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It's important to try to do hard things, at work and in life

My 9-year-old son may look like his mother, but when it comes to personality traits, I often see myself in him.

July 07, 2015 | Greg Kratz Deseret News | BUSINESS

How to spot and correct credit report mistakes

Credit report mistakes are like mosquitos. It’s hard to tell how many there are and, in many cases, they’re nothing more than an annoyance.

July 07, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | BUSINESS

It just became easier to be a mother in the Navy

Women in the U.S. Navy and Marines now have up to 18 weeks of paid maternity leave, according to The Associated Press, and some wonder if the extension might indicate changing tides in work-life balance in America.

July 07, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | BUSINESS

6 adorable animals that teach us a thing or two about parenting

Sometimes, being a parent seems to be the same job as being a zoo-keeper. But maybe that’s not so terrible— some members of the wild animal kingdom can teach some valuable (and adorable) lessons on what it takes to be a parent.

July 07, 2015 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | NEWS

Here's an odd way to make it through college debt free

Despite presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders’ best efforts, college in America still costs money. A lot of money. In fact, the cost of college has risen so dramatically in the past few years that many have begun to question whether or not a higher education is even worth it anymore.

July 07, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | BUSINESS

How 'Inside Out' sent me a mommy wake-up call

I cried unabashedly while watching Disney-Pixar’s, “Inside Out” this week. I couldn’t help it, and I know I wasn’t the only parent in there wishing their children could stay young, sweet and joyful forever.

July 07, 2015 | Erin Stewart Deseret News | NEWS

Teaching the teachers: Do we know how to create real professionals?

A new teacher training program announced by the Boston-based Woodrow Wilson Foundation in partnership with MIT aims to upend teacher training by awarding degrees based on mastery of specific skills, not time in the classroom. (See a Q&A with Patrick Riccards of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation here.)

July 06, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

About-face by Apple Music shows need for constant change

When a company as big and successful as Apple changes its mind about something as significant as the music industry, it's worth taking note of what’s changing with consumers.

July 06, 2015 | Drew Clark Deseret Media Companies | Local Columns

Jones Recognized As Veteran Of The Year

Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen, of Modesto, honored Army National Guard Capt. Cynthia Jones as the 2015 Veteran of the Year for the 12th Assembly District. Capt. Jones is currently serving as the Company Commander for the Chinook Unit in Stockton, Bravo Company, 1-126th Aviation Regiment – and is the first woman to serve in this capacity.

July 03, 2015 | | Local News

Cupboards-bare plea shines light on need that extends well beyond one man's troubles

Clarence Blackmon's cupboards are overflowing now with so much food that he felt compelled — and blessed — to be able to share it with others through his local food bank.

July 03, 2015 | Lois M. Collins Deseret Media Companies | Local Columns

Religious colleges on edge over tax, Pell Grant status after gay marriage ruling

Religious schools and universities that have barriers against homosexuality may be under the gun after Friday's gay marriage ruling, given both oral arguments in April and the fine print of Justice Anthony Kennedy's decision last week.

July 02, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

Air Officials Urge July 4 Fireworks Restraint

As Independence Day approaches, local air officials remind Valley residents that July 4 fireworks increase levels of dangerous particulate matter (PM) and pose a health threat to themselves and their neighbors. Historically, the Valley experiences dangerous particulate levels four or five times higher than the health based federal standards. These spikes are largely attributable to personal fireworks use throughout Valley neighborhoods.

July 02, 2015 | | Local News

How colleges get depressed students out of their hair

A Brown University student who had a mental breakdown before being put on medical leave has engaged in a dogged and so-far futile attempt to return to the campus, Buzzfeed reports, despite his having given up all alcohol and drugs and getting therapy.

July 02, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

‘If Cancer Was A Fish’ picture book is meant to help kids cope with tragedy

If cancer was a fish, Tiffany Berg Coughran and her five kids would definitely throw it back.

July 02, 2015 | Peter Rosen KSL | Local News

Park Rape Investigated

Oakdale Police were on site at a crime-scene tape cordoned off William Meyer Park on East G Street Wednesday morning, July 1, investigating an early morning sexual assault that occurred overnight.

July 01, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Local News

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Oakdale Rotary Donates To Two Local Organizations

Two local organizations reaped the benefit of almost $7,000 in donations when the Oakdale Rotary Club purchased much needed equipment for the groups.

May 08, 2009 | | Local News

Oakdale Educators Named Teachers Of The Year

The Modesto Rotary and the Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) announced the selection of four local educators as 2009 Teachers of the Year at a Modesto Rotary luncheon on Tuesday, May 5 at the DoubleTree, where each received a $1,000 cash award.

May 08, 2009 | | Education

Drama Presents West Side Story

The Oakdale High School Drama Department will present West Side Story under the direction of Bryan D. Mills on Friday, May 8 at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 9 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday, May 10 at 2 p.m. at the Oakdale High School Theater.

May 08, 2009 | | Education

OHS Principal Jones Retiring

Oakdale High School Principal Rick Jones is retiring at the end of this school year after being the school's head administrator for eight years.

May 06, 2009 | Dawn M. Henley | Education

Program Warns Of Drinking, Driving

"Every 15 minutes someone is killed or seriously injured in an alcohol-related collision."

May 06, 2009 | Dawn M. Henley | Education

Ag Days Teach Kids About Food, Fiber

Sierra View and Magnolia elementary schools held their annual Ag Day Roundup events on April 22. These agriculture appreciation days are to help students understand the importance of agriculture in their everyday lives and to create more awareness, especially since Oakdale is such a large Ag area.

May 04, 2009 | Dawn M. Henley | Education

Moments Remembered From The Sidelines

Those who know me, know that I am not one often at a loss for words. Opinionated, chatty, excessive talker; these are all titles I know have been attached to my name. Column writing I feel is a simple extension of this gift for gab. It is an opportunity to place unsolicited thoughts and opinions into a format read by many.

May 04, 2009 | Teresa Hammond | 209 CELEBRATIONS

Relay Comes In At $200,000

Tough economic conditions notwithstanding, Oakdale and the surrounding communities came though once again when it counted, raising $200,000 in the fight against cancer in the eighth annual Oakdale Relay for Life.

May 04, 2009 | The Oakdale Leader | Local News

Abbey Carpet Celebrates 25 Years In Business

The best thing about mom and pop operations is that, often, when customers walk through the front door they're not seen as just potential dollar signs - they're seen as people and possibly friends.

April 29, 2009 | Kim Van Meter | Local Business

Redefining A Dream

Even doctors have dreams.

April 22, 2009 | Teresa Hammond | 209 CELEBRATIONS

For The Children

One only need look to the varying community projects supported by the Kiwanis Club of Oakdale to understand its mission. First formed locally in 1954, the Oakdale club will celebrate 55 years of serving the community later this year.

April 15, 2009 | Teresa Hammond | 209 CELEBRATIONS

Far From Over

Debi Bonsack has spent most of her life viewing the world through the eyes of an artist. Surrounded by her mother and two aunts who were artists, the Oakdale native cannot remember a time in her life when she thought of anything other than being an artist when she grew up.

April 15, 2009 | Teresa Hammond | 209 CELEBRATIONS

We Need You

Here it is again. The time of the year, where at the paper we settle down from all the celebrations surrounding Rodeo Week and quickly recover as we prepare for Oakdale's Annual Relay for Life.

April 15, 2009 | Teresa Hammond | 209 CELEBRATIONS

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