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Wind Advisory Issued For Mountain Area

MOUNTAIN AREA – The National Weather Service in Hanford has issued a wind advisory for the Sierra Nevada and the foothills beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday through 4 a.m. on Saturday above 2,000 feet elevation. The advisory is in effect for Mariposa, Madera and Fresno County foothills, with northeast winds at 20 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 ...

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Fresno Wildlife Rescue Seeks Your Help

Submittled by Cathy Garner Dear Friend of Wildlife, Thirty nine years have passed since Fresno Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation Service (FWRRS) began working to help wildlife. Since 1974 our members and volunteers have accomplished so much in areas of wildlife rehabilitation and public education. FWRRS cares for between 800 and 1,200 animals each year and most of those are released ...

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Nominations Being Accepted For Outstanding Citizens

OAKHURST – Do you know of a man, woman or business that deserves recognition for service to the community? The Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the 2013 Woman of the Year, Man of the Year, and Business of the Year Awards. The 2013 awards will be presented at the annual Chamber Installation Dinner & Awards ...

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Town Hall Meeting In Oakhurst Thursday

OAKHURST – District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler will hold the last Town Hall meeting of the year on Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Oakhurst Community Center at 6 p.m. This is your opportunity to ask questions of your elected representative and participate in the conversation about things that matter to you in your community. Discussion topics include:

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Kick Up Your Heels At The Elks Lodge

OAKHURST – The folks at the Elks Lodge are looking for a few good men. They have reported that some very nice ladies are looking for dance partners. Can you help? Are you game? The Elks host monthly dances, at 7 p.m. on the second Friday of each month at the Oakhurst Elks Lodge, and everyone is cordially invited to ...

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Christmas At Fresno Flats

OAKHURST – Now that you’ve set your clocks back an hour, it’s time to set your calendar back a hundred years! The Sierra Historic Sites Association will host Christmas at Fresno Flats, an old-fashioned winter holiday celebration, from noon to 4pm on Sunday, Dec. 1.

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It Is Still Illegal To Burn

MOUNTAIN AREA – Firefighters have been responding over the past few weeks to reports of smoke which turned out to be burn piles lit off by residents. These burn piles are illegal, as fire restrictions have not been lifted for any elevations in Madera and Mariposa Counties, or any areas in the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District.

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BGCO Van Vandalized Over Weekend

OAKHURST – The Boys & Girls Club of Oakhurst suffered damage to a vehicle sometime during this past weekend when an unknown number of suspects broke into the Oakhurst compound and smashed a van’s window, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Investigators believe the vandals broke into a fenced area of the property, located on Indian Springs Road, sometime between Friday ...

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Birding Field Trip On Saturday With YAAS

MARIPOSA – The Yosemite Area Audubon Society will lead a birding field trip to the Merced Falls Reservoir (McSwain Forebay) beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Nov 16. Everyone will meet at the Mariposa rest area adjacent to the Mariposa Museum and History Center just off Highway 140.

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Annual Membership Dinner For Sierra Mono Museum

NORTH FORK – The Sierra Mono Museum will be holding their annual membership dinner on Saturday, Nov. 9 at the North Fork School from noon to 2 p.m. Everyone is invited to enjoy a turkey dinner with all the fixings, plus family fun, a cake walk and a raffle with a grand prize of an iPad mini.

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