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Marg-Ins-Getting Into The Game

So there's no way to deny it, I am definitely a sports fan(atic).

June 05, 2013 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


Eighth Graders Mark Milestone

A sure sign of stepping into young adulthood, the nearly 350 Oakdale Junior High School eighth grade graduates received their diplomas and crossed that threshold into high school. They will be freshmen at OHS in August and celebrated the closing chapter of junior high in front of family and friends at a packed Corral on Thursday night, May 23.

May 29, 2013 | Marg Jackson | Education


City Welcomes Visitors For Weekend Festival

For two days, Oakdale will put two of its trademark attributes on display – Cowboys and Chocolate.

May 15, 2013 | Marg Jackson | Chocolate Festival 2014


Jump Into Weekend With Annual Fun Run

For those who are so inclined, start the day off with a brisk run or walk through the streets of Oakdale. Then you can enjoy sampling some tasty chocolate treats along Chocolate Avenue knowing you have already gotten your exercise for the day.

May 15, 2013 | Marg Jackson | Chocolate Festival 2014


Hundreds Join Cancer Fight At Oakdale Relay

By the time the dust had settled on the 24-hour event that was Relay For Life of Oakdale 2013, more than $153,000 had been raised in the fight against cancer.

May 03, 2013 | Marg Jackson | 209 CELEBRATIONS


Marg-Ins – In With The New

Many of our readers may recall the little yellow VW bug that became former Riverbank News editor John Branch's 'signature' vehicle. We laughed (mostly with him) at the trademark jet engine sound when he fired the bug up, shared our concern when one of the wheels literally fell off as he was turning the corner to come to the Oakdale office – luckily he was close enough to park with three wheels intact – and celebrated with him when the bug went to storage and a newer, more reliable vehicle emerged.

May 01, 2013 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


Volunteers Prepare For Love Oakdale

More than 20 projects are going to be on the list when volunteers gather for Love Oakdale on Saturday, May 4.

May 01, 2013 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Marg-Ins – In With The New

Many of our readers may recall the little yellow VW bug that became former Riverbank News editor John Branch's 'signature' vehicle. We laughed (mostly with him) at the trademark jet engine sound when he fired the bug up, shared our concern when one of the wheels literally fell off as he was turning the corner to come to the Oakdale office – luckily he was close enough to park with three wheels intact – and celebrated with him when the bug went to storage and a newer, more reliable vehicle emerged.

May 01, 2013 | Marg Jackson | OPINION


POSTER CHILD - Oakdale Family Selected March Of Dimes Ambassadors

To look at her now, you would never know that RaeAnn Victoria Rodrigues overcame tremendous odds just to take her first breath.

April 23, 2013 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Events Run Nearly Nonstop For Rodeo Week

It isn't called Rodeo Week for nothing.

April 11, 2013 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Marg-ins - No Fooling Around

No need to check the calendar and this isn't an April Fool's Day joke – I am just trying to get my column schedule back 'on track' after having been haphazard about it the last couple of months. I know one ran just last week, so forgive me for the back-to-backs.

April 03, 2013 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


Marg-Ins - Two Decades And Counting

Twenty years goes faster than you think. Trust me.

March 27, 2013 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


Mobile Clinic Reaches Veterans

With the goal of reaching out to area veterans, whether they needed help filling out paperwork or needed a medical referral, it was basically 'one stop shopping' for the vets on Thursday.

March 06, 2013 | Marg Jackson | 209 CELEBRATIONS


Kick up Your Heels - Locals Enjoy Square Dancing The Night Away

On a well-worn wooden dance floor, with chairs lining the room along the walls, dancers of all ages, sizes, shapes and abilities gather each week to enjoy some musical exercise and the camaraderie that goes along with a group activity.

February 20, 2013 | Marg Jackson | 209 CELEBRATIONS


Marg-Ins - Love Lost … And Found

More than a week past deadline, I finally have taken a few deep breaths and will try to get this column written. Typically, the 'Marg-Ins' column appears the first Wednesday of the month, which means it is running a week later than normal this time.

February 13, 2013 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


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Crowds Come To Market

It didn't appear to be the largest opening night crowd in history – but it was also a little difficult to tell.

May 13, 2015 | Marg Jackson | Local News


End Of An Era

An adventure stretching over eight years … covering literally thousands of miles … hastily eaten hotel breakfasts (sometimes hot and sometimes not) – and memories to last a lifetime.

May 06, 2015 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


Relay 2015 In The Books

What started out under gloomy skies and the threat of rain turned in to a mostly mild, though windy, Relay For Life of Oakdale. The 14th annual event, staged through the American Cancer Society, brought hundreds of people to the soccer fields at Oakdale High School on Saturday and Sunday, April 25 and 26.

April 30, 2015 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Tragedy On Tracks

A midafternoon train vs. pedestrian incident along the Burlington-Northern Santa Fe tracks between Riverbank and Escalon on Friday, April 24 claimed the life of an Oakdale woman.

April 30, 2015 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Volunteers Tackle Love Oakdale Effort

Admitting he was kind of "de facto appointed" this year to oversee the Love Oakdale project, local resident Zach Greenlee wasn't complaining. He was, instead, excited to see the spirit of volunteerism that hundreds of residents brought with them to Wood Park early Saturday morning.

April 22, 2015 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Countdown To Relay

Oakdale's annual Relay For Life is just around the corner – the 24-hour signature fundraising event for the American Cancer Society will be hosted at Oakdale High School on Saturday and Sunday, April 25 and 26.

April 15, 2015 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Marg-Ins-Of Bricks And Fellows

So it is that exciting time of year when baseball is in the air, basketball (March Madness, specifically) is just about in the rearview mirror and, for those with teams still in it, the Stanley Cup playoffs loom just around the corner.

April 01, 2015 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


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