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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


Main Irrigation Canal Strengthened

Seeking to shore up the main canal, South San Joaquin Irrigation District has brought in crews to do just that, adding shotcrete to the walls of the canal that runs along Victory Avenue at the San Joaquin-Stanislaus County line.

February 06, 2013 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Marg-Ins - Keeping The Perspective

When you start adding it up, a column a month for 19-plus years working for The Oakdale Leader, The Escalon Times and The Riverbank News, I've probably covered about all there is – and some topics, more than once.

December 05, 2012 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


Santa, Sales, Smiles – Crowd Rolls In For Annual Cowboy Christmas

From the festive sounds inside to the flurry of activity outside, the annual Cowboy Christmas at the Gene Bianchi Community Center in Oakdale was once again a huge success.

November 28, 2012 | Marg Jackson | 209 CELEBRATIONS


Santa, Sales, Smiles – Crowd Rolls In For Annual Cowboy Christmas

From the festive sounds inside to the flurry of activity outside, the annual Cowboy Christmas at the Gene Bianchi Community Center in Oakdale was once again a huge success.

November 28, 2012 | Marg Jackson | 209 CELEBRATIONS


Santa, Sales, Smiles – Crowd Rolls In For Annual Cowboy Christmas

From the festive sounds inside to the flurry of activity outside, the annual Cowboy Christmas at the Gene Bianchi Community Center in Oakdale was once again a huge success.

November 28, 2012 | Marg Jackson | 209 CELEBRATIONS


Santa, Sales, Smiles – Crowd Rolls In For Annual Cowboy Christmas

From the festive sounds inside to the flurry of activity outside, the annual Cowboy Christmas at the Gene Bianchi Community Center in Oakdale was once again a huge success.

November 28, 2012 | Marg Jackson | 209 CELEBRATIONS


Santa, Sales, Smiles – Crowd Rolls In For Annual Cowboy Christmas

From the festive sounds inside to the flurry of activity outside, the annual Cowboy Christmas at the Gene Bianchi Community Center in Oakdale was once again a huge success.

November 28, 2012 | Marg Jackson | 209 CELEBRATIONS


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Articles By Author - Marg Jackson


Oakdale Grapplers Compete In Pair Of Tournaments

Oakdale wrestlers made their presence felt this past weekend at a pair of two-day tournaments.

January 14, 2015 | Marg Jackson | High School Sports


Marg-Ins – Settle In For 2015

Settle In For 2015

January 07, 2015 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


Mustangs Fall To Ugly Eagles In NorCal Championship

Keeping the game close early, Oakdale's varsity football Mustangs finally ran out of steam and couldn't hold off an undefeated Clayton Valley Charter School squad, falling 28-7 in the CIF NorCal Regional Division II championship game on Saturday.

December 17, 2014 | Marg Jackson | High School Sports


Marg-Ins Happy Holiday Countdown

Well, I resisted as long as humanly possible.

December 03, 2014 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


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