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Celebration of Life for Cyndi Presho

Cyndi Presho of Oakhurst, 66, passed away in Oakhurst on Saturday, September 28, 2019, from breast cancer. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, November 8, at Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church, with Pastor Rick officiating. Cyndi Presho was born in Edgewood, California, to George Moorhous and Etta Moorhous on August 6, 1953. She graduated from Grant High ...

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YNP Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Deaf Services Program

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — Yosemite National Park will celebrate the 40th anniversary of its Deaf Services Program by hosting a series of special events Oct. 11-14 for members of the Deaf community. The event will be the largest gathering of the Deaf community in Yosemite’s history, according to park officials. During the four-day celebration, YNP will be offering a wide ...

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Oakhurst Sierra Rotary Hosts Poker & Bingo Night Next Friday

The Oakhurst Sierra Rotary Club invites the community to their 5th Annual Poker & Bingo Fun Night Dinner fundraiser (Friday, Oct. 18) at the Oakhurst Community Center. This year’s event will start at 5 p.m. for registration, with dinner at 6 p.m. The games begin at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome at the event, which includes an amazing meal prepared ...

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Briceburg Firefight Lasts Into the Night

MARIPOSA COUNTY– A 30-acre brush fire that started along Highway 140 Sunday afternoon has now charred more than 4,400 acres and is only ten percent contained, according to the latest report from CAL FIRE, issued Wednesday afternoon. From all fronts, nearly 1000 fire personnel continue the firefight — day and night. Steven Ward, a CAL FIRE spokesman, explained how backfire ...

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Yosemite Audubon is Offering a Field Trip to the Wawona Loop Trail

YOSEMITE — The Wawona Loop Trail is wide and relatively easy to walk – 3.5 miles that meanders around the margin of the meadow from the Wawona Hotel and across the golf course. You will likely see an array of woodpeckers and meadow birds, and perhaps some uncommon birds at the end of the migration season. Bring binoculars, lunch, snacks, ...

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Four Legged Friends at the Foundry Coming to Clovis This Weekend

A letter from high school senior Riley Hardison.  This Saturday, Oct. 12th, we hope to see you at the Four Legged Friends at the Foundry event in Clovis! This event is my senior project as I am a senior at Yosemite High School. I work with the Animal Compassion Team and am putting on an adoption event at The Foundry ...

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Under The Scenes: Minarets Drama Takes on The Little Mermaid at Hillside Elementary

Minarets students rehearsing for The Little Mermaid.

By Colby Jobinger MINARETS — Grab your Dinglehoppers, thing-a-mabobs, and snarfblatts, because it’s time for the winter musical at Minarets. The Minarets drama program has proudly announced that they will be performing Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Dec. 5, 6, and 7, at Hillside Elementary. After a very extensive audition and callback process full of cold reads (acting out scenes with ...

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Mariposa’s Concierge Real Estate Services Opens Second Office In Merced

MERCED— Concierge Real Estate Services, Fine Homes, Ranches and Estates celebrated the grand opening of their second location at 3558 G Street in Merced with a ribbon cutting late last month. The event was an opportunity to meet owner/broker Kori Smith, her realtors and staff members. The guest of honor was Dr. LeRoy Wrestling, a professor from U.C. Merced. At ...

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Memorial Service for Paul Rotondaro Scheduled for Today

Firefighters will gather together today (Thursday, Oct. 10) to pay their respects to CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) Fire Captain Paul Rotondaro, who passed away on October 2nd, 2019 in Gustine, California. Captain Rotondaro started his career with CAL FIRE in 2006 as a Fire Fighter I in MMU, and worked through the ranks to Fire Captain. He will be ...

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