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Do You Remember …

It is a day I will not soon forget.

July 15, 2009 | Teresa Hammond | Local Columns


Jammin’ For Jamie

If love and friendship were all it took to cure cancer, there would be no need for a "Jammin' for Jamie" Benefit event. The event scheduled for Saturday, July 11 at the FES Hall is a fundraiser being staged to benefit Oakdale native Jamie Neathery, who is currently battling an aggressive form of lung cancer.

July 08, 2009 | Teresa Hammond | 209 CELEBRATIONS


Teen Clears Hurdles On Way To Eagle Rank

There is no question that for 15-year-old Mitch Leichner, achieving his Boy Scout Eagle award has been a work in progress, with a few life-changing occurrences a long the way.

July 01, 2009 | Teresa Hammond | 209 CELEBRATIONS


What Can You Do…?

Slowly but surely Americans seem to be taking to the 'green' movement. Referred to by some as a 'trendy,' I will openly admit this is one 'trend' I am happy to be a part of.

July 01, 2009 | Teresa Hammond | Local Columns


Shakespeare in the Park returns to Riverbank for 6th year

Central Valley community members need not travel far to enjoy the words of Shakespeare as Rio Arts presents its sixth annual production of Shakespeare in the Park.

June 24, 2009 | Teresa Hammond | 209 CELEBRATIONS


Who Cares?...

This column began as a piece about summer; the revival of ones spirit as they smile at the sun, embrace each day and perhaps reminisce on days gone by.

June 17, 2009 | Teresa Hammond | Local Columns


More Than A Rescue

The Nissen family of Escalon are hardly strangers to rescuing pets from local shelters.

June 16, 2009 | Teresa Hammond | 209 CELEBRATIONS


Reflections From The Front

Thank you for calling the Oakdale Leader.

June 02, 2009 | Teresa Hammond | Local Columns


Area Student Leads Trail Ride For St. Jude’s

Amanda Autrey loves horses.

June 02, 2009 | Teresa Hammond | 209 CELEBRATIONS


Senior Information Day Slated For June 5

Oakdale senior citizens will gather in a new place on Friday, June 5, but not to attend an exercise or art class. Friday, June 5 will mark the Eighth Annual Oakdale Senior Information Day.

May 27, 2009 | Teresa Hammond | 209 CELEBRATIONS


Mommy Musings

My two children are still very young. This June they will reach the prime ages of two and five. The lessons they still have yet to learn in life, decision-making and heartbreak are all well ahead of them.

May 19, 2009 | Teresa Hammond | Local Columns


More Than Livestock

If passion and enthusiasm could be bottled and sold, the student participants of Valley Home 4-H Public Speaking would be set for life. While the group of over one dozen students may vary in age, background and personal interests, they all share one thing in common - a love for public speaking.

May 19, 2009 | Teresa Hammond | 209 CELEBRATIONS


Tri-City MOMS

A day at the park filled with sunshine and laughter. Children swing as their mothers gently push them to and fro, while others run and play in the sand.

May 08, 2009 | Teresa Hammond | 209 CELEBRATIONS


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


Redefining A Dream

Even doctors have dreams.

April 22, 2009 | Teresa Hammond | 209 CELEBRATIONS


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Red Ribbon Week Theme: Love Yourself

Oakdale schools are busy this week, as they make the most of a short schedule and Red Ribbon Week observation. Red Ribbon Week is hosted nationwide the last full week of October.

October 29, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Passion Rewarded - Thompson Nets $2,500 Award

Class time will soon be made a little more exciting for Fair Oaks Special Day Class teacher Elizabeth Thompson and her seven students. Thompson was recently awarded California Casualty's $2,500 Academic Award to use toward the betterment of her classroom.

October 22, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Mommy Musings – The Swing Of A Bat

I've been waiting two weeks to write this piece. If being completely truthful, I almost wrote it Oct. 10.

October 22, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Reporter’s Notebook – Not Any ‘Ol Saturday

Dreams do come true. Four simple words, with such big meaning.

October 15, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Local Columns


Student Expulsions Approved

Oakdale Joint Unified School District's Monday night meeting began with a closed session, and Superintendent Marc Malone addressed those on hand for the public portion of the meeting, confirming the expulsion of two OJUSD students had been approved by the board at that closed session.

October 14, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Education


The Black And White Of Cyber Bullying

In a day and age of social media, smart phones, cell phones and instant accessibility, students and parents alike may need to be more aware of the messages and words they choose to share.

October 08, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Mommy Musings – Together Everyone Achieves More

Oakdale Elementary Schools are once again at the ready for their annual Jog-a-Thon events this Friday, October 10. It is 'the' quintessential fundraiser for the Parent Teacher Clubs of each elementary school. I borrowed the theme from this year's event to title this column. I like it. Together Everyone Achieves More or TEAM is the slogan which will appear on the ever popular jog shirts this year.

October 08, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Chalk One Up - Playground Project Needs Volunteers

For the artist at heart or a community group looking for a way to leave their mark, Cloverland Elementary School may have just the project to fit that need. This Friday, Oct. 3 at 3 p.m. work will begin on the Holistic Playground project.

October 01, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Mommy Musings - The Magazine Business

We're in the magazine business.

October 01, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Fall, Water And Wonderment

According to my desk calendar we are officially two days in to the Autumnal Calendar. In other words … it's Fall.

September 24, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Ready Set … Stretch - New Pilates Studio Opens Downtown

Monica Harris is no stranger to physical fitness and the effects everyday life, as well as activity has on the body. Now in her 15th as a practitioner of Pilates, Harris is poised and ready to share her knowledge and teachings with the community of Oakdale and the surrounding areas.

September 24, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Local Business


Chromebooks Reach Oakdale Classrooms

The word 'lab' is taking on a new definition this 2014-15 school year in Oakdale schools.

September 24, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Ready To Roll - Bus Drivers Focus On Safety First

The saying goes, "there is no rest for the weary" and that just might be the case in the 'Land of the Bus Yard' at the east end of Oakdale.

September 24, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Education


OHS Welcomes Newest Vice Principal

The 2014-15 school year has gotten off to a quick start for newly appointed Oakdale High School Vice-Principal of Supervision and Attendance, Jim Lake. The recently appointed VP has just a little over three weeks under his Administrator belt with Oakdale Joint Unified School District but he has found settling in anything but difficult.

September 17, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Multi-Year Plan - Board Reviews School Strategy

Oakdale City Council Chambers held more residents than usual on Monday night, as the Oakdale Joint Unified School District conducted its second board meeting for the 2014-15 school year.

September 10, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Education


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