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Dr. Essex Retires, Yosemite Dental Care Expands

OAKHURST — Longtime local dentist Dr. David Essex has retired, and ownership of his practice has transferred to Yosemite Dental Care, expanding from Mariposa to provide Oakhurst with a familiar brand of dental service. The office is located at 49722 Road 426, Suite 104, in Oakhurst. “I have been lobbying Yosemite Dental Care in Mariposa for years, stating that when they were ready, I would ...

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Battle Of The Badges Softball Tourney At YHS

OAKHURST — Don’t miss the “pitched battle” already heating up ahead of this Saturday’s Battle of the Badges Slow Pitch Softball Tournament at Yosemite High School. The community is invited to enjoy a day of friendly but fierce competition and cheer on their favorite teams, while helping to raise much-needed funds for the Lady Badgers softball teams. This family-oriented event ...

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Harden Your Home Against Wildfire — What Does That Mean?

By Roger Maybee — One way or the other, by now you have probably heard the terms “firewise” and “harden your home.” But what does it really mean? Being firewise is being knowledgeable on how wildfire behavior affects you. Hardening your home against wildfire just means taking steps to improve the chance of your home and structures withstanding ignition by ...

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Yosemite Western Artists Tri-County Show

OAKHURST — Join Yosemite Western Artists for their most important annual art exhibition and competition of the year. It’s the 45th Tri-County Art Show, with a reception on Saturday, Apr. 22 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Gallery 5 in Oakhurst. The exhibit runs through April 30. Oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, mixed media, drawing, photography, sculpture and other three-dimensional artwork ...

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Math Students Experience Ups And Downs Of Engineering

By Robin Ward — OAKHURST — First and foremost, I love my job as a fifth grade teacher at Oakhurst Elementary school, where I have taught going on ten years now. It is also amazing to be part of a community that wraps its arms around the success of our children and embraces the success that kind of spirit fosters. ...

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Murder Trial In Bass Lake Stalled Due To Juror Shortage

BASS LAKE — The first murder trial to take place at the Bass Lake courthouse in several years was delayed today due to a lack of jurors. Jury selection began yesterday in Bass Lake Superior Court in the murder and attempted murder trial of George Taylor-Windsor, 26, who moved to California recently from Wyoming. He faces 30 years to life ...

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Homeowners’ Financial Assistance To Fell Dead Trees

MOUNTAIN AREA — The Coarsegold Resource Conservation District (CRCD) anticipates that they will have some money to help qualified homeowners who need to fell dead trees within 100-feet of their dwelling. “The money comes from the Cal Fire Department of Forestry and Fire Protection – Tree Mortality grant,” explains Anne Melrose, Executive Director of the CRCD. “We are hoping to offer funds to ...

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Yosemite High Theater Arts Sows “Wild Oats”

OAKHURST — Yosemite High School Theater Arts Department is proud to present Wild Oats, a comic romance of the old west by James McClure. The show opens this week, on Thursday, Apr. 20. Wild Oats runs for three nights through Saturday, Apr. 22, at the YHS theater, starting at 7 p.m. The raucous comedy combines a little bit of Shakespeare, ...

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Services For Albert Moody, 1939 – 2017

COARSEGOLD — Services for beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend Albert (Al) Moody will be held on Friday, Apr. 21 at Our Lady of the Sierra Catholic Church in Oakhurst. A local artist and Green Bay Packers backer, Mr. Moody passed away at home in Coarsegold on Sunday, Apr. 9, after a seven-year battle with cancer. Born on Aug. 9, ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Apr. 16

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Apr. 10 to Sunday, Apr. 16, 2017: North Fork warrant citation On Monday, Apr. 10 at 9:34 a.m. a deputy contacted a male subject in the 32000 block of Road 222 who was cited and released for an outstanding misdemeanor warrant. Case ...

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