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Local Schools Take Top Honors In 2017 Academic Pentathlon

MADERA COUNTY — The 2017 Madera County Academic Pentathlon culminated with the Super Quiz and Awards Ceremony on Saturday, Apr. 1, naming North Fork School this year’s eighth grade champion and Mountain Home School Charter this year’s seventh grade champion. More than 200 students participated in this five-event academic competition, held on Mar. 17 and Apr. 1.  Students competed in ...

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Memorial Service For Max Stauffer Postponed

FISH CAMP – The Celebration of Life planned for Max Stauffer on Saturday, Apr. 8, at the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad has been postponed, The storm predicted for this weekend has forced the cancellation of the outdoor event, and the family does not have a date set to reschedule at this time. We will update when a new date ...

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Innovative Ideas For Oakhurst Community College Center

By Dennis Spear — After bond Measure C was passed last summer, setting aside about $25 million for the new Oakhurst Community College Center (OCCC), the project is now in early planning stages and College officials are requesting your ideas for instructional programs which will benefit students and the Oakhurst community. This is a rare opportunity to create a dynamic institution ...

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April Dollar Days At Cause 4 Paws

By Monica McClanahan OAKHURST — Local thrift shop, A Cause 4 Paws, is making room for new summer inventory by offering big savings to shoppers. All winter items in the store are $1. This includes sweaters, scarves, beanies and mittens. Jackets are 50% off as well as all snow gear items like boots, poles, gloves, pants, jumpsuits, and skis. Owner Vicki ...

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Website To Honor Max Stauffer, Shuttle Service To Memorial

FISH CAMP — A website has been created to provide people with information regarding the memorial service planned for Max Stauffer on Saturday, Apr. 8. The site also provides a place where family and friends can leave their thoughts and memories, especially if they are not able to attend. The web address is www.maxmemorial.com. Stella Pizelo will officiate the celebration ...

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Lazarcheff Takes Reins Of Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital

OAKHURST — After several months of planning, local veterinarian Dr. Kevin Lazarcheff will take the reins of Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Mark Nagel, OVH owner since 1997, will stay on three days a week as an additional doctor in practice. Kevin Lazarcheff, DVM, is a native of Reno, where he attended the University of Nevada, receiving a Bachelor’s of Science in ...

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Celebration Of The Life Of Max Stauffer

FISH CAMP — A celebration of the life of Max Stauffer will be held on Saturday, Apr. 8, at the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad from 1 to 4 p.m. (weather permitting). Max passed away on Mar. 10 at the age of 69 after a long battle with cancer. He was a true force in the mountain community, involved in ...

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Audubon Features Foothills Conservation In April Program

Contributed by Len McKenzie, YAAS — The rolling foothills of the western Sierra Nevada encompass a richly diverse and scenic natural and cultural heritage. The Sierra Foothill Conservancy (SFC), a local land trust founded in 1996 in Fresno County, now plays a significant role in protecting the natural resources, working lands, cultural traditions and rural character of this area’s expansive ...

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New Children’s Computers At The North Fork Library

Written by Sarah McIntyre — NORTH FORK — For the first time, the North Fork Library is offering two new AWE Learning children’s computers. The Early Literacy Station is for the youngest readers to enjoy with thousands of educational games and programs which span all areas of learning including science, music, art, history, and of course reading. The Afterschool Edge ...

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Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce Plans Reorganization

OAKHURST — The Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce is in the beginning stages of an organizational restructure, according to its board of directors. “The goal of the Oakhurst Chamber is to support and promote local business,” the Chamber announced today. “The decision to reorganize the current chamber structure was not made lightly, and is being carried out with thoughtful analysis of ...

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