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Oakhurst Boys & Girls Club Members Achieve Big Goals

OAKHURST — Great things are happening every single day the doors fly open at the Oakhurst Boys and Girls Club — which, by the way, is available for local youth this week while school is out. Members recently went toe-to-toe with valley youth in events involving speech and essay writing, and the results are terrific. After months of serious preparation, ...

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Relay For Life: “Together, We Can Beat Our Biggest Rival”

OAKHURST — Together, we can beat our biggest rival, say organizers, as the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Eastern Madera County kicks off its new fundraising season on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Oakhurst Lutheran Church. “Our main reason for having a Kick-Off this Saturday is to get the community excited about our Relay ...

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Tenaya Lodge Interview Days And Hiring Fairs

FISH CAMP — Tenaya Lodge is seeking qualified candidates to join their hospitality team. Interviews will be conducted on-site at the Tenaya Lodge Recruitment Center for part time and full time positions with flexible start dates. No appointment is necessary. Delaware North, which owns Tenaya Lodge, is hiring in areas which may include host, concierge, banquet server, expediter, cook, administrative ...

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Ladies Of The Lakes Host YLP Blood Drive

COARSEGOLD — Ladies of the Lakes and the Central Valley Blood Bank will host a Blood Drive at the Yosemite Lakes Park Clubhouse on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Anyone planning to donate is reminded to hydrate well and eat prior to giving blood. Donors are then invited to sit for a while in the resting ...

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How Dinner In February Honors Maggie McBride

OAKHURST — The nonprofit group Helping One Woman (HOW) will gather next on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at Taqueria Plazuelas to embrace Maggie McBride. The evening of food, fundraising and friendship begins at 6 p.m. Maggie McBride is a hard-working mother of three, married to firefighter Thomas McBride. In May of 2016, Maggie went in for a routine medical check-up and was diagnosed ...

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Wildland Firefighter Auction Benefits Foundation

OAKHURST — Wildland firefighter Josh Willis loves puppies, pizza, naps, and hikes. How do we know? The Wildland Firefighter Foundation’s local auction page told us so. Originally from Long Beach, Josh is just starting his firefighting career here in the Sierra — and you can welcome him and other goodhearted guys and gals with a good strong bid, as the Wildland ...

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Avoid Burst Pipes When It’s Freezing Outside

MOUNTAIN AREA – With temperatures expected to continue below freezing for the next couple of nights, it’s still not too late to insulate exposed plumbing and execute other measures to keep the disaster of burst pipes at bay. Residents who have not already done so are reminded to take precautions such as wrapping exposed metal or plastic pipes that carry water, ...

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Wandering The Madera Wine Trails Weekend

MADERA COUNTY — Wine and chocolate tasters enjoyed the 16th annual Madera Wine Trail’s Wine and Chocolate offerings last weekend, traveling to eight Madera County wineries over two spectacular days to enjoy local award-winning wines. Birdstone Winery, Fasi Estate Winery, Ficklin Winery, Idle Hour Winery, Papagni Wines, San Joaquin Wine Co., Toca Madera Winery, and Westbrook Wine Farm participated. Tasters ...

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Dream It, Be It: Soroptimist Instills Success For Girls

OAKHURST — It was a landmark day for local girls and women as Soroptimist International of The Sierras held their 3rd Annual ‘Dream It – Be It’ Career Conference on at the Oakhurst Community Center, with more than 60 registered from 8th to 12th grade for the free all day event. “The positive response to this year’s Dream It, Be ...

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School Safety: ALICE And The Ultimate Game Of Hide And Seek

OAKHURST — Four-hundred-plus kids and you couldn’t hear one of them. In what’s referred to as “the ultimate game of hide and seek,” that’s how we want it. At Oakhurst Elementary School (OES) last week, students in grades K-5 were called to the expansive multi-purpose room for a singular purpose: to practice a safety drill in which they would shelter ...

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