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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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Choppers Donates Big Check To Valley Children’s Hospital

OAKHURST – Tim Harmon and the crew at Choppers were excited to hand over a very large check to Valley Children’s Hospital (VCH) during Customer Appreciation Day this Saturday. Elizabeth Hermann, Development Assistant at VCH, was on hand to accept the donation of $2,420, raised by collecting donations in exchange for tickets in a drawing for a Husqvarna 550XP chainsaw. “We ...

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Judith Ann Chance Stolp

Judith Ann Chance (Stolp) our beloved mother, wife, grandmother and great-grandmother passed from her earthly vessel to God’s Kingdom on April 6th, 2018. She was surrounded by her children and grandchildren as she went home. Born in Atchison, Kansas, in 1941, she moved to California in the early 1950’s. Judy attended St. Catherine’s Catholic School in Ventura, Calif., and graduated ...

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Wildfire Community Preparedness Day In North Fork

NORTH FORK – Residents living in high-risk wildfire areas who want to take action to increase their safety, but are unsure about how to start, can now find the information and the inspiration they need to organize and accomplish wildfire risk reduction projects in their community. North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California is teaming up with the National ...

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Mountain Community Women Crafts, Flea Market & Plant Sale

OAKHURST — An organization dedicated to keeping the Oakhurst Community Center up and running is having its annual fundraising sale, and everyone is invited. The Oakhurst Community Center is a gathering place used by nearly everyone in the area at some point for social, educational and recreational purposes. Most importantly, it provides an emergency evacuation location for residents and pets. ...

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Meet Your Local First Responders At North Fork Fire Dept. BBQ

NORTH FORK – One of the most anticipated events of the spring in North Fork is the annual Tri-tip BBQ, put on by the North Fork Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. It is scheduled this year for Saturday, Apr. 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the North Fork School. This is the major fundraiser for the Auxiliary, who work ...

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La Sierra Guild Luncheon And Basket Raffle

OAKHURST — La Sierra Guild is celebrating their 20th Annual Cinco de Mayo Luncheon and Basket Raffle on Friday, May 4, with all proceeds to benefit Valley Children’s Hospital. This year’s event will be held at the Oakhurst Community Center from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., and El Cid Restaurant is preparing delicious food for the luncheon. The meal includes ...

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Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

AHWAHNEE — The community is invited to a wildfire preparedness and prevention workday at Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park, in advance of what’s expected to be a busy fire season. The event is set for Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the park. With representatives from local fire agencies on hand to educate the public, an opportunity ...

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