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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


Homecoming Powder Puff Battle Ends In Tie

The annual Homecoming week Juniors vs. Seniors powder puff flag football game took place on Wednesday, Oct. 12. Thousands of fans gathered to watch the game at The Corral and were not disappointed in the action. Last season the seniors defeated the juniors 33-0 and last year's juniors – now seniors – did not want to lose again.

October 19, 2016 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local News


Don’t Rain On Our Parade

Rainy weather arrived just prior to the start of the annual Oakdale High School Homecoming Parade on Friday afternoon, with the parade stepping off a little earlier than scheduled in hope of beating the raindrops. Here are a few photos from the semi-soaked festivities.

October 19, 2016 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local News


CROWNING ACHIEVEMENT

Chosen as the 2016 football Homecoming royalty were Homecoming Queen Deonna Osmundson, left, and Princess Grace Verdegaal, the two taking a moment to smile for the camera after being crowned at halftime of the Friday night football game at The Corral. Earlier in the week Noah Rodrigues was crowned Homecoming King and Blake Morgan as Prince.

October 19, 2016 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local News


Capital Projects, Budget Scrutinized At Session

As the city recovers its financial health, it will begin moving forward with some major street, water, and sewer projects, some of which had been neglected to save costs during a more stringent time.

October 19, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


School Hosts Inaugural Junior High Color Run

Oakdale Junior High proved to be the most colorful OJUSD campus this past Friday, as the student body participated in an inaugural Color Run, hosted by the OHS Parent Teacher Club.

October 19, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Council Selects New Police Chief

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.

October 19, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Altieri and Santos Vindicated By Superior Court Ruling

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.

October 19, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


On The Shelf

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.

October 12, 2016 | | Local News


WINNING EFFORTS

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.

October 12, 2016 | | Local News


TOP TRIO

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.

October 12, 2016 | | Local News


Comedy-Drama ‘Album’ Set At Stage 3 Theatre Company

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.

October 12, 2016 | | Local News


NATIONAL 4-H WEEK

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.

October 12, 2016 | | Local News


Pair Of Annual Scholarships Available Through Soroptimists

Local service organization Soroptimist International of Oakdale is accepting applications for its annual Live Your Dream Award and Scholarship Award.

October 12, 2016 | | Local News


Sunday Film, Festivities Benefit AAUW Programs

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."

October 12, 2016 | | Local News


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WALL DEDICATION

Oakdale City Manager Bryan Whitemyer addressed a small crowd Monday night, Nov. 20 at the unveiling of the newly completed tile wall at the Alex ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


Community Holiday Focuses On Both Thanks And Giving

The Holiday Spirit is off to a strong start for community members residing in the 95361. Last week school campuses throughout the Oakdale Joint Unified ...

November 22, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Human Trafficking Seminar Scheduled

The Oakdale Police Department and Center for Human Services is hosting a 'Stop Human Trafficking' seminar on Wednesday, Nov. 29.

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


Oakdale Native Kelly Fogarty Addresses AAUW

Kelly Fogarty grew up in the Cowboy Capital of the World working on her family's fifth generation beef operation. If you asked her "Where ...

November 15, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Holiday Fundraiser

November 15, 2017 | | Local News


Families Gather For Annual Salmon Fest

This past Saturday, Nov. 11, hundreds gathered at the Stanislaus River Park in Knights Ferry for the ninth annual Salmon Festival, hosted by the U ...

November 15, 2017 | | Local News


TIME TO GIVE

Oakdale Police Department Lt. Joe Carrillo smiles along with Geri Hernandez of the American Red Cross as they encourage donor Alyssa Heinz of Oakdale during ...

November 15, 2017 | | Local News


Operation Christmas Child Now Officially Underway

The River Christian Community Church, at 1351 E. G St., Oakdale is the drop off site locally for Operation Christmas Child, which is in the ...

November 15, 2017 | | Local News


DeBoer, Doornenbal Lead In OID Election

Unofficial results from the Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters office show Brad DeBoer and Herman Doornenbal leading in their bids for a spot on the ...

November 15, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Acting Fire Chief Tapped For SCFPD

The Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District (SCFPD) Board of Directors held a meeting on Thursday, Nov. 9 that ultimately saw Michael Wapnowski selected as acting ...

November 15, 2017 | | Local News


Ceremony Recognizes Service, Sacrifices Of Local Veterans

William A. Fish was the first soldier from Oakdale to be killed in Vietnam.

November 15, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Keep Baby Safe Program Receives Additional Funding

The Stanislaus County Health Services Agency (SCHSA) announced this past week that the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), through the National Highway Traffic Safety ...

November 15, 2017 | | Local News


Keep Baby Safe Program Receives Additional Funding

The Stanislaus County Health Services Agency (SCHSA) announced this past week that the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), through the National Highway Traffic Safety ...

November 15, 2017 | | Local News


Gas Prices On The Rise

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 0.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.01/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

November 15, 2017 | | Local News


Oakdale Police Receive Special Traffic Grant

The Oakdale Police Department has been awarded a $70,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program of special ...

November 15, 2017 | | Local News


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