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51st Installation Of Soroptimist Officers For 2019-2020

Submitted by Soroptimist — AHWAHNEE — Family, friends and members of Soroptimist International of the Sierras attended the 51st installation of officers on Sunday, June 23 with a ‘Jockey and Juleps/Kentucky Derby’ theme at River Creek Golf Course. Soroptimist Sierra Pacific Region, District Three Director Janie Hokanson with SI Clovis explained the duties of each officer and talked about the ...

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Mountain Area Homeowners Battling Sky-High Insurance Rates

MOUNTAIN AREA — Even local insurance agents are calling it a “crisis” — the sky high price tag attached these days to homeowners insurance in large parts of eastern Madera County. Many area residents have recently been notified their homeowners insurance is going up — for some, by as much as 450 to 500 percent. And lately, according to local ...

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Free Backpacks And Blessings At Sierra Pines Church

OAKHURST — The beginning of a new school year can be exciting, filled with new clothes, new haircuts and school supplies. At this same time, there are families in our community that dread the new school year, wondering how they will afford all the costs. For another year, the Women’s Ministry at Sierra Pines Church wants to help meet this ...

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Memorial Highway To Honor Fallen Firefigher Braden Varney

MARIPOSA — A four-mile stretch of State Route 140 will soon be renamed in honor of Braden Varney, the Cal Fire firefighter from Mariposa who lost his life last summer while battling the Ferguson Fire. Assembly Concurrent Resolution 47 (ACR 47) was introduced by Assemblyman Frank Bigelow to honor Varney, who was killed in July 2018 when the bulldozer he ...

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Hillside Baptist’s 11th Annual Shoe Giveaway

NORTH FORK — Once again the generous folks at Hillside Baptist Church will be providing those in need with new shoes just in time for the new school year. On Saturday, July 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., North Fork, Wishon and O’Neals children who are pre-kindergarten to 12th grade and in need of shoes are invited to come ...

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SCCCD Holds Part Time College Faculty Job Fair

CLOVIS — The State Center Community College District (SCCCD) invites the public to a part time faculty job fair for those who have a passion for teaching and the right credentials. Individuals with knowledge, skills, experience and the desire to share that with students are being sought for positions at Oakhurst Community College Center, Fresno City College, Reedley College, Clovis ...

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Soul Galaxy, Mike Hammer And The Nails On The Green

By Andy Roberts — MARIPOSA — Blues and rock are themes of this weekend’s free outdoor community concerts in downtown Mariposa at the Art Park. Friday, July 26 marks the return of Soul Galaxy to Music on the Green. Soul Galaxy is a blues rock outfit based out of Mariposa featuring Northern California guitar phenom Tim Hagar and Los Angeles ...

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Celebration of Life Today For Ruby Pomona And Gaylen Lee

NORTH FORK — A Celebration of Life for Ruby Pomona and her son Gaylen Lee will be held today — Monday, July 22 –beginning at 11 a.m. at the North Fork Recreation Center. The event is open to the public and all community members wishing to pay their respects are invited to attend. Pomona was an expert basket maker and ...

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‘Nationals Or Bust’ Gymkhana Benefits O’Neals-Minarets FFA

COARSEGOLD — Minarets grad Kaitlynn “Katie” Linderholm — Class of 2019 — will continue her altruistic efforts on behalf of the local FFA with another Gymkhana at the Coarsegold Rodeo Grounds. Following a successful debut last fall as part of her Senior Legacy Experience, the Fresno State-bound resident of Coarsegold will hold the latest on July 27 — dubbed the ...

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YLP Celebrates Fire Station 10 Expansion With Ice Cream Social

YOSEMITE LAKES PARK — Dozens of YLP residents came out Saturday for a ribbon cutting — and old-fashioned ice cream social — to welcome a new two-engine parking structure next to Madera County Fire Station 10. The 1,600-square-foot aluminum addition is large enough to house an engine and 4,000-gallon water tender — allowing all-volunteer Station 10 to field a total ...

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