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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


Food Pantry Reaches Out To Community

Julie Jorgensen just wanted to help.

October 06, 2010 | Teresa Hammond | 209 CELEBRATIONS


Mommy Musings - The “I Do’s” And “I Don’ts”

Planning a wedding is not for the faint at heart.

October 06, 2010 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Help Getting By - Food Pantry Reaches Out To Community

Julie Jorgensen just wanted to help.

October 06, 2010 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


High School Prepares To Open Performance Season With Wonder

Trees have been painted, houses have been built and costumes are being sewn as Oakdale High School drama students prepare for the first production of the 2010-11 school year.

September 29, 2010 | Teresa Hammond | 209 CELEBRATIONS


Mommy Musings - Ruts And Responsibilities

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I'm in a rut.

September 22, 2010 | Teresa Hammond | Local Columns


Mommy Musings – Love

I love my life.

September 15, 2010 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Far And Away - OHS Student Spends Summer In Japan

At the young age of 15, it is fair to say Paul Perrone is one well-traveled teenager.

September 08, 2010 | Teresa Hammond | 209 CELEBRATIONS


Mommy Musings – Good, Bad and Ugly

This week as I sat preparing my thoughts the words that keep cropping up are: What should I have done? or What would you do?Perhaps I should offer a little clarity on what has me so confused and perplexed.Recently, our family, along with some friends who were here on holiday, visited an area park for some outside activity.It is one of the newer parks, which our three- and six-year-old have come to love, so we were excited to share it with our visitors.When we arrived, the kids scattered in varying directions and so did we. With ...

September 01, 2010 | Teresa Hammond | Local Columns


Mommy Musings - More Than One Reason

In a past column I shared a little insight into my recent undertaking of helping with costumes for the Oakdale Community Theatre Production of "Annie" the musical.

August 25, 2010 | Teresa Hammond | Local Columns


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Articles By Author - Teresa Hammond


Releasing The Toxins

A few weeks back I shared my struggle with a passion for eating. First, I must clarify … I'm not what one would call a 'foodie,' my palate is pretty simple. Fine dining is nice and fun on occasion, my previous piece was primarily about my love of simple fresh foods - produce and proteins … And of course water. Lots and lots of water.

June 24, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Last Call Makes ‘Official’ Debut At Farmers’ Marke

Brian Chiara and Josh Garcia just may put Oakdale on the map for more than its Western heritage. The paramedic/firefighter team has spent much of their free time the past several months securing space, acquiring equipment and developing a product bearing the name of Last Call Brewing Company.

June 24, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local Business


Fresh From The Farm

It was a setting befitting a fine Home and Garden magazine as guests arrived for the inaugural Farm to Table dining experience hosted Friday night on the east end of town at Bloomingcamp Ranch. Under the watchful eye and hospitality of husband/wife team Matt and Courtney Smith, along with Bake Shop manager Vickie Thompson, guests were welcomed and encouraged to have something to drink and get comfortable.

June 24, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


They Did It Again

Each year I pen this piece or one similar, I think the same thing ... I need to put this topic to rest. Then- before I know it- I'm faced once again with the task and challenge of the birthdays. Yes, plural, the celebration of birth of both my children 24 hours apart (with three years in between).

June 17, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Carnival Continues For Eighth Annual Event

In just a little over a week Riverbend Ranch will be transformed from the everyday chaos and homestead of Eric and Lisa Kjeldgaard and their family of eight children as they open the property to the community for the Eighth Annual Riverbend Ranch Charity Carnival.

June 17, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Super Summer Camp Continues

Local children need not go far for the feel and experience of Summer Camp as Oakdale Joint Unified School District is once again offering Oakdale's Super Summer Camp.

June 17, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


But … I Like To Eat

I'm not sure about the rest of our readers, but as our calendar turned to June I am finding myself in an odd place of conflict.

June 10, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


McGinnis Joins OHS

The wattage on the campus of Oakdale High School is likely to go up come July 1 as Joni McGinnis begins her journey as a new Vice Principal.

June 10, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


School Trustees Approve Budget

It was a light agenda, packed full of consent items as the Oakdale Joint Unified School District Board of Trustees convened for their final meeting of the 2014-2015 school year on Monday night, June 9. Of the minimal items covered on the agenda, the biggest and most critical would be the passing of the 2015-2016 school year budget.

June 10, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Hustle And The Happiness

As graduations in our area wrap up, my life and a handful of parents like me began living our own level of whirlwind this past week.

June 03, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Sunshine Rafting Flows With ACS

Sunshine Rafting Adventures continues to do its part in making a splash for the fight against cancer. For the fourth consecutive year, the local rafting business will partner with the American Cancer Society for its annual rafting trip.

June 03, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Element Of Surprise

For as long as I can remember I've always loved surprising people.

May 27, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


OJHS Graduates Speak At 2015 Send Off

Blake Morgan and Augusta O'Ferrall are now Mustangs. The graduating Oakdale Junior High School Rams spent their final days as students on the campus this past week, along with 320 other graduates.

May 27, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Ending It Off Right

Here we are again. We made it. We did it and it's here.

May 20, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Guzman, Crossman Top Two At OHS

Thirteen years of primary education will officially come to a close for the Class of 2015 this Friday night at the Oakdale High Corral. The 7 p.m. graduation ceremony will be their final moments on the field as Mustangs, only to then become alumni of the school.

May 20, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


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