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Jackie Byers Named Heritage Days Parade Grand Marshal

OAKHURST — When the 21st annual Mountain Heritage Days Parade steps off on Saturday, Sept. 16 at 10 a.m., look for the one-and-only Jackie Byers sitting atop a pink Cadillac — she’s the Grand Marshall. Jackie has been many things to many people over the course of her residency in the foothills. Mother, teacher, coach, friend, choir director, accompanist and ...

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La Sierra Guild Holds Ducey’s Dinner For Children’s Hospital

BASS LAKE — What better way to spend a Sunday evening in September than enjoying a meal with friends while helping to raise money for an essential cause? Here’s an opportunity for just such a pleasure, as the local guild of Valley Children’s Hospital invites people to attend a fundraising dinner at Ducey’s on the Lake. Hurry, though: The last day ...

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Sunrise Rotary: Dale Miller Golf Tournament

AHWAHNEE – Oakhurst Sierra Sunrise Rotary tees up on Saturday, Sept. 30 for their 27th Annual Golf Tournament, this year again at River Creek Golf Course — it’s the Dale Miller Memorial. Money raised will go to Oakhurst Sierra Sunrise Rotary to support local charities, say organizers. In the last five years, Sunrise Rotary totals its giving at $288,315, including high ...

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John Masterson Celebrated At Sierra Senior Center

Written by Cynthia Eaton — OAKHURST — Members of the Oakhurst Wild Goose Qigong Practice Group were delighted to celebrate John Masterson’s 86th birthday with cards and balloons at their Tuesday practice before his weekend family celebrations began at the end of August. Barbara Leath and Jennie Flaherty, facilitators of the Caregiver Respite Group, brought birthday cake to share with the rest of the Practice ...

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11th Annual Mariposa Farm And Ranch Tour

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa Agri Nature Association (MANA) will once again host the annual Mariposa Farm and Ranch Tour, slated for Saturday, Sept. 30. MANA is a nonprofit organization founded to promote conservation, understanding, stewardship, and enjoyment of Mariposa County’s agricultural bounty, natural resources, and scenic landscape. The Farm and Ranch Tour is one way MANA educates the public about Mariposa’s ...

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Lazarcheff Named President Of CVMA

OAKHURST — Kevin Lazarcheff, owner of Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital, was recently sworn in as President of the California Veterinary Medical Association. The CVMA is the largest state veterinary medical association in the nation with more than 7,200 members. Kevin Lazarcheff, DVM is a native of Reno who attended the University of Nevada, where he received a Bachelor’s of Science in ...

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ACT Dog Of The Week: It’s Cliff!

The Animal Compassion Team (ACT) foster and adoption program has been waiting all week to introduce Cliff: “Could sweet Cliff be any cuter?” asks his foster person, Riley Hardison. Cliff is a 8 to 10-month-old mix of German Shepherd and Cattle Dog. He has a very calm and cuddly personality and has loved everyone he has met. On Friday, Sept. ...

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Fire On Highway 41 Near Broken Bit Put Out By Locals

COARSEGOLD — Just before 4 p.m. today firefighters were called out to Highway 41 near Serpa Canyon, and by the time they arrived on scene minutes later, the flames had been doused by local travelers. At 3:57 p.m., firefighters were dispatched to a grass fire just starting on Highway 41 across from the Broken Bit. Meanwhile, Jessica and John Frabotta ...

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Kiwanis 15th Annual Run For The Gold Car Show

OAKHURST – Get ready to rev your engines as members of the Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis Club welcome one and all to the 15th annual Run for the Gold classic car show preview at the Oakhurst Community Center this Friday night, Sept. 8, followed by the main event car show on Saturday, Sept. 9 at Oakhurst Community Park. The cost for ...

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80th Annual Madera District Fair

MADERA — For all you fun-lovers, the Madera District Fair opens Thursday, Sept. 7 for a four-day run, celebrating its 80th year with the theme, “Your Fair since 1937.” General admission is $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and children 6 to 12 years. Children under 5 are free. New this year are free concerts with paid fair admission. ...

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