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Local Favorite – El Cid

I stopped by El Cid the other day to get the scoop on their Margaritas, and a few other things. When I asked how many Margaritas are served in a typical day, Tony pondered and said they go through about two cases of Tequila a day. My friends, that makes a lot of Margaritas. If you were to guess how ...

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Report That Barking Dog Online

Well it is official, the Madera County 311 Service Center and Citizen Request website is operational as of August 1st, at www.madco311.com. Along with the County’s new website at www.madera-county.com, this new resource adds a new streamlined way for us to do busines with Madera County, and may eliminate some long trips down the mountain. The Madco311 Service Center gives ...

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Local Magician Performs At Golden Chain Theatre

Local magician Robin Pedranti will be performing Friday, August 3, 2012 at the Golden Chain Theater. The Magic Show is a benefit for the Boys & Girls Club of Oakhurst, and will feature special performances by member kids from the Club. Robin Pedranti may be young, just 18 years old, but his skill and charisma make him one of the ...

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Fresno Flats Docents Care For Local Treasure

You know, when you actually get out in the community, you meet the nicest people! Case in point: Dick and Teri Killingsworth. I met the Killingworths at the “Friday at Fresno Flats” event, held the second Friday of each month. Last Friday’s event on the Harlow Fire drew a standing-room-only crowd. About 80 people attended the event.

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Former Mayor Involved In Traffic Accident

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 – Former Honorary Mayor Rima Runtzel was involved in a traffic collision in Oakhurst early this afternoon. According to eyewitnesses, Rima was traveling South on Hwy 41 in the left hand lane approaching the stoplight at the intersection of Highways 41 & 49 when a red pickup pulled out of the McDonald’s parking lot, attempting to ...

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Taking Your Pet On Vacation?

Think about your pet before you decide to bring him along on vacation. Ask yourself this – what is really best for your pet? Riding in the car with you only to get dropped off at a strange unknown place? Or staying home and being left in familiar place? I sat down with local dog trainer and owner of MySham ...

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Cyber-Sports Cafe Serves A Mean Burger

What’s new at Mountain Mayhem? If you haven’t been to Mountain Mayhem lately, or if you’ve never been, you should make it a point to get there soon. You will be pleasantly surprised. I spoke with owners Chris and Vali Short about how their business has grown and evolved, and grabbed a quote from their website. “What are we you ...

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Former Mayor Looks Back On Term

Honorary Mayor Rima Runtzel was gracious enough to share some reflections on her term, and do a little Question and Answer with us. She won the title last year, raising money for the Boys & Girls Club of Oakhurst. Q: What will you do with all of your free time now that your term as Honorary Mayor is over? A: ...

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John K Burton Named Honorary Mayor

John K Burton has won the title of Honorary Mayor for the 2nd time in three years. The voters have spoken and John, on behalf of the EMC SPCA has once again become the Honorary Mayor of Oakhurst. The announcement was made by outgoing Mayor Rima Runtzel. The candidates combined fundraising efforts totaled $67,155.57. Rima put it best when she ...

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Steven Jacobs Heads Into Honorary Mayor Finale

We asked Steven Jacobs to share with us as the Honorary Mayor Campaign enters the home stretch. We asked the same questions of all three candidates. Q: What have you learned about yourself/your charity/your community through this process? A: We have learned how very supportive our community is toward local charities. Our friends, acquaintances, local businesses and even strangers came ...

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