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New Owners Open Cafe In North Fork Slim’s Location

NORTH FORK — Just a few weeks after Slim’s Koffee Shak closed its doors in downtown North Fork, a group of locals has purchased some of the business’ equipment and furnishings and is breathing new life into the location. A partnership has been formed between Lisa Clark, Art and Mary Ellen Cruz, and Jacob and Heather Vitalec-Perry, to redesign the ...

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Mountain Lion Reports Put North Fork School On Lockdown

NORTH FORK — Reports of a mountain lion near the North Fork Elementary School this morning prompted a lockdown of the campus for nearly three hours. At about 9 a.m., four students reported seeing a mountain lion near the perimeter of the school campus. The school was put on lockdown, and a phone message was sent out by principal Jared ...

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Reserve Your Spot For “Age Well, Drive Smart” CHP Class

OAKHURST — Senior drivers are invited to register now for a free class at the Oakhurst CHP Office. Driving is a complex skill that may diminish as a person ages. The ability to drive safely is affected by changes in one’s physical and mental conditions. Many of these changes take place as we get older, though in different ways and ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through Jan. 21

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Jan. 15 to Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. Oakhurst commercial burglary On Monday, Jan. 15 at 7:11 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 49000 block of road 426 in regards to a commercial burglary. Statements were collected, photos were taken of scene, items ...

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Circle Of Hearts: Bringing Song And Love To Life’s Transitions

MOUNTAIN AREA — Poet Heinrich Heine said, “Where words leave off, music begins.” And this is also where Circle of Hearts comes in. Be it for sickness, while regaining wellness, or even on the threshold of death, a group of local women are opening their hearts and singing together for others, to provide love and comfort in transitional times. The ...

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One Tribe Global: Manifesting Health Through Nature

OAKHURST — The local nonprofit organization One Tribe Global is offering a trio of courses on health and nature. The classes include Manifestation of Health, Seeds of Health – Connection to Nature, and Seeds of Health – From Concept to Action. The three-hour sessions are held at the Oakhurst Library in the Community Room, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ...

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Gold Dust Dancers Offer Freebies For Newbies

OAKHURST — The Gold Dust Dancers Square and Line Dance Club will offer free sessions for new square dancers at the Oakhurst Community Center beginning Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 7 to 8:15 p.m., with caller Jan Pearson. Everyone is welcome, including couples, singles and families with children in the 4th grade and up. The class is open for three weeks ...

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Dogs Of The Week: Twins!

The Animal Compassion Team (ACT) foster and adoption program has a two-fer again this week. Meet the adorable Chihuahua twins Chamomile and Earl Grey. These two fun loving, eight-to-nine week old pups will steal your heart the second you meet them. They do not have to get placed in the same home, but can if someone wants both of them, ...

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Yosemite Unified: Special Meeting To Select New Trustee

OAKHURST — A special meeting of the Yosemite Unified School District Board of Trustees will convene on Monday, Jan. 22, in the district board room, starting at 6:30 p.m. The board room is located at 50200 Road 427. Candidates from Area 4 will be interviewed by the Board for the Trustee position vacated by Joe Smith. Applications for the position were ...

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County Recommendations For Yosemite Unified School District

OAKHURST — In a recent letter to the president of the Yosemite Unified School District Board of Trustees, the Madera County Superintendent of Schools (MCSOS) changed the certification of the district’s First Interim report for the current fiscal year to negative, assigned a fiscal adviser, and outlined requirements the district must follow in a timely manner, in order to recover from ...

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