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Homer Tapped As Volz 2016-17 Award Recipient

Oakdale High School graduating senior Anne Homer will be facing numerous decisions in the upcoming months; how to pay her college tuition, however, will not be one of them.

April 26, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Oakdale Foursome Earn KHOP Kudos

Heather Murray has found herself a bit busy the past few months. The past 10 days however, might best be described as a whirlwind of sorts for the Oakdale mom of four boys.

April 26, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


From Toddlers To Teens

Toddlers are a lot of work. If you just whispered Amen or gave a head nod this is for you.

April 26, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


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 Hunt and Spring Fest. Top photo, proving you're never too old to get in the spirit, the nine- to 12-year-old group was off and running Saturday as they sought out treat filled Easter eggs. Below, from left to right, 21-month-old Gavin McDaniel made his way around the law hunting eggs left by the Easter Bunny; bubbles filled the air and lawn as nearby youth waved wands full of suds-filled liquid, much to the joy ...

April 19, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Every 15 Minutes Impacts OHS Upperclassmen

By TERESA HAMMOND

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

By TERESA HAMMOND

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's equally no stranger to customer service.

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 and Sierra View elementary schools were among the 450 elementary student participants.

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. It will be a savings to the tune of $1.6 million, Superintendent of Schools Marc Malone shared with the public and board during Monday night's scheduled meeting, April 10.

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 club prepares the rodeo grounds for a jam packed week of activity, it will also host first time visitor Christopher Rodriguez and his family.

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, team coordination and it's straight to business.

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 by the Stanislaus County Commission for Women, an honor that earned the senior a $500 scholarship.

March 29, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


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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 ...

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 ...

May 24, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Turning The Page

Today marks my son's final Wednesday as an elementary school student. In three weeks he turns 13 and I'm not ready.

May 24, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Tea Time Fundraiser Planned To Aid In Stowe’s Cancer Battle

Betsy Stowe has long been known throughout the community as a giver; now she's due her turn.

May 24, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Open Road Calls OHS Alum From California To Costa Rica

Anthony Trujillo always knew he wanted to do something memorable once he completed college.

May 17, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


OHS Art Teacher Packs Up Her Easel

It's been 40 years since Nancy Kern first set foot in a classroom to begin her career as an educator. On Thursday, May 25 ...

May 17, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Big Bright Future

In just a handful of days the Oakdale High School Class of 2017 will fill the Corral, move the tassel on their respective mortarboards and ...

May 17, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Pressing Pause

Being still is hard.

May 10, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Student Board Rep Heading To Biola

The future holds an exciting adventure for Oakdale High School senior and Oakdale Joint Unified School Board Student Representative Autumn Neal.

May 10, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


School Board Session Sees Talk Of Bullying

It was a Monday night comprised primarily of first and second readings of budget and policy for Oakdale Joint Unified School Board members. With just ...

May 10, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


T.P. Express Celebrates Three Decades Of Service

Some might say Michael Harris was born into a unique vantage point of Stanislaus County. From as far back as he can remember, Harris has ...

May 03, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


OJHS Pentathletes Earn Second Place Honors

Oakdale High School Academic Pentathlon Team proved the third time is indeed the charm as they captured a Second Place Overall Finish in the 13th ...

May 03, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


How Would You Answer?

Recently over coffee a friend posed a question which stumped me. The irony and funny thing, if you will, was I'm certain that was ...

May 03, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


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