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Caring, Sharing: ‘Tis The Season

It happens every year right about this time. And I, for one, am not complaining.

December 23, 2015 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


Family Support Network Hosts Coats And Cookies

There was plenty of warmth, good tidings and smiles going around the Family Support Network facilities on West F Street recently, as the organization hosted its annual Coats and Cookies festivities on Dec. 9 and 10.

December 16, 2015 | Marg Jackson | Local News


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

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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


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Articles By Author - Marg Jackson


TOE TAPPIN’ TIME

The music of Remedy filled the air on Friday night, as the Concerts in the Park series continued at Oakdale's Dorada Park, offered through ...

August 24, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Oakdale Businesses Prep For Food, Drink Showcase

Oakdale's Bianchi Community Center will be turned in to a place for some fine wining and dining soon, with the annual Taste of Oakdale ...

August 24, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


SMOOTH SEASON START

Despite some concerns over mosquitoes ruining the party, the more than 650 youngsters ready to play soccer in the Oakdale Youth Soccer League this season ...

August 24, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


MARKET NIGHT FUN

Oakdale's downtown weekly Farmer's Market, each Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on North Third Avenue, offers plenty of fun ...

August 17, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Marg-Ins

Welcome Back

August 16, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


Top 10 List Of Summer

Summers now are not like they used to be.

August 02, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


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