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Cody’s Crew Walks For ALS This Weekend

MOUNTAIN AREA — Cody Aleshire is 10 years old and he’s already made a choice in life to be supportive of others and work hard within the community. A couple of years ago, the Wasuma Elementary School student did a class project called American Heroes. That’s when things got really interesting for Cody and he began a successful, ongoing effort ...

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Madera County Academic Decathlon Lecture Day

MADERA — Yosemite High and Chawanakee Academy decathletes will join students from throughout California for the Madera County Academic Decathlon Lecture Day on Thursday, Oct. 26.  Valley experts will lecture on six subject areas to more than 600 students from throughout the state. “For 11 years we have been able to bring this wonderful event to Madera,” says Dr. Cecilia ...

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Halloween Fire Safety Tips

MOUNTAIN AREA — With Halloween just around the corner, children will soon be out in costume trekking through festive displays in search of candy. However, more than ghosts could be lurking amongst the mid-fall fun, as Halloween costumes and decorations present a number of hidden fire hazards. Fortunately, with a few precautions taken, you can make the holiday safer. Here are ...

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Wasuma Full Moon Glow Ball Golf Tournament

AHWAHNEE — The Wasuma PTA has organized an exciting and truly different sort of fundraiser, and anyone 18+ is invited to come out and support the students while having a blast — in the dark, no less. It’s the Wasuma PTA Full Moon Glow Ball at River Creek Golf Course in Ahwahnee, set for Friday, Nov. 3, starting at 5:30 ...

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Public Workshop On North Fork Roundabout

NORTH FORK — The Madera County Public Works Department is in the last phase of the design of a roundabout at the intersection of Road 274 and Road 225. The project will convert the existing non-standard 4-leg 3-way stop controlled intersection into a roundabout in order to improve circulation and safety for existing and future traffic traveling through this intersection. ...

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Minarets Students In Sequoia Forestry Challenge

SPRINGVILLE — Students from Minarets High School participated recently in the 2017 Sequoia Forestry Challenge, one group of a total of 58 high school students from 9 schools in the Central Valley and Foothills of California. The event was October 11 to 14 at Quaker Meadow Camp, east of Springville. One of the highlights for the students this year was the ...

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Affordable Lego Robotics For Middle School Students

OAKHURST — The Bass Lake Education Foundation (BLEF) is once again giving kids a Lego-Up on the STEM world, by running an affordable, sustainable 10-week after-school program designed for middle school students. Using the Lego Mindstorm EV-3 16-Student Curriculum Solution, the program offers a complete bundle for teaching computer science and STEM subjects using robotics. The camp is on Thursdays ...

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Kiwanis Night At Golden Chain Theatre

OAKHURST — If you’re looking for something really fun to do that helps do something for someone else, look no further than Kiwanis Night at the Golden Chain Theatre. The community is invited to help support an organization that provides scholarships and other benefits to local youth, as Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis host a fundraiser on Saturday evening, Oct. 28: it’s ...

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Yosemite Area Audubon Field Trip To Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — Come to the lake and explore its edge and the adjacent forest, looking for waterfowl, woodpeckers, raptors, and fall migrants, among many other birds.  Yosemite Area Audubon is sponsoring a free field trip to Bass Lake on Saturday, Oct. 28. Join us, they say, no experience necessary. The group plans to meet in the Burger King parking lot ...

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Marine Corps League Flags And Roses

OAKHURST — If you’re shopping around town on Saturday, Oct. 21, you may notice members of the Marine Corps League Griswold Mountain Detachment #1121, who will be stationed outside of Von’s, Grocery Outlet and True Value. It’s the day that the group promotes the Marine Corps League’s Flags And Roses campaign with a mission to preserve Marine Corps traditions, lend assistance to Marine ...

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