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Gilbert Marshall Memorial Team Branding

CLOVIS – The 2nd Annual Gilbert Marshall Memorial Team Branding will be held Saturday, Mar. 8, at the Blasingame Ranch. This is an annual event held for the purpose of raising money to give scholarships to graduating seniors in the surrounding mountain area pursuing an education in Agriculture and/or Forestry. The Gilbert Marshall Memorial Scholarship is made available in memory ...

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Last Night For Dating Game At Yosemite High

OAKHURST – Reviews are in after Thursday night’s premiere of The Dating Game and the word is good. The show runs only two days, so Friday, Jan. 24 is the last night to get seats for what’s been called “the funniest show we’ve seen at school,” starting at 7 p.m. at the Yosemite High School Theater. The Dating Game is ...

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Yosemite Girls Softball League Signups Online

MOUNTAIN AREA – Online registration is now open for Yosemite Girls Softball League (YGSL), and all girls ages 5 – 15 are invited to participate. No experience is required. The last day to register is Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. The organization is also currently seeking volunteer coaches, and has a player clinic coming up soon. Interested players are encouraged to ...

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Greg Noll Receives Award For Community Service

FRESNO – Oakhurst resident and Fresno Police Sergeant Greg Noll was recently recognized by the Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Committee of Fresno for his work in the community while working for the Fresno Police Department. The Unity Community has been a vital force at the grassroots level in organizing the Dr. King birthday celebrations every year in Fresno. Noll, ...

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Mike Salvador – Candidate For Sheriff

MADERA COUNTY – Mike Salvador, Undersheriff of Madera County, is looking to step into the shoes of his mentor, Sheriff John Anderson, who retires this year after four terms in office. Salvador has been a resident of Madera since making it his home in 1991, raising his family, building his career and donating time and service to a host of ...

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Search For Missing Woman Ends In Tragedy

NORTH FORK – When North Fork resident Carolinda Bybee left home on Saturday, Jan. 11, she said she was going to visit friends. No one had seen her since, and the search for the 35-year-old spread across mountain roads and social media. This afternoon, Mr. and Mrs. Steve and Freda Bybee contacted SierraNewsOnline with very sad news. “Thank you all ...

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Ladies Of The Lake Host Blood Drive

YOSEMITE LAKES PARK – Experts say 97% of all Americans will have a loved one or friend need life-saving blood in their lifetimes, and 75% of people who reach age 72 will have needed blood themselves. Ladies of the Lakes (LOL), in partnership with the Central Valley Blood Bank, are hosting a blood drive on Saturday, Feb. 15, from 9 ...

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Supervisor Wheeler’s 2014 Town Hall Schedule

MADERA COUNTY – District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler will once again hold a series of Town Hall meetings throughout Eastern Madera County in 2014 has announced the schedule for the coming year. Wheeler hosts these meetings to discuss the current issues faced by the County and its citizens, and encourages residents to take this opportunity to share their concerns and ...

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Luau In The Foothills Features Polynesian Pros

OAKHURST – The cafeteria at Oak Creek Intermediate School (OCI) will be transformed into a tropical paradise on Saturday, Jan. 25, from 6 – 9 p.m., complete with delicious teriyaki dinner and entertainment by professional Polynesian dancers. The first-ever OCI Luau in the Foothills is a community event and fundraiser, designed to bring a fun multicultural extravaganza to area families ...

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NWS Issues Reg Flag Warning

SOUTHERN SIERRA NEVADA – The National Weather Service (NWS) in Hanford has issued a Red Flag Warning for very low humidities over the southern Sierra Nevada, in effect until 10 p.m. Wednesday, Jan 15. A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now or will shortly. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and ...

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