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Become A Master Gardener And Keep Local Information Alive

MARIPOSA — As the gardening season winds down, gardeners always think about the future. What can we do to improve our soil? Enhance our landscape? Ease the workload? What plants have caught our eye? Master gardeners are thinking about the future in a different way. Master Gardeners go through training to help you with gardening challenges. We write, answer questions, ...

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Yosemite High Badgers Alumni Baseball Game This Sunday

OAKHURST — Yosemite High School seniors Chris Ward and Sage Crosswhite are organizing this year’s Badger Baseball Alumni Game for their senior project. It’s on Sunday,Oct. 14 starting at 3 p.m. at Yosemite High School. They’ve pulled together a terrific roster of players, ordered t-shirts, and even held a bake sale to help offset expenses for the cause. “I think ...

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Madera County Property Tax Bills Are In The Mail

MADERA – “It’s that time of year again,” reports Tracy Kennedy, Madera County Treasurer-Tax Collector. “We have just begun the tax season by printing and mailing our property tax bills.” Over 56,000 tax bills were mailed out, representing over $178 million in property taxes. The various bond charges and direct charges for each area are included on the tax bills. ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through October 7

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Oct. 1, to Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. Coarsegold domestic disturbance On Monday, Oct. 1 at 12:35 a.m. deputies responded to the 46000 block of Lucky Lane for a report of a domestic disturbance. Deputies arrived on scene and generated a report for ...

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YHS Water Polo Is Looking Strong

By YHS correspondent — OAKHURST — YHS Boys Water Polo improved to 4-2 in the North Sequoia League (NSL) and 9-9 overall, avenging close losses to Chowchilla and Sierra with an easy win at Chowchilla (12-3) and a convincing defeat of Sierra (11-7) at home on Oct. 4. BOYS TIED FOR FIRST IN NORTH SEQUOIA LEAGUE Their other league wins ...

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Be Aware – Potential Fires Lurk Throughout Your Home

SACRAMENTO – Today’s home fires burn faster than ever, says Cal Fire, and it’s time to Look, Listen and Learn during Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 7-13. In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Knowing how to use that time takes planning and ...

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Tee Up, Baseball Fans: Ted Lilly Badger Golf Tournament

FRIANT — Get ready to tee up for a good cause, especially if your blood runs Badger blue. Organized by the Badger Baseball Boosters to support Yosemite High School Baseball and the Yosemite Colts Travel Baseball Team, the annual Ted Lilly Golf Tournament will take place at Eagle Springs Golf Course on Saturday, Oct. 13.  The cost is $125 per player, ...

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Happening Now: 2nd Annual ARTober In Oakhurst

OAKHURST – Visit Yosemite | Madera County once again partners with the art community of Oakhurst to present ARTober in Oakhurst, a month dedicated to celebrating arts and culture throughout the area. ARTober encourages collaboration and participation from artists, musicians, writers, venues, foodies, and others to showcase all things arts and culture. The events are designed to encourage people to ...

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ACT Pet Of The Week: Sweet Puppy Sabrina

The Animal Compassion Team (ACT) foster and adoption Dog of the Week is back with the adorable puppy, Sabrina. “Hi, I’m Sabrina! My foster mom says I’m an adorable Dachshund mix. I’m a fun-loving girl who will steal your heart the second you meet me.” Sabrina is said to be a gentle girl who is not always biting your fingers and ...

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Focus On OCI Staff: Erik Peterson

By Paige Bartlett —  OAKHURST — We have a fabulous teacher at Oak Creek Intermediate (OCI); his name is Mr. Erik Peterson. We wanted to ask him a few questions about his teaching career and background. Mr. Peterson has taught for 28 years. Before his move to Oakhurst, he taught at Simi Valley High School, McKinley Elementary, Spencer V. Williams ...

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