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6th Annual Soroptimist ‘Dream It-Be It’ Girls Career Conference

6th Annual Soroptimist ‘Dream It – Be It’ Girls Career Conference for high school girls to be held May 22, 2021. Limited ‘Virtual’ Seats available and you must pre-register for this FREE event! OAKHURST – Soroptimist International of The Sierras local service club is having their 6th Annual ‘Dream It – Be It’ Career Conference which is scheduled for Saturday, ...

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DA Moreno’s Letter To The Community

District Attorney Sally Moreno’s Letter to the Madera County Mountain Residents Addresses the Recent Release of Robert Long, Accused of Stabbing in Oakhurst  Recently, I have been receiving questions regarding why Robert Long, the suspect in a stabbing that occurred in Oakhurst a week or so ago is out of custody.  To explain, I need to tell you a little ...

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FDA Announces Plan for Ban of Menthol Cigarettes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced their stance in response to a citizens petition, stating it will work to prohibit menthol as a characterizing flavor in cigarettes and all characterizing flavors (including menthol) in cigars due to their harmful impacts. MARIPOSA – This announcement significantly builds onto the tobacco control efforts in California particularly in regard to ...

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Madera Community College Announces First-ever Commencement

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Ceremonies set to be in-person. The newest community college in California, Madera Community College, is set to host its first-ever commencement ceremonies. When: May 20 and 21, 6 p.m. Where: Madera Community College 30277 Ave 12 Madera, CA 93638 Madera Community College became the 116th college in California in July 2020. Campuses are located in Madera and Oakhurst. “I am ...

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The FREE Oakhurst Trolley Is Here

Getting around this mountain town gets a big boost of excitement with the announcement of the Oakhurst Trolley!  Southern Yosemite has a NEW Treat – Riders Can Enjoy The FREE Oakhurst Trolley All Summer OAKHURST – Here for the summer, the Oakhurst Trolley (OT), or more affectionately known as the “OT,” becomes a Yosemite treat for visitors and residents spending ...

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Returning to the Stage: Minarets Showband

Submitted By Marshall Newton, Student Journalist for Minarets Press Minarets Show Band in up and running full swing with the return to in-person learning. They had originally planned to return in pods close to the beginning of the year alongside welding; however, due to transportation issues, with most band members living in Fresno, they were unable to rehearse together. Inevitably ...

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Local MET Theater Changes Name

Hello, Movie Heroes! Exciting Things are on the Horizon! Besides Being Able to Open on the 7th, We Are Moving Forward on Many Fronts OAKHURST – The first and the main point of this announcement is that we are updating the name of the theater. The original owners of the theater, Rusty and Sara Murphy, named the theater after their ...

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Pet of the Week: Charles the Cat

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Hello! Charles here! I have some information for you! Kitten season is here and lots of baby kitties are being born. The lucky ones will soon be available for adoption. They are all so cute you can hardly resist the fuzzy little things. I hope when you think of adding a furry friend to your family, you might also consider ...

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Recipe of the Week: Tuscan Chicken Pierogi Skillet

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From big things like juggling a career and family priorities to little things like writing lunchtime love notes, there are so many ways moms lift up their families and the people they love every day. In today’s world, where multi-tasking has taken on a whole new meaning, it’s clear moms deserve to be celebrated. One of the easiest ways to ...

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Madera County Vaccination Update

Madera County Department of Public Health Has Released a New Vaccine Dashboard MADERA COUNTY – The Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) is releasing vaccine information through a newly released vaccine dashboard. The dashboard will be updated every Tuesday. Access the dashboard here: www.maderacounty.com/covid19vaccine Here is a snapshot of  the vaccination update. • 101 vaccinations were administered at the ...

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