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Letter To The Editor: Why I’m Voting No On Measure L

To the Editor: 13 Reasons why I’m voting “No” on Measure L, the Safety Tax 1. The County continues to pursue an OHV park for a special interest group that wants to drive fast on dirt. Estimated cost to taxpayers for getting the park operational: $1.2 Million. Approximate additional cost to tax payers if park does not meet the operating ...

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Minarets Soccer On A Roll

Written by Minarets students — O’NEALS — The current Minarets soccer team is now the winningest team in Minarets High School history. Sitting at 7-9-1 overall (wins, losses, ties) the varsity boys have hopes to make the playoffs this year. A major part of this success is owed to the great chemistry between the boys. On the field they operate ...

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Valentine’s Day Dinner At Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — Want to celebrate Valentine’s Day at Ducey’s on the Lake? Whether local or from out-of-town, patrons may enjoy a special four course dinner prepared by the Executive Chef Johnathan Frabotta. Dinner on Tuesday, Feb. 14 includes appetizer, starter, choice of entree and dessert. Prices vary depending on the entree selection, ranging from $55-$68. Reservations are requested for dinner by ...

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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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