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Dennis Michael Dolan

Dennis M. Dolan, of Ahwahnee, Calif., died on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 at his home near Bass Lake. Dennis was born on Jan. 9, 1948. He was a 1966 graduate of Santa Maria High School, went on to graduate from UCSB in 1971 and earned an MBA from San Diego State University. Dennis lived for many years in San Diego ...

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Cans 4 Cats At Cause 4 Paws

OAKHURST — Here, kitty, kitty, kitty! Local thrift shop Cause 4 Paws is collecting empty cans and bottles which will be recycled and, at the end of the month, all proceeds will be donated to the Cause 4 Paws free spay and neuter program. Foothill residents are encouraged to collect recyclables in plastic bags and bring the donations to Cause 4 ...

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Learn To Write Grants At This Free Workshop

NORTH FORK — The Sierra Nevada Conservancy is offering a free workshop, “Introduction to Grant Writing,” on Dec. 6 and 7, in North Fork. This two-day intensive workshop is focused on building grant writing skills for organizations and agencies in the Sierra Nevada region. “The Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) looks to the organizations, agencies, and local governments in the region ...

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Challenger Wins In Bass Lake School Board Race

BASS LAKE — Julie Greenwood has defeated incumbent Ron Bucheger for a seat on the Bass Lake Unified School District Board of Trustees for Area 3. Greenwood garnered 619 votes to Bucheger’s 297. Before the election, Greenwood shared with SNO that her time in classrooms has provided an insight into what a day in the life of a teacher is ...

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Raymond-Knowles School Veterans Day Red/Blue Run

RAYMOND – Veterans Day is this week and the community at Raymond-Knowles school has come up with a fine tradition to honor the occasion, with proceeds going to a very good cause. There’s still time to register for the second-ever Raymond-Knowles School 5K and one-mile Veterans Day Run, at 9 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11. The cost to register is $15 for kids ...

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The History Mystery #46

NORTH FORK — The Sierra Mono Museum would like to know who these ladies are, and where the picture was taken and when. We have it displayed in the museum but we don’t have the important information on these ladies. Thanks Cindy Sierra Mono Museum (559) 877-2115 MonoMuseum@gmail.com For more History Mysteries of the Central Sierra foothills, click here. Follow-up ...

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Funding Available to Help With Tree Mortality

CALIFORNIA — The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California is expanding its initiative to assist private forestland owners in addressing tree mortality and other drought-related damage to improve forest health. NRCS will provide financial assistance for landowners with dead and dying conifer forest trees in certain counties. Removing dead tree debris and other woody material will also help ...

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Metaphors Are Key To Understanding Beliefs

Last week I talked about belief systems, and perception being the lens through which we see and understand the world (you may want to read my previous blog before reading this one). Our thoughts and imagination create our belief systems, and our belief systems are shared with the world through the words that we use. While some poets may believe ...

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Marine Corps 241st Birthday Celebration At ECCO

OAKHURST – Registration is drawing to a close for the local 241st birthday celebration of the United States Marine Corps, happening Thursday, Nov. 10 at Evergreen Conference Center Oakhurst (ECCO). Social hour begins at 5 p.m., with a ceremonial cake cutting at 6 p.m., followed by dinner festivities. Marine Corps Birthday celebrates the establishment of the United States Marine Corps on ...

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Haley Phillips Update And Fundraiser

MOUNTAIN AREA — Michelle Sullivan walked into her daughter Haley Phillips’ room at Community Regional Medical Center, put her backpack on a chair, and suddenly heard the words she’s been yearning for. “Hi, Mom,” said Haley, 20, in a low and raspy voice. That’s something every mom likes to hear but this one hadn’t since Haley was involved in a catastrophic ...

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