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The Red Velvet Cake War On Stage At YHS

OAKHURST — Two theater arts students in the Yosemite High School class of 2019 are taking to the stage in order to create a legacy. And they’re doing it in a really funny way, as in, you’ll laugh your way through this familiar show. Cindra Jimenez and Haley Hammond are directing and starring in The Red Velvet Cake War — ...

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Free Transportation For Rural Cancer Patients

MOUNTAIN AREA — Nearly 50 percent of cancer patients in Madera and Mariposa counties need assistance with transportation to and from their cancer treatment appointments at cCARE Cancer Center in Fresno. Now, a grant from the American Cancer Society will help fill this gap and give cancer patients locally a fighting chance to access the care they need to beat the disease. ...

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Wildcats’ Global Solar Suitcase For Students In Africa

AHWAHNEE — A graduating class of local middle school students is anxiously awaiting news that portable solar power units they made themselves are delivered more than nine thousand miles away to kids they haven’t met, but hope to help. They’re excited because they know they’re making a difference. Eighth graders at Wasuma Elementary School are still talking about the Solar ...

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Apply Now For Soroptimist “Live Your Dream” Scholarship

OAKHURST – Do you live in the Oakhurst area? Are you a head of household and attending college? If so, you are invited to apply for the “Live Your Dream” Education and Training Awards for Women. The local Soroptimist International of the Sierras Club in Oakhurst is now accepting applications for the 2018 awards. The deadline for applications has been extended ...

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Coarsegold Chamber Of Commerce Installation And Dinner

COARSEGOLD – The Coarsegold Chamber of Commerce Board hosted their 2019 installation dinner and award presentation at Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino on Friday, Jan. 11. To set a festive mood, the room was decorated in the Coarsegold Chamber of Commerce colors of black and gold with orchids, gold table runners, balloons and fairy lights adorning the tables. After guests enjoyed ...

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Celebration Of Life For Blake Ricker

Beloved son, brother, uncle and cherished friend Blake Ricker passed away at home on Dec. 31, 2018 at the age of 27. Born with a sunny disposition in Roseville on Feb. 27, 1991, Blake enjoyed the outdoor mountain life of camping, fishing, hiking, riding three-wheelers and spending time with close friends and family. Even as a child, he never knew ...

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Supervisor Tom Wheeler’s Town Hall Meeting Schedule 2019

MADERA COUNTY – District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler will once again be holding a series of Town Hall meetings throughout Eastern Madera County, and has announced the schedule for 2019. Supervisor Wheeler hosts these meetings to discuss the current issues faced by the County and its citizens, and encourages residents to take the opportunity to share their concerns and ask ...

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Sandbag Locations In Madera County; Bring Your Own Shovel

MADERA COUNTY – As another storm approaches, Madera County residents may want to prepare and protect property with sandbags. Below is the list of locations that have sand and sandbags available for residents depending on where they live. For all locations, you must bring your own shovels, and please note that the County has a limited supply of sandbags. If ...

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Yosemite Unified’s New Superintendent, Glen Billington

OAKHURST — There’s a new superintendent in town when it comes to Yosemite Unified School District. Last month, after a thorough search and participation by staff, students, parents and administration, the Board of Trustees appointed Glen Billington by unanimous vote. “Mr. Billington comes to us with more than twenty-five years’ experience in public education,” notes Interim Superintendent Mike Berg. “He was ...

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This is Us: Brenda Bernal Negley

Many people know me as the “tree-keeper” of Nelder Grove. I have a long family history with that particular grove and it’s really become a part of me. My grandfather worked at what’s now Westfall Ranger Station up by Sugar Pine when my grandparents met. My grandmother worked at the hotel around the corner. They dated for two weeks, got ...

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