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Here’s What’s Happening At Branches Books & Gifts

OAKHURST — Anne Driscoll at Branches Books & Gifts cultivates a bountiful selection goodies for bibliophiles and beyond, and continually sponsors free community events we can get excited about. Here’s what’s happening at Branches in the next six weeks or so. Questions? Give them a call (559) 641-2019. Monday, Apr. 23 – Freedom Readers The Freedom Readers Book Club meets at ...

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Earth Day Includes Tire, E-Waste And Mattress Recycling

NORTH FORK — Stop by the Old Mill Site in North Fork on Saturday, Apr. 21 for an Earth Day celebration that includes fun family activities as well as the opportunity to recycle a couple of big-ticket and unneeded items from around the home. Click on fliers to enlarge. Derby races, live music, great food and local vendors will make ...

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North Fork Scouts Plant Trees At Bass Lake

BASS LAKE – Local Boy Scouts continue their efforts to help return conifers to the forest along the shores of Bass Lake. On Apr. 15, members of North Fork Boy Scout Troop 357, a few Pack 357 Cub Scouts and some family members, spent a Sunday afternoon planting seedlings at Denver Church and Little Denver Church Day Use areas at ...

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Actors Needed To Play Evacuees At Red Cross Boot Camp

OAKHURST – The Red Cross needs volunteer players for acting roles during their Shelter Boot Camp Exercise on Saturday, Apr. 21. They are in search of thirty-five volunteers of all ages – singles, couples, families, young and old, with/without disabilities, etc. Volunteers will play the part of people who are having to evacuate to a shelter due to a wildland fire. You will ...

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Field Trips With Grace Community Church And Friends

Submitted by Don Grove –  NORTH FORK – Grace Community Church is offering field trips for the North Fork community. We are calling these trips “In Our Own Backyard,” as they are set for Oakhurst, Mariposa and Madera. Please note prices and due dates, as we need to book in advance and plan for drivers. You may sign up as an ...

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Chamber Mixer At Central Sierra Pest Control

NORTH FORK — The North Fork Chamber of Commerce and Central Sierra Pest Control invite the community to a Business Mixer on Wednesday, May 2, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. With free appetizers, adult beverages, and loads of networking, the event takes place at Central Sierra Pest Control, located at 54566 Road 200 in North Fork. Central Sierra Pest Control ...

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Mad Hatters And More At Math Tournament

MADERA COUNTY — Mountain area students competed and succeeded in the Madera County Math Tournament on Friday, Apr. 13. Rivergold Elementary School placed third in the 7th grade competition, while Coarsegold Elementary School’s 8th grade team placed second in the competition. Also in the mix were students from Oak Creek Intermediate, Mountain Home School Charter, and Spring Valley Schools. Sixteen schools ...

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Sierra Freepackers Rendezvous In Paso Robles

By Mary Odell — PASO ROBLES — The local unit of Backcountry Horsemen of California — the Sierra Freepackers — attended their annual Rendezvous, held in Paso Robles over the weekend of Apr. 13-15, at the Hearst Equestrian Center. Along with volunteering, participating in and attending classes and events this year, the unit earned many awards: Per Capita Volunteer Hours: ...

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Several Opportunities To Hear From Madera Co. Candidates

OAKHURST — The Mountain Area Conservative Forum (MACF) will be hosting a “Meet the Candidate” event on Tuesday, Apr. 17, at 6:30 p.m., at the Oakhurst Grill, formerly the Best Western Yosemite Gateway Inn, at 40530 Highway 41 in Oakhurst. Meet Carol Moses, who is running for Madera County Superior Court Judge Seat No. 2 and will be speaking about ...

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John C. Fremont Offers Nursing Assistant Training Program

MARIPOSA — John C. Fremont Healthcare District is offering a Nursing Assistant Training Program, with a start date set for June 11. This is an eight week paid on-the-job training program in which trainees are hired as temporary employees. Trainees will earn the current minimum wage during the training program, and upon satisfactory completion of the educational requirements and successfully ...

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