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Drugstore Project Continues Prevention Education

Over 800 elementary school students and several dozen adult and high school volunteers made a somewhat unique pilgrimage to Fair Oaks Elementary School earlier this month. A number of service agencies were also onsite including Oakdale Police Department, Oakdale Fire Department, Oak Valley Hospital, Oakdale Memorial Chapel and many more in observance of the bi-yearly 'Drugstore Project.'

May 25, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


So Much Bigger

Parenting is a tricky and funny thing.

May 18, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Memories Made During Historic Church Move

It was quite the production this week, as the church, bell and steeple from the historic 1890's building were moved from the original North Third and East E Street location to a new home. Here are some photos from the proceedings.

May 18, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Watson Named 2016 Leo Volz Recipient

Oakdale High Senior Lauren Watson isn't afraid to dream. The 18-year-old, however, knows that to dream is not enough. To achieve one's dreams you must work and not just a little, one must work hard to achieve their dreams.

May 18, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Historical Church Relocated Via Unique Moving Process

Preschool children cheered and spectators lined the streets as the historic church located on the northwest corner of North Third Avenue and East E Street began its movement to a new location.

May 18, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Sorry I Missed It

'Tis the season of hours, bleeding into days and ultimately creating weeks.

May 13, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


PENTATHLON KUDOS

Oakdale Junior High Pentathlon team members recently participated in the 12th Annual Stanislaus County Academic Pentathlon, marking its second year at the County competition. Four teammates returned to Oakdale with medals in the following categories (front to back): Magnolia Ferguson-Rice, Scholastic Bronze in Fine Arts; Jessica Garcia, Honors Fourth in Fine Arts; Cael Black, Honors Fifth in Essay and Language Literature; John Creech, Varsity Bronze Speech, Varsity Fourth Science and Varsity Fourth Mathematics.

May 11, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


RAINY DAY LEARNING

Chairs remained empty, as Magnolia Elementary students took cover from the rain under the E-Z Ups on Friday during the school's Annual Ag Day event. Ferrier Joe Terra spoke with Melissa Clark's third grade class on the art and livelihood of horse shoeing, while some students braved the rain to give roping a whirl. Second grade teacher Heather Ellis and her students observed the demonstration presented by Redline K-9.

May 11, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Corps Fosters Fine Art In Oakdale Schools

The final piece has been hung, as children throughout Oakdale Joint Unified District will rise this week in anticipation of their work being seen.

May 11, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


OJHS Teachers Attend Sixth Grade Outdoor Ed

Fred Yerzy and Rachel Torres took a little time away from the classroom in mid-April. The break, however, was not the traditional Spring Break enjoyed districtwide. This break wasn't exactly away from the classroom, either. The classroom became the outdoors and the 'break' came in the way of Foothill Horizons Sixth Grade outdoor education camp.

May 11, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


OHS Theater Prepares For Opening Night

The community of Oakdale is in for a treat, as the Oakdale High School drama department prepares once again for a musical which will have audiences singing its praises.

May 04, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Regional Honor Awarded To Fair Oaks VP Hamby

Janet Hamby has had quite a year … and it's only May.

May 04, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Revolutionary War Comes To Sierra View Elementary

A little taste of Colonial Williamsburg made a stop at Sierra View Elementary School this past week as approximately 100 fifth graders participated in Revolutionary War Day.

May 04, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Mom On Mother’s Day

Mother's Day is once again upon us.

May 03, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Pet Rescue Finds Niche In Repurposing

ASTRO Foundation continues to not only make its mark, but finds a way to make the most of its opportunities. The Animal Shelter to Riverbank and Oakdale (ASTRO), a 501c3 not for profit, is seeing continued success in its ASTRO Thrift and Gift Shop in Oakdale.

April 27, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


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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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