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Telling The Story

Last week I shared a few thoughts on my feelings as the local reporter who happens to also be a community member.

October 05, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


BUNDLE IT UP

Oakdale High School Leadership students hosted their annual Sweater and Coat drive the last week of September. Items collected during the weeklong event will now be donated to Oakdale's Center for Human Services, benefitting families in need as the cooler weather sets in.

October 05, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


OASIS Aims To Strengthen Ties With Police Department

OASIS After School Program Manager Matt Dillon is looking to foster positive relationships for his students and their community.

October 05, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Bloomingcamp Crowd Welcomes In The Harvest

Though the weather felt more like summer this past weekend, the crowds still turned out to celebrate the annual Harvest Festival and the start of autumn at Bloomingcamp Ranch. Activities were scattered across both days, Saturday and Sunday. Here are some photos from the special event.

September 28, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Passing Through

I recently came upon an out of area publication about our town which I found both odd and interesting. The piece was a follow-up of sorts by an out of area writer returning to see how the town had fared post the Hershey move.

September 28, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Junior High Begins 2016 With Modified Class Schedule

Oakdale Junior High School students are spending a bit more time in their classes this year. While the length of their school day has not been altered, their time spent in the classroom has. How? Simple, class time modification by way of reducing the schedule from an eight period day to a seven period day.

September 28, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Friday Barn Bash Earns Big Money

Rescued horses will continue to be fed and cared for thanks to the generosity of a community and hard work of some volunteers.

September 28, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Apparel Graphics, Inc.: Quality Fosters Quantity

It's been almost two decades since Paul Riva joined forces with his best friend to pursue a career in the printing business. It's a passing of time which visibly stumps the owner of the Oakdale-based business Apparel Graphics, Inc. as he recalls the early days of specializing in screen printing and embroidery.

September 28, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Harvest Festival Back At Bloomingcamp Ranch

Hay is being set for pumpkins, participants and hay rides as the staff of Bloomingcamp Ranch prepares for its annual Harvest Festival. The event will be hosted at the ranch just east of Oakdale on Saturday, Sept. 24 and Sunday, Sept. 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

September 21, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Do-It-Yourselfer Brings Paint Nights To Downtown

Earlier this year, Lisa McDaniel-Norris was literally waiting for the next big thing.

September 21, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Letting Them Fly

My duo are 9 and 12, so it hardly seems fitting for a novice parent like myself to share wisdom on children 'taking flight.'

September 21, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Walking With Heart : Local Youth Setting Her Own Pace

By TERESA HAMMOND

September 21, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


TAKING CHARGE

September 21, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Making The Most Of It

I'm getting older.

September 14, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


School Board Highlights District Ag Achievements

Monday night featured a light agenda as Oakdale Joint Unified conducted the second board meeting of the 2016-17 school year.

September 14, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


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STANISLAUS SALMON

Oakdale Joint Unified Elementary fourth graders, top photo, migrated to the Stanislaus River earlier this month to participate in the annual Knights Ferry field trip ...

November 30, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Spirit Of Oakdale Spreads Thanks And Giving

One needn't have gone hungry on Thanksgiving Day 2016 as Vickie Thompson, Mickey Peabody and their crew of volunteers served up over 1,000 ...

November 30, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Downtown Businesses Prepare To Usher In Holiday Spirit

The magic of the holiday season has slowly but surely been taking over shops and store front windows in Oakdale's downtown area.

November 30, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Thanks For Giving: Lessons And Life

It's the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, so it would only seem fitting that I should pen a piece on gratitude.

November 23, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


OHS Seniors Earn American Heritage Scholarship Funds

A total of five Oakdale High School seniors were among the 19 Stanislaus County students honored last Thursday with monetary scholarships. This fall, 195 high ...

November 23, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


OHS Marching Mustangs Earn Trio Of First Place Finishes

Oakdale High School may now add one more group to that of its first place trophy winning list, as the OHS Marching Band took first ...

November 23, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Time To Rise

One short week from today grocery, big box and retail stores alike will become abuzz with shoppers. While many will cross off their lists this ...

November 16, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


OHS Career Center Aids Mustangs Reaching Out

There's a lot more going on at the Oakdale High School Career Center than the community may realize.

November 16, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


BUS STUFFERS

OHS Associated Student Body representatives assembled outside of the bus they intend to fill for the canned food drive "Stuff the Bus" challenge posed by ...

November 16, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


School District Seizes Money Saving Opportunity

It was a light night for school business Monday evening as the Oakdale Joint Unified School Board members gathered for their monthly school board meeting ...

November 16, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


OHS Literacy Center Offers Unique Opportunity

Proving to not be ones to rest on their laurels, administrators, teachers and students of Oakdale High School continue to seek opportunity in the area ...

November 09, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Baseball And Bitterness

Last week we paused as a country for a solid 24 hours to celebrate a great American past time, baseball.

November 09, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


‘At the Corner’ Business Makes Itself At Home

It took a little bit of vision and a lot of elbow grease, but with the help of friends and family Patty Dycus has transformed ...

November 09, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Spirit Of Oakdale Has Needs To Fill

It is a tradition which has truly stood the test of time.

November 09, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


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