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Special Olympics Torch Run With Local Law Enforcement

MADERA COUNTY — Law enforcement agencies throughout Madera County will be participating in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics on Tuesday, June 13. Registration is still open for runners to sign up for this important cause, say organizers. The mission of the Law Enforcement Torch Run is to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics. This year’s ...

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Recycle Your Old Paint Products

MARIPOSA — Ready to get rid of old household DIY products like paint, stains and sealers? A free paint drop-off event is open to all households and businesses on Saturday, June 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. Containers must have original labels. The following products will be accepted: house paint and primers (latex or ...

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Biking With Bob: Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky

Editor’s Note: Longtime Oakhurst resident Bob Kaspar continues his epic ride across the United States from California, through Kansas and beyond, heading toward his hometown in Massachusetts. From Wichita the route heads directly east on US Route 400 through the Flint Hills and later the Osage Hills of eastern Kansas, then into the Ozarks of southern Missouri and across the ...

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AAUW Sponsors Seven Science Camp Students

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) recently announced the selection of seven local girls they will sponsor to attend a one-week STEM camp at Fresno State University, June 11-17. The camp is part of the AAUW Tech Trek program, which encourages middle-school aged girls to find their passion for science, technology, engineering and math. ...

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Vintage Car Parts And June Discounts At Cause 4 Paws

OAKHURST — June is a big sale month at local thrift shop, A Cause 4 Paws, says store owner Vickie Deane. All jackets are 75 percent off and any store item that has a lime green tag is 50 percent off. These discounts apply all month long. Those in the community who may refurbish vintage autos, make note: Vickie received a large ...

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Last Chance For Altar At The Met

OAKHURST — With clouds rolling over town and a full moon in the sky, what better time is there to see the locally-filmed, haunting horror movie Altar? It’s now playing at The Met Cinema, and this is its last week. The award-winning horror flick was written and directed by local filmmaker Matt Sconce, co-owner of The Met. Showtimes This is Matt’s seventh feature ...

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Full Honey Moon Is Lowest Of The Year

EARTH – Known as the honey moon for its sometimes-amber color, or strawberry moon for seasonal abundance, the June moon is technically full at 5:10 a.m. PST on Friday, June 9. It’s the lowest and to the eye appears to be the smallest moon of the year when viewed from the Northern Hemisphere. What looks like a bright star nearby is actually ...

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Riley And The Animal Compassion Team

RAYMOND — Riley Hardison will be a sophomore in high school this fall and, thanks to a project began at Raymond-Knowles School, she and her mom have fostered nearly 100 dogs at their home in just about a year-and-a-half. Not all at once, Riley is quick to point out! Riley, 14, is a Yosemite High School student, where her mother, Rebecca, is a teacher. ...

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Local Battalion Chief Earns Master’s Degree

COARSEGOLD — Anna Maria College announced that longtime area resident Bret D. Black successfully completed required courses and has received his Master of Public Administration degree. Black is a Battalion Chief for the City of Clovis who has lived in Coarsegold for 16 years and is married to Nimai Black. Congratulations are due Black for his hard work and dedication, as the father ...

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Flag Day Celebration At Oakhurst Lutheran Church

OAKHURST — Continuing a tradition held since 2009, Oakhurst Lutheran Church will hold a celebration in honor of Flag Day on Wednesday, June 14. Again this year, the event will take place in the memorial garden at the church, with the ceremony at the veterans’ monument, starting with dinner at 6 p.m. Dinner and dessert includes a tri-tip sandwich, chips, soda and ...

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