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Archive By Author - Teresa Hammond


Mommy Musings - What To Write … What To Write?

Unlike the rest of my colleagues, I have the task of writing a column twice a month. It was my idea, so I guess I really shouldn't complain - but at times it's tough.

March 09, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Here They Grow

For those who follow my column I feel the need to lead this week's submission with an apology.

February 23, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Local Columns


Mommy Musings - A Smile And A Chuckle

There is a certain sense of vacancy, which seems to slowly have begun for our quiet little town.

February 09, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings – Promise Vs. Resolution

We are officially one month in to the 2011 New Year. As a person who does not make resolutions each January 1, I cannot help but wonder how everyone is doing with their new promises to themselves.

January 26, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings – One Just Like You

As parents we love our children … unconditionally. Yet, as my stepfather has pointed out - we always love our children, but we do not always have to like them.

January 12, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Local Columns


Mommy Musings - The Magic

So, I have a confession.

December 22, 2010 | Teresa Hammond | Local Columns


Show Time!! - Local Actors Drawn To Regional Theatre Productions

Oakdale Community Theatre may not be active this holiday season, but several of its principal actors have found neighboring stages and productions to lend their talents to.

December 15, 2010 | Teresa Hammond | 209 CELEBRATIONS


Mommy Musings – More Than The Food

I'm not sure about the rest of you, but I love Thanksgiving.

December 08, 2010 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Stories To Tell - Museum Docent Pens Book Recounting History

Clare Dunn Moran has an appreciation for preserving history.

November 24, 2010 | Teresa Hammond | 209 CELEBRATIONS


Cheer Coach Refuses To Yield To Kidney Disease

The Oakdale single mom and Oakdale Stampede Junior Varsity cheer coach is far from giving up on life. To the contrary, she is speaking louder than ever to inform the community that kidney disease does not have to be a death sentence.

November 17, 2010 | Teresa Hammond | 209 CELEBRATIONS


Mommy Musings – Celebration And Ceremony

The San Francisco Giants have won the World Series.

November 10, 2010 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Evolution Of Language

The topic of this week's column is one that has been weighing on my mind for quite some time. Intellectually speaking, I've pondered how to make a point without offending any one particular reader group. Recently as I struggled with the topic I realized, as a newspaper there is no way possible to make everyone happy all the time. So … with that said … here goes nothing.

November 03, 2010 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Wisdom And Age

As an only child, I spent a lot of my childhood surrounded by adults.

October 20, 2010 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Fox The ‘Reel’ Deal - City’s Testicle Festival Focus Of Honored Film

Oakdale resident and photographer Kevin Fox can now add the title "Award Winning Filmmaker" to his résumé.

October 20, 2010 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


El Capitan - Celebrating At The Top

Oakdale High School alum, Kait Barber, had big plans for her 21st birthday on June 27.

October 13, 2010 | Teresa Hammond | 209 CELEBRATIONS


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Articles By Author - Teresa Hammond


Mommy Musings –Quality and Quantity

A few weeks back I had the unique opportunity of attending a school board meeting for a standing room only night.

January 28, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


OHS Senior Marks Fourth Generation Graduate

This June will mark 100 years since the first of four generations walked across the stage and earned an Oakdale High School diploma.

January 28, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Local Barbershop Adds Third Generation To The Floor

There's been a noticeable change to Norm's Barbershop at its West F Street location in Oakdale.

January 28, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local Business


Fitness Studio Looks To Revitalize Community Health

There's a small secret in the way of fitness a handful of community members have caught wind of: Revitalize Fitness is looking to reshape not only how people perceive weight loss, but overall health.

January 21, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local Business


Show Them The Money - Teachers Pack Board Meeting

It was an emotion packed, standing room only setting as Oakdale Joint Unified School Board called to session its first meeting of the New Year. The meeting was hosted Monday evening in City Council Chambers. The agenda listed routine consent items as well as some procedure/policy modifications. But the issue that brought the crowd was not on the agenda as an action item.

January 14, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


The Gift Of True Love

Some days our newspaper space just doesn't provide enough room for the cast of characters which occupy our zip code.

January 14, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Junior High Jeans And Jerseys Ready To Roll

Crab season is alive and well and Oakdale Junior High School's Parent Teacher Club is ready to get cracking.

January 12, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Zest For Life - Rocking The 80’s At The Gym

Life is not being wasted on Bill and Joanne Parker. At the ages of 85 (Bill) and 84 (Joanne), this couple did not wait for New Year's Day to make a resolution or begin a new health plan. On Jan. 2, 2015 the couple could be found in the same place they were on Dec. 31, 2014 … putting in some time at Fitness Plus in Oakdale.

January 07, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Mommy Musings – Friends, Family, Fresh Starts

Happy 2015!

January 07, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Find Joy

Earlier this month, I shared a bit about my personal journey with the word 'believe' and what it offers to life and living on a day in day out basis.

December 31, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


New Location, Same Care - Veterinarians Seek More Space For Better Service

It has been over two decades since Mel Tanner, DVM, opened the doors of his South First Avenue Vet Hospital. The quaint and cozy Oakdale's Olde Towne Vet Hospital situated in amongst unassuming little residences has become a refuge and comfort for many local pet owners.

December 31, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Local Business


O’Neill Continues Mission Of Hope

When Storm Watch 2014 (aka Pineapple Express) was reported, Jonyce O'Neill was not thinking of a flooded landscape or a potential leaking roof … she thought instead of her friends, her 'peeps.' As many sat at a computer screen staring at predictions of how bad the storm would be, O'Neill put a plea on Social Media for trash bags, coats and blankets for her friends who would endure the elements ... outdoors.

December 24, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Junior High Efforts Receive County Recognition

Oakdale Junior High was recognized earlier this month by Stanislaus County Office of Education and the Board of Supervisors for its Red Ribbon Week decorating efforts. The school was awarded First Place in the Middle School/Junior High Division. A total of 30 schools from the varying grade level categories participated.

December 17, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Eaton Receives Naval Academy Nomination

Oakdale High School senior Logan Eaton was called to the office last week to take a phone call he will not soon forget. Eaton was one of 16 Central Valley high school seniors to receive a phone call from U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock). The nature of the phone call was to inform the senior he was one of the nominees named for the United States Naval Academy.

December 17, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Mommy Musings-The Beauty In Believe

My mother hails from a large family. Twelve children large to be precise. A five boys and seven girls journey which began for my grandparents in their teens with the last being born when my grandmother was in her early forties. My mother is the youngest of the girls and second youngest of the 12.

December 17, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


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