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Vegetation Fire On Road 225 In North Fork

NORTH FORK — Just before 4 p.m. today crews were called to reports of a vegetation fire burning in the vicinity of Road 225 and Lark Lane in North Fork. The first engine on scene reports the fire is about one-acre, burning in grass and brush at a moderate rate. At least one home is immediately threatened. Residents surrounding the ...

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August HOW Dinner Honors Sharlene Williams

AHWAHNEE – The nonprofit women’s group Helping One Woman (HOW) is meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the Hitching Post restaurant to honor Sharlene Williams. The evening of food, fundraising and friendship begins at 6 p.m. This event was originally scheduled for July 19 and was postponed due to activity surrounding the Detwiler Fire in Mariposa. Sharlene’s husband Greg Williams lost ...

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Consumer Update: Should You Put Sunscreen On Infants?

You’re at the beach, slathered in sunscreen. Your five-month-old baby is there, too. Should you put sunscreen on her? Not usually, according to Hari Cheryl Sachs, M.D., a pediatrician at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). “The best approach is to keep infants under six months out of the sun,” Sachs says, “and to particularly avoid exposure to the sun ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Aug. 6

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, July 31, to Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017 Oakhurst trespassing On Monday, July 31 at 8:32 a.m. a subject was arrested for trespassing at a business on the 40000 block of Highway 41 in Oakhurst. Coarsegold theft On Monday, July 31 at 10:39 ...

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Library Workshop: Mosquito Awareness 2017

OAKHURST — Trinidad Reyes, an assistant biologist with the Madera County Vector Control District, says part of his job is “promoting public awareness about mosquitoes in an effort to make our communities safer.” On Saturday, Aug. 12, Reyes will present a workshop at the Oakhurst Branch Library about the lifestyle and habitats of mosquitoes. His presentation is scheduled from 10:30 ...

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Central Sierra Historical Society Launches Mobile App

SHAVER LAKE — The Central Sierra Historical Society and Museum has launched a new mobile app that offers visitors an inside look at their working exhibits. The app is called The Sounds of the Central Sierra and features interviews, photos, and videos, putting access to the museum and its inner workings all in the palm of your hand. With the new ...

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Electric Grease Blues Band At Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — It’s another hot summer night of (Not Just) Jazz on the Lake as Electric Grease takes the Gazebo stage at The Pines Resort on Friday, Aug. 4, playing “their own blues sound, while staying true to the roots.” Band members include Jimmy Godfrey (vocal and harp), Chris Bolen (guitar), and Ryan Hum (stand up bass), and Daniel Burt ...

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Boys & Girls Club Giving Away Free School Supplies

OAKHURST — Any student in the community who needs school supplies is welcome to stop by the Boys and Girls Club today between 4 and 6 p.m. — thanks to generous donations, they are giving the goods away for free. Free school supplies to be given out include backpacks, notebooks, flashcards, pens and pencils, erasers and other basics. BGC volunteer ...

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Mariposa Summer Fun Street Fair

MARIPOSA — Celebrate summer, celebrate local small business and celebrate hope for children and families in the community as the first Mariposa Summer Fun Street Fair will be on Friday, Aug. 11 on 7th Street in downtown Mariposa. This free fun-packed, all-ages festival will feature all local merchants, vendors and music. The Summer Fun Street Fair is a perfect event ...

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