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Dance Studio Celebrates 15th Year Of Movement

It started out simple, a detached two car garage, wood floors, a mirrored wall and 15 dancers.

December 07, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Silver Strummers Uke It Up For Fun

One might not think that attending a holiday fundraiser could result in the start of a senior ukulele group, unless of course they know longtime community activist Mickey Peabody.

December 07, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


The Mother Ship

This one's for the 'Moms.'

December 07, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


STANISLAUS SALMON

Oakdale Joint Unified Elementary fourth graders, top photo, migrated to the Stanislaus River earlier this month to participate in the annual Knights Ferry field trip to see the spawning salmon and learn of its importance. Fourth graders, left to right: McKenzie Regan, Johanna Aguilera and Alofaae Leulu review clipboard details, under the guidance of a volunteer during the Salmon Field Trip.

November 30, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Spirit Of Oakdale Spreads Thanks And Giving

One needn't have gone hungry on Thanksgiving Day 2016 as Vickie Thompson, Mickey Peabody and their crew of volunteers served up over 1,000 meals on Thursday, marking the 23rd Annual Spirit of Oakdale Thanksgiving dinner.

November 30, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Downtown Businesses Prepare To Usher In Holiday Spirit

The magic of the holiday season has slowly but surely been taking over shops and store front windows in Oakdale's downtown area.

November 30, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Thanks For Giving: Lessons And Life

It's the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, so it would only seem fitting that I should pen a piece on gratitude.

November 23, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


OHS Seniors Earn American Heritage Scholarship Funds

A total of five Oakdale High School seniors were among the 19 Stanislaus County students honored last Thursday with monetary scholarships. This fall, 195 high school juniors and seniors from throughout the county participated in the American Heritage Scholarship Series essay contest.

November 23, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


OHS Marching Mustangs Earn Trio Of First Place Finishes

Oakdale High School may now add one more group to that of its first place trophy winning list, as the OHS Marching Band took first place honors this past weekend at the Lincoln Band Review. This final competition performance earned the group its third First Place trophy for the 2016-2017 school year.

November 23, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Time To Rise

One short week from today grocery, big box and retail stores alike will become abuzz with shoppers. While many will cross off their lists this weekend, the stores always seem abundantly full the Wednesday prior to Thanksgiving day.

November 16, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


OHS Career Center Aids Mustangs Reaching Out

There's a lot more going on at the Oakdale High School Career Center than the community may realize.

November 16, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


BUS STUFFERS

OHS Associated Student Body representatives assembled outside of the bus they intend to fill for the canned food drive "Stuff the Bus" challenge posed by Oakdale Junior High., OJHS students gathered a load of donations to be taken to their onsite bus. The canned food drive will be hosted at each campus from Monday, Nov. 14 to Friday, Nov. 18. All collections will be taken to Oakdale Community Sharing for distribution to those in need during the holiday season.

November 16, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


School District Seizes Money Saving Opportunity

It was a light night for school business Monday evening as the Oakdale Joint Unified School Board members gathered for their monthly school board meeting. The meeting was conducted at the OJUSD Technology and Staff Development Center as North Second Avenue construction is still underway.

November 16, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


OHS Literacy Center Offers Unique Opportunity

Proving to not be ones to rest on their laurels, administrators, teachers and students of Oakdale High School continue to seek opportunity in the area of academic growth. One most recent area of opportunity has come in the way of the Literacy Center.

November 09, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Baseball And Bitterness

Last week we paused as a country for a solid 24 hours to celebrate a great American past time, baseball.

November 09, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


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Articles By Author - Teresa Hammond


OJUSD Maintains Emergency Plans

Safety in Oakdale schools is at the forefront within the administration at Oakdale Joint Unified School District.

February 21, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Local Cyclist Setting Sights On $$ For Team In Training

One would be hard pressed to meet a family whose life wasn't drastically changed by a cancer diagnosis. In that instance, the story of ...

February 21, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Labels And Fables

My heart is hurting and this column has weighed on my mind for quite some time, so perhaps it's time to give it life.

February 21, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Artist Brightens Valley With Works From The Heart

One never really knows when misfortune may result in opportunity.

February 21, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Oakdale FES Hosts Wedding-Themed Event

It is fair to say there are few people in the community of Oakdale who have not stepped foot inside the Oakdale FES Hall, located ...

February 14, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Oakdale Equine Rescue Living Up To Its Name

One truly never knows what any given day will hold for the board members and volunteers of Oakdale Equine Rescue. One thing, however, is for ...

February 14, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Love Front And Center

Valentine's Day. Where does one even begin on a topic not even they themselves can wrap their head around?

February 14, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


OHS Reclaims Aca Dec Title

The trophy is back.

February 07, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Education


New Barbershop Now Open For Business

There's a new quartet in town, but they're not specializing in music. They're specializing in hair, most specifically men's.

February 07, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Hicks Earns California Kindergarten Association Honor

It has been 15 years since Deborah Hicks first began teaching kindergarten. The 22-year teaching veteran of the Oakdale Joint Unified School District was recently ...

February 07, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Flores Takes County Honor For Making A Difference

Chris Flores isn't one for public notoriety or acknowledgement. Now in her 14th year with Oakdale Joint Unified School District, Flores is the first ...

February 07, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Fondness And Favors

Kindness still exists.

February 07, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Oakdale Mustangs Set Sights On Reclaiming Aca Dec Title

It's a new day and a bit of a new beginning for Oakdale High's 2018 Academic Decathlon Team. For the first time in ...

January 31, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


A Little And A Lot

Last August marked 17 years since making Oakdale home. Next month will mark 16 years since claiming the same by way of employment with the ...

January 31, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Sierra View Embraces Kindness Challenge

A rather large lesson was learned last week at Sierra View Elementary School and it had nothing to do with scholastic or physical ability.

January 30, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Education


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