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Soroptimist Live Your Dream Scholarship Applications

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OAKHURST — Do you need money for college or vocational school? Soroptimist International of The Sierras is seeking applicants, beginning on Aug. 1, 2020, for the 2020-2021 Live Your Dream College Scholarship Awards. “This annual luncheon held each year on the third Thursday in April is an important part of our local club and mission statement where we inspire and ...

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Two Fremont Healthcare Staff Members Test Positive For COVID-19

MARIPOSA — Two John C. Fremont Healthcare District’s staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. Our Infection Control department has conducted contact tracing with support from the Mariposa County Health & Human Services Agency. Staff members identified as close contacts have been placed into quarantine. All staff, including the COVID-19 confirmed staff member, have worn face masks, performed hand hygiene ...

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Madera County Department of Public Health to hold Facebook Live Events

Madera – Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) will be holding two Facebook Live Events this week: Tuesday, July 21st in English and Thursday, July 23rd in Spanish from 6-7pm. Join Sara Bosse, Public Health Director and Dr. Simon Paul, Public Health Officer as they provide an update on COVID-19 and discuss important and commonly requested topics such as: ...

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Yosemite Announces Opening of Civic Engagement for Restoration Project

Yosemite – Yosemite National Park announces the opening of civic engagement for the Ackerson Meadow Restoration Project. Ackerson Meadow is the largest mid-elevation meadow complex in Yosemite National Park. Currently, a large unnatural erosion gully, up to 14 feet deep and 100 feet wide, is actively draining 90 acres of former wetlands in the meadow and threatening an additional 100 ...

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ATV Crash Kills 56-Year-Old O’Neals Resident

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O’NEALS — A 56-year-old O’Neals resident was killed Friday afternoon in an ATV accident.The incident occurred about 2:30 p.m. on private property near Road 200 and Lily Mine Way, according to CHP.The name of the victim has not been released.According to the CHP report, the driver of a Honda Rubicon ATV was traveling westbound on private property with “uneven terrain.” “The ...

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Madera County Reports 43 New Cases; Total Rises to 1179

MADERA — Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) officials reported 43 more cases of COVID-19 today, raising the total number of cases countywide to 1179. As of 4 p.m. Friday, MCDPH is reporting 598 active cases — and 609 recoveries.A recently added note on MCDPH’s website states that due to state standardization under the new Cal CONNECT system, Madera ...

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Newsom: Hotspot Counties Must Start School Year Online

SACRAMENTO — California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday that school in counties on the state’s COVID-19 watch list for more than 14 days must start the new school year with distance learning classes only. The governor outlined strict criteria for school districts to meet in order to offer traditional in-classroom instruction. The decision marks a change for the governor, who ...

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Madera County Reports 82 More Cases; Total Rises to 1136

MADERA — Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) officials reported 82 more cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, raising the total number of cases countywide to 1136. For the second day in a row, county health officials also reported another COVID-related death, raising the county’s death toll to 11 since the pandemic began in March.As of 4 p.m. Thursday, MCDPH ...

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LAFCO’s July 23 Public Workshop Cancelled Due to Pandemic

BASS LAKE — The Madera Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) Public Workshop regarding the Bass Lake/North Fork Municipal Service Review that was scheduled to be held on Thursday, July 23 at 4 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors Chambers in Madera and at the Pines Resort at Bass Lake has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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