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TEAR IT UP

TEAR IT UP

Work has now started on another street project in town, this one on North Second Avenue between C and E streets. The project will include ...

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Harvest Festival Back At Bloomingcamp Ranch

Harvest Festival Back At Bloomingcamp Ranch

Hay is being set for pumpkins, participants and hay rides as the staff of Bloomingcamp Ranch prepares for its annual Harvest Festival. The event will ...

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Directors Santos, Altieri Fire Back At OID

Directors Santos, Altieri Fire Back At OID

Oakdale Irrigation District board members Linda Santos and Gail Altieri filed statements with Stanislaus County Superior Court earlier this month explaining their actions from a ...

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Do-It-Yourselfer Brings Paint Nights To Downtown

Do-It-Yourselfer Brings Paint Nights To Downtown

 

Earlier this year, Lisa McDaniel-Norris was literally waiting for the next big thing.

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City Council Plans For Airport Future

City Council Plans For Airport Future

In a fast-paced meeting lasting only a half hour on Monday, Sept. 19, the Oakdale City Council heard two reports on the city’s plans ...

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Symbiosis This Weekend

Symbiosis 2016 is coming to town; traffic will be heavy during the next several days as festival goers arrive in town; local motorists are advised ...

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Private Land Areas Open To Hunting Opportunities

Now is your chance to hunt on private property usually off-limits to the public in the Fairfield and Merced areas. The California Department of Fish ...

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Regional Gas Prices Slowly On The Rise

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 5.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.61/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

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Fire Protection District Final Budget Presented

A special meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 27 for final adoption of the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year.

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Crowd Turns Out For International Festival

Crowd Turns Out For International Festival

By MARG JACKSON

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City’s New ‘Western Days’ Fest Kicks Off Sept. 30

City’s New ‘Western Days’ Fest Kicks Off Sept. 30

By RICHARD PALOMA

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Walking With Heart : Local Youth Setting Her Own Pace

Walking With Heart : Local Youth Setting Her Own Pace

By TERESA HAMMOND

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Air District Seeks Student Artwork

Air District Seeks Student Artwork

Do you know a kindergarten through high school student in the San Joaquin Valley with a passion for drawing? Here’s an opportunity to showcase ...

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Community Briefs

Classic Cars Displayed

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Student Wellness Conference Aimed At Central Valley Teens

Stanislaus County Office of Education’s Prevention Programs Department will host the annual “Friend to Friend” Conference on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at the Modesto Centre ...

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Local Car Seat Check Saturday In Riverbank

Local Car Seat Check Saturday In Riverbank

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) and Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) are observing National Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 18 through 24. Throughout the week ...

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Be Alert For Wildlife In Fall Months Ahead

Be Alert For Wildlife In Fall Months Ahead

Caltrans and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) remind motorists to remain alert for wildlife on roadways during Watch Out for Wildlife Week ...

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YES Kids Open Auditions

YES Kids Open Auditions

YES, Youth Entertainment Stage, Kids is seeking students in grades four through eight to be actors, singers, and dancers for Disney’s “My Son Pinocchio ...

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California Outdoors

Packing Out And Measuring Game

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ART ON DISPLAY

ART ON DISPLAY

Modesto Junior College Art Gallery presents Abstract Considerations, an exhibition of the works of artist Matt Rhoades. The display is open to the public through ...

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Posted: Sep. 14, 2016 12:19 p.m. | ART ON DISPLAY Comments 0 Comments
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General Deer Season Opens This Weekend

General Deer Season Opens This Weekend

California’s 2016 general deer season will open in zones B1-B3, B5, B6, C1-C4, D6-D8, X9A, X9B and X12 on Saturday, Sept. 17. The California ...

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Emergency Responders Need Structured Support System

Emergency responders, which includes the police, firefighters and paramedics who are the first to arrive at the scene of an incident, are in the business ...

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New Report Shows UC Merced Making Strides

New Report Shows UC Merced Making Strides

In just its 12th academic year, the University of California, Merced, has been named one of the best public universities in the nation by U ...

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Exchange Students Seek Regional Host Families

Cultural Homestay International (CHI), a non-profit high school organization is looking for volunteer local host families for international high school students, ages 15 to 18 ...

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Area Motorists See Slight Rise In Prices

Area Motorists See Slight Rise In Prices

 

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 5.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.57/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

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Poet’s Corner

Poet’s Corner

My Feelings

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TAKING CHARGE

TAKING CHARGE

Posted: Sep. 21, 2016 10:42 a.m. | TAKING CHARGE Comments 0 Comments
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TAKING CHARGE

TAKING CHARGE

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HONORED HAWKS

HONORED HAWKS

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School Board Highlights District Ag Achievements

School Board Highlights District Ag Achievements

Monday night featured a light agenda as Oakdale Joint Unified conducted the second board meeting of the 2016-17 school year.

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ARTIST AT WORK

ARTIST AT WORK

Aspiring artist and Fair Oaks Elementary sixth grader, Kenadee Martinez recently paid a visit to Apparel Graphics, left, to sign off on the proof of ...

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FOLLOW THE LEADER

FOLLOW THE LEADER

Oakdale Junior High School Associated Student Body officers for the 2016-17 School year are, from left: Tyler Brown, President; Ronal Zucker, Vice President; Ashlynn Leibenson ...

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Poet’s Corner

Poet’s Corner

(Editor’s Note: This week, The Leader brings back a popular regular feature of several years ago, the poetic writings of local students. These poems ...

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FARM FRESH

FARM FRESH

Oakdale students at Sierra View and Cloverland Elementary schools were recently visited by Food 4 Thought, LLC and treated to their Farm to School program ...

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Little School On The Hill Aims At Big Kindness Goal

Little School On The Hill Aims At Big Kindness Goal

The 2016-17 school year promises to be the ‘kind’ that Knights Ferry School students and staff may remember for years to come.

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Oakdale High Class Officers Elected

Oakdale High Class Officers Elected

 

 

Standing both strong and united, Oakdale High School Senior Class officers are ready to get to work for the Class of 2017. Officers include, clockwise ...

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Knights Ferry School Nets $25,000 Education Grant

Knights Ferry School Nets $25,000 Education Grant

To feed the world’s rapidly growing population and tackle many other global challenges, our country’s next generation of leaders will need to be ...

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Posted: Aug. 31, 2016 10:49 a.m. | Knights Ferry School Nets $25,000 Education Grant Comments 0 Comments
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POLICE BEAT

NOTICE: The names and incidents printed in the Police Log are obtained from the daily log of the Oakdale Police Department, which is a public ...

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Posted: Sep. 21, 2016 11:27 a.m. | POLICE BEAT Comments 0 Comments
Police Beat

Police Beat

NOTICE: The names and incidents printed in the Police Log are obtained from the daily log of the Oakdale Police Department, which is a public ...

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Tuolumne Sheriff’s Bust Oakdale Man In Camp Thefts

Tuolumne Sheriff’s Bust Oakdale Man In Camp Thefts

 

The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Department reported that on Saturday, Sept. 10, sheriff’s deputies arrested an Oakdale man in connection to a pair of ...

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Police Beat

Police Beat

NOTICE: The names and incidents printed in the Police Log are obtained from the daily log of the Oakdale Police Department, which is a public ...

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Knights Ferry News

Knights Ferry News

Knights Ferry has a star in the area. Kelly Vermeer Vella was one of four to compete on the reality show “Forged in Fire.” Kelly ...

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Knights Ferry News

Knights Ferry News

At the Knights Ferry School Board meeting 5th grader Austin led the flag pledge. The board approved the Unaudited Actuals, adding a 4-hour Aide, hopefully ...

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Knights Ferry News

Knights Ferry News

Sunday Breakfast was well attended, as was the community yard sale on the tennis court. Lots of good items were for sale.

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Knights Ferry News

Knights Ferry News

Another month gone, getting close to Fall.

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Valley Home News

Valley Home News

A huge thank you to all who supported our Valley Home Community Park fundraiser. It was very successful. Each one of you made it successful ...

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Valley Home News

Valley Home News

A great time in Valley Home ... this Friday, September 16 is our “Park Fundraiser Drive Thru Dinner!” A very special thank you to all who ...

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Valley Home News

Valley Home News

Oakdale High football ... powerful, fast, strong, determined! These are just a few of the words that can be used to describe the 2016 Oakdale High ...

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Valley Home News

Valley Home News

Valley Home Pride ... A heartfelt thank you to each of you who have purchased tickets or donated towards our Community Park Fundraiser. Lots of pride ...

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LOIS SCHACK

LOIS SCHACK

Lois Marie Schack, of Oakdale, CA, passed away September 16, 2016 in Oakdale CA. Visitation will be held at Oakdale Memorial Chapel in Oakdale on ...

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JACQUELINE CAROL (EVANS) FOSTER

JACQUELINE CAROL (EVANS) FOSTER

Jacqueline Carol (Evans) Foster of Oakdale was received by the Lord on August 24, 2016, with family at her bedside. She was born November 26 ...

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GARY LYNN BRESHEARS

GARY LYNN BRESHEARS

Gary Lynn Breshears, 78, passed away on September 8, 2016 surrounded by family. Gary was born in Modesto at Robertson Hospital to Roy and Mearle ...

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PETER ESPINOSA

PETER ESPINOSA

Peter Espinosa went to be with the lord at the age of 88. Peter was born in Oakdale, CA to parents Marcos and Isabel Espinosa ...

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CAROL SUE CONLEY

CAROL SUE CONLEY

Carol died peacefully at home with her husband at her side; and her family had lovingly said their good byes.  Sue, as her husband always ...

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DELBERT EDWARD DEQUINE

DELBERT EDWARD DEQUINE

Mr. Delbert Edward Dequine (Del) was born in San Francisco, CA. From there his family moved to Marysville, CA where he lived until the age ...

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DENNIS (BUD) JONES

DENNIS (BUD) JONES

Dennis E. Jones of Oakdale passed away Aug 29, 2016 in Oakdale. Dennis was a 42 year resident of Oakdale Ca. He was a sergeant ...

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RAYMOND HINDLEY

RAYMOND HINDLEY

Raymond Hindley, born May 26, 1949 in Leigh, England. Passed away July 17, 2016 in Oakdale, CA A mechanic at heart, he could take apart ...

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RYAN CRAWFORD RUSSELL

RYAN CRAWFORD RUSSELL

Ryan passed away suddenly on August 1 at the age of 44. He was surrounded by family and friends in his hospital room saying their ...

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MARY ROSE FELIX

MARY ROSE FELIX

Mary Rose Felix, born April 28, 1941 passed away August 3, 2016. She went to be with our Lord and Savior on August 3, 2016 ...

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