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Tree Mortality Work In Madera County, Update Oct. 8

Written by Sarah Bolton – MADERA COUNTY – Hello Madera County Residents! Welcome to the Tree Mortality Community Column #3. Our company, Blue Ridge Services (BRS), is partnering with Madera County to oversee and implement their tree mortality mitigation project. As our teams are out cutting down trees along county roads, they may have to temporarily stop traffic. We do ...

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Minarets Equestrian Team: A League of Their Own

By Greta Ziegler —  O’NEALS — Minarets High School is home to one of the very few school-sponsored equestrian teams in the Central Valley. Though competition with other schools is limited, the Minarets Equestrian Team dominates. In fact, they have such a prestigious competitive record that schools who do have equestrian teams do not want to compete with them. The ...

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Two Days Of Fun: 26th Annual Oakhurst Fall Festival

OAKHURST — Get ready for some great local fun as the 26th annual Oakhurst Fall Festival comes to town. Presented by the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce, the Oakhurst Fall Festival is happening Friday, Oct. 12, from 3 – 8 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Oakhurst Community Park will be bustling with carnival ...

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North Fork Chamber’s OktoberFest At Bandit Town

NORTH FORK — Time to don your lederhosen and belly up to the bar of a wild west saloon, as the North Fork Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center invites the community to celebrate the season with Oktoberfest at Bandit Town. Beer, wine and food will be available for purchase, and two well-known bands will take the stage. First on ...

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Letter To The Editor: Paul Hornick Is Already On The Job

In her Letter to the Editor, dated Sept. 26, 2018 which refers to Paul Hornick’s public service, Renee Young states: “I was also struck by his claim that he’s been a prosecutor for 13 years.” Perhaps there is need for clarification of our Madera County Senior Deputy District Attorney’s distinguished public service record. Senior Deputy District Attorney, Paul Hornick received ...

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Focus On OCI Staff: Erik Peterson

By Paige Bartlett —  OAKHURST — We have a fabulous teacher at Oak Creek Intermediate (OCI); his name is Mr. Erik Peterson. We wanted to ask him a few questions about his teaching career and background. Mr. Peterson has taught for 28 years. Before his move to Oakhurst, he taught at Simi Valley High School, McKinley Elementary, Spencer V. Williams ...

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Letter To The Editor: District 4 Needs Jessica Morse

Jessica Morse is the candidate that District 4 needs to bring change to the community. It is important that we have a representative who understands our needs and always does the right thing and I believe that Jessica Morse will do a great job. Jessica Morse and her family have lived in the district for five generations and understands the ...

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Bats, Pumpkins And Tarantulas: Over The Garden Fence

By Brian David —  Guided by sonar, night vision and the earth’s magnetic field, the Pallid, Mexican, and California Myotis bats – flying near fifty miles an hour – eat nocturnal insects mid-air. A dining night out delivers over half a bat’s body weight in nutritious insects. Central California crops including beets, citrus, corn, cotton, pecans, peppers, rice, strawberries and ...

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Annual Bass Lake Home Tour This Saturday

BASS LAKE — If you have ever spent time on Bass Lake enjoying the breezy ambiance and sparkling water, you may have noticed the magnificent homes that dwell along the shores of the lake.  Have you ever wanted to view these homes up close and personal? Well, here is your chance to participate in a self-guided tour that benefits several ...

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Letter To The Editor: Jessica Morse Will Bring Change We Need

Jessica Morse will bring the change that we need in California. Jessica’s charisma is inspiring people to make change happen. Jessica believes that everyone should be given an equal opportunity to high quality and affordable healthcare, regardless of pre-existing conditions. Her opponent Tom McClintock voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act which would have allowed insurance companies to deny 300,000 ...

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