Around the Region (07/13/16)


What: Oakdale Lions Club Poker Tournament

When: Saturday, doors open at 9 a.m.; play begins at 10 a.m.

Where: Oakdale Rodeo Grounds, 1624 E. F St.

Info: Entry fee $75, lunch included door and raffle prizes. $2,500 pay out in Visa cards. Must be 21 to play. Full bar available. 50/50 Blackjack with $10 buy in. Tickets at the door or call Steve at 209-247-2407 or any Lions Club member.


What: Summer Craft Fair

When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: La Grange IOOF Hall, 30018 Yosemite Blvd.

Info: Due to popular demand, the IOOF Hall is having a second Crafts Fair this summer. The event will showcase local art, jewelry, sewn creations and other goodies, with raffle prizes too. Admission is free to the public. Vendor spots are probably still available with inside or outside options. For more information, call Patty at 209-604-4444 or Amanda at 209-988-0934.

Send Region items to Region, The Modesto Bee, P.O. Box 5256, Modesto 95352; call 209-578-2330; fax 209-578-2207; or email


40 YEARS AGO: It was announced that the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors planned to review the proposed budget for 1976-77 on July 22, in the Board of Supervisors chambers at the County Courthouse. The proposed budget was $88 million. The initial budget was $4.6 million more, $92.5 million but was reduced after a meeting with administrators and department heads, where the topic was 228 new positions being requested but only 40 being approved in the meeting.