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Downtown North Fork Welcomes New Youth Center

NORTH FORK – Kids in North Fork will soon have a place to gather for tutoring, mentoring, video games, homework or just hanging out. Kory and Mallory Nunez, along with a group of dedicated volunteers, are hard at work in the new Public Coffee House, next door to the North Fork Hardware Store, where they will realize the dream of ...

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Registration Open For Yosemite’s NatureBridge Summer Teen Program

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — NatureBridge is dedicated to building future scientists and leaders. It is the largest residential environmental education partner of the National Park Service, and registration is now open for the Summer Field Research Course at its Yosemite campus. This two-week immersive backcountry expedition will give participants the opportunity to conduct field science investigations in one of the ...

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CASA Of Mariposa Offers Training For Child Advocates

MARIPOSA — CASA of Mariposa County is looking for volunteers for their child advocacy program. CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates. Child Advocates are assigned a child involved in the foster care system. By getting to know the child, an advocate can speak for him or her when the child might be too frightened or intimidated to tell a judge what ...

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Mariposa Rotary Memorial Scholarships

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Club invites graduating seniors to apply for memorial scholarships by visiting their website at www.mariposarotary.org and filling out the appropriate paperwork to get started. Memorial scholarships are available to all graduating seniors at Mariposa County High School and home schooled students who are Mariposa County residents. Several Rotarians have lost children and the club desires ...

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Madera County Votes No On Public Safety Measure

MADERA COUNTY — With all of the votes counted, the citizens of the unincorporated areas of Madera County have voted “no” on Measure L — a one-cent sales tax that would have been dedicated to fire protection and the Sheriff’s Office. The vote was 44 percent voting yes, and 56 percent voting no. A two-thirds majority was needed for the ...

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HOW Event Honors Heather Mayer, Includes Online Auction

OAKHURST – The local chapter of the nonprofit organization Helping One Woman (HOW) will meet on Wednesday, Mar. 15, at the Elks Lodge, in support of Coarsegold resident Heather Mayer and family. For the first time, volunteers with HOW are offering an on-line auction on the HOW Facebook page. Heather Mayer is well known in the community as the loving mother of ...

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Gilbert Marshall Memorial Team Branding

CLOVIS – Here’s an event scheduled for early spring, and while it’s not being held in the foothills exactly, it’s noteworthy for its noble purpose. The Gilbert Marshall Memorial Team Branding scholarship fundraiser is held to raise money for scholarships awarded to graduating high school seniors in the surrounding mountain area. Participants will want to register for the 6th Annual ...

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Guard Against Deadly Hantavirus While Spring Cleaning

The abundant sunshine has turned my thoughts to spring and the evitable spring cleaning that most of us undertake to mark the end of winter. Garages and closets get reorganized. Seasonal cabins that have lain dormant for five or six months are opened up, and aired out. The problem with spring-cleaning those rooms and buildings that have been shut tight ...

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Willkommen Zurück, German Fest!

OAKHURST — Just about time to dust off your dirndl or lederhosen, as the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce says the 5th Annual German Fest is set for March. The dinner costs $35 per person for an authentic four-course German style dinner. The menu includes deutschesbrot (bread), gurkensalat (cucumber salad), graupeneintopf (barley stew), sauerkraut (red cabbage), kartoffel kasserole (potato), bratwurst and ...

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Jordyn And Lauryn Ride To Rein In Hunger

By Lauryn Martin and Jordyn Samper — O’NEALS — As part of our graduating requirements, we are responsible for completing a senior project known as the Senior Legacy Experience, which is unique to our school. Our project entails creating an event and fundraiser, as well as working nearly countless volunteer hours for a community service project. To make everything successful for our SLE ...

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