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School Safety: ALICE And The Ultimate Game Of Hide And Seek

OAKHURST — Four-hundred-plus kids and you couldn’t hear one of them. In what’s referred to as “the ultimate game of hide and seek,” that’s how we want it. At Oakhurst Elementary School (OES) last week, students in grades K-5 were called to the expansive multi-purpose room for a singular purpose: to practice a safety drill in which they would shelter ...

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Tomorrow Coming Soon – Annie The Musical

OAKHURST — With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. The Golden Chain Theatre presents this classic tale of a child determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage, run by the cruel and embittered Miss ...

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Minarets Press: Suicide Awareness Week

It’s time to discuss a very serious topic: Suicide. It goes without saying that there are many stressful things we go through in life and it can be especially hard for teenagers in high school. With all of life’s difficulties, everyone goes through low points in their lives, even if it’s not the same for each and every person. Stress, ...

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Urgent Need For Volunteer Drivers For Cancer Patients

Written by Karen Kale —  MOUNTAIN AREA — We are in need of more volunteer drivers in Madera County, especially from the foothill communities. It is estimated 600 residents will be diagnosed with cancer this year in Madera County, and for many of them getting to treatments can be their biggest roadblock. A successful transportation assistance program can be a ...

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ACT Pet Of The Week: Hello, Zoey!

The Animal Compassion Team (ACT) foster and adoption Dog of the Week is the adorable and loving Zoey! Zoey is a four-and-a-half-month old Husky who is crate, leash, and house trained. She has been great with every dog and cat she’s met, too. She’s about 26-pounds right now and will be 50 to 60-pounds when full grown. Zoey rides nicely in the ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through Feb. 11

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Feb. 5 to Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. Oakhurst domestic dispute On Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 2:39 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to Chapel Hill Drive regarding a domestic dispute. Upon arrival an investigation ensued and a report was taken for documentation. Coarsegold found ...

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Free Training for New iPhone Owners

OAKHURST — If you’ve taken a leap of faith into the age of technology and purchased an iPhone, you may be wondering how this compact marvel of engineering can actually make your life easier. On Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, a representative from California Phones will be available at the Oakhurst Branch Library from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to offer ...

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Killing Mr. Withers: GTC Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

OAKHURST — Instead of sitting around the house on a fine winter’s eve with your dog and significant other (or maybe your dog is your significant other, in which case, good choice) and wondering, “whodunnit?” when a foul smell wafts through the air — try this! Our own local jewel of a company, Golden Chain Theatre, presents a 1950s Hitchcock-style ...

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Free Workshop For New Animal Disaster Team Members, Join Now

OAKHURST — Are you interested in helping to save animals during the wildland fire season? Join the Central California Animal Disaster Team (CCADT) at this free workshop to learn how you can become a team member. The “Introduction to the CCADT Volunteer Orientation Workshop” will be held on Wednesday, Mar. 7, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the California Highway ...

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Across The Bridge: KRYZ Radio And Sierra News Online

MOUNTAIN AREA — Want to listen to your news for a minute, instead of reading it? For the past year, Sierra News Online has been working in collaboration with KRYZ Community Radio in Mariposa, to provide a regular broadcast of local news and information important to the communities of the Central Sierra. The show is called Across the Bridge, and ...

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