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NORAD: Tracking Santa For Sixty Years (And You Can, Too)

COLORADO — He sees you when you’re sleeping, and knows when you’re awake, but does Santa know that he’s been the subject of particularly watchful eyes for six decades? The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) out of Peterson Air Force Base is celebrating the 60th Anniversary of tracking Santa’s yuletide journey! The NORAD Tracks Santa website features Santa’s North ...

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Lisbeth (Beth) Stauffer

Lisbeth (Beth) Stauffer passed away on Nov. 20, 2015 at the age of 73. She was born June 20, 1942 in Fresno to Judge Denver and Betty Peckinpah. Raised in Oakhurst, Mrs. Stauffer graduated from Sierra High. She had a private practice in hypnotherapy for 25 years, and enjoyed collecting rocks and crystals, studying the Bible, reading, and playing poker. ...

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Distemper Hits Madera County Animal Shelter

Submitted by Robin Bell – Friends of Madera Animal Shelter  MADERA COUNTY — Foster homes needed to help dogs and puppies! An outbreak of distemper is affecting the health of many dogs at the Madera County Animal Shelter. This disease spreads easily through contact with bodily fluids including urine, vomit and nasal discharge from one dog to another. Madera County ...

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Deli Delicious To Take Over Jamba Juice Space

OAKHURST — Another dining choice will soon be available in Oakhurst as Deli Delicious takes possession of the property at The Shops of Oak Hill, formerly occupied by Jamba Juice, says Coldwell Banker Premier Commercial agent Jesse Robichaud. “Renovation of the building has already started with an estimated opening date of March 1, 2016,” says Robichaud, whose company represents The ...

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Fun With Food At Children’s Museum

Submitted by Nancy Bednar OAKHURST – Are you someone who likes to play with food or do you know a kid who does? The Children’s Museum of the Sierra (CMOS) will be having a Fun with Food class on Wednesday, Dec. 23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. “Take some time out for creativity with your child,” organizers suggest. “Make ...

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Keep Cats And Dogs Safe From Holiday Hazards

Rain or shine, we all love our pets. This holiday season, while you’re busy decorating, cooking, and wrapping gifts, remember to watch out for holiday temptations for your pets. FDA veterinarian Carmela Stamper talks about ways to keep your animals safe. Stocking stuffers and pet treats: If your dog receives a stocking full of pet treats, make sure he doesn’t ...

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Yosemite Ranger Honored For Superior Service

YOSEMITE — Park Ranger Shelton Johnson has been honored with the Department of Interior’s Award for Superior Service. Shelton receives this award in recognition of his passion for connecting minorities to parks, his meticulous research that forms the basis of his innovative interpretive programs, and his superlative ability to articulate powerful messages for the National Park Service. Park Ranger Shelton ...

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Richard Caglia Named SCCCD Board President

FRESNO — Board members of the State Center Community College District elected Richard M. Caglia as board president at its December board meeting. John Leal was elected vice president and Bobby Kahn was elected secretary. Oakhurst Community College Center, Fresno City College, Reedley College, Clovis Community College, and Madera Community College Center make up the State Center Community College District. ...

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Holiday Sanity For Visitor And Visiting

I’m not sure which is more difficult — hosting houseguests, or being a houseguest. However, the key to enjoying either of these states of being is the same: maintain your rhythm and routine in spite of the chaos around you. If you’re an exerciser, don’t let the kids and grandkids knock you out of that routine. Go for your walk ...

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Catherine Ann McGoldrick

Catherine Ann McGoldrick better known as Cappy, of Oakhurst, Calif., passed peacefully on Monday morning Dec. 14, at home surrounded by family. Cappy was born on May 5, 1933, in Providence RI. She entered the Sacred Heart Society of nuns when she was 23 years old. She had a Bachelors in English from Newton College which is now a part ...

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