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Elks And Clark Family BBQ Dinner

OAKHURST–Everyone is invited to the Elks Lodge for a BBQ dinner fundraiser this Saturday, Nov. 4. Family and friends are welcome to come join and support the Elks Lodge and partake of a marvelous meal courtesy of the Clark family and the Elks Rig Runners. No-host cocktails start at 5 p.m. followed by a delicious dinner served at 6 p.m. ...

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Veterans Dine On The House For Elks Spaghetti Dinner

OAKHURST — Everyone is welcome to the Elks Lodge for their Veterans’ Annual Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser. The event features dinner, music and dancing, and veterans’ plates are compliments of the house. The spaghetti dinner fundraiser takes place on Friday, Nov. 10 at the Elks Lodge, located at 42484 CA-41 in Oakhurst. No-host cocktails start at 4:30 p.m. and all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner ...

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Soroptimist Gold Country Chili Cook-Off

COARSEGOLD — Ladies and gentlemen, get your beans in order. It’s time for the Gold Country Chili Cook-Off, sponsored by the local Soroptimist service club, dedicated to helping women and girls in the immediate area and around the world. The sweet and spicy event takes place on Saturday, Nov. 4 at the Coarsegold Community Center, from 5 to 9 p.m. ...

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Husband And Wife Physician Assistants Join Adventist Health

OAKHURST — Michael and Cindy Coggins, certified physician assistants, are now caring for children and adults at Adventist Health Medical Office – Oakhurst. Cindy Coggins specializes in internal medicine and women’s health, while Michael Coggins specializes in sports medicine/orthopedics and arthritis management. They received their physician assistant training at University of California at Davis and have been practicing since 2004. Cindy ...

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Noted Wildlife Photographer Shares Secrets To Great Photos

Contributed by Len McKenzie — One of the pleasures of living in the western United States is our proximity to a rich abundance and diversity of wildlife, both large and small. While sharing outdoor space with some species can sometimes be challenging, and occasionally even threatening, for people, particularly in urban and suburban neighborhoods, opportunities to view wildlife in natural, ...

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Important Safety Tips For Pet Parents At Halloween

MOUNTAIN AREA — It’s almost the scariest night of the year for you and your pet, says the Central California Animal Disaster Team (CCADT). They recommend taking preventative steps and precautions this Halloween to keep your pet safe all the way through the celebrations. Keep your pets safely indoors, away from trick-or-treaters and other Halloween activities. Make sure that all ...

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EMC SPCA Fall Raffle: Cards For Critters

OAKHURST — The EMC SPCA has a question: are  you feeling lucky? Hope so, because the time has come for their infamous Cards For Critters raffle to help equip the shelter. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20, and they’re available at The Cats Meow or at any EMCSPCA event. The organization will even mail them to you, provided ...

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Drug Take Back Event In Mariposa County

MARIPOSA COUNTY — On Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be set up at several locations in Mariposa County allowing local residents to return their unwanted, unneeded, or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal. Bring your medications for disposal to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office ...

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Oakhurst And North Fork Library Workshops: Origami Christmas Projects

OAKHURST — The ancient art of folding paper into various shapes called “origami” will return to the Oakhurst Branch Library this year, at a special workshop where Carla Hyatt will teach participants to make an origami Christmas wreath and Santa Claus. The free workshop is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 28, at the library located at ...

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Electronic And Tire Recycling Day

OAKHURST — Here’s what’s in the garage right now, all broken: a TV/VCR, a large fan, rice cooker, two modems, one pump, portable DVD player, radio/CD, and yes — a tire. Thank goodness it’s time for electronic and tire recycling day in Oakhurst, sponsored by the Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission Local Conservation Corps. It’s Saturday, Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. ...

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