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Hot Wasuma Nights Saturday

AHWAHNEE – The people who make up the Wasuma PTA have put together a fundraiser for the whole family. It’s Hot Wasuma Nights, scheduled for this Saturday, Aug. 22 at Wasuma Elementary School, located at 45109 Highway 49. The public is invited and entrance to the event is free. Registration for cars is $25. Hot Wasuma Nights is a Hot ...

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A Life Well Served: Dale Dewey Miller

OAKHURST – Services have been announced for beloved area resident Dale Miller, now set for Saturday, August 8 at Mountain Christian Center at 2 p.m. A reception will immediately follow at the Oakhurst Community Center Pavillion Room. Proud American, dedicated firefighter/fire battalion chief, loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, Dale Dewey Miller, passed away on July 20, 2015, at the ...

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Grants For Kids In Eastern Madera County

COARSEGOLD – The Coarsegold Rodeo Association (CRA) wants to let the community know about the availability of grant applications for — donation or funding — open to any local nonprofit youth group, or individual kid. The CRA calls the mini-grants “bump bids,” and young people don’t necessarily have to be affiliated with the rodeo to receive one. “Every year we ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Week of July 27

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally during the week of Monday, July 27 through Sunday, Aug 2, 2015. Bass Lake Burglary A deputy responded to a radio call on Monday, July 27 at 7:38 a.m., arriving at the 54000 block of Road 432 for report of a commercial burglary. An ...

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Fires Pose Health Concerns

COUNTY – Two wildfires, Willow Fire in Madera County and Cabin Fire in Tulare County, have prompted local air officials to issue a health cautionary statement for smoke impacts throughout the eight-county air basin: San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and the Valley portion of Kern counties. As any local resident can attest, currently smoke impacts are concentrated ...

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Your Blue Moon

EARTH – You know that phrase, “once in a blue moon,” that people say when something comes around infrequently? Well, do whatever it is you’ve been putting off, because that blue moon — the second full moon in a single month — is happening on Friday, July  31 at 3:44 a.m. PST. That’s basically tonight, or tomorrow morning, depending on ...

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Extreme Registration At Oakhurst Community College

OAKHURST – The Oakhurst Community College Center will be participating in a State Center Community College District-wide Extreme Registration event: it’s a one-stop-shop to assist students in completing registration for the Fall 2015 semester. All new and returning students are encouraged to take advantage of the services offered at this special event. This year the Extreme Registration event will take ...

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Free Golf Clinics For Juniors & Beginners

AHWAHNEE – Juniors and beginners can learn to golf for free at Sierra Meadows in the next month, as organizers plan to host a series golf clinics so locals and visitors can get a taste of what’s great about the sport. The two-hour workshops will be offered to the public at no charge by local golf pros Mike Best and Roger Lyon. The sessions ...

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Local Disaster Team Makes Efficient Debut

MOUNTAIN AREA – The local chapter affiliate of Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) team is up and running and participated in their first disasters beginning on June 18, during the Sky Fire in Oakhurst and the Corrine Fire in North Fork, aiding the evacuees in two shelter locations in Oakhurst. The Calvin Crest camp counselors came out with only ...

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Yosemite Wawona Charter School

YOSEMITE – A small school house tucked away in the big outdoors offers nearly unlimited possibilities, with an emphasis on environmental science, art, project-based and multiage learning, and flexibility. Yosemite Wawona Charter School serves grades K-8 and is now open for enrollment to students in Madera and Mariposa Counties. School starts August 17. “There are many reasons families looking for ...

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