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Lawson Studios Raises Funds For Victims Of Mountain Area Fires

MARIPOSA — Lawson Studios, local screen printing and design studio, recently presented the Mariposa Community Foundation with a check for $6,416. Lawson Studios designed, produced, and sold hundreds of custom Detwiler Fire shirts and hats to raise funds for victims of the Detwiler Fire. The Lawson team, along with friends and family including Chenise Perry, Kyle Kjobech, Claudia Dysard, Jeff ...

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Toys For Tots Making Christmas Season Joyful For Every Child

MADERA COUNTY — The 2017 Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign in Eastern Madera County has begun with the placement of toy donation boxes and cash donation jars in over five dozen schools, businesses and agencies. Dennis Osantowski, in his 4th year as Toys for Tots Coordinator, says that this may be one of the toughest years for the program ...

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Soroptimists’ Gold Country Chili Cook-Off A Spicy Success

Submitted by Nikki Van Velson — COARSEGOLD — Soroptimist International of The Sierras held their inaugural Gold Country Chili Cook-Off fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 4 at the Coarsegold Community Center and it turned out to be a resounding success, say members of the nonprofit organization. Six chili experts participated in the cook-off, with those attending the event voting for their ...

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Vegetation Fire North Of Oakhurst, Fire Season Isn’t Over

OAKHURST —  Firefighters responded to a vegetation fire on Highway 41 near Road 620 this morning, reminding everyone that fire season is not over, and the Cal Fire burn ban remains in place. Just after 11:30 this morning, crews were called out to a fire that was reported by the first unit at scene to be about one-half acre with ...

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Boy Scouts’ American Flag Retirement Ceremony

OAKHURST — “When the United States flag (Old Glory) becomes worn, torn, faded or badly soiled, it is time to replace it with a new flag, and the old flag should be ‘retired’ with all the dignity and respect befitting our nation’s flag,” according to the Boy Scouts of America. “The traditional method of retirement is to incinerate the flag.” ...

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Juvenile Driver Arrested For Suspicion Of DUI After Crash

OAKHURST – A 17-year-old male from Coarsegold was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after a crash in Oakhurst last night. Just after 9 p.m., the young man was traveling west on Road 426 just west of School Road (427) in a blue 1986 Toyota pickup. According to CHP, the driver of the Toyota crossed into oncoming traffic, ...

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Little Church On The Hill Holds Veterans Day Service

OAKHURST — Veterans Day will be observed at the Little Church on the Hill in the Oakhill Cemetery on Saturday, Nov. 11 with a 10 a.m. service. This service will give thanks for the sacrifice of thousands of men and women and will include patriotic hymns, a short message, prayers and readings. The public is invited to attend. Rev. David ...

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Theater, Music, Art, Imagery: Diary Of Anne Frank At YHS

OAKHURST — The Yosemite High School Theater Arts Department presents the classic coming of age story told during World War II, from a young girl’s perspective, in The Diary of Anne Frank. The production will be presented in a Living Museum theatrical format, says Department Chair Lars Thorson. That will include live music, video projections, and a degenerate art show ...

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Don’t Fall For This Latest IRS Phone Scam

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – The Internal Revenue Service is warning people to beware of a new scam, where fraudsters call to demand an immediate tax payment through a prepaid debit card, or you will be arrested. This scam is being reported across the country, and with reports that many in the Central Sierra are being targeted, taxpayers should be alert to ...

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ACT Dog Of The Week: Meet Mighty Tiny Ulysses

The Animal Compassion Team (ACT) foster and adoption program has a new Dog of the Week for SNO. Here’s what he has to say. “Hi, my name is Ulysses and my foster mom says I am a very happy 10-week-old Chihuahua and Terrier mix puppy. I get along great with other dogs and cats and love every human I meet. ...

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