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New Cannabis Businesses Face Tax Responsibilities

Beginning Jan. 1, 2018, the cannabis cultivation tax and excise tax will take effect. Cannabis businesses need to be aware of the new tax rates ...

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Turkey Is Nutritious Throughout The Year

Turkey Is Nutritious Throughout The Year

Aside from the occasional sandwich, many people think turkey is solely for the Thanksgiving dinner table. However, turkey is much more than a holiday centerpiece ...

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Slowing Trend In Central Valley Employment Growth Continues

In line with predictions made in previous San Joaquin Valley Business Forecast Reports, total employment growth in the San Joaquin Valley continues to slow. Since ...

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MJC Agriculture Fundraiser Benefits 4-H Program

MJC Agriculture Fundraiser Benefits 4-H Program

As the holiday season approached, Modesto Junior College agriculture students felt compelled to give back to the community. The Young Farmers Club organized a BBQ ...

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CalGuard Bonus Debacle Now Nearing Conclusion

CalGuard Bonus Debacle Now Nearing Conclusion

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) on Monday met with CalGuard Commander, Major General Baldwin, during a meet and greet at the Manteca VFW Hall ...

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City Earns National, State ‘Night Out’ Honors

City Earns National, State ‘Night Out’ Honors

The City of Oakdale is ranked second for California and 20th in the United States for this summer’s National Night Out event.

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Highest Thanksgiving Gas Prices Since 2014

Highest Thanksgiving Gas Prices Since 2014

GasBuddy, the only smartphone app connecting 70 million drivers with their Perfect Pit Stop, has projected that Thanksgiving will see the highest average gas prices ...

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Keep Holiday Light Decorating Safe, Efficient, Festive And Fun

Keep Holiday Light Decorating Safe, Efficient, Festive And Fun

Every Thanksgiving, after the turkey has been devoured and families settle down for an evening of parades and football, many people begin to think about ...

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Another Night Before Christmas At Sierra Rep

Another Night Before Christmas At Sierra Rep

Closing Sierra Repertory Theatre’s 2017 Season is a contemporary musical about cynicism, belief, and the real meaning of Christmas. ‘Another Night Before Christmas’ plays ...

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Red Cross: Saving Lives Easier Than Ever

Red Cross: Saving Lives Easier Than Ever

The holidays are known for the giving spirit and a hectic pace. This holiday season, the American Red Cross is sharing three ways to give ...

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Turkey Trot, Gobbler Walk Planned For Thanksgiving Day

Turkey Trot, Gobbler Walk Planned For Thanksgiving Day

Modesto Junior College Cross Country Team invites anyone looking for some exercise before their Thanksgiving Day dinner to participate in the 18th Annual Modesto Turkey ...

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Soroptimists Help Girls Learn To Dream And Do

Soroptimists Help Girls Learn To Dream And Do

Local service organization Soroptimist International of Oakdale hosted 23 girls from seventh through tenth grades at its “Dream It, Be It” conference held in the ...

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Office Closed For Holiday

Office Closed For Holiday

The 122 S. Third Ave., Oakdale, office of The Oakdale Leader, The Riverbank News and The Escalon Times will be closed both Thursday, Nov. 23 ...

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Community Briefs

Community Briefs

Festival Of Trees

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FANCY FEAST

FANCY FEAST

Youngsters at The Learning Tree Preschool in Oakdale enjoyed a Thanksgiving feast recently, practicing for the real deal this week. They enjoyed turkey, mashed potatoes ...

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SUCCESSFUL OPERATION

SUCCESSFUL OPERATION

Coordinator for the local effort of Operation Christmas Child, Liz Greenlee, smiles after counting up the packed shoeboxes that will help make the holidays brighter ...

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County Clerk Recorder Certifies Vote Totals

County Clerk Recorder Certifies Vote Totals

Stanislaus County Clerk Recorder and Registrar of Voters Lee Lundrigan announced the Nov. 7, 2017 Consolidated District Election canvass of the vote was completed on ...

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WALL DEDICATION

WALL DEDICATION

Oakdale City Manager Bryan Whitemyer addressed a small crowd Monday night, Nov. 20 at the unveiling of the newly completed tile wall at the Alex ...

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Community Holiday Focuses On Both Thanks And Giving

Community Holiday Focuses On Both Thanks And Giving

The Holiday Spirit is off to a strong start for community members residing in the 95361. Last week school campuses throughout the Oakdale Joint Unified ...

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Human Trafficking Seminar Scheduled

Human Trafficking Seminar Scheduled

The Oakdale Police Department and Center for Human Services is hosting a ‘Stop Human Trafficking’ seminar on Wednesday, Nov. 29.

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Oakdale Native Kelly Fogarty Addresses AAUW

Oakdale Native Kelly Fogarty Addresses AAUW

Kelly Fogarty grew up in the Cowboy Capital of the World working on her family’s fifth generation beef operation. If you asked her “Where ...

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Community Briefs

Community Briefs

Holiday Fundraiser

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Families Gather For Annual Salmon Fest

Families Gather For Annual Salmon Fest

This past Saturday, Nov. 11, hundreds gathered at the Stanislaus River Park in Knights Ferry for the ninth annual Salmon Festival, hosted by the U ...

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Posted: Nov. 15, 2017 11:30 a.m. | Families Gather For Annual Salmon Fest Comments 0 Comments
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TIME TO GIVE

TIME TO GIVE

Oakdale Police Department Lt. Joe Carrillo smiles along with Geri Hernandez of the American Red Cross as they encourage donor Alyssa Heinz of Oakdale during ...

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Operation Christmas Child Now Officially Underway

Operation Christmas Child Now Officially Underway

The River Christian Community Church, at 1351 E. G St., Oakdale is the drop off site locally for Operation Christmas Child, which is in the ...

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Neal Earns Biola University Scholarship

Neal Earns Biola University Scholarship

Autumn Neal, a freshman at Biola University and resident of Oakdale, was among 153 incoming freshmen who received one of the college’s highest scholarships ...

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Two Rams Medal  At Spelling Bee

Two Rams Medal At Spelling Bee

Oakdale Junior High students Jessica Birchall and Cooper Herrington represented Oakdale Joint Unified School District well during the 2017-2018 Junior High Spelling Championship hosted earlier ...

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School Board Reviews District Survey Results

School Board Reviews District Survey Results

A light agenda made for a short meeting as board members, staff and community members gathered for the monthly Oakdale Joint Unified board meeting Monday ...

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Posted: Nov. 15, 2017 11:26 a.m. | School Board Reviews District Survey Results Comments 0 Comments
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AG DAY PRESENTATIONS

AG DAY PRESENTATIONS

In the spirit of Harvest and Agriculture education, Cloverland Elementary School hosted its annual Ag Day event on Friday, Oct. 27. Of the many visitors ...

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Oakdale Music Boosters Host Annual Dinner Auction

Oakdale Music Boosters Host Annual Dinner Auction

The Oakdale Music Boosters are looking to once again pack the Oakdale High School gym, fill some bellies and empty some pockets of generous donors ...

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Posted: Nov. 01, 2017 11:14 a.m. | Oakdale Music Boosters Host Annual Dinner Auction Comments 0 Comments
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Top Spellers Headed To County Championship

Top Spellers Headed To County Championship

Top spellers from area schools will compete in the Stanislaus County Junior High Spelling Championship this month. The Junior High Spelling Championship, for students in ...

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CHAMPION TRIO

CHAMPION TRIO

Magnolia Elementary school students recently participated in the annual school spelling bee with participants from fourth through sixth grades. The top three winners of this ...

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TOP HONORS

TOP HONORS

Fair Oaks Elementary School recently hosted its annual Spelling Bee. Winners of the 2017 event were: Joseph Yakligian, First Place; Carter Franca, Second Place and ...

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Red Ribbon Fun Surrounds Serious Subject

Red Ribbon Fun Surrounds Serious Subject

Oakdale schools hosted activities throughout the week in observance of Red Ribbon Week. Hosted each year, the annual event brings awareness of the adverse effects ...

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Posted: Oct. 25, 2017 11:27 a.m. | Red Ribbon Fun Surrounds Serious Subject Comments 0 Comments
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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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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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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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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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Stabbing Investigated

Oakdale Police are investigating an early morning stabbing and are on the lookout for possible suspects.

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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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U.S. Agriculture Secretary Hears Valley Farmers

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Hears Valley Farmers

Many issues facing California farmers, from the Food Safety Modernization Act to the North American Free Trade Agreement and the 2018 Farm Bill, came to ...

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November Mobile Hours Offered

November Mobile Hours Offered

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) has announced Mobile District Office (MDO) hours for the month of November 2017, where 10th district residents can get ...

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County’s  Deputy Officer Focusing On Prevention

County’s Deputy Officer Focusing On Prevention

Ruben Imperial has been appointed to fill the position of Deputy Executive Officer with the Stanislaus County Chief Executive Office. His work will center on ...

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Knights Ferry News

Knights Ferry News

I almost forgot to wish the November birthdays a very happy birthday: Bob Brunker, John Krick, Alex Krippner, Roger Ray, Bill Higgins, Ben Cassinetto, Wyatt ...

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Knights Ferry News

Knights Ferry News

Community members are invited to the Community Club on Friday, November 17 for a Thanksgiving luncheon served by the Knights Ferry Jr High starting at ...

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Knights Ferry News

Knights Ferry News

It was a gorgeous day in Knights Ferry for the Pumpkin Roll! There wasn’t an empty inch on Main Street except where the chalked ...

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Knights Ferry News

Knights Ferry News

Thank you to all the volunteers that came out for Love Knights Ferry! The volunteer groups accomplished a lot; the Clubhouse stage trim is freshly ...

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Knights Ferry News

Knights Ferry News

In two years, there will not be enough funding to pay for fire protection in Knights Ferry and Valley Home. This is a major concern ...

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Valley Home News

Valley Home News

With Thanksgiving just a day a way may we each take the time to offer a prayer of thanksgiving and well-being for the men and ...

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Valley Home News

Valley Home News

With Thanksgiving just a week away, we reflect on the many reasons for which we are thankful ... we are thankful for the spirit of our ...

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Valley Home News

Valley Home News

Our Valley Home School parade on Halloween Day was a huge success! A very special “Thank You” goes out to Stanislaus Consolidated firefighters, Dan Cummins ...

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Valley Home News

Valley Home News

Every resident in our Valley Home, Knights Ferry, Oakdale and surrounding area, please be sure to stay updated on the issues surrounding the dismissal of ...

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Valley Home News

Valley Home News

A huge thank you to all who helped make our Valley Home School Fall Harvest Festival such a wonderful success! You are greatly appreciated! Our ...

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IRENE S. BUTCHER

IRENE S. BUTCHER

Irene S. Butcher passed away at home on August 13 with spouse of 63 Years by her side.

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DR. CLEO E. BUTCHER

DR. CLEO E. BUTCHER

Cleo E Butcher, D.C. passed away after battling esophageal cancer at his home with family present.

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OSCAR “BOB” H. EDWARDS

OSCAR “BOB” H. EDWARDS

Oscar “Bob” H. Edwards passed away peacefully on November 8, 2017.

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DEBORAH ANN BRIMM GOMES

DEBORAH ANN BRIMM GOMES

Deborah passed away on November 4, 2017 at the age of 61. She was a lifelong resident of Oakdale. She graduated from Oakdale High School ...

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ROSALYN BEAUCHAMP

ROSALYN BEAUCHAMP

Rosalyn Beauchamp, 80, of Fairbanks, passed away, October 17, 2017, at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, Fairbanks, Alaska, peacefully in her sleep following a very brief and ...

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GEORGE ALLEN WAGNER

George passed away peacefully at his home in Oakdale on Oct. 6th. He was born and raised in Walla Walla, WA. He later received his ...

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WILMA JUNE CALDWELL (McCUNE)

WILMA JUNE CALDWELL (McCUNE)

Wilma passed away in Rancho Cordova on Saturday, November 4. She was the beloved mother of Bill Caldwell and Cheryl (Tim) McManigal; devoted grandmother to ...

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Posted: Nov. 07, 2017 5:13 p.m. | WILMA JUNE CALDWELL (McCUNE) Comments 0 Comments
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BEATRICE ROSS HUTCHISON

Beatrice passed away peacefully at Oak Valley Hospital from complications from pneumonia and cardiac arrest with her son and granddaughter by her side. She was ...

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BETTY MAY SUNDLING

BETTY MAY SUNDLING

Betty was born in San Jose, California Jan. 8, 1937 to parents John H. Jolly and Gladys Jolly.

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EARL FREITAS

EARL FREITAS

Earl Louis Freitas passed away peacefully on November 1, 2017 in Modesto at the age of 70. Earl was born on July 19, 1947 to ...

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TERRY MARVIN HAWLEY

TERRY MARVIN HAWLEY

Terry Marvin Hawley, 75, of Oakdale, CA, passed away of natural causes in Tulua Valle del Cuca, Columbia, South America on October 19, 2017. He ...

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NATALIE LOUISE HAHN

NATALIE LOUISE HAHN

Natalie Louise Hahn passed away suddenly on October 21, 2017, at the age of 85. She was born and raised in Gloucester, Massachusetts to Walter ...

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TONY MEDINA

TONY MEDINA

Tony Medina passed away October 27, 2017. He was born April 23, 1935 to John Medina and Frances Portillo Medina.

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ERIC MICHAEL PETERSON

ERIC MICHAEL PETERSON

Eric was born in Modesto May 30, 1990, and passed away peacefully at his home in Oakdale, Oct. 21, 2017.

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NATALIE LOUISE HAHN

NATALIE LOUISE HAHN

Natalie Louise Hahn passed away suddenly on October 21, 2017, at the age of 85. She was born and raised in Gloucester, Massachusetts to Walter ...

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