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Services For B. Wilbur Rieke, Sr.

Beloved patriarch B. Wilbur Rieke, Sr. passed away on December 25, 2018, at the age of 90. He was an Oakhurst resident for the past 25 years. Wilbur will be deeply missed by his wife of 70 years, Leela Rieke, and their children Lelene Rieke, Bernie Rieke, Jr., Diana Gardner, Carissa Crain, Johnny Rieke, and Wayne Rieke. He also leaves ...

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Fireworks At Bass Lake For New Year’s Eve

BASS LAKE — Revelers are welcome to ring in 2019 at The Pines Resort with a Glitz & Glam Party in the Lakeview Room on New Year’s Eve — Monday, Dec. 31, 2018. The $15 per person cover charge includes party favors, light snacks, photo booths, a champagne toast at midnight, and a front row view to the midnight fireworks ...

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Minarets Football 2018: One For The Books

By Greta Zeigler — O’NEALS — For the first time in school history, the Minarets varsity football team made it to the Division 6 Central Section playoffs. Although the boys fell to Orange Cove in the final game, the football team is now part of several Minarets teams such as volleyball, boys and girls basketball, boys and girls soccer, and ...

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Edward Refugio Cruz

Beloved husband, father and grandfather Edward Refugio Cruz passed away on Dec. 9, 2018, at the age of 75. Born on Feb. 13, 1943, in Long Beach, California, Edward enjoyed baseball, fishing and traveling. He worked for the Los Angeles County Superior Court for 36 years. A resident of Coarsegold for nearly two decades, he was an active member of ...

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Oak Creek Intermediate Donates To Manna House

OAKHURST — Students at Oak Creek Intermediate school brought in just shy of 500 canned and non-perishable food items to benefit Manna House, says Principal Brad Barcus. “Classrooms were challenged to bring in items as part of a class competition,” he explains. “Mrs. Duckworth’s class brought in the most items with 174. Mrs. Bodine’s Class brought in the highest percentage ...

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CHP Brings Holiday Cheer To Dozens Of Senior Citizens

OAKHURST – Dozens of our local “seasoned citizens” were blessed with Christmas gifts as the Oakhurst Area CHP held their second annual “Be a Santa to a Senior” event. The CHP office has been gathering and wrapping gifts for the past few weeks and on Tuesday they brightened the holidays for dozens of seniors at Oakhurst Healthcare & Wellness Centre ...

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Coarsegold Bike And Toy Giveaway Tugs At Heartstrings

COARSEGOLD – This is the third year that the folks at G’ma and Pappas have made Christmas extra-special for mountain area kids. Mitch Riegelhuth and Lori Brown teamed up with the Sierra Shadow Casters Motorcycle Club to give shiny bicycles, sturdy helmets and brand-new toys to about 300 kids at a very special event on Dec. 15 at G’m and ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through Dec. 16

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Dec. 10, to Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. Oakhurst assault On Monday, Dec. 10 at 12:41 a.m. deputies were dispatched to Victoria Lane regarding a possible verbal domestic. Upon arrival it was determined a male and female engaged in a verbal argument when ...

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ACT Dog Of The Week: Meet Shy Girl, Holly

The Animal Compassion Team (ACT) foster and adoption Dog of the Week for SNO is an adorable puppy who’s a little shy, at first. “Hi, I’m Holly — a five-month-old Lab and Shepherd mix pup who has the funniest ears! My foster mom says I have a kind heart and am good with all dogs and cats, too. I’m crate-trained and ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through Dec. 9

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Dec. 3, to Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. Coarsegold narcotics found in traffic stop On Monday, Dec. 3 at 5:33 a.m. a deputy conducted a traffic stop in the area of Road 415 and Mill Creek Way for a vehicle that passed another ...

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