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ACT Dog Of The Week: Hello, Daisy

The Animal Compassion Team (ACT) foster and adoption program has a new Dog of the Week for Sierra News Online. Here’s what she has to say. “Hi, my name is Daisy! I am an adorable three-month-old Shepherd and Lab mix! I am about 15-20 pounds now and will be about 45-60 pounds when full grown. “I am a very quiet ...

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Chawanakee’s Customized High School Experience

MOUNTAIN AREA — Educational options are changing across the nation and some of those flexible choices are being offered locally, says Chawanakee Principal Rhonda Corippo. “Chawanakee Academy and Minarets High School have chosen to strengthen and support the option for students to customize their high school experience,” says Corippo. Through concurrent enrollment, students can now choose independent study/home school classes, ...

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After The Fire: When Is The Best Time To Seed?

Why seed after a wildfire? Loss of vegetation leaves land vulnerable to increased runoff, erosion, and sedimentation. It also encourages weeds, degrades habitat, and impairs forest regeneration. Reestablishment of permanent vegetation provides long-term erosion control, may restore lost habitat values, and may help suppress noxious weed invasion after a wildfire. However it takes time and favorable climatic conditions to establish ...

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Make Way For The Harvest Moon

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE – On the nights of Wednesday, Oct. 4 and Thursday, Oct. 5, take a look up in the sky and notice the Harvest Moon, the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox of Sept. 22. The moon is precisely full at 11:40 a.m. PST on Thursday, Oct. 5 and should look round and bright for both nights, at least. According ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Oct. 1

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Sept. 25 to Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. Oakhurst vandalism On Monday, Sept. 25 at 6:47 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 41000 block of Hwy 41 regarding a burglary. Report written, evidence obtained, and case closed. Oakhurst theft On Monday, Sept. ...

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Rescheduled Bass Lake Home Tour Back On Track

BASS LAKE — Under blue skies and with cooler temperatures approaching, the 11th Annual Bass Lake Home Tour has been rescheduled for Saturday, Oct. 7. The event is sponsored by the Bass Lake Lions Club with Bass Lake Realty. Join in on a unique opportunity to see Bass Lake at its best and help the Lions Club with their philanthropic ...

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Mental State Of North Fork Murder Defendant Still In Question

BASS LAKE — It has been more than nine months since Mary O’Keefe was arrested and charged with the murder of her North Fork neighbor Bonnie Hale, who was 76 years old when she was killed last December. O’Keefe, 64, has been in custody undergoing psychological evaluations to determine if she is mentally fit to stand trial, and able to ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Sept. 24

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Sept. 18 to Sunday, Sept. 24 2017. Oakhurst warrant citation On Monday, Sept. 18 at 12:46 a.m. a deputy initiated a vehicle stop conducted on the 40000 block of CA-41. The male driver was found to have a $5,000 misdemeanor warrant for ...

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North Fork Lions Cook Up Pancake Breakfast This Saturday

NORTH FORK — The public is invited to a community favorite this Saturday — a breakfast of pancakes, sausage and eggs cooked up by the North Fork Lions Club. The Lions will be serving from 7 to 10 a.m. at the North Fork Town Hall.  Juice and coffee are included. Pre-sale tickets are available from any Lions Club member, and ...

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North Fork Scouts Hold Recruitment Night

NORTH FORK — North Fork Boy Scout Troop 357 along with Cub Pack 357 will be holding a recruitment evening at the Scout Building in North Fork next to the Town Hall on Thursday, Sept. 28, at 7:30 pm. In addition to weekly meetings, Scouts of Troop 357 participate in once a month weekend activities that include camping at Morro ...

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