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City Welcomes Visitors For Weekend Festival

For two days, Oakdale will put two of its trademark attributes on display – Cowboys and Chocolate.

May 15, 2013 | Marg Jackson | Chocolate Festival 2014


Jump Into Weekend With Annual Fun Run

For those who are so inclined, start the day off with a brisk run or walk through the streets of Oakdale. Then you can enjoy sampling some tasty chocolate treats along Chocolate Avenue knowing you have already gotten your exercise for the day.

May 15, 2013 | Marg Jackson | Chocolate Festival 2014


Hundreds Join Cancer Fight At Oakdale Relay

By the time the dust had settled on the 24-hour event that was Relay For Life of Oakdale 2013, more than $153,000 had been raised in the fight against cancer.

May 03, 2013 | Marg Jackson | 209 CELEBRATIONS


Marg-Ins – In With The New

Many of our readers may recall the little yellow VW bug that became former Riverbank News editor John Branch's 'signature' vehicle. We laughed (mostly with him) at the trademark jet engine sound when he fired the bug up, shared our concern when one of the wheels literally fell off as he was turning the corner to come to the Oakdale office – luckily he was close enough to park with three wheels intact – and celebrated with him when the bug went to storage and a newer, more reliable vehicle emerged.

May 01, 2013 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


Volunteers Prepare For Love Oakdale

More than 20 projects are going to be on the list when volunteers gather for Love Oakdale on Saturday, May 4.

May 01, 2013 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Marg-Ins – In With The New

Many of our readers may recall the little yellow VW bug that became former Riverbank News editor John Branch's 'signature' vehicle. We laughed (mostly with him) at the trademark jet engine sound when he fired the bug up, shared our concern when one of the wheels literally fell off as he was turning the corner to come to the Oakdale office – luckily he was close enough to park with three wheels intact – and celebrated with him when the bug went to storage and a newer, more reliable vehicle emerged.

May 01, 2013 | Marg Jackson | OPINION


POSTER CHILD - Oakdale Family Selected March Of Dimes Ambassadors

To look at her now, you would never know that RaeAnn Victoria Rodrigues overcame tremendous odds just to take her first breath.

April 23, 2013 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Events Run Nearly Nonstop For Rodeo Week

It isn't called Rodeo Week for nothing.

April 11, 2013 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Marg-ins - No Fooling Around

No need to check the calendar and this isn't an April Fool's Day joke – I am just trying to get my column schedule back 'on track' after having been haphazard about it the last couple of months. I know one ran just last week, so forgive me for the back-to-backs.

April 03, 2013 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


Marg-Ins - Two Decades And Counting

Twenty years goes faster than you think. Trust me.

March 27, 2013 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


Mobile Clinic Reaches Veterans

With the goal of reaching out to area veterans, whether they needed help filling out paperwork or needed a medical referral, it was basically 'one stop shopping' for the vets on Thursday.

March 06, 2013 | Marg Jackson | 209 CELEBRATIONS


Kick up Your Heels - Locals Enjoy Square Dancing The Night Away

On a well-worn wooden dance floor, with chairs lining the room along the walls, dancers of all ages, sizes, shapes and abilities gather each week to enjoy some musical exercise and the camaraderie that goes along with a group activity.

February 20, 2013 | Marg Jackson | 209 CELEBRATIONS


Marg-Ins - Love Lost … And Found

More than a week past deadline, I finally have taken a few deep breaths and will try to get this column written. Typically, the 'Marg-Ins' column appears the first Wednesday of the month, which means it is running a week later than normal this time.

February 13, 2013 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


Main Irrigation Canal Strengthened

Seeking to shore up the main canal, South San Joaquin Irrigation District has brought in crews to do just that, adding shotcrete to the walls of the canal that runs along Victory Avenue at the San Joaquin-Stanislaus County line.

February 06, 2013 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Marg-Ins - Keeping The Perspective

When you start adding it up, a column a month for 19-plus years working for The Oakdale Leader, The Escalon Times and The Riverbank News, I've probably covered about all there is – and some topics, more than once.

December 05, 2012 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


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Articles By Author - Marg Jackson


Shoeboxes Bring Gifts To Brighten Holidays

With donations coming in from Oakdale and the surrounding areas, over 680 shoeboxes were collected locally for children across the country and around the world ...

November 23, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


The Spirit Of Thanksgiving

A couple of different family gatherings are being planned for the Thanksgiving holiday and by the time Saturday rolls around I probably will have had ...

November 22, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


Salmon Focus Of Celebration At Saturday’s Special Festival

From making mobiles to colorful fish print T-shirts, listening to music and enjoying some freshly grilled salmon, the emphasis was on salmon, the Stanislaus River ...

November 16, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Denham Poised To Return To Congress

Results from the Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters office early Wednesday showed incumbent Congressman Jeff Denham appearing poised for reelection in the 10th Congressional District ...

November 09, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Pumpkin Fun In The Ferry Rolls On For Another Year

Pumpkins were rolling, tri tips were grilling, ice cream was melting … and Knights Ferry was packed with residents and visitors alike for the 53rd annual ...

November 09, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


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Holy Cow!

November 08, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


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