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Marine Corps 242nd Birthday At ECCO

OAKHURST – Registration is now open for the local 242nd birthday celebration of the United States Marine Corps, taking place on Friday, Nov. 10 at Evergreen Conference Center Oakhurst (ECCO). Social hour begins at 5 p.m., with a ceremonial cake cutting at 6 p.m., followed by dinner festivities. Dinner selections are $35 per person, with diners choosing from three entrees: ...

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Madera County Transportation Workshops

OAKHURST — Want to help create a cleaner future in terms of public transportation in the foothills? The Madera County Transportation Commission (MCTC) and its partner agencies have been looking at ways to provide more efficient streets and highways. They want to expand transit use, make space for bicycles and pedestrians, and link land use and transportation. It’s part of an ...

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Hey, Pumpkin! Third Annual Scarecrow Contest Kicks Off

OAKHURST — Fall is here, which means fall fun is about to start, as the fine folks at Branches Books & Gifts invite you to participate in the month-long, annual Oakhurst Scarecrow Contest running from Sunday, Oct. 1 through Tuesday, Oct. 31. The friendly competition is open to all businesses, schools, establishments and anyone who wants to be a little extra ...

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ARTober: A Celebration Of Arts And Culture

OAKHURST —  Here’s some exciting news: Visit Yosemite Madera County is partnering with the arts community in Oakhurst to present ARTober, an entire month dedicated to celebrating arts and culture throughout town. ARTober encourages collaboration and participation from artists, musicians, writers, venues, foodies, and other creatives to showcase all things arts and culture in Oakhurst. The events are designed to ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Sept. 24

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Sept. 18 to Sunday, Sept. 24 2017. Oakhurst warrant citation On Monday, Sept. 18 at 12:46 a.m. a deputy initiated a vehicle stop conducted on the 40000 block of CA-41. The male driver was found to have a $5,000 misdemeanor warrant for ...

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Steve’s Pet Shop Team: Tough Mudders, No Doubt

OAKHURST — What do Tough Mudders and small businesses have in common? They thrive on teamwork, according to the company running the popular 10-12 mile mud and obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to drag participants out of their comfort zone. It’s an endurance event series that tests mental as well as physical strength — that’s a lot like small ...

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Autumnal Equinox 2017: Hello, Fall!

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE — Autumn arrives and, as if on cue, rain clears the air around us. Buckeye withers and leaves drop to the ground, temperatures cool and skies darken earlier. Sweater weather approaches, and we rejoice. Happy fall, y’all! The autumnal equinox, when days and nights are approximately equal in length, arrives this year on Friday, Sept. 22 at precisely ...

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Oakhurst Branch Library Needs Volunteers

OAKHURST– On Tuesday, Sept. 26 the Oakhurst Branch Library will be holding an orientation meeting for new volunteers from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Library branch manager, Dale Rushing, says the library is currently in need of volunteers to perform a variety of tasks at the facility including shelving books and other library materials, setting up for book sales and book mending. ...

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Library Workshop: Stop The Medicare Madness

OAKHURST– Susan Hatch, a licensed, independent insurance agent who represents all Medicare Supplement plan types will discuss issues relating to Medicare at a special workshop at the Oakhurst Branch Library from 10:30 to noon on Saturday Sept. 30. At the seminar, Hatch will address the new political climate in our country and its effect on Medicare as well as California Senate ...

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Fire Destroys Motorhome In Oakhurst

OAKHURST — A motorhome was completely destroyed in a fire just off Road 425B in Oakhurst this morning. Just before 6:30 a.m., firefighters were called out to to reports of a motorhome on fire in a driveway at the end of Chapel Hill Drive. The first unit on scene reported the vehicle fully engulfed in flames, and incoming crews were ...

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