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Minarets Senior Aaron Hall Wins Lions Club Speakers Contest

NORTH FORK – For the second year in a row, Aaron Hall took top honors at the North Fork Lions Club Student Speakers Contest, held on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Scout Building. Five speakers participated in the Club level of the 82nd annual competition. This year’s topic – “Freedom of the Press: What does it mean?” Each student is ...

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In Memory Of Sam “Slammin’ Sammy K” Hutchison

“Slammin’ Sammy K” “Crane Dude, Jr.” Beloved father, brother, uncle, cousin, and cherished friend Sam K. Hutchison passed away on Feb. 9, 2019 at home in Oakhurst, surrounded by loved ones, at the age of 62. Sam was born to Virginia and William Hutchison at Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa, California, on Oct. 25, 1956. Always fun-loving and curious, Sam ...

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Letter To The Editor: RV Park Destroys Our Quality Of Life

Dear Editor: I had a lesson in local civics last night. Foolish me, I thought our representatives were elected or appointed to represent the citizens. Instead, the Madera County Planning Commission voted to approve the development of a RV and camping park with 109 RV spaces and a 100 or so other types of spaces to serve as many as ...

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YHS Girls Basketball Earns #2 Seed In Division II Playoffs

OAKHURST — The YHS Girls Basketball team went undefeated in North Sequoia League play for the second straight year, winning their third straight league championship and finishing the regular season 24-4 overall. Ranked #4 in the entire Central Section by the Fresno Bee (behind only Clovis West, Clovis North and San Joaquin Memorial), they enter the postseason as the #2 seed ...

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Guynn And Micallef Win League And Division 5 Championships

Written by Anne Guynn — OAKHURST — 152 lb. sophomore Nicolas Guynn and 170 lb. sophomore Justin Micallef won gold medals in both the North Sequoia League Championship and the Central Section Division 5 Championship Wrestling Tournaments. The Yosemite High School Wrestling Team was happy to see the community’s support at the Jan.30 North Sequoia League Wrestling Championship Tournament, hosted by ...

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Two-Vehicle Crash Blocks Highway 41 Near YLP

COARSEGOLD — Traffic was stopped in both directions along Highway 41 this afternoon for a two-vehicle accident between Road 200 and Yosemite Springs Parkway. According to CHP at the scene, just before 1 p.m. a Toyota Highlander driven by a 75-year-old man from Madera was pulling out of the driveway at Bible Story Land into traffic to turn north onto ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through Feb. 10

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Feb. 4 to Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. Coarsegold assault by juvenile On Monday, Feb. 4 at 4:08 a.m. a deputy was dispatched for reports of a juvenile involved in an assault. An investigation was done and the juvenile was transported and booked ...

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Free Income Tax Prep For All Ages, Provided By AARP

MADERA COUNTY – Free income tax return preparation and electronic filing, for both California state and federal returns, will be available again this year for mountain-area residents, offered by the AARP Tax-Aide program. Tax returns are prepared onsite by specially trained and certified volunteers, and then filed electronically the same day. Tax help is offered to persons of all ages ...

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Sierra News Online Valentine Love Lines

To show our appreciation, here’s an exclusive free special just for SNO club members. STEP 1: Select your complimentary Valentine graphic from the menu below. STEP 2: Send your “To” and “From” along with a message of love and the graphic name/number to Valentine@SierraNewsOnline.com before 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 And we’ll do the rest. Club member Valentines ...

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