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Local Adult Soccer Is Back!

MOUNTAIN AREA – Got a goal in mind? Join the co-ed mountain area soccer league. Registration is open to all adults (18+).  Just go to Oakhurst Adult Soccer online and join one of six teams. Rules:  11 vs. 11.  30 minute halves.  Maximum 2 male and female players under 30 on the field at any time excluding goalie.  This keeps games competitive ...

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Local Authors Say They’re Lucky To Live Here

OAKHURST — Looking for the perfect local gift to give those friends and relatives who are always threatening to move here? Maybe you’re new to the area, or you’ve been here a while and are still seeking information. Stop by Branches Books and Gifts on Saturday, Oct. 15 to meet local authors Kellie Flanagan and Jennifer Moss, who’ll sign their new ...

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Ode To The Daypack

Written by Michael Olwyler — Flung, dropped and dragged, the daypack has risen throughout the world to be the everyday carrier. Schoolboys, travelers, pregnant moms, and businessmen can’t do without them bumping along on their backs, arms or chests. They carry our essentials, get crushed in subway doors, float down rivers after being carelessly dropped overboard, settle with a sigh ...

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Mariposa County Flu Vaccine Clinics

MARIPOSA — Influenza, commonly called the flu, is one of the most contagious viruses in the world. Each year, over 200,000 people are hospitalized in the United States and on average 36,000 people die due to complications related to influenza. The best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from flu is to get a flu vaccine. The flu vaccine helps ...

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Committee Grateful For Heritage Days Help

A note from Gwen Dunn, Sierra Historic Sites Association Board of Directors —  OAKHURST — Thank you to all the community volunteers, donors, sponsors and everyone who helped with the 20th annual Mountain Heritage Days. It was a great success and I look forward to doing the event again next year. We will be having a Thank You Celebration for ...

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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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