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Sheriff’s Local Crime Log Through Oct. 2

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Sept. 26 to Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016: Coarsegold theft On Monday, Sept. 26 at 6:42 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 46000 block of Lucky Lane in regards to a theft report, and instructed to contact security and that a suspect had been ...

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24th Annual Oakhurst Fall Festival

OAKHURST – Oakhurst Community Park will be filled with a plethora of booths offering everything from collectibles to local wine samplings, hand-crafted beers and more at the 24th annual Oakhurst Fall Festival taking place Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8 – 9, sponsored by Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce. Known originally as the Oakhurst Chocolate and Wine Festival, the Oakhurst Fall Festival has grown ...

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Centuries Old Songs Featured In Free Performance

OAKHURST — A presentation of soul-stirring choral works from the 15th to 20th century is free to attend, as Fresno Choral Artists sing “Magnificat! Songs of Mary,” at Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church. The concert takes place on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 4 p.m. and there is no charge to attend. Click on flyer to enlarge. Director Greg Lapp and Accompanist Catherine ...

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HOW Dinner Honors Becky Cairns

OAKHURST — Volunteers behind the monthly charitable dinner, Helping One Woman (HOW) will honor local teacher Becky Cairns, this evening. “Becky teaches at Chawanakee School and has a great love for her students,” say organizers. “She is involved in many community events and is part of the leadership for an upcoming women’s conference in North Fork.” Just under a year ago, Becky’s husband Kirby “changed ...

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Vulcan Takes Community And Environment Seriously

To the Editor: This is an edited version of the letter I sent to the Madera County Board of Supervisors urging them to support the Austin Quarry project with a YES vote on September 12, 2016. After working as a geologist for 20+ years with a California-based environmental consulting company, I was a bit weary of jumping into the industrial ...

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Appeal To Help Our Veterans

To the Editor: My name is Ray Tote and I’m an American Patriot. I’m starting a foundation to help OUR Vets. It’s called Disabled Vets Outdoor Adventures, and its purpose is to open the outdoors for OUR Vets. How many of us have sons, daughters, or friends that are serving or have served in OUR military? Since I started this ...

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SCCCD Chancellor Thanks Measure “C” Voters

To the Editor: I would like to thank the voters for supporting Measure C in the June 7, 2016 election. You are true champions for higher education and access to a quality community college education. With the passage of Measure C, State Center Community College District (SCCCD) will invest in keeping our technology, educational and training facilities up to date ...

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Take Your Trash Home — I Shouldn’t Have To Clean Up After You!

Written by Mary Schmidt Odell — I am NOT your mother and I shouldn’t have to clean up after you. Take your trash home. Members of the Sierra Freepackers Unit of BCHC (Backcountry Horsemen of California) spent Friday, June 3 to Sunday, June 5 at the Snow Play Area just north of Fish Camp, working and playing.  Backcountry Horsemen are a ...

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Letter To The Editor: Madera County Citizens Face 2.4 Million Debt

To The Editor: The County Board of Supervisors has encumbered the citizens of Madera County with a $2.4 Million debt by applying for a grant to purchase 954 acres known as Blackhawk Ranch. Consisting of 8 separate parcels, the property is located on Highway 41 south of the Yosemite Lakes entrance on the West side of Highway 41. The grant ...

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New Food Labels Are Good For Consumers

Written by Virginia Eaton — For the first time since 1996 the FDA has updated the requirements for the type of information that should appear on food labels and how that information should look. This is a boon for consumers who have been inundated with information about what is healthy and what is harmful but, when you pick up a ...

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