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Grief And Greatness

Two simple words: Never Forget.

September 13, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Flexible Seating Piloted In Magnolia Classroom

For visitors of Magnolia Elementary School, things may appear to be going off the grid by way of traditional seating and classroom structure.

September 13, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


New Purpose For School’s Multi-Purpose Rooms

Students of Cloverland and Fair Oaks elementary schools were treated to a special surprise as they returned from summer break earlier this school year. As they said their goodbyes to the respective campuses last May, a construction crew got to work.

September 13, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Football Fan Makes The Sidelines Home

Steve Gokey has always had a love of sports. That's a fact which may come as a shock to some, as Gokey has spent his entire life without sight – or so it would seem – to those not in the know.

September 13, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Gillman’s Celebrates Second Year Under New Ownership

It's hard to imagine the corner of West F Street and Bryan Avenue without the presence of Gillman's Classic Drive-In.

September 06, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local Business


The Hands Of Harvey

Last week I did something a bit different by way of this space. I stepped a bit sideways from my comfort zone and what's become familiar and I spoke from my heart.

September 06, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


My Community, My Thoughts

I do my best to stay away from politics both in this space, as well as in general when it comes to writing.

August 30, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Oakdale Rotary Prepares For Annual Wine Extravaganza

Oakdale Rotary will once again present a one of a kind event as they host the Eighth Annual Wine Extravaganza on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. The annual event will be hosted at the Oakdale Golf and Country Club. Tickets are $50 per person (21 and over). Proceeds from this year's event will be donated to OHS Ag Department and the Astro Foundation.

August 30, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


OHS: Positive Growth From The Ground Up

The Oakdale High School Ag program has been getting a bit more attention as of late. While for the students privy to the program during the past handful of years, the notoriety comes honestly and earned – the program growth seems imminent. Most especially so as Oakdale Joint Unified completes Phase 1 of the Oakdale School Farm, situated on the northwest end of town.

August 30, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Spirit Of Community

For those who may have missed it, the buzz is back.

August 23, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Knights Ferry School Benefits From Community Volunteerism

Community spirit and volunteerism is alive and well in the community of Knights Ferry. This continues to become apparent each year as the start of school lingers and this year was no different.

August 23, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Wish Granted For Oakdale Teen

Christopher Courtney spent his 13th birthday a bit different than the average teenager. The Oakdale Junior High eighth grader began his 13th year last Saturday, flanked by family and a community which has greatly impacted his young life – Make-A-Wish.

August 23, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


School District Gains Focus To Aid At-Risk Students

As is customary, the first school board meeting of Oakdale Joint Unified for the 2017-2018 school year was short, yet information packed. Schools were back in session for the new year as of Thursday, Aug. 10 and the board members gathered for their first session of the new year as well.

August 16, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Music And Magic

It's not very often that a story assignment turns into a "be my guest" invitation.

August 16, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Pilates Studio Settles In To New Location

There were a handful of things which Monica Harris knew for certain three years ago. As an athlete and fitness enthusiast, Harris knew she loved working with clients, she loved Pilates and she loved helping people reach their goals.

August 16, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local Business


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Articles By Author - Teresa Hammond


Oakdale Junior High School Adds New Computer Science Elective

Farming and football aren't the only areas of interest for the decision makers of Oakdale Joint Unified School District. The start of the 2017-18 ...

October 11, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


School Board Talks Test Scores, Bullying

Oakdale Joint Unified School District continues to hold its own in Stanislaus County by way of SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium) test results.

October 11, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Harvest Festival Kicks Off Fall For The Community

Pies will be baked, cider pressed, pumpkins stacked and activities set as Bloomingcamp Ranch hosts the Annual Bloomingcamp Ranch Harvest Festival, Saturday and Sunday, Oct ...

October 04, 2017 | By TERESA HAMMOND thammond@oakdaleleader.com | Local News


No Reason

I recently had an in depth conversation with someone on death. More specifically on those we love who are taken too soon. We're both ...

October 04, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings

Parenting is tough.

September 27, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Student Librarians Are Hands On Helpers

Fair Oaks Elementary School has more than a new library and media center on campus. Thanks to the leadership and passion of Library Technician Geneva ...

September 27, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


TEDxModesto Gets A Piece Of Oakdale

Standing center stage and speaking at the Gallo Center for the Arts is likely not a place Elizabeth Wight envisioned herself five years ago. Today ...

September 27, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


City Enjoys Celebration As Community Park Opens

It was a much anticipated day for many in the City of Oakdale. On Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 community members, city officials, honorary guests and ...

September 20, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Burns Heads Up OTA For 2017-18 School Year

Keith Burns isn't new to the education system.

September 20, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


New Downtown Business Receives Great Response

Finding a little something special just got a bit easier for the Oakdale shopper looking to find fashion and style on a limited budget.

September 20, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


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