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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through Sept. 30, 2019

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MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office reports taken locally from Tuesday, September 24, to Monday, September 30, 2019. North Fork Dog Attack On Tuesday, September 24, at 7:31 a.m., a deputy was dispatched to North Fork in regards to loose dogs chasing and attempting to attack a small child. The involved parties are contacted ...

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Celebration Of Life Service Tuesday For Virgil Graham

Virgil Graham

Virgil Russell Graham passed away at his home in Coarsegold on Tuesday, Oct. 1, at the age of 77. Virgil was predeceased by his loving wife Annabelle Lewis Graham, his son Sammy Hughes Graham, parents William Graham and Nelly Goodeye Graham, siblings Martha Graham, Solomon Graham, Al Graham, Delmar Graham, Ruth Graham, Lucille Graham, Paul Graham, Beverley Graham, and John ...

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Road Construction To Begin On Minarets Road, Bass Lake Ranger District

map of road closures

CLOVIS — Sierra National Forest officials are alerting community residents and visitors of a road construction project with partial closures and delays on Minarets Road. Road work will start this Friday, Oct. 4, and continue through Friday, Oct. 18. There will be a traffic control plan in place to allow drivers to pass through this area safely. Drivers are requested ...

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Solar Suitcases Arrive In Africa And South Dakota

Solar suitcases in Kenya! All the way from Wasuma Elementary!

BASS LAKE — Eighth graders at Wasuma Elementary School are hard at work, getting ready to send out their next batch of solar suitcases. Previous suitcases, which are portable solar systems housed in a suitcase and hand-built by the students, have gone to Africa as well as to a Native American reservation in South Dakota suffering from a severe flood. ...

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Wasuma Elementary Pitches In To Help With Bass Lake Cleanup

Cleanup day at Bass Lake!

BASS LAKE — Miss Slayter’s 4th grade class and Mrs. Seals’ 4th & 5th grade classes at Wasuma Elementary, along with chaperones and some staff members, went to Bass Lake on Sept. 19, to help with cleaning up the lake. After a long day of work, they had cleaned up three day use areas, two campgrounds, parts of the shoreline ...

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Mariposa County Community Health Clinic Services Announces Move

The Community Health clinic services provided by the Mariposa County Public Health Branch will be moving from the current office at 5085 Bullion Street to a new location at 5300 Hwy. 49 North in Mariposa. The move will take place the week of October 15. For more information, call 966-3689 or find updates on the Mariposa County Public Health Facebook ...

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EMC SPCA Animal Faire Brings Bark to Oakhurst Community Park

OAKHURST — Eastern Madera County SPCA’s 21st annual Animal Faire brought the bark to Oakhurst Community Park Sunday. Bailey, an eight-year-old Chihuahua, was among the canines taking center stage today. He was rescued along with another small dog after a concerned neighbor alerted authorities to the dogs’ unhealthy condition. Bailey had to have extensive medical and dental work procedures, according ...

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Hwy 41 Collision Sends Driver to Hospital

COARSEGOLD — A traffic accident on Highway 41 at Road 416 sent a man to the hospital and temporarily snarled travel along Highway 41 this morning. The collision, which occurred around 9 a.m., involved two vehicles, a late-model blue pickup truck and a vintage red BMW. According to initials reports, the vehicles collided as the BMW was proceeding southbound on ...

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Lori Oliver-Tierney Presentation At The Mariposa Museum

Lori Oliver-Tierney

MARIPOSA — Lori Oliver-Tierney, the well-known local author of “Trudge – A Midlife Crisis On The John Muir Trail,” will be giving a presentation at the Mariposa Museum. Lori will speak about the ups and downs of her 211-mile journey as a 50-year-old woman hiking alone, as well as the people she met along the way. The presentation will be ...

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