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Fall Update From Coarsegold 4H: Farrowing And More

By Keiana Cramblett, Club Reporter COARSEGOLD — As October rolls on, my mom and I are getting ready for farrowing season. Farrowing is the act of a sow giving birth to a litter of piglets. A sow is a female pig who has farrowed a litter. A pig’s gestation period is 114 days (3 months, 3 weeks, and 3 days). ...

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Oakhurst Celebrates The 25th Annual Fall Festival In The Park

OAKHURST – The annual Oakhurst Fall Festival, presented by the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce, celebrates 25 years on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 13 and 14, at the Oakhurst Community Park. To commemorate this milestone event in the community, a few changes and additions have been made to present an amazing festival for our community (click video link below). The ...

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Letter to the Editor: Leave California Without Moving

Californians are subject to the highest State income tax rate, the highest vehicle tax; and the highest gas tax in the nation. Madera County also has one of the highest sales tax rates. This doesn’t even include the added costs of Cap-and-Trade regulation. Schools in California rank 46th in the nation. Our State Social Services are 32% of the budget. ...

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Chawanakee’s Customized High School Experience

MOUNTAIN AREA — Educational options are changing across the nation and some of those flexible choices are being offered locally, says Chawanakee Principal Rhonda Corippo. “Chawanakee Academy and Minarets High School have chosen to strengthen and support the option for students to customize their high school experience,” says Corippo. Through concurrent enrollment, students can now choose independent study/home school classes, ...

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“Listen To Me Dad, You’re Having A Heart Attack!”

Written by Richard Keg — It’s been a year since my dad’s heart attack, as of about 10:30 p.m. today. To make sure he remembers to always listen to me, I just posted this on his wall: One year ago today, as of about right now, your heart attack started. I remember sitting here and arguing with you, telling you ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Sept. 24

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Sept. 18 to Sunday, Sept. 24 2017. Oakhurst warrant citation On Monday, Sept. 18 at 12:46 a.m. a deputy initiated a vehicle stop conducted on the 40000 block of CA-41. The male driver was found to have a $5,000 misdemeanor warrant for ...

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County Renews Contract For Low Cost Spay/Neuter Program

MADERA COUNTY – On Tuesday, Sept. 19, the Madera County Board of Supervisors approved renewing a contract between the County’s Animal Services Department and HOPE Animal Services of Fresno for low-cost spay and neuter services, a program that the County says has saved constituents from higher costs over the past seven years. HOPE, or Halt Overpopulation with Prevention and Education, ...

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Brandon Healey: President’s Scholarship To CSULB

AHWAHNEE – Brandon Healey of Ahwahnee has been named a 2017 President’s Scholar as part of the incoming freshman class at California State  University, Long Beach (CSULB) and as such has received a scholarship. “The President’s Scholars program continues to be one of the best of its kind in the nation,” said CSULB President Jane Close Conoley. “The students selected and ...

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Walk The Meditative New Labyrinth At Local Church

OAKHURST — All are invited to the New Community United Methodist Church’s dedication ceremony of the labyrinth for community use. The event, led by Pastor Gayle Basten, will take place on Sunday, Sept. 24, beginning at 11:15 a.m. at the church. Following the ceremony is a workshop for those who are interested in more information on the history, meaning and ...

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Found: 33 Bags Of Trash And Beethoven’s 9th

OAKHURST — As part of the Annual Great Sierra River Cleanup, 18 people showed up to help beautify their surroundings along the Oakhurst River Parkway, for the special event on Saturday, Sept. 9. This is the ninth year that the Oakhurst River Parkway Committee has participated. Among others, the 2017 teams included Rotarians who came out to support their community ...

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