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School Board Approves 2016-17 Conduct Code

Parents, students, as well as staff of the Oakdale Joint Unified School District will find a few timely changes in the way of the Student Conduct Code for the 2016-17 school year.

June 29, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Getting the most out of the early morning mild temperatures, youngsters were found making some summe

Getting the most out of the early morning mild temperatures, youngsters were found making some summer memories as Monday marked the first day of the season. A handful of youths played at the West J Street Park in the Vineyard subdivision of Oakdale.

June 22, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Mustang Alumnus Makes The Cut With Salon Location

Kelly Ashby is living a full-circle moment.

June 22, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


The Love Of The Village

There's something truly special and unique about unconditional love.

June 22, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


WAIT A MINUTE

Oakdale Library proved to be a popular stop this past Thursday, as close to 40 children and their families attended a "Minute To Win It" event hosted in conjunction with the library's "Read for the Win" Summer Reading Challenge program. In addition to the activities, participants received prizes for completion of seven varying challenges if achieved within less than a minute.

June 22, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Senior Crafters Earn Big Sales For Center

Wednesdays between 9 a.m. and noon are anything but boring at the Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Center. Like most days, the 450 E. A St. facility offers a variety of activities for the 55 and over crowd.

June 22, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


OJUSD Looks To Future Budget And Spending

Developers are going to need to pay a bit more per square foot in order to support Oakdale schools.

June 15, 2016 | By TERESA HAMMOND | Education


Historic Knights Ferry Store Back In Business

The register is once again ringing as the Knights Ferry General Store has reopened for business. Store owner and shop tender Andrew Basmajian, along with wife Bethany, could not be more pleased.

June 15, 2016 | By TERESA HAMMOND | Local News


Food Network-Featured Chef Serves Farm to Table

Diners of the Farm to Table event hosted by Bloomingcamp Ranch were in for a special treat this past Friday.

June 15, 2016 | By TERESA HAMMOND | Local News


Senior Information Day Deemed Success

Oakdale and surrounding area seniors were once again treated to a complimentary lunch and a wealth of information during the 15th Annual Oakdale Senior Information Day hosted on Friday, June 10. The annual event is presented and sponsored by the City of Oakdale and Oak Valley Hospital District and is free to the community. It is hosted each year at the Gene Bianchi Community Center.

June 15, 2016 | By TERESA HAMMOND | Local News


Back In The Day

The Stanislaus County Fair is just a handful of weeks away.

June 15, 2016 | By TERESA HAMMOND | Mommy Musings


Vacation: Reconnect And Rediscover

I recently did something I haven't done since my daughter was a year old. I took a week of vacation. Actually with Memorial Day and an extra day on the exit end, it was a nine-day vacation.

June 08, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Student Achieves 7 Years Of Perfect Attendance

Twelve-year-old Seth Ackerman doesn't hold the secret to wellness or exceptional health. The former Fair Oaks sixth grader does, however, hold a plaque and the honor of being acknowledged for zero days of absence or tardies during his seven years of attendance at the elementary school.

June 08, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Magnolia Campus Gets Ready For Summer Fun

Oakdale Joint Unified School District has once again lined up eight weeks of activity to help school age children, grades kindergarten through six, keep their summer days busy.

June 01, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Yerzy Bids Farewell After 35-Year Career

This May marked the final days that Oakdale students sat in the classroom of Fred Yerzy. After 35 years as an educator Yerzy is moving on to beginning a life of retirement.

June 01, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


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Articles By Author - Teresa Hammond


School District’s Mutoza Turns In Locksmith Keys

Mark Mutoza has witnessed a lot of change during his tenure with the Oakdale Joint Unified School District.

August 24, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Caught In The Swarm

I try not to get too caught up in sensationalism.

August 24, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


OHS Alum Interns In Washington DC

Madison Lane lived a summer which she hopes serves as a glimpse into her future.

August 24, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Needed To Be ‘Mom’

To the one family or cluster of kids whose picture I missed taking for the newspaper on the first day of school, please accept my ...

August 17, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Fit Body Boot Camp Joins Oakdale Shopping Center

The southwest end of the Oakdale Shopping Center has seen a bit more traffic in the past few weeks. 'Traffic' via automobiles and fitness clad ...

August 17, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Oakdale Students Return To School

On Wednesday, Aug. 10 Oakdale Joint Unified officially began the 2016-17 school year. As school bells began ringing at 7:40 a.m. at Oakdale ...

August 17, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Fundraising Efforts Underway For Annual Community Meal

It's never too early for Vickie Thompson to start planning when it comes to the Spirit of Oakdale community Thanksgiving meal.

August 17, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Local Hair Stylist Picks Up New Brush For Art

Some might describe Barbara Findlay as a gifted artist in her professional field. She has spent over 30 years relying on a keen eye and ...

August 10, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


VP Talmage Allen Joins OJHS Administrative Team

Talmage Allen will be joining his eighth grade son on Wednesday, Aug. 10 for the first day of school.

August 10, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Oakdale Joint Unified School Board Reconvenes For 2016-17

Monday night proved to be par for the course as Oakdale Joint Unified School District's Board of Trustees gathered for the first meeting of ...

August 10, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Neal Gets Comfortable As Student Board Rep

The week of Aug. 8, 2016 will likely be remembered as one of 'firsts' for Oakdale High School senior Autumn Neal.

August 10, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Back To The Books

It's here again.

August 03, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Revitalized River’s Edge Offers Refreshing Setting

As Central Valley temperatures continue to stay around the century mark, locals may choose to cool off in the Stanislaus River or keep their kitchen ...

August 03, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Magnolia Elementary School Welcomes New Vice Principal

As Oakdale youth busy themselves searching for shoes, backpacks and supplies, Oakdale Joint Unified School District administrators and staff are equally busy on their respective ...

August 03, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Oakdale High Alum Interns With Scottish Parliament

It was just three short years ago that Oakdale High School alumnus Lindsay Combs graced the stage to accept her diploma along with other members ...

August 03, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


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