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Therese Williams Joins Visit Yosemite Madera County Team

OAKHURST – Visit Yosemite Madera County is pleased to announce the addition of Therese Williams to their team as the new director of public relations and sales. Therese was born and raised in Sydney, Australia, but it was the bright lights of New York City that caught her attention to study for her master’s in international communications and public relations. ...

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Yosemite Colts 14U Baseball Registration

Submitted by Yosemite Colts — MOUNTAIN AREA — Yosemite Baseball Boosters are continuing their decade long support of youth baseball. We will once again be sponsoring the Yosemite Colts 14U baseball program. Players interested in trying out can register by calling (559) 676-2793 or email ybb@sti.net. If you are interested in coaching, please call or email to request an application. ...

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Lucky Day For Soroptimist Spring Luncheon

Submitted by Michele Shockley and Nikki Van Velson OAKHURST — Prepare yourself for wearin’ of the green and a delightful day out, as women of Soroptimist International of The Sierras invite the community to their semi-annual Soroptimist Soup & Salad Luncheon. This year the event is held on lucky St. Patrick’s Day, Thursday, Mar. 17. The feast and festivities will ...

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Siderman Family Camp Donates To Fire Dept. Auxiliary

NORTH FORK — The firefighters of Madera County Station 11 will be the beneficiaries of a generous donation from the Siderman Family Camp and Conference Center, formerly the Putney Ranch. Rabbi Shlomo Menkes and Batsheva Williamson presented a check for $500 to the North Fork Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary last Monday, a portion of the proceeds from last year’s Fall ...

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Raymond Expert Provides Community Dog Training

Guest column by Bill Ritchey — RAYMOND – It was said by Woodrow Wilson, 28th president of the United States, “If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.” In agreement with President Wilson is Raymond resident, Betty Fisher, an accomplished dog trainer and expert in ...

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“Springing Forward” Brings Health Concerns

Written by Virginia Eaton — I was reading a news article about the return of daylight savings time (DST) this Sunday, Mar. 13, and laughed until I had to cross my legs! A medical doctor was quoted as saying that when there is a time change, whether from changing our clocks or traveling, the rule of thumb is that for ...

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Minarets JV Girls Basketball Season In Review

Written by Greta Ziegler O’NEALS — This year was the first basketball season for the Minarets JV girls team. In 2012-2013, Minarets had a JV team but, due to injuries and lack of interest, the remaining members of the team were moved up to varsity and the JV team was no more. Three years later, Minarets finally got a girls ...

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Helping A Beloved Granny Rebuild Her Life

NORTH FORK — Since losing her home and all her belongings in a devastating fire on Feb. 25, Sally Swiecki has been making plans for the next chapter of her life. Sally’s home of over 30 years on Road 226, burned to the ground, leaving her with only the clothes on her back and the car she saved from the ...

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Minarets’ New Football Coach: Becher Marr

Submitted by Minarets High School O’NEALS — Minarets is proud to announce Becher Marr as the new Head football coach. Becher is a Yosemite graduate who grew up in the mountain area. After winning a valley championship in football, he went on to play college football following graduation. After his playing days were over, Becher became a missionary through the ...

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