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Tracking Santa Claus — Christmas Countdown!

MOUNTAIN AREA — Do your kids want to keep an eye on the big guy in the red suit this holiday season? Here’s how: The North American Aerospace Defense Command is celebrating the 62nd Anniversary of tracking Santa’s yuletide journey!  The NORAD Tracks Santa website, www.noradsanta.org, launched Dec. 1, features Santa’s North Pole Village, which includes a holiday countdown, games, activities, ...

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Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis Award Thousands For Kids

OAKHURST — The room was full and so were the hearts, as teachers and school representatives gathered by request to celebrate one of the year’s highlights in giving: Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis Mini-Grants for education. Local Kiwanis and others convened on Tuesday, Dec. 19 at El Cid Mexican Restaurant to give and receive money in support of projects and products that ...

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Know A Woman Who Needs HOW Now?

MOUNTAIN AREA — Organizers behind a local nonprofit who specialize in lifting women up one woman at a time are now looking for the public’s help to identify their next recipient. Thanks to the humility of a nominated person who declined the group’s largess, Helping One Woman (HOW) needs a woman to help. “Our recipient for our January dinner lost ...

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YUSD Accepting Applications For Board Trustee Member

OAKHURST — The Yosemite Unified School Board is seeking potential candidates to replace retiring board member, Joe Smith, Yosemite Unified School District (YUSD) announced. Candidates must live in Trustee Area 4 (see full map below). Potential candidates may pick up applications from Raylene Trent at the YUSD district office or email rtrent@yosemiteusd.org to obtain a copy of the application. Questions can ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Dec. 17

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Dec. 11 to Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. Bass Lake found wallet On Monday, Dec. 11 at 7:42 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 39000 block of Cedar Vista Drive regarding a found wallet. Report written, property obtained and case closed. North Fork ...

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ACT Dog Of The Week: Meet Morton

Meet this adorable goofy adult Lab-mix boy named Morton — he’s the Animal Compassion Team (ACT) foster and adoption Dog of the Week for SNO. Morton is between 1-2 years old, weighs about 60 pounds, and is ready for his new home. He is super friendly and promises to love you forever. Morton is good with other dogs but is ...

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IRS Warns Of Scam Targeting Hotmail Users

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today warned taxpayers and tax professionals of a new email scam targeting Hotmail users that is being used to steal personal and financial information. The phishing email subject line reads: “Internal Revenue Service Email No. XXXX | We’re processing your request soon | TXXXXXX-XXXXXXXX.” The email leads taxpayers to sign in to a fake ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Dec. 10

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Dec. 4 to Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. Oakhurst assault On Monday, Dec. 4, at 1:22 p.m. a deputy was dispatched to the area of CA-49 near Redbud Drive in regards to a male and female physically fighting. Upon arrival, both parties were contacted ...

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Local Firefighters Respond To Major SoCal Fires

MARIPOSA — More than 90 personnel from the Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) of Cal Fire have been sent to Southern California to assist with the massive firefighting efforts. They join the ranks of more than 5,700 firefighters currently on the front lines as six major wildfires continue their devastation from Ventura to San Diego County, forcing nearly 200,000 people from their ...

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Dual Enrollment Classes at Minarets

O’NEALS — Want to get ahead on college credits before you’re even out of high school? Well, Minarets is expanding the number of dual enrollment classes offered. Last year, the school offered a Welding class and a Health class that counted for both high school and community college credit. Starting next semester, Minarets will be offering both of these classes, ...

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