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Know A Woman Who Needs HOW Now?

MOUNTAIN AREA — Organizers behind a local nonprofit who specialize in lifting women up one woman at a time are now looking for the public’s help to identify their next recipient. Thanks to the humility of a nominated person who declined the group’s largess, Helping One Woman (HOW) needs a woman to help. “Our recipient for our January dinner lost ...

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YUSD Accepting Applications For Board Trustee Member

OAKHURST — The Yosemite Unified School Board is seeking potential candidates to replace retiring board member, Joe Smith, Yosemite Unified School District (YUSD) announced. Candidates must live in Trustee Area 4 (see full map below). Potential candidates may pick up applications from Raylene Trent at the YUSD district office or email rtrent@yosemiteusd.org to obtain a copy of the application. Questions can ...

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Missing Bass Lake Heights Man Found Safe

BASS LAKE — A man missing from the Bass Lake area has been located and is safe, according to the Madera County Sheriff’s office. Roger Franke left home in Bass Lake Heights early Friday morning, Dec. 15. He was seen around the Bass Lake area later that day, and his bank confirmed a few local transactions. The last time his ...

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Construction Project Begins On Minarets Road

NORTH FORK – A construction project on Minarets Road, originally scheduled to start a week ago, is now underway. Officials have extended the times during which locals only may travel the affected road. Minarets Road is closed beginning Monday, Dec. 18, when repair work will begin. The construction effort will take place seven days per week until the project is ...

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New Year’s Eve Gourmet Dinner, Dancing & Games At ECCO

OAKHURST — Tucked away under the trees on scenic acreage in the Sierra Nevada foothills is a simply beautiful conference center equipped with sweeping views and peaceful trails, while featuring comfortable and affordable accommodations and being blessed with a brilliant executive chef capable of creating mouthwatering cuisine. For anyone who wants to ring in the new year with friends and ...

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Tree Mortality Work Completed By Fire Safe Council

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Fire Safe Council is excited to announce that our contract crews have completed the work at the Greeley Hill Community Center. Crews removed 93 hazardous trees that threatened the Greeley Hill Community Center, Wildwood Chapel, and the Greeley Hill Volunteer Fire Station. “We are elated to know the trees are no longer a threat to key ...

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Everyone Loves A Good Tree Lighting

OAKHURST — Hoards of happy people descended on the Talking Bear corner of Highway 41 and Road 426 in Oakhurst last Saturday night, as the community Christmas tree was lit amidst tremendous excitement. Century 21 Ditton Realty‘s own Belinda Ditton says somewhere between 1,500 to 2,000 people came out and that both the upper and lower parking areas stayed full ...

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“Believe In Christmas” Musical At Golden Chain Theatre

OAKHURST — It’s that time of year again, when a local theater company blessed with triple-threat talent puts on a charming holiday show that all ages will want to attend. “Blizzards, show deadlines, missing performers, and stranded passengers — sounds like the perfect recipe for the holidays, right? Well, it is when you can sing about it!” Click on image ...

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Cause 4 Paws Shuts The Doors: Buy Now Before It’s Gone

OAKHURST — The last day for local thrift shop and animal rescue champion Cause 4 Paws is Saturday, Dec. 23. After nine wonderful years in Oakhurst, the shop is closing for good and the owner, Vickie Deane, is retiring. All inventory goes on blow-out sale: Dec 1 – Dec 20 All items 50% off Thursday, Dec. 21 All items 75% off ...

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Extreme Registration Makes It Easy At Oakhurst College

OAKHURST — State Center Community College District will hold its spring semester Extreme Registration on Friday, Dec. 8 from 2 – 7 p.m. and Wednesday, Jan. 3 from noon – 7 p.m. Extreme Registration is a one-stop shop that offers everything a student will need to enroll at Oakhurst Community College Center, Fresno City College, Reedley College, Clovis Community College, ...

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