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Series Of Storms Bring Rain And Snow

MOUNTAIN AREA – Rain is on its way to the foothills and snow to the higher country including Yosemite, as this week’s weather looks a little wetter. In Oakhurst on Monday, Jan. 4, the National Weather Service (NWS) in Hanford is suggesting a 50 percent chance of rain, without much to measure: somewhere between a tenth and a quarter inch ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Dec. 27

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Dec. 20 through Dec. 27, 2015. North Fork burglary On Sunday, Dec. 20 at 8:47 a.m., a deputy was dispatched to the 60000 block of Happy Oak Lane regarding a burglary. Report written, evidence obtained, no arrests made, and case closed due to ...

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Threshold Choir Sings In Service, Seeks Members

OAKHURST – Gentle voices, simple songs, and sincere kindness with calm, focused bedside attention can bring ease and comfort to the dying, say organizers of Threshold Choir, a compassionate network of primarily women’s a cappella choirs whose members lift their voices in song for people in hospice and for others at the thresholds of life. An Oakhurst chapter is now ...

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Tony McManus Takes The Stage At Coolwater Ranch

AHWAHNEE — Master guitarist Tommy Emmanuel says of Tony McManus, “The music is beyond beautiful, it’s perfect.” On Saturday, Jan. 16, you will have the chance to experience it for yourself as Robin Ralston and the Coolwater Ranch present an evening with Tony McManus. “Through Tony’s hands, the emotions of Celtic music are transferred to the guitar and the listener ...

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Free CPR Class Registering Now

OAKHURST – Start the new year by resolving to learn the life-saving skill of CPR. Register now to participate when Bill and Gina Hartley of Minarets Medical Education teach a free class on Saturday, Jan. 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sierra Senior Center. The gracious folks at the Senior Center have offered the use of their ...

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Sheriff’s Deputies Commit Random Acts Of Kindness

MADERA COUNTY — If you got pulled over by a Sheriff’s deputy today, you may have gotten a boost of Christmas cheer, rather than a citation. That’s what happened to Melinda Kerby of North Fork, who was on her way to bible study, when she was stopped for a burned out license plate light. Instead of a ticket, she was ...

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Snow On Christmas Near 1,500 Feet Elevation

MOUNTAIN AREA – The first full day of winter was a wet one, and while a flash flood watch expired at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 22, area residents can look forward to just a little break in the rain on Wednesday, Dec. 23, before another system, colder but drier, moves in on Thursday, ending on Friday. According to the ...

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The Future Of Oakhurst College

OAKHURST – More than twenty years after local activists fought hard to support the passing of legislation that would guarantee the expansion of higher education in Oakhurst, a new struggle for the town’s share of a facilities bond proposed by the State Center Community College District (SCCCD) is now heating up. At stake is Oakhurst’s piece of a potential $485 ...

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Fireworks Back At The Lake For New Year’s Eve

BASS LAKE — From magic shows to top-notch cuisine to a party in the wild west followed by fireworks, Bass Lake has you covered on New Year’s Eve. In just a little over a week the sky will be illuminated by a spectacular fireworks show thanks to generous donations made by the owners of the Pines Resort, Bass Lake Chamber ...

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