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Yosemite Now Accepting Applications For Summer 2018

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park has approximately 300 seasonal job openings for the summer of 2018. There are positions open in all areas of the park, and seasonal jobs opportunities at many of the over 400 National Park Service units across the country. The park will be filling a wide variety of positions, including backcountry rangers, entrance station rangers, custodial ...

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Lawson Studios Raises Funds For Victims Of Mountain Area Fires

MARIPOSA — Lawson Studios, local screen printing and design studio, recently presented the Mariposa Community Foundation with a check for $6,416. Lawson Studios designed, produced, and sold hundreds of custom Detwiler Fire shirts and hats to raise funds for victims of the Detwiler Fire. The Lawson team, along with friends and family including Chenise Perry, Kyle Kjobech, Claudia Dysard, Jeff ...

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Long-Time Volunteer Firefighters Jere & Diann Miller Retire

NORTH FORK — After a combined 60-plus years of service to the community as Paid Call Firefighters (PCFs), Jere and Diann Miller are retiring. At a special dinner on Monday, Nov. 6, the North Fork Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary bid a fond but sad farewell to the couple, who have responded to fires, accidents and medical aids from Station 11 ...

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Yosemite Celebrates Winners Of Gateway Expressions Contest

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park and The Ansel Adams Gallery will celebrate the winners of the 2017 Gateway Expressions Student Art, Photography and Poetry Contest from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 18. The celebration reception will take place in front of The Ansel Adams Gallery in the Yosemite Village. This annual contest celebrates the creativity of students in ...

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Toys For Tots Making Christmas Season Joyful For Every Child

MADERA COUNTY — The 2017 Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign in Eastern Madera County has begun with the placement of toy donation boxes and cash donation jars in over five dozen schools, businesses and agencies. Dennis Osantowski, in his 4th year as Toys for Tots Coordinator, says that this may be one of the toughest years for the program ...

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Soroptimists’ Gold Country Chili Cook-Off A Spicy Success

Submitted by Nikki Van Velson — COARSEGOLD — Soroptimist International of The Sierras held their inaugural Gold Country Chili Cook-Off fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 4 at the Coarsegold Community Center and it turned out to be a resounding success, say members of the nonprofit organization. Six chili experts participated in the cook-off, with those attending the event voting for their ...

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We Are Grateful For Child Care Providers

Submitted by ICES — MARIPOSA COUNTY — As the season of gratitude approaches, we at Infant/Child Enrichment Services (ICES) would like to suggest taking a moment of grateful reflection for child care providers in our county. These hard working individuals allow parents to work, worry-free, with the knowledge that their children are safe and well-cared for. When parents can focus ...

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New Veterans Memorial Unveiling In Coarsegold

COARSEGOLD — After 18 months of hard work and good planning, members of the local organization, Caring Veterans of America, Inc., invite the community to attend the unveiling of their very special Veterans Memorial, situated in a prime location at the Coarsegold Historic Village. Fittingly, the reveal takes place on Veterans Day, Saturday, Nov. 11 at the northwest corner of ...

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The History Mystery #58

A School, A House, A Home — This is the photo of the first house that Grover and Dorothy Whitener bought. The building was located along the South Fork of Willow Creek just east of the town of North Fork, and was formerly a schoolhouse before it became a residence. The Mystery — What was the name of that school? ...

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Boy Scouts’ American Flag Retirement Ceremony

OAKHURST — “When the United States flag (Old Glory) becomes worn, torn, faded or badly soiled, it is time to replace it with a new flag, and the old flag should be ‘retired’ with all the dignity and respect befitting our nation’s flag,” according to the Boy Scouts of America. “The traditional method of retirement is to incinerate the flag.” ...

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