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Bone Marrow Donation Helps Brazilian Youth

One truly never knows when their words or actions may have an effect on another's life. One such lesson was recently lived by Oakdale resident James Da Rosa, after following through on a fleeting thought.

June 21, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Stueve Family Settles In At Bloomingcamp Ranch

It's the type of story one might hear two cowboys sharing over an early morning cup of coffee.

June 21, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Heat And Happiness

Welcome to the world of triple digits.

June 21, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


School Board Approves 2017-18 Budget

Monday, June 12 was a night of projection as well as reflection as Oakdale Joint Unified School Board members wrapped up the final meeting of the 2016-2017 school year.

June 14, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Surging River Waters Not Yet Float Ready

River rafting enthusiasts will need to wait just a bit longer before casting off and floating their way down the Stanislaus River. A wet and snowy winter has continued to plague the activity of recreational rafters, as well as businesses as water levels continue to be unsafe.

June 14, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Double Digits And Dreams

I tend to be an analyst.

June 14, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Conlin Supply Now Open In Third Business Location

Albert Conlin is not new to the feed business. While customers of his recently opened 118 Albers Road, Modesto, third store location may not know of Conlin Supply, that's not stopping them from shopping.

June 07, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local Business


Retro Reminders

Remember the '70s? Not the weather, the decade.

June 07, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Endurance Runner Completes Eight-Week Marathon Journey

A popular quote from Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu states, "The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."

June 07, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Graduation Ceremonies Yield Plenty Of Memories

With ceremonies over several days during the past week, graduates were busy accepting diplomas, congratulations and taking time to share the moment with family and friends. Here are some photos from the various graduations for junior high, high school and alternative education programs.

May 31, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


OJUSD Awards Diplomas To Graduates At All Levels

It was three packed days for students, families and administrators as Oakdale Joint Unified School District hosted graduations for Oakdale Charter School, East Stanislaus High, Oakdale Junior High and Oakdale High School during the past week. All but Oakdale Charter were hosted at Oakdale High School.

May 31, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


New Mom Forging Forward Through Unexpected Tragedy

The past 13 months have held much change for Katie Woltkamp. To summarize her life from 2016 to present day as a rollercoaster ride would seem more than fitting.

May 31, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Community Gathers In Observance Of Memorial Day

An audience of close to 50 community members assembled on Monday, May 29 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday and to offer respects to the men and women of this country who have died service to their country.

May 31, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


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 it's a passion not exclusive to the current graduating class. Cobarruvias has headed up the Sober Grad effort for the past handful of years and this year is no different.

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 Friday, May 26 the young women will bid farewell to this chapter of their academic journey as they address the OHS Class of 2017 one final time.

May 24, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


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Knights Ferry Fire Reported Contained

Cal Fire crews remain on the scene maintaining containment of the 19 acre fire in Knights Ferry just south east of the covered bridge and ...

July 19, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Local Run Club Hits the Tahoe Trail

It's an endeavor which many may find crazy, confusing or perhaps inspiring: 24 hours of trail running relay style in Lake Tahoe.

July 19, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Mommy Musings

I forgot how much I loved camping.

July 19, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Robles Named Among Distinguished Top 10

Oakdale Joint Unified continues to maintain a presence throughout the state with its ever growing Agriculture program.

July 12, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Horseshoe Artisan Features Work at Café Bliss

Gary Cooksey is not horsing around when it comes to welding and his artwork.

July 12, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Mommy Musings

This isn't what you think. Well, at least I don't think it is. Most especially since one of my most recent columns spoke ...

July 12, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local Columns


West End Building Will See Completion

A development longtime in the making, is finally seeing positive progress in the way of completion. West side Oakdale residents will soon be saying goodbye ...

July 05, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Guide Dog Training Is Now Family Affair

It is a request which, at the time, may have seemed simple and worth investigating – hosting a guide dog. This was the idea of David ...

July 05, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Mommy Musings

I have a password headache and I have full confidence I'm not alone.

July 05, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


New Oakdale Community Park Eyeing Mid-September Opening

An idea over five years in the making is coming to fruition as crews continue to work towards completion of the Oakdale Community Park. The ...

June 28, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Somewhere In The Middle

I'm not ready for this "middle-aged" business.

June 28, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Inaugural Local Event Anticipates Large Crowd

The concept seemed simple enough in a setting perhaps not foreign to a number of men. Two guys sitting in the garage, shooting the breeze ...

June 28, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


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