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Mariposa Master Gardeners Fall Plant Sale

COULTERVILLE – The coming of fall doesn’t dampen the itch to garden for those who love to dig in the dirt. The Mariposa Master Gardeners will host its annual Fall Plant Sale on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fire House Garden, at the corner of Highway 49 and J132 in Coulterville. There will be ...

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George William Mellon

George William Mellon was born in Waterbury, Connecticut in 1926. His parents William and Sarah welcomed him as their fifth son in what would become a family of eight children. The family struggled through the depression years and in 1944, an 18-year-old George enlisted in the Navy. He was trained to be a diesel mechanic at schools in Gulfport, Mississippi, ...

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John Masterson Celebrated At Sierra Senior Center

Written by Cynthia Eaton — OAKHURST — Members of the Oakhurst Wild Goose Qigong Practice Group were delighted to celebrate John Masterson’s 86th birthday with cards and balloons at their Tuesday practice before his weekend family celebrations began at the end of August. Barbara Leath and Jennie Flaherty, facilitators of the Caregiver Respite Group, brought birthday cake to share with the rest of the Practice ...

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Evacuation Centers For Railroad And Mission Fires Close

MADERA COUNTY — Effective at 8 a.m. today, Sept. 11, the Red Cross evacuation centers providing service to those affected by the Mission and Railroad Fires and their pets have closed. The closures include The Oakhurst Community Center and the Coarsegold Rodeo Grounds. If residents require additional assistance, please contact the following numbers: American Red Cross (559) 343-2549 Central California Animal Disaster Team ...

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Patriot Day In Oakhurst To Honor Those Who Serve

OAKHURST — Sierra Tel invites everyone to help show their appreciation and express their gratitude to all Veterans, Military and Emergency Services Personnel for their dedication to our country and to our mountain communities, and to honor the memory of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Patriot Day 2017 will be held on Monday, Sept. 11, at ...

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11th Annual Mariposa Farm And Ranch Tour

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa Agri Nature Association (MANA) will once again host the annual Mariposa Farm and Ranch Tour, slated for Saturday, Sept. 30. MANA is a nonprofit organization founded to promote conservation, understanding, stewardship, and enjoyment of Mariposa County’s agricultural bounty, natural resources, and scenic landscape. The Farm and Ranch Tour is one way MANA educates the public about Mariposa’s ...

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Larry’s Blog: Granite Creek And Clover Meadow

Where’s Granite Creek? Clover Meadow? Way up past Mammoth Pool Reservoir and almost to the wilderness boundary separating Sierra National Forest from the east side of the Sierra’s Mammoth Mountain. Granite Creek Campground Clover Meadow Campground Accessible from either Beasore Road or Mammoth Pool Road. Beasore Road turns into dirt above Grizzly Road and it takes a bend East. Beasore ...

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Free Food Disposal For Evacuees Of Local Fires

NORTH FORK — To assist residents returning to their homes after being evacuated for the Railroad and Mission Fires, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office along with the Public Works Department are providing disposal sites for food waste only. Disposal sites are being provided at no cost and can be found at the following locations: Residents returning after the Railroad Fire ...

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Lazarcheff Named President Of CVMA

OAKHURST — Kevin Lazarcheff, owner of Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital, was recently sworn in as President of the California Veterinary Medical Association. The CVMA is the largest state veterinary medical association in the nation with more than 7,200 members. Kevin Lazarcheff, DVM is a native of Reno who attended the University of Nevada, where he received a Bachelor’s of Science in ...

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ACT Dog Of The Week: It’s Cliff!

The Animal Compassion Team (ACT) foster and adoption program has been waiting all week to introduce Cliff: “Could sweet Cliff be any cuter?” asks his foster person, Riley Hardison. Cliff is a 8 to 10-month-old mix of German Shepherd and Cattle Dog. He has a very calm and cuddly personality and has loved everyone he has met. On Friday, Sept. ...

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