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Yosemite High School Basketball All-Stars

OAKHURST — Four Yosemite High School Basketball players will take part in the 49th Central Valley l Area All-Star Basketball games on Saturday, May 11 at Bullard High School, says Yosemite girls basketball coach Gary Blate. Yosemite player Paul Antonis will participate on the East team in the 4:30 p.m. game, says the coach, adding that “Antonis was a first team ...

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Are You Prepared For Public Safety Power Shutoffs During Fire Season?

FRESNO – As wildfire season approaches, residents need to be aware of and prepared for the possibility that their power will be shut off – sometimes for several days – as a safety precaution. California’s three largest energy companies have announced a coordinated wildfire safety and awareness campaign to prepare Californians for the threat of extreme weather and power outages ...

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The High-Dollar Fish Are Still Out There In Bass Lake

BASS LAKE – If you missed out on the Bass Lake Fishing Derby last weekend, you still have a chance to snag a fish worth $500. Some 1,140 people participated in the derby, says Michelle Miller of Miller’s Landing Resort, many bringing their whole family for a wonderful day at the lake. Of the 150 trout worth $100 each, 11 ...

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“California Wildfires Have Changed, Together We Must Adapt”

SACRAMENTO – Once again California’s wet winter created a sizable crop of new grass growth, but don’t let the wet weather fool you as the abundant grass dries. It is fuel for wildfires. Now is the time to act to prevent wildfires. Governor Gavin Newsom declared May 5-11 “Wildfire Preparedness Week” to urge homeowners that “California Wildfires Have Changed, Together ...

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Felony Arrest For Willful Discharge Of A Firearm in Wishon

BASS LAKE – A man was arrested on felony charges after allegedly shooting at someone in the Wishon neighborhood near Bass Lake over the weekend. On Saturday, May 4, at approximately 10:18 a.m., the Madera County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call for service in the 36000 block of Road 222. Corporal Williams, along with Deputies Fullhart and Schafer responded ...

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Red Cross Offers Online Course And App For Pet First Aid

FRESNO — With pets being valued members of the family, it is more important than ever that families are trained in pet first aid. The American Red Cross offers an online training and app to get owners up to speed. The Cat and Dog First Aid online course and Pet First Aid App are available for pet owners, pet-sitters and ...

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Students Celebrate Reading With Week Of Words — WOW!

By Jeannie O. Harsha —  OAKHURST — Students at Oakhurst Elementary School (OES) just completed their annual Week of Words – a celebration of the wonder and magic of reading.   Local author and illustrator Michael Elsohn Ross kicked off WOW week with an informative assembly about his experience as a writer-illustrator of nearly four dozen books. His newest one, ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through Apr. 28

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Apr. 22 to Sunday, Apr. 28, 2019. Raymond coroner’s report On Monday, April 22 at 4:23 p.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 33000 block of Road 613 in regards to a welfare check. Upon arrival, the subject in question was located ...

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Madera Sheriff Warns Of The Latest Phone Scams

MADERA COUNTY – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office has been made aware of several phone and email scams circulating throughout Madera County. Though specific details may vary, these scams typically contain one or more of the following characteristics: Requesting people provide or confirm their Social Security number Informing people they are eligible to receive a financial grant/payment, but must pay ...

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Deputy Jack Williamson Retires After 21 Years Of Service

MADERA COUNTY – Sheriff’s Deputy Jack Williamson is retiring after 21 years of outstanding service to the citizens of Madera County. Deputy Williamson reported for his final shift on Monday, April 22, though his last official day is May 1 and he will continue to serve as a reserve deputy. Jack was born in Fallbrook, Calif., in 1964, and shortly ...

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