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27th Annual Oakhurst Fall Festival Focuses on Family Fun, Supports Local Businesses

By Sarah Jackson Special to Sierra News Online OAKHURST – Over the years the mountain area’s annual celebrations have evolved and changed but one theme remains the same: supporting a healthy, thriving community. That was certainly the case Saturday when the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the 27th annual Fall Festival in Oakhurst Community Park. The annual, three-day event ...

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Jeremiah Stott of North Fork’s Troop 357 Earns Eagle Scout

Jeremiah Stott, our newest Eagle Scout.

NORTH FORK — Jeremiah Stott received his Eagle Scout award at a ceremony held Sept. 8 at Hillside Baptist Church.  The Sunday event was attended by family, friends, North Fork Lions Club members, District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler, troop members and Sequoia Boy Scout council officials. Jeremiah, a junior at Minarets High School, is actively involved in both football and ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log — Oct. 1-7

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from Madera County Sheriff’s Office reports taken locally Oct. 1-7, 2019. Oakhurst – Theft On Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 9:30 a.m. deputy dispatched to the 48000 block of Liberty Drive in Oakhurst regarding theft. Report written, evidence obtained, and case forwarded to detectives for review. Coarsegold – Theft On Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 10:11 ...

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Pet of the Week: Blackie the Dog

Blackie the Dog.

Hi everybody, I’m Blackie! Although I may not be as sleek and black as I was when I was just a pup (in case you didn’t notice), if you need a big guy around to talk to 24/7, I might be the one. I prefer to give my person all of my attention and don’t want other dogs or cats ...

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Celebration of Life for Cyndi Presho

Cyndi Presho of Oakhurst, 66, passed away in Oakhurst on Saturday, September 28, 2019, from breast cancer. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, November 8, at Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church, with Pastor Rick officiating. Cyndi Presho was born in Edgewood, California, to George Moorhous and Etta Moorhous on August 6, 1953. She graduated from Grant High ...

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YNP Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Deaf Services Program

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — Yosemite National Park will celebrate the 40th anniversary of its Deaf Services Program by hosting a series of special events Oct. 11-14 for members of the Deaf community. The event will be the largest gathering of the Deaf community in Yosemite’s history, according to park officials. During the four-day celebration, YNP will be offering a wide ...

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Oakhurst Sierra Rotary Hosts Poker & Bingo Night Next Friday

The Oakhurst Sierra Rotary Club invites the community to their 5th Annual Poker & Bingo Fun Night Dinner fundraiser (Friday, Oct. 18) at the Oakhurst Community Center. This year’s event will start at 5 p.m. for registration, with dinner at 6 p.m. The games begin at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome at the event, which includes an amazing meal prepared ...

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Briceburg Firefight Lasts Into the Night

MARIPOSA COUNTY– A 30-acre brush fire that started along Highway 140 Sunday afternoon has now charred more than 4,400 acres and is only ten percent contained, according to the latest report from CAL FIRE, issued Wednesday afternoon. From all fronts, nearly 1000 fire personnel continue the firefight — day and night. Steven Ward, a CAL FIRE spokesman, explained how backfire ...

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Yosemite Audubon is Offering a Field Trip to the Wawona Loop Trail

YOSEMITE — The Wawona Loop Trail is wide and relatively easy to walk – 3.5 miles that meanders around the margin of the meadow from the Wawona Hotel and across the golf course. You will likely see an array of woodpeckers and meadow birds, and perhaps some uncommon birds at the end of the migration season. Bring binoculars, lunch, snacks, ...

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