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Steve’s Pet Shop Team: Tough Mudders, No Doubt

OAKHURST — What do Tough Mudders and small businesses have in common? They thrive on teamwork, according to the company running the popular 10-12 mile mud and obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to drag participants out of their comfort zone. It’s an endurance event series that tests mental as well as physical strength — that’s a lot like small ...

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Autumnal Equinox 2017: Hello, Fall!

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE — Autumn arrives and, as if on cue, rain clears the air around us. Buckeye withers and leaves drop to the ground, temperatures cool and skies darken earlier. Sweater weather approaches, and we rejoice. Happy fall, y’all! The autumnal equinox, when days and nights are approximately equal in length, arrives this year on Friday, Sept. 22 at precisely ...

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Oakhurst Branch Library Needs Volunteers

OAKHURST– On Tuesday, Sept. 26 the Oakhurst Branch Library will be holding an orientation meeting for new volunteers from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Library branch manager, Dale Rushing, says the library is currently in need of volunteers to perform a variety of tasks at the facility including shelving books and other library materials, setting up for book sales and book mending. ...

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Library Workshop: Stop The Medicare Madness

OAKHURST– Susan Hatch, a licensed, independent insurance agent who represents all Medicare Supplement plan types will discuss issues relating to Medicare at a special workshop at the Oakhurst Branch Library from 10:30 to noon on Saturday Sept. 30. At the seminar, Hatch will address the new political climate in our country and its effect on Medicare as well as California Senate ...

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Fire Destroys Motorhome In Oakhurst

OAKHURST — A motorhome was completely destroyed in a fire just off Road 425B in Oakhurst this morning. Just before 6:30 a.m., firefighters were called out to to reports of a motorhome on fire in a driveway at the end of Chapel Hill Drive. The first unit on scene reported the vehicle fully engulfed in flames, and incoming crews were ...

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Free Child Safety Seat Check-Up Event By Local CHP

OAKHURST — Officers from the California Highway Patrol, along with other certified technicians, will be conducting a car seat check-up event on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church. Did you know that critical misuse for child restraints is about 73 percent? Don’t put your child in danger – let the experts ...

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Get In While You Can: The Trading Post Is Closing

OAKHURST — Bad news and good news: first, the bad news. After a long and successful 37-year run, the well-known and loved Oakhurst business – The Trading Post – will close its doors within the next two months. The good news? “We don’t plan on being gone forever,” says Oakhurst-born co-owner Natashia Burrell. “I’m planning on opening a new shop ...

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Oakhurst Music Festival At Community Park

OAKHURST – Pack your picnic baskets and chairs and bring the whole family out to the Oakhurst Music Festival this Saturday, featuring Jim Savarino, Cloudship, The Soul Galaxy and Saltwater. The Oakhurst Music Festival is presented by Realty Concepts – Oakhurst at the Oakhurst Community Park. Gates open at noon on Saturday, Sept. 23, with the event ending at 7 p.m. ...

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Mountain Heritage Day Parade In Pictures

OAKHURST — There’s that moment when you’re sinking into your chair at a small town parade. It’s a beautiful day, you’ve got a front-row seat, a bottle of water (it’s morning, after all), maybe you have the kids or the grandkids on your lap and — most importantly — you made it to the parade! You put aside the chores, ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Sept. 17

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Sept. 11 to Sunday, Sept. 17 2017. Ahwahnee vandalism On Monday, Sept. 11 at 2:02 a.m. deputy was dispatched to the 59000 block of Road 601 regarding vandalism. Upon arrival an investigation ensued and a report was taken. Case closed due to ...

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