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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Dec. 17

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Dec. 11 to Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. Bass Lake found wallet On Monday, Dec. 11 at 7:42 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 39000 block of Cedar Vista Drive regarding a found wallet. Report written, property obtained and case closed. North Fork ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Dec. 10

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Dec. 4 to Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. Oakhurst assault On Monday, Dec. 4, at 1:22 p.m. a deputy was dispatched to the area of CA-49 near Redbud Drive in regards to a male and female physically fighting. Upon arrival, both parties were contacted ...

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Two-Car Crash On Highway 49 Requires Jaws Of Life

OAKHURST — A two-car accident north of town sent two people to the hospital this afternoon, one by ground ambulance and one by Life Flight. Just after 2 p.m. today a Modesto man was northbound on Highway 49 in a 1997 Honda, carrying a male passenger from Santa Maria. The driver rounded the corner just south of Harmony Lane while ...

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To The Editor: Linn Resolution A Dog And Pony Show

Demonstrating fortitude and professionalism, DA Dave Linn spoke during public comment at the special meeting of the Madera Board of Supervisors which was scheduled solely to vote on a “Resolution” to compel DA Linn to resign over allegations of misconduct. During public comment, one individual questioned why the Board paid out thousands of dollars in harassment settlements for a department ...

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Letter To The Editor: I Support David Linn

Citizens of Madera County: I recently read of the allegations against Madera County District Attorney David Linn of being insensitive in his interactions between himself and staff. I read in its entirety the sanction from the Madera County Board of Supervisors and I read the report from the “private,” investigator hired by the board of Supervisors. I was a staunch ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Nov. 26

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Nov. 20  to Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017. Oakhurst bicycles collected and booked as found property On Monday, Nov. 20 at 7:30 a.m. a deputy was conducting a patrol check of the Fresno River near Hwy 41 in Oakhurst, when the deputy located ...

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Ski, Snowboard Instructors Needed For Youth At All Levels

Submitted by Mountain Area Ski School — MOUNTAIN AREA — Can you ski? Can you snowboard? Cooler temperatures and clouds over the Sierra crest are a reminder that winter is on its way, and with it the Mountain Area Ski School’s 56th year of ski and snowboard programs for our mountain area school students! “The Mountain Area Ski School (MASS) ...

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Help Grace Community Church Feed North Fork This Christmas

Written by Sandy Chaille — NORTH FORK — Each year, Grace Community Church makes Christmas food baskets available for the residents of North Fork. Residents in need of help sign up in the Thrift Shop on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Nov. 28 through Dec. 14. Baskets will be given away on Dec. 22. As costs increase for this program, we ...

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Green Friday: Family Hiking And Biking Around Yosemite

MOUNTAIN AREA — Togetherness is one of the simple ideals behind the Thanksgiving holiday and its ensuing weekend. Rather than eat, shop, and repeat, local lovers of the outdoors have a suggestion for the entire friends-and-family entourage: try a little Green Friday. As compared with the (when-did-it-become?) traditional Black Friday — a nearly-sacred day for those who love to shop ...

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In Loving Memory Of Merle Hicks, Jr.

AUBERRY — Loving father, brother, and husband Merle Hicks, Jr. passed away Auberry, CA., on Oct. 19, 2017, at the age of 58. Merle leaves behind daughter Sarah Marrett, sons Merle, Danny, and Randy Hicks, and the love of his life, Sheryl Brown. The family is forever grateful to Merle’s brother and sister-in-law, Jeff and Christine Hicks, who took care ...

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