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32nd Annual Rotary Crab Fee, This Saturday

OAKHURST – Time to come on out and get crabby, as the 32nd annual Rotary Club of Oakurst Sierra Crab Feed returns to town on Saturday, Feb. 3. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets to the big crab feed at the Oakhurst Community Center are $45 each, for a meal that includes bread, salad, pasta and all-you-can-eat crab. All proceeds from ...

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Mono Storytelling At North Fork Rancheria Community Center

NORTH FORK — The Sierra Mono Museum invites the community to a very special winter event, as elders Gaylen Lee, Leona Chepo and other special guests gather for Mono storytelling. The event is on Saturday, Feb 3, from 1 – 3 p.m. The cost is $5 per person and the public is welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be provided. Come ...

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“Little Fires Everywhere” For Branches’ Book Club

OAKHURST — Join in with friends, neighbors and other bibliophiles as Branches Books & Gifts launches Branches Book Club beginning on Wednesday, Feb. 28th at 2 p.m. The book for discussion is Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. Open to the public and focusing mainly on current bestselling fiction and occasionally nonfiction selections, the club will be led by Cindy ...

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Gold Dust Dancers Offer Freebies For Newbies

OAKHURST — The Gold Dust Dancers Square and Line Dance Club will offer free sessions for new square dancers at the Oakhurst Community Center beginning Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 7 to 8:15 p.m., with caller Jan Pearson. Everyone is welcome, including couples, singles and families with children in the 4th grade and up. The class is open for three weeks ...

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Over the Garden Fence: Prune Fruit And Nut Trees Now

By Bob Labozetta, Master Gardener —  In the last article of OtGF, we covered the proper techniques for planting bare root fruit and nut trees. If you have not yet, now is the time to prune such trees. By pruning at the time of planting (or close to it), you will more easily shape it to a desirable structure that ...

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Coarsegold Chamber Installation Dinner And Awards

COARSEGOLD — The Coarsegold Chamber of Commerce 2018 Installation Dinner and Award Presentation was held at Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino on Friday, Jan. 12. Guests enjoyed a delicious meal with members of the business community, while awards were given out for Volunteer, Business, Man, and Woman of the Year. To cap off a successful twelve months, the 2018 Coarsegold ...

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Yosemite’s Tuolumne Winter Rangers Say, “Think Snow”

YOSEMITE — Tuolumne Winter Rangers Laura and Rob Pilewski’s latest blog post from the field: Tuolumne Meadows Winter Conditions Update for January 24, 2018 New snow [as of Jan. 24): 6 inches Total settled snow depth: 10 inches (at 8,600 feet) High temperature: 45°F (January 23) Low temperature: -5°F (January 21) Ski Conditions and Weather This was the first week ...

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Mariposa Master Gardener Award Recipients

MARIPOSA — Mariposa Master Gardeners started the new year off nicely by announcing honors for members. Belinda Gilbert was named Volunteer of the Year, while special thanks of appreciation was offered for the contributions of office manager, Debbie Wass. Elna Philbert was awarded Honorary Status and Bob Labozetta was recognized as the Rising Star. Receiving a bee pin for 100 ...

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Forrest Burrell Murlen Updike, Jr.

OAKHURST — Forrest Burrell Murlen Updike, Jr. passed away peacefully on Jan. 11, 2018 at the age of 70 in Oakhurst, CA.. Also known as Woody or Butch, Forrest was born in Tiffen, Ohio on Dec. 24, 1947 to Forrest Sr. and Margaret Marie. He grew up in Bloomington/Richfield, Minnesota, graduating from Richfield High School before enlisting in the Navy, ...

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YUSD: Montalto Selected As Provisional Trustee To Area 4

OAKHURST — Yosemite Unified School District announces that Stacey Montalto has been selected to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Joe Smith in Trustee Area 4. “Effective January 8, 2018, Board Trustee for Area 4 of Yosemite Unified School, Joe Smith, retired from office,” reads the district’s public notice. “January 22, 2018, Stacey Montalto was appointed as Provisional ...

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