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Annual MOPS Community Baby Shower

Submitted by Joy Judd COARSEGOLD — Mountain area MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) will be hosting our 5th annual Community Baby Shower on Saturday, Mar. 12 at Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church. We had over 150 families attend our event last year and we are hoping to have an even bigger turnout this year. We have more than 30 new car seats ...

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O’s Badger Sports Bulletin: The Start Of Spring

O’s Badger Sports Bulletin, Vol. 1, Issue 6 by Yosemite High School Athletic Director Rusty Oetinger — The end of February also marked the end of the winter sport season with the loss of the girls basketball team on Friday, Feb. 26. Two days before that, they beat Selma for the second straight year to advance to the Quarter Finals of the D-II ...

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College Bond Approved For June Ballot

MADERA COUNTY — The State Center Community College District (SCCCD) Board of Trustees voted at its Mar. 1, meeting to place a local bond measure on the June 7 primary ballot. The bond seeks to generate $485 million to address District needs at Oakhurst Community College Center, Fresno City College, Reedley College, Clovis Community College, and Madera Community College Center, ...

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Free Workshop On Frustration For Family Caregivers

Submitted by Valley Caregivers OAKHURST — Are you a caregiver of a loved one? Do you need to control your frustration? Please join Valley Caregiver Resource Center for a free workshop on Tuesday, Mar. 22 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Oakhurst Lutheran Church. Everyone is welcome, say organizers, and pre-registration is required. Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers face special ...

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Wet Weather Coming Our Way Soon

MOUNTAIN AREA — A hazardous weather outlook has been noted for the foothills of Madera and Mariposa counties, including the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon, and a flash flood watch is in effect for elevations below 6,000 feet. The flash flood watch starts Saturday night, Mar. 5 and continues through Monday afternoon, Mar. 7, according to the National ...

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District 5 Town Hall Meeting In Raymond

RAYMOND — District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler will be hosting the next in his series of Town Hall Meetings on Thursday, Mar. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Raymond-Knowles Elementary School, 31828 Road 600. On the agenda for the evening: Denise Tolmie — New District Ranger on the Bass Lake District Sierra National Forest Darin Soukup — Director, ...

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Lucky Dog

Written by Mike Nolen — More than once it has struck me that what happened to me last fall probably wasn’t just dumb luck. Although with the Irish surname of Nolen, luck wouldn’t be entirely out of the realm of possibilities. I had what was classified as AMI, acute myocardial infarction, also known as a heart attack. It rapidly progressed ...

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Help For Property Owners With Dead/Dying Trees

By Dave Briley — MARIPOSA — More than a hundred people crowded into the Chambers of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors on Saturday, Feb. 27, for the multi-agency Tree Mortality Funding Fair, sponsored by the Mariposa County Office of Emergency Services. Federal, state and local organizations participating in the Fair included Cal Fire, the Mariposa County Fire Safe Council, ...

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Went To Bed In Camp Curry, Woke In Half Dome Village

YOSEMITE — While today marked the first day of Aramark’s takeover as concessioner in Yosemite National Park, the dispute over the historic names of several iconic properties continues. But as that issue works its way through the legal process, for many long-time employees it was a sad day and the end of an era. “Badger Pass had a quiet day ...

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The History Mystery #38

The Clampers (E Clampus Vitus Grub Gulch Chapter #41-49) are generously donating a Monitor Hydraulic nozzle to the Raymond Museum and setting up a display to explain how they worked and why their use had to be banned due to their destructive nature. Because the monitors worked with gravity fed water lines they needed to have water lines that dropped ...

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