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Memorial Service and Celebration of Life for Barbara Boomer

From everyone here at Sierra News Online, our deepest condolences go out to the friends and family of Barbara Boomer.

Barbara (Foster) Boomer, loving wife, mother of two children, and grandmother passed away on Sunday, October 20, 2019, at the age of 76, from pancreatic cancer at her home in Bass Lake, CA. She was born on September 15, 1943, in Blyth, CA – the daughter of James and Rosa Foster. She was united in marriage to Doug Boomer on ...

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Manna House to Host Community Appreciation Day

Manna House Community Appreciation & Information Day

OAKHURST — For many years, the Manna House in Oakhurst has been the beneficiary of community benevolence in the form of food, clothing, financial assistance and more that it uses to provide relief to those in need in the mountain community. Now they want the community to know how much they appreciate its continuing compassion by hosting a Community Appreciation ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through October 21

Photo of sheriff's car

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Tuesday, Oct. 15, to Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. North Fork Illegal Dumping On Tuesday, October 15, at 8:20 a.m., a deputy was dispatched to the 57000 block of Road 225 in the County of Madera regarding a trash dump in private garbage bins. ...

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Antsy McClain is Coming Soon to Coolwater Ranch in Ahwahnee

Antsy McClain at Airstream Ranch

AHWAHNEE — Coolwater Ranch and The Redwoods cheerfully present the inimitable Antsy McClain.  Full of humor, wit and kind-hearted tom-foolery, Antsy simply makes the world a better place with his audible grin. McClain brings his unique blend of music and “humor with heart” to the stage, combining his original songs with a hilarious slide show,  including Antsy’s own life observations, social ...

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Pet of the Week: Maya the Cat

Hello, I’m Maya. Are you looking for a sweet girl who loves the quiet life? I am very low-key, love cuddles and am basically quite low maintenance. At about 10 years old, I am in good health. I have heard I might be a teensy bit chubby but I thought that was a rather rude comment. I prefer to think ...

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4th Annual Bass Lake Halloween Carnival & Fall Festival

Don't miss the Halloween and Fall Carnival at Bass Lake!

BASS LAKE — Stop by the Pines Village on Sat. Oct. 26 and join the 4th Annual Bass Lake Halloween Carnival. Fun for the entire family! Families can participate in a variety of activities, games and crafts. Both free and paid. During this year’s Halloween Carnival kids can enjoy: ->  Photo booth with pumpkins ->  Trick or treat in the ...

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A Spooky Halloween Harvest Train Howls Into the Station at Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad

Fall Harvest Halloween Train

FISH CAMP — October is chock-full of harvest season events and Halloween-time fun in the southern Yosemite region. This year, the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad’s Fall Harvest Halloween Train events are back and better than ever! Travel back in time along the historic four-mile railway, as you wind through the towering trees, full steam ahead. The spooky and family-friendly ...

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North Fork Boy Scout Troop 357 Has a Very Busy Fall

The Troops at Mono Lake

NORTH FORK — Since returning from Scout summer camp in mid-July, the Scouts of North Fork Boy Scout Troop 357 have had a busy fall. In August, the troop went on a backpacking camping trip to Chain Lakes in the Yosemite wilderness. In September, the troop participated in the Sequoia Council 75th anniversary council camporall. 780 Scouts, Cub Scouts, parents, ...

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Squirrel Cage Theatre Company Presents 2019 Fall Follies!

NORTH FORK — If you’ve ever seen the TV shows America’s Got Talent or American Idol, then you’ll love this wacky spoof by North Fork’s Squirrel Cage Theatre Company! Featuring the original comedy play “The Great American Talent Show,” written by Joseph Robinette and directed by Robyn Flory and Sue Novell, it’s the final night of the year long competition ...

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Horsepower Coffee: Giving the ‘Stang Staff an Energized Morning

Horsepower Coffee Crew

By Alexis Loewen & Eden Alise Tenty (Student journalists at Minarets High School) Students enrolled in Ag Business have started their own business: Horsepower Coffee. As the name implies, it is a student-run business that provides coffee to the staff members of both Minarets High School and Chawanakee Unified. Ag teacher and adviser Keeley Hall explained that she got the ...

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