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Let Sheriff’s Deputies Know “We’ve Got Your Six”

MADERA COUNTY – A group of dedicated and determined citizens has created a new way for residents to support the work of the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. The Madera County Sheriff’s Foundation – a 501(c)3 established to fill essential needs not funded through the County budget – has launched their new website, and invites everyone to check it out and ...

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Madera County Hosts Public Reforestation Workshop

OAKHURST — Cal Fire, the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and UC Extension, in partnership with Madera County District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler’s office, will be hosting a Reforestation Workshop for forest land owners and foresters on Thursday, Apr. 27, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Oakhurst Community Library. This workshop is appropriate for landowners of any sized property ...

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Projects Being Funded Through Rural Fire Fee

MARIPOSA — As the State’s annual Fire Prevention Fee bills are being mailed out to property owners, people often wonder what becomes of the money and whether any of it is being used to their benefit. The Cal Fire Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit would like to answer a few questions regarding the fee and how funds are being used to keep the ...

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Live Your Dream Scholarships Deadline Approaching

OAKHURST – Soroptimist of the Sierras is seeking applicants for the 2017 Live Your Dream Scholarship Awards. This is the last call for the applications as the deadline for the local club is Apr. 5. Applications must be postmarked or hand delivered by Wednesday, Apr. 5 to the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce office located at 40061 Highway 49, Suite ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Mar. 26

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Mar. 20 to Sunday, Mar. 26, 2017: Coarsegold disturbance On Monday, Mar. 20 at 2:42 a.m. a deputy was flagged down at the 46000 block of Lucky Lane regarding a disturbance. The deputy made contact with the female causing the disturbance and ...

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Jordyn And Lauryn Ride To Rein In Hunger

By Lauryn Martin and Jordyn Samper — O’NEALS — As part of our graduating requirements, we are responsible for completing a senior project known as the Senior Legacy Experience, which is unique to our school. Our project entails creating an event and fundraiser, as well as working nearly countless volunteer hours for a community service project. To make everything successful for our SLE ...

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CPUC Proposes 28% Increase In Ponderosa Telephone Rates

NORTH FORK — Residents who have their phone and internet service through Ponderosa are urged to attend a meeting on Monday, Mar. 27, at 5:30 p.m. in North Fork to voice their opinion about a proposed rate increase. In October 2016, Ponderosa filed an application with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) requesting a review of its intrastate revenue requirement ...

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Minarets Spring Sports Progress In Pre-Season

By Ryan McDougald and Zemí Stacy —  O’NEALS — Spring sports teams at Minarets continue to progress into their seasons. Both baseball and softball played more pre-season games, and the new track team competed in their first meet. It was a full week for our athletes, but the work is paying off already, and will continue to be apparent once the ...

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Catch Some Minarets Spring Sports

By Ryan McDougald and Zemí Stacy —  O’NEALS — After a record breaking soccer season, with Varsity boys going into the second round of playoffs, the girls’ team boasting thirteen shutouts, and a hard fought basketball season, the Minarets High School Mustangs’ spring sports teams are gearing up. We have softball, baseball and, for the first time this year, track. ...

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