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Gillman’s Celebrates Second Year Under New Ownership

It's hard to imagine the corner of West F Street and Bryan Avenue without the presence of Gillman's Classic Drive-In.

September 06, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local Business


The Hands Of Harvey

Last week I did something a bit different by way of this space. I stepped a bit sideways from my comfort zone and what's become familiar and I spoke from my heart.

September 06, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


My Community, My Thoughts

I do my best to stay away from politics both in this space, as well as in general when it comes to writing.

August 30, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Oakdale Rotary Prepares For Annual Wine Extravaganza

Oakdale Rotary will once again present a one of a kind event as they host the Eighth Annual Wine Extravaganza on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. The annual event will be hosted at the Oakdale Golf and Country Club. Tickets are $50 per person (21 and over). Proceeds from this year's event will be donated to OHS Ag Department and the Astro Foundation.

August 30, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


OHS: Positive Growth From The Ground Up

The Oakdale High School Ag program has been getting a bit more attention as of late. While for the students privy to the program during the past handful of years, the notoriety comes honestly and earned – the program growth seems imminent. Most especially so as Oakdale Joint Unified completes Phase 1 of the Oakdale School Farm, situated on the northwest end of town.

August 30, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Spirit Of Community

For those who may have missed it, the buzz is back.

August 23, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Knights Ferry School Benefits From Community Volunteerism

Community spirit and volunteerism is alive and well in the community of Knights Ferry. This continues to become apparent each year as the start of school lingers and this year was no different.

August 23, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Wish Granted For Oakdale Teen

Christopher Courtney spent his 13th birthday a bit different than the average teenager. The Oakdale Junior High eighth grader began his 13th year last Saturday, flanked by family and a community which has greatly impacted his young life – Make-A-Wish.

August 23, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


School District Gains Focus To Aid At-Risk Students

As is customary, the first school board meeting of Oakdale Joint Unified for the 2017-2018 school year was short, yet information packed. Schools were back in session for the new year as of Thursday, Aug. 10 and the board members gathered for their first session of the new year as well.

August 16, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Music And Magic

It's not very often that a story assignment turns into a "be my guest" invitation.

August 16, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Pilates Studio Settles In To New Location

There were a handful of things which Monica Harris knew for certain three years ago. As an athlete and fitness enthusiast, Harris knew she loved working with clients, she loved Pilates and she loved helping people reach their goals.

August 16, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local Business


Last Call: Local Business Is Brewing

There's something big brewing on the south end of town and it's not coffee.

August 09, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Mommy Musings

I hope you read this before Saturday.

August 09, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local Columns


Sierra View Music Fest Returns To Rock The Valley

Jim Brunk is not one known to be frightened by challenge. That became not just known but established during the summer of 2008 after the sudden passing of his wife Heidi.

August 02, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


School District Implements Technology Time Saver

It is a return to school pastime which has been commonly known as "Parent Homework." A task dreaded by many each year as their children return from the first week of school with a stack of papers requesting updated information in the way of medical records and emergency contacts. Families with more than one child, treated to all the more in the way of "homework" as each child comes with their own set.

August 02, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


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Articles By Author - Teresa Hammond


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


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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