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Forrest Burrell Murlen Updike, Jr.

OAKHURST — Forrest Burrell Murlen Updike, Jr. passed away peacefully on Jan. 11, 2018 at the age of 70 in Oakhurst, CA.. Also known as Woody or Butch, Forrest was born in Tiffen, Ohio on Dec. 24, 1947 to Forrest Sr. and Margaret Marie. He grew up in Bloomington/Richfield, Minnesota, graduating from Richfield High School before enlisting in the Navy, ...

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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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YUSD: Montalto Selected As Provisional Trustee To Area 4

OAKHURST — Yosemite Unified School District announces that Stacey Montalto has been selected to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Joe Smith in Trustee Area 4. “Effective January 8, 2018, Board Trustee for Area 4 of Yosemite Unified School, Joe Smith, retired from office,” reads the district’s public notice. “January 22, 2018, Stacey Montalto was appointed as Provisional ...

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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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Shake It Up Shakespeare At Yosemite High

OAKHURST — Get ready for Shake It Up Shakespeare, the newest production out of the Yosemite High School Theater Arts Department, designed for your entertainment and playing two nights only at a theater near you. Tickets are $3 for all ages, and the show starts at 7 p.m., for Shake It Up Shakespeare, as it opens on Thursday, Jan. 25 ...

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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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