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Madera County Sheriff’s Log for the Week Ending November 11

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MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office reports taken locally from Tuesday, November 5, to Monday, November 11, 2019. Ahwahnee Fraud Investigation On Tuesday, November 5, at 11:54 a.m., a cadet was dispatched to Liberty Drive in Oakhurst regarding a fraud investigation. Recommend case be closed due to a lack of investigative leads. Oakhurst Juveniles ...

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Oakhurst Community Concert Band Kicks Off Its 2019-2020 Concert Season With a Concert This Sunday

Concert season kicks off this Sunday. Don't miss it!

The Oakhurst Community Concert Band kicks off its 2019-2020 concert season by celebrating the holiday season on Sunday, Nov. 17, beginning at 3:00 p.m., in the Mountain Christian Center. Admission is free for this “Jazzy Winter Concert.” Band Director Mike Corrigan has selected music that is especially suited to this time of year, including… C’est Noël! (It’s Christmas!) by Andre ...

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Celebration of Life for Kenneth Bruce Upcraft, Sr.

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Kenneth Bruce Upcraft, Sr. passed away on October 19, 2019, after a brief illness. He was born on July 13, 1928, in Minetto, NY, to Kenneth and Mary Ellen (Stevens) Upcraft. He grew up in Hannibal, NY, and graduated from Hannibal High School in 1945. Kenneth joined the U.S. Army on October 2, 1946, serving honorably with the 8th Army ...

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Minarets Volleyball Nets a Victory in First Playoff Game

Congratulations Mustangs!

By Katelyn Hough, Student Reporter MINARETS — After claiming the title of West Sequoia League Champions with an undefeated league record, the Minarets volleyball team has started their road towards the Valley Championship. On Thursday, Oct. 31, the Minarets Mustangs faced the Liberty Hawks in their first round of playoffs. Before the game, the team had a dinner where they ...

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A Lifetime Honor: Minarets National Honor Society Induction Ceremony

Congratulations to the Minarets Honor Society!

By Johanna Ziegler, Student Journalist MINARETS — Undergoing a meticulous selection process, eleven new members have been inducted into the Minarets National Honor Society. Recognized at a ceremony in front of parents, friends, and staff, these students had to complete a rigorous application and meet the ‘four pillars’ of the organization: Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. For those unfamiliar with ...

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YNP to Host Public Meeting on Curry Former Waste Disposal Site

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park is hosting a public meeting on the remediation of the Curry Former Waste Disposal Site. All members of the public interested in learning about this project are welcome to join park staff at the Yosemite Valley Auditorium on Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. From 1:00 to 1:30 p.m., employees with the National ...

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Thanks to Coach Mike, PE at Oakhurst Elementary A Lot More Interesting

Third grade class at Oakhurst Elementary School

OAKHURST — Ever played Blob Tag, Cats in the Corner Tag, Four-Square, or raced through the American Ninja Warrior Junior course or the Eagle Agility Trail? Or maybe you’ve spent time hoola-hooping, jumping rope or racing on a scooter. Then there’s holiday favorites like Spiders and Flies, Witches Hat Tag or Poison Pumpkin Patch? From four-square to kick-ball tournament, the ...

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Celebration of Life for Sandy Baker

From everyone at Sierra News Online, our deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of Sandy Baker

Please join us in celebrating the life of Sandra (Sandy) Baker. Sandy was born on June 12, 1938, and passed away on November 2, 2019. Sandy has been a member of the mountain community for many decades. She was the first female little league coach in Coarsegold, she was a waitress in many local restaurants, and she was a long-time business ...

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Senator Andreas Borgeas to Hold Mobile ‘Office Hours’ Thursday in Oakhurst

Senator Borgeas is coming to Oakhurst tomorrow

OAKHURST — Representatives from 8th Senate District State Senator Andreas Borgeas’ office will host district office hours Thursday, Nov. 14, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., in Oakhurst. Staff will be available to answer questions and provide assistance with a variety of services, issues and state agencies. The meeting will be held at the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce, located at ...

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Detour Alert for Southbound Traffic on Highway 41 in Madera County

Detour alert!

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced a planned detour for southbound State Route 41 traffic due to paving operations. The following detour will be in effect: Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 13, and ending Friday, Nov. 15, southbound State Route 41 traffic between State Route 145 and Avenue 15 will be placed on a signed detour. The detour will take place ...

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