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Local Business Owner Arrested For Sexual Assault

Local Business Owner Arrested For Sexual Assault

 

The owner of an Oakdale pizza restaurant that recently closed its doors was arrested on Monday, Oct. 20 for a sexual assault incident that occurred at the establishment in September.

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Congressman Connects With Small Business Owners On Tax Burden

Congressman Connects With Small Business Owners On Tax Burden

 

U.S. Congressman Jeff Denham joined local small business owners at the Modesto Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, Oct. 14 to discuss how the health insurance tax, or HIT, is impacting their businesses and employees.

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App Threat Prompts Police Response AT OHS

App Threat Prompts Police Response AT OHS

 

A social app posting of a vague threat led to a police presence at Oakdale High School on Friday, Oct. 17.

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Oakdale’s Burke Corrals Pennant-Clinching Blast

 

The most dramatic hit in the era of the modern day San Francisco Giants – a three-run, pennant clinching blast off the bat of journeyman Travis Ishikawa – landed in the hands of Oakdale’s Frank Burke.

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Mountain Lion Confirmed In East Oakdale

Mountain Lion Confirmed In East Oakdale

 

California Fish and Game authorities confirmed the existence of a mountain lion prowling the area of Oakdale, east of the city limits.

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Relay Season Starts Up

Oakdale Relay For Life 2015 is on the schedule and the official ‘kickoff’ event is set for Thursday, Oct. 16.

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Posted: Oct. 14, 2014 7:09 p.m. | Updated: Oct. 15, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Relay Season Starts Up Comments 0 Comments
Gusty Winds Prompt Health Caution

Gusty Winds Prompt Health Caution

 

Blowing dust as a result of developing gusty winds has prompted local air pollution officials to issue a health cautionary statement for Tuesday in the following areas of the air basin: San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and the Valley portion of Kern counties.

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Rim Fire Program Focuses On Recovery

 

The new Stanislaus National Forest Supervisor Jeanne Higgins will be a special guest featured at a free community lecture on Rim Fire recovery efforts Thursday, Oct. 16.

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Airport Appreciation: High Flying Success

Airport Appreciation: High Flying Success

 

Clear skies and sunshine was the forecast on Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Oakdale Airport, which was picture perfect weather for a day of flying and being outdoors.

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Posted: Oct. 07, 2014 6:09 p.m. | Updated: Oct. 08, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Airport Appreciation: High Flying Success Comments 0 Comments
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Council Approves Capital Improvements

Council Approves Capital Improvements

 

 

Oakdale City Manager Bryan Whitemyer will be busy in the next few months approving work contracts and signing purchase orders for more than a half dozen city capital improvements that involve either construction or equipment acquisitions for the City of Oakdale.

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Posted: Oct. 07, 2014 6:10 p.m. | Updated: Oct. 08, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Council Approves Capital Improvements Comments 0 Comments
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Open House Oct. 7 In Oakdale

 

Fire Prevention Week is being observed Oct. 5 through the 11 in Oakdale and part of the celebration will allow the community to get to know their local firefighters.

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Roadwork 120

 

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will be paving on State Route 120 (SR-120) from Maag Avenue to Lancaster Road. Work will occur as follows: One-way traffic control from Maag Avenue to Stearns Road began on Sunday, Oct. 5 and will continue through Friday, Oct. 10 from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m.; The #2 (right) lane and right shoulder on westbound SR-120 from Maag Avenue to Johnson Avenue closed Monday, Oct. 6 through today, Wednesday, Oct. 8 from 5 a.m. to 3p.m.; The #1 (left) and right shoulder on eastbound and westbound SR-120 from Stearns Road ...

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Posted: Oct. 06, 2014 5:59 p.m. | Updated: Oct. 06, 2014 5:59 p.m. | Roadwork 120 Comments 0 Comments
Accused Shooter Surrenders To Police

Accused Shooter Surrenders To Police

 

The man wanted for the Saturday morning shooting of a 24-year-old Oakdale man that resulted in a 12-hour SWAT action closing a portion of East H Street was arrested Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 30.

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Denham Plans Local Mobile Office Hours

 

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) has announced Mobile District Office Hours for the month of October. Local stops are planned in this area. Mobile District Office Hours are an opportunity for 10th district residents to meet with the congressman and staff to hear more about his work in Washington, D.C. and the Central Valley, have their questions answered or get help with specific casework.

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Tastes Of The Valley Showcased At Gathering

Tastes Of The Valley Showcased At Gathering

 

The 12th annual “Tastes of the Valley,” a wine and cheese affair presented by the CSU Stanislaus Agricultural Studies Department and Friends of the Fair Foundation will be this Thursday, Oct 2, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds in Turlock.

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Flights Soaring At Oakdale Airport

Flights Soaring At Oakdale Airport

Fly into action, entertainment and fun at the Oakdale Airport Appreciation Day on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The WWII B-25 Bomber will arrive at the airport at 10 a.m. and be on display until 2 p.m. along with an assortment of other aircraft, cars, food and plenty of activities for the kids.

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Posted: Sep. 30, 2014 6:43 p.m. | Updated: Oct. 01, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Flights Soaring At Oakdale Airport Comments 0 Comments
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Shooting Leads To 12-Hour SWAT Standoff

Shooting Leads To 12-Hour SWAT Standoff

 

A late night shooting that sent one man to the hospital resulted in a 12-hour police standoff with SWAT officers at an East H Street residence on Saturday, Sept. 27.

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OHS S-Club Awarded For Spirit

OHS S-Club Awarded For Spirit

 

On a beautiful autumn afternoon just as school let out, Oakdale Mayor Pat Paul presented a plaque of appreciation to the Oakdale High School S-Club at Mustang Circle during a club gathering on Thursday, Sept. 25. The club was recognized by the city for its continued maintenance and upkeep of Mustang Circle.

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Fair’s Tastes Of The Valley Approaches

Fair’s Tastes Of The Valley Approaches

 

The 12th annual “Tastes of the Valley,” a wine and cheese affair presented by the CSU Stanislaus Agricultural Studies Department and Friends of the Fair Foundation will be this Thursday, Oct 2, from 6 to 9 p.m., at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds.

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Early Morning Crash Results In DUI And Pot Grow Discovery

Early Morning Crash Results In DUI And Pot Grow Discovery

 

A single vehicle accident into a sideyard fence resulted in the arrest of the driver for DUI, but also revealed a backyard marijuana grow on Eucalyptus Avenue.

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Board Of Equalization Clarifies Tax Exemption

Members of the California State Board of Equalization approved the publication of amendments to a regulation that will clarify hydroponic farmers may qualify for sales and use tax exemptions. The Board action was taken during its meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 23.

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Touchdown For Hershey Building

Touchdown For Hershey Building

 

The City of Oakdale named Touchdown Realty as the commercial Realtor that would list for sale or lease the Hershey Building at 120 S. Sierra Ave., Oakdale. City Manager Bryan Whitemyer announced the selection at the Monday, Sept. 15 council meeting.

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Police Ink Newman Dispatch Contract

Police Ink Newman Dispatch Contract

In a move that aids the Oakdale Police Department with increased staffing in its communications center, Chief Lester Jenkins announced the city will pursue providing dispatch services for the Newman Police Department.

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Posted: Sep. 23, 2014 5:26 p.m. | Updated: Sep. 24, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Police Ink Newman Dispatch Contract Comments 0 Comments
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Conflict Of Interest? - Questions Surround Fire Counsel

Conflict Of Interest? - Questions Surround Fire Counsel

Attorney William D. Ross represents the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire District. Ross was also the district legal counsel for the Oakdale Rural Fire Protection District. So when the two entities met to draw up agreements, such as merger plans from earlier this year, the question has been asked if Ross had a conflict of interest and could adequately provide legal advice and represent the legal concerns of both sides.

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Posted: Sep. 23, 2014 5:29 p.m. | Updated: Sep. 24, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Conflict Of Interest? - Questions Surround Fire Counsel Comments 1 Comment
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State’s Cleanup Day Yields Tons Of Trash

 

Californians turned out by the tens of thousands on Sept. 20 to lend their hands in support of clean beaches and inland waterways at the 30th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day. They scoured beaches and inland waterways, picking up trash and debris at over 850 sites in 55 of California’s 58 counties, gathering hundreds of tons of trash during Saturday morning’s three-hour event. These volunteers took part in the California Coastal Commission’s Coastal Cleanup Day, the state’s largest volunteer event. Beach, inland waterway, and community cleanups took place up and down the California coast, from Mexico ...

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Scholarship Nets $10,000 For Pabalan

Oakdale High School senior Rachelle Pabalan has kicked off the ‘scholarship season’ of the 2014-15 school year with her recent earning of a $10,000 Scholarship from Nordstrom. The high school senior was surprised by a check presentation, as well as a new Mac Book Air during her 6th period class on Monday.

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Posted: Oct. 14, 2014 7:02 p.m. | Updated: Oct. 15, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Scholarship Nets $10,000 For Pabalan Comments 0 Comments

Student Expulsions Approved

Oakdale Joint Unified School District’s Monday night meeting began with a closed session, and Superintendent Marc Malone addressed those on hand for the public portion of the meeting, confirming the expulsion of two OJUSD students had been approved by the board at that closed session.

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The Black And White Of Cyber Bullying

In a day and age of social media, smart phones, cell phones and instant accessibility, students and parents alike may need to be more aware of the messages and words they choose to share.

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Posted: Oct. 07, 2014 6:05 p.m. | Updated: Oct. 08, 2014 1:00 a.m. | The Black And White Of Cyber Bullying Comments 0 Comments
Chalk One Up - Playground Project Needs Volunteers

Chalk One Up - Playground Project Needs Volunteers

For the artist at heart or a community group looking for a way to leave their mark, Cloverland Elementary School may have just the project to fit that need. This Friday, Oct. 3 at 3 p.m. work will begin on the Holistic Playground project.

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Posted: Sep. 30, 2014 6:42 p.m. | Updated: Oct. 01, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Chalk One Up - Playground Project Needs Volunteers Comments 0 Comments
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Mustang Homecoming Seasoned For Success

Mustang Homecoming Seasoned For Success

Downtown windows have been painted, dresses and top hats purchased, floats planned. This can only mean one thing for the City of Oakdale … Homecoming Week has arrived.

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Posted: Sep. 30, 2014 6:44 p.m. | Updated: Oct. 01, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Mustang Homecoming Seasoned For Success Comments 0 Comments
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Chromebooks Reach Oakdale Classrooms

Chromebooks Reach Oakdale Classrooms

The word ‘lab’ is taking on a new definition this 2014-15 school year in Oakdale schools.

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Posted: Sep. 23, 2014 5:23 p.m. | Updated: Sep. 24, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Chromebooks Reach Oakdale Classrooms Comments 0 Comments
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Ready To Roll - Bus Drivers Focus On Safety First

Ready To Roll - Bus Drivers Focus On Safety First

The saying goes, “there is no rest for the weary” and that just might be the case in the ‘Land of the Bus Yard’ at the east end of Oakdale.

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Posted: Sep. 23, 2014 5:41 p.m. | Updated: Sep. 24, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Ready To Roll - Bus Drivers Focus On Safety First Comments 0 Comments
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OHS Welcomes Newest Vice Principal

OHS Welcomes Newest Vice Principal

The 2014-15 school year has gotten off to a quick start for newly appointed Oakdale High School Vice-Principal of Supervision and Attendance, Jim Lake. The recently appointed VP has just a little over three weeks under his Administrator belt with Oakdale Joint Unified School District but he has found settling in anything but difficult.

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Multi-Year Plan - Board Reviews School Strategy

Multi-Year Plan - Board Reviews School Strategy

Oakdale City Council Chambers held more residents than usual on Monday night, as the Oakdale Joint Unified School District conducted its second board meeting for the 2014-15 school year.

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Student Representative Pabalan Prepared For Transition

Student Representative Pabalan Prepared For Transition

Next Monday, Sept. 8 Oakdale High School senior Rachelle Pabalan will settle into yet one more seat of responsibility. Pabalan will be in attendance at her second Oakdale Joint Unified School Board meeting. The 2014-15 Student School Board Representative (sworn in at the Aug. 11 session) is ready to add one more feather to her ever-flourishing cap.

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The Apple’s Core - Schools Take A Bite Out Of First Phase

The Apple’s Core - Schools Take A Bite Out Of First Phase

The 2014-15 school year marks a critical turning point for Oakdale Joint Unified School District administrators, teachers and most importantly, students. Effective this school year all school sites will be adopting a new math curriculum in keeping with the national Common Core State Standards.

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Posted: Aug. 26, 2014 4:31 p.m. | Updated: Aug. 27, 2014 1:00 a.m. | The Apple’s Core - Schools Take A Bite Out Of First Phase Comments 0 Comments
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Coyotes Howl Over Birthday

Coyotes Howl Over Birthday

It was a decade ago that the Oakdale Joint Unified School District welcomed its newest campus in over 50 years. In August 2005 Sierra View Elementary School greeted its first 700-plus students.

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Posted: Aug. 26, 2014 4:43 p.m. | Updated: Aug. 27, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Coyotes Howl Over Birthday Comments 0 Comments
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Burglary Investigation Nets Arrests

 

Investigation into a local burglary in Escalon led local police officers to nearby Oakdale over the weekend, where they made three arrests.

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12-Hour Ordeal - Shooting Leads To SWAT Standoff

12-Hour Ordeal - Shooting Leads To SWAT Standoff

A late night shooting that sent one man to the hospital resulted in a 12-hour police standoff with SWAT officers at an East H Street residence on Saturday, Sept. 27.

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Murder Suspect Now In Jail

Murder Suspect Now In Jail

Stanislaus Sheriff’s investigators announced a Riverbank man wanted in connection with a homicide last month that left a 59-year-old man dead was arrested Wednesday night, Sept. 10 in Turlock.

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Posted: Sep. 16, 2014 6:01 p.m. | Updated: Sep. 17, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Murder Suspect Now In Jail Comments 0 Comments
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Police Investigate Infant Overdose

Oakdale Police are investigating the circumstances that sent a nine-month old female to the hospital due to an opiate overdose in the early morning hours on Thursday, Sept. 4. The infant is recovering in a Madera hospital.

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Two Arrested In Theft Of Dead Man’s Assets

Two Arrested In Theft Of Dead Man’s Assets

A coroner’s investigation into the next of kin for a deceased homeless man led detectives to discover that $18,000 had been taken from the dead man’s bank account the day after his death.

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Posted: Sep. 02, 2014 5:53 p.m. | Updated: Sep. 03, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Two Arrested In Theft Of Dead Man’s Assets Comments 0 Comments
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Knights Ferry News Week of October 15, 2014

Sunday night thieves broke in to the outside post office boxes and stole some mail before they were chased off. Be on the lookout.

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Knights Ferry News Week of October 8, 2014

Birthday greetings for the month of October go out to: Jim Boyer, Carol Davis, Bev Noe, Dick Muniain, Lisa Dolling, Glenda Maisel, Natalie Albarico, Kody Simons, Nathaniel Van Ryn, Mike Ohe, Lis Whalen, Julia Nilsson, Alec Ray, Lisa Fogarty, Andrew Schlegel, Austin Page, Ivan Garcia, Faviola Garcia, Dusty Hobbs, Lenin Palafox, Bailey Stepp, Merna Jergentz and Nicolas Gonzalez.

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Posted: Oct. 07, 2014 6:32 p.m. | Updated: Oct. 08, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Knights Ferry News Week of October 8, 2014 Comments 0 Comments

Knights Ferry News Week of October 1, 2014

Knights Ferry Community Club will meet tomorrow, Thursday, October 2nd at 7:00 p.m. in the clubhouse. It is a dessert meeting. Speakers will be from Oakdale Rural Fire Department and Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Department. Please plan to attend.

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Knights Ferry News Week of September 24, 2014

At the meeting of the Knights Ferry History and Museum Associates the gutter situation was discussed. New gutters will be installed in October by Byers Leaf Guard Gutters, ending the clogging and cleaning mess. Also discussed was the availability of the little room by the Ice Cream Parlor. The Voortmans will submit a plan to rent the space as an information center for Knights Ferry.

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Knights Ferry News Week of September 17, 2014

Birthday greetings for the month of September go out to: Sasha Sinkevich, Grant Wright, Mike Wright, Sally Goehring, Luke Bell, Kelli Sinkevich, Lynn Duckworth, Phillip Frymire, Breanna Banks, Evelyn Frias, Cassandra Padilla, Michel Griesner, Ken Raven, Alex Naccarato, Will Haskell-Kelly, Cheryl Griffiths, Nikita Sinkevich, Christine Fortuny, Jonna Ohe, Troy Peterson, James Peterson, Marcada Baker, Madison Willis, Jim Mangante, Joshua Reese, Mason O’Neil, Leta Lutz, Tristan Voortman and Holly Conde.

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Posted: Sep. 16, 2014 4:44 p.m. | Updated: Sep. 17, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Knights Ferry News Week of September 17, 2014 Comments 0 Comments

Knights Ferry News Week of September 10, 2014

Your reporter went out to the backyard to see what the cat was looking at in the iris clump. As I got closer I heard the rattle then saw the rattlesnake. I shooed the cat away, got the dogs in the house, yelled SNAKE-SNAKE to Lee and grabbed a shovel, all in about 10 seconds! I jumped up in the flowerbed and pinned the snake between the iris rhizomes and the railroad tie. Lee arrived as I severed the snake into three parts! It had three buttons. I wonder if it was the same snake that was out front? Are ...

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Knights Ferry News Week of September 3, 2014

The Odd Fellows are going to have a Cribbage tournament on September 20th at their hall on Main Street. There is a $25 entry fee. Food and drinks will be available. Watch this column for more information.

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Knights Ferry News Week of August 27, 2014

Knights Ferry School got off to an interesting start - two days without school because of the water main break in town. The pipe was by the new bridge and the Community Service District helped dig up the pipe and replace it. County health officials put a boil your tap water before drinking in place for two days. All the town restaurants had to close until the water passed the health department’s tests. By Friday all was back to normal.

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Valley Home News Week of October 15, 2014

Our Oakdale High Football team was well represented this past Saturday at Levi’s Stadium! Mustang colors dominated the crowd with the opposing colors of Buffalo green being not so dominant. The game was a thriller with our Mustangs coming out on top. Our cheerleaders and football players were brilliant and represented our area with tremendous pride and hard work. Go Mustangs!

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Valley Home News Week of October 8, 2014

Our fall scarecrow contest is off to a great start ... remember all entry forms must be turned in by this Friday, October 10th! If you do not have an entry form and would like to enter call Cooper Bartholomew at 209-985-5233. Prizes will be awarded at our annual Valley Home School Harvest Festival on October 25th. Scarecrows will be judged on October 18th and must be visible from the road. Special thanks to all of you who are building scarecrows and keeping our fall traditions alive in Valley Home!

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Valley Home News Week of October 1, 2014

With fall upon us, it is time to share one of our most delightful happenings here in Valley Home. Our annual fall scarecrow contest starts October 1st. This contest is a great way to enjoy our beautiful fall season and have some fun with friendly competition. Scarecrows will be judged in 4 categories: 1. Western; 2. Funny; 3. Family; 4. Garden Protector. Entries can be picked up from the General Store, Valley Home School or by calling Cooper Bartholomew at 985-5233 or coming by Cooper's house at 12501 Valley Home Road. Entries can be turned in at these same ...

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Valley Home News Week of September 24, 2014

It’s not too early to mark your calendars for October 25th. That is when our Valley Home School will host their annual Fall Harvest Festival! The festival is an important fundraiser for the school and all proceeds directly benefit our Valley Home students. There will be a huge silent auction, giant pumpkin contest, scarecrow contest, pumpkin patch, delicious food, pies, games, and tons of other exciting fun. More details to come over the next few weeks.

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Valley Home News Week of September 17, 2014

Last week we stopped what we were doing to remember those lives lost on September 11, 2001. A horrible tragedy that changed our world forever. Words cannot express the sadness and overwhelming anger that touched each one of us during one of our country’s darkest hours. We cannot change the events of that day, but we can remember those lost and the many public servants who died trying to save them. The date that marks this sad day has passed and as we look toward a brighter future, we honor those who continue to serve our nation’s people ...

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Valley Home News Week of September 10, 2014

The dreaded picture... When I started writing this column over a year ago, I really, really did not want a picture of myself printed! I’ve always enjoyed reading the other columns in The Leader and appreciated the pictures that went along with them. It gives readers a chance to associate names with faces... I guess that I just was not sure a picture could be taken that wouldn’t make my family and friends run for the hills! Even after Oakdale Leader Editor Marg Jackson asked my daughter to send a picture of me in for the column, it ...

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Valley Home News Week of September 3, 2014

News from school...September is a busy month for Valley Home School. Excitement is in the air as students prepare for volleyball and football season. It’s a sure sign fall is just around the corner when you see these student athletes practicing and sharpening their skills! This year Valley Home School Parent Teacher Club is purchasing all new uniforms for our athletes. What a great way to show how proud we are of our students! We would like to invite our community to come to the games and support your Valley Home kids. Their games will be held of ...

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Valley Home News Week of August 27, 2014

Don’t forget that St. John’s/St. Luke’s Church will be having a yard sale, bake sale, and enchilada sale on Friday, August 29 and Saturday, August 30 at the Church, 8 a.m. on Friday and 7 a.m. on Saturday. There will be a limited number of frozen pies, and enchiladas sell for 1/2 dozen for $15.00. Come and support their well fund and take advantage of this opportunity to support the Valley Home community!

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Gerald M. Armstrong

Gerald M. Armstrong

Gerald M. Armstrong was born in Williston, North Dakota on December 11, 1939, he passed away on September 30, 2014.  He lived in Oakdale for 73 years.  Gerald, worked for Hershey Foods for 33 years, retired in 1999. He then park hosted at Jacob Meyers Park in Riverbank, Ca.

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Raymond Robert Cullum (Baggie)

Raymond Robert Cullum (Baggie)

Raymond Robert Cullum (Baggie) was born in San Francisco to the late Glenn & Delores Cullum.

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Sheila (Ayers) Arellano

Sheila (Ayers) Arellano

Sheila (Ayers) Arellano passed of natural causes on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 in Modesto, CA at the age of 85 years.

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Irmgard Hertlein Divine

Irmgard Hertlein Divine

At the age of 95, Irmgard Hertlein Divine passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by loved ones.  Irm had soft blue eyes and an inquisitive mind and she will be missed by all those she touched in her long and productive life.  She was an excellent listener and generous with her encouragement and support.  With a true spirt of service to others, she was active in boy scouts, girl scouts, PTA, her church, civil and social groups in addition to the years she worked as a nurse for the Army, for Headstart, and for Hospice.  She was instrumental in ...

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Barbara Jean Clipper

Barbara Jean Clipper

Barbara passed away on September 27th at Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, California after a short illness, surrounded by family.

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Alice Belle Day Wohlfrom

Alice Belle Day Wohlfrom

7/11/1923-9/30/2014

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Jack William Hartley

Jack William Hartley

Jack William Hartley, 88, passed away in his home on Monday, September 22, 2014, surrounded by his family, just one year after he lost his cherished wife of 65 years, Donna Hartley. He was born on November 21, 1925, the fourth child of Russell E. and Mabel Hartley of Oakdale.

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Oleta Faye Petrey “Nana”

Oleta Faye Petrey “Nana”

Oleta Faye Petrey “Nana” let go of her family’s hands, and grabbed her late husband  Arthur’s right hand and God’s left hand, as she ascended into Heaven on September 24, 2014 at the home of her Daughter and Son-in-Law in East Oakdale.         Nana was born on September 10, 1933 in Trenton, Missouri to Goldie Faye McAtee and George Polley. She was pre-deceased by Her Loving Husband Arthur Petrey Jr. just two weeks before their 62nd Anniversary.  She was also pre-deceased by her sister Eva Dean Reeves and both her parents.

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Barbara Jean Clipper

In Loving Memory of Barbara Jean Clipper

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Edith Viola Silva “Tootie”

Edith Viola Silva “Tootie”

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Lawrence Edward Frisk

Lawrence Edward Frisk

Lawrence Edward Frisk, 81, of Waterford passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014.

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Walter (Bud) Iermini

Walter (Bud) Iermini, 86, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 surrounded by family.

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Anthony (Tony) L. Mello

Anthony (Tony) L. Mello

Anthony (Tony) L. Mello, 81, died Aug. 27, 2014surrounded by his family at home.

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James Lavernon Over

James Lavernon Over

James Lavernon Over, 73, of Riverbank passed away on Sept.3, 2014 from a long fight with cancer. Two of his children, Donovan and Audrina were by his side, as well as their mother Wendy.

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Mildred Jeanne Wharff

Mildred Jeanne Wharff

Mildred Jeanne Wharff, 83, of Oakdale, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by family on Sept. 15, 2014.

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Posted: Sep. 23, 2014 5:47 p.m. | Updated: Sep. 24, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Mildred Jeanne Wharff Comments 0 Comments
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