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Local Schools Take Top Honors In 2017 Academic Pentathlon

MADERA COUNTY — The 2017 Madera County Academic Pentathlon culminated with the Super Quiz and Awards Ceremony on Saturday, Apr. 1, naming North Fork School this year’s eighth grade champion and Mountain Home School Charter this year’s seventh grade champion. More than 200 students participated in this five-event academic competition, held on Mar. 17 and Apr. 1.  Students competed in ...

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Memorial Service For Max Stauffer Postponed

FISH CAMP – The Celebration of Life planned for Max Stauffer on Saturday, Apr. 8, at the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad has been postponed, The storm predicted for this weekend has forced the cancellation of the outdoor event, and the family does not have a date set to reschedule at this time. We will update when a new date ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Apr. 2

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Mar. 27 to Sunday, Apr. 2, 2017: Oakhurst found property On Monday, Mar. 27 at 10:13 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to Road 427 regarding a report of found property. During the investigation the found property was collected and later logged for safe ...

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Innovative Ideas For Oakhurst Community College Center

By Dennis Spear — After bond Measure C was passed last summer, setting aside about $25 million for the new Oakhurst Community College Center (OCCC), the project is now in early planning stages and College officials are requesting your ideas for instructional programs which will benefit students and the Oakhurst community. This is a rare opportunity to create a dynamic institution ...

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April Dollar Days At Cause 4 Paws

By Monica McClanahan OAKHURST — Local thrift shop, A Cause 4 Paws, is making room for new summer inventory by offering big savings to shoppers. All winter items in the store are $1. This includes sweaters, scarves, beanies and mittens. Jackets are 50% off as well as all snow gear items like boots, poles, gloves, pants, jumpsuits, and skis. Owner Vicki ...

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Website To Honor Max Stauffer, Shuttle Service To Memorial

FISH CAMP — A website has been created to provide people with information regarding the memorial service planned for Max Stauffer on Saturday, Apr. 8. The site also provides a place where family and friends can leave their thoughts and memories, especially if they are not able to attend. The web address is www.maxmemorial.com. Stella Pizelo will officiate the celebration ...

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Driver Passes Out, Hits Concrete Wall In Oakhurst

OAKHURST — Traffic was slowed in Oakhurst this morning after a pickup pulling a trailer left the roadway and hit the concrete retaining wall at the construction site of the new hotels on Highway 41. Just after 10:30 a.m., a 46-year-old male, driving a flatbed Chevy 3500 out of Atwater, was northbound on SR-41 approaching Winding Way when, for unknown ...

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Elegant Auction For Community Park Features Fab Four

FISH CAMP — The 32nd annual Elegant Auction to benefit Oakhurst Community Park is slated for Saturday, April 8, at Tenaya Lodge. Doors open at 5 p.m., along with silent auction bidding. Guests will be treated to complimentary champagne to sip while placing their bids, in addition to a gourmet buffet, fine desserts, and live music, along with a professional ...

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Lazarcheff Takes Reins Of Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital

OAKHURST — After several months of planning, local veterinarian Dr. Kevin Lazarcheff will take the reins of Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Mark Nagel, OVH owner since 1997, will stay on three days a week as an additional doctor in practice. Kevin Lazarcheff, DVM, is a native of Reno, where he attended the University of Nevada, receiving a Bachelor’s of Science in ...

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New Cigarette Tax Takes Effect

SACRAMENTO — Smoking remains the number one cause of preventable death and disease in California. About 3.1 million, or one out of nine, California adults smoke, and an estimated 34,000 Californians die from smoking-related diseases each year. On April 1, the tax on a pack of cigarettes will increase $2, from $0.87 to $2.87. This increase is a result of ...

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