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Magnolia T-K Students Introduced To Yoga

A classroom full of pint size participants was treated to an introduction to yoga earlier this month. Thanks to the partnering of Magnolia Elementary T-K teacher Michelle Jones and expertise of OJUSD Paraprofessional and Certified Baptiste Yoga teacher Kim Manley, close to 20 five-year-olds were guided through some basic poses and a lesson in mindfulness.

March 21, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Round Up Winning Artwork For Rodeo

In less than three weeks the rumblings and rambling of rodeo week will once again take over the town of Oakdale. As is tradition, events kicking off the annual event will begin leading up to the 67th Annual Oakdale Rodeo on April 14 and April 15.

March 21, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


The Beauty Of Firsts

As a family we participated in the Ninth Annual SOS (Support Oakdale Schools) Fun Run this past Saturday. Taking in the morning with my kids at my side, I couldn't help but reflect a bit with the event serving as my guide.

March 14, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Gypsy Cowgirl Brings Fun To The Kitchen

Bambi Porter is living a life she'd never imagined five short years ago.

March 14, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local Business


Almond Farmers Working Tirelessly To Protect Crops

The month of February wrapped up in an unforeseen manner for almond farmers throughout the Central Valley. An unprecedented stretch of freezing night time temperatures found many adjusting from watering the unseasonably dry ground, to utilizing water to adjust orchard temperatures.

March 07, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


ASTRO Fundraiser Sets Sights On New Heights

Saint Patrick's Day has taken on a new spin for the Oakdale/Riverbank area thanks in part to the ASTRO Foundation.

March 07, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


First World Problems

We are living in one crazy, funny day and age.

March 07, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Practice Not Perfect

Life is both a fun and funny journey.

February 28, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


School Board Support Sought For SOS Run

Monday night provided the perfect forum for Support Oakdale Schools (SOS) Fun Run board members Ted Thome, Joey Valencia and Tina Lane to get the word out as they prepare for the ninth annual event on Saturday, March 10.

February 28, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Dairymen Gather Locally For Unique ProCross Tour

Creative Genetics has added its own unique spin to Oakdale's famous title as "Cowboy Capital of the World." Earlier this month the Oakdale-based business welcomed over 160 dairymen, their families, as well as agriculture professionals and journalists as they hosted the annual ProCross Open House.

February 28, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


OJUSD Maintains Emergency Plans

Safety in Oakdale schools is at the forefront within the administration at Oakdale Joint Unified School District.

February 21, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Local Cyclist Setting Sights On $$ For Team In Training

One would be hard pressed to meet a family whose life wasn't drastically changed by a cancer diagnosis. In that instance, the story of Mel Bradley, his late wife Nancy and daughter Cheryle is not that different.

February 21, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Labels And Fables

My heart is hurting and this column has weighed on my mind for quite some time, so perhaps it's time to give it life.

February 21, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Artist Brightens Valley With Works From The Heart

One never really knows when misfortune may result in opportunity.

February 21, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Oakdale FES Hosts Wedding-Themed Event

It is fair to say there are few people in the community of Oakdale who have not stepped foot inside the Oakdale FES Hall, located at 190 N. Lee Ave., Oakdale. From the annual Oakdale Joint Unified School District Science Fair, to crab feeds and fundraisers, the FES Hall has long served the community and its youth.

February 14, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


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Oakdale Community Park Hosts First Music Festival

The amphitheater of Oakdale Community Park will soon be filled with music.

April 18, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Mother, Daughter Duo Prepare For Gallo Stage

Oakdale High School sophomore Darby Schmidt is preparing for an experience she didn't fathom three short years ago. Later this month Darby, along with ...

April 18, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Listen And Learn

Life is really funny. From the time my children were very young I began to learn how much I could learn from them.

April 18, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Cowgirl Luncheon Once Again Packs Bianchi Center

Forty cowboys left rodeo week with memories which will sustain them a lifetime and it didn't come by way of accomplishment at the Oakdale ...

April 18, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


OHS Interact Club Has International Plans

Four students of Oakdale High School Interact Club are up to something big. The student affiliate of the Oakdale Rotary Club has taken on a ...

April 11, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Junior High Rams Named Color Guard Champions

The title of 'Champion' is one some Oakdale students have become accustomed to. Now, 18 Oakdale Junior High students find themselves amongst this group as ...

April 11, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Oakdale’s Rich Earns Outstanding Woman Honors

Sue Rich was destined to be an educator. Her journey to teach began as young as her junior high days and has metamorphized many times ...

April 11, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Chamber Hosts Successful Pours In Stores Event

Not to be put off by a little rain, the latest go-round of Pours in Stores, Eat Drink and Be Local, proved to be a ...

April 11, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Saddle Up Or Mosey Out

Two words possibly said more over the course of seven days than any other in the 95361, "Rodeo Week." It's here, it's now ...

April 11, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Oakdale Senior’s Concept ‘Hand Hugs’ Goes Viral

Joanne Parker is on a mission.

April 04, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Egg-cellent Adventure Hosted For Kids At Kerr Park

The weather proved to be just what the bunny ordered as Oakdale families as well as some from surrounding areas embarked upon a yearly ritual ...

April 04, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Fair Oaks Students See Books Published

Fair Oaks Elementary School students have dipped their pens into the publishing world. Under the guidance and direction of Computer Lab Educator Theresa Gassaway, eight ...

April 04, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Oakdale Charter Student Named National Finalist

Chase Sanford is both humble and wise.

March 28, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Education


District Supports Open OHS Campus

Oakdale High School won't be seeing a closed campus in its near future.

March 28, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Eggs And Bunnies

Easter has snuck up on me, yet again.

March 28, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


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