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Local Business Donates To Find Animals Forever Homes

OAKHURST — During the month of January 2017 Sullivan’s Tire Pros in Oakhurst raised funds to support the Eastern Madera County SPCA. For each Bridgestone, Firestone, Continental and General tire sold, Sullivan’s Tire Pros made a donation, supporting the goal of the Eastern Madera County SPCA to place animals in forever homes. This morning, Mike and Diane Sullivan presented a ...

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IRS Myths: Where’s My Tax Refund?

WASHINGTON — As millions of people begin filing their tax returns, the Internal Revenue Service reminded taxpayers about some basic tips to keep in mind about their refunds. During the early parts of the tax season, early filers are anxious to get details about their tax refunds. And in some social media, this can lead to misunderstandings and speculation about ...

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Madera Ranked #1 Nationally for Short Term Job Growth

MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Economic Development Commission (MDEDC) is pleased to announce that the Madera Metropolitan statistical area (MSA), which includes most of Madera County, has been ranked #1 in the nation for short term job growth (Aug. 2015 – Aug. 2016) in a small city, and #61 for 2016’s best performing small cities, in a report published ...

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Presentations On Measure L Scheduled For Service Organizations

MADERA COUNTY — Members of local service organizations will want to take advantage of the opportunity to have their questions answered about Measure L — the proposed Public Safety Sales Tax slated for the Mar. 7 special election — as representatives from the County and VRPA Technologies, Inc., make presentations to local groups. As part of the public outreach, dozens ...

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Sullivan’s Tire Pros Supports Local Students With Huge Discounts

OAKHURST — When a local business teams up with a local high school, everyone benefits. For the entire month of February, Sullivan’s Tire Pros is offering a special on select tires at the best price around, and donating part of the proceeds to send five Minarets High School students on a “Close Up Washington, D.C.” trip. Bob Kelly — who ...

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Meet Yosemite High’s Sports Broadcast Team

By Aaron Arroyo and Ian Pincus —  OAKHURST — The Yosemite High School Sports Marketing class kicked off the school year by partnering with the NFHS Network to bring live coverage of Yosemite High sports straight to your laptop, tablet or phone through their website or NFHS app. Students participating in the class are learning production techniques including recording, announcing, ...

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Half-Off Adoption Fees At Madera County Animal Shelter

MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Animal Shelter wants to unite you with a forever friend by making it easier and cheaper to adopt. Now through Feb. 23, they are offering a Sweetheart Special on all dogs six months and older. Just $50 covers your adoption fee, vaccines, worming, microchip and spay or neuter fees. For lovers of Pitbulls, the ...

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Thin On The Outside, Fatty On The Inside

There was a time when fatty liver disease only hit adults in their later years who either had a condition such as hepatitis or alcoholism. In the last 10 years, however, there has been a terrifying rise in patients under the age of 20 with fatty liver disease. While this is often closely tied to obesity, there is a significant ...

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Audubon Showcases Diverse Life In Vernal Pools

Contributed by Len McKenzie — Generous rains this winter have spawned a luxuriant rebirth of plant life in the Sierra foothills and Central Valley, greening up the landscape and bringing renewed vigor to its ecosystems. Beneficiaries of this largesse include the picturesque and biologically rich vernal pools that are a distinctive hallmark of this remarkable setting. The Yosemite Area Audubon ...

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Mack Really Needs A Home Today

OAKHURST — The EMC SPCA just reached out with a request for everyone to be on the lookout for a home for one special guy. A couple of weeks ago, they say, in the middle of a rainstorm, Mack found a house with a friendly person to take him in. The dog’s owner had passed away and her daughter reportedly ...

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