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Archive By Author - Marg Jackson


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


Competitive Fun For Cowboys

Always up for a good challenge, local cowboys made their way to the familiar confines of the Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo Grounds on Saturday, ready to take part in competition to celebrate the National Day of the American Cowboy.

July 29, 2015 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Marg-Ins - Plan For The Best

If there were ever a suitable microcosm for life, for me, it would have to be the 24 hours of Relay For Life.

July 01, 2015 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


Multiple Agencies Respond To Wildfire

A fast-moving fire in the area of River Road and McHenry Avenue along the Stanislaus River in Escalon prompted closure of the McHenry Avenue bridge that links San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties at midafternoon Thursday.

June 18, 2015 | Marg Jackson | Local News


MARG-INS - Trial And Error

Just in case you haven't been paying attention, there have been some changes being implemented in our papers over the past month.

June 03, 2015 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


Summer Splashes Down At Community Pool

Saturday was picture perfect for the opening of the Oakdale Community Pool – better known as 'The Plunge' – as youngsters from around the area converged to dive in to summer vacation.

June 03, 2015 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Ceremony Marks Service, Sacrifice Of Veterans

A respectful crowd, many having brought lawn chairs and others choosing to sit on tailgates or simply stand, gathered Monday morning at the Oakdale Citizens Cemetery for the annual Memorial Day service hosted by the Romain Schell Veterans of Foreign Wars Post.

May 27, 2015 | Marg Jackson | Local News


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Articles By Author - Marg Jackson


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

July 05, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


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