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Pre-Apprenticeship Training In Building Trades

OAKHURST — If you’re thinking about starting a new career or just beginning your continued education, here’s a chance to learn some valuable skills. Yosemite Unified School District in cooperation with the State Center Adult Education Consortium is taking sign-ups for a Pre-Apprenticeship Training Opportunity in Oakhurst. Open to students 18 years of age and up, the training program offers ...

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Generous Community Awards For YHS Seniors

OAKHURST — The theater at Yosemite High School was filled with excited students, proud guardians, and kind-hearted representatives of organizations and families who were giving generously as Community Awards were handed out to members of YHS Class of 2016 on Monday, May 9. “The sole purpose of some of those organizations is to raise funds for Community Awards,” explains Jeanne ...

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Tree Mortality Workshop In Ponderosa Basin

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The public is encouraged to attend a Tree Mortality Workshop / Resource Fair in Ponderosa Basin at County Fire Station #32, 5618 Creel Road on Saturday, June 11, from 9 a.m. to  2 p.m. The event is being hosted by the Mariposa County Office of Emergency Services. This will be an all-encompassing event to connect land/homeowners with ...

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Armed Forces Day Stand Down For Veterans

OAKHURST – All area veterans are invited to a family-style stand down on Saturday, May 21 at Sierra Pines Church in Oakhurst, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. It’s sponsored by Caring Veterans of America, Inc. — the organization’s motto is “veterans helping veterans.” The upbeat day offers fellowship, free hot food, gear, entertainment, assistance with VA matters including registration, ...

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Voter Registration Deadline Fast Approaching

CALIFORNIA — If you want to vote in the June 7 primary and you’re not registered, you’re running out of time. The deadline to register or re-register to vote for any election is 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Time on the 15th calendar day before that election — that is May 23. It’s easy to register, just go online to http://registertovote.ca.gov/ To ...

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We Honor Those Who Are Called To Care

“Every day, you’re called upon to help others through one of the most frightening times of their lives. Every day, you’re called upon to provide a sense of security and relief during chaotic and challenging situations. Every day, you’re called upon to do the work that only a select few can do. Every day, you’re Called to Care.” That is ...

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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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