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Teaming Up For New Backpacks At OES

OAKHURST — Say hello to Savannah Noone, a third grade student in Mrs. White’s classroom at Oakhurst Elementary School. Savannah is modeling a brand new backpack she recently selected at the OES Backpack Store. Through the generosity of the school’s friends from the Boys and Girls Club, and the staff at Oakhurst Physical Therapy, OES has 40 backpacks in the ...

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Library Workshop: Landscaping Under Native Oaks

OAKHURST — When she was younger, Linda Hancock and her siblings often played under the native oaks trees that grew on their parents’ property in North Fork. Today, Hancock is a Master Gardener in Madera County who volunteers to teach people about oak trees native to the mountain area and how to landscape under them. On Saturday, Oct. 13, Hancock ...

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Last Weekend For Much Ado About Nothing

OAKHURST — Let us take you back to the cosmopolitan port city of Messina, Italy. The year is 1602 and you will spend your evening at the fashionable home of Leonato (James Mierkey) and his wife Antonia (Jennifer Olsen) as they welcome Prince Don Pedro (Andy Graham), recently returned from war. Beautiful period dress and set will immerse you in ...

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Katie’s Gymkhana Benefits FFA

By Kaitlynn Linderholm — COARSEGOLD — My name is Katie Linderholm — I’m a senior at Minarets High School and live in Coarsegold. I’m hosting a Gymkhana at the Coarsegold Rodeo Grounds on Sunday, Nov. 4, for my Senior Legacy Experience project. All proceeds of the gymkhana and raffle will benefit the O’Neals-Minarets FFA Chapter. The money raised will help Minarets ...

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New Sheriff On Minarets Campus

By Ashley Davis —  O’NEALS — Minarets High School is adding to the school year by year, including this year — with deputy on campus. Michael Murphy is a Madera County Sheriff’s deputy who is eager to be part of Chawanakee Unified School District. This is the first year that Minarets will have a designated sheriff’s deputy on campus. He will be ...

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Superheroes Gather For Wildcat Literacy Night

AHWAHNEE — Over one hundred superheroes converged on Wasuma Elementary School’s gymnasium on Wednesday, Sept. 26,  to celebrate the second annual Family Literacy Night. Parents and students traveled to 10 activity centers to play word games, explore kid-friendly websites, draw background pictures, eat “wonder dogs,” listen to celebrity readers share their favorite childhood books, choose free books, and win raffle ...

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Volunteer To Be Part Of The 15th Annual Facelift In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park and the Yosemite Climbing Association invite the public to participate in the 15th Annual Yosemite Facelift, an event held each fall to clean up trash and debris from around the park after the busy summer season. Volunteers are needed to help pick up litter at various locations in the park including roadways, in the river ...

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Lisa Wobler: Working On A Dream

OAKHURST — I was hesitant to leave the ocean after 32 years to move to the mountains, but two-and-a-half years later, I could not be more happy with my decision. I have found my home. We moved to Oakhurst in November of 2015 from Del Mar, California. As Bruce Springsteen says, “I am working on a dream.” Great song, too. I’ve ...

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Dean Allen Cram

Dean Allen Cram was taken from us Sunday, Sept. 16, just over a week before his 38th birthday. Dean was born on Sept. 26, 1980 and died on Sept. 16, 2018. Despite this tragic loss, his memory and our love for him will never fade. We will always remember his beautiful beaming smile, kind heart and goofy personality. Growing up, ...

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Tree Mortality Work In Madera County, Update Sept. 27

Written by Sarah Bolton – Hello Madera County Residents! Welcome to the second edition of the Tree Mortality Community Column. Our company, Blue Ridge Services (BRS), is partnering with Madera County to oversee and implement their tree mortality mitigation project. At this point, most of us who live in Madera County are very used to tree mortality. In the past, ...

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