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Constitution Day At Raymond-Knowles School

By Michelle Townsend —  The Constitution is the most important document in the United States. It establishes the American government and our position as a democracy. The Constitution also lays out our freedoms as Americans; this is celebrated every September 17th in remembrance of the day the delegates signed the document at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia on September 17, ...

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Oakhurst Branch Library Needs Volunteers

OAKHURST– On Tuesday, Sept. 26 the Oakhurst Branch Library will be holding an orientation meeting for new volunteers from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Library branch manager, Dale Rushing, says the library is currently in need of volunteers to perform a variety of tasks at the facility including shelving books and other library materials, setting up for book sales and book mending. ...

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Library Workshop: Stop The Medicare Madness

OAKHURST– Susan Hatch, a licensed, independent insurance agent who represents all Medicare Supplement plan types will discuss issues relating to Medicare at a special workshop at the Oakhurst Branch Library from 10:30 to noon on Saturday Sept. 30. At the seminar, Hatch will address the new political climate in our country and its effect on Medicare as well as California Senate ...

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Property Tax Relief For Victims Of Wildfires And Disasters

MADERA COUNTY — Property owners who have been affected by the recent fires in Madera County, or have suffered a disaster or calamity as defined in Revenue and Taxation Code Section 170, such as fire, earthquake, flood or accident – may be eligible for property tax relief. To qualify for property tax relief, you must file a claim with the ...

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Clampers Building New Monument In Yosemite Lakes Park

COARSEGOLD — The Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus (ECV), otherwise known as the Clampers, is working hard on another monument to the history of the west – this time in the community of Yosemite Lakes Park. While the Clampers are always open to some good old fashioned merry-making, they do have a very important mission – the ...

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Free Child Safety Seat Check-Up Event By Local CHP

OAKHURST — Officers from the California Highway Patrol, along with other certified technicians, will be conducting a car seat check-up event on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church. Did you know that critical misuse for child restraints is about 73 percent? Don’t put your child in danger – let the experts ...

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Get In While You Can: The Trading Post Is Closing

OAKHURST — Bad news and good news: first, the bad news. After a long and successful 37-year run, the well-known and loved Oakhurst business – The Trading Post – will close its doors within the next two months. The good news? “We don’t plan on being gone forever,” says Oakhurst-born co-owner Natashia Burrell. “I’m planning on opening a new shop ...

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What a Deal! Thrifting In The Oakhurst Area

If you’re a thrift store junkie like I am, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the various shops we have here in the Yosemite area. I’ve gotten so many deals at the thrift stores here in town, half my house is decorated with my fun finds. I mean, why pay retail if you can recycle? And when you’re ready for a ...

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ACT Dog of the Week: Meet Prince

The Animal Compassion Team (ACT) foster and adoption program has a new Dog of the Week for Sierra News Online. “Hi, my name is Prince and my foster mom says I am about the cutest little guy ever. I’m a 10-week old Terrier mix who is about 5 pounds now, and I will be about 10-20 pounds when full grown. ...

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Mountain Heritage Day Parade In Pictures

OAKHURST — There’s that moment when you’re sinking into your chair at a small town parade. It’s a beautiful day, you’ve got a front-row seat, a bottle of water (it’s morning, after all), maybe you have the kids or the grandkids on your lap and — most importantly — you made it to the parade! You put aside the chores, ...

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