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OHS Alumnus Finds Service In Guatemala Life-Changing

Some might say the 2017 year has been one of adventure and a broadened horizon for 19-year-old Derrick Pennington.

November 08, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


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 to campus, students were treated to a demonstration in horseshoe making by a farrier and Miss Oakdale Rodeo was featured in one of the classrooms, discussing with students the varying events and animals that make rodeo such an integral part of the Western life.

November 01, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


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 as they host the annual Boosters Dinner and Music Showcase this Saturday, Nov. 4. The annual event will be hosted from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students. Tickets are available at the door. Advance purchase is encouraged by e-mailing oakdalemusicboosters@gmail.com.

November 01, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Oakies Board Shop – Two Decades Of Shredding And Counting

It has been over two decades since two young 20-somethings decided it was time to bring "boards" to Oakdale. In late summer of 1996, Jeff Sawyer and Jason Turnage opened the doors of Oakies Board Shop, specializing in skate and snow boards.

October 25, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local Business


Foundation Focuses On Digestive Diseases

Kyle MacFarlane's childhood dreams were like most sports loving boys. His career aspiration simple – play professional baseball.

October 25, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Community Reaches Out To Support Fire Victims

It could be said that the community of Oakdale has long arms when it comes to reaching out to help those in need. Known as a community that rallies to help its own when the need arises, the most recent fires in Sonoma, Solano and Napa counties have proven yet again Oakdale is a small town with big heart.

October 18, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Oakdale Junior High School Adds New Computer Science Elective

Farming and football aren't the only areas of interest for the decision makers of Oakdale Joint Unified School District. The start of the 2017-18 school year brought a welcome addition to the campus of Oakdale Junior High School by way of class elective. Beginning this school year, both seventh and eighth grade students were offered the option of Robotics.

October 11, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


School Board Talks Test Scores, Bullying

Oakdale Joint Unified School District continues to hold its own in Stanislaus County by way of SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium) test results.

October 11, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Harvest Festival Kicks Off Fall For The Community

Pies will be baked, cider pressed, pumpkins stacked and activities set as Bloomingcamp Ranch hosts the Annual Bloomingcamp Ranch Harvest Festival, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 14 and 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

October 04, 2017 | By TERESA HAMMOND thammond@oakdaleleader.com | Local News


No Reason

I recently had an in depth conversation with someone on death. More specifically on those we love who are taken too soon. We're both believers in God so we spent time talking about grief, anger, lack of understanding and the way others respond as they try and hold you up.

October 04, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings

Parenting is tough.

September 27, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Student Librarians Are Hands On Helpers

Fair Oaks Elementary School has more than a new library and media center on campus. Thanks to the leadership and passion of Library Technician Geneva Franciosa, it is also tended to by a dozen Junior Librarians. A program she first began over three years ago.

September 27, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


TEDxModesto Gets A Piece Of Oakdale

Standing center stage and speaking at the Gallo Center for the Arts is likely not a place Elizabeth Wight envisioned herself five years ago. Today, however, Wednesday, Sept. 27 it is exactly where she will be, as she and six others participate in the Inaugural TEDxModesto event organized by Josh Boyd.

September 27, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


City Enjoys Celebration As Community Park Opens

It was a much anticipated day for many in the City of Oakdale. On Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 community members, city officials, honorary guests and hundreds more gathered for the Grand Opening of the Oakdale Community Park.

September 20, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Burns Heads Up OTA For 2017-18 School Year

Keith Burns isn't new to the education system.

September 20, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


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Oakdale Charter Reaches Out With Helping Hands

Students of Oakdale Charter are getting into the holiday spirit of giving back. Late last week approximately eight students of the charter school along with ...

December 06, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Mommy Musings

I ran a marathon on Sunday.

December 06, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local Columns


Holiday Angel Trees Herald Giving Spirit

Tamberly Stone is well within her element at this time of the year.

December 06, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Mommy Musings

I saw Santa last week and it was magical.

November 29, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Spirit Of Oakdale Serves Hundreds On Thanksgiving

The turkeys were carved, potatoes mashed and pies sliced as Vickie Thompson, Mickey Peabody and their crew of close to 200 volunteers once again hosted ...

November 29, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Downtown Christmas Slated For This Saturday

The Christmas Spirit is alive and well in the city of Oakdale. This Saturday, Dec. 2 downtown businesses will extend their hours and open their ...

November 29, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Holidays And Happiness

So here we are – the holidays. Who's ready? You ready? Me – no, I'm absolutely not ready, not even close.

November 22, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Quality Food At Area Eatery Extends To Dinner

Oakdale dining options just increased by one, as the ever popular as well as unique Cottonwood recently added a dinner menu to its offerings.

November 22, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local Business


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 ...

November 22, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Downtown Frame Shop Reopens With Gallery Feel

The name has seen a slight change and the interior an overhaul, yet one thing is for certain: Lori's Frame Shoppe still aims to ...

November 15, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local Business


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 ...

November 15, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


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