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Scam Alert – Five Things The IRS Will Never Do

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service has issued a warning to taxpayers about bogus phone calls from IRS impersonators demanding payment for a non-existent tax, the “Federal Student Tax.” Even though the tax deadline has come and gone, scammers continue to use varied strategies to trick people, in this first case — students. In this newest twist, they try to ...

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Free Senior Scam Stopper Seminar

OAKHURST — According to one investor survey, more than seven million older Americans – that’s one out of every five citizens over the age of 65 – have already been victimized by a financial swindle. Now, there’s something proactive to be done about it. The public is invited to attend a free Senior Scam Stopper Seminar on Friday, Jun. 10 ...

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Sure Sign Of Summer – Music On The Green In Mariposa

Written by Ronnie Sweeting — MARIPOSA — Now in it’s 25th year, the free summer concert series, Music on the Green kicks off the 2016 season with a weekend of electric blues, presenting Soul Galaxy on Friday, June 3, and on Saturday, June 4, it’s Steve Johnson & Those BobTones. The series is brought to you by The Mariposa County ...

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Saturday Excursion: Mariposa Art & Wine Festival

Written by Noel Morrison — MARIPOSA – The Mariposa Yosemite Rotary welcomes you to an afternoon of fine art and wine tasting on Saturday, May 28. The historic Mariposa County Courthouse in the heart of Mariposa is a perfect setting in which to enjoy local artists’ works while tasting great foothill wines. The fun kicks off at 11 a.m. and ...

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Cal Fire Increases Staffing Over Memorial Day

SACRAMENTO – Cal Fire is increasing its firefighting staffing as windy conditions are predicted to elevate fire danger across many areas of California. With many Californians planning to recreate outdoors for the Memorial Day weekend, Cal Fire is asking the public to take steps to prevent sparking a new wildfire. According to the National Weather Service many parts of California ...

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Mountain Area Merchants Hold Fire Preparedness Fair

OAKHURST — The term “fire season” seems to have replaced the word “summer” in the local lexicon, and as the days grow warmer area residents may want to make note of a special event happening locally that should serve to alleviate some stress. Mountain Area Merchants Association (MAMA) invites the community to a day designed to spread the word about ...

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“Look Good, Feel Better” Free For Cancer Patients

OAKHURST – Look Good Feel Better is a free program sponsored by the American Cancer Society for cancer patients who want a little support handling side effects and keeping their spirits up as much as possible. Now, a Look Good Feel Better workshop is coming to town, and area resident and Parlour stylist Donna Dozier is leading the charge. In ...

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A Local Girl’s Guide To Autoimmune Diseases

Written by Clara Briley — COUNTY — 50 million Americans suffer from autoimmune diseases, according to American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDS), and local statistics on the numbers of people who suffer from these conditions in the Central Valley may be even higher. It’s important for the public to know the signs and symptoms in order to increase awareness of these common ...

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Yosemite Expects Extremely Busy Memorial Day Weekend

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park anticipates an extremely busy Memorial Day Weekend. Visitors in personal vehicles arriving late morning through mid-day should expect extensive delays getting into and moving about the park, particularly in Yosemite Valley and Glacier Point. Visitors are urged to enter the park before 9 a.m. or after 6 p.m. in order to avoid traffic congestion and ...

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On Your Mark, Get Set, Start Your Outhouse!

Submitted by Karen Smith — MARIPOSA — The Rotary Mother Load Outhouse Derby Races are coming to Mariposa, and now’s the time to start working on your derby entry! Outhouse Races pit teams of costumed outhouse racers against each other. One person rides inside on the “throne” while the other two team members push the decorated outhouses down the racetrack. ...

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