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Amtrak Train Hits And Kills Pedestrian

Amtrak Train Hits And Kills Pedestrian

 

Riverbank Police and Emergency crews responded to a report of a pedestrian struck by an Amtrak train around 9:13 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 31 near the area of Terminal Avenue and Claribel Road.

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CAL FIRE Offers Halloween Safety Tips

CAL FIRE Offers Halloween Safety Tips

Costumes, jack-‘o-lanterns, haunted houses and scary ghost stories mark this time of year as all kids of all ages enjoy the spirit of Halloween. But if precautions aren’t taken, scary things can happen. Decorations that ignited are the reported cause in 900 home fires nationwide each year. Two of every five of those were started by a candle.

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Denham Cites Valley Water As High Priority

Denham Cites Valley Water As High Priority

 

While in the ag-rich Central Valley during a break from politicking in Washington D.C., Congressman Jeff Denham stopped by the offices of The Oakdale Leader to discuss certain federal issues that are affecting Central Valley residents he represents in California’s 10th Congressional District.

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Tax Measure Tops Ballot

Oakdale voters will be voting for mayor, two open city council seats and determining whether or not to extend a half-cent sales tax assessment on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

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Posted: Oct. 28, 2014 6:23 p.m. | Updated: Oct. 29, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Tax Measure Tops Ballot Comments 0 Comments
Time To Experience The Zombie Train

Time To Experience The Zombie Train

The Zombie train rolled into Oakdale earlier this year and is now reaching a fever pitch, as we near the conclusion of the Halloween season.

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Posted: Oct. 28, 2014 6:25 p.m. | Updated: Oct. 29, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Time To Experience The Zombie Train Comments 0 Comments
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Declaration Sheds Light On Sexual Assault Allegation

Declaration Sheds Light On Sexual Assault Allegation

 

Court papers filed shortly after a sexual assault complaint was made against a local pizzeria owner give insight to the circumstances surrounding his Oct. 20 arrest by Oakdale Police.

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$5K Reward For Construction Device

$5K Reward For Construction Device

 

 

The owner of a Sacramento construction company performing work in Oakdale is offering a $5,000 reward for a piece of equipment that was stolen from one of its work trucks during the early morning hours of Friday, Oct. 17 at Motel 6.

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Burke Gets First Pitch Nod At AT&T

 

The postseason storyline for Frank Burke isn’t finished yet.

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Posted: Oct. 23, 2014 2:16 p.m. | Updated: Oct. 23, 2014 2:17 p.m. | Burke Gets First Pitch Nod At AT&T Comments 0 Comments
Priceless Catch – Home Run Ball Finds Oakdale Fan

Priceless Catch – Home Run Ball Finds Oakdale Fan

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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Protest Votes Not Enough To Deny OID Hike

There may be uncertainty about how much water will be available for farmers in drought-stressed California next year, but one thing is clear in the Oakdale Irrigation District – water will cost more.

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Business Proprietor Arrested For Sexual Assault

Business Proprietor Arrested For Sexual Assault

 

The proprietor 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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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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Posted: Oct. 02, 2014 12:10 p.m. | Updated: Oct. 02, 2014 12:10 p.m. | Denham Plans Local Mobile Office Hours Comments 0 Comments
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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Red Ribbon Week Theme: Love Yourself

Red Ribbon Week Theme: Love Yourself

Oakdale schools are busy this week, as they make the most of a short schedule and Red Ribbon Week observation. Red Ribbon Week is hosted nationwide the last full week of October.

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Posted: Oct. 28, 2014 6:20 p.m. | Updated: Oct. 29, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Red Ribbon Week Theme: Love Yourself Comments 0 Comments
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Passion Rewarded - Thompson Nets $2,500 Award

Passion Rewarded - Thompson Nets $2,500 Award

Class time will soon be made a little more exciting for Fair Oaks Special Day Class teacher Elizabeth Thompson and her seven students. Thompson was recently awarded California Casualty’s $2,500 Academic Award to use toward the betterment of her classroom.

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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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Posted: Oct. 14, 2014 7:10 p.m. | Student Expulsions Approved Comments 0 Comments

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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Oakdale Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Child Pornography Charges

The United States Department of Justice announced Monday, Oct. 27 that Timothy Brian Werlhof, 24, of Oakdale, pleaded guilty to possession of material involving the sexual exploitation of prepubescent minors.

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Posted: Oct. 28, 2014 5:57 p.m. | Updated: Oct. 29, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Oakdale Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Child Pornography Charges Comments 0 Comments

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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Posted: Sep. 30, 2014 6:41 p.m. | Updated: Oct. 01, 2014 1:00 a.m. | 12-Hour Ordeal - Shooting Leads To SWAT Standoff Comments 0 Comments
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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 29, 2014

This Friday, October 31st, will be the annual parade of Knights Ferry children going trick-or-treating on Main Street. It will start at 12:15 with the children coming down to Main Street in their costumes. Many folks gather to hand out candy and see the costumes. It is a fun time!

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Posted: Oct. 28, 2014 5:52 p.m. | Updated: Oct. 29, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Knights Ferry News Week of October 29, 2014 Comments 0 Comments

Knights Ferry News Week of October 22, 2014

Lisa and Fred Dolling have returned from Las Vegas where they visited with Fred’s son, Justin and his wife Sarah and the grandchildren. They had a good time except for the return trip - eight-hour delay at the airport!

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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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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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Posted: Sep. 23, 2014 3:30 p.m. | Updated: Sep. 24, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Knights Ferry News Week of September 24, 2014 Comments 0 Comments

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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Valley Home News Week of October 29, 2014

THANK YOU ... to all you that helped make the Valley Home Fall Harvest Festival such a wonderful success! Because our much needed rain came, we made the decision to move as much as we could inside the school gym. It turned out to be a fantastic event with tons of fun for all. Again we give a huge thank you to the very special people who came and worked all evening to make the Harvest Festival fun for all! To the folks who donated to this event, your generosity is very, very much appreciated. Because of the tremendous support by ...

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Valley Home News Week of October 22, 2014

It’s Harvest Festival Time in Valley Home! What a wonderful Autumn feeling has settled over Valley Home. As they days get shorter and the nights grow colder we know we have said goodbye to another California summer. Years past in Valley Home at this time of year it was rice harvest time. I remember looking across the fields of freshly irrigated rice in Valley Home and thinking what a lovely and peaceful place to live! With a brilliant sunset sinking into the evening sky, the fiery orange, the hot pinks, the hues of deep blue with purple mixed in ...

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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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Posted: Oct. 07, 2014 6:31 p.m. | Updated: Oct. 08, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Valley Home News Week of October 8, 2014 Comments 0 Comments

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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Billy Gene (Bill) Oliver

Billy Gene (Bill) Oliver

Billy Gene (Bill) Oliver slipped into the Lord’s arms on Oct. 23, 2014 in Modesto, CA. He was born in Fort Smith, AR to Earl and Violet Oliver. The family moved to CA in 1940 and Bill attended local schools, graduating from OHS in 1956. He loved sports and excelled in baseball, basketball and football, playing on championship teams for the Mustangs under Coach Jack Walker, who became a lifelong friend. At OHS, Bill met Diane Benoit who became his beloved wife for 56 years. Bill enlisted in the Navy and served on a destroyer tender until his discharge ...

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Lawrence “Larry” Joseph Alves

Lawrence “Larry” Joseph Alves, age 72, of Copperopolis, CA passed away on October 26, 2014 at Alexander Cohen Hospice House. He was born in Dos Palos, CA on May 1, 1942 to the late Frank and Kay Alves, Jr. Larry was a resident of Calaveras County for the past 19 years. As a young man, Larry was drafted into the US Army, where he received an honorable discharge in 1966. Larry enjoyed hunting, fishing and most of all spending time with his family.   

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Mary Jane McCue

  July 31, 1935 - October 22, 2014

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Posted: Oct. 28, 2014 6:05 p.m. | Updated: Oct. 29, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Mary Jane McCue Comments 0 Comments
Harold Benjamin Goldberg

Harold Benjamin Goldberg

One year ago today, Harold Benjamin Goldberg, our beloved father, grandfather and great grandfather passed away Oct. 29, 2013, at his Oakdale home.  A Celebration of Life and Burial at Sea were held for Harold and Dorothy Goldberg, on July 12, 2014, at the Sea Crest Oceanfront Hotel, in Pismo Beach, CA.  Earlier in the morning a Burial at Sea, with military honors, was held for Harold and Dorothy on a local sailboat.  Over two hundred flowers and leis from Hawaii were scattered over the ocean on their committal to the sea offshore of the Sea Crest.  We were blessed ...

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Posted: Oct. 28, 2014 6:07 p.m. | Updated: Oct. 29, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Harold Benjamin Goldberg Comments 0 Comments
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Bobbi Hansen Torres

Bobbi Hansen Torres

Nov. 11, 1935 – October 19, 2014

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Posted: Oct. 21, 2014 6:01 p.m. | Updated: Oct. 22, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Bobbi Hansen Torres Comments 0 Comments
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Anita Joy Consoli

Anita Joy Consoli

December 27, 1937-October 17, 2014  

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Posted: Oct. 21, 2014 6:01 p.m. | Updated: Oct. 22, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Anita Joy Consoli Comments 0 Comments
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Jack Alfred McAllister

Jack Alfred McAllister of Copperopolis, CA, died suddenly at his home early Monday morning October 13, 2014, from complications relating to a recent illness.  He was 79.  Jack is survived by his three sons: Steven and Bill of Copperopolis and Jim in Seattle. He is also survived by a granddaughter Jayme who also lives in Seattle.  His older brother Bob resides in Clearlake. 

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Posted: Oct. 21, 2014 6:02 p.m. | Updated: Oct. 22, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Jack Alfred McAllister Comments 0 Comments
William R. “Bill” Henley

William R. “Bill” Henley

William R. “Bill” Henley, 76, died Tuesday, Oct. 14 in Modesto after an extended illness.

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Posted: Oct. 21, 2014 6:06 p.m. | Updated: Oct. 22, 2014 1:00 a.m. | William R. “Bill” Henley Comments 0 Comments
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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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Posted: Oct. 14, 2014 7:15 p.m. | Updated: Oct. 15, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Gerald M. Armstrong  Comments 0 Comments
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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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Posted: Oct. 14, 2014 7:16 p.m. | Updated: Oct. 15, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Raymond Robert Cullum (Baggie) Comments 0 Comments
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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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Posted: Oct. 14, 2014 7:17 p.m. | Updated: Oct. 15, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Sheila (Ayers) Arellano Comments 0 Comments
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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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Posted: Oct. 14, 2014 7:18 p.m. | Updated: Oct. 15, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Irmgard Hertlein Divine Comments 0 Comments
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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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Posted: Oct. 07, 2014 6:21 p.m. | Updated: Oct. 08, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Barbara Jean Clipper Comments 0 Comments
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Alice Belle Day Wohlfrom

Alice Belle Day Wohlfrom

7/11/1923-9/30/2014

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Posted: Oct. 07, 2014 6:22 p.m. | Updated: Oct. 08, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Alice Belle Day Wohlfrom Comments 0 Comments
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