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A Bit Of Planning Helps Avoid An Ugly Detour

SACRAMENTO — The call of the open road may be one of summer’s great attractions. But preparation can make all the difference between a relaxing summer getaway and roadside misadventure. Before drivers head off on a road trip, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) would like everyone to remember some crucial advice for a safe trip. “Prevention and planning may take ...

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Be Inspired At The Central California Women’s Conference

FRESNO – Tickets are now on sale for a day of inspiration, growth and knowledge planned for women across the Valley at the 30th Annual Central California Women’s Conference (CCWC). CCWC is the largest women’s event in the region and will be from 7:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at the Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center. The ...

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Cedar Valley Volunteer Fire Dept. Pancake Breakfast

OAKHURST — One of the favorite events of the July 4th weekend is the Cedar Valley Volunteer Fire Department Pancake Breakfast, held beside the lake at the Cedar Valley Fire Station on Saturday, July 1, from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Not only does one get to enjoy a fantastic pancake breakfast with ham and sausage, eggs, juice and coffee, you ...

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Come Out And Love The Animals At Yosemite Wine Tails

Written by Karen Bauer — OAKHURST — Come out and love the animals this Saturday, June 24, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Yosemite Wine Tails in Oakhurst. Among the adoptable dogs who’ll make a personal appearance at the Eastern Madera County SPCA/ Friends of Madera Shelter (FMAS) “Love the Animals” event will be Artemis, a lovable Pit mix; ...

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Celebrate America With Oakhurst Community Concert Band

OAKHURST — If you’re in the mood for some truly uplifting and soul-stirring music, take note: the Oakhurst Community Concert Band presents their annual free “Celebrate America Concert” this coming Sunday,  June 25 at 3 p.m. at the Mountain Christian Center. The program will include favorites from Gershwin, John Philip Sousa, “Dizzy” Gillespie, Glen Miller and more. Bring the whole ...

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Job Fair And Career Opportunities At Caltrans

FRESNO — If you’re looking for new employment or thinking of changing careers, please note: Caltrans is opening its doors in welcome for jobs opportunities with departments including planning, engineering, IT, office, maintenance and more. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has announced a job fair for individuals interested in working for the state’s department of transportation. The event is ...

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ACT Dog Of The Week: It’s A Two-fer (Two-fur?)

The Animal Compassion Team foster and adoption program introduces a pair of litter mates who can be adopted as a pair or apart. Meet Melody and Millie: We are four-month-old chihuahua and terrier mixes who are just so cute. Our foster mom says we are some of her favorite puppies ever, and we are just such well behaved little girls. ...

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RibFest: Food And Fundraising At Oakhurst Community Center

OAKHURST – Come on out for a glorious gastronomic event while supporting the Oakhurst Community Center, as the all-you-can-eat extravaganza known annually as Rib Fest takes place on Saturday, June 24. Arrive hungry and leave the fancy clothes at home, because this is a night where food, friends, and fundraising take center stage. Proceeds benefit the Oakhurst Community Center, where ...

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North Fork Mourns The Loss Of Jimmy Quilter

The community of North Fork is deeply saddened by the loss of a dear friend, neighbor and lender of helping hands, James Patrick Quilter. Jimmy passed away on June 17, 2017, surrounded by family. He was 65 years old. Born in Santa Monica, Calif., on Nov. 19, 1951, to James and Jean Quilter, Jimmy grew up in southern California in ...

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Cooling Centers In Coarsegold And Oakhurst

COUNTY – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office announced that the County of Madera has established the following locations as Cooling Centers during times of extreme summer heat. The Centers will be open the days and times of the week as indicated on the list below. Other Centers may be opened on an “as need” basis and will be announced through ...

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