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NP Sandy Peck Retires From Community Med

OAKHURST – Community Medical Providers announced recently that longtime Nurse Practioner Sandy Peck is retiring from practice. Sandy Peck has been working at the local office for 11 years, and has been a Registered Nurse (RN) for 43 years altogether; 26 of those years, Sandy was a RN. For 17 years she’s been a Nurse Practitioner (NP).

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Lawson Donates Labor for Habitat Home

MARIPOSA – Dave Lawson, Owner of Lawson Construction, has graciously donated more than five days of labor, valued at over $7,500, to the framing and construction of the latest Habitat for Humanity home in Mariposa County. Over the course of 5 1/2 days, the Lawson Construction crew took the Habitat home from a flat slab foundation to a complete weathered-in ...

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Meet Mystery Writer Jennifer Moss

OAKHURST – Picture yourself in a splendid book store on a Sunday afternoon, enjoying a delicious treat and drinking tea as you admire the penmanship of your new favorite author on the book she’s signed for you. If any of that sounds good, be sure to stop by Branches Books & Gifts on Sunday, Dec. 7, when our local bookseller ...

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Sierra Meadows Golf To Close

AHWAHNEE – Local favorite Sierra Meadows may be the latest golf course to close amidst a growing trend in America. It seems a potentially fatal combination of economic hardship, historic drought, and declining interest has turned the nation’s love affair with a small white ball into a passing fancy for a severely endangered sport.

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Modern Woes Conspire To Close Local Golf Course

AHWAHNEE – Local favorite Sierra Meadows may be the latest golf course to close amidst a growing trend in America. It seems a potentially fatal combination of economic hardship, historic drought, and declining interest has turned the nation’s love affair with a small white ball into a passing fancy for a severely endangered sport. Sierra Meadows Country Club and Golf ...

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McDonald's Recalls Hello Kitty Whistles For Choking Hazard

OAKHURST – McDonald’s Corporation of Oakbrook, Ill. has announced the recall of about 2.3 million whistles that were given away recently as part of a plastic Hello Kitty toy was distributed nationwide in Happy Meals. Two children are reported to have coughed out pieces of the whistle they sucked into their mouths. Calls to McDonald’s headquarters confirmed the toys were ...

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Free Lunch For Veterans On Tuesday At Pizza Factories

CALIFORNIA – Pizza Factories are doing something awesome as they recognize Veterans Day on Tuesday, Nov. 11 by offering veterans lunch on the house. The company says it’s their way of giving back and recognizing the military on that special day. The offer is either a free lunch special or free lunch buffet at participating Pizza Factories, a 110-store chain ...

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Reptile Ron Visits Branches Books

OAKHURST – Kids and parents were tipping the scales at Branches Books and Gifts this week, and we aren’t talking about weight, here. Bookstore owner Anne Driscoll invited the aptly named educator and entertainer Reptile Ron to visit the shop, and when you get Reptile Ron, you get snakes. You also get spiders and bugs. The event marks the second ...

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Chukchansi Casino To Remain Closed

FRESNO – District Court Judge Lawrence O’Neill has handed down his ruling, and the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino will remain closed until the factions battling for control can decide how to move forward. After all parties appeared in court this morning in Fresno for any final arguments on the reams of motions filed in the past few weeks, the ...

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Chukchansi Factions Meet To Negotiate

COARSEGOLD – All parties in the leadership dispute for control of the Picayune Tribe of Chukchansi Indians will be back in U.S. District Court tomorrow in Fresno. Two weeks ago, Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill ordered the factions to sit down for a mandatory mediation conference to try and iron out their differences and find a way to move forward. The ...

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