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Special Guest Arco Visits Wasuma Elementary School

AHWAHNEE — It’s a reasonable question. “Because Arco is so smart, can he speak human?” That’s what was on one student’s mind at Wasuma Elementary School on Friday, Feb. 10, when Madera County Sheriff Deputy Drew Kirchert and Sergeant Jim Bernardi brought their K-9, Arco, for a demonstration. Arco is a Belgian Malinois, born and raised for his first two years in France. ...

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Mono Storytelling With Local Elders

NORTH FORK– I remember as a child my mother would always tell us stories about the “boogeyman” that came to get little kids at night if they didn’t go to sleep. Those days are long gone and it’s been a while since anyone has told me a story, so I wasn’t sure what to expect when I arrived at the ...

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Local CHP Gives Seniors An Early Christmas

OAKHURST– Cheer was in the air as the Oakhurst Area CHP joined with community volunteers to deliver gifts to 66 seniors at the Oakhurst Healthcare & Wellness Centre and 11 seniors at the Oakhurst Board & Care for the Elderly on Monday afternoon. Volunteers including parents and children, and a handful of CHP officers arrived in festive Elf and Santa ...

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Sierra Mono Museum Membership Dinner And Drive

NORTH FORK– The Sierra Mono Museum will hold its annual membership appreciation dinner and drive this coming Saturday, Nov. 18, from 11 a.m.– 2 p.m. in Kennedy Hall at the North Fork School. This event will feature a Thanksgiving style lunch, raffle and auction, cake walk, and members eat for free. Dinner is $10 for the general public, children 10 ...

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Veterans Monument Stands Tall In Coarsegold

COARSEGOLD — With the community present to applaud the results, Caring Veterans of America, Inc. (CVA) unveiled the newly installed Veterans Memorial located at the Coarsegold Historic Village on Saturday, Nov. 11. The project, some 18-months in the making, marks the corner of Highway 41 and Road 415, standing nobly to honor those who have served and sacrificed in the ...

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Elks And Clark Family BBQ Dinner

OAKHURST–Everyone is invited to the Elks Lodge for a BBQ dinner fundraiser this Saturday, Nov. 4. Family and friends are welcome to come join and support the Elks Lodge and partake of a marvelous meal courtesy of the Clark family and the Elks Rig Runners. No-host cocktails start at 5 p.m. followed by a delicious dinner served at 6 p.m. ...

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Local Treasure: What’s Next For Sierra Mono Museum?

NORTH FORK — Tucked away in the exact center of California, the Sierra Mono Museum is conveniently located along the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway, open for visitors to catch a glimpse of Mono lifestyle, and treasures of yesterday and today. This year, Sierra Mono Museum is celebrating 50 years of leadership in the protection and preservation of Western Mono Indian ...

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Radiant Day At Bass Lake For Smokey Bear Run/Walk

BASS LAKE — With the smoke from recent fires cleared and early morning temperatures in the 50s, the outcome was a stunning day in Bass Lake for running, walking, or even chanting on the sidelines for the 30th annual Smokey Bear Run/Walk on Saturday. Sept 23. The morning started off a little chilly, but once the sun started peeking over ...

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Oakhurst Branch Library Needs Volunteers

OAKHURST– On Tuesday, Sept. 26 the Oakhurst Branch Library will be holding an orientation meeting for new volunteers from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Library branch manager, Dale Rushing, says the library is currently in need of volunteers to perform a variety of tasks at the facility including shelving books and other library materials, setting up for book sales and book mending. ...

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Library Workshop: Stop The Medicare Madness

OAKHURST– Susan Hatch, a licensed, independent insurance agent who represents all Medicare Supplement plan types will discuss issues relating to Medicare at a special workshop at the Oakhurst Branch Library from 10:30 to noon on Saturday Sept. 30. At the seminar, Hatch will address the new political climate in our country and its effect on Medicare as well as California Senate ...

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