After a couple of months that have included many travels, altered schedules and great sadness over the losses of a family member and a friend, I'm glad to be getting back to something of a normal routine.
August 20, 2015|
Last weekend, Disney’s most diehard fans gathered at the Anaheim Convention Center for the fourth biennial D23 Expo — basically San Diego Comic-Con for Disney nuts. From Aug. 14-16, studio heads and big-name Disney stars like Johnny Depp and Harrison Ford took to the stage to reveal what’s coming down the pipeline.
August 20, 2015|
Maybe it's the A's lousy season that has me grumpy or maybe it's the influx of social media I have going to stay on top of things, but I can't remember another time where things were so upside down. Since about June some national stories, and their aftermaths, just have me shaking my head wondering what the heck is going on.
Valley Home School board met last Tuesday … it was an exciting time for students and parents at Valley Home. The board and superintendent Price welcomed new second grade teacher Mrs. Nabors. Mrs. Nabors fits right in at Valley Home School, she is positive, very happy, well educated, who we are sure will bring a wonderful learning experience to our Valley Home second graders.
Birthday greetings for the month of August go out to: Jeremy Page, Ellen Wearin, Dave Rorabaugh, Sherry Schlegel, Kyle Hauskens, Gwyn Davis, Mario Arias, Ray Patton, Jenna Armario, Tyden Baker, Brandi Cardi, Eden Cassinetto, Austin Santillo, Eron Roan, Taylor Hobbs, Brendt Noon Jr., Nancy Simons, Aubrey Mendonca, Marina Braaton, Hayden Cassaretto, Tate Cassaretto, Grace Harden, Destiny Machado, Dakota Voortman, Braden Souza, Trexler Porter and Jayme Braaton.
Residents on the west end of town now have yet another place where they can purchase a gallon of milk or even a quart of motor oil. Earlier this month Dollar General at 921 W. F St., Oakdale opened its doors for a 'soft opening.'
Incoming seventh grade students are not the only ones new to the Oakdale Junior High School halls this 2015-16 school year. This summer as the students were busy shopping for back to school essentials, Melody Higgins and Dave Schmitt were equally busy preparing their classrooms as newly appointed teaching staff for the OJUSD.
The date is getting closer and time is running out to buy advance tickets for the Seventh Annual "Taste of Oakdale" sponsored by the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce. Date for the event is Tuesday, Aug. 25 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Bianchi Community Center.
Lance Campbell will be busy with more than class prep for his Social Studies students at East Stanislaus High School in the 2015-16 school year. Campbell is the newly elected President of the Oakdale Teachers Association. A position he sees as both a welcome challenge and an honor.
The Oakdale Children's Play Park, in Dorada Park on the corner of East A Street and North Second Avenue, was a vison of Dorene Splitsone in 1992. Through Dorene's determination and drive and with the help of the community, the Oakdale Children's Play Park became a reality in October 1993.