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Madera County Is Looking For COPs

MADERA COUNTY — Madera County’s hugely popular Citizens On Patrol (COPs) is looking for volunteers to join the county’s team of citizens in law enforcement. JoAnn Evans, community service officer for the Madera County Sheriff’s Department, addressed the North Fork Chamber of Commerce at a recent meeting, on just what these volunteers do. COPs have a variety of duties, and ...

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Give The Gift Of Life – Give Blood

All donors receive a free vintage T-shirt BASS LAKE – Everyone is encouraged to help save lives by donating blood when the bloodmobile from the Central California Blood Center comes to park outside Bass Lake Realty between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26.

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Deputies Capture 3 Suspected Fuel Thieves

MADERA – A trio of suspected thieves from Fresno are now behind bars in Madera County. Bail has been set at $10,000 for each suspect, according to a Madera County Sheriff’s Department press release. Sheriff John Anderson believes the two men and a woman are connected to a fuel theft ring.

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Children's Museum Takes Difficult Step

Over the past several months, the staff and volunteers at the Children’s Museum of the Sierra have been over whelmed by our community’s support. The number of people who have come forward with donations of time, money, materials and more to ensure this community treasure remains open has been heartwarming to say the very least. As we continue to move ...

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Pet Photo Contest Winners

OAKHURST – Over 100 photos of dogs, cats, pets of all kinds and their humans, were submitted for the annual Pet Photo Contest sponsored by the Oakhurst Mountain Lions. Winners were announced at Responsible Dog Owner Day, Saturday, Sept. 29, at Oakhurst Feed & Pet Supply.

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OES Hosts Spirit Night This Friday

OAKHURST – Oakhurst Elementary School’s Parent/Teacher Club is hosting its annual Patriotic Spirit Night on Friday, Oct. 5, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. All OES families, community members and neighbors are welcome for an evening of great food, games and entertainment. The evening also includes a silent auction, with fabulous items donated by many local businesses. The auction closes at ...

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Drink And Drive, Do Some Time

CHP Plans DUI Checkpoint Saturday Night The California Highway Patrol will conduct a DUI and driver license safety checkpoint on Saturday, Sept. 22, “somewhere within the incorporated area of the city of Madera,” according to Lt. Dave Paris, CHP’s Madera Area Commander. Officers will patrol the surrounding area in search of drunk drivers attempting to evade the checkpoint, which will ...

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CA Fire Prevention Fee

As a homeowner in Mariposa County I have struggled with my budget for many years in order to make my property fire safe every spring. Now this!!! I’m expected to add “up to $150” a year(????) for fire prevention, which already costs me more than $300 a year? NO WAY!!! Why? Here are the reasons: 1. The fire department in ...

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Patriot Day Celebrates Those Who Serve

OAKHURST – There are some dates you just don’t forget. Where were you, that fateful Tuesday in 2001, when the news broke that planes had hit the Twin Towers in New York? Eleven years later, on Tuesday, on Sept. 11, 2012, friends, neighbors, veterans, civilians and students gathered at the patriotically festooned Sierra Telephone Headquarters on Road 426 to remember ...

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Heritage Days Parade Winners

Oakhurst’s 100th Birthday was celebrated in fine style this past Saturday with the Mountain Heritage Days Parade. For nearly two hours the antique cars, floats, marching bands and floats rolled down Road 426, pausing for some banter with parade emcee Dr. Bill Atwood at the judges’ booth. When the festivities were over, and everyone headed to Fresno Flats for fun ...

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