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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Dec. 10

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Dec. 4 to Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. Oakhurst assault On Monday, Dec. 4, at 1:22 p.m. a deputy was dispatched to the area of CA-49 near Redbud Drive in regards to a male and female physically fighting. Upon arrival, both parties were contacted ...

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Local Firefighters Respond To Major SoCal Fires

MARIPOSA — More than 90 personnel from the Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) of Cal Fire have been sent to Southern California to assist with the massive firefighting efforts. They join the ranks of more than 5,700 firefighters currently on the front lines as six major wildfires continue their devastation from Ventura to San Diego County, forcing nearly 200,000 people from their ...

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Dual Enrollment Classes at Minarets

O’NEALS — Want to get ahead on college credits before you’re even out of high school? Well, Minarets is expanding the number of dual enrollment classes offered. Last year, the school offered a Welding class and a Health class that counted for both high school and community college credit. Starting next semester, Minarets will be offering both of these classes, ...

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Two-Car Crash On Highway 49 Requires Jaws Of Life

OAKHURST — A two-car accident north of town sent two people to the hospital this afternoon, one by ground ambulance and one by Life Flight. Just after 2 p.m. today a Modesto man was northbound on Highway 49 in a 1997 Honda, carrying a male passenger from Santa Maria. The driver rounded the corner just south of Harmony Lane while ...

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Know A Woman Who Needs HOW Now?

MOUNTAIN AREA — Organizers behind a local nonprofit who specialize in lifting women up one woman at a time are now looking for the public’s help to identify their next recipient. Thanks to the humility of a nominated person who declined the group’s largess, Helping One Woman (HOW) needs a woman to help. “Our recipient for our January dinner lost ...

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Extreme Registration Makes It Easy At Oakhurst College

OAKHURST — State Center Community College District will hold its spring semester Extreme Registration on Friday, Dec. 8 from 2 – 7 p.m. and Wednesday, Jan. 3 from noon – 7 p.m. Extreme Registration is a one-stop shop that offers everything a student will need to enroll at Oakhurst Community College Center, Fresno City College, Reedley College, Clovis Community College, ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Dec. 3

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Nov. 27  to Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. Coarsegold domestic violence On Monday, Nov. 27 at 12:43 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to a confidential location regarding a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival an investigation ensued and the deputy found that a physical assault ...

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ACT Dog Of The Week: Bonjour, Gigi

The Animal Compassion Team (ACT) foster and adoption program Dog of the Week for SNO is Gigi. “My foster momma says I am a fun-loving mix of Jack Russell Terrier and Chihuahua, just 6 – 8 months old,” says Gigi. “I have the fur and color of a Jack Russell, but the ears of a Chihuahua! My owner had to ...

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First, Last And Only Supermoon Of ’17 (But More To Come)

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE – Overnight on Saturday, Dec. 2 we get to experience a supermoon — the first, last and only this year. When the moon reaches its full phase at the closest point to Earth along the satellite’s elliptical orbit, causing la luna to look bigger and about 30 percent brighter in the sky, that’s a supermoon — according to NASA. Precisely speaking, ...

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Christmas Bird Counts Scheduled In The Central Sierra

Contributed by Len McKenzie, YAAS — The arrival of December heralds a number of holiday traditions and festive celebrations. Among the traditions for birding enthusiasts is the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count, when thousands of intrepid observers throughout the western hemisphere take to the field for one day to make a record of all the birds they see and hear. ...

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