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Still Planning Your New Year’s Eve? Check This Out!

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Destination 2020 NYE 9 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino Blast into the future with Chukchansi Gold this New Year’s Eve. Black & Gold Ball At Yosemite Lakes Park 9 p.m. – 12:01 a.m. Yosemite Lakes Park $49.95 Grand Buffet served 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Hideout Saloon New Year’s Eve Party 8 p.m. – 2 a.m. ...

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2020 Brings New Law Regarding Inherited IRAs

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES – Congress just agreed to a bipartisan appropriations bill that will help avoid another government shutdown. Attached to the spending bill is the SECURE Act legislation which goes into effect on January 1, 2020, assuming President Trump signs the bill into law (which seems likely). This bill makes comprehensive changes to the laws governing IRAs and other retirement ...

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A Message From EMCSPCA President Sharon Fitzgerald

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Dear friends, As we reach the close of 2019, I look back on the twenty-nine years the Eastern Madera County SPCA has been helping animals in our area. Starting with an idea as a reaction to the boxes of kittens and puppies in front of Raley’s, our small group of volunteers knew we needed to build a safe place for ...

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SNF Seeks Public Input for 2021 OHV Grant Funding

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CLOVIS — The Sierra National Forest (SNF) is requesting public input for the California 2021 Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program application cycle. Part of the grant process is gathering input or project ideas that individuals and organizations would like to have included in the 2020 submission. This feedback will be considered in development of the preliminary grant ...

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John Leal Named SCCCD Board President

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OAKHURST — Board members of State Center Community College District (SCCCD) elected John Leal as board president at the Dec. 17 board meeting. Annalisa Perea was elected vice president and Magdalena Gomez was elected secretary. SCCCD is governed by a board of seven trustees. The executive committee is joined by trustees Richard Caglia, Deborah J. Ikeda, Bobby Kahn, and Eric Payne. ...

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Celebration of Life for Cortland Arthur Johnson

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Cortland Arthur Johnson, born August 13th, 1938, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Elias Arthur Johnson and Nadine Isabel Freed, passed away at the age of 81 in his home in Oakhurst on December 20th, 2019. At the age of nineteen, Cortland enlisted in the Navy, where he served on the USS Stoddard until his last duty assignment on the USS Henderson. ...

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A Sparkling New Year’s Eve Show Returns to the Mountains

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BASS LAKE — The sky at Bass Lake will be illuminated by a spectacular fireworks show to celebrate the New Year! The Pines Resort is making sure that the entire family can get together and safely ring in the new year at the lake. Inviting you to kick off a new decade in style. “Our guests are not the only ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log for the Week Ending December 16, 2019

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MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office reports taken locally from Tuesday, December 10, to Monday, December 16, 2019. North Fork Probation Violation On Tuesday, December 10, at 10:00 a.m., deputies responded to Road 200 to attempt to contact a subject that was wanted by Probation for a violation. The subject was contacted and later ...

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‘Outpouring’ of Holiday Spirit Lights Up Community Center

OAKHURST — The Oakhurst Community Center was the setting for the 11th-annual free Christmas dinner  known as “The Outpouring.” The event, which caters to the community, took place Christmas Eve eve — Monday night (Dec. 23) — from 3 p.m. to 7 pm. The all-home-cooked feast also featured live music and a special appearance by Santa Claus, who brought toys ...

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Agriland Funds MCSO’s ‘Operation Random Acts of Kindness’

MADERA — For the fifth consecutive year, Madera County Sheriff’s deputies teamed with Agriland Farming employees to commit “50 Random Acts of Kindness” throughout Madera County, a holiday tradition that for one day allows area law enforcement personnel to hand out money rather than traffic citations. Thanks to a $5,000 donation from Agriland, MCSO deputies on Monday handed out 50 ...

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