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Meet State Legislators Berryhill And Bigelow In The Foothills

COUNTY – Here’s a chance to meet your state legislators in a one-on-one, at three different locations in a single day this month, as Senator Tom Berryhill and Assemblymember Frank Bigelow will make three stops in the foothills on Friday, Aug. 21. In the morning, the Senator and Assemblymember will be at the Miner’s Roadhouse in Mariposa from 9 to ...

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Yosemite Lakes Park Blood Drive

YOSEMITE LAKES PARK – Experts say 97% of all Americans will have a loved one or friend need life-saving blood in their lifetimes, and 75% of people who reach age 72 will have needed blood themselves. Ladies of the Lakes (LOL), in partnership with the Central Valley Blood Bank, is hosting a blood drive on Saturday, Aug. 22, from 9 ...

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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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Coarsegold Chamber: Cleaning Up Our Roads

COARSEGOLD – Drivers and passersby may have noticed how clean Highway 41 is in the Coarsegold area. The bad news is, it’s not because tourists and locals have suddenly stopped throwing trash out of their cars. The good news is, the Coarsegold Chamber of Commerce has adopted a two-mile section of highway under the Cal Trans “Adopt A Highway” Program. ...

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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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Free Tai Chi Workshop

COARSEGOLD – Local instructor Don Cirillo will offer a free one hour demonstration of Tai Chi, an ancient Chinese method of harmonizing body and mind. The workshop is set for Tuesday, Aug. 4 from 10 – 11 a.m. at the Coarsegold Community Center. There is no charge for this demo class. The introductory program will explain Tai Chi and its ...

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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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Racy Writer, 80, Debuts Romance Novel

COARSEGOLD – Local resident Sandra McCart has been writing since she was a teenager, and now, more than sixty years later, the newly-crowned octogenarian author has published her first novel. According to Sandra, who writes under the name Sandra Masters, it’s worth the wait. Her new book is called, “Once Upon A Duke,” and it’s the first of a series. ...

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