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Judi Hussain escaped from the big city to the wilds of eastern Madera County over thirty years ago. During her time here she’s worked at selling doors and windows, coordinated Road Scholar adventures at a local conference center and served as visitor center coordinator for Visit Yosemite Madera County. After the COVID shutdown upended her world, she "enjoyed" her first retirement months ever and couldn't wait to get back to work. When offered a position in January 2021 as the chamber administrator for Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce, she grabbed it and held on tight. Her diverse passions include hiking, beading, dog mushing (observer, not participant), travel, writing and languages. The shutdown offered an opportunity to expand on her journeys to Israel in 2016 and 2018, and she’s now studying Hebrew in preparation for a return to the land she uexpectedly grew to love. She’s investigating other travel prospects, as well, targeted toward the end of 2022.

YUSD Board Member Retires, Will Continue to Work Statewide

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AHWAHNEE – Veteran school trustee Monika Moulin retires from her seat on the Yosemite Unified School District Board of Trustees at the end of the year, it was announced this week.  Her current term ends December 2022. The Ahwahnee resident has served on the Oakhurst-based district’s governing board since the unification of the former Yosemite High School District and its feeder ...

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Marine Corps. Holds Memorial Day Ceremonies

Oakhurst- The Marine Corps League (#1121) in Oakhurst, together with the Veterans of Foreign Wars (#8743), hosts the annual Avenue of the Flags for Memorial Day (May 30th) at Oakhill Cemetery. “We are seeking veterans and their families to help put up the flags at 07:30 a.m. and take them down at 3:30,” said Maryann Enciso, the VFW Commander. The ...

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Oakhurst Chamber Presents Candidates’ Forum on Monday

Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce offers the community an opportunity to meet candidates for district 5 supervisor, assessor, sheriff/coroner and superior court judge on Monday, May 2. The event takes place at the Oakhurst Community Center, 39800 Road 425b, Oakhurst. Doors open at 5:30 pm, and presentations begin at 6:00 pm. Rotary International District Governor Tim Madden will be the ...

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The Week’s Events April 26 thru May 2

OAKHURST—Spring’s definitely here with the Annual Coarsegold Rodeo this week and Bass Lake’s 41st Annual Fishing Derby, with over $55,000 in tagged fish.  Make your plans now to participate in these events as well as the other happenings around the area. Check out the first Jazz Train of the season at the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad on Sunday. What ...

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Oakhurst Chamber Hosts Community Mixer

Oakhurst Area Chamber Office

OAKHURST—Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce invites the community to an open house/mixer at its office on Thursday, April 21. The festivities take place from 5 pm to 7 pm and will feature cuisine from Glow Cafe; beer, wine and soft drinks “on the house” and—best of all—networking with friends and business associates new and seasoned. Lynn Fullmer provides the music ...

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The Week’s Events Through April 24

OAKHURST—Easter is over, Passover is past and spring is working hard to emerge.  We still can’t put away the winter clothing since winter keeps reappearing once a week or so. Let’s enjoy whatever weather we get while partaking of the marvelous events occurring during this week–and beyond. If you’re wondering about the status of visits to Yosemite National Park, check with ...

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Passover Celebrations in the Mountain Community

NORTH FORK—While Christians celebrate Easter this year on April 17, Jews will already have embarked on their celebration of Passover, called Pesach in Hebrew.  This holiday, whose traditions have been passed down from grandfather to father to son for generations, recounts the Exodus of Jews from Egyptian slavery. It has been called the Festival of Liberation and is one of ...

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Small Town Attitude, Big Resources

OAKHURST—Premier Valley Bank prides itself on its small-town feel and approach to doing business. Many of its customers have banked there since its inception as Yosemite Bank back in 1977. A misconception seems to circulate among some local residents that when Yosemite Bank changed its branding to Premier Valley Bank, ownership had changed. This is not true. Ownership, local leadership ...

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The Week’s Events through April 17

OAKHURST—Looks like the Easter Bunny is hop-hop-hopping around the area this week all the way from Fish Camp to Bass Lake to parts beyond. If you don’t feel like coloring Easter eggs, there are plenty of adult options to choose from as well. And who’s to say that adults can’t have fun coloring eggs! Of special note this week is the ...

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