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Deputy Sheriffs’ Association Endorses Moreno For District Attorney

MADERA RANCHOS — The Madera County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association (MCDSA) has announced they will endorse prosecutor Sally Orme Moreno for District Attorney. “The backing of the members of the association, which is comprised of Madera County’s Sheriff’s Deputies and District Attorney Investigators, is another sign that Moreno is law enforcement’s choice for Madera County District Attorney,” said the MCDSA in ...

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North Fork Scouts Continue Their Adventures

Submitted by Dave Smith — NORTH FORK — The Scouts of North Fork’s Troop 357 remained busy this past summer and fall, enjoying the great outdoors and honing their skills. July found the troop spending a week at Camp Chawanakee on the shores of Shaver Lake. At camp, each Scout earned several merit badges while enjoying swimming, boating and other ...

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Letter To The Editor: Help Elect A True Patriot

On April 28, 2017, Governor Brown signed SB1 which increased our gas taxes by approximately 20 cents per gallon and vehicle license fees by an average of $100, effective January 1, 2018. On October 3, 2017, Governor Brown extended the Cap and Trade Program, which was slated to expire in 2020. The new law extends it until 2030. Cap and ...

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Letter to the Editor: McClintock Shouldn’t Sell Out

Philip Reno obviously wasn’t listening to Congressman McClintock when he demanded that McClintock join “The Problem Solvers Caucus.” Reno says he was “flabbergasted” by McClintock’s answer. I found it refreshing. The “Problem Solver’s Caucus” comprises the most liberal establishment Republicans who are willing to go along with the tax and spend policies of Nancy Pelosi and the left. McClintock made ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Oct. 22

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Oct. 16  to Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017. Bass Lake mail theft On Monday, Oct. 16 at 9:28 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to a telephonic call of mail theft that occurred at Malum Ridge Road and Marina View Drive. A report was ...

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ARTober “Chalk Out” Sidewalk Chalk Festival

OAKHURST – Summer may have ended, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. With the changing leaves and cool weather approaching, there’s no better way to get out and enjoy fall than by participating in and attending the ARTober “Chalk Out” event held Sunday, Oct. 29 from 11:30a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sierra Star parking lot on ...

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Letter To The Editor: Time For Problem Solvers

It was with a great deal of frustration that I left the recent town hall held by our Congressional Representative, Tom McClintock (R-CA4), in O’Neals this past Thursday evening. I traveled from Mariposa to O’Neals with a question that I was hoping to get an answer in the affirmative to. Recently the Problem Solvers Caucus was formed in the House ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Oct. 15

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Oct. 9  to Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. Coarsegold danger to self On Monday, Oct. 9 at 5:19 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to regarding a person possibly in need of a mental health evaluation hold. Upon contact the subject was determined to ...

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Big Cause 4 Paws Sale As Owner Prepares To Retire

OAKHURST — After nine wonderful years in Oakhurst, A Cause 4 Paws owner Vickie Deane has announced she is going to retire on Dec. 30, 2017. Vickie sincerely wants to thank everyone in her community for their wonderful support throughout the years, especially those animal lovers who helped her save over 850 stray pets. The store will place all of ...

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Fall Update From Coarsegold 4H: Farrowing And More

By Keiana Cramblett, Club Reporter COARSEGOLD — As October rolls on, my mom and I are getting ready for farrowing season. Farrowing is the act of a sow giving birth to a litter of piglets. A sow is a female pig who has farrowed a litter. A pig’s gestation period is 114 days (3 months, 3 weeks, and 3 days). ...

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