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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


Last Call: Local Business Is Brewing

There's something big brewing on the south end of town and it's not coffee.

August 09, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Mommy Musings

I hope you read this before Saturday.

August 09, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local Columns


Sierra View Music Fest Returns To Rock The Valley

Jim Brunk is not one known to be frightened by challenge. That became not just known but established during the summer of 2008 after the sudden passing of his wife Heidi.

August 02, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


School District Implements Technology Time Saver

It is a return to school pastime which has been commonly known as "Parent Homework." A task dreaded by many each year as their children return from the first week of school with a stack of papers requesting updated information in the way of medical records and emergency contacts. Families with more than one child, treated to all the more in the way of "homework" as each child comes with their own set.

August 02, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Community Dinner Planned for Campbell Family

Sandy and Lance Campbell have dedicated their lives to making an impact on the lives of young people.

July 26, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Journey to Washington Gets Gilton Back on Solid Ground

Tessa Gilton is not your average 30-something. To the naked eye her uniqueness may seem obvious; it is the unseen, however, and the nature of her spirit which is testament to who she is and why.

July 26, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Knights Ferry Fire Reported Contained

Cal Fire crews remain on the scene maintaining containment of the 19 acre fire in Knights Ferry just south east of the covered bridge and the 50's Roadhouse.

July 19, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Local Run Club Hits the Tahoe Trail

It's an endeavor which many may find crazy, confusing or perhaps inspiring: 24 hours of trail running relay style in Lake Tahoe.

July 19, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Mommy Musings

I forgot how much I loved camping.

July 19, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


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Articles By Author - Teresa Hammond


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


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

August 30, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


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