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Dream It, Be It: Soroptimist Conference For Girls

Submitted by Nikki Van Velson —  OAKHURST —  Soroptimist International of The Sierras presents their third annual “Dream It – Be It” Conference for high school girls. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 20 at the Oakhurst Community Center. Registration is from 8:30 – 9 a.m., followed by the conference from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is free ...

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Yosemite Unified Extends Board Member Application Date

OAKHURST — The Yosemite Unified School District (YUSD) has extended the Board Member Application deadline by one week, for anyone who may be interested in filling the position of Trustee for Area 4. The new date that Board Member Applications must be received in the YUSD office is Thursday, Jan. 18 at 4 p.m. Previously, the last day to apply was ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through Jan. 7, 2018

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Jan. 1 to Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. Oakhurst report of plasma in parking lot On Monday, Jan. 1 at 8:33 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 40000 block of Hwy 41 regarding plasma in a parking lot. Report written and case closed. ...

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ACT Dog Of The Week: Big Boy

Here’s what the Animal Compassion Team (ACT) foster and adoption Dog of the Week for SNO has to say: “Hi! I am Big Boy! I am a gorgeous Husky and Shepherd mix who is about one year old. My foster mom says I am a very friendly and happy boy who is great in the car and in a leash. ...

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HOW Dinner Honors Lauren Steinglass

BASS LAKE — The nonprofit group Helping One Woman (HOW) will convene for the first time this year on Wednesday, Jan. 17 at Ducey’s, to honor Lauren Steinglass. The evening of food, fundraising and friendship begins at 6 p.m. and takes place upstairs in the bar and grill. Lauren is a single mother of two beautiful children, James and Emma, whose ...

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Yosemite Unified School District Board Meets Jan. 8

OAKHURST — The Regular​ ​Meeting​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Yosemite​ ​Unified​ ​School​ ​District Board​ ​of​ ​Trustees will take place on Monday,​ ​Jan. ​8,​ beginning at 6:30 p.m. with a Call to Order, Approval of Agenda, and Public Comment Regarding Closed Session Items, followed by a Closed Session and resuming with an Open Session at approximately 7:45 p.m. The meeting is scheduled for the library at ...

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Winter Storm Warning And Flash Flood Watch

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service is reporting that heavy rain and gusty winds will develop over much of central and southern California by Monday, Jan. 7, which may result in debris flows and mudslides due to the recent wildfires. Winter Storm Warning  In Yosemite, a Winter Storm Warning is in effect from 10 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8 to ...

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Supervisor Tom Wheeler Hosts Town Hall Meeting In Oakhurst

OAKHURST — District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler will hold his first Town Hall meeting of the new year on Thursday, Jan. 11, at the Oakhurst Community Center from 6 to 8 p.m. On the agenda are updates from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office, and Cal Fire and Madera County Fire. Madera County Clerk-Recorder Rebecca Martinez will talk about changes to ...

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Firefighters Invited To Attend Taping Of “The Ellen Show”

CALIFORNIA — NBC television host Ellen DeGeneres is inviting local firefighters to attend a taping of her show as a way to say “thank you” for the service they provide, statewide. Ellen took time in her first broadcast of the new year to thank the people who responded to fires that threatened the Santa Barbara-area home she shares with Portia ...

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Meet Up For Meatless Mondays With Vegan Potluck

OAKHURST — A growing group of locals from towns around the foothills are meeting monthly for a vegan potluck dinner, and all those who wish to participate are welcome. “Anyone who is curious at all about healthier eating or ‘what does a vegan eat,’ or anyone who is slightly open to being exposed to something different than the status quo ...

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