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Don’t Miss The Bus!

MADERA COUNTY — Yes, Madera County does have public transportation, with several options available. MCC and YARTS serve the general traveling public, and there’s also a Senior Bus, and an Escort Service for doctor’s appointments. Your car may be in the shop, you may not want to drive during bad weather, you may not have reliable transportation, or you may ...

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Quilters Sew Up Love And Comfort

Written by Diane Martin — MOUNTAIN AREA — The members of the Sierra Mountain Quilters Association have revved up their sewing machines to support and comfort those in need in the Sierra foothills and Central Valley. The quilters know that lovingly made quilts can help those in stressful situations feel more relaxed, comfortable, and secure. Since 1981 the members of ...

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Don’t Fall For This PG&E Scam

MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents that once again, the “pay up or we’ll shut off your electricity” PG&E scam is targeting power customers in the area. In one such scam, PG&E customers have told the company that they are receiving calls that show PG&E’s caller ID (1-800-743-5000) on their phones. Customers are told they ...

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Look Good, Feel Better Workshop For Cancer Patients

OAKHURST — Oakhurst Medical Group will host the American Cancer Society’s free “Look Good, Feel Better” program, with one workshop per month for three non-consecutive months, beginning Monday, Mar. 14. The program repeats on Monday, Jun. 13 and again on Monday, Sept. 12. Look Good Feel Better holds group workshops across the United States, teaching beauty techniques to female cancer ...

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Yosemite Western Artists Tri-County Exhibition

OAKHURST — Yosemite Western Artists not-for-profit collective is putting out the call for artists in advance of hosting its 44th Annual Tri-County Art Show. The Tri-County show is open to artists in Madera, Mariposa, and Fresno Counties. Categories include oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, fiber, mixed media, photography, and sculpture. Cash awards are: Best of Show ($100) and First Place in ...

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Yosemite Softball Serves Up Drive-Thru BBQ

OAKHURST — Members of the Yosemite High School Badger Softball team will serve up a sizzling barbequed Tri-Tip Dinner “to-go” in the student parking lot, on Friday, Feb. 26. Perfect for an easy night, you can pick up a delicious bbq tri-tip meal with a fresh salad, awesome beans and a dinner roll for just $10 per person, and all ...

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Help Send A Local Kid To Science Camp

OAKHURST – Do you remember the first time you ever stepped into the forest and squinted up through tall trees into golden sierra sunlight? That’s the kind of memory that many kids will take away from the planned 6th grade outdoor science camp field trip for students in the Bass Lake School District, and organizers are seeking the community’s help ...

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O’s Badger Sports Bulletin: Teams Traveled During Busy Break

O’s Badger Sports Bulletin, Vol. 1, Issue 5 by Yosemite High School Athletic Director Rusty Oetinger — Even though school wasn’t in session last week, the sports teams were very busy. On Tuesday the Girls Basketball team defeated Kerman, at Kerman. The following night, the Boys Basketball team played an outstanding game and almost stole the win at Kerman, as ...

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Berryhill And Bigelow Staff Hold Local Office Hours

MOUNTAIN AREA – A staff member from the office of State Senator Tom Berryhill will hold a day of Mobile District Office hours in Mariposa and Oakhurst next week. On Wednesday, Mar. 2, Outreach Coordinator Jenna Welch will be available to hear the public’s opinions on legislation, or to help with problems associated with state agencies, such as the Department ...

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Forest Service Recruits Miami Mountain Lookouts

MOUNTAIN AREA – From atop the mountain perch overlooking a vast expanse of green, eyes are carefully trained to spot the early tell-tale signs of forest fire. A wisp of smoke triggers a series of actions that can mean the difference between safety and catastrophe. In the relative safety of winter, recruitment begins for a new crop of Forest Service ...

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