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RIDE THE WAVES

Volunteers from the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary spent some time in Oakdale on Sunday morning, offering free boat inspection checks in the CostLess parking lot, helping make sure watercraft of all shapes and sizes are ready for the boating season ahead. Here, inspector Ron Clark, right, checks off some items on the list while working with boat owner Ed Keeler of Oakdale. The Coast Guard Auxiliary has been offering the free inspectors since 2006, added inspector David Chovanak, who also was working the event. Those that passed received a sticker to display on the vessel indicating their water worthiness.

March 22, 2017 | | Local News


Lions Pancake Breakfast Continues To Hit The Spot

On a sunny but brisk Sunday morning, members of the Oakdale Lions Club got the coffee brewing by 4 a.m., started setting up tables around 5 a.m. and the pancake batter was hitting the grill by 6:30 a.m.

March 22, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Testicle Festival Plating Up Fare

It's an Oakdale tradition and there's never a shortage of hungry people lining up to enjoy a plate of good ol' fashioned cowboy cuisine in the form of mountain oysters, courtesy of the Oakdale Rotary Club.

March 22, 2017 | | Local News


General Managers Oppose ‘Water Grab’

In response to what they have termed the state's "water grab" and in a coordinated, ongoing effort to "Save the Stan," Oakdale Irrigation District General Manager Steve Knell and South San Joaquin Irrigation District General Manager Peter Rietkerk have jointly released a report identifying their concerns with the plan.

March 22, 2017 | | Local News


Wild Spring Storm Brings Wind, Rain

There was rain, wind, thunder, but no tornado touched down in Oakdale on Tuesday afternoon, though weather spotters reported some funnel clouds as close by as Turlock.

March 22, 2017 | | Local News


SPRING SHOW BUNNIES

The annual Oakdale Chamber of Commerce Home Show was staged at the Bianchi Community Center on Friday and Saturday, bringing together a variety of home, garden and improvement-themed businesses, all in one location. Here, Stephane Blakeley at the Sunlectric business booth, offers young visitor Rawlin Richter, 3, the chance to pet a fluffy bunny. Blakeley was offering free bunnies as part of a package deal; Rawlin was more interested in the critter than the business deal. Also shown are dad Aaron Richter and Rawlin's younger sibling, Bowen, 10 months. Mom Rina was also in attendance at the Home Show.

March 22, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Saturday Brings Motor Madness

Just a few days remain for you to get your ticket and join in with the Soroptimist International of Oakdale annual Motor Madness fundraiser. The event is planned on Saturday, March 25 at 6:30 p.m., at the Gene Bianchi Community Center, 110 S. Second Ave., Oakdale.

March 22, 2017 | | Local News


CAR CRUNCHES

March 22, 2017 | | Local News


Dairy Producers Begin Search For New Royalty

The local dairy industry is now accepting applications from young women wishing to compete for the District 6 (Alameda, Mariposa, Merced, Monterey, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Stanislaus and Tuolumne counties) Dairy Princess crown.

March 22, 2017 | | Local News


OHS Senior Paulus Attains Eagle Scout Status

Oakdale High School senior Garrett Paulus cites perseverance as one of his greatest lessons learned since becoming a Boy Scout when he was in the fifth grade.

March 22, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Residents Can Sign Up For Life Line Screenings

Residents living in and around the Oakdale area can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. Community United Methodist Church, 1480 Poplar St., Oakdale, will host this community event on Tuesday, March 28.

March 22, 2017 | | Local News


Families And Friends Use Hearts, Feet To Fight Cancer

In its 17th year, walkers will go around the clock in the battle against cancer during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Oakdale/Riverbank.

March 22, 2017 | | Local News


Young 4-H Club Members Compete In Speech Contest

By MOLLY TERPSTRA

March 22, 2017 | | Local News


Women’s Club Gathers

Come join in the fun at the April 4 meeting of the Oakdale Women's Club. It is going to be April in Paris. Wear your hat and gloves. This will promise to be a delightful meeting. Election of officers is slated for this meeting. The club has been helping the community since 1907. So come wearing your favorite spring hat. Deadline for RSVP is Tuesday, March 28; luncheon is $16. Club will meet at Oakdale Golf and Country Club, North Stearns Road. RSVP to Linda Rossi at 606-7727 or lindarossi49@yahoo.com.

March 22, 2017 | | Local News


Oakdale Man Booked On Child Pornography Counts

Oakdale Police Detectives arrested Michael Bidwell, a 60-year-old resident of Oakdale, Thursday morning, March 16, related to a child pornography investigation.

March 17, 2017 | | Local News


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Caltrans District Director Discusses Funding Needs

This past week, Caltrans District 10 Director Dennis Agar addressed reporters and local County and State representatives to discuss the impact of this winter's ...

April 05, 2017 | Report Abuse account | Local News


Montana Couple Adopts Local Shelter Pet

An Oakdale Animal Shelter pet was adopted recently by Dave and Dawn Terrill from Montana in what seemed to be a case of love at ...

April 05, 2017 | | Local News


Community, Rodeo Fans Gear Up For Week Of Western Festivities

Whether it is hosted in a mud pit because of late spring rains or in an arena so hot and dusty you can feel the ...

March 31, 2017 | | Local News


Ag Scholarship Luncheon Hosted By Oakdale Chamber

As the Cowboy Capital of the World prepares for the annual Oakdale Saddle Club PRCA Rodeo in less than weeks, agriculture is also taking center ...

March 29, 2017 | | Local News


Fire District Begins Search For New Chief

After less than eight months on the job, Matt Daly has submitted his resignation as the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District Chief.

March 29, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Community Briefs

Performers Needed

March 29, 2017 | | Local News


AT YOUR SERVICE

Members of the CAPS, Citizens Auxiliary Police Service, in Oakdale were on hand at the recent Chamber of Commerce Home Show, offering information to residents ...

March 29, 2017 | | Local News


Santos Recall Vote Still Set For April

A group of citizens within the Oakdale Irrigation District will see their effort to recall Board Member Linda Santos move forward after attempts to halt ...

March 29, 2017 | By RAYMOND GIBSON Special To The Leader | Local News


Third Straight Week For Gas Price Decline

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 1.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.80/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

March 29, 2017 | | Local News


Milton Road Fatality Under Investigation

A single car accident along Milton Road, north of Highway 4, on Sunday afternoon claimed the life of a Jackson man.

March 29, 2017 | | Local News


VALLEY HOME NEWS

Our community park meeting was postponed last week due to the weather. It will be held this Friday, March 31 at 3 p.m. at ...

March 29, 2017 | By WINNIE MULLINS | Local News


April Programs Upcoming At The Oakdale Library

Preschool Story Time and Wiggle Worms will be off-session in April. They will resume in May.

March 29, 2017 | | Local News


Firefighter Seattle Stair Climb Raises Money And Awareness

What do four engineers, a firefighter and a battalion chief have in common?

March 29, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Pet Alliance Spay Neuter Program Reaches Milestone

The Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance (OSPA) recently celebrated the completion of 2,500 dog and cat spay/neuters through their voucher program since it started ...

March 29, 2017 | | Local News


Military News

U.S. Air Force Airman Scott M. Lyda Jr. graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

March 29, 2017 | | Local News


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