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Yosemite Unified School District Special Meeting

OAKHURST — The office of the Superintendent of Yosemite Unified School District has announced a Special Meeting of the District Board of Trustees on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. and is being held in the YUSD Boardroom. Following a call to order, Pledge of Allegiance, roll call, establishment of a quorum, and approval of ...

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ACT Pets Of The Week: It’s A Nest Of Puppies!

The Animal Compassion Team (ACT) foster and adoption Dog of the Week is actually a litter of puppies, with avian names: meet Sparrow, Pigeon, Sandpiper, Chickadee, and Quail. This is an adorable litter of Dachshund and Terrier mix puppies. Their mom gave birth to seven of the sweetest pups and these five are looking for their forever homes. They are ...

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Madera And Mariposa County Schools Job Fair

COUNTY — Two local school districts are holding a common hiring fair on Thursday, Feb. 1, with a variety of positions said to be available in a number of areas. The event is free and open to the public. Madera and Mariposa County School Districts, Charter Schools and County Offices are seeking to fill various positions including teacher, administrator, clerical ...

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Set Your Alarm Early, Take A Look At The Moon

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE — It’s a trifecta in the sky as the full moon appearing tonight and tomorrow is three times more amazing than usual. The moon, especially bright, will reach its peak just before 5:30 a.m. PST on Wednesday, Jan. 31, followed by a total lunar eclipse. “For the continental U.S., the viewing will be best in the West,” says ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through Jan. 28

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Jan. 22 to Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. North Fork harassing phone calls On Monday, Jan. 22 at 11:21 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to investigate ongoing harassing calls. During the investigation, the suspect was identified and contacted. A report was taken for documentation. ...

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Gold Dust Dancers Offer Freebies For Newbies

OAKHURST — The Gold Dust Dancers Square and Line Dance Club will offer free sessions for new square dancers at the Oakhurst Community Center beginning Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 7 to 8:15 p.m., with caller Jan Pearson. Everyone is welcome, including couples, singles and families with children in the 4th grade and up. The class is open for three weeks ...

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Edward C. Hardy

On Sunday Jan. 7, 2018 Ed Hardy passed in his sleep at the age of 83. The long time president of Yosemite Park & Curry Co. made Eastern Madera County his permanent home since 1995. Edward Clark Hardy was born Nov. 8, 1934, in Palo Alto, California to Edward Everett Hardy and Dorothea Clark Hardy – a Lawyer /Judge and ...

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Reserve Your Spot For “Age Well, Drive Smart” CHP Class

OAKHURST — Senior drivers are invited to register now for a free class at the Oakhurst CHP Office. Driving is a complex skill that may diminish as a person ages. The ability to drive safely is affected by changes in one’s physical and mental conditions. Many of these changes take place as we get older, though in different ways and ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through Jan. 21

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Jan. 15 to Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. Oakhurst commercial burglary On Monday, Jan. 15 at 7:11 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 49000 block of road 426 in regards to a commercial burglary. Statements were collected, photos were taken of scene, items ...

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Circle Of Hearts: Bringing Song And Love To Life’s Transitions

MOUNTAIN AREA — Poet Heinrich Heine said, “Where words leave off, music begins.” And this is also where Circle of Hearts comes in. Be it for sickness, while regaining wellness, or even on the threshold of death, a group of local women are opening their hearts and singing together for others, to provide love and comfort in transitional times. The ...

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