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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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Friends Of Madera Animal Shelter

Submitted by Deborah Hall — OAKHURST — Sierra Lions Club of Oakhurst is proud to host a presentation by Velvet Rhoads, the President of Friends of Madera Animal Shelter on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 6 p.m. at Denny’s Restaurant. The meeting is open to the public.  Interested people are encouraged to find answers to their questions about the animal shelter in Madera, ...

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Road To Recovery Drives Cancer Patients

MADERA COUNTY – Today’s busy lifestyles can make it hard to find time to volunteer, however, the benefits of volunteering are enormous to you, your family and your community. The right match can help you make an impact in the community, learn new skills and even advance your career. As an American Cancer Society volunteer, you also can honor a ...

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HOW Oakhurst Honors Patti Collins

OAKHURST – The local chapter of nonprofit organization Helping One Woman (HOW) will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at El Cid Mexican Restaurant, in support of Patti Collins of North Fork. “Patti has lived in the mountain area for 33 years,” say organizers. “She and her husband Bill have been married 37 years and were blessed with four children and now ...

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Half Price Sale At Cause 4 Paws

OAKHURST — Local thrift shop A Cause 4 Paws is making room for new summer inventory by offering big savings to shoppers. Everything in the store is one-half off, says owner Vicki Deane, including clothing, furniture, kitchenware, jewelry, antiques and appliances. This blow-out sale will last until January 31. The store usually offers one-half off on two days every month: the ...

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Breakout Year For Mountain Area Youth Baseball

Submitted by Ryan Schulte — MOUNTAIN AREA — Despite the torrential downpours, Sierra Mountain Little League continues develop a top notch sports experience for kids in the mountain area. The board, led by Dalene Stephens and Troy Smock, has significantly improved the league through management and exceptional volunteer fundraising. The league is making significant investments in the field and coaching ...

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Soroptimist “Dream It, Be It” Career Support For Girls

Submitted by Nikki Van Velson —  OAKHURST – Soroptimist International of the Sierras is hosting a career support conference for high school girls in grades 9 through 12, on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. Registration is from 8 to 9 a.m. and the program begins immediately afterward. Breakfast and lunch will be served. This event is free to those attending, and space is ...

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5th District Supervisor Wheeler Says He’ll Do It Again

MADERA COUNTY — Madera County District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler announced Tuesday he has reconsidered and will run for re-election in the June, 2018 primary election. Wheeler, who has served two years of his third four-year term, announced in November 2016 that he would not seek a fourth term, due to health reasons. After fighting some health issues and seeing ...

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