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Calling Local Heroes To Become Paid Call Firefighters

Written by Maureen Walling — MADERA COUNTY — When disaster strikes, be it fire, accident or a medical emergency, we all count on our firefighters to be there in minutes to render aid. But what happens if the nearest fire station has no one available to respond? What if the station in your area is closed because there are no ...

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Car Crash Knocks Out Power South Of Oakhurst

OAKHURST  – Crews are on scene of a motor vehicle accident on Road 425B that knocked out power to over 500 customers and started a vegetation fire. Just after 6:30 p.m. a grey sedan hit a power pole near Stillmeadow Drive near the top of Road 425B. Fire engines were dispatched to the scene, and a fire of about one-quarter ...

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Full “Sturgeon” Moon

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE – There’s almost always reason to celebrate, and here’s yours for the next two nights: a light will shine brightly over the foothills as the full “Sturgeon Moon” rises above. The full moon in the wee hours of Thursday, Aug. 18 is known as a sturgeon moon, so named by some Native American tribes in the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain, since the ancient ...

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Tai Chi Comes To Community Center

Written by Sheila Smith — Perhaps you’ve heard about the rising popularity of Tai Chi. Maybe you’ve seen a sampling of its slow-motion movements. Perhaps you’ve heard it has many health benefits. It is the most popular form of group exercise in the entire world. What is it all about? What is Tai Chi? Tai Chi is an ancient form ...

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Mountain Heritage Days And Parade Planning Update

OAKHURST — With the 20th Annual Mountain Heritage Days coming up a month from now, exciting plans continue to be made and fun work days are approaching. For anyone interested in joining in with preparation, arranging for a booth, having a float in the parade, or volunteering to help out on the day of the event, there’s still some time ...

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Sierra Children’s Preschool Enrolling Now

OAKHURST — Sierra Children’s Preschool Program at Oakhurst Elementary School (OES) is accepting applications for enrollment in the 2016-2017 school year for the afternoon session, scheduled from 12:15 – 3:15 p.m.. Lunch is provided to all students enrolled. Applications are being accepted at the Oakhurst Elementary School office. Priority will be given to children: 1. Who are foster children (3-5 years ...

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Landscaping With Drought-Tolerant Native Plants

Submitted by Kris Randal —  MARIPOSA — After over four years of drought, perhaps you are wondering if you can still have a garden or maintain colorful and thriving landscapes.  If so, think about utilizing drought-tolerant California native plants! Join the Mariposa County UCCE Master Gardeners at the Board of Supervisors Chambers on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to ...

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Fun & Games At Bandit Town Benefits Schools

NORTH FORK — The Children’s Educational Foundation presents a night of Fun & Games for grownups at Bandit Town, USA, and all profits will benefit the Chawanakee Unified School District’s schools and programs. 21 and over can look forward to dice and card games, dinner, and prizes, along with the chance to have some fun and do some good for a ...

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Sheriff’s Warning On Recent Rash Of Mail Theft

COUNTY — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office wants to warn residents once again to be on the lookout for mail theft. Mail theft continues to be a problem, especially in the more rural areas of the county where residents have roadside mail boxes. Stealing mail from an unsecured mailbox only takes a few seconds, but problems arising from the theft ...

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Last Weekend This Summer For Music On The Green

Written by Ronnie Sweeting —  MARIPOSA — It’s the last weekend of the 2016 season of Music on the Green, the free summer concert series brought to you by The Mariposa County Arts Council and its many fine sponsors. This weekend at The Art Park in historic downtown Mariposa the series will feature two of the best we’ve ever presented: the Little Fuller ...

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