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Cambodian Lions Visit Counterparts In 95361

The motto of Lions International is about as simple as it can come: "We Serve." Their Mission Statement is a bit more in depth: "To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs."

January 18, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


A Lesson And A Desk

Life has a funny way of showing us things. I have found that if our eyes are opened wide, our hearts accepting and we pause in reflection we will see them.

January 11, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


New Boutique Owner Offers Elegance, Seamstress Services

Community members in need of seamstress skills or an evening gown for a special occasion need not travel out of the 95361 any longer. Some might find the recent addition of Claudia's Boutique and Alterations to be exactly what Oakdale was missing and owner/seamstress Claudia Isaac is eager to prove them right.

January 11, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Surf And Turf Event Benefits Swim Team

While the weather right now would make for less than desirable swimming conditions, board members of the Oakdale Swim Team are preparing for the start of yet another memorable season.

January 11, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Breaking The Cycle And Getting Real

Addiction is a funny thing.

January 04, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


OHS Alum Cordoza, Walter Giving Back

It's been close to 20 years since Stevie Cordoza and Hank Walter first crossed paths. A journey which began so long ago for the OHS 2012 Alumni that when asked, they almost don't recall a time they didn't know one another.

January 04, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


That’s A Wrap

As hard as it is to believe, it is indeed our final issue of 2016 and what a year it has been.

December 28, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Dickens Documentary Screening At Center

Simple yet powerful words: "modest, courageous, passionate, analytical, humble." These are the words Eriksen and Soren Dickens repeat as they speak of their late father, Mark Dickens.

December 28, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


HOLIDAY DONATION

Fair Oaks Elementary students collected and donated close to 75 shoeboxes filled with "stocking stuffers" for donation at the Oakdale Center for Human Services. The shoeboxes were filled with a variety of items from games, art essentials, toiletries and more

December 21, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Lessons Through Life And Loss

There's nothing easy about loss.

December 21, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Oakdale Lions, Volunteers Spread Holiday Spirit

Anyone with hope of escaping the rain to do a little carefree shopping at Kmart last Thursday night, Dec. 15, were quickly greeted with the Spirit of Saint Nick. Oakdale Lions hosted the Annual Oakdale Lion's Club Children's Christmas Shopping Tour.

December 21, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Home Preview Event Benefits Children’s Guardian Home

This Wednesday evening could best be described as one Elsie Martin never saw coming.

December 21, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


School Board Gavel Passes To Shook

The gavel was literally passed during Monday night's meeting, as the Oakdale Joint Unified School Board met for its final meeting of the 2016 calendar year. The board unanimously seated Barbara Shook as President; Larry Betschart as Clerk and Mike House was named School Board Representative.

December 14, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Local Grocer Offers New Curbside Service

Finding the time to fill one's pantry, cupboards or refrigerator has been made a little easier, thanks to the addition of the eCart service at the Raley's store in Oakdale.

December 14, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Ortiz Named Finalist In Singing Competition

Stephanie Ortiz did not spend her last Monday of the 2016 calendar year in class at Oakdale High School. Instead ... the OHS senior found herself on a car ride with her parents to San Francisco for an opportunity she once only dreamed of.

December 14, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


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OJUSD, CTCNC Joins Forces To Offer Career, College Options

Administrators and staff of the Oakdale Joint Unified School District are doing more than speaking of College and Career readiness, they continue to put action ...

March 22, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


OHS Senior Paulus Attains Eagle Scout Status

Oakdale High School senior Garrett Paulus cites perseverance as one of his greatest lessons learned since becoming a Boy Scout when he was in the ...

March 22, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Music Fills the Air at Oakdale High School

Gathering together for a festive evening, young musicians in the Oakdale Joint Unified School District performed for the community this past week, offering up several ...

March 22, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Screenplays And Small Towns

A reporter, a doctor and a football coach are on the street talking …

March 22, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Area Runner, Author Begins Unique ‘8 In 8’ Journey At Modesto Marathon

To the outside eye Matt Fitzgerald may appear to be just another runner, logging miles in the early morning or midafternoon hours as he circles ...

March 15, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


School Board Continues Securing Student Futures

It was a Monday night with a light agenda and a sparse audience for the March 13 meeting of the Oakdale school board. OJUSD Board ...

March 15, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Oakdale Shop Maintains Up Cycle Focus

By TERESA HAMMOND

March 15, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


OHS Earns Regional Science Olympiad Win

A total of 20 teams from 15 county high schools competed on Saturday, March 4 at the 2017 Stanislaus County Regional Science Olympiad and Oakdale ...

March 08, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Design Solutions Offers A Fresh Approach To Home

Crisp, clean, light and welcoming would be a few adjectives one might be struck by when first entering Design Solutions.

March 08, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local Business


College, Career Center Update For School Board

Presidential holidays may have delayed the date for the February Oakdale Joint Unified School Board meeting, yet the evening proved to be informative and exciting ...

March 01, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


I’m Sorry Phil

I guess I owe the groundhog an apology.

March 01, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


New Group Of Mustangs Get Down To Business

The future looks promising for students of Oakdale High School's Future Business Leaders of America as they recently competed in the FBLA Leadership Competition ...

February 22, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Artists Display Talents At Local Event

Valley art enthusiasts were treated to a break from bad weather over the weekend, as Valley Art Association hosted its Annual 'Fall Carriage Art Show.'

February 22, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Groundhog Grumpiness

I hate the groundhog.

February 22, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Skinnovations Establishes Business Presence In Oakdale

Thirty minute commutes are now a thing of the past for Nikki Chiverrell. Chiverrell, a Licensed Cosmetology Esthetician (LCE), Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) and Holistic ...

February 22, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


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