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Candy Alternatives Sought For Teal Pumpkin Project

With Halloween coming up next week, a local effort is hoping to get some area residents to participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project. The goal is to offer non-candy items, helping make Halloween safe for young trick-or-treaters with food allergies.

October 26, 2016 | | Local News


TAKE A CHANCE

Oakdale Senior Center Crafting Group will once again host its annual quilt raffle to benefit the Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Community Center. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. The quilt is 96'x96' and the winner will be announced during the Senior Center Valentine Dinner on Feb. 10, 2017. Tickets may be purchased at the Senior Center at 450 E. A St., Oakdale.

October 26, 2016 | | Local News


Knights Ferry Hosts Annual Salmon Duathlon

On Your Mark Events presents its 20th Annual Salmon Duathlon and 5k Run on Saturday, Nov. 5, 8:45 a.m., in the historic hamlet and surrounding area of Knights Ferry. The Salmon Duathlon (run, bike, run) and 5k Run (two separate competitions) will benefit the preservation of the salmon natural spawning habitat in the Stanislaus River.

October 26, 2016 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Fitness Event

October 26, 2016 | | Local News


Young Entrepreneurs Encouraged To Apply For NFIB Scholarships

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Young Entrepreneur Foundation announced that its scholarship application for the 2017 NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards is now open through Dec. 18, 2016. High school seniors who run their own business and plan to attend a two- or four-year university, college, or vocational institute during the fall of 2017 are eligible to apply.

October 26, 2016 | | Local News


Crosstown Big Fix Project

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close the eastbound direction of SR-4/Crosstown Freeway for highway construction.

October 26, 2016 | | Local News


Take Your Pick Of Apple History And Trivial Facts

Though apples are enjoyed across the globe, many people associate apples with the United States of America. That's in spite of the fact that the first apples were cultivated on the opposite side of the world from North America in Asia.

October 26, 2016 | | Local News


HAWK HONORS

Valley Home Students were recently acknowledged for their scholastic efforts at the Student of the Month assembly. Students honored were: Bryce Eskew, Derek Silva, Jamie Ruddy, Evelyn Diaz, Stephanie Ramirez, Jeronimo Saavedra, Scott Segraves, Camila Machuca and Hunter Topie.

October 19, 2016 | | Local News


Spooky Trekkers Walk

The Delta Tule Trekkers are hosting a fun "Spooky Walk" at Caswell Memorial State Park, 28000 Austin Road, Ripon, this coming Halloween weekend. Walks will be offered both Saturday, Oct. 29 and Sunday, Oct. 30. Families and individual walkers are invited to join the group on either a 5k or 10k walk through the wonderful oak woodlands at the park. The Trekkers are affiliated with the American Volkssport Association and offer non-competitive walks. Starting period is from 8 a.m. to noon with a barbeque at noon planned for both days. All walkers are welcome, member or not, and may ...

October 19, 2016 | | Local News


MJC Opens San Joaquin Blues Production On Stage This Week

The Modesto Junior College Theater Department presents San Joaquin Blues, an award winning original play about life in the mid-1960's in the Central Valley of California. The play was written by and is being directed by MJC theater professor Michael Lynch, with original music composed by Steve Sigel.

October 19, 2016 | | Local News


Meeting Offers Information On Pharmacy Tech Program

Modesto Junior College Workforce Development has scheduled a Pharmacy Technician Training Program information meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. in John Muir Hall, room 260, on West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave., Modesto. The meeting is free and open to the public, and campus parking is $2 without a permit.

October 19, 2016 | | Local News


Oakdale Animal Shelter Seeking More Volunteers

The Oakdale Animal Shelter, 9800 Liberini Avenue, serves Oakdale and Riverbank and they are in need of volunteers Monday through Saturday between 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., unless otherwise noted.

October 19, 2016 | | Local News


BUY THE BOOK

Sierra View Elementary school librarian Gwen Schmitt, left was recently joined by Kiwanis Club President Nanci Tougaw and Principal David Kindred in the school library. The elementary school was the recipient of $1,000 worth of new books and DVD's by the Oakdale Kiwanis Club.

October 19, 2016 | | Local News


School Bus Safety Week

The school year is in full swing and so is the increase of school buses on our roadways. Over one million children in California ride the bus to school every day.

October 19, 2016 | | Local News


Annual Jog-A-Thon Continues Strides Of Success

Weather proved to be the number one topic throughout Oakdale Joint Unified School District Elementary schools last week, as parents, administrators and teachers were faced with a Friday forecast of rain. An unprecedented occurrence, by midweek schools were faced with the task of Contingency Plans and how to execute the Annual Jog-A-Thon, rain or shine.

October 19, 2016 | | Local News


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Bob Gilbert Passes At 93

Oakdale's Robert "Bob" Gilbert, who, along with his family, was honored earlier this year by the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce with their Lifetime Achievement ...

November 23, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


OHS Marching Mustangs Earn Trio Of First Place Finishes

Oakdale High School may now add one more group to that of its first place trophy winning list, as the OHS Marching Band took first ...

November 23, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Second Place Finish For U12 Galaxy Girls

The Oakdale 12 and Under Galaxy Soccer team recently competed in the Cal North-California Youth Soccer Association District VIII tournament. The girls went 4-0 scoring ...

November 23, 2016 | | Local News


Wildlife Conservation Board Funds Environmental Projects

At its Nov. 16 quarterly meeting, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved approximately $28 million in grants to help restore and protect fish and wildlife ...

November 23, 2016 | | Local News


MJC Jazz Concert

The Modesto Junior College Department of Music presents a Jazz Band Fall Concert on Monday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium of ...

November 16, 2016 | | Local News


Holiday Giving Kicks Off To Benefit Area Food Banks

The state's economy may be doing well, but the prosperity hasn't touched everyone. According to the California Association of Food Banks, an average ...

November 16, 2016 | | Local News


Knights Ferry News

Last Saturday the weather was perfect for the annual Salmon Festival. The bridge was full of people looking at the salmon in the Stanislaus River ...

November 16, 2016 | Mary Sue Shearer | Local News


Avoid A Trip To The ER This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, good food and good times. The nation's emergency physicians want to help you keep it that way ...

November 16, 2016 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Christmas Child

November 16, 2016 | | Local News


Distracted Driving Program Aimed At Adult Motorists

Every year, thousands of people are seriously injured or killed statewide in vehicle collisions caused by distracted drivers. The unfortunate truth is distracted driving collisions ...

November 16, 2016 | | Local News


Caltrans Deputy Director Focuses On Sustainability

Caltrans this week announced the appointment of Ellen Greenberg as its new Deputy Director for Sustainability, who will oversee Caltrans' continued efforts to shift and ...

November 16, 2016 | | Local News


Denham Introduces Bill Regarding Guard Bonuses

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) on Tuesday introduced legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives – H.R. 6316, the Veterans Earned Their Bonuses ...

November 16, 2016 | | Local News


Coopers Leads Patriotic Stand

The timing was just right for the very first Veterans Standing For American Patriotism movement led by organizer Duke Cooper of Veterans First in Riverbank ...

November 16, 2016 | Virginia Still | Local News


Dream It, Be It Conference Enjoyed By Girls

Local service organization Soroptimist International of Oakdale recently hosted 18 seventh, eighth and ninth grade girls at its "Dream It, Be It" conference held in ...

November 16, 2016 | | Local News


Riverbank Parks Department Mourns Loss Of Supervisor

Riverbank City staff, especially members of the Parks and Recreation Department, are mourning the loss of their friend and fellow employee, Facilities Maintenance Supervisor Tim ...

November 16, 2016 | Ric McGinnis | Local News


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