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GATE Students Visit Celtic Faire

Two buses complete with students and family traveled to Sonora on Friday, March 11 to attend the 30th Annual Sonora Celtic Faire. GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) students from each of the four Oakdale Elementary Schools attended the faire as part of the Family Tapestry unit.

March 16, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Elementary Schools Re-Zoned For 2016-17

The lines have been drawn and the boundaries approved.

March 16, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


To Know An Angel

Emotions ran a bit high around our home last week.

March 09, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Barbecue Rolls Into East End Of Town

Rob Geisler has not only found his niche, but he has seemingly found a way to bring his passion to plenty of people.

March 09, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


SINGING SENIORS

The Singing Seniors in Oakdale meet every Thursday from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Gladys Lemmons Senior Center. Retired OHS Band Director Ron Quintanal assists the group as their leader each week. The vocal enthusiasts are currently seeking male singers as well as those with varying range from soprano to alto. Professional experience is not a requirement. The Singing Seniors also perform with the Oakdale Community Band. Their next concert will be Tuesday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m.

March 09, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | News Briefs


Oakdale Academic Decathletes Prepare For State Competition

Oakdale High School's Academic Decathlon Team has one more date with the theme of "India." On Thursday, March 17 they will once again make the trek to Sacramento to represent Stanislaus County in the State Competition.

March 09, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Loving The Landscape

Spring is in the air.

March 02, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Oakdale Elementary Schools: Full STEAM Ahead

The elementary age students of Oakdale Joint Unified are learning robotics.

March 02, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Corned Beef Dinner Slated For 45th Year

Community members craving a generous portion of corned beef need not look far or wait until the traditional Saint Patrick's holiday to satisfy their hunger. On Saturday, March 5 Oakdale and Riverbank members of Mater Christi YLI (Young Ladies Institute) #140 will host the 45th Anniversary serving of their Corned Beef Dinner.

March 02, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


One Small ‘Rescue’ Dog Yields One Big Story

One might say 11-year-old Noelani Kuheleloa is no stranger to miracles and angels. As a seven-year cancer survivor, the young Sierra View fifth grader is familiar with hardship and challenge.

March 02, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


It Started With The Cookie

'Tis the season for cute kids and cookie boxes. Personally, we get sucked in every year as we find ourselves supporting a friend and their troop. Then of course there are the girls outside the grocery and yes, if I have $5 you better believe we walk away with a box or two.

February 24, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Anderson, Russell ‘Making A Difference’

The pride Oakdale Joint Unified School District holds in its teachers may be commonly known throughout Stanislaus County. What may not be as commonly known, yet equally important is the pride the district takes in its classified staff. Most recently two of the district's classified employees were acknowledged at an awards ceremony hosted by Stanislaus County Office of Education, receiving the 2015-16 'Making a Difference' honors.

February 24, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Area Almond Farmer ‘Sharing The Health’

One simple quote has spiraled into motivation and seemingly a mission statement for Sara Sperry.

February 24, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Oakdale Educators Get Technical At Google Summit

By TERESA HAMMOND

February 17, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Memories And Milestones

February 2016 marks the beginning of the 15th year that I first entered the old brick building at 122 South Third Ave. known as the location of the Oakdale Leader. All these years later, it's still mind boggling to me.

February 17, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


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So Much Bigger

Parenting is a tricky and funny thing.

May 18, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Memories Made During Historic Church Move

It was quite the production this week, as the church, bell and steeple from the historic 1890's building were moved from the original North ...

May 18, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Watson Named 2016 Leo Volz Recipient

Oakdale High Senior Lauren Watson isn't afraid to dream. The 18-year-old, however, knows that to dream is not enough. To achieve one's dreams ...

May 18, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Historical Church Relocated Via Unique Moving Process

Preschool children cheered and spectators lined the streets as the historic church located on the northwest corner of North Third Avenue and East E Street ...

May 18, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Sorry I Missed It

'Tis the season of hours, bleeding into days and ultimately creating weeks.

May 13, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


PENTATHLON KUDOS

Oakdale Junior High Pentathlon team members recently participated in the 12th Annual Stanislaus County Academic Pentathlon, marking its second year at the County competition. Four ...

May 11, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


RAINY DAY LEARNING

Chairs remained empty, as Magnolia Elementary students took cover from the rain under the E-Z Ups on Friday during the school's Annual Ag Day ...

May 11, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Corps Fosters Fine Art In Oakdale Schools

The final piece has been hung, as children throughout Oakdale Joint Unified District will rise this week in anticipation of their work being seen.

May 11, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


OJHS Teachers Attend Sixth Grade Outdoor Ed

Fred Yerzy and Rachel Torres took a little time away from the classroom in mid-April. The break, however, was not the traditional Spring Break enjoyed ...

May 11, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


OHS Theater Prepares For Opening Night

The community of Oakdale is in for a treat, as the Oakdale High School drama department prepares once again for a musical which will have ...

May 04, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Regional Honor Awarded To Fair Oaks VP Hamby

Janet Hamby has had quite a year … and it's only May.

May 04, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Revolutionary War Comes To Sierra View Elementary

A little taste of Colonial Williamsburg made a stop at Sierra View Elementary School this past week as approximately 100 fifth graders participated in Revolutionary ...

May 04, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Mom On Mother’s Day

Mother's Day is once again upon us.

May 03, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Pet Rescue Finds Niche In Repurposing

ASTRO Foundation continues to not only make its mark, but finds a way to make the most of its opportunities. The Animal Shelter to Riverbank ...

April 27, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Remembering Humility

There is very little which is monotonous about writing for a small town paper.

April 27, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


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