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Let Sheriff’s Deputies Know “We’ve Got Your Six”

MADERA COUNTY – A group of dedicated and determined citizens has created a new way for residents to support the work of the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. The Madera County Sheriff’s Foundation – a 501(c)3 established to fill essential needs not funded through the County budget – has launched their new website, and invites everyone to check it out and ...

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Madera County Hosts Public Reforestation Workshop

OAKHURST — Cal Fire, the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and UC Extension, in partnership with Madera County District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler’s office, will be hosting a Reforestation Workshop for forest land owners and foresters on Thursday, Apr. 27, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Oakhurst Community Library. This workshop is appropriate for landowners of any sized property ...

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Sierra Mountain Community Baby Shower

OAKHURST — Expectant moms and families of children five-years-old and under are invited to the 6th annual Sierra Mountain Community Baby Shower on Saturday, Apr. 1 at Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church. Personal shoppers will guide moms through rooms filled with new and used infant and toddler clothing, car seats, swings, blankets, diapers, wipes and more. Mothers are welcome to choose items they ...

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A Boy And His Dog And Their Community Service

OAKHURST — Every year at local schools, graduating senior students are tasked with completing a community service activity. When Yosemite High School started up last year, Joe Campbell, 18, was one such student, planning his Senior Project. Once Joe graduates with the Class of 2017, he’s going to pursue International Studies at Southern Oregon University. In the meantime, he still has work ...

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Projects Being Funded Through Rural Fire Fee

MARIPOSA — As the State’s annual Fire Prevention Fee bills are being mailed out to property owners, people often wonder what becomes of the money and whether any of it is being used to their benefit. The Cal Fire Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit would like to answer a few questions regarding the fee and how funds are being used to keep the ...

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Live Your Dream Scholarships Deadline Approaching

OAKHURST – Soroptimist of the Sierras is seeking applicants for the 2017 Live Your Dream Scholarship Awards. This is the last call for the applications as the deadline for the local club is Apr. 5. Applications must be postmarked or hand delivered by Wednesday, Apr. 5 to the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce office located at 40061 Highway 49, Suite ...

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Small Business Seminar And Resource Expo

OAKHURST — Small business owners and entrepreneurs in the area are invited to a pair of free events happening at the Oakhurst Community Center on the same day. Registration is separate for each event, and both take place on Wednesday, April 5. Part one is presented by the State Board of Equalization and part two, which includes a free lunch, is sponsored ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Mar. 26

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Mar. 20 to Sunday, Mar. 26, 2017: Coarsegold disturbance On Monday, Mar. 20 at 2:42 a.m. a deputy was flagged down at the 46000 block of Lucky Lane regarding a disturbance. The deputy made contact with the female causing the disturbance and ...

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Mindfulness And Meditation For Well-Being

Have you ever stared out your window, lost in the beauty of the moment? Maybe you watched the squirrels playing chase around the giant oak tree or just sat and listened to the rain? If you have, then, congratulations! You know how to meditate. On the other hand, if you’ve never quietly enjoyed the setting sun, bees buzzing in the ...

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Sabrina King’s Mission Improvable At YHS

OAKHURST — Yosemite High School senior Sabrina King has been a member of the school’s theater arts department for all four years of attendance, and for her senior project, she’s raising money for the cause. In conjunction with the YHS Advanced Theater Arts class, Sabrina will present Mission Improvable on Thursday and Friday, Mar. 30 and 31, in the Yosemite High School ...

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