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Relay Hits Right Notes For Community

In a fun-filled, yet often touching 24 hours, Relay For Life of Oakdale participants helped raise awareness of the programs and services of the American Cancer Society while celebrating cancer survivors, remembering those lost to the disease and fighting back. Here are some photos from the event, staged at Oakdale High School.

April 27, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Relay Raises $75,000-Plus

While many American Cancer Society Relay For Life events are cutting down their hours – opting for shorter 12- or 18-hour versions, the Relay For Life of Oakdale stayed strong for 24 hours this past weekend.

April 27, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Kayaking, History Offered At Melones Visitors Center

The next couple of Saturdays will hold some special programs at New Melones Lake Visitors Center, with kayaking featured on April 23 and Me-Wuk heritage on April 30.

April 20, 2016 | | Local News


Assembly Bill Aims To Track Cargo Theft

Assemblymember Kristin Olsen (R-Riverbank) said AB 2805, her bill to create a task force that would develop and adopt standards for detecting and tracking cargo theft, passed the Assembly Committee on Agriculture on Thursday, April 14.

April 20, 2016 | | Local News


Sunday Drowning At Woodward Reservoir

Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District officials reported that emergency crews responded to a possible drowning at the Woodward Reservoir on Sunday, April 17 around 4:50 p.m. When units arrived on scene, they confirmed the victim was missing.

April 20, 2016 | | Local News


4-H Earns Top Honors At West Coast Rabbit Show

On the weekend of April 9th and 10th, 2016, the Orange Blossom 4-H Rabbit Project participated in the West Coast Classic Rabbit Show in Reno, Nevada. Of the 45 members in the local 4-H rabbit project, nine members, ages six to 18 years of age, dedicated their weekend to showing their rabbits.

April 20, 2016 | Molly Terpstra Orange Blossom 4H Reporter | Local News


Refurbished Sierra DinnerTrain Celebrates Re­Opening

Under vivid blue skies with a crisp breeze blowing, the train whistle blew at regular intervals through Oakdale on Sunday, April 17.

April 20, 2016 | | Local News


Love Oakdale Slated Saturday

The kickoff rally is planned for 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 23 at Wood Park in Oakdale, in the heart of downtown, as work crews gather together before heading out to Love Oakdale.

April 20, 2016 | | Local News


Parade Organizer Praises Help From Local Youths

In her first year as serving as coordinator of the Oakdale Rodeo Parade, Lisa Vandermeer said she got plenty of help … from an unexpected source.

April 20, 2016 | | Local News


Annual Peddler’s Faire Supports Local Museum

Whether it be a love of the outdoors, a unique find or a bit of history, Knights Ferry has it all to offer its visitors. This Sunday, April 24 marks the perfect time to take advantage of it all as historic Knights Ferry hosts the 25th Gold Country Annual Peddler's Faire. The event will be hosted at the covered bridge and Army Corp Park along the Stanislaus River from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

April 20, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Market Moves Back To Third

After controversy with its location last year and the Oakdale Tourism and Visitors Bureau withdrawing its sponsorship, the Oakdale City Council on Monday, April 18 approved an application to move the Farmers' Market back to the downtown area after its brief departure to the Gene Bianchi Community Center plaza last year.

April 20, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Weekend Brings Annual Relay For Life

Teams, cancer survivors, caregivers and the community will gather this weekend at Oakdale High School, participating in the annual Relay For Life of Oakdale. This year's event runs from Saturday, April 23 through Sunday, April 24.

April 20, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Oakdale Resident, Author Runs Sub 3-Hour Boston Marathon

It was 33 years to the day that well known sports journalist and accomplished author Matt Fitzgerald crossed the Boston Marathon finish line for the first time. An event which has been noted on multiple fronts as life-changing for the then 11-year-old boy.

April 20, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


WELCOME TO MUDTOWN

Weekend rain may have made conditions less-than-ideal for all things rodeo, but it didn't matter, as competitors, parade watchers and rodeo enthusiasts of all ages turned out in the Cowboy Capital of the World. The 65th annual Oakdale PRCA Rodeo, hosted by the Oakdale Saddle Club, saw Buck Lunak, top photo, nail down a 78.50-point ride in this round of bareback competition. At side, a young parade participant seems to be in training for future work in the arena and, below, mud covers nearly every inch of contestant Timmy Sparing and his target in the tie-down roping. He ...

April 13, 2016 | | Local News


‘Smog Lady’ Reunited With Unique Collection

BY VIRGINIA STILL

April 13, 2016 | Virginia Still | Local News


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Guide Dog Training Is Now Family Affair

It is a request which, at the time, may have seemed simple and worth investigating – hosting a guide dog. This was the idea of David ...

July 05, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Super Summer Camp Keeps Fun Rolling Along

Oakdale Joint Unified School District's summer camp has just finished up its fourth week of activity for the season.

July 05, 2017 | By AUTUMN NEAL Leader Correspondent | Local News


Community Briefs

Enjoy Hamlet Show

July 05, 2017 | | Local News


CHEER THEM ON

The Oakdale Junior High School Rams cheerleaders braved the heat for their recent three-day cheer camp held at Starstruck Cheer and Dance in Modesto. The ...

July 05, 2017 | | Local News


Mobile District Office Visits Set By Denham

The schedule for U.S. Representative Jeff Denham's Mobile District Office (MDO) hours for the month of July 2017 includes stops in Oakdale, Escalon ...

July 05, 2017 | | Local News


Summer Movie Nights Draw Sizeable Crowds

Community members are once again treated to "Movies Under the Stars," presented by Center for Human Services. The monthly summer event is made possible thanks ...

July 05, 2017 | | Local News


Downtown Transit Center Receives Low Carbon Funds

Caltrans on Monday announced that 125 local projects received $34.5 million in funding from the Low Carbon Transit Operations Program. These projects continue California ...

July 05, 2017 | | Local News


River Drowning, Rescues Highlight Continued Danger

The Sunday rescue of nine people thrown out of rafts along the Stanislaus River east of Oakdale ended well, with no serious injuries.

July 05, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Summer Pump Prices Down

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 3.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.81/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

July 05, 2017 | | Local News


Celebration For ACE Expansion

The Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) passenger rail service will be expanding its service to include downtown Modesto. The extension of service will also include Manteca ...

July 05, 2017 | Virginia Still | Local News


Paddleboarding Can Yield Potential Health Benefits

Paddleboarding, which involves participants standing on a paddleboard or surfboard and using their arms to paddle through the ocean, is an increasingly popular recreational activity.

July 05, 2017 | | Local News


Congressional Art Contest Winner Honored In D.C.

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham welcomed the winner of California's 10th District Congressional Art Competition, Skye Ocaranza, to the U.S. Capitol on Thursday ...

July 05, 2017 | | Local News


YES Company Stages Footloose For Its 26th Annual Production

YES (Youth Entertainment Stage) Company is producing the time-honored '80s musical "Footloose," to be performed at the Gallo Center for the Arts. Tickets are now ...

July 05, 2017 | | Local News


World Rhythms At Lucca Winery

Red Tie Arts presents a Latin Guitar-World Fusion group called Incendio that will bring their blazing guitars and percussion along with world rhythms to Lucca ...

July 05, 2017 | | Local News


Controller Cheers Passage Of Tax Board Overhaul

One of the plan's key architects, State Controller Betty T. Yee cheered the legislative approval of the Taxpayer Transparency and Fairness Act of 2017 ...

July 05, 2017 | | Local News


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