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Celebrate Solstice With An Evening Of Whine And Noses

OAKHURST – Stop by Western Sierra Nursery on Friday, June 21 for ‘An Evening of Whine and Noses’ to benefit the Eastern Madera County SPCA (EMC SPCA) and help raise funds to outfit the shelter. You can celebrate the longest day of the year with your furry friends and your dogs, too, and get an update on the latest news ...

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Helping One Woman Honors Nancy Hamilton

AHWAHNEE — Join friends and neighbors at The Hitching Post on Wednesday, June 19, as the nonprofit group Helping One Woman (HOW) honors Nancy Hamilton. The event begins at 6 p.m. and you’ll be greeted at the door for sign-in. Your reservation will secure a seat for your meal and tables will be shared as the community gathers to support ...

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SAR Teams Demo Swift Water Rescues In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — The Merced River pushes past spectators with enormous gusto, as temperatures rise and the annual spring runoff causes rivers and creeks to run very high. This cold and swiftly moving water creates a hazard even for the strongest of swimmers. In the past decade there have been 22 water-related fatalities within Yosemite National Park, according to authorities. Many ...

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Secure That Summer Job! Tenaya Hosts Career Fair In Oakhurst

OAKHURST — With the new cabins at Tenaya Lodge nearly ready to begin hosting guests, and the newly remodeled Jackalopes restaurant open for business, the folks at Tenaya Lodge continue to expand their team. To find just the right people to fill the new positions, Tenaya will host a job fair at their Oakhurst Recruitment Center on Wednesday, June 19, from 10 ...

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Full ‘Strawberry’ Moon For June

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE – Known as the honey moon for its sometimes-amber color, or strawberry moon for seasonal abundance, the June moon is technically full on Monday, June 17 at 1:30 a.m. The moon will rise tonight as the sun is setting. “On both June 16 and 17, 2019, the moon will appear full to the eye as it shines close ...

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Scam Calls About Suspended Social Security Numbers

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Have you received a strange call that appears to be from the Social Security office, or one warning you that your social security number has been suspended? Some people in the 559 area code have recently been alarmed to find this sort of potentially disturbing scenario unfold when they pick up the phone. Now, the public is ...

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Community Pitches In For Children’s Carnival

OAKHURST — The Children’s Museum of the Sierra opened its doors on Saturday, June 15 for the annual Carnival day, featuring games, arts and crafts, interactive educational activities and free entry to the hands-on discovery center. Representatives from Cal Fire, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office, Sierra Ambulance and other community organizations were on hand to enhance the experience for the ...

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Services For Leroy J. “Lee” Adelsbach

Leroy J. “Lee” Adelsbach passed quietly into heaven on June 2, 2019. Born to Clarence Adelsbach and Julia Benham Adelsbach in 1929, he was raised by his father and stepmother Della Satterberg Adelsbach on a small farm in Kingsburg until his late teens. Having had enough of farming, he began a short career in midget racing with the likes of ...

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Mama Dogs Dumped After Delivering Litters Of Puppies

OAKHURST — Three female dogs are now available to be adopted — after giving birth to litters of puppies and then dumped and forgotten by their previous owners. Mama Cass aka Cassie “Cassie is a Boxer mix, possibly mixed with Pit,” says Ellen Faux of Kellen Rescue. “She had been wandering around Oakhurst and parts of residential areas of Coarsegold ...

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Public’s Help Sought To Locate Missing Youth

UPDATE: June 17, 2019 — Sources say Skyler has been located. No further information is available at this time. MARIPOSA — The National Center for Missing & Exploited children is seeking the public’s help in the search for a missing Mariposa youth. Skyler Riggins-Willey, 16, was reported missing from Mariposa on Monday, June 3. Skyler is a white male with ...

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