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Local Author Sets Saturday Meet, Greet

Samantha Alban is living the dream.

January 04, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Atlas Court Light Display Shines For The Holidays

One woman called it 'The best kept secret in Oakdale.' But based on the number of cars flowing through Atlas Court on a recent weekend evening, the secret is out.

December 21, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


HOLIDAY PARADE

Though the weather was, literally, freezing, the annual Holiday Light Parade went off as scheduled Saturday evening in Valley Home. Scott Sachau, left, 5; Audie Beltrami, 1; and 18-month-old Emmit Caudle wheeled their wagon in to bring hot chocolate and candy canes to warm the hearts of parade watchers. Santa and Mrs. Claus waved to the crowd from their spot in the parade. The evening also featured a potluck dinner, the lighting of the community Christmas tree and the singing of carols in front of a live Nativity scene in the community park

December 21, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Mustangs Crowned State Champions

In their final game of the year, the Oakdale varsity football Mustangs got their biggest win ever – claiming the Division 3A State Championship in a 47-0 thrashing of Bishop's of La Jolla.

December 19, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Downtown Christmas Ushers In Festive Holiday Season

Oakdale residents and many from neighboring communities took advantage of the opportunity to officially welcome in the holiday season on Saturday. A portion of North Third Avenue was closed off to vehicle traffic, set up with vendor booths, food, music, horse drawn wagon rides and more, as part of the city's Downtown Christmas celebration. Later on, Santa continued the festivities at Oakdale in Wonderland for an evening of fun.

December 07, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Marg-Ins

What's In

December 06, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


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 through Operation Christmas Child. The 682 total boxes gathered at The River Christian Community on East G Street, which served as the collection center in town, will now head off on a journey to Southern California. They will go to Irvine for checking and processing, and from there will start the journey to needy children both in the U.S. and abroad.

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 more than my annual allotment of tryptophan. Which means I could be settling in for a nap.

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 and the environment on Saturday.

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, receiving 53 percent of the vote in Stanislaus County, 51 percent in San Joaquin County, with challenger Michael Eggman receiving 49 percent of the vote in San Joaquin and 47 percent in Stanislaus.

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 running of the Pumpkin Roll. All the activity saw the small community bustling on Sunday, Nov. 6.

November 09, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Marg-Ins

Holy Cow!

November 08, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


Marg-Ins

Birthday Blues

November 01, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


Clear Skies Perfect Setting For Airport’s Open House

Whether you like Piper Cubs or prefer a good Cessna 195, chances are you could have found them on Saturday.

October 12, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Small Town Americana

There's really nothing quite like Homecoming. It's a celebration that just screams small town U.S.A. and you can almost hear the strains of a John (Cougar) Mellencamp song as the floats roll down Main Street.

October 04, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


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Articles By Author - Marg Jackson


Making The Most Of ‘Found’ Money

What is it about getting money back at tax time that makes it seem like you are receiving a gift?

April 19, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


OID Recall Vote Looming April 25

Oakdale Irrigation District board member Linda Santos is the focus of a recall election that will be staged next week, with 'election day' on Tuesday ...

April 19, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


RODEO WRAP

Rain, sun, wind and mud … all added up to a memorable weekend of rodeo action for the 66th annual Oakdale Saddle Club PRCA Rodeo, hosted ...

April 12, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Modesto Woman Killed In Friday Highway Crash

Just as the traffic was ramping up with an influx of visitors for the weekend Oakdale Rodeo, a late afternoon accident at the city's ...

April 12, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


One Fatality In Multiple Vehicle Accident

A late afternoon accident on Friday, April 7 claimed the life of one motorist and caused massive traffic back-ups in the east end of Oakdale.

April 07, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Wait Just A Minute

As this column gets written on Friday afternoon – the deadline for it to appear in the Wednesday, April 5 edition – the long range forecast calls ...

April 04, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


Fire District Begins Search For New Chief

After less than eight months on the job, Matt Daly has submitted his resignation as the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District Chief.

March 29, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Firefighter Seattle Stair Climb Raises Money And Awareness

What do four engineers, a firefighter and a battalion chief have in common?

March 29, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


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