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Crowd Flocks To Downtown Celebration

There was a definite chill in the air on Friday night, as vendors set up on the street, stores stayed open late, the clip-clop of horses' hooves could be heard … and Santa made an appearance.

December 09, 2015 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Community Spirit Alive And Well

They were lined up outside the Gene Bianchi Community Center well ahead of the scheduled opening time for the doors on Thursday, as members of the community came to enjoy a festive Thanksgiving dinner. Offered to all free of charge, the menu included all the traditional holiday favorites, from turkey and mashed potatoes to salad and cranberry sauce, topped off with a variety of choices for dessert.

December 02, 2015 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Give Me A ‘K’

Who knew? Obviously, not me.

December 01, 2015 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


Holiday Variety-- Oakdale, Riverbank, Escalon Feature Family Activities

A quick check of calendars for the tri-city region of Oakdale, Riverbank and Escalon shows plenty of holiday-themed events over the next couple of weeks.

December 01, 2015 | Marg Jackson | 209 LIVING


Hop On Board Festive Holiday Train

By MARG JACKSON

December 01, 2015 | Marg Jackson | 209 LIVING


Holidays Made Brighter Through Shoebox Effort

By MARG JACKSON

November 25, 2015 | Marg Jackson | Local News


FESTIVAL FUN

Saturday's sunny skies and mild temperatures were the perfect fit to offer up the annual Salmon Festival, put on at the Army Corps of Engineers Park in Knights Ferry. Youngsters take part in one of the many craft activities, making colorful prints of salmon. Lions Club member Ralph Barajas serves up some barbecued salmon for hungry diners while the salmon mascot gathers some kids in for a hug. Many people also took the opportunity to search for the salmon making their way up the Stanislaus River, returning for the spawn.

November 18, 2015 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Holiday Boutiques Usher In November

The first Saturday of November heralded the arrival of the holiday shopping season with a couple of festive boutiques. The annual St. Mary' Catholic Church Craft Fair drew plenty of shoppers and diners both Saturday and Sunday, with breakfast and lunch available. Not far away, the Oakdale Family Church of the Nazarene played host to another craft fair, with tables set up outside and indoors. Food was also available for purchase there.

November 11, 2015 | Marg Jackson | Local News


From Oil Changes To Master Technician

He started in the business in 2010, a self-proclaimed "oil change guy."

November 04, 2015 | Marg Jackson | Local Business


Marg-Ins

Mysteries Of The Mind

November 03, 2015 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


Marg-Ins - Of Mets And Machines

So usually being at work until late night Tuesday is not my favorite thing. Let's just start there. Because if I am at work late Tuesday night it means there was a problem with production and the paper (or papers, depending on when the problem occurred) did not go to press on time.

October 07, 2015 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


Every Little Bit Helps To Heal

Even as firefighters finally gain the upper hand on the devastating Butte and Valley fires, efforts to aid those displaced and those who have lost everything in the wildfires continue.

September 23, 2015 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Collection Efforts Continue For Fire Victims

Trailers full of supplies – including some animal-themed loads – continue to be taken to Calaveras County, as residents in the area donate to help victims of the Butte Fire.

September 17, 2015 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Locals Show Support For Butte Fire Victims

Efforts to collect needed clothing, food and supplies to help residents in two nearby counties displaced by a raging wildfire have taken off, several loads of items already delivered.

September 16, 2015 | Marg Jackson | Local News


One Stage At A Time

So it wouldn't seem that writing a once-a-month column would be such a hard thing. Certainly from one month to the next, plenty of 'stuff' happens to generate material for a few hundred words. True enough. Mostly my columns tend to be the 'spur of the moment, what's happening in my world now' type pieces, hopefully something to give the reader a chuckle or two or maybe writing something they can identify with, nodding in agreement.

September 02, 2015 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


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Articles By Author - Marg Jackson


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 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 ...

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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