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Minarets Glissaders Hike to Eagle Lake

Minarets Glissaders wa-a-a-y up on top of the mountain!

By Joseph Langley and Autumn Pecarovich MINARETS — Huffing and puffing, lugging all of their equipment, the Minarets Glissaders club triumphantly reached Eagle Lake on Friday, Oct. 4. The Glissaders conquered a 2,500-foot ascent in 3.6 miles, through a winding trail full of switchbacks, ending in a final rocky scramble. They stayed at the campsite for two nights, leaving the ...

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Minarets Volleyball Plays in Nike Tournament of Champions in AZ

Minarets Varsity Volleyball Team

By Katelynn Hough (student journalist at Minarets High School) MINARETS — The Minarets Varsity Volleyball team left on Oct. 2 for their five day trip to attend the Nike Tournament of Champions in Phoenix, Arizona. The team was invited last Spring to attend the tournament and had been fundraising and preparing for eight months. The team left at 4 p.m. ...

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Pet of the Week: Walter the Dog

Hi there friends! I’m Walter! I am one great guy. Not only am I handsome, but I am also smart, frisky, sweet, and lovable! I am about six months old and I recently found myself without a home. Actually I found a safe place, but it is not permanent and I really want a family. If you have time to ...

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Madera County’s Sheriff’s Log Through October 14

Photo of sheriff's car

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office reports taken locally from Tuesday, Oct. 8, to Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. Oakhurst: Vandalism On Tuesday, October 8, at 11:30 a.m., a deputy was dispatched to Oakhurst regarding vandalism. Report written and case closed. Oakhurst: Narcotics On Tuesday, October 8, at 12:27 p.m., a deputy was dispatched to ...

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Celebration of Life for Albert D. Heath Jr. of North Fork

Albert D. Heath Jr. of North Fork

Albert was born on Christmas morning 1934 in Arizona. He was always proud of that. He passed away on October 3, 2019, after a long illness. Albert was pre-deceased by both his parents, son Joel D. Heath, and step-son Gregory Burhans. Albert is survived by his current wife Kay, former wife Anita and their daughters Sharron of San Diego, Deborah ...

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It Just Wouldn’t Be Christmas Without a Christmas Boutique

Christmas ornament

YOSEMITE — Yosemite Lakes Community Church will soon be holding their annual Christmas boutique. Bring friends and family and do some Christmas shopping! Finish off your shopping with a delicious lunch! The boutique will be held Saturday, Nov. 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds support local and national charities/ministries. The luncheon will be from 11 a.m. to ...

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Mariposa County Arts Council to Host Reception for Elements Exhibition in November

River Rock Sentinels, by Hannelore Fischer

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Arts Council invites the public to an opening reception for Elements: Earth, Air, Fire, Water –– an exhibition with painters Hannelore Fischer, and Lorie Setterberg, photographers David Hoffman and Jeannetta Phillips, and maker Tim DeWitt –– on Friday, Nov. 1, from 4:30 – 6 p.m. at the Treetop Gallery, located at 5009 Hwy 140, Mariposa, ...

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Fasi Estate Winery: Visionary Success

By Sarah Jackson Special to Sierra News Online COARSEGOLD – How does a serious car accident turn into the American Dream and end in a beautiful winery? The answer is found in Ralph Fasi’s ability to recognize opportunity. Longtime Madera County businessman and entrepreneur Fasi seems to have a history of seizing chance and staying ahead of trends. And a ...

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Celebration of Life for Peter Drost of Oakhurst

From everyone at Sierra News Online, please accept our deepest condolences to the friends and family of Peter Drost.

We are deeply saddened to report that Peter Drost of Oakhurst, California, passed away on September 30, 2019. Peter was born in Musselkanaal, Holland, on September 11, 1947, to John and Betty Drost (Zandbergen.) He came to California with his family in 1955 and grew up in Burbank. As a Marine in the Vietnam War, he was stationed in Hawai’i ...

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27th Annual Oakhurst Fall Festival Focuses on Family Fun, Supports Local Businesses

By Sarah Jackson Special to Sierra News Online OAKHURST – Over the years the mountain area’s annual celebrations have evolved and changed but one theme remains the same: supporting a healthy, thriving community. That was certainly the case Saturday when the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the 27th annual Fall Festival in Oakhurst Community Park. The annual, three-day event ...

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