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Door Number Three

I'm going to 'out' myself just a bit in the way of 'guilty pleasure' of television viewing. As I prepared to pen this piece I realize I may lose a few readers as a result of this admission. I'm taking that risk.

January 13, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Fundraiser Plays To Record Crowd

Contrary to popular belief the hottest ticket to be purchased in town last week was not to be found at a local market in hopes of becoming a Powerball millionaire. The $5 ticket which yielded hours of entertainment came in the way of the Third Annual Royal Rams Competition hosted Friday, Jan. 8 at Magnolia Auditorium.

January 13, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Resource Officer Position Renewed

Police presence will once again be in evidence for the student body of Oakdale Joint Unified School District campuses.

January 13, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Agriculture Service Calls Oakdale Home

Larry Beck is quickly getting adjusted to his second story corner office of the newly opened corporate location of Mid Valley Agriculture Services, Inc. (MVAS) on the southeast side of Oakdale.

January 06, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Waisting Time

I'm looking for my waist. Have you seen my waist? Maybe it's at Cahoots, Moss Rose, Firenze's? It's definitely not at Fitness Plus or Koru Yoga Studio or maybe ... It is.

December 30, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Magnolia Enjoys McHenry Field Trip

Magnolia Elementary third graders took a ride out of town earlier this month as they made their way to Modesto for a quick field trip. The four third-grade classes were treated to tours of both the McHenry Mansion as well as the McHenry Museum.

December 30, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


OJUSD Music Programs Perform For Packed House

The past week wrapped up two weeks of musical enjoyment for students and the families of Oakdale Joint Unified School District. Elementary band kicked off the holiday merriment, with a packed house at Magnolia Auditorium on Wednesday, Dec. 9. Students of Oakdale Junior High and Oakdale High School band delighted the listeners the following evening with a toe tapping concert also hosted at Magnolia.

December 23, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


What’s In A Name

I am the parent of 'those' kids. You know the ones. The kids who name a gold fish 'Goldie', a stuffed dog 'Puppy' or continue to call a doll 'Bitty Baby' until it has aged in years beyond a toddler.

December 23, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Community Generosity Bursts Into Local Kmart

Santa's elves were out in full force on Thursday evening and were spotted on the east end of town at Oakdale's Kmart store.

December 23, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Old Saint Nick Makes Surprise Local Appearance

This past Friday, Dec.11 proved to be a day of surprise and fun for the pint sized students of Oakdale's Head Start program, as they were treated to a visit by Old Saint Nick.

December 16, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


OASIS Hosts Third Annual Clothes Drive

The spirit of giving is continuing to prove fruitful for the students of the Oakdale Junior High OASIS Program.

December 16, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


OJUSD Board Welcomes Betschart

Oakdale Joint Unified School District wrapped up its final board meeting of the 2015 calendar year with a bit of general business, some new assignments and recognitions on Monday, Dec. 14.

December 16, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


District Expands Student Computer Knowledge

There is a benefit to holding the title of 'Education Reporter,' most especially if you happen to have two students enrolled in the Oakdale Joint Unified School District.

December 16, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Bump In the Night (or wee hours of the a.m.)

Temps have dropped, fall colors finally arrived and it's truly beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

December 09, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Fair Oaks Student Body Hosts World Event

Fair Oaks fifth and sixth grade students were once again treated to a memorable opportunity thanks to the guidance and coordination of sixth grade teacher Vincent Eisman.

December 09, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


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Fair Oaks Elementary Gets Green Light for Donation

Just months after its completion for use, the Fair Oaks Elementary School multi-purpose room is getting a new addition.

January 20, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Homecoming Week In Full Swing

Tuesday, Jan. 19 marked the beginning of Winter Homecoming Week at Oakdale High School. The theme for the week is "Mustangs Out of This Universe ...

January 20, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Annual Don Osborne Memorial Event Looms

For the 24th consecutive year runners will toe the line for what is now known as the Don Osborne Memorial Run in front of the ...

January 20, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


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