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School District Boundary Study Results Released

After several months of review and data collection by an outside source, findings and recommendations are back concerning the Oakdale Joint Unified School District, OJUSD, Boundary Study.

January 27, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


In Cahoots For A Belly Busting Breakfast

By TERESA HAMMOND

January 26, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | 209 LIVING


Being A Servant

Parenting is probably the toughest and most rewarding gig I will ever be gifted with.

January 20, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Fair Oaks Elementary Gets Green Light for Donation

Just months after its completion for use, the Fair Oaks Elementary School multi-purpose room is getting a new addition.

January 20, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Homecoming Week In Full Swing

Tuesday, Jan. 19 marked the beginning of Winter Homecoming Week at Oakdale High School. The theme for the week is "Mustangs Out of This Universe." Activities will include theme days as well as a Class Theme Day on Thursday, Jan. 21. Themes by class for that day will be: Seniors - Hunger Games; Juniors - Harry Potter; Sophomores - Sky High and Freshmen - Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Friday will be Red and Gold Day and a rally will be staged during the lunch hour. Royalty candidates will be crowned prior to the Varsity Boys Basketball game at OHS Friday night. Following ...

January 20, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Annual Don Osborne Memorial Event Looms

For the 24th consecutive year runners will toe the line for what is now known as the Don Osborne Memorial Run in front of the Oakdale Library on Saturday, Feb. 6.

January 20, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Door Number Three

I'm going to 'out' myself just a bit in the way of 'guilty pleasure' of television viewing. As I prepared to pen this piece I realize I may lose a few readers as a result of this admission. I'm taking that risk.

January 13, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Fundraiser Plays To Record Crowd

Contrary to popular belief the hottest ticket to be purchased in town last week was not to be found at a local market in hopes of becoming a Powerball millionaire. The $5 ticket which yielded hours of entertainment came in the way of the Third Annual Royal Rams Competition hosted Friday, Jan. 8 at Magnolia Auditorium.

January 13, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Resource Officer Position Renewed

Police presence will once again be in evidence for the student body of Oakdale Joint Unified School District campuses.

January 13, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Agriculture Service Calls Oakdale Home

Larry Beck is quickly getting adjusted to his second story corner office of the newly opened corporate location of Mid Valley Agriculture Services, Inc. (MVAS) on the southeast side of Oakdale.

January 06, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Waisting Time

I'm looking for my waist. Have you seen my waist? Maybe it's at Cahoots, Moss Rose, Firenze's? It's definitely not at Fitness Plus or Koru Yoga Studio or maybe ... It is.

December 30, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Magnolia Enjoys McHenry Field Trip

Magnolia Elementary third graders took a ride out of town earlier this month as they made their way to Modesto for a quick field trip. The four third-grade classes were treated to tours of both the McHenry Mansion as well as the McHenry Museum.

December 30, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


OJUSD Music Programs Perform For Packed House

The past week wrapped up two weeks of musical enjoyment for students and the families of Oakdale Joint Unified School District. Elementary band kicked off the holiday merriment, with a packed house at Magnolia Auditorium on Wednesday, Dec. 9. Students of Oakdale Junior High and Oakdale High School band delighted the listeners the following evening with a toe tapping concert also hosted at Magnolia.

December 23, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


What’s In A Name

I am the parent of 'those' kids. You know the ones. The kids who name a gold fish 'Goldie', a stuffed dog 'Puppy' or continue to call a doll 'Bitty Baby' until it has aged in years beyond a toddler.

December 23, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Community Generosity Bursts Into Local Kmart

Santa's elves were out in full force on Thursday evening and were spotted on the east end of town at Oakdale's Kmart store.

December 23, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


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Articles By Author - Teresa Hammond


Looking Forward And Back

It's an interesting time to be alive.

January 18, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Knights Ferry School Expands STEM Education

The commonly known "Little School on the Hill" has jetted into the millennium thanks in part to the funding of a $25,000 grant received ...

January 18, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Cambodian Lions Visit Counterparts In 95361

The motto of Lions International is about as simple as it can come: "We Serve." Their Mission Statement is a bit more in depth: "To ...

January 18, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


A Lesson And A Desk

Life has a funny way of showing us things. I have found that if our eyes are opened wide, our hearts accepting and we pause ...

January 11, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


New Boutique Owner Offers Elegance, Seamstress Services

Community members in need of seamstress skills or an evening gown for a special occasion need not travel out of the 95361 any longer. Some ...

January 11, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Surf And Turf Event Benefits Swim Team

While the weather right now would make for less than desirable swimming conditions, board members of the Oakdale Swim Team are preparing for the start ...

January 11, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Breaking The Cycle And Getting Real

Addiction is a funny thing.

January 04, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


OHS Alum Cordoza, Walter Giving Back

It's been close to 20 years since Stevie Cordoza and Hank Walter first crossed paths. A journey which began so long ago for the ...

January 04, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


That’s A Wrap

As hard as it is to believe, it is indeed our final issue of 2016 and what a year it has been.

December 28, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Dickens Documentary Screening At Center

Simple yet powerful words: "modest, courageous, passionate, analytical, humble." These are the words Eriksen and Soren Dickens repeat as they speak of their late father ...

December 28, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


HOLIDAY DONATION

Fair Oaks Elementary students collected and donated close to 75 shoeboxes filled with "stocking stuffers" for donation at the Oakdale Center for Human Services. The ...

December 21, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Lessons Through Life And Loss

There's nothing easy about loss.

December 21, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Oakdale Lions, Volunteers Spread Holiday Spirit

Anyone with hope of escaping the rain to do a little carefree shopping at Kmart last Thursday night, Dec. 15, were quickly greeted with the ...

December 21, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Home Preview Event Benefits Children’s Guardian Home

This Wednesday evening could best be described as one Elsie Martin never saw coming.

December 21, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


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