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A Dog Named Kitty: ACT Pet Of The Week

The Animal Compassion Team (ACT) foster and adoption Dog of the Week for SNO has a name you won’t soon forget. “Hi! My name is Kitty and my foster mama says I am a very social one-to-two year old Chihuahua. She also says I am very pretty. I think I am, too — I mean, when do you see a ...

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Tracking Santa Claus — Christmas Countdown!

MOUNTAIN AREA — Do your kids want to keep an eye on the big guy in the red suit this holiday season? Here’s how: The North American Aerospace Defense Command is celebrating the 62nd Anniversary of tracking Santa’s yuletide journey!  The NORAD Tracks Santa website, www.noradsanta.org, launched Dec. 1, features Santa’s North Pole Village, which includes a holiday countdown, games, activities, ...

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Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis Award Thousands For Kids

OAKHURST — The room was full and so were the hearts, as teachers and school representatives gathered by request to celebrate one of the year’s highlights in giving: Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis Mini-Grants for education. Local Kiwanis and others convened on Tuesday, Dec. 19 at El Cid Mexican Restaurant to give and receive money in support of projects and products that ...

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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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YUSD Accepting Applications For Board Trustee Member

OAKHURST — The Yosemite Unified School Board is seeking potential candidates to replace retiring board member, Joe Smith, Yosemite Unified School District (YUSD) announced. Candidates must live in Trustee Area 4 (see full map below). Potential candidates may pick up applications from Raylene Trent at the YUSD district office or email rtrent@yosemiteusd.org to obtain a copy of the application. Questions can ...

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Judge Rules On Competency Of North Fork Murder Suspect

BASS LAKE — Family members of Bonnie Hale, who was killed in North Fork on Dec. 17, 2016, fought to control their emotions as Judge Charles Wieland handed down his ruling in Bass Lake Superior Court this afternoon, as to whether the woman accused in her death is competent to stand trial for murder. Mary O’Keefe, now 64, was arrested ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Dec. 17

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Dec. 11 to Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. Bass Lake found wallet On Monday, Dec. 11 at 7:42 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 39000 block of Cedar Vista Drive regarding a found wallet. Report written, property obtained and case closed. North Fork ...

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Missing Bass Lake Heights Man Found Safe

BASS LAKE — A man missing from the Bass Lake area has been located and is safe, according to the Madera County Sheriff’s office. Roger Franke left home in Bass Lake Heights early Friday morning, Dec. 15. He was seen around the Bass Lake area later that day, and his bank confirmed a few local transactions. The last time his ...

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Construction Project Begins On Minarets Road

NORTH FORK – A construction project on Minarets Road, originally scheduled to start a week ago, is now underway. Officials have extended the times during which locals only may travel the affected road. Minarets Road is closed beginning Monday, Dec. 18, when repair work will begin. The construction effort will take place seven days per week until the project is ...

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ACT Dog Of The Week: Meet Morton

Meet this adorable goofy adult Lab-mix boy named Morton — he’s the Animal Compassion Team (ACT) foster and adoption Dog of the Week for SNO. Morton is between 1-2 years old, weighs about 60 pounds, and is ready for his new home. He is super friendly and promises to love you forever. Morton is good with other dogs but is ...

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