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Community Corner - Introducing The MOPS Group

I joined MOPS, Mothers of Preschoolers, last year as a participant. At the urging of my friend and the fearless leader of the group, Tracy Mota, I decided to devote two mornings a month to myself. So on the first and third Thursday of every month, I go to River Oak Grace Church in Oakdale for fun, fellowship and really great food.

April 18, 2012 | Erin Pearson | Local Columns

Editor’s Notebook - Just Take A Minute

If there's one thing I've learned over the years in this business, it's that the 'story behind the story' is often the more interesting to tell.

April 04, 2012 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns

Marg-Ins - Awash In Memories

For those of you who wanted rain, looks like you got your way.

March 28, 2012 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns

Community Corner - Museum, Rodeo Part Of Area History

Rodeo time in Oakdale is also anniversary time at the Oakdale Cowboy Museum. It was the second week in April 1996, when Chamber of Commerce staff and volunteers invited merchants, and members of our community to celebrate the grand opening of the Museum by hosting a Chamber Rodeo Mixer. After all it was during a planning meeting of the Chamber Board of Directors that the idea to create an institution that would celebrate our unique western history was born. The City of Oakdale agreed to lease 500 square feet of space in the historic Southern Pacific Railroad Building to hold ...

March 21, 2012 | Christie Camarillo Oakdale Cowboy Museum | Local Columns

Mommy Musings - Roles In Friendship

I love learning.

March 14, 2012 | Teresa Hammond | Local Columns

Technological Wonders

There's really no question in my mind that computers are smarter than we are. Well, perhaps I should speak only for myself. My computer is smarter than me. And just when I think I have it figured out, something else changes and the learning curve starts all over again.

March 07, 2012 | | Local Columns

Ramblings - Save Us From Telephone Solicitors

May the Good Lord preserve and keep us from telephone solicitors - please.

February 29, 2012 | John Branch | Local Columns

Mommy Musings - Bye-Bye Winter?

I think I missed winter.

February 15, 2012 | Teresa Hammond | Local Columns

Dawn's Column - The Newlywed Word

Are we still newlyweds?"

February 08, 2012 | Dawn M. Henley | Local Columns

Marg-Ins - Full Speed Ahead

Time just has a way of sneaking up on you.

February 01, 2012 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns

Stuff N' Nonsense - Delving Into A Dangerous Place

Recently, I turned in the rough draft of my 18th novel to my publisher. Initially, there's always a sense of exhilaration that I completed this monstrous creative task but after the high fades, I'm swamped by feelings of loss.

January 25, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local Columns

The Reluctant Columnist - Here’s To Our Health

Fitness seems to a reoccurring theme in my life lately. Our group of newspapers, Oakdale, Riverbank and Escalon, has decided to introduce a monthly health and fitness section, which means I will be writing health and fitness stories at least once a month. Our office is also participating in a 100 miles in 100 days challenge, so I have been trying to walk or bike at least a mile a day. Add in all of the New Year's resolution talk, and I've had just about all the fitness I can stand.

January 18, 2012 | Andrea Goodwin | Local Columns

Kimberly's Book Reviews

DeletSpecial Agent's Perfect Cover

January 18, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local Columns

Editor’s Notebook - Changes For The Better Slated In 2012

As we ease in to the New Year, some changes 'are afoot' for The Oakdale Leader and its companion papers, The Escalon Times and The Riverbank News.

January 18, 2012 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns

Dawn's Column - Step Away From The Chips

After some discussion and observation, it seems to me that most people make New Year's resolutions that are related to better health. They usually go something like this: join the gym, lose weight, stop smoking, cut back on the beer, and so on.

January 11, 2012 | Dawn M. Henley | Local Columns

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California Commentary

Goblins And Gobs Of Tax Hikes

October 17, 2016 | | Local Columns

More On Medicare

Get Free Help

October 17, 2016 | | Local Columns

Money Management

Five Key Financial Planning Questions for Women

October 10, 2016 | | Local Columns

A Misaligned Universe

While this column is about the upcoming Presidential Election, I'm going to do my best to put personal politics aside, not to stress favor ...

October 05, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local Columns

Small Town Americana

There's really nothing quite like Homecoming. It's a celebration that just screams small town U.S.A. and you can almost hear the ...

October 04, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns

More On Medicare

Time To Review

September 26, 2016 | | Local Columns


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