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“I’m Not Scared, I’m Prepared” — Family Safety Meeting

OAKHURST — Parents, guardians and families of students in the Bass Lake School District are invited to a Parent Safety Meeting on Thursday, Jan. 18, in the Oakhurst Elementary School Multipurpose building. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. Students in the District will soon receive age-appropriate training in the ALICE program for K-8, as educators continue to align their safety ...

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Urgent Need For Community To Step In, Step Up For YUSD

OAKHURST — Amidst the current budget crisis in which the Yosemite Unified School District is embroiled, some ray of hope emerges, even as a community meeting is scheduled to advance a recall of the entire beleaguered District’s Board of Trustees. “There are two immediate opportunities available for community members to help the Yosemite Unified School District and the school community ...

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Three-Day Amazon Hiring Fair In Fresno

FRESNO — Looking for a new job or know someone who is? Online retailer Amazon is building a reportedly 855,000-square-foot fulfillment facility in Fresno near Central and Orange, and they’re holding a three-day Hiring Fair to support it. The Hiring Fair will take place at the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Fresno starting on Tuesday, Jan. 16, and running through Thursday, ...

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Pamela Brittsan Booth

Pamela Brittsan Booth, 62, passed away suddenly after complications with surgery on Jan. 9, 2018. Born on Oct. 21, 1955, in La Habra, California, she was the daughter of the late Donna Steiner Brittsan and Gary Thomas Brittsan. Pamela is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ronald Charles Booth; brother-in-law, Charles Booth; and nieces Jennifer Prisco Randolph and Holly ...

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Coarsegold Family Shocked By Diagnosis Of Fatal Brain Tumor

COARSEGOLD — When Jason Tipton went to the hospital on Wednesday for a headache that wouldn’t go away, he was totally unprepared for what doctors would tell him. After testing and a biopsy, Jason was delivered the shocking news that he has an aggressive brain tumor known as glioblastoma. The location of the tumor makes it inoperable. Jason is just ...

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Facebook Tips Lead To Arrest Of Man Brandishing Knife At CVS

COARSEGOLD — Thanks to Facebook tips, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office was able to locate the man who reportedly brandished a knife at CVS employees in Oakhurst last night. The incident was reported at about 6:30 p.m., and the suspect, Nathaniel Follette, was located and taken into custody at the Chukchansi Casino in Coarsegold just a few hours later. He ...

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Dream It, Be It: Soroptimist Conference For Girls

Submitted by Nikki Van Velson —  OAKHURST —  Soroptimist International of The Sierras presents their third annual “Dream It – Be It” Conference for high school girls. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 20 at the Oakhurst Community Center. Registration is from 8:30 – 9 a.m., followed by the conference from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is free ...

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Apply Now For Sierra National Forest Wildland Fire Jobs

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — The USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region has announced Temporary Wildland fire employment opportunities for the 2018 field season, including numerous opportunities with duty locations of North Fork, Oakhurst, Mariposa, Fresno, Trimmer, Prather, and Big Creek, Calif. Applications will be accepted through Jan. 15. Candidates are encouraged to apply to any or all positions in which they ...

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Yosemite Unified Extends Board Member Application Date

OAKHURST — The Yosemite Unified School District (YUSD) has extended the Board Member Application deadline by one week, for anyone who may be interested in filling the position of Trustee for Area 4. The new date that Board Member Applications must be received in the YUSD office is Thursday, Jan. 18 at 4 p.m. Previously, the last day to apply was ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through Jan. 7, 2018

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Jan. 1 to Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. Oakhurst report of plasma in parking lot On Monday, Jan. 1 at 8:33 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 40000 block of Hwy 41 regarding plasma in a parking lot. Report written and case closed. ...

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