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Celebration of Life for Clayton de Graaff

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Clayton de Graaff May 17, 1985 – May 15, 2022 Clayton de Graaff, 36, of Ahwahnee, California, passed away unexpectedly on May 15, 2022. Clayton was born on May 17, 1985, to Terry and Maureen de Graaff in Santa Cruz County, California. Clayton graduated from Yosemite High School in 2003. After years of soul searching he began his own business. Clayton ...

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YUSD Board Member Retires, Will Continue to Work Statewide

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AHWAHNEE – Veteran school trustee Monika Moulin retires from her seat on the Yosemite Unified School District Board of Trustees at the end of the year, it was announced this week.  Her current term ends December 2022. The Ahwahnee resident has served on the Oakhurst-based district’s governing board since the unification of the former Yosemite High School District and its feeder ...

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Celebration of Life for Allen Borden

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Allen Borden March 21, 1961 – March 17, 2022 With heavy hearts, the family of Allen Borden would like to announce his passing. We would like to invite friends and loved ones to his upcoming Celebration of Life. He was born March 21, 1961 and passed away on March 17, 2022. Our hearts are broken and we miss him so ...

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Local Primary Election Results

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MADERA COUNTY — Madera County had a very low voter turn out for the June 7th primary. With 71,961 registered voters in Madera County only 13,417 ballots were cast in yesterdays primary for a turnout of 18.64%. The eastern portion of Madera County that makes up District 5 has 18,697 registered voters. The most anticipated race was for District 5 Supervisor ...

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Mountain Amateur Radio Club Field Day Event Coming Up

Image of MARC member Clyde Wheeler as he greets visitors at last year’s Field Day event and explains to them how amateur radio interfaces with emergency services.

AHWAHNEE — If you’d like to learn more about what hams or licensed amateur radio operators do for fun, you can visit members of the local group at their annual Field Day event on Saturday and Sunday, June 25 and 26, 2022, scheduled this year at Wasuma Elementary School in Ahwahnee. The school is located at 43109 Hwy. 49 (see ...

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Marine Corps. Holds Memorial Day Ceremonies

Oakhurst- The Marine Corps League (#1121) in Oakhurst, together with the Veterans of Foreign Wars (#8743), hosts the annual Avenue of the Flags for Memorial Day (May 30th) at Oakhill Cemetery. “We are seeking veterans and their families to help put up the flags at 07:30 a.m. and take them down at 3:30,” said Maryann Enciso, the VFW Commander. The ...

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Graduating Fresno ’Dog Now Dedicated to Helping Cats

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FRESNO STATE — Some of Valerie Guzman’s earliest childhood memories include taking in stray cats with her family in their Santa Maria apartment. “We would take in the cats that no one wanted – some were pregnant, had health problems or were infested with fleas,” Guzman said. “We would nurse them back to health and find them a home.” Guzman earned bachelor’s ...

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Supervisor Wheeler To Hold Public Safety Town Hall Tonight

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES – Join District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler tonight, May 5th, 2022 for a Town Hall Meeting to discuss Public Safety in Madera County. The Town Hall Meeting will take place from 6pm to 8 pm via Zoom. Information to join is below. All are encouraged to join the Town Hall to receive important information and to engage in ...

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Wildfire Wednesday: Final – Part 8

This is the eighth and final article in a series of articles SNO has been doing called “Wildfire Wednesday.”  “The 12 Step Guide to Help Plan in Advance for Evacuation.” This guide was put together by Katie Hepler and the members of the California Fire Support Group on Facebook. The California Fire Support Group is “intended to allow collaboration between those ...

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Local Organizations Donate to EMCSPCA

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OAKHURST — As the long-awaited Eastern Madera County SPCA animal shelter slides ever closer to opening its doors to furry residents, three local entities recently dedicated sizeable donations to further the vision. Eastern Madera County Bar Association The Eastern Madera County Bar Association, established approximately 30 years ago, recently decided to disband due to dwindling membership and the difficulty of ...

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