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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


Mommy Musings - Food, Friendship And Just Good Stuff

I have always believed that the best test of friendship, is to see who is surrounding you during the worst of times.

May 25, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Luck and Motherhood

It seems only fitting that a 'mommy' would be so overtaxed that she would need to wait until after Mother's Day to actually produce a column about said event.

May 11, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Cowgirls And Finish Lines

After a few months of hibernation and quality family time, along comes April.

April 13, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


The Core Of Success - Sibling Rivalry Fosters Potential ‘Standing O’

Sibling rivalry need not have boundaries or age limits.

March 30, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | 209 CELEBRATIONS


Mommy Musings - Stars In The Trenches

Life is full of metaphors, or at least mine is.

March 23, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Stirring The Pot - Area Women’s Group Cooking Up Unforgettable Night

In just a handful of days the air surrounding the parish of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Oakdale will once again smell of corned beef and cabbage. This Saturday, March 12, will mark the 40th anniversary of the Annual Corned Beef Dinner.

March 09, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | 209 CELEBRATIONS


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Garnica Brings Passion For Math To OHS

Ana Garnica has enjoyed math since childhood. The recently hired Oakdale High School math teacher shared, "I enjoyed doing math since I was a child ...

September 02, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


District Looks Beyond Tradition

Whether it be through academic, professional or physical achievement, Marc Malone believes in raising the bar.

September 02, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Reading Mentors Empower Students

Betsy Stowe is changing lives.

September 02, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Making The Most Of It

I had my first Grand Mal seizure at the age of 12.

August 26, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Douglas Is Finalist In FFA Proficiency

Come October of this year, Logan Douglas will be headed to Louisville, Kentucky. The OHS Class of 2014 alum however, will not be making the ...

August 26, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Small Town Business

Once upon a time people did business on a handshake.

August 19, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


New Teachers Join Junior High Staff

Incoming seventh grade students are not the only ones new to the Oakdale Junior High School halls this 2015-16 school year. This summer as the ...

August 19, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Campbell Ready For OTA Duties

Lance Campbell will be busy with more than class prep for his Social Studies students at East Stanislaus High School in the 2015-16 school year ...

August 19, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Helping Hands Of Humanity

Last week my heart broke a little.

August 12, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


OJHS Rams Have New Administrators Take Lead

To the outsider looking in, little has changed on the campus of Oakdale Junior High since school recessed in May to start summer vacation. As ...

August 12, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Winders Settles In

The 2015-16 school year is off to a promising start for Oakdale High School senior Michael Winders.

August 12, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


School District Opens Year With Completed Checklist

Oakdale Joint Unified School District board members reconvened after a one month break for summer on Monday, Aug.10 at Oakdale City Council Chambers.

August 12, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Back At It

On Thursday, August 6 Oakdale Joint Unified Schools will once again be in session. For a handful of our readers that means nothing. Total enrollment ...

August 06, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Making It All Add Up

Much of Susan Dyke's job as Oakdale Joint Unified School District Chief Business Officer was under the microscope in the 2014-2015 school year. As ...

August 05, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


I Feel Pretty

I recently happened upon a quote which spoke to me.

July 29, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


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