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Frank Koop – Inspired Teacher & Coach

Written by Barbara Grow In a small town, tucked away in the Sierra Foothills, a swim coach, physics and chemistry teacher left a lasting impact on the lives of hundreds of students. Coach Frank Koop took a scrawny, sick little freshman and made a racer out of him, in the water and in the classroom. That’s the kind of man ...

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A Tribute To Jack Gyer

Written by Angelo Pizelo, Pastor and Director of the Oakhurst Positive Living Center Jack Gyer passed over to a new dimension of life this week. He became a dear friend to all who had the pleasure to meet him. He enriched the life of others with his friendship and love. Jack loved the Oakhurst community and all of Eastern Madera ...

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YARTS Revisited In Madera County

The Madera County Board of Supervisors has voted to open the door, just a crack, to reconsidering whether county residents will participate in the Yosemite Area Regional Transit System (YARTS). The Board voted 3-2 on Tuesday to accept the $15,000 budgeted by the Fresno Council Of Governments (COG) to ask people in Madera County what they think of participating in ...

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Rural Fire Fee – Your Bill Is In The Mail

Property owners in Madera County are about to be hit with another fee. Check you mailbox in August for a bill from the State Board of Equalization (BOE) requiring payment of $115 per parcel, plus $25 for any addition homes on your property. You will have just 30 days to pay. Madera County is included in a “State Responsibility Area ...

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New County Website Lets You Do Business Online

Madera County has launched their new website, and what a difference! If you haven’t been to www.madera-county.com in a while, you will be surprised and delighted by what Robert Connal, Director of Information Technology Department, and his team have done with this now-user-friendly resource. The county website has been completely redesigned. In Connal’s presentation to the Board of Supervisors on ...

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Golden Chain Loses Beloved Friend

Daniel Ross was only 46 years old when he passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2012. He was a much-loved friend and past-president of the Golden Chain Theatre. Mary Lou (LuLu) Finley, vice-president of the Golden Chain, was devasted by the news. “He had a God-given talent, an unbelievable voice. He was loved by so many people, my phone has ...

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Supervisors Say "No" To Cat Licenses

Madera County residents will not have to license their cats or be required to have them vaccinated for rabies. That is the outcome of the unanimous vote today by the Madera County Board of Supervisors at their regular meeting. The fees for licensing cats had already been approved in County Ordinance 634 in April of 2010. However, there was no ...

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Fatal Crash At Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — Sheriff John Anderson has learned that the two men killed this morning in a solo vehicle crash may be tied to an auto dealership break-in in Oakhurst over the weekend. 19-year-old Albert Hammond and 20-year-old Dylan Beazley died this morning following the wreck on Road 274 near Bass Lake. Both men were residents of Oakhurst. Based on ...

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Bass Lake Dam Project Hits Small Snag

A small oil spill on Bass Lake was cleaned up immediately Wednesday, and poses no threat to the lake’s fish or recreationists. The incident occurred on Wednesday, July 18, at 8:45am, when dredging operations turned up a 55 gallon drum in the mud about 45 feet below the surface of the lake. The legs of the dredging platform punctured the ...

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Mariposa Kiwanis Club To Host Magic Shows

Written by Hannah Violette The Kiwanis Club of Mariposa will host two showings of, “Professor Algernon’s World of Oddities and Wonders” on August 17th and 18th. The shows will be held at the Mariposa County Park Amphitheater at 7:00 pm each night. Tickets will be pre-sold at Westamerica Bank, The Company Store, Mariposa Shipping, and Triangle Market, for $8. Tickets ...

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