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Volunteers Pick Up Where School Funding Drops Off

Local Education Foundation to Mountain Area: “Your Kids Are Awesome!” OAKHURST – Creative juices were flowing as 15 excited middle school kids rolled baseball-size mounds of clay in their warm hands, as a prelude to sculpting. So began the newest offering from local nonprofit organization, the Bass Lake Education Foundation (BLEF). Young artists were on hand for the first day ...

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'Dentistry From The Heart' Bring Smiles

Coarsegold Practice Successfully Celebrates “Dentistry From The Heart” COARSEGOLD – Scores of area residents turned out Saturday for Dentistry From The Heart (DFTH), as patients, volunteers and doctors alike deemed the trial event a true success. The day of free dental service was offered on a first-come, first-served basis by Coarsegold Dental, and is now expected to become an annual ...

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New Mountain Lodge Hosts Open 'Haus'

Newly Opened Evergreen Haus: Comfy Mountain Lodging And Affordable Rates OAKHURST – If fabled heroine Goldilocks had found herself at Evergreen Haus before she met the three bears, the fairy tale would have ended right there. According to owner Edward Rainwater, Goldilocks would have pronounced Evergreen Haus “just right.”

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Manna House Gives It All Away

OAKHURST – Push through the double glass doors at Manna House and you’ll instantly feel welcome. Sunlight streams into a large, clean room as volunteers bustle about filling boxes with pantry staples destined for anyone who needs them. A spacious kitchen area has cupboards of basic foods, like beans, soup, sugar, rice and peanut butter, along with several cases of ...

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Everyone Stays Warm Thanks To Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts amass a mountain of coats for mountain area folks COARSEGOLD – 15 girls in Girl Scout Troop 2866 have scoured closets, cleared out cedar chests and successfully collected 250 gently used coats and jackets as part of their “One Warm Coat” community service project. The project is dedicated to redistributing reusable coats, free of charge. The coats, all ...

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Free Smiles Saturday In Coarsegold

Local dentists provide no-cost care – COARSEGOLD – Look for smiles to be a little brighter this weekend, as three area dentists host the mountain community’s first Dentistry From The Heart (DFTH) event, providing a free day of dental care to more than 100 residents. DFTH takes place at Coarsegold Dental on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 8 a.m. to 5 ...

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Spring Valley School Receives First 5 Grant

O’NEALS – Spring Valley School is the recipient of a $2,500 grant to cover much-needed supplies for the school’s transitional kindergarten (TK) and kindergarten, awarded by First 5 of Madera County. TK was created by a California law, passed in 2010, called the Kindergarten Readiness Act. TK offers children with birthdays between September and December a developmentally appropriate curriculum in ...

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Minarets FFA Students Bring Home National Honors

O’NEALS – Six students returned home to Minarets High School as National Champions, after reaping top honors at the prestigious Future Farmers of America (FFA) competition in parliamentary law and procedure, Parli Pro, held over three days in Indianapolis, Indiana. During the FFA Parliamentary Procedure Career Development Event (CDE), teams conduct a mock chapter meeting to show their knowledge of ...

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Rowdy Old Oakhurst 100 Years Ago

Final ‘Friday at Fresno Flats’ this year with local historian Bill Coate OAKHURST – Join with friends, neighbors and a noted historian for the last in this year’s series of dinners and talks, “Friday at Fresno Flats,” at Fresno Flats Historic Village and Park, Cunningham School, located on Road 427 (School Road). Admission is $10.

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