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School District Assessment Scores Show Positive Trend

It was a night focused on academia Monday, Oct. 10 during the Oakdale Joint Unified School Board meeting, as Assistant Superintendent Kristi Rapinchuk reviewed results and comparisons for the Spring 2016 Smarter Balanced Assessment System (SBAC) testing. The tests replaced the STAR assessment system as the curriculum has changed to Common Core Standards.

October 12, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


OHS FFA Represents At National Competition

Academic and sports teams are not the only areas where Oakdale High School is making its mark. As Oakdale Agriculture programs continue to grow and thrive, there is good and valid reasons why Oakdale Joint Unified is turning its focus and energy to the Oakdale School Farm.

October 12, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Clothing Consignment Shop Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

It has been a decade since Tanya Bruchacek opened the doors to a concept which was new to the community of Oakdale. In October 2006, Bruchacek, along with her sister Sandra Reed introduced Oakdale to TAGS Consignment, A Funky, Chic, Resale Boutique.

October 05, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


PAINT THE TOWN

Rivi's Wine Bar patio area was filled to capacity last week as the first Paint Night was hosted to a crowd of 30 eager painters. Serendipity Paint and Sip nights hosted by Lisa McDaniel-Norris will be a regular monthly occurrence at the Oakdale hot spot. The next one will be hosted on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 4:30 p.m., as well as one slated for Oct. 24 and 25 at 6 p.m. Space is limited so reservations are recommended. To secure a spot contact McDaniel-Norris by phone at 209-701-9644 or via private message on her Facebook page ...

October 05, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Telling The Story

Last week I shared a few thoughts on my feelings as the local reporter who happens to also be a community member.

October 05, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


BUNDLE IT UP

Oakdale High School Leadership students hosted their annual Sweater and Coat drive the last week of September. Items collected during the weeklong event will now be donated to Oakdale's Center for Human Services, benefitting families in need as the cooler weather sets in.

October 05, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


OASIS Aims To Strengthen Ties With Police Department

OASIS After School Program Manager Matt Dillon is looking to foster positive relationships for his students and their community.

October 05, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Bloomingcamp Crowd Welcomes In The Harvest

Though the weather felt more like summer this past weekend, the crowds still turned out to celebrate the annual Harvest Festival and the start of autumn at Bloomingcamp Ranch. Activities were scattered across both days, Saturday and Sunday. Here are some photos from the special event.

September 28, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Passing Through

I recently came upon an out of area publication about our town which I found both odd and interesting. The piece was a follow-up of sorts by an out of area writer returning to see how the town had fared post the Hershey move.

September 28, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Junior High Begins 2016 With Modified Class Schedule

Oakdale Junior High School students are spending a bit more time in their classes this year. While the length of their school day has not been altered, their time spent in the classroom has. How? Simple, class time modification by way of reducing the schedule from an eight period day to a seven period day.

September 28, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Friday Barn Bash Earns Big Money

Rescued horses will continue to be fed and cared for thanks to the generosity of a community and hard work of some volunteers.

September 28, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Apparel Graphics, Inc.: Quality Fosters Quantity

It's been almost two decades since Paul Riva joined forces with his best friend to pursue a career in the printing business. It's a passing of time which visibly stumps the owner of the Oakdale-based business Apparel Graphics, Inc. as he recalls the early days of specializing in screen printing and embroidery.

September 28, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Harvest Festival Back At Bloomingcamp Ranch

Hay is being set for pumpkins, participants and hay rides as the staff of Bloomingcamp Ranch prepares for its annual Harvest Festival. The event will be hosted at the ranch just east of Oakdale on Saturday, Sept. 24 and Sunday, Sept. 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

September 21, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Do-It-Yourselfer Brings Paint Nights To Downtown

Earlier this year, Lisa McDaniel-Norris was literally waiting for the next big thing.

September 21, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Letting Them Fly

My duo are 9 and 12, so it hardly seems fitting for a novice parent like myself to share wisdom on children 'taking flight.'

September 21, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


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Articles By Author - Teresa Hammond


New Group Of Mustangs Get Down To Business

The future looks promising for students of Oakdale High School's Future Business Leaders of America as they recently competed in the FBLA Leadership Competition ...

February 22, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Artists Display Talents At Local Event

Valley art enthusiasts were treated to a break from bad weather over the weekend, as Valley Art Association hosted its Annual 'Fall Carriage Art Show.'

February 22, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Groundhog Grumpiness

I hate the groundhog.

February 22, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Skinnovations Establishes Business Presence In Oakdale

Thirty minute commutes are now a thing of the past for Nikki Chiverrell. Chiverrell, a Licensed Cosmetology Esthetician (LCE), Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) and Holistic ...

February 22, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Oakdale Interiors, Inc. Team Marks Milestone Anniversary

Whether he knew it or not, a simple stop into a Bay Area shop over 54 years ago set the course for Jim Tyson's ...

February 15, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Goodbye And Good Luck

Farewells are never easy.

February 15, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Living The Lessons

Choice comes with consequence.

February 08, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Lions Run Marks 25th Anniversary Year

Bad weather stayed at bay and runners and walkers united as the Oakdale Lions Club hosted the 25th Annual Don Osborne Memorial Run on Saturday ...

February 08, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


SILVER ANNIVERSARY

Three generations of the Osborne family were on hand Saturday, Feb. 4 for the 25th Annual Don Osborne Memorial Run, hosted by Oakdale Lions Club ...

February 08, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Junior High Rams Get College, Career Ready

Students of Oakdale Junior High are in for a treat, as well as opportunity this February, as the campus staff and administration embrace College and ...

February 08, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Oakdale AcaDec Team Remains A Contender

The streak is over.

February 08, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


The Price Of Parenthood

Kids are expensive.

February 01, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Winter Homecoming Courts Announced

The Winter Homecoming festivities are planned for Friday, Feb. 10 at Oakdale High School but the nominations for royalty have already been announced. Following are ...

February 01, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


OHS Decathletes Aim For 17th Straight Win

There's a freshness and excitement to this year's Oakdale High School Academic Decathlon team which may surprise their opponents.

February 01, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Mortality And Maturity

Each year comes to a close with celebration of a birthday … mine.

January 25, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


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