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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 earlier this school year via the Monsanto Fund.

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 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


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Articles By Author - Teresa Hammond


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

May 03, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


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