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DOWNTOWN ARTISTS

In keeping with homecoming tradition, Oakdale High School students filled the downtown area this past weekend painting windows. The Junior Class painted windows of Oak Valley Community Bank in the class theme of R&B/Hip Hop. The Homecoming Week Powder Puff game is Wednesday, with crowning of the King and Prince, the Homecoming parade is Friday afternoon and coronation of the new Queen and Princess will be Friday night at halftime of the varsity football game.

October 11, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Accordion Club Meet

October 11, 2017 | | Local News


League Of Women Voters Hosts Candidate Forum

Learn more about the candidates for the Oakdale Irrigation District at a forum scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m., staged in the City Council Chambers in Oakdale.

October 11, 2017 | | Local News


Wildfires Prompt Health Caution

Smoke from the Northern California wildfires have the potential to affect air quality throughout the entire San Joaquin Valley, prompting local air pollution officials to issue a health cautionary statement Valley-wide. In addition, smoke impacts will continue from the Lion Fire (Tulare County) especially in the foothills and mountainous areas of Fresno, Tulare and Valley portion of Kern counties. The health caution will remain in place and smoke impacts will continue until the fires are extinguished.

October 11, 2017 | | Local News


AAUW Slates Fall Fundraiser

Soar like an eagle to raise funds for the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Oakdale-Riverbank-Escalon Branch's Tech Trek, Speech Trek, Scholarships and fund programs that tie into AAUW's goals of helping women and girls reach their full potential. Plan to attend AAUW, ORE's Fall Fundraiser on Sunday, Oct. 22, at 4 p.m. at the Gene Bianchi Center, 110 S. Second Ave., in Oakdale.

October 11, 2017 | | Local News


Small Farm Conference Celebrating 30 Years

All members of the California small farm community are invited to register for the 30th California Small Farm Conference, the state's premier gathering for small-scale farmers, ranchers, farmers' market managers, and those who support them. The conference will be held Sunday and Monday, Oct. 29 and 30 at the Robert Cabral Agricultural Center in Stockton. Attendees can register today at CaliforniaFarmConference.com.

October 11, 2017 | | Local News


Western Days Attendees Enjoy Entertainment, Grub

Oakdale's Cowboy Capital lived up to its name on Saturday, Oct. 7 as the Oakdale Tourism and Visitors Bureau hosted their second annual Western Days event at the Oakdale Rodeo Grounds. With activities spread throughout the day, the local rodeo grounds became a destination for many to enjoy a bit of Western flair.

October 11, 2017 | | Local News


Crash Impacts Traffic

Oakdale Police have issued an advisory that, due to a traffic accident involving a power pole, traffic at East G Street and South Fifth Avenue, northbound and southbound Sixth Avenue and eastbound G at Grove Street is currently closed due to a traffic accident. Motorists are asked to use alternate routes.

October 06, 2017 | | Local News


Harvest Festival Kicks Off Fall For The Community

Pies will be baked, cider pressed, pumpkins stacked and activities set as Bloomingcamp Ranch hosts the Annual Bloomingcamp Ranch Harvest Festival, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 14 and 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

October 04, 2017 | By TERESA HAMMOND thammond@oakdaleleader.com | Local News


Conference Hosted By Local Soroptimist International

Local service organization Soroptimist International of Oakdale is sponsoring a "Dream It, Be It" conference for seventh through tenth grade girls who reside in Oakdale. The free conference will be held on Saturday, Oct. 21 at Oakdale High School's library from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

October 04, 2017 | | Local News


Salmon Artwork Sought For 2018 Poster Contest

The 2017 Stanislaus River Salmon Festival Committee is once again hosting an art contest in conjunction with the 2017 Stanislaus River Festival. The Festival is planned for Saturday, Nov. 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Stanislaus River Park, Knights Ferry.

October 04, 2017 | | Local News


Fall Art Show

Oak Valley Art Society is planning its annual Fall Art Show later this month.

October 04, 2017 | | Local News


Center For Human Services Hosts Block Party

Center for Human Services (CHS) Oakdale Family Resource and Counseling Center will host the Seventh Annual Community Block Party on Friday, Oct. 6 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 631 W. F St., Oakdale. This family-friendly event focuses on providing information, connections and fun activities to residents in Oakdale and neighboring communities. Dozens of organizations will share their resources as well as free food, music, a photo booth, giveaways and face painting. CHS - Oakdale Family Resource and Counseling Center will also host a free market that will include books, clothing and household items.

October 04, 2017 | | Local News


OHS Homecoming Events Soon To Start

Fall is in the air and Oakdale High school leadership is ready to welcome it with a number of activities celebrating the 2017 Homecoming Week. While varying activities have begun, Homecoming week officially begins on the high school campus on Monday, Oct. 9 with a Meme Dress Up day.

October 04, 2017 | | Local News


SIDELINE SQUAD

Little Oakdale Stampede Mascots Skye Turner and Paizlee Gillmore brought their cute Stampede spirit to the field to help cheer on the varsity boys during a recent contest at The Corral. Both Skye and Paizlee are part of a mascot squad that helps cheer at different levels each home game; the Stampede youth football squads return to The Corral for games this Saturday, Oct. 7.

October 04, 2017 | | Local News


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Slowing Trend In Central Valley Employment Growth Continues

In line with predictions made in previous San Joaquin Valley Business Forecast Reports, total employment growth in the San Joaquin Valley continues to slow. Since ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


MJC Agriculture Fundraiser Benefits 4-H Program

As the holiday season approached, Modesto Junior College agriculture students felt compelled to give back to the community. The Young Farmers Club organized a BBQ ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


CalGuard Bonus Debacle Now Nearing Conclusion

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) on Monday met with CalGuard Commander, Major General Baldwin, during a meet and greet at the Manteca VFW Hall ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


City Earns National, State ‘Night Out’ Honors

The City of Oakdale is ranked second for California and 20th in the United States for this summer's National Night Out event.

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


Highest Thanksgiving Gas Prices Since 2014

GasBuddy, the only smartphone app connecting 70 million drivers with their Perfect Pit Stop, has projected that Thanksgiving will see the highest average gas prices ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


Keep Holiday Light Decorating Safe, Efficient, Festive And Fun

Every Thanksgiving, after the turkey has been devoured and families settle down for an evening of parades and football, many people begin to think about ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


Another Night Before Christmas At Sierra Rep

Closing Sierra Repertory Theatre's 2017 Season is a contemporary musical about cynicism, belief, and the real meaning of Christmas. 'Another Night Before Christmas' plays ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


Red Cross: Saving Lives Easier Than Ever

The holidays are known for the giving spirit and a hectic pace. This holiday season, the American Red Cross is sharing three ways to give ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


Turkey Trot, Gobbler Walk Planned For Thanksgiving Day

Modesto Junior College Cross Country Team invites anyone looking for some exercise before their Thanksgiving Day dinner to participate in the 18th Annual Modesto Turkey ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


Soroptimists Help Girls Learn To Dream And Do

Local service organization Soroptimist International of Oakdale hosted 23 girls from seventh through tenth grades at its "Dream It, Be It" conference held in the ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


Office Closed For Holiday

The 122 S. Third Ave., Oakdale, office of The Oakdale Leader, The Riverbank News and The Escalon Times will be closed both Thursday, Nov. 23 ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Festival Of Trees

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


FANCY FEAST

Youngsters at The Learning Tree Preschool in Oakdale enjoyed a Thanksgiving feast recently, practicing for the real deal this week. They enjoyed turkey, mashed potatoes ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


SUCCESSFUL OPERATION

Coordinator for the local effort of Operation Christmas Child, Liz Greenlee, smiles after counting up the packed shoeboxes that will help make the holidays brighter ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


County Clerk Recorder Certifies Vote Totals

Stanislaus County Clerk Recorder and Registrar of Voters Lee Lundrigan announced the Nov. 7, 2017 Consolidated District Election canvass of the vote was completed on ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local News


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