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Record Attendance For Chamber Awards

It was a night of humble tears, joyous laughter, and appreciative smiles on Friday, Jan. 15 as the 64th annual Oakdale Chamber of Commerce awards dinner boasted record ticket sales and the community braved the chilly weather to celebrate and honor the community's best.

January 20, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Local Blood Drive Aids Two Firefighters

Rain, wind and less than desirable road conditions were not enough to keep people away from, of all things, donating blood.

January 20, 2010 | | Local News


Service Day: Volunteers Clean Up Community Garden

It was cold and wet, windy and dismal but the weather didn't dissuade a handful of people from participating in the first - and hopefully annual - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of community service on Monday, Jan. 18 at the Oakdale Community Garden and adjoining hiking trail on the north side of the city.

January 20, 2010 | | Local News


Oakdale Teen Reaching Goals, Dreams

He joined the Cub Scouts when he was eight years old and worked his way up through the ranks, earning merit badges and, according to his mom, maturing and learning to stretch and grow beyond his comfort zone.

January 13, 2010 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Piece Of Cake: 107 Just Another Number For Piccetti

Monday, January 4 was not just another Monday at the Gladys Lemmons Senior Center. It was a day, which marked the 107th birthday of Oakdale resident Vera Piccetti.

January 13, 2010 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Chamber Names Heath As Lifetime Achiever

This year's Lifetime Achievement Award recipient - MaryAnne Heath - will be recognized with the honor at the upcoming annual awards dinner put on by the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce. The dinner will be Friday, Jan. 15 at the Gene Bianchi Community Center.

January 13, 2010 | Frank Clark Special To The Leader | Local News


New Sludge Spreading Permit Sought

The Stanislaus County Department of Environmental Resources will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 20 at the Gene Bianchi Community Center, 110 So. Second Ave., Oakdale to consider a request to issue a Stanislaus County Food Processing By-product Use permit to JND Thomas Co., Inc. for the land application of food processing by-products.

January 13, 2010 | | Local News


OID Considers Drilling Deep Wells

The Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors is seriously considering the prospect of drilling several deep wells for a variety of reasons including adding to water reliability, water sales confidence, but especially because there is concern about state legislation on the horizon that may put restrictions and regulations on drilling wells to tap groundwater.

January 06, 2010 | Dawn M. Henley | Local News


Top Businesses In Running For Honors

Doing business in today's economy certainly has its challenges, but several in the Oakdale area managed to shine brightly in 2009. The following are nominees for the Business of the Year honor, to be presented by the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce at its awards night on Friday, Jan. 15.

January 06, 2010 | | Local News


2009 Year In Review - July To December

State budget woes affected the schools and the city, resulting in job losses and cuts across the board. The schools and the city heard concerns about student safety in the town's crosswalks. New people captured seats on the irrigation district and school district boards. The irrigation district gave farmers a full rebate on water taxes. Spreading Con Agra's pond sediment became a concern for citizens. Swine Flu (H1N1) took the life of a local. It snowed in Oakdale.

January 06, 2010 | | Local News


Chamber Announces Award Nominees

Each year the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce honors members of the community for Citizen of the Year, Junior Achievement, Community Service, Business of the Year and Lifetime Achievement. The purpose of these awards is to honor individuals, organizations and businesses who have worked unselfishly to improve our Oakdale community and help others. Mary Ann Heath was named the Lifetime Achievement recipient for 2009. The awards night will be held at the Gene Bianchi Community Center, Friday, Jan. 15, 2010 at 6 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce for $30 per person. Seating is ...

December 30, 2009 | | Local News


Vernon Gladney Retires From OPD

The Oakdale Police Department is retiring a man whose character speaks for itself. For the past 30 years, Lt. Vernon Gladney has personified integrity, honesty, and compassion and he has brought those personal values to everything he does, whether he's wearing the uniform, working with his church, or helping out a friend.

December 30, 2009 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Toy Drive Delights 500 Children

For 500 local children Christmas Day was not without dolls, trucks, and Legos as the first ever police department sponsored toy drive not only delivered the goods, but the smiles as the community rallied to donate bins of new toys for the cause spearheaded by Senior Outreach Coordinator Ann Farmer.

December 30, 2009 | Kim Van Meter | Local News


Year In Review: A Look Back At 2009

Budget issues, training for - and the ultimate arrival of - the swine flu, success for Oakdale academic decathletes, all made headlines in the local area for the year 2009. This week, we start our review of the year gone by, with stories taken from the front pages of The Leader, showcasing January through June in part one of the year in review.

December 30, 2009 | | Local News


Cowboy Legend Sousa Passes

Oakdale has lost one of its all-time great cowboy ambassadors.

December 23, 2009 | | Local News


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Dairy Producers Begin Search For Royalty

The local dairy industry is now accepting applications from young women wishing to compete for the District 6 Dairy Princess crown.

April 04, 2018 | | Local News


Orange Blossom 4-H Members Bring Home The Gold

By MOLLY TERPSTRA

April 04, 2018 | | Local News


Oakdale Lions Club Shares History In Anniversary Year

By DAMON WOODS

April 04, 2018 | | Local News


Library Corner

Preschool Story Time and Wiggle Worms will be off-session in April. They will resume in May, 2018.

April 04, 2018 | | Local News


Oakdale Police Corral Would-Be Horse Thieves

Two men were arrested on Saturday morning, March 31, caught in the act of stealing horses.

April 04, 2018 | | Local News


Foster Farms Prevails In Fraud Court Case

Carlos Maldonado Romero, 49, alleged an industrial injury to his mid and low back while working as a dairy milker for Foster Dairy Farms dba ...

April 04, 2018 | | Local News


Vouchers Available At Petco

Striving to find forever homes for furry friends and preventing unplanned litters in Riverbank and Oakdale is the goal for the Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance ...

April 04, 2018 | | Local News


Delta Job Fair Scheduled April 5

San Joaquin Delta College is launching what officials hope will be a series of modern job fairs at which attendees not only learn about some ...

April 04, 2018 | | Local News


VIP TOUR

Congressman Jeff Denham, who represents this area in the 10th Congressional District, made a brief stop in Oakdale on Friday afternoon, March 23 for a ...

March 28, 2018 | | Local News


EGG HUNTING TIME

This familiar scene will play out again on Saturday, March 31 at Kerr Park, at the end of North Stearns Road, as the Kiwanis Club ...

March 28, 2018 | | Local News


Bloomingcamp Ranch Gets Ready For Rodeo

Lloyd Stueve loves sharing his passion for wagons. Horse drawn wagons, to be a little more specific.

March 28, 2018 | | Local News


Women’s Club Slates Session

The Oakdale Women's Club meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 3 from noon to 2 p.m., promises to be a 'Hop-pening good time ...

March 28, 2018 | | Local News


Community Briefs

Artwork Sought For Show

March 28, 2018 | | Local News


Author Captures Family History In Books

Andrew Rico wrote the books for his grandchildren.

March 28, 2018 | | Local News


Foothill Horizons Hosts April 7 Open House

Foothill Horizons Outdoor School will host an Open House on Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at their Sonora ...

March 28, 2018 | | Local News


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