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Oakdale Equine Rescue Living Up To Its Name

One truly never knows what any given day will hold for the board members and volunteers of Oakdale Equine Rescue. One thing, however, is for certain: when a call is received by one of their partnered Animal Control organizations, the team jumps into place to respond whenever possible.

February 14, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Love Front And Center

Valentine's Day. Where does one even begin on a topic not even they themselves can wrap their head around?

February 14, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


OHS Reclaims Aca Dec Title

The trophy is back.

February 07, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Education


New Barbershop Now Open For Business

There's a new quartet in town, but they're not specializing in music. They're specializing in hair, most specifically men's.

February 07, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Hicks Earns California Kindergarten Association Honor

It has been 15 years since Deborah Hicks first began teaching kindergarten. The 22-year teaching veteran of the Oakdale Joint Unified School District was recently honored with the Audrey Sanchez Teacher Enhancement Award at the annual California Kindergarten Association (CKA) Conference in Santa Clara.

February 07, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Flores Takes County Honor For Making A Difference

Chris Flores isn't one for public notoriety or acknowledgement. Now in her 14th year with Oakdale Joint Unified School District, Flores is the first to share she simply comes to work and does her job.

February 07, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Fondness And Favors

Kindness still exists.

February 07, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Oakdale Mustangs Set Sights On Reclaiming Aca Dec Title

It's a new day and a bit of a new beginning for Oakdale High's 2018 Academic Decathlon Team. For the first time in 17 years the team will approach the 38th Annual Stanislaus County Academic Decathlon minus the pressure of "the streak." A 16-year long winning streak came to an end in 2017 when the team was defeated by the Hughson Huskies.

January 31, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


A Little And A Lot

Last August marked 17 years since making Oakdale home. Next month will mark 16 years since claiming the same by way of employment with the Oakdale Leader.

January 31, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Sierra View Embraces Kindness Challenge

A rather large lesson was learned last week at Sierra View Elementary School and it had nothing to do with scholastic or physical ability.

January 30, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Education


New Contracts Approved For OJUSD Employees

Oakdale educators and classified staff have once again settled on a contract to the pleasure of both agencies, as well as Oakdale Joint Unified School District.

January 24, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Sunrise Rotary Plans Inaugural ‘Boots And Bows’

Fathers, grandfathers, uncles and brothers may want to take note of an inaugural date taking shape. On Friday, Feb. 9 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Oakdale Sunrise Rotary plans to live it up the Gene Bianchi Community Center for Boots and Bows, a community wide Father/Daughter Dance.

January 24, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Bunker Down And Vitamin Up

Who hasn't had the flu? Not you. How about the 30 day cold? Yes, that's actually a thing. Bronchitis? Pneumonia? Strep?

January 24, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Adorable Clothing Sets Up Shop In City

The New Year is off to a positive start for mother/daughter business duo Brenda Bergwerff and Rachelle Foster as they celebrate the second month of operating their new business.

January 17, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local Business


Knights Ferry Community Club Schedules Paint Nite

Knights Ferry Community Club is offering the community the opportunity to take a bit of the Ferry home with them.

January 17, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


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Articles By Author - Teresa Hammond


Love Oakdale Leaves Impact On Projects Throughout City

A small army of close to 250 people embarked on multiple projects throughout the City of Oakdale on Saturday, April 21. Their weapons of choice ...

April 25, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


School Site Improvements Continue Moving Forward

Oakdale Junior High School will be receiving much needed improvements for the school's multi-purpose room/cafeteria, thanks to developer fees and a unanimous vote ...

April 25, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Salon Closes After Six Decades Of Service

Judy's Hair Fashions has seen its last client. The walls of the 147 N. First Ave., Oakdale location hold more than six decades of ...

April 25, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Oakdale Community Park Hosts First Music Festival

The amphitheater of Oakdale Community Park will soon be filled with music.

April 18, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Mother, Daughter Duo Prepare For Gallo Stage

Oakdale High School sophomore Darby Schmidt is preparing for an experience she didn't fathom three short years ago. Later this month Darby, along with ...

April 18, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Listen And Learn

Life is really funny. From the time my children were very young I began to learn how much I could learn from them.

April 18, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Cowgirl Luncheon Once Again Packs Bianchi Center

Forty cowboys left rodeo week with memories which will sustain them a lifetime and it didn't come by way of accomplishment at the Oakdale ...

April 18, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


OHS Interact Club Has International Plans

Four students of Oakdale High School Interact Club are up to something big. The student affiliate of the Oakdale Rotary Club has taken on a ...

April 11, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Junior High Rams Named Color Guard Champions

The title of 'Champion' is one some Oakdale students have become accustomed to. Now, 18 Oakdale Junior High students find themselves amongst this group as ...

April 11, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Oakdale’s Rich Earns Outstanding Woman Honors

Sue Rich was destined to be an educator. Her journey to teach began as young as her junior high days and has metamorphized many times ...

April 11, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Chamber Hosts Successful Pours In Stores Event

Not to be put off by a little rain, the latest go-round of Pours in Stores, Eat Drink and Be Local, proved to be a ...

April 11, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Saddle Up Or Mosey Out

Two words possibly said more over the course of seven days than any other in the 95361, "Rodeo Week." It's here, it's now ...

April 11, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Oakdale Senior’s Concept ‘Hand Hugs’ Goes Viral

Joanne Parker is on a mission.

April 04, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Egg-cellent Adventure Hosted For Kids At Kerr Park

The weather proved to be just what the bunny ordered as Oakdale families as well as some from surrounding areas embarked upon a yearly ritual ...

April 04, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Fair Oaks Students See Books Published

Fair Oaks Elementary School students have dipped their pens into the publishing world. Under the guidance and direction of Computer Lab Educator Theresa Gassaway, eight ...

April 04, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Education


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