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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, farm fresh produce, entertainment and more. With a handful of weeks remaining, now is the time to take advantage of the outdoor market. Members of the Singles Skirts 'n Flirts square dance club entertained at the Aug. 10 market while, at side, Glen Earl of Cap 'n Coops Kettle Corn takes a moment to greet Andy, the St. Bernard and, below, Jana Ciccarelli of the Oakdale Library gets animated during a story time session. Fruits ...

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


LIGHT THE NIGHT

It was another large crowd for the Friday night Concert in the Park on July 22 in Oakdale as Mark Macsenti and the Tailights band performed at the gazebo in Dorada Park. The crowd brought lawn chairs, blankets, food and beverages to settle in and enjoy the show. This week's concert, July 29, will feature Never 2 Late.

July 27, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Cowboy Capital Shines In Saturday Competition

Competitors were there for the glory – and the coveted belt buckles – as they met for the National Day of the American Cowboy at the Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo Grounds on Saturday.

July 27, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


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


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Lions Pancake Breakfast Continues To Hit The Spot

On a sunny but brisk Sunday morning, members of the Oakdale Lions Club got the coffee brewing by 4 a.m., started setting up tables ...

March 22, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


SPRING SHOW BUNNIES

The annual Oakdale Chamber of Commerce Home Show was staged at the Bianchi Community Center on Friday and Saturday, bringing together a variety of home ...

March 22, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Single Engine Challenger Crash Claims Modesto Pilot

The mid-morning crash of a single engine Challenger II CWS aircraft at the Oakdale Airport on Saturday, March 11 claimed the life of a 78-year-old ...

March 15, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Civil War Battles Staged In Knights Ferry

The annual reenactment of the Civil War was staged over the weekend in Knights Ferry, with a pair of battles on Saturday and two more ...

March 15, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


One Fatality In Saturday Plane Crash

A mid-morning crash at the Oakdale Airport had one confirmed fatality and emergency crews and law enforcement personnel on scene.

March 11, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Fire Crews Battle Multi-Alarm Blaze

A multi-alarm fire on Monday afternoon, Feb. 27 virtually destroyed a 4,700-plus square foot custom home, with crews arriving on scene to find the ...

March 01, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Outside The Box

How fast time flies.

February 27, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


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