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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

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

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Articles By Author - Marg Jackson

Holidays Made Brighter Through Shoebox Effort


November 25, 2015 | Marg Jackson | Local News


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 ...

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 ...

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


Mysteries Of The Mind

November 03, 2015 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


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