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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


Ortiz Named Finalist In Singing Competition

Stephanie Ortiz did not spend her last Monday of the 2016 calendar year in class at Oakdale High School. Instead ... the OHS senior found herself on a car ride with her parents to San Francisco for an opportunity she once only dreamed of.

December 14, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Dance Studio Celebrates 15th Year Of Movement

It started out simple, a detached two car garage, wood floors, a mirrored wall and 15 dancers.

December 07, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Silver Strummers Uke It Up For Fun

One might not think that attending a holiday fundraiser could result in the start of a senior ukulele group, unless of course they know longtime community activist Mickey Peabody.

December 07, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


The Mother Ship

This one's for the 'Moms.'

December 07, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


STANISLAUS SALMON

Oakdale Joint Unified Elementary fourth graders, top photo, migrated to the Stanislaus River earlier this month to participate in the annual Knights Ferry field trip to see the spawning salmon and learn of its importance. Fourth graders, left to right: McKenzie Regan, Johanna Aguilera and Alofaae Leulu review clipboard details, under the guidance of a volunteer during the Salmon Field Trip.

November 30, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Spirit Of Oakdale Spreads Thanks And Giving

One needn't have gone hungry on Thanksgiving Day 2016 as Vickie Thompson, Mickey Peabody and their crew of volunteers served up over 1,000 meals on Thursday, marking the 23rd Annual Spirit of Oakdale Thanksgiving dinner.

November 30, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Downtown Businesses Prepare To Usher In Holiday Spirit

The magic of the holiday season has slowly but surely been taking over shops and store front windows in Oakdale's downtown area.

November 30, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Thanks For Giving: Lessons And Life

It's the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, so it would only seem fitting that I should pen a piece on gratitude.

November 23, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


OHS Seniors Earn American Heritage Scholarship Funds

A total of five Oakdale High School seniors were among the 19 Stanislaus County students honored last Thursday with monetary scholarships. This fall, 195 high school juniors and seniors from throughout the county participated in the American Heritage Scholarship Series essay contest.

November 23, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


OHS Marching Mustangs Earn Trio Of First Place Finishes

Oakdale High School may now add one more group to that of its first place trophy winning list, as the OHS Marching Band took first place honors this past weekend at the Lincoln Band Review. This final competition performance earned the group its third First Place trophy for the 2016-2017 school year.

November 23, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Time To Rise

One short week from today grocery, big box and retail stores alike will become abuzz with shoppers. While many will cross off their lists this weekend, the stores always seem abundantly full the Wednesday prior to Thanksgiving day.

November 16, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


OHS Career Center Aids Mustangs Reaching Out

There's a lot more going on at the Oakdale High School Career Center than the community may realize.

November 16, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Education


BUS STUFFERS

OHS Associated Student Body representatives assembled outside of the bus they intend to fill for the canned food drive "Stuff the Bus" challenge posed by Oakdale Junior High., OJHS students gathered a load of donations to be taken to their onsite bus. The canned food drive will be hosted at each campus from Monday, Nov. 14 to Friday, Nov. 18. All collections will be taken to Oakdale Community Sharing for distribution to those in need during the holiday season.

November 16, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


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Articles By Author - Teresa Hammond


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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