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Fire Safety: What You Learn Could Save Your Life

OAKHURST — Area residents looking for ways to “harden” their homes and prepare for fire season got some tips on Saturday, June 15 at Oakhurst Elementary when Madera County officials, in partnership with other area public safety agencies, hosted a wildland fire safety workshop. “Go home and put on your firefighter hat and take a good look around your home ...

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Full ‘Strawberry’ Moon For June

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE – Known as the honey moon for its sometimes-amber color, or strawberry moon for seasonal abundance, the June moon is technically full on Monday, June 17 at 1:30 a.m. The moon will rise tonight as the sun is setting. “On both June 16 and 17, 2019, the moon will appear full to the eye as it shines close ...

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Scam Calls About Suspended Social Security Numbers

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Have you received a strange call that appears to be from the Social Security office, or one warning you that your social security number has been suspended? Some people in the 559 area code have recently been alarmed to find this sort of potentially disturbing scenario unfold when they pick up the phone. Now, the public is ...

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Just Get Rid Of It! Hazardous Waste Collection Day

OAKHURST — Summer’s a-comin’ and you know you need room in your garage for toys, so take advantage of this annual chance to clean out that storage area or shed, get rid of that broken TV and dispose of paint and dangerous chemicals. Madera County is sponsoring a one-day hazardous waste disposal event on Saturday, June 15, from 9 a.m. ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through June 9

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, June 3 to Sunday, June 9, 2019. Coarsegold report of rape On Tuesday, June 4 at 3:13 p.m. a deputy took a report of rape. The case was forwarded to detectives. Wishon assault On Tuesday, June 4 at 2:56 p.m. a deputy ...

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Living The Dream: Soroptimist Women Awards Luncheon

OAKHURST – Our local Soroptimist club celebrated some amazing women last month as the Live Your Dream and Women of Distinction awards were given out during their annual banquet, held this year at the Oakhurst Grill. Live Your Dream awards Soroptimist awarded a total of $3,300 for the 2018-2019 ‘Live Your Dream College Scholarships for Women,’ with recipients including Kelsi ...

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Three Camps, Three Themes, Three Weeks: Vision Academy

OAKHURST — This year, Vision Academy of the Arts Summer Camps presents Making the Band, An Express Musical for Young Voices, as the first in their three-week series of creative and affordable summer programs for youth starting Monday, June 17. The trio of camps are designed to stand alone or as a group, taking place at Oakhurst Elementary School where ...

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Higher Temps, Swift Currents, Icy Waters Make Rivers Dangerous

MOUNTAIN AREA — The return of much warmer weather Sunday through Tuesday will cause an increase in snowmelt over the higher elevations of the Sierra — leading to a rise in water levels on rivers and streams during the early part of the week, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). The normal water rises each night will heighten the ...

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$3,000 In Cash Prizes For Celebrate Ag Arts Competition

MADERA COUNTY — The call to artists is out for an exhibit with deep roots, so now is the time to submit entries for the Celebrate Agriculture with the Arts Competition and Exhibition, taking place this fall from Sept. 12 through Oct. 25, at the Madera County Arts Council’s (MCAC) Circle Gallery. Created to promote understanding of agriculture while showcasing ...

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