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Valley Couple Celebrates 77th Wedding Anniversary

Sunday, Feb. 14 will mark the 76th Valentine's Day Rogue and Eva Vizcaino will spend as husband and wife. A short six days later, on Feb. 20, the couple will celebrate their 77th Wedding Anniversary with friends and family.

February 10, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Soul Friends

By definition 'soul food' is a noun, defined by Merriam-Webster as: "food (as chitterlings, ham hocks and collard greens) traditionally eaten by southern black Americans." With origins dating back to the mid-sixties, it is safe to say that its definition may have morphed a bit in the way of mainstream thinking.

February 10, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


RUN FOR THE LIBRARY

Over 100 run/walkers, top photo, took advantage of Saturday's blue sky as participants of the 24th Annual Don Osborne Memorial Run, hosted by the Oakdale Lions Club. Top three finishers by gender, as well as age group were awarded for both the 1 mile and 5k races. Also, proving to be a super hero among the field of run/walkers on Saturday morning, Yesse Torres completed the one mile race in 7 minutes, two seconds. There were 55 entrants in the one mile race.

February 10, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Sierra View Student Raises Funds For Friend

Some might say Logan Atkinson has a heart bigger than his 10-year-old stature.

February 10, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Public Forum Sees Limited Attendance

A public forum which was talked about by many was attended by few. Close to 50 people attended the Boundary Study, Public Forum on Thursday evening, Feb. 4 at Magnolia Elementary. Of the 50 in attendance close to half were Oakdale Joint Unified School District (OJUSD) educators and administrators. A flier announcing the Public Forum was sent home with all elementary school students two weeks prior to the meeting.

February 10, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Academic Greatness Continues To Shine

The Stanislaus County Academic Decathlon Trophy has once again returned to the Oakdale High School campus, back in Mustang territory. For the 16th consecutive year Oakdale's Aca Dec team has proven what some may deny, Oakdale students are driven well beyond the sports playing field.

February 10, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


What’s In Your Bucket?

I don't believe in New Year Resolutions. I'm a goal setter. Perhaps it's all just a mind game, but there is something easier about losing your way while attaining a goal rather than 'breaking a resolution.'

February 03, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


OJUSD Approves Increases For Staff

Oakdale Joint Unified School District Board, teachers and classified staff have settled contracts. On Monday, Feb. 1 during its monthly scheduled meeting, contracts for all district employees, as well as salary increases for management, classified positions and board compensation were approved.

February 03, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Aca Dec Team Pursues Trophy For 16th Year

The Oakdale High School Academic Decathlon team has been the reigning Stanislaus County Champions for as long as some team members have been alive. That's a tall order to maintain; the nine member competing team, however, shared they are up to the task.

February 03, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


She’s A Rescue

Every dog I have owned my adult life has been a rescue. Our current furry family member, Willow (aka Show Pony – for her bounce) is the fourth rescue dog to call our family home.

January 27, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


OHS Teen Dancer Lands Scholarship Opportunity

Oakdale High School freshman Anthony Reynoso won't be found making his mark on the baseball diamond of OHS, nor will he be found on the track or tennis court.

January 27, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


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


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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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