto Junior College will host its annual "New Student Day" events to enroll high school seniors and other first time students on Saturday, April 14 ...

March 28, 2018 | | Local News


Howard Training Center Taking New Direction

Howard Training Center (HTC) will be charting new courses of training for its 246 clients and 111 staff in Stanislaus County. The non-profit agency with ...

March 28, 2018 | | Local News


Moorhouse Wins Soroptimist’s Motor Madness Top Prize

Soroptimist International of Oakdale hosted its annual Motor Madness fundraiser on Saturday, March 24, at the Gene Bianchi Community Center. Over 275 guests enjoyed a ...

March 28, 2018 | | Local News


Dirkse Earns Key Endorsements

Stanislaus County's current sheriff, Adam Christianson, and the man he succeeded, Les Weidman, on Monday released a letter endorsing Jeff Dirkse to become the ...

March 28, 2018 | | Local News


Steady Rise Seen At Pumps

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 4.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.27/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

March 28, 2018 | | Local News


Sports Slate

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28

March 28, 2018 | | Local News


Tennis Wins Lone Match Of The Week

The weather cooperated just enough for the Oakdale Mustangs boys tennis team on Friday for them to get in their road set against Central Catholic.

March 28, 2018 | | Local News


Stream Flow Enhancement Projects Grants Awarded

At a March 22 meeting, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved approximately $33.1 million in grants for 22 projects to enhance stream flows to ...

March 28, 2018 | | Local News


Daffodill Hill Closed For The 2018 Season

By ROSE ALBANO RISSO

March 28, 2018 | | Local News


Pair Of Blood Drives Upcoming In Oakdale

Though spring has officially arrived, the American Red Cross blood supply is still recovering from severe winter storms in March. Donors of all blood types ...

March 28, 2018 | | Local News


Conservancy Provides $12.5M To Yosemite National Park

Yosemite Conservancy is providing $12.5 million in support to Yosemite National Park to improve the Bridalveil Fall visitor experience, rebuild a section of the ...

March 28, 2018 | | Local News


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