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Spend “An Evening In Paris” To Benefit AAUW

Submitted by Cindy Harp — MARIPOSA — Vive la France! Bid Bon Voyage to everyday life and spend “An Evening in Paris” at the French-themed fundraiser hosted by the Mariposa representatives of the American Association of University women (AAUW). The event is slated for Saturday, Feb. 11 from 4-7 p.m. at the Mariposa Fairgrounds. Patrons will stroll through a Parisian marketplace on their ...

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Green Thumbs Up For Mariposa Master Gardener Awards

MARIPOSA — Mariposa Master Gardeners started the new year on a high note by announcing honors for members. Vivian White, class of 2015, was named Volunteer of the Year for her work at the group’s demonstration garden along Mariposa Creek, reorganization of the storage unit, leadership of the 2016 garden tour and organizational skills. In her speech, Coordinator Kris Randal ...

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Health Department Addresses E. Coli In Water At Middle School

OAKHURST — Families associated with Oak Creek Intermediate (OCI) may want to check their kids’ backpacks tonight if they haven’t seen the notice about E. Coli contamination of water at the school. The good news, according to the Madera County Health Department, is that a team worked all weekend to make sure the water was checked and chlorinated, and it’s going ...

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Town Hall Will Address Madera Co. Proposed Public Safety Tax

OAKHURST — District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler will host his first Town Hall meeting of the new year at the Oakhurst Community Center on Thursday, Jan. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. On March 7, the County will hold a special election allowing voters to have their say on Measure L, the proposed Public Safety Tax aimed at funding the ...

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Friends Of Madera Animal Shelter

Submitted by Deborah Hall — OAKHURST — Sierra Lions Club of Oakhurst is proud to host a presentation by Velvet Rhoads, the President of Friends of Madera Animal Shelter on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 6 p.m. at Denny’s Restaurant. The meeting is open to the public.  Interested people are encouraged to find answers to their questions about the animal shelter in Madera, ...

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Road To Recovery Drives Cancer Patients

MADERA COUNTY – Today’s busy lifestyles can make it hard to find time to volunteer, however, the benefits of volunteering are enormous to you, your family and your community. The right match can help you make an impact in the community, learn new skills and even advance your career. As an American Cancer Society volunteer, you also can honor a ...

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HOW Oakhurst Honors Patti Collins

OAKHURST – The local chapter of nonprofit organization Helping One Woman (HOW) will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at El Cid Mexican Restaurant, in support of Patti Collins of North Fork. “Patti has lived in the mountain area for 33 years,” say organizers. “She and her husband Bill have been married 37 years and were blessed with four children and now ...

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Work Underway Once Again On The Mountain House

OAKHURST – Recent activity at the historic Mountain House has been underway for about a month and many are curious about what’s going on with this beloved landmark. General contractor Steve Gabbard, owner of Oakhurst-based Sun Construction, spoke with Sierra News Online (SNO) and was happy to share that construction and restoration of the Mountain House is back underway after ...

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Highway 41 Tree Removal Delays For Next Several Weeks

MOUNTAIN AREA — Commuters and others who travel the Highway 41 corridor in the Coarsegold area take note: crews will continue work on the hazard tree removal project for the four to five weeks, according to Caltrans. Delays may be up to 30 minutes, depending on the amount of traffic. The massive project, which is expected to last at least through ...

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Cold Or Flu: When It’s Time To See The Doctor

OAKHURST — Last week I wrote about mindfulness and the myriad health benefits of being present in the moment. The universe, in its infinite capacity for humor, decided to offer me the opportunity to put my money where my mouth is, so to speak. My boyfriend and I had planned on a lovely five days in Mendocino to celebrate surviving ...

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