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Free Transportation For Rural Cancer Patients

MOUNTAIN AREA — Nearly 50 percent of cancer patients in Madera and Mariposa counties need assistance with transportation to and from their cancer treatment appointments at cCARE Cancer Center in Fresno. Now, a grant from the American Cancer Society will help fill this gap and give cancer patients locally a fighting chance to access the care they need to beat the disease. ...

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Wildcats’ Global Solar Suitcase For Students In Africa

AHWAHNEE — A graduating class of local middle school students is anxiously awaiting news that portable solar power units they made themselves are delivered more than nine thousand miles away to kids they haven’t met, but hope to help. They’re excited because they know they’re making a difference. Eighth graders at Wasuma Elementary School are still talking about the Solar ...

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Apply Now For Soroptimist “Live Your Dream” Scholarship

OAKHURST – Do you live in the Oakhurst area? Are you a head of household and attending college? If so, you are invited to apply for the “Live Your Dream” Education and Training Awards for Women. The local Soroptimist International of the Sierras Club in Oakhurst is now accepting applications for the 2018 awards. The deadline for applications has been extended ...

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Celebration Of Life For Blake Ricker

Beloved son, brother, uncle and cherished friend Blake Ricker passed away at home on Dec. 31, 2018 at the age of 27. Born with a sunny disposition in Roseville on Feb. 27, 1991, Blake enjoyed the outdoor mountain life of camping, fishing, hiking, riding three-wheelers and spending time with close friends and family. Even as a child, he never knew ...

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Yosemite Unified’s New Superintendent, Glen Billington

OAKHURST — There’s a new superintendent in town when it comes to Yosemite Unified School District. Last month, after a thorough search and participation by staff, students, parents and administration, the Board of Trustees appointed Glen Billington by unanimous vote. “Mr. Billington comes to us with more than twenty-five years’ experience in public education,” notes Interim Superintendent Mike Berg. “He was ...

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The Story Behind New Picnic Benches At Local School

By Kathleen Murphy — OAKHURST — “These picnic tables are huge!” exclaim dozens of kindergarten students at Oakhurst Elementary School. The students are enjoying their new playground picnic tables purchased by the Oakhurst Elementary Parent/Teacher Club (PTC). “We love our new picnic tables,” shares kindergarten teacher Karen Forbes. “The students use them for morning snack time and to chat with their ...

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Lisa’s List: Three Things To Do With Fireplace Ashes

“A pattern can be called a pattern only if it has been applied to a real world solution at least three times,” according to the rule of three. The power of three is universal, representing body, mind and soul. From three piece suits to tricycles and BLTs, wonderful things come in threes. And, as it turns out, if you try something three times ...

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Winter Storm Warning, Flash Flood Watch Continue

MOUNTAIN AREA — Well into the afternoon of Thursday, Jan. 17, storms continue to pound the area with heavy rain and wind in the foothills and snow in the higher country, with the potential for flash flooding in burn scar areas. Flash Flood Watch From 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16 through 10 p.m. Thursday evening.  Flash Flood Watch is in ...

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Free Sierra Foothill Classical Concerts

OAKHURST — Calling all lovers of classical music for two concerts by local musicians: one in Clovis and one right here in the foothills. Pick your pleasure. Presented by the Sierra Foothill Composers’ Co-operative, the concerts will each feature the music of Vivaldi, Quantz, Mozart, Saint-Saëns, Dvořák, and local composer Barbara Ulman. On Saturday, Jan. 26 presents a concert at ...

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Dowling Digs Into Roots Guitar At Coolwater

AHWAHNEE — Coolwater Ranch and the Redwoods kick off their 2019 concert series with guitarist extraordinaire Mike Dowling, on Friday, Jan. 18. Mike digs deep into the musical bag of American roots guitar, favoring the melodic Piedmont style of acoustic blues masters like Mississippi John Hurt and slide great Tampa Red. This artist can’t be pigeonholed as a blues player, ...

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