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IRS Refunds Worth $1.1 Billion Waiting To Be Claimed

WASHINGTON ―Unclaimed federal income tax refunds totaling about $1.1 billion may be waiting for an estimated 1 million taxpayers who did not file a 2014 federal income tax return, according to the Internal Revenue Service. To collect the money, these taxpayers must file their 2014 tax return with the IRS no later than this year’s tax deadline, Tuesday, April 17. ...

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YUSD Approves Staff Reductions, Says Programs Will Remain

OAKHURST — The Yosemite Unified School District Board of Trustees voted at a Special Meeting on Monday, Mar. 5 to approve a resolution to reduce 17 certificated positions, says Board President Tammy Loveland. “Five of the teacher positions are retirements or resignations, so only twelve will be given notices,” Loveland notes. “We are not reducing any programs in the district. ...

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Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries

MOUNTAIN AREA — The Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit of Cal Fire wants to remind everyone that on Sunday, Mar. 11, daylight saving time begins. “When you set your clocks forward one hour please make another change that could save your life,” Cal Fire says, asking that people also change the battery in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. “A working smoke alarm ...

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Site Chosen For New Community College In Oakhurst

OAKHURST — At its Mar. 6 Board of Trustees meeting, the State Center Community College District (SCCCD) Board approved the purchase of 30.20 acres of property located on the west side of Westlake Drive, north of Highway 49 in Oakhurst, for the purchase price of $1,822,500. Pending a successful close of escrow, this will be the new site of the ...

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Join The Fun: La Sierra Guild Membership Drive

OAKHURST — Looking for an exceptionally important way to give back, working with a well-oiled nonprofit that helps youth throughout the mountain areas and in the valley, as well? La Sierra Guild of Valley Children’s Hospital invites the community to come out for their March general meeting and Annual Membership Drive at Oakhurst Lutheran Church on Wednesday, Mar. 14, at ...

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Big Dollar Incentives For New Wood Burning Stoves

Submitted by Mountain Comforts MOUNTAIN AREA — Living in the Sierra foothills, heating your home with a wood burning stove or fireplace is a way of life for most of the residents. Coming in from the cold to absorb the warmth and seeing the friendly glow of a fire is one of the great things we love about our life ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through Mar. 4

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Feb. 26 to Sunday, Mar. 4, 2018. Coarsegold domestic disturbance On Monday, Feb. 26 at 5:27 a.m. deputies were dispatched to Sioux Road for a domestic disturbance. Investigation revealed subjects were in a verbal argument only and no physical altercation occurred. Incident was ...

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YUSD Special Board Meeting Tonight, Mar. 5

OAKHURST — Yosemite Unified School District’s Board of Trustees has called a Special Meeting for tonight, Mar. 5, in the cafeteria at Yosemite High School. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m., and the Agenda appears below. Yosemite Unified School District is comprised of Coarsegold Elementary, Rivergold Elementary, Yosemite High School, and an Educational Options program. The next regular meeting of ...

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Free Workshop For New Animal Disaster Team Members, Join Now

OAKHURST — Are you interested in helping to save animals during the wildland fire season? Join the Central California Animal Disaster Team (CCADT) at this free workshop to learn how you can become a team member. The “Introduction to the CCADT Volunteer Orientation Workshop” will be held on Wednesday, Mar. 7, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the California Highway ...

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7th Annual Sierra Mountain Community Baby Shower

OAKHURST — Do you know a local mom-to-be or people with small children? Expectant moms and families of children five-and-under are invited to the Sierra Mountain Community Baby Shower on Saturday, Mar. 17 from 9 a.m. to noon at Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church. As always, the event is free and this year — the seventh annual — it happens to fall on ...

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