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Granite Gambler Poker Run Benefits North Fork Boosters

NORTH FORK — The local Boosters Club is raising money for a very good reason: the plan is to pay for a new gas range and possibly other upgrades to the North Fork Town Hall. This weekend, they’re staging an elaborately entertaining event to help the cause, as the Granite Gambler Motorcycle Poker Run will wind through the foothills on ...

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David Jacobs-Strain And Bob Beach At Coolwater

AHWAHNEE — Another season of amazing mountain music launches with Hill Country blues duo extraordinaire David Jacobs-Strain and Bob Beach, who take the house stage together at Coolwater Ranch on Saturday, Sept. 30. David plays extraordinary slide guitar combined with a voice soulful beyond his years, says Coolwater’s Robin Ralston. “He is now joined by Bob Beach, harmonica, flute and ...

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Oktoberfest At Bandit Town

NORTH FORK — Don your lederhosen and get yourself to a wild west saloon, as the North Fork Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center invites the community to celebrate the season with Oktoberfest at Bandit Town. Beer, wine and food will be available for purchase, and two bands will take the stage. First on is Bill Clifton’s Chicken and Whiskey ...

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Steve’s Pet Shop Team: Tough Mudders, No Doubt

OAKHURST — What do Tough Mudders and small businesses have in common? They thrive on teamwork, according to the company running the popular 10-12 mile mud and obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to drag participants out of their comfort zone. It’s an endurance event series that tests mental as well as physical strength — that’s a lot like small ...

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Autumnal Equinox 2017: Hello, Fall!

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE — Autumn arrives and, as if on cue, rain clears the air around us. Buckeye withers and leaves drop to the ground, temperatures cool and skies darken earlier. Sweater weather approaches, and we rejoice. Happy fall, y’all! The autumnal equinox, when days and nights are approximately equal in length, arrives this year on Friday, Sept. 22 at precisely ...

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Constitution Day At Raymond-Knowles School

By Michelle Townsend —  The Constitution is the most important document in the United States. It establishes the American government and our position as a democracy. The Constitution also lays out our freedoms as Americans; this is celebrated every September 17th in remembrance of the day the delegates signed the document at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia on September 17, ...

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ACT Dog of the Week: Meet Prince

The Animal Compassion Team (ACT) foster and adoption program has a new Dog of the Week for Sierra News Online. “Hi, my name is Prince and my foster mom says I am about the cutest little guy ever. I’m a 10-week old Terrier mix who is about 5 pounds now, and I will be about 10-20 pounds when full grown. ...

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Oakhurst Music Festival At Community Park

OAKHURST – Pack your picnic baskets and chairs and bring the whole family out to the Oakhurst Music Festival this Saturday, featuring Jim Savarino, Cloudship, The Soul Galaxy and Saltwater. The Oakhurst Music Festival is presented by Realty Concepts – Oakhurst at the Oakhurst Community Park. Gates open at noon on Saturday, Sept. 23, with the event ending at 7 p.m. ...

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Mountain Heritage Day Parade In Pictures

OAKHURST — There’s that moment when you’re sinking into your chair at a small town parade. It’s a beautiful day, you’ve got a front-row seat, a bottle of water (it’s morning, after all), maybe you have the kids or the grandkids on your lap and — most importantly — you made it to the parade! You put aside the chores, ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Sept. 17

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Sept. 11 to Sunday, Sept. 17 2017. Ahwahnee vandalism On Monday, Sept. 11 at 2:02 a.m. deputy was dispatched to the 59000 block of Road 601 regarding vandalism. Upon arrival an investigation ensued and a report was taken. Case closed due to ...

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