Twenty-year police veteran Scott Heller was named chief of police after he was unanimously approved by the Oakdale City Council prior to the start of the council's regular meeting Monday night, Oct. 17.
Two Oakdale Irrigation District directors that had been barred from discussing certain closed-door lawsuit discussions, due to a temporary order filed by the district, have been exonerated for their actions and allowed back into meetings with a Stanislaus Superior Court judge tossing out the order on Thursday, Oct. 13.
Looking for a good book? Librarians at the Oakdale Library are always happy to offer reading suggestions. And now, a good book is easier to find than ever. New books at the Oakdale Library will be featured on the first Wednesday of each month in the Oakdale Leader. Librarians will provide information about books for children and adults, both fiction and non-fiction.
Sierra View Elementary School recently hosted its Annual Spelling Bee. Photographed are the top three winners accompanied by Principal David Kindred, left, and Jeff Aprile, right. Students left to right are: Adam Jones, First Place; Jackson Taylor, Third Place and Devin Rowe, Second Place. Adam will now go on to represent Sierra View at the County Spelling Bee.
The word whizzes of Fair Oaks recently paired off in the Annual Spelling Bee. Top three honors went to, from left: Jessica Birchall, First Place; Carter Franca, Third Place and Joseph Yakligian, Second Place. Birchall will now compete at the county spelling bee as the Fair Oaks representative.
Album, a comedy drama by David Rimmer and directed by Rocky Rhoades, opens Friday, Oct. 14 and plays for only three weekends until Oct. 30, at Stage 3 Theatre Company, 208 S. Green St., in historic downtown Sonora.
Several Sierra 4-H members spent the evening recently with customers at Tractor Supply Company in Oakdale promoting National 4-H Week. The 4-H members sold green paper clovers that represented head, heart, hands, and health, with the clovers signifying the buyer's support of the program. A display shows some of the activities that 4H offers. Members would like to thank the community for continuing to support them.
The American Association of University Women (AAUW), Oakdale Riverbank Escalon Branch, is holding its Annual Fall Scholarship Fundraiser this Sunday, Oct. 16 at 4 p.m. at the Gene Bianchi Center, 110 S. Second Ave., Oakdale. The theme this year is titled, "A journey through Spain on the Camino de Santiago."
More than 60 percent of convicted burglars said they would avoid a potential target home if they see an alarm system is present, according to a recent University of North Carolina survey. That is why this is also a good time to learn more about advancements in home electronic security technology and how this technology can be utilized both inside and outside your home.
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is continuing its efforts to ensure drivers, passengers, and children are properly restrained while traveling California's roadways. The CHP has partnered with the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) on a new traffic safety campaign entitled, "California Occupant Restraint Education" (CORE).
Getting a chance to learn about the cowboy life and their Western/agricultural heritage here in the Central Valley, students at Fair Oaks Elementary recently enjoyed a full day of 'hands on' learning for the annual Ag Day festivities.
With the September retirement of former Oakdale Public Services Director Thom Clark, and the subsequent appointment of Jeff Gravel as the interim director, the city's Public Services Department needs additional management to oversee the day-to-day operations of the department, according to Oakdale City Manager Bryan Whitemyer. As a result, Whitemyer has called for the city to create two Interim Public Services Manager positions.