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Oakdale Nutrition Center owner Lori Salsa-Scheftic, at right, was among the dozens of recipients of a small balloon bouquet this past week, part of an Opportunity Stanislaus initiative to highlight local businesses that are continuing to serve customers and observe the social distancing protocols. Denise Seymour of My little Balloon Co., out of Modesto, hands the balloons over. She was contracted through Opportunity Stanislaus to prepare and distribute the colorful bouquets. Also on hand for the presentation was Tina Valdez, making the deliveries with Seymour. Other Oakdale locations they visited included Cahoots, Ferrarese’s Deli, Moss Rose, Oak Valley Community Bank, Last Call, Valley First Credit Union, Wells Fargo and more.

By Marg Jackson/The Leader