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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 place honors this past weekend at the Lincoln Band Review. This final competition performance earned the group its third First Place trophy for the 2016-2017 school year.

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 weekend, the stores always seem abundantly full the Wednesday prior to Thanksgiving day.

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 Oakdale Junior High., OJHS students gathered a load of donations to be taken to their onsite bus. The canned food drive will be hosted at each campus from Monday, Nov. 14 to Friday, Nov. 18. All collections will be taken to Oakdale Community Sharing for distribution to those in need during the holiday season.

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. The meeting was conducted at the OJUSD Technology and Staff Development Center as North Second Avenue construction is still underway.

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 of academic growth. One most recent area of opportunity has come in the way of the Literacy Center.

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 the once hollow shell at 159 N. First Ave., Oakdale, to a welcoming business space.

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


Living Life With Pigskin

We know there's more than football.

November 02, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Cloverland Students Enjoy Hands-On Ag Learning

It may have been a rainy day on Friday, but that didn't stop the presenters from turning out and the kids from taking it all in as Cloverland Elementary hosted its Ag Day. Kids got to meet and greet some animals, learn about horseshoeing, try their hand at dummy roping and more. Plenty of pop-ups were in evidence, as the students and presenters tried to stay dry. Here are a few photos from the soggy, yet successful, event.

November 02, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Everybody Loves A (Halloween) Parade

It was the traditional Halloween Parade and Festival for Oakdale on Monday, Oct. 31 as the city, in cooperation with the Oakdale Kiwanis Club and several other community and business supporters, put on the festivities. Along with a parade along G Street, there was food, games, music, candy and fun for the young trick-or-treaters in the early afternoon, before they hit the streets to go door-to-door for some more sweet treats. Following are some photos from the festive event.

November 02, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


MUSIC IN MOTION

Oakdale High School band members as well as the color guard maintained the tradition of leading the way for ghouls, goblins, super heroes and princesses alike during the Annual Halloween Parade and Festival on Monday evening, Oct. 31. The annual event is hosted by the City of Oakdale in partnership with Kiwanis Club of Oakdale.

November 02, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Cruz Saluted For 50 Years Of SIO Service

The year 1966 may feel like a lifetime ago to some. The past 50 years much has changed about the world. While the political climate still leaves many to ponder, there is no disputing many of the changes and their effects on the world at large.

November 02, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Junior High Rams Ready For Red Ribbon Week

Oakdale schools are in the midst of observing Red Ribbon Week and the junior high had its kickoff celebration on Monday. Here are a few photos from that event.

October 26, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


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Articles By Author - Teresa Hammond


Looking Forward And Back

It's an interesting time to be alive.

January 18, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Knights Ferry School Expands STEM Education

The commonly known "Little School on the Hill" has jetted into the millennium thanks in part to the funding of a $25,000 grant received ...

January 18, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

December 28, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


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