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Pinewood Derby Race And Fundraiser For Cub Scout Pack 314

COARSEGOLD — Cub Scout Pack 314 has rescheduled the long-anticipated Pinewood Derby Race to take place on Saturday, Mar. 25 in the gym at Minarets High School. Weigh-in starts at 11 a.m. and racing is at noon. Organizers plan to have pizza, chips, soda and water available for sale, as well as a large silent auction. The Pinewood Derby Race ...

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Coarsegold 4-H Report: Donation Of Jeanne Darnell Artwork

By Connor Lusk —  The Coarsegold 4-H was recently given 32 cartoon paintings of barnyard characters from the Coarsegold Rodeo Association. These were all hand painted by a very creative and talented lady named Jeanne Darnell, who has lived in Bass Lake for almost 50 years. She was married to Don Darnell who used to be the Madera County Supervisor for ...

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30th Annual Smokey Bear Run/Walk At Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — One of the year’s most anticipated events, the Smokey Bear Run / Walk will return to the shores of beautiful Bass Lake this fall for its 30th year. Organizers are already planning for a spectacular day, and early-bird registration is available. The 30th annual Smokey Bear Run / Walk is set for Saturday, Sept. 23, when runners and walkers of all ages will ...

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Alcohol And Tobacco More Available Than Milk And Fresh Fruit

MARIPOSA – Recently released research shows that in Mariposa County the availability of e-cigarettes and vaping devices has increased by 65% since 2013. This finding is part of new research released on the availability and marketing of tobacco products, alcohol, condoms and healthy and unhealthy food options in California stores that sell tobacco. Throughout California, health advocates held 13 press events ...

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Three Degrees Of Separation: Artes Américas Newest Exhibit

FRESNO — A new show opens this week at the museum, Arte Américas, located in the cultural arts district of downtown Fresno. It’s called Three Degrees Of Separation: An International Sisterhood of Women Artists. Some of the women whose work is represented are foothill artists, so my friends and I were especially excited to see the newest installation at one of our favorite venues. Click ...

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Agricultural Cannabis Growers Now Eligible For PG&E Ag Rate

SAN FRANCISCO — While recreational marijuana cannot be sold in California until January 2018, PG&E has announced that existing medical marijuana growers and future recreational marijuana growers will be eligible as of Mar. 1 for PG&E’s agricultural energy rate. The passage of Proposition 64 in November 2016 allows the state to license and regulate recreational marijuana cultivation and businesses. “Cannabis ...

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CASA Of Mariposa Offers Training For Child Advocates

MARIPOSA — CASA of Mariposa County is looking for volunteers for their child advocacy program. CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates. Child Advocates are assigned a child involved in the foster care system. By getting to know the child, an advocate can speak for him or her when the child might be too frightened or intimidated to tell a judge what ...

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Mariposa Rotary Memorial Scholarships

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Club invites graduating seniors to apply for memorial scholarships by visiting their website at www.mariposarotary.org and filling out the appropriate paperwork to get started. Memorial scholarships are available to all graduating seniors at Mariposa County High School and home schooled students who are Mariposa County residents. Several Rotarians have lost children and the club desires ...

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HOW Event Honors Heather Mayer, Includes Online Auction

OAKHURST – The local chapter of the nonprofit organization Helping One Woman (HOW) will meet on Wednesday, Mar. 15, at the Elks Lodge, in support of Coarsegold resident Heather Mayer and family. For the first time, volunteers with HOW are offering an on-line auction on the HOW Facebook page. Heather Mayer is well known in the community as the loving mother of ...

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AAUW Program: Exploring China With Brian Moczygemba

MARIPOSA — The local Mariposa branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will host a talk, “Exploring the Education and Culture of China,” presented by Brian Moczygemba on Thursday, Mar. 9 at the Miner’s Roadhouse 140. The program is free and open to the public. The presentation begins at 4:30 p.m. Moczygemba’s website displays the following quote from T.S. Eliot: ...

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