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Jackie Byers Named Heritage Days Parade Grand Marshal

OAKHURST — When the 21st annual Mountain Heritage Days Parade steps off on Saturday, Sept. 16 at 10 a.m., look for the one-and-only Jackie Byers sitting atop a pink Cadillac — she’s the Grand Marshall. Jackie has been many things to many people over the course of her residency in the foothills. Mother, teacher, coach, friend, choir director, accompanist and ...

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Award-Winning Pianist John Nilsen In Concert

OAKHURST — If you’re in the mood to hear beautiful music this weekend, look no further than the concert taking place this weekend in Oakhurst. Award-winning pianist John Nilsen will take to the ivories on Saturday, Aug. 19 at the New Community United Methodist Church. The concert starts at 3 p.m. and it’s free. John Nilsen is a pianist, guitarist, ...

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Marijuana Eradication Ops On Miami And Lewis Creeks

OAKHURST — Law enforcement officers were busy today in the Miami and Lewis Creek areas north of Oakhurst, eradicating several large marijuana grows from public lands. Members of CAMP (Campaign Against Marijuana Planting) worked in short-haul teams out of the Batterson Work Station heliport, removing plants and the accompanying infrastructure from illegal grows on the Sierra National Forest. A short-haul ...

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Important Service Interruption Notice From The Universe

Greetings Earthlings. This is to notify you that at noontime on August 21 along a 70 mile wide path extending from Oregon to South Carolina, sunlight will be unavailable for about two-and-a-half minutes. Do not panic, this is a scheduled outage. In fact, it has been scheduled for millions of years. If you are not in the path you will ...

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Goonies In The Park This Friday

OAKHURST — Get ready for fun! Pack up your chairs, blankets, neighbors and kids, as Oakhurst Community Park hosts free Movies In The Park this Friday, Aug. 18. The family-friendly event takes place starting around dusk; food and drinks will be available for purchase. Proceeds from concession sales are being set aside to pay for a future splash pad in ...

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Crash Sends Oakhurst Woman To The Hospital

OAKHURST — A three-vehicle accident at the intersection of Highway 41 and Road 426 yesterday resulted in an Oakhurst woman being airlifted to a Fresno hospital. Just after 4 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 14, Audrey Sailors, 90, of Oakhurst, was northbound on Highway 41 in a 2005 Lincoln, in the right turn lane at Road 426, according to CHP. She ...

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Bookstore Open For One Day On Oakhurst College Campus

OAKHURST — Students at the Oakhurst Community College Center (OCCC) have a one-time chance to buy books and other supplies on the OCCC campus Friday, August 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. OCCC students would normally have to buy their books and supplies online or in person at the Madera Community College Center (MCCC) bookstore. This week the MCCC ...

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Mountain House Nears Completion (No, Really!)

OAKHURST– People driving by the Mountain House may have noticed improvements to the iconic building located on the corner of Highway 41 and Bass Lake Road 222, and wondered when the project will be complete. Will it be a restaurant or an office space? General contractor Steve Gabbard, owner of Oakhurst-based Sun Construction, is happy to clear up some of ...

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Library Workshop: Authors Reveal Their Secrets

Written by Celeste Wheeler — OAKHURST — Five local published authors who write on a variety of subjects from children’s books to romance, mystery and the paranormal will share the “secret sauce” to becoming a successful published author at an Oakhurst Branch Library Workshop scheduled from 10:30 to noon on Saturday, Aug. 26. Authors Linda Kane, Krista Lynn, Sandra McCart ...

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“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change!” At GCT

OAKHURST — “Just think of Seinfeld set to music,” say promoters behind the scenes of the newest production hitting the stage at the Golden Chain Theatre, starting Friday night, Aug. 4. “This celebration of the mating game takes on the truths and myths behind that contemporary conundrum known as the relationship,” as players present a comedy-musical revue that “pays tribute to ...

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