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Taste Wine, Enjoy An Afternoon Of 1 For Haiti

Written by Susan Madden — In January, 2010, a massive earthquake hit Port Au Prince in Haiti, causing widespread detruction and dispair. It also brought the world’s attention to this island nation, the poorest in the western hemisphere. In August of 2010, my husband Tim and I made our first trip to Haiti, a trip that led to the creation ...

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Bring Back Sierra Mountaineer Days

OAKHURST — If you’re someone who talks about the “good ol’ days” when the whole town celebrated local heritage together and nobody wanted to miss it, you can plan to attend a meeting on Thursday, May 19, and share in the vision to bring back Sierra Mountaineer Days. Gwen Dunn, formerly Gwen Lopez, is determined to do just that. She’s ...

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Sheriff’s Log Through Sunday, May 15

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Sunday, May 8 to Sunday, May 15, 2016: Oakhurst assault On Sunday, May 8 at 2:06 a.m. a deputy responded to the 40800 block of Highway 41 for an assault. An investigation was conducted and all parties requested that no charges be filled. ...

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Extra Patrols On Highway 41 Focus On Motorcycles

MADERA COUNTY — CHP officers will be out in force along Highway 41 to ensure that motorcyclists “Have a Good Ride” and return home safely from their travels. May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness month in California, where many traffic collisions end in death or injury as a result of individuals speeding or driving aggressively. The California Highway Patrol in the ...

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Carrie Captures Inner Beauty For A Special Moment In Time

OAKHURST — One local photographer is not only intent on taking beautiful pictures, she’s got her mind set on changing the way women look at themselves and think about beauty. “A Moment in Time Photography started unofficially ten years ago when I did my first wedding,” explains owner Carrie Jenkins, who recently put up a cheerful shingle for the studio ...

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New Hope For Slim’s Koffee Shak

OAKHURST — On Friday, May 13, we heard that Slim’s Koffee Shak would close its doors in two locations following news that an investor deal for expansion had fallen through. The community reacted swiftly, sharing the story with uplifting comments and positive feedback online, on social media, and over koffee. On Saturday, a friend approached Slim’s owner Scott Marsh and, ...

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Vision Academy Concert, “Be The Change”

OAKHURST — Vision Academy of the Arts invites the community to a spring choir celebration of inspiration, with “Be the Change,” featuring a variety of songs designed to make a difference. Choir member and Vision Academy board member Shiela Adams says the program is intended to capture the spirit of change that starts with love. Songs include Ordinary Miracles, I ...

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Breakfast With The Badges At Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — Get to know your local law enforcement while enjoying breakfast overlooking the lake at Miller’s Landing. Sheriff Jay Varney and deputies from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office, along with officers from the CHP, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the U.S. Forest Service will be available on Saturday, June 11, from 8 to 11 a.m., ...

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HOW Dinner Honors Peggy Owens

AHWAHNEE — The nonprofit organization Helping One Woman (HOW) invites the community to a dinner in support of area resident Peggy Owens, at the Hitching Post on Wednesday, May 18 at 6 p.m. Peggy and husband Larry “lived in the Oakhurst area from 1988 – 1990 and loved ‘doing life’ here and homeschooling their five children, Jen, Daniel, Steven, Andrew ...

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D.A. Launches Phase One Of Veterans Court

MADERA COUNTY — The first phase of the District Attorney’s Office’s Veteran’s Court Plan will be launched at the Caring Veteran’s of America, Inc. Veteran’s Stand Down on May 21, at the Sierra Pines Church in Oakhurst from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Along with the first phase of the Veteran’s Court, the Stand Down will include free medical examinations ...

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