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New Equipment For Madera County Fire Department

MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Fire Department benefited from several actions taken during Tuesday’s meeting of the Board of Supervisors. First was a vote to accept a donation from the Paid Call Firefighters (PCFs) at Station 12 in Oakhurst of a 2017 F-450 Chassis XL 4×4 SD Super Cab truck purchased for $44,338. The vehicle will replace their current ...

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Local Authors Say They’re Lucky To Live Here

OAKHURST — Looking for the perfect local gift to give those friends and relatives who are always threatening to move here? Maybe you’re new to the area, or you’ve been here a while and are still seeking information. Stop by Branches Books and Gifts on Saturday, Oct. 15 to meet local authors Kellie Flanagan and Jennifer Moss, who’ll sign their new ...

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Master Guitarist Keith Knight At Coolwater Ranch

AHWAHNEE — Fall heralds the return of live music at the Coolwater Ranch, with Keith Knight scheduled to perform on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. Keith is a Native American solo 12- and 6-string acoustic guitarist, vocalist, and mandolinist, who has been performing across the United States since 1993. His high-energy guitar wizardry takes modern and and traditional acoustic ...

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Yosemite High School’s IB Program: It’s About Opportunity

OAKHURST — Among the many seeds of academic excellence at Yosemite High School is the International Baccalaureate program, known as IB. It’s a rigorous undertaking designed for junior and senior students with both a desire and the required commitment to expand their base of knowledge beyond the borders of YHS before they ever leave it. Founded in 1968, the International Baccalaureate ...

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Bigelow Named Champion Of Small Business

SACRAMENTO – On Tuesday, Assemblyman Frank Bigelow (R-O’Neals) was recognized by the National Federation of Independent Business, which gave him a 100 percent rating in its legislative annual voting record for supporting small business. “As a representative of rural California and someone raised in a small business family, I understand the challenges facing small businesses in this state,” said Bigelow. ...

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Free Dental Day In Coarsegold

COARSEGOLD — The fifth annual Free Dental Day at Golden Hills Dental with Dr. Jacob Geyer and Dr. Robert Quan is right around the corner. The Free Dental Day is Saturday, Oct. 8 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Golden Hills Dental in Coarsegold. Attendees will be seen on a first come-first served basis and will be able to receive either one cleaning, one filling, or one tooth extraction free ...

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Station 19 Makes Major Donation For New Firefighting Equipment

MADERA COUNTY — The firefighters at Madera County’s Station 19 are not only dedicated first responders, they have also volunteered hundreds of hours to raising money to upgrade the County’s firefighting equipment. On Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 9 a.m., personnel from Station 19, located in the Bonadelle Ranchos, will present a check to the Board of Supervisors for $40,000. This ...

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Sheriff’s Local Crime Log Through Oct. 2

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Sept. 26 to Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016: Coarsegold theft On Monday, Sept. 26 at 6:42 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 46000 block of Lucky Lane in regards to a theft report, and instructed to contact security and that a suspect had been ...

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24th Annual Oakhurst Fall Festival

OAKHURST – Oakhurst Community Park will be filled with a plethora of booths offering everything from collectibles to local wine samplings, hand-crafted beers and more at the 24th annual Oakhurst Fall Festival taking place Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8 – 9, sponsored by Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce. Known originally as the Oakhurst Chocolate and Wine Festival, the Oakhurst Fall Festival has grown ...

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Centuries Old Songs Featured In Free Performance

OAKHURST — A presentation of soul-stirring choral works from the 15th to 20th century is free to attend, as Fresno Choral Artists sing “Magnificat! Songs of Mary,” at Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church. The concert takes place on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 4 p.m. and there is no charge to attend. Click on flyer to enlarge. Director Greg Lapp and Accompanist Catherine ...

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