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Early Morning House Fire On Golden Ball Drive

OAKHURST — Firefighters were called out just after 5 a.m. this morning for reports of a structure fire in the 38000 block of Golden Ball Drive just off Road 426. The first engine at scene reported heavy smoke and flames on one end of the single-story, 1500 square foot home. The two residents were asleep when the fire broke out, ...

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Library Workshop: Learn Basic Computer Skills

OAKHURST — Does the idea of turning on a computer send a chill down your spine, or maybe setting a password makes you want to pass out? Take heart: beginning Wednesday, Jan. 24, the Oakhurst Branch Library will once again offer a free basic computer skills class, and members of the community are invited to sign up now. It’s basically ...

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Sheriff Seeks Public Help Locating Knife-Wielding Subject

OAKHURST — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying a subject who reportedly brandished a knife at CVS employees in Oakhurst tonight. The incident occurred around 6:30 p.m. at the CVS in the Old Mill Shopping Center near Vons, located at 40044 CA-49. The subject is described as a heavy-set, adult male Caucasian wearing ...

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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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The History Mystery #60

A local resident brought this sign in to the Sierra Historic Sights Association (SHSA) recently. It was given to him by a neighbor who had since died. The neighbor had told him that he found it in a forest in 1945. The donor had no idea where in the forest his neighbor found it. The SHSA would like to identify ...

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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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Celebrate Restaurant Month With Local Dining Specials

MOUNTAIN AREA — If you have a taste for the sweet or the savory, or the hoppy, you’ll be happy to know that Visit Yosemite Madera County has deemed January to be Restaurant Month, and a host of local eateries are celebrating. For instance, Ducey’s on the Lake in Bass Lake is offering a prix fixe menu with great value, in ...

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DUI Arrest After Upset And Hit & Run At McDonalds Drive-Thru

OAKHURST — An Oakhurst woman was arrested after she reportedly damaged three vehicles, then fled the scene after a long wait at the drive-through at the Oakhurst McDonald’s last Friday. At about 5 p.m. on Dec. 29, CHP was notified by McDonald’s employees that a woman who ordered at the drive-up window appeared to be intoxicated. After taking her order, ...

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Oakhurst CHP Hosts An Open House For The Public

OAKHURST — The Oakhurst Area CHP Office invites the public to an Open House on Tuesday, Jan. 9, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. There will be coffee, donuts, and delicious baked goods provided by the CHP Senior Volunteers. “If you have ever wondered about this beautiful facility, now’s the time to come tour,” says CHP Public Information Officer Kaci Lutz. ...

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January Audubon Program Will Showcase “Birds of Brazil”

Contributed by Len McKenzie — Brazil evokes many images among Americans–Rio de Janeiro, the Amazon, tropical rainforests and abundant, exotic animals, especially its stunningly colorful birds. Occupying almost half of South America (geographically the fifth largest country in the world), Brazil is home to an immensely rich diversity of avifauna—upward of 1,800 species of birds, more than 200 of them ...

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