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Madera County Hosts Public Reforestation Workshop

OAKHURST — Cal Fire, the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and UC Extension, in partnership with Madera County District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler’s office, will be hosting a Reforestation Workshop for forest land owners and foresters on Thursday, Apr. 27, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Oakhurst Community Library. This workshop is appropriate for landowners of any sized property ...

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Live Your Dream Scholarships Deadline Approaching

OAKHURST – Soroptimist of the Sierras is seeking applicants for the 2017 Live Your Dream Scholarship Awards. This is the last call for the applications as the deadline for the local club is Apr. 5. Applications must be postmarked or hand delivered by Wednesday, Apr. 5 to the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce office located at 40061 Highway 49, Suite ...

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Hazard Tree Removal Assistance For Mariposa Co. Residents

MARIPOSA —  The Mariposa County Resource Conservation District (MCRCD) has a new program to assist residents in need of financial support to remove hazardous dead trees that threaten their homes. Assistance is intended to first serve low income households who are unable to afford the cost of removing hazardous trees with their own resources. Assistance will be provided to moderate ...

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Small Business Seminar And Resource Expo

OAKHURST — Small business owners and entrepreneurs in the area are invited to a pair of free events happening at the Oakhurst Community Center on the same day. Registration is separate for each event, and both take place on Wednesday, April 5. Part one is presented by the State Board of Equalization and part two, which includes a free lunch, is sponsored ...

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CPUC Proposes 28% Increase In Ponderosa Telephone Rates

NORTH FORK — Residents who have their phone and internet service through Ponderosa are urged to attend a meeting on Monday, Mar. 27, at 5:30 p.m. in North Fork to voice their opinion about a proposed rate increase. In October 2016, Ponderosa filed an application with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) requesting a review of its intrastate revenue requirement ...

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Raymond-Knowles School Celebrates Success

By Michelle Townsend — RAYMOND — Raymond-Knowles School is proud and has a lot of successes to celebrate. State test results have been published and are available to the public. In English Language Arts we received a status of low, missing a medium status report by a mere 1.1 points. We received a significant increase with an improvement of +45.8 points ...

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Low Cost Rabies Clinics For Dogs, Cats, Equine

MARIPOSA — Authorities have scheduled a pair of low cost clinics to vaccinate animals in the area. The clinics are timely, since a skunk tested positive for the rabies virus in Mariposa County last week, according to the Sheriff’s Office. In order to make sure your animals are up to date on their rabies vaccine, local animal control is holding the Annual Low ...

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Oakhurst Sierra Sunrise Rotary Cajun Fest

OAKHURST – Community members looking for a fun night out to support charitable causes will want to attend the 22nd Annual Oakhurst Sierra Sunrise Rotary Cajun-Creole Fest on Saturday, Apr. 1. The fun begins at 6 p.m. and it all takes place at the Oakhurst Community Center. Guests can look forward to “All-U-Can-Eat Shrimp, Ribs, Dirty Rice, Maque Choux Corn and ...

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YHS Sober Grad Returns To Camp Oakhurst

OAKHURST – Members of the Yosemite High School PTA are already busy organizing plans for this year’s Sober Grad for graduating seniors. Sober Grad is set for Thursday, June 8, when it returns to Camp Oakhurst, immediately following Yosemite High School’s graduation ceremony. The annual event marks an opportunity for parents and the community to participate in giving local students a memorable night ...

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Pentathletes’ Super Quiz Battle Of The Brains

COUNTY — No fooling: Madera County’s middle school students will be putting their minds to the test during the 2017 Academic Pentathlon Super Quiz on Saturday, Apr. 1, with an  awards ceremony held immediately afterwards. Nearly 200 students from 13 schools from throughout Madera County will participate. Super Quiz marks the final event in this five-event competition. On Friday, March 17, students ...

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