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‘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


Dickens Brothers Spotlight The ‘Mustang Way’ Of Life

It began as a simple idea. An idea described by Oakdale High School Class of 2013 alum Eriksen Dickens as a "hype video" highlighting Oakdale Mustangs Football and the community of Oakdale.

October 26, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


PJ’s and Politics

This week I will not write about the Presidential Election.

October 26, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Fourth Graders Begin To Examine Chinook

Things may seem a little fishy with Oakdale Joint Unified fourth graders these days, as teacher Krista Smith has begun making her migration to the varying school sites. Smith's migration, however, doesn't come by way of a fish snack cracker or a classroom pet, the salmon teacher spends two days of lecture time teaching the students about Chinook Salmon. As result of her teachings the students then travel to Knights Ferry to visit the Stanislaus River and learn further about the sea life in their natural habitat.

October 26, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Navigating An Even Year

It's an even year, which can only mean one thing. Sorry Giants fans, this one is not for you. Oh, how I wish it were. To be quite honest I'm still recovering from the bitterness over the lack of a bullpen to help us maintain the post season tradition. But alas, we took a fall in an even year and so the 2016 World Series will belong to someone else.

October 19, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


School Hosts Inaugural Junior High Color Run

Oakdale Junior High proved to be the most colorful OJUSD campus this past Friday, as the student body participated in an inaugural Color Run, hosted by the OHS Parent Teacher Club.

October 19, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


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


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Articles By Author - Teresa Hammond


ON THE HUNT

There was plenty of fun to go around at Oakdale's Kerr Park on Saturday, with the 11th annual Oakdale Kiwanis-City of Oakdale Easter Egg ...

April 19, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Every 15 Minutes Impacts OHS Upperclassmen

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April 19, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Sierra View Coyotes STEAM’in Through School

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April 19, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


German Exchange Students Enjoy Time With OHS Families

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April 19, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Barista Rolls And Roasts Her Way Through The 209

Danielle Sanders is no stranger to the streets of Oakdale. With over 10 years of experience in the real estate industry, some might add she ...

April 12, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local Business


Elementary School Pint Sized Scientists Bring Home Hardware

Oakdale Joint Unified School District was well represented on Saturday, April 8 at the 20th Annual Elementary Science Olympiad. Students from Cloverland, Fair Oaks, Magnolia ...

April 12, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


OJUSD Action Earns Reprieve For Taxpayers

Oakdale taxpayers are going to get a 'break' thanks to the due diligence and efforts of the Oakdale Joint Unified School District board of trustees ...

April 12, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Student Artist Rounds Up Rodeo Poster Contest Win

The red carpet has been rolled out and the town is abuzz, as Oakdale Saddle Club presents the 66th Annual Oakdale PRCA Rodeo. As the ...

April 05, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Back To Basics

The first quarter of 2017 has gotten off to a promising start.

April 05, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Oakdale Color Guard Commands Attention

Spinning, twirling, dancing and marching might bring initial thought of frivolous or childlike behavior to most. To the Oakdale Color Guard however, add in music ...

April 05, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


OHS Aca Dec Collects Bling At State

The 2016-2017 season has officially come to a close for the Oakdale High School Academic Decathlon team, but not without a few memorable events.

April 05, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Oakdale Senior Earns Stanislaus County Honor

Oakdale High School senior Hailey Brown is not afraid to pursue her interests. The 17-year-old student was recently named as a 2017 Outstanding Young Woman ...

March 29, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Beauty And Babies

The baby will be here any moment now.

March 29, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


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