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Academic Decathlon Lecture Day: World War II

MADERA COUNTY — Chawanakee Academy, Minarets High, Minarets Charter High, and Yosemite High School decathletes will join students from throughout California for the Madera County Academic Decathlon Lecture Day on Thursday, Oct. 27.  Valley experts will lecture on six subject areas to more than 600 students from throughout the state. “We are excited once again to provide this opportunity to ...

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Have You Received Your Property Tax Bill?

MADERA COUNTY – Over 56,000 tax bills are being mailed out this week, representing over $160 million in property taxes. The various bond charges and direct charges are included on the tax bills. “It’s that time of year again,” reports Tracy Kennedy, Madera County Treasurer-Tax Collector. “We have just begun the printing and mailing process of our property tax bills. ...

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Motorhome Accident On Highway 41

O’NEALS — Emergency responders are at scene of an accident on Highway 41 just south of Road 200. Just before 12:30 p.m. reports of the crash began coming in. When CHP arrived at the scene, they reported that a motorhome had been towing an SUV, when for unknown reasons, it crashed off the roadway, overturning both vehicles. Madera County Fire ...

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Hillside Baptist’s 8th Annual Shoe Giveaway

NORTH FORK — Once again the generous folks at Hillside Baptist Church will be providing those in need with new shoes ahead of winter. This Saturday, Oct. 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., North Fork, Wishon and O’Neals children who are pre-kindergarten to 12th grade and in need of shoes are invited to come by the church and have ...

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DSA Raises Over $100,000 For Madera Sheriff K9 Program

MADERA COUNTY — The newly reinvigorated K9 program at the Madera County Sheriff’s Office has just received another major financial boost with the donation of over $24,000. Chief Civil Deputy Mike Motz, president of the Madera County Deputy Sheriff’s Association (DSA), presented a check for $24,300 to the Board of Supervisors this morning, bringing their fundraising total for the K9 ...

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Grand Re-Opening At Historic Hardware Store

B & B Hardware sees new life and a new owner. NORTH FORK — In this little town with a big heart lies one of California’s rare commodities these days – an old time hardware store with all the charm to boot. B & B Hardware has been around as long as most of us can remember and for the ...

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Sheriff’s Local Crime Log Through Oct. 16

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Oct. 10 to Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016: Oakhurst minor assaulted  On Monday, Oct. 10 at 9:44 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 49000 block of Road 427 (School Road) regarding a report of a minor being slapped by an adult. Report taken, evidence ...

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Minarets Soccer Luncheon And Raffle

O’NEALS — The Minarets boys and girls soccer teams are hosting a Luncheon and Raffle Fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 11:30 a.m in the Minarets gym. All proceeds will go to helping expand our soccer program and buying much needed equipment. This is the first year that the girls and boys are going to host this event together. Also this ...

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Don’t Torch Off Those Burn Piles Yet!

SIERRA FOOTHILLS — As cooler weather rolls in, the urge to torch off those burn piles is only natural. However, Cal Fire Battalion Chief Troy Cheek warns that the fire danger has not been mitigated, and a burn ban remains in place. “We don’t foresee the ban being lifted until well into November or December,” says Cheek. “We’re going to ...

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Madera County Considers Vote To Fund Fire And Sheriff

MADERA COUNTY — With a Public Safety Tax proposed for a special election in March 2017, efforts to educate the public and gather feedback are well underway. Last night at a Town Hall meeting in Ahwahnee, Georgiena Vivian of VRPA Technologies, made a presentation about the proposed tax, why it is needed, and how the funds would be collected, administered ...

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