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Boys & Girls Club Giving Away Free School Supplies

OAKHURST — Any student in the community who needs school supplies is welcome to stop by the Boys and Girls Club today between 4 and 6 p.m. — thanks to generous donations, they are giving the goods away for free. Free school supplies to be given out include backpacks, notebooks, flashcards, pens and pencils, erasers and other basics. BGC volunteer ...

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Cause 4 Paws Summer Sales And Discounts

OAKHURST — Local thrift shop, A-Cause-4-Paws is celebrating August with a blockbuster shoe and purse sale and deep discounts for some of those who need it most. All through the month, the store is offering Mariposa fire victims a 50 percent discount storewide. “We hope this discount helps them with the traumas that they’ve experienced over the past weeks,” says ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through July 30

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, July 24, to Sunday, July 30, 2017: Coarsegold theft On Monday, July 24 at 1:48 p.m. a deputy was dispatched to a call regarding a theft and vandalism. After several unsuccessful attempts to contact the reporting party by phone, the deputy met ...

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Oakhurst Resident Dies In Crash On Highway 120

TUOLUMNE COUNTY — One person is dead and another seriously injured after a single-vehicle accident near Sonora last week. Wayne Dubois, 82, and Artha Dubois, 79, both of Oakhurst, were eastbound on Highway 120 near Buck Meadows in a 1999 Chevrolet pickup at approximately 55 miles per hour, according to CHP. Artha Dubois was driving, and apparently lost control of ...

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Extreme Registration Time At Oakhurst College

OAKHURST — State Center Community College District will hold its fall semester Extreme Registration on Friday, Aug. 4 from 2 – 7 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 5 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Extreme Registration is a one-stop shop that offers everything a student will need to enroll at Oakhurst Community College Center, Fresno City College, Reedley College, Clovis Community ...

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Get Ready For National Night Out In Oakhurst

OAKHURST — This week in the Old Mill Shopping Center a very special event is taking place, and everyone is invited to participate. It’s National Night Out, a community awareness-raising event, set for Tuesday, Aug. 1, from 6 – 9 p.m. National Night Out is put on this year by the Madera County Sheriff’s Department, designed to highlight the important ...

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AAUW Backpack Project Includes Families Hit By Wildfire

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa AAUW Backpack Project gift registry website has been updated to help accommodate children whose homes have been damaged or destroyed during the fire. Children with homes damaged or destroyed in the north who attend Greeley Hill – Coulterville school in Greeley Hill will be included. The drop off date has been extended to Friday, Aug. 4. The ...

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Free Preschool For Children At Head Start

MOUNTAIN AREA — Got little ones? The Madera/Mariposa Regional Head Start preschool program is currently accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year. Beginning this year, Mountain Head Start in North Fork will offer a full day program of six hours. Oakhurst Head Start continues with a three-and-a-half hour afternoon program. Services include early childhood education, medical and dental screening and ...

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Update On Plans For Oakhurst Community College

OAKHURST — In June 2016 voters approved Bond Measure C, State Center Community College’s capital improvement bond. Not long after it passed, community outreach began, with representatives of the State Center Community College District (SCCCD) holding a series of public meetings, and a committee formed to oversee the distribution of some $485 million for facilities construction and expansion. Oakhurst is ...

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EMC SPCA Seeks Volunteers Who Love Pets

Submitted by Sharon Fitzgerald — OAKHURST — The EMC SPCA would like to invite you to make a contribution to mountain area animals by volunteering to help with local projects. At this time we are establishing a larger foster program and will be holding meetings over the next couple of months to provide information about how to become a foster. ...

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