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School District’s Mutoza Turns In Locksmith Keys

Mark Mutoza has witnessed a lot of change during his tenure with the Oakdale Joint Unified School District.

August 24, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Caught In The Swarm

I try not to get too caught up in sensationalism.

August 24, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


OHS Alum Interns In Washington DC

Madison Lane lived a summer which she hopes serves as a glimpse into her future.

August 24, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Needed To Be ‘Mom’

To the one family or cluster of kids whose picture I missed taking for the newspaper on the first day of school, please accept my apology.

August 17, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Fit Body Boot Camp Joins Oakdale Shopping Center

The southwest end of the Oakdale Shopping Center has seen a bit more traffic in the past few weeks. 'Traffic' via automobiles and fitness clad pedestrians in both the early morning and dinner hours.

August 17, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Oakdale Students Return To School

On Wednesday, Aug. 10 Oakdale Joint Unified officially began the 2016-17 school year. As school bells began ringing at 7:40 a.m. at Oakdale High and East Stanislaus, one without school aged children may have pondered where all the traffic had come from.

August 17, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Fundraising Efforts Underway For Annual Community Meal

It's never too early for Vickie Thompson to start planning when it comes to the Spirit of Oakdale community Thanksgiving meal.

August 17, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Local Hair Stylist Picks Up New Brush For Art

Some might describe Barbara Findlay as a gifted artist in her professional field. She has spent over 30 years relying on a keen eye and precision of her hands to earn a living as a reputable hair stylist. Well known throughout the community for her gift of singing, easy going spirit and giving heart, Findlay has found a new passion … painting.

August 10, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


VP Talmage Allen Joins OJHS Administrative Team

Talmage Allen will be joining his eighth grade son on Wednesday, Aug. 10 for the first day of school.

August 10, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Oakdale Joint Unified School Board Reconvenes For 2016-17

Monday night proved to be par for the course as Oakdale Joint Unified School District's Board of Trustees gathered for the first meeting of the 2016-17 school year. With the opening of the new year just two days post meeting, the session was a short 30-minute gathering reviewing financial reports and general business.

August 10, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Neal Gets Comfortable As Student Board Rep

The week of Aug. 8, 2016 will likely be remembered as one of 'firsts' for Oakdale High School senior Autumn Neal.

August 10, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Back To The Books

It's here again.

August 03, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Revitalized River’s Edge Offers Refreshing Setting

As Central Valley temperatures continue to stay around the century mark, locals may choose to cool off in the Stanislaus River or keep their kitchen cool by opting to eat out.

August 03, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Magnolia Elementary School Welcomes New Vice Principal

As Oakdale youth busy themselves searching for shoes, backpacks and supplies, Oakdale Joint Unified School District administrators and staff are equally busy on their respective campuses. Each of the four elementary schools, as well as Oakdale Junior High, will welcome new administrators to their sites to start the 2016-17 school year. Classes resume for all students on Wednesday, Aug. 10.

August 03, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Oakdale High Alum Interns With Scottish Parliament

It was just three short years ago that Oakdale High School alumnus Lindsay Combs graced the stage to accept her diploma along with other members in the OHS Class of 2013. Later this month, she will begin her senior year at Brigham Young University as a Broadcast Journalism major.

August 03, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


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Bloomingcamp Crowd Welcomes In The Harvest

Though the weather felt more like summer this past weekend, the crowds still turned out to celebrate the annual Harvest Festival and the start of ...

September 28, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Passing Through

I recently came upon an out of area publication about our town which I found both odd and interesting. The piece was a follow-up of ...

September 28, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Junior High Begins 2016 With Modified Class Schedule

Oakdale Junior High School students are spending a bit more time in their classes this year. While the length of their school day has not ...

September 28, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Friday Barn Bash Earns Big Money

Rescued horses will continue to be fed and cared for thanks to the generosity of a community and hard work of some volunteers.

September 28, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Apparel Graphics, Inc.: Quality Fosters Quantity

It's been almost two decades since Paul Riva joined forces with his best friend to pursue a career in the printing business. It's ...

September 28, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Harvest Festival Back At Bloomingcamp Ranch

Hay is being set for pumpkins, participants and hay rides as the staff of Bloomingcamp Ranch prepares for its annual Harvest Festival. The event will ...

September 21, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Do-It-Yourselfer Brings Paint Nights To Downtown

Earlier this year, Lisa McDaniel-Norris was literally waiting for the next big thing.

September 21, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Letting Them Fly

My duo are 9 and 12, so it hardly seems fitting for a novice parent like myself to share wisdom on children 'taking flight.'

September 21, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Walking With Heart : Local Youth Setting Her Own Pace

By TERESA HAMMOND

September 21, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


TAKING CHARGE

September 21, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Making The Most Of It

I'm getting older.

September 14, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


School Board Highlights District Ag Achievements

Monday night featured a light agenda as Oakdale Joint Unified conducted the second board meeting of the 2016-17 school year.

September 14, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


FOLLOW THE LEADER

Oakdale Junior High School Associated Student Body officers for the 2016-17 School year are, from left: Tyler Brown, President; Ronal Zucker, Vice President; Ashlynn Leibenson ...

September 14, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


LEADING THE WAY

Strong and smart leadership will head up this year's OHS Associated Student Body Executive Board for the 2016-17 school year. Elected into office for ...

September 14, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Oakdale Equine Rescue Returns With Barn Bash

Oakdale Equine Rescue is prepared to establish tradition. The 501(c)3 not for profit will host the Second Annual Benefit Barn Bash on Friday ...

September 14, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


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