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Sober Grad Committee Gets Ready For Mustangs

Maria Cobarruvias is passionate about the safety of the Oakdale High School Class of 2017. As the Sober Grad Night Event Chairperson, some might say it's a passion not exclusive to the current graduating class. Cobarruvias has headed up the Sober Grad effort for the past handful of years and this year is no different.

May 24, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


White, Lane Set To Address 2017 OHS Graduating Class

Oakdale High School seniors Elizabeth White and Taryn Lane have spent the better part of the past four years following the same academic path. On Friday, May 26 the young women will bid farewell to this chapter of their academic journey as they address the OHS Class of 2017 one final time.

May 24, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Turning The Page

Today marks my son's final Wednesday as an elementary school student. In three weeks he turns 13 and I'm not ready.

May 24, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Tea Time Fundraiser Planned To Aid In Stowe’s Cancer Battle

Betsy Stowe has long been known throughout the community as a giver; now she's due her turn.

May 24, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Open Road Calls OHS Alum From California To Costa Rica

Anthony Trujillo always knew he wanted to do something memorable once he completed college.

May 17, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


OHS Art Teacher Packs Up Her Easel

It's been 40 years since Nancy Kern first set foot in a classroom to begin her career as an educator. On Thursday, May 25 the Oakdale High School Art teacher will report to her class one final time, as she concludes her 16 years serving with the Oakdale Joint Unified School District.

May 17, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Big Bright Future

In just a handful of days the Oakdale High School Class of 2017 will fill the Corral, move the tassel on their respective mortarboards and begin the next chapter of their lives.

May 17, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Pressing Pause

Being still is hard.

May 10, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Student Board Rep Heading To Biola

The future holds an exciting adventure for Oakdale High School senior and Oakdale Joint Unified School Board Student Representative Autumn Neal.

May 10, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


School Board Session Sees Talk Of Bullying

It was a Monday night comprised primarily of first and second readings of budget and policy for Oakdale Joint Unified School Board members. With just one final meeting remaining in the 2016-17 school year, agenda items were generally uneventful in the way of general business. However, what was eventful was the 'Public Comments' portion of the meeting, which managed to occupy as much time as the overall agenda. Community members addressed the board with varying concerns, pertaining to their students and policy.

May 10, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


T.P. Express Celebrates Three Decades Of Service

Some might say Michael Harris was born into a unique vantage point of Stanislaus County. From as far back as he can remember, Harris has been riding in a T.P. Express truck. Originally acquired by his father Wayne in 1987, this year marks the 30th anniversary of the portable restroom Oakdale business. Harris purchased the business in 2009.

May 03, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


OJHS Pentathletes Earn Second Place Honors

Oakdale High School Academic Pentathlon Team proved the third time is indeed the charm as they captured a Second Place Overall Finish in the 13th Annual Stanislaus County Academic Pentathlon.

May 03, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


How Would You Answer?

Recently over coffee a friend posed a question which stumped me. The irony and funny thing, if you will, was I'm certain that was not the intent of the question, yet there I found myself … no words.

May 03, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Homer Tapped As Volz 2016-17 Award Recipient

Oakdale High School graduating senior Anne Homer will be facing numerous decisions in the upcoming months; how to pay her college tuition, however, will not be one of them.

April 26, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Oakdale Foursome Earn KHOP Kudos

Heather Murray has found herself a bit busy the past few months. The past 10 days however, might best be described as a whirlwind of sorts for the Oakdale mom of four boys.

April 26, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


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Articles By Author - Teresa Hammond


Bone Marrow Donation Helps Brazilian Youth

One truly never knows when their words or actions may have an effect on another's life. One such lesson was recently lived by Oakdale ...

June 21, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Stueve Family Settles In At Bloomingcamp Ranch

It's the type of story one might hear two cowboys sharing over an early morning cup of coffee.

June 21, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Heat And Happiness

Welcome to the world of triple digits.

June 21, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


School Board Approves 2017-18 Budget

Monday, June 12 was a night of projection as well as reflection as Oakdale Joint Unified School Board members wrapped up the final meeting of ...

June 14, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Surging River Waters Not Yet Float Ready

River rafting enthusiasts will need to wait just a bit longer before casting off and floating their way down the Stanislaus River. A wet and ...

June 14, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Double Digits And Dreams

I tend to be an analyst.

June 14, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Conlin Supply Now Open In Third Business Location

Albert Conlin is not new to the feed business. While customers of his recently opened 118 Albers Road, Modesto, third store location may not know ...

June 07, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local Business


Retro Reminders

Remember the '70s? Not the weather, the decade.

June 07, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Endurance Runner Completes Eight-Week Marathon Journey

A popular quote from Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu states, "The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."

June 07, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Graduation Ceremonies Yield Plenty Of Memories

With ceremonies over several days during the past week, graduates were busy accepting diplomas, congratulations and taking time to share the moment with family and ...

May 31, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


OJUSD Awards Diplomas To Graduates At All Levels

It was three packed days for students, families and administrators as Oakdale Joint Unified School District hosted graduations for Oakdale Charter School, East Stanislaus High ...

May 31, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


New Mom Forging Forward Through Unexpected Tragedy

The past 13 months have held much change for Katie Woltkamp. To summarize her life from 2016 to present day as a rollercoaster ride would ...

May 31, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Community Gathers In Observance Of Memorial Day

An audience of close to 50 community members assembled on Monday, May 29 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday and to offer respects to ...

May 31, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


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