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Community Gathers In Observance Of Memorial Day

An audience of close to 50 community members assembled on Monday, May 29 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday and to offer respects to the men and women of this country who have died service to their country.

May 31, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Sober Grad Committee Gets Ready For Mustangs

Maria Cobarruvias is passionate about the safety of the Oakdale High School Class of 2017. As the Sober Grad Night Event Chairperson, some might say it's a passion not exclusive to the current graduating class. Cobarruvias has headed up the Sober Grad effort for the past handful of years and this year is no different.

May 24, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


White, Lane Set To Address 2017 OHS Graduating Class

Oakdale High School seniors Elizabeth White and Taryn Lane have spent the better part of the past four years following the same academic path. On Friday, May 26 the young women will bid farewell to this chapter of their academic journey as they address the OHS Class of 2017 one final time.

May 24, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Turning The Page

Today marks my son's final Wednesday as an elementary school student. In three weeks he turns 13 and I'm not ready.

May 24, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Tea Time Fundraiser Planned To Aid In Stowe’s Cancer Battle

Betsy Stowe has long been known throughout the community as a giver; now she's due her turn.

May 24, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Open Road Calls OHS Alum From California To Costa Rica

Anthony Trujillo always knew he wanted to do something memorable once he completed college.

May 17, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


OHS Art Teacher Packs Up Her Easel

It's been 40 years since Nancy Kern first set foot in a classroom to begin her career as an educator. On Thursday, May 25 the Oakdale High School Art teacher will report to her class one final time, as she concludes her 16 years serving with the Oakdale Joint Unified School District.

May 17, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Big Bright Future

In just a handful of days the Oakdale High School Class of 2017 will fill the Corral, move the tassel on their respective mortarboards and begin the next chapter of their lives.

May 17, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Pressing Pause

Being still is hard.

May 10, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Student Board Rep Heading To Biola

The future holds an exciting adventure for Oakdale High School senior and Oakdale Joint Unified School Board Student Representative Autumn Neal.

May 10, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


School Board Session Sees Talk Of Bullying

It was a Monday night comprised primarily of first and second readings of budget and policy for Oakdale Joint Unified School Board members. With just one final meeting remaining in the 2016-17 school year, agenda items were generally uneventful in the way of general business. However, what was eventful was the 'Public Comments' portion of the meeting, which managed to occupy as much time as the overall agenda. Community members addressed the board with varying concerns, pertaining to their students and policy.

May 10, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


T.P. Express Celebrates Three Decades Of Service

Some might say Michael Harris was born into a unique vantage point of Stanislaus County. From as far back as he can remember, Harris has been riding in a T.P. Express truck. Originally acquired by his father Wayne in 1987, this year marks the 30th anniversary of the portable restroom Oakdale business. Harris purchased the business in 2009.

May 03, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


OJHS Pentathletes Earn Second Place Honors

Oakdale High School Academic Pentathlon Team proved the third time is indeed the charm as they captured a Second Place Overall Finish in the 13th Annual Stanislaus County Academic Pentathlon.

May 03, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


How Would You Answer?

Recently over coffee a friend posed a question which stumped me. The irony and funny thing, if you will, was I'm certain that was not the intent of the question, yet there I found myself … no words.

May 03, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Homer Tapped As Volz 2016-17 Award Recipient

Oakdale High School graduating senior Anne Homer will be facing numerous decisions in the upcoming months; how to pay her college tuition, however, will not be one of them.

April 26, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


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Articles By Author - Teresa Hammond


Community Dinner Planned for Campbell Family

Sandy and Lance Campbell have dedicated their lives to making an impact on the lives of young people.

July 26, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Journey to Washington Gets Gilton Back on Solid Ground

Tessa Gilton is not your average 30-something. To the naked eye her uniqueness may seem obvious; it is the unseen, however, and the nature of ...

July 26, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Knights Ferry Fire Reported Contained

Cal Fire crews remain on the scene maintaining containment of the 19 acre fire in Knights Ferry just south east of the covered bridge and ...

July 19, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Local Run Club Hits the Tahoe Trail

It's an endeavor which many may find crazy, confusing or perhaps inspiring: 24 hours of trail running relay style in Lake Tahoe.

July 19, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Mommy Musings

I forgot how much I loved camping.

July 19, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Robles Named Among Distinguished Top 10

Oakdale Joint Unified continues to maintain a presence throughout the state with its ever growing Agriculture program.

July 12, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Horseshoe Artisan Features Work at Café Bliss

Gary Cooksey is not horsing around when it comes to welding and his artwork.

July 12, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Mommy Musings

This isn't what you think. Well, at least I don't think it is. Most especially since one of my most recent columns spoke ...

July 12, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local Columns


West End Building Will See Completion

A development longtime in the making, is finally seeing positive progress in the way of completion. West side Oakdale residents will soon be saying goodbye ...

July 05, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Guide Dog Training Is Now Family Affair

It is a request which, at the time, may have seemed simple and worth investigating – hosting a guide dog. This was the idea of David ...

July 05, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Mommy Musings

I have a password headache and I have full confidence I'm not alone.

July 05, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


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