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Cowboy Christmas

Oakdale's own Cowboy Santa offered visitors a unique opportunity to pet and visit with his trusty companion as he made his way into the plaza area of Gene Bianchi Community Center on Saturday. Young and old alike waited along the parking lot entrance to spy the horseback arrival of the treasured attendee. It was part of the annual Cowboy Christmas celebration for the community, which included a vendor faire, music and visits and photos with Santa himself.

December 02, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Douglas Takes Top Honors At Nationals

Oakdale High School alum and FFA member Logan Douglas has left his mark.

December 02, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Mommy Musings

Naptime And Motherhood

December 02, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Healthy Holiday Fun For Magnolia TK Kids

In celebration of a thankful season Michelle Jones' Transitional Kindergarten class began the Friday prior to Thanksgiving break with a song by Debbie Clement, "You're Wonderful." The song is a positive thinking song for young people, highlighting positive attributes.

November 25, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Gold Dust Pizza Spices Up North End

By TERESA HAMMOND

November 25, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Mommy Musings

Thanks And Giving

November 25, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Oakdale Students Become Worldly

Close to 1500 Oakdale Joint Unified School District students were able to tour the world last week 'virtually' thanks to the innovation of Google Expeditions.

November 18, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Board Members Eye Ag Education

It is an old adage which Oakdale Joint Unified is becoming known for, 'If you build it they will come.'

November 18, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


OHS Can Food Drive

November 16, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


The Good News

Every now and again a call comes through that makes my day.

November 11, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


OHS Marching Band Earns Santa Cruz Win

The 2015-15 school year is proving to be one for the record books for Oakdale High School marching band, drumline, colorguard and drum major as all four recently entered the winners circle at the Santa Cruz Band Review.

November 11, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


GO FOR GOOGLE

Sierra View sixth grade teacher and Technology Mentor Amanda Hensley, top photo, guides her class through an underwater adventure and school lesson via Google Expeditions. Students of Sierra View, as well as Oakdale Junior High were selected to be participants in the pilot Google program. At side, a young participant of the piloted Google Expeditions Pioneer Program was visibly excited Tuesday by what was witnessed through the Google Cardboard. Similar to the once popular 'view finders,' the smart phone compatible devices take students on virtual field trips to locations around the world

November 11, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Agriculture, PE Credits Center Stage For Board

For anyone not in the know, Monday night's school board meeting made it evident. The community of Oakdale holds strong to its agriculture roots, as the Oakdale City Council Chambers hosted a sea of blue corduroy jackets and standing room only occupancy.

November 11, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Red Ribbin Wrap

Oakdale Junior High math teacher Chris Lewis, left as he goes to the spike, while Courtney Martinez, Financial Secretary studies the shot. The two were participants in the Staff versus OJHS Volleball team last Wednesday as part of Red Ribbon Week activities.

November 04, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


ASTRO Foundation Offers Gift That Keeps On Giving

The ASTRO (Animal Shelter To Riverbank and Oakdale) Foundation has the perfect gift item for the hard to please. As tribute to its rescued pets and the rescuers who put their lives on the line daily, the 501(C)3 non-profit has produced "Rescuers and the Rescued" wall calendars for the 2016 year.

November 04, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


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Articles By Author - Teresa Hammond


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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