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Looking Back At 2016: The Leader’s Top Stories

With OID factions quarreling, school starting, and the Oakdale High Mustang Football Team capturing the State Championship, the Oakdale Leader followed stories through the second half of the year. This week, we conclude our 'Year in Review' by taking a look at the months gone by, with top stories from the second half of 2016, July through December.

January 04, 2017 | | Local News


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

Red, White, Blue

January 04, 2017 | | Local News


January Events Scheduled For Kids, Adults At Library

Community members are invited to enjoy a number of free programs at the Oakdale Library during January.

December 28, 2016 | | Local News


Knights Ferry News

The last column for the year 2016. How time flies!

December 28, 2016 | | Local News


YCCD Taps Harmon As Interim Chancellor

Dr. Jane Harmon was selected by the Yosemite Community College District (YCCD) Board of Trustees to be the YCCD Interim Chancellor, effective Jan. 3, 2017. YCCD Board Chair and Vice Chair, Trustees Anne DeMartini and Darin Gharat, finalized contract language, as was agreed by the Board at its Dec. 14, 2016 meeting.

December 28, 2016 | | Local News


SCOE Schedules Annual Technology Conference

The Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) is planning to host the 18th Annual Educational Technology Conference, ETC! 2017 on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at California State University Stanislaus (CSUS) One University Circle, Turlock. The ETC! 2017 conference is a professional development opportunity for integrating technology into education. A wide variety of sessions are offered that demonstrate how technology can support student achievement. Sessions are geared to teachers, administrators, support staff, IT professionals, technology coordinators and pre-service educators.

December 28, 2016 | | Local News


Orange Blossom 4-H Celebrates Holiday Season By Giving Back

Giving is an important part of 4-H membership, and the Orange Blossom 4-H Club has found many ways to give back to the local community. This started in the fall with time donated to help with the Salmon Festival and also the Knights Ferry Pumpkin Roll, where the club set up crafts and games for youngsters. Members enjoyed working together and meeting new people throughout both weekends.

December 28, 2016 | MOLLY TERPSTRA Orange Blossom 4-H Club Reporter | Local News


Keep Holiday Food Safe With Easy To Take Steps

Christmas has come and gone but another holiday looms – with New Year's just around the corner. As friends and families gather together to welcome in the New Year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety Inspection Service has some food safety tips to ensure a healthy and safe holiday.

December 28, 2016 | | Local News


County Clerk’s Office Sets “Marriage At The Mansion”

Stanislaus County Clerk/Recorder/Commissioner of Civil Marriages Lee Lundrigan and her staff invite engaged couples to join them as they perform marriage ceremonies on Valentine's Day at the historic McHenry Mansion located at 906 15th St., in Modesto. "Marriage at the Mansion" offers each couple a romantic experience that will take them back in time.

December 28, 2016 | | Local News


No End Of Year Rise Seen For Pump Prices

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 2.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.50/gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.28/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

December 28, 2016 | | Local News


Enforcement Period Due

Statewide, the California Highway Patrol will be on heightened alert with extra patrols for the long holiday weekend, while local police departments will also be on the lookout for impaired drivers during the upcoming New Year's celebration.

December 28, 2016 | | Local News


Christmas Arrived Early For Oakdale Shelter Pets

Often the Christmas season is a time for giving, sharing, and caring. Good people in our communities give what they can to help support the charities raising donations for their cause. Some people like Riverbank's California Avenue third grade teacher Penny Bartholomew and her students made sure not to forget the homeless pets in our area that may not have a voice but definitely have a need.

December 28, 2016 | | Local News


Capital Fellows Programs Applications Now Available

The nationally recognized Capital Fellows Programs administered by the Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento, announces the availability of applications for the Capital Fellows Programs: California Senate Fellows; Executive Fellowship Program; Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellowship Program; and the Judicial Administration Fellowship Program.

December 28, 2016 | | Local News


Annual Fine Art Show Scheduled At Delicato

Delicato Vineyards is hosting its 29th annual Fine Art Show from Wednesday, Jan. 11 through Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. The public is encouraged to visit the judged art that will be on display throughout the Tasting Room. All art in this show will be available for sale on a first come first sale basis.

December 28, 2016 | | Local News


Fire Officials Emphasize The Importance Of Trees

Trees are an essential part of California's climate and are vital to improving air quality and conserving water. To help educate Californians on the value that trees provide to building successful, healthy cities and neighborhoods, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) and California ReLeaf are announcing the annual statewide Arbor Week poster contest for students in third, fourth and fifth grades. In addition, CAL FIRE and California ReLeaf are also holding a video contest for students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades. For each contest, students are asked to create original artwork or video based ...

December 28, 2016 | | Local News


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New Business Focuses On Healthy Foot Care

Now less than two years in remission from a brain tumor, Edwardsen is hoping to help others find comfort and healing, as was once done ...

February 01, 2017 | | Local News


Valley Air Officials Highlight Burn Cleaner Grant Program

This winter has been accompanied by frigid temperatures, leaving Valley residents wanting to use their wood-burning devices. For those households that have not yet registered ...

February 01, 2017 | | Local News


Newly Renovated Save Mart Preps For Grand Reopening

Over the last several months the Save Mart Companies has made a significant investment to modernize and expand its Oakdale store. The project is now ...

February 01, 2017 | | Local News


Recognition Program Spotlights Classified Education Employees

Oakdale Joint Unified classified employees Nickie McConnell, Magnolia Elementary Secretary and Rita Ramirez, Sierra View Instructional Aide were recognized among 27 other nominees last week ...

February 01, 2017 | | Local News


Motorcyclist Suffers Fatal Injuries In Early Thursday Morning Crash

A 37-year-old man died as a result of injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash early Thursday morning, Jan. 26 along the Oakdale-Waterford Highway.

February 01, 2017 | | Local News


Football Championship Season Recognized With Milk Carton

The next time Oakdale residents purchase their milk they will be pleasantly surprised to find their favorite local football team, Oakdale High School, honored on ...

February 01, 2017 | | Local News


Moving Forward Is Focus For State Of City Address

In her annual 'State of The City' presentation, Mayor Pat Paul reviewed key accomplishments by the City of Oakdale for over 100 persons who gathered ...

February 01, 2017 | Richard Paloma | Local News


OHS Teacher Facing Charges

An Oakdale High School teacher is facing criminal charges after she hosted a party at her San Joaquin County residence which resulted in an Oakdale ...

February 01, 2017 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Film Fundraiser Slated

Get your tickets early for the upcoming Film 'Fun' Raiser for DKG Epsilon Nu Chapter.

January 25, 2017 | | Local News


County, Country Observing National School Choice Week

National School Choice Week is being observed in California and across the country. There are 1750 events planned in the Golden State to raise awareness ...

January 25, 2017 | | Local News


Area Artists Earn Honors At Annual Delicato Show

A trio of local artists entered work – and came away with some recognition – in the Delicato Vineyards 2017 Fine Arts Show. Work remains on display ...

January 25, 2017 | | Local News


Variety Of February Events Offered At Oakdale Library

The Oakdale Library will offer free crafts, activities, and informational programs this February, beginning with a Valentine's craft party on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at ...

January 25, 2017 | | Local News


STORM STORIES

A variety of photos show just some of the damage that last week's wet and windy storms brought to the region. A historic tree ...

January 25, 2017 | | Local News


Police Beat

NOTICE: The names and incidents printed in the Police Log are obtained from the daily log of the Oakdale Police Department, which is a public ...

January 25, 2017 | | Local News


Exhibitors Now Being Sought For Elementary “Maker Hoopla”

Calling all artists, builders, creators, designers, engineers, inventors, makers and tinkerers: Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) will hold its first ever "Maker Hoopla" in ...

January 25, 2017 | | Local News


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