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Oakdale, Manteca Rally For Fundraising Efforts

Former Oakdale Leader Sports Reporter Jagada Chambers first entered the Mustang Corral at the age of 13. It was 1989, North Stockton Bengals vs. Tri City Outlaws - and yes, he scored.

October 26, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | 209 CELEBRATIONS


Mommy Musings - Who’d Have Thought?

On the morning of June 12, 1986 the farthest thing from my mind was how I would feel about my life in 25 years.

October 19, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - iWonder

This week's column was supposed to be about my 25-year High School Reunion. It's actually already written and was completed 48 hours prior to my Friday deadline. Like most of my colleagues, I am usually pounding out my column an hour or two before my editor is to read it. I guess you could say it's tradition.

October 12, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Local Columns


Mommy Musings - Responsibility Of Learning

I never dreamed of being a teacher.

September 28, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Oh, Pardon Us …

Will someone please explain to me what happens to perfectly rationally thinking adults as they enter a school zone?

September 21, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Mom Versus Friend

There's a funny thing that seems to have happened to me since becoming a parent. Admittedly, I am no longer concerned nor bothered with the status of popularity.

September 07, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


From Far And Wide - Bordona ‘Family’ Reunion Hosted In Oakdale

Those who know Phyllis Bordona, know she does not sit idle … long.

August 24, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | 209 CELEBRATIONS


Mommy Musings - Supplies, Supplies, Supplies??

As of this morning we are officially one week into the 2011-2012 school year. The jolt to our laid back summer morning routine has me wondering- How did you all fare?

August 17, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Tail Chasing

Just 24 hours post a one-week vacation with my kids, I am faced with the task of writing something witty and entertaining for all of you - our readers.

August 03, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Looking At Your Glass

As of late, I have had several friends point out that I am a "glass half full" type of person. Honestly, the "type" of person I am never truly crosses my mind. I do often ponder the amazing friendships and people I have come to know. I'm grateful for each of them, as these friendships create the fabric of who I truly am.

July 20, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Invisible Fat Girl

The past 10 years I have spent as part of a psychological study in human behavior.

July 06, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Becoming My Mother

It is pretty fair to say that during the course of parenting we eventually cross the path where we channel the parent we grew up with. The channeling can reveal its ugly head at any given moment. Sometimes we catch it immediately and other times it may require a little more thought and be a bit more indirect.

June 22, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Living In The Hood

Something about the signs of our long awaited summer brings back amazing memories of my childhood and the neighborhood we lived in.

June 15, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Local Columns


Alizay Cardoso

A girl, Alizay Cardoso, was born June 4, 2011 to proud mother Shaylee Cardoso of Oakdale. The newborn weighed six pounds, two ounces upon arrival at Oak Valley Hospital.

June 15, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Birth Announcements


Lemonade From Lemons - Local Family Looks To Pay It Forward For Make A Wish

Three simple words traditionally used as a person faces a cake lit with candles to celebrate their birth, "Make a Wish."

May 25, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | 209 CELEBRATIONS


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Veronica’s Care Closet Seeking Donations

As many look ahead to lazy mornings and summer schedules Oakdale High School's Dana McLain has other thoughts on her mind.

April 01, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Mommy Musings – Define Perfect

The simple notion of that title has me giggling.

March 25, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Magnolia Third Graders Dig Into Squid

Magnolia Elementary School third grade teacher Melissa Clark is excited about dissection.

March 25, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Mommy Musings – Saying Goodbye

There's nothing easy about saying good bye to someone you love.

March 19, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


End In Sight For Negotiations?

The bad news is: our teachers have not yet settled salary negotiations. The good news is: if settled they have the opportunity to reopen for another increase in October.

March 18, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Saying Goodbye

There's nothing easy about saying good bye to someone you love.

March 18, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


OHS Freshman Accompanied By 4-Legged Companion

If today's teenager is to be selfish and lazy, one need not tell Hope Kindred. The Oakdale High School freshman missed that memo.

March 12, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Schools Reach Some Contract Agreements

For the third consecutive month vacant seats were at a minimum for the Oakdale Joint Unified School Board meeting conducted Monday night, March 9. Oakdale City Council chambers were once again filled to capacity as teachers and parents stood along the sides, back and spilled out into the entry way.

March 12, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Students Step Up For Positive Change

Oakdale Junior High School staffers Ben Cortez and Brandi Chavez are aiming to join forces. During the 2014-2015 school year, Cortez the teacher and Chavez the staffer each have pioneered new programs which are proving successful on the campus.

March 12, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


OHS Freshman Accompanied By 4-Legged Companion

If today's teenager is to be selfish and lazy, one need not tell Hope Kindred. The Oakdale High School freshman missed that memo.

March 11, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Students Step Up For Positive Change

Oakdale Junior High School staffers Ben Cortez and Brandi Chavez are aiming to join forces. During the 2014-2015 school year, Cortez the teacher and Chavez the staffer each have pioneered new programs which are proving successful on the campus.

March 11, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Mommy Musings – Back To The ‘90s

Two weeks ago I shared the tragedy of my break-up with Facebook (FB). I'm happy to report we've since rectified our shortcomings and are working toward a healthy and balanced friendship.

March 11, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings –Life Without Girlfriends

I'm the person you read about in books or maybe watch on romantic comedies. I'm always in search of 'growth opportunity.'

March 04, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings – The Breakup

I broke up with Facebook (FB). The relationship had become unhealthy.

February 25, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Local Support For Those Living Through Loss

Fay Jacobsohn and Dorothy Villines are making lemonade from lemons, in the way of helping others. The two-woman team will facilitate the GriefShare Support Group as a service to the community.

February 25, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


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