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Vote Now For Your Favorite Relay For Life Theme

OAKHURST – Every year the local Relay for Life committee gets together to plan a theme for the event, scheduled currently for Saturday, May 14. This time around, there’s a fun new twist:anyone who’s interested can easily vote online to decide the best theme. For those who are unfamiliar, Relay for Life is an organized, overnight community fundraising walk sponsored ...

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CHP Senior Volunteer Program Gears Up

OAKHURST — The Oakhurst Area of the California Highway Patrol is looking for a few good men and woman willing to give something back to their community. Lieutenant Jason Daughrity, Commander of the Oakhurst Area CHP, says he is looking for up to 20 energetic people who are willing to accept the challenge of joining the CHP’s Senior Volunteer Program. ...

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Local Adult School Options: A Resolution That Changes Lives

Submitted by Dr. Randy Haggard OAKHURST — Yosemite Adult School, part of Yosemite Unified School District, is proud to announce that they have expanded the Adult Diploma program. There are many reasons why someone may have dropped out of high school, and the Adult Diploma program allows people over 18 years of age to return to school to finish their ...

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Agenda For Town Hall Meeting in Oakhurst

OAKHURST – District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler will host his first Town Hall meeting of the year on Thursday, Jan. 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Oakhurst Community Center. Guest speakers are set to include Denise Tolmie, District Ranger for the Bass Lake Ranger District, and Darin Soukup, Director of Oakhurst Community College Center. Michael Baird of the ...

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Wet Wednesday Likely With Snow In High Country

MOUNTAIN AREA — Tuesday’s sunny skies will likely turn into a rainy night, with a good chance for a small amount of precipitation late this evening, and more in store on Wednesday, Jan. 13, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Hanford. Temps in Oakhurst on Wednesday will be just over 50 degrees, with a little wind, and a ...

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Madera Sheriff Recruiting Citizens On Patrol

MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is currently recruiting for Citizens on Patrol. Applications will be accepted until Monday, Jan 25. Citizens on Patrol is a cooperative effort of the Sheriff’s Office and community participants and is designed to enhance the quality of life in Madera County. Citizens on Patrol members are a uniformed volunteer unit of the ...

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Challenger Baseball Sign-Ups Happening Now

Submitted by Lisa Sesto MOUNTAIN AREA — Are you looking for a way to be a part of “America’s favorite pastime?” Wondering if there’s a special league in your area designed for kids with special needs? We are happy to say yes, there is! About two years ago, Little League’s CA District 10 launched its first ever Challenger Division. Sierra ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Jan. 3

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Dec. 27, 2015 through Jan. 3, 2016. Oakhurst runaway juvenile On Sunday, Dec. 27 at 00:19 a.m., a deputy flagged down by a citizen in the 45000 block of CA-41 regarding a runaway juvenile. Investigation concluded the juvenile had possibly left the Oakhurst ...

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Winter Storm Warning For Sierra Nevada

MOUNTAIN AREA — The first in a series of storms coming through Central California this week will bring rain and snow to the area, and a winter storm warning has been issued for the southern Sierra Nevada from Yosemite National Park to the Tulare/Kern county line, from 10 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4 through 10 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5. According to ...

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Series Of Storms Bring Rain And Snow

MOUNTAIN AREA – Rain is on its way to the foothills and snow to the higher country including Yosemite, as this week’s weather looks a little wetter. In Oakhurst on Monday, Jan. 4, the National Weather Service (NWS) in Hanford is suggesting a 50 percent chance of rain, without much to measure: somewhere between a tenth and a quarter inch ...

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