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Laughs Are Back As Comedy Night Returns To Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — The Comedy Show at Bass Lake is back by popular demand, say organizers at The Pines Resort, for the first time in 2019. On Friday, Feb. 15, guests are invited to unwind at the Bass Lake Event Center and catch a healthy dose of laughs with stand-up hosted by Torio van Grol and featuring three Matt O’Brien, Julia ...

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Portion Of Highway 140 To Close For Safety During Storm

**UPDATE: 5:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 3: the highway has been reopened.** UPDATE: 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3: Highway 140 reported by CHP to be temporarily closed in the vicinity of Crane Creek Road in El Portal due to a rock slide. **UPDATE: 3:30 p.m. Feb. 2: Highway 140 has been reopened MARIPOSA — Due to the impact of an ongoing ...

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Winter Storm And Flash Flood Watch

MOUNTAIN AREA — While the forecast for this weekend’s rain is less drastic than previously anticipated, we’re still expecting a winter storm strong enough to bring sufficient precipitation that the National Weather Service in Hanford has issued a storm and flash flood watch for the region, especially notable for burn scar areas. Winter Storm Watch A Winter Storm Watch is ...

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Fully Consumed: The Sweetness Of 4-H Favorite Foods Day

O’NEALS — Some days I love my job more than others, and last Saturday was certainly one of those special days. It was my pleasure to be one of the many volunteer judges for this year’s Madera County 4-H Favorite Foods Day, when nearly one hundred young club members from around the area entered their recipes and displays into a ...

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Kick Your New Year Up A Notch With Free Dancing

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. 16, from 7 to 8:15 p.m., with caller Jan Pearson. Everyone is welcome, including couples, singles and families with children in the fourth grade and up. The class is open for three weeks ...

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Lisa’s List: Three Motivational Thoughts

“A pattern can be called a pattern only if it has been applied to a real world solution at least three times,” according to the rule of three. The power of three is universal, representing body, mind and soul. From three piece suits to tricycles and BLTs, wonderful things come in threes. And, as it turns out, if you try something three times ...

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Thousands Of Hours: Mariposa Master Gardeners Awards

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Master Gardeners recently held their annual Awards Banquet to recognize significant community contributions from various Master Gardeners. Prior to awarding the deserving recipients, Mariposa Master Gardeners President Ingrid Angelini held a general meeting for in-house business and discussed future community-purposed events. Heads up, these free and open to the public upcoming events include: ● 1/19/19 Fruit ...

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Free Transportation For Rural Cancer Patients

MOUNTAIN AREA — Nearly 50 percent of cancer patients in Madera and Mariposa counties need assistance with transportation to and from their cancer treatment appointments at cCARE Cancer Center in Fresno. Now, a grant from the American Cancer Society will help fill this gap and give cancer patients locally a fighting chance to access the care they need to beat the disease. ...

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Wildcats’ Global Solar Suitcase For Students In Africa

AHWAHNEE — A graduating class of local middle school students is anxiously awaiting news that portable solar power units they made themselves are delivered more than nine thousand miles away to kids they haven’t met, but hope to help. They’re excited because they know they’re making a difference. Eighth graders at Wasuma Elementary School are still talking about the Solar ...

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Apply Now For Soroptimist “Live Your Dream” Scholarship

OAKHURST – Do you live in the Oakhurst area? Are you a head of household and attending college? If so, you are invited to apply for the “Live Your Dream” Education and Training Awards for Women. The local Soroptimist International of the Sierras Club in Oakhurst is now accepting applications for the 2018 awards. The deadline for applications has been extended ...

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