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Adding To The Madness

I've entered a pool.

March 30, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Magnolia Leaders Prep For Retirement

This week marks the final time that Magnolia Elementary School Principal Julie Minabe and Vice-Principal Kathy Jenkins will observe Spring Break as Oakdale Joint Unified staff members. At the March 14 OJUSD School Board meeting, the retirement of the Elementary school administrators as well as a host of others, was approved by the board.

March 30, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Oakdale Alum, Friends Set Stage For Spring Production

It has been five years since the Rodrigues family has shared the stage of Oakdale High School Theater. On Friday, April 1 audiences will be reminded once again of their talent and treasure as the husband, wife team of David and Diane Rodrigues are once again joined by oldest daughter Madeleine Marhulik as OHS Alumni and Special Guests present "The Fantasticks."

March 23, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


School District Fair Celebrates Student Scientists

A little hard work didn't scare five year old Grace O'Brien.

March 23, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


OHS Senior Honored For Overcoming Adversity

Christian Armstrong isn't your stereotypical high school student. To summarize him by title would almost be going against the grain of who he strives to be.

March 23, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


GATE Students Visit Celtic Faire

Two buses complete with students and family traveled to Sonora on Friday, March 11 to attend the 30th Annual Sonora Celtic Faire. GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) students from each of the four Oakdale Elementary Schools attended the faire as part of the Family Tapestry unit.

March 16, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Elementary Schools Re-Zoned For 2016-17

The lines have been drawn and the boundaries approved.

March 16, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


To Know An Angel

Emotions ran a bit high around our home last week.

March 09, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Barbecue Rolls Into East End Of Town

Rob Geisler has not only found his niche, but he has seemingly found a way to bring his passion to plenty of people.

March 09, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


SINGING SENIORS

The Singing Seniors in Oakdale meet every Thursday from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Gladys Lemmons Senior Center. Retired OHS Band Director Ron Quintanal assists the group as their leader each week. The vocal enthusiasts are currently seeking male singers as well as those with varying range from soprano to alto. Professional experience is not a requirement. The Singing Seniors also perform with the Oakdale Community Band. Their next concert will be Tuesday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m.

March 09, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | News Briefs


Oakdale Academic Decathletes Prepare For State Competition

Oakdale High School's Academic Decathlon Team has one more date with the theme of "India." On Thursday, March 17 they will once again make the trek to Sacramento to represent Stanislaus County in the State Competition.

March 09, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Loving The Landscape

Spring is in the air.

March 02, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Oakdale Elementary Schools: Full STEAM Ahead

The elementary age students of Oakdale Joint Unified are learning robotics.

March 02, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Corned Beef Dinner Slated For 45th Year

Community members craving a generous portion of corned beef need not look far or wait until the traditional Saint Patrick's holiday to satisfy their hunger. On Saturday, March 5 Oakdale and Riverbank members of Mater Christi YLI (Young Ladies Institute) #140 will host the 45th Anniversary serving of their Corned Beef Dinner.

March 02, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


One Small ‘Rescue’ Dog Yields One Big Story

One might say 11-year-old Noelani Kuheleloa is no stranger to miracles and angels. As a seven-year cancer survivor, the young Sierra View fifth grader is familiar with hardship and challenge.

March 02, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


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Pet Rescue Finds Niche In Repurposing

ASTRO Foundation continues to not only make its mark, but finds a way to make the most of its opportunities. The Animal Shelter to Riverbank ...

April 27, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Remembering Humility

There is very little which is monotonous about writing for a small town paper.

April 27, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


OJHS Team Prepares For Annual Pentathlon

Eleven Oakdale Junior High School eighth graders will be among a field of approximately 150 students on Saturday as participants in the 12th Annual Stanislaus ...

April 27, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Knights Ferry School: Gold Ribbon Honors

While its campus may be small and somewhat unassuming, Knights Ferry Elementary School is achieving big things.

April 27, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


OHS Students Prepare For Business World

Oakdale High School students are learning how to do business.

April 20, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Annual Peddler’s Faire Supports Local Museum

Whether it be a love of the outdoors, a unique find or a bit of history, Knights Ferry has it all to offer its visitors ...

April 20, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Oakdale Resident, Author Runs Sub 3-Hour Boston Marathon

It was 33 years to the day that well known sports journalist and accomplished author Matt Fitzgerald crossed the Boston Marathon finish line for the ...

April 20, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Soul Travels: Oakdale High School Senior’s Sole-Fullness

By TERESA HAMMOND

April 13, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Oakdale School Board Recognizes Excellence

By TERESA HAMMOND

April 13, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Mini Rodeo Rolls Into Sierra View

By TERESA HAMMOND

April 13, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Mommy Musings

Sitting In The Shuttle

April 13, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Time Traveling

Pioneer Stueve Prepares

April 06, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Business Duo Makes Difference For School

By TERESA HAMMOND

April 06, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Back At The Yard

It's baseball season.

April 06, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


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