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Is It Safe To Rinse Sinuses With A Neti Pot?

Little teapots with long spouts have become a fixture in many homes to flush out clogged nasal passages and help people breathe easier. Along with other nasal irrigation systems, these devices — commonly called neti pots — use a saline, or saltwater, solution to treat congested sinuses, colds and allergies. They’re also used to moisten nasal passages exposed to dry ...

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Letter to the Editor: No On Measure L

To the Editor: Commonly, under the PERS (Public Employee Retirement System), through a payroll deduction, employee’s pay 100% or less of the contribution required, and the employer (the taxpayers) may pay a share or percentage of the contribution required. Pursuant to Madera County Resolution 2016-257, Dated August 20, 2016, Madera County taxpayers will pay the full amount of the contribution ...

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Spend “An Evening In Paris” To Benefit AAUW

Submitted by Cindy Harp — MARIPOSA — Vive la France! Bid Bon Voyage to everyday life and spend “An Evening in Paris” at the French-themed fundraiser hosted by the Mariposa representatives of the American Association of University women (AAUW). The event is slated for Saturday, Feb. 11 from 4-7 p.m. at the Mariposa Fairgrounds. Patrons will stroll through a Parisian marketplace on their ...

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Trailer Overturns In Downtown North Fork Blocking Road 222

NORTH FORK — Two people walked away from an accident on a wet road tonight, after the empty utility trailer their truck was pulling overturned in front of La Cabana Mexican Restaurant, blocking both lanes. The late model Ford pickup truck was reportedly headed into town on Road 222 at about 6:30 p.m. this evening, when the vehicle’s brakes locked up, according to ...

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New Winter Storm Warning For Yosemite And Central Sierra

CENTRAL SIERRA — The National Weather Service office in Hanford has issued a new Winter Storm Warning for the southern Sierra Nevada from Yosemite National Park to the Tulare-Kern County Line. Two feet of new snow accumulations or more can be expected above 7,000 feet, while snow levels are predicted to drop to as low as 4,000 feet. A Winter Storm ...

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A Student’s View Of Paternity Leave In The United States

Written by Melissa Regalado —  O’NEALS — The most valuable thing in life is time. Our lives are surrounded by the limit that time represents. Everything we do is measured in time: our birthdays, our milestones, our jobs, and our memories. If time is so important to us, why are we not investing time in the most valuable aspects of ...

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Oakhurst Area For Peace Plans Two Events

OAKHURST — The group Oakhurst Area for Peace is planning two events over a two-day period, and interested community members are invited to attend. The first event is on Friday, Jan. 20 in the area of Highway 41 and Highway 49, adjacent to the old Taqueria in Oakhurst. It begins at 8:45 a.m. and includes 45 minutes of silent reflection and contemplation on the state ...

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Stolen Motorcycle Leads To Chase And Arrest

OAKHURST — A high-speed chase through Oakhurst this afternoon ended in an arrest after the driver crashed on the north end of town. At around 2 p.m. today, a Madera County Sheriff’s Office deputy initiated a traffic stop on a motorcycle that had no license plates and loud exhaust, according to the Sheriff’s Office. The motorcycle failed to yield, says the ...

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Women Survive Plunge Down Steep Embankment

BASS LAKE — Two women were lucky to survive a plunge off a a wet mountain road down a steep embankment near Bass Lake this afternoon. At approximately 2:45 p.m. today, the two women were eastbound on Road 274, just west of the turnoff to The Pines Resort, traveling in a 2003 Pontiac Grand Am. It was raining and the roads ...

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Oakhurst Chamber Installation Dinner And Awards

OAKHURST – The Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the list of honorees for service to the community in 2016, and invite the public to attend the Installation Dinner & Award Ceremony at the Tenaya Lodge on Friday, February 3, 2017. This year’s Man of the Year is Victor Weitzel of Idea Print Work, Inc. Owner of Idea ...

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