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Food Sticks & Jupiter Pix

It is the anniversary of the first landing on the moon – way back in 1969. Don't look now, but that was 47 years ago.

July 19, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


TIME TO GIVE

The Delta Blood Bank Bloodmobile out of Stockton made the trip to Oakdale on Saturday, July 9 and set up shop for a few hours at the National Guard Armory on South Yosemite Avenue. Registrar Kim Huynh, left, gets donor Specialist Durwinder Singh of Modesto signed in and provides information about the blood donation while others wait their turn in the background. On the actual bloodmobile itself, Oakdale resident Jan Ballard smiles as she prepares to donate a unit of blood, with Delta's Sarah Fountain prepping her for the procedure. Officials said most of the donors came from the ...

July 13, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


FUN AT THE FAIR

From regularly scheduled pig races to the high-diving Pirate-themed thrill show, at side, there will be plenty to see and do this week at the Stanislaus County Fair. Along with these activities, there are the midway rides and games, food, beverages, music and more. The fair runs through Sunday, July 17 at the fairgrounds in Turlock. Danielle Veenstra of the Modesto-based Almond Board of California informs fair visitors of the connection between bees and almonds, pointing out the major impact the almond industry has on the region.

July 13, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


COLD AS ICE

Temperatures didn't quite hit the century mark on Wednesday, June 29 – topping out at 97 in Oakdale – but that still was hot enough to make the shaved ice booth at the downtown Farmer's Market a welcome stop for shoppers. Here, booth co-owner Samuel Walker, left, watches as assistant Tiffany Thompson adds some flavoring to the ice he has just shaved off the block. The Wednesday evening market, on North Third Avenue, features food vendors, fresh fruits, vegetables, cheeses, informational booths and more.

July 06, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Cooler Holiday Weather Sees Crowds Venture Out

Traffic was backed up trying to get into Woodward Reservoir off 26-Mile Road at multiple times during the long July 4 holiday weekend, as locals and visitors alike looked to get some relief from the heat.

July 06, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Summer Sizzles In Central Valley

Here's hoping you made it through the July 4 holiday safely and with no animals or small children escaping when the illegal fireworks exploded overhead. It's crazy to me to think that people in residential neighborhoods still persist in using those aerial fireworks they have no business setting off; especially when the region has endured a string of 100-plus degree days and everywhere you look is tinder box dry. Do they think they are immune to injury or the potential fire hazards? Please, leave it to the professionals.

July 05, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


Plunge Opens To Capacity Crowd

With temperatures peaking just below 100 degrees on Saturday, it was the perfect time for opening day at the Royse Memorial Plunge at Dorada Park.

June 08, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


MAJOR DAMAGE

A multi-alarm fire broke out at a home on Lezlie Court shortly before 6 p.m. on Friday, May 27, bringing fire crews from Oakdale and Modesto, among others, to the scene. Information regarding the cause of the fire was not available at press time, though officials said one person at the home and two pet dogs escaped unharmed.

June 01, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


And The Winner Is…

Posted conspicuously on the wall in the living room next to the television set is a list. A list with a lot of names.

June 01, 2016 | Marg Jackson | OPINION


Community Gathers For Solemn Remembrance

It was a small – and somewhat impromptu – gathering of residents on Monday morning, attending a Memorial Day service staged at the Oakdale Citizens Cemetery off J Street.

June 01, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Graduations Take Spotlight

In a hectic, pre-long holiday weekend blitz, graduations were hosted over three separate nights in Oakdale. The graduation week kicked off Wednesday, May 25 with two alternative education program ceremonies, continued on Thursday for Oakdale Junior High School (See story, photos on Page A2) and wrapped up with the Oakdale High School commencement ceremony on Friday night, May 27.

June 01, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Knights Ferry Wins Post Office Battle

They are getting mail in Knights Ferry once again.

May 18, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Downtown Market Draws Good Crowd

Opening a few weeks ahead of last year's schedule – and extending the market by four weeks total – the Oakdale Farmers Market kicked off Wednesday, May 4.

May 11, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


OAKDALE DOG PARK Canines, owners enjoy socialization

Benches for the humans to sit on, well-kept grassy play areas, and separate sides for the 'big dogs' and the 'little dogs' make the Oakdale Dog Park a favorite destination of many local dog owners.

May 11, 2016 | Marg Jackson | 209 LIVING


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Behind The Curtain

May 03, 2016 | 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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