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Just Another Day In The Newsroom

How do you explain the inner workings of a small weekly newspaper to a student who can ask Google anything and get the answer in a heartbeat? You do your best, injecting the human aspect into it.

February 22, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Violent Storm System Impacts Roads, Homes

Tree limbs came crashing down, power outages were reported, fences were damaged … the latest storm system to blow through the region left quite a mess in its wake.

February 22, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Sunday Night Crash Claims Motorcyclist

An Oakdale man died Sunday evening of injuries sustained in a car-motorcycle crash along Highway 108 between Riverbank and Oakdale, the incident occurring shortly after 7 p.m. on Feb. 12.

February 15, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Family Friendly Save Mart Enjoys Opening Ceremonies

A ceremonial ribbon cutting on Friday, held inside to dodge the raindrops, and a special guest appearance by TV personality and Chef Duff Goldman on Saturday saw plenty of people visit the newly renovated Oakdale Save Mart.

February 08, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Breaking The Ice

Is it possible – I made it to two hockey games in January? Both were birthday gifts, the first was a San Jose Sharks game with my daughter and her fiancé and the most recent, a Stockton Heat game attended as part of a birthday dinner/night out with my friend Kremer.

January 30, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


FLAG PROJECT PREP

In advance of placing American flags throughout the community for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday observance on Monday, Jan. 16, Oakdale Lions Club members Alan Turner, left, and Don Lee vacuumed out and prepared the post holes on Saturday morning, Jan. 14. Lee is the project chairman and said there are specific routes that the Lions Club has for flag placement on holidays; with 340 total flags placed, along East F, West F and an area encompassing First, Second and Third streets as well as North and South Yosemite avenues.

January 18, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Marg-Ins

Family Days,

January 17, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


Marg-Ins

Ready Or Not:

January 04, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


Local Author Sets Saturday Meet, Greet

Samantha Alban is living the dream.

January 04, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Atlas Court Light Display Shines For The Holidays

One woman called it 'The best kept secret in Oakdale.' But based on the number of cars flowing through Atlas Court on a recent weekend evening, the secret is out.

December 21, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


HOLIDAY PARADE

Though the weather was, literally, freezing, the annual Holiday Light Parade went off as scheduled Saturday evening in Valley Home. Scott Sachau, left, 5; Audie Beltrami, 1; and 18-month-old Emmit Caudle wheeled their wagon in to bring hot chocolate and candy canes to warm the hearts of parade watchers. Santa and Mrs. Claus waved to the crowd from their spot in the parade. The evening also featured a potluck dinner, the lighting of the community Christmas tree and the singing of carols in front of a live Nativity scene in the community park

December 21, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Mustangs Crowned State Champions

In their final game of the year, the Oakdale varsity football Mustangs got their biggest win ever – claiming the Division 3A State Championship in a 47-0 thrashing of Bishop's of La Jolla.

December 19, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Downtown Christmas Ushers In Festive Holiday Season

Oakdale residents and many from neighboring communities took advantage of the opportunity to officially welcome in the holiday season on Saturday. A portion of North Third Avenue was closed off to vehicle traffic, set up with vendor booths, food, music, horse drawn wagon rides and more, as part of the city's Downtown Christmas celebration. Later on, Santa continued the festivities at Oakdale in Wonderland for an evening of fun.

December 07, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


Marg-Ins

What's In

December 06, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns


Shoeboxes Bring Gifts To Brighten Holidays

With donations coming in from Oakdale and the surrounding areas, over 680 shoeboxes were collected locally for children across the country and around the world through Operation Christmas Child. The 682 total boxes gathered at The River Christian Community on East G Street, which served as the collection center in town, will now head off on a journey to Southern California. They will go to Irvine for checking and processing, and from there will start the journey to needy children both in the U.S. and abroad.

November 23, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


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Articles By Author - Marg Jackson


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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