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Susan Ann Youngquist

Susan Ann Youngquist was born on Aug. 27, 1952, in Santa Monica, Calif., and passed away on Oct. 11, 2018, at the age of 66. Susan grew up in Southern California and moved to the Oakhurst/Bass Lake area in 1976. She was an Instructional Aide for the Bass Lake Joint Union School District for over 30 years. She graduated from ...

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October HOW Dinner Honors Cheryce Chartier

OAKHURST — Ever the champion of other peoples’ causes, local business owner Cheryce Chartier is “well-known and much loved in the Oakhurst area,” say HOW organizers. “Since she moved here in 2000 Cheryce has been actively involved in the community, raising her daughters here, and working at places such as Curves and Pak & Page.” In 2014, Cheryce and husband Carl Chartier ...

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Station 11 Receives Major Donation From Local Poker Run

COARSEGOLD – The firefighters of Madera County Station 11 in North Fork were the recipients of a nice big check on Sunday – the proceeds of the 3rd annual Next Firefighter Up Motorcycle Poker Run held on Sept. 22. Mitch Riegelhuth, owner of G’ma and Pappa’s Biker Apparel in Coarsegold, presented a check for $4,700 to Sandy Chaille, president of ...

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Ask The Developer About Proposed Oakhurst Conference Center

OAKHURST – Eastern Madera County could be the site of a new Conference Center and Team Building facility in Oakhurst if the Board of Supervisors agrees to a TOT rebate to the developers, Yosemite Resort, LLC. Gautam Patel, who heads up the project, will be at the visitor center (Visit Yosemite/Madera County) in Oakhurst at 40343 Highway 41 from 8:30 ...

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Animal Faire Nets Thousands As Shelter Nears Completion

OAKHURST — Scores of happy people and their pets filled Oakhurst Community Park for the 20th annual Animal Faire and Tails on Trails fundraising event hosted by the Eastern Madera County SPCA on Sunday, Sept. 7. EMC SPCA President Sharon Fitzgerald says the net income from the event is $4,000 and that’s great, because the new shelter building is nearing ...

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ACT Dog Of The Week: Fun-Loving Kaleo

The Animal Compassion Team (ACT) foster and adoption Dog of the Week is gorgeous and fun-loving German Shepherd mix, Kaleo. Weighing about 45-pounds at one year old, Kaleo does great in a crate, as well as with other dogs. Kaleo is neutered, microchipped and ready for adoption. If you think this is the pup for you, please fill out an online adoption ...

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Daniel R. Francoeur

Daniel R. Francoeur passed away Sept. 26, 2018, in Ahwahnee, Calif. He was born Dec. 18, 1944, in Camrose, Alberta, Canada, to Louis and Edna Francoeur, and was the second of eight children. Dan was a wonderful husband and family man. He is survived by Eleanor, his wife of nearly 55 years; two sons, Dean (Sharon) and Chris (Jodie) of ...

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Eagles Field Trip To Yosemite’s Mariposa Grove

By Jeannie Harsha — OAKHURST — On a cool, misty day in early October the second graders from Oakhurst Elementary School embarked on a field trip to Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. Intrepid chaperones and students headed up the fog-enshrouded trail gathering information on Sequoias, forest ecology and factors that make a healthy forest. The mist was short lived and ...

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Become A Master Gardener And Keep Local Information Alive

MARIPOSA — As the gardening season winds down, gardeners always think about the future. What can we do to improve our soil? Enhance our landscape? Ease the workload? What plants have caught our eye? Master gardeners are thinking about the future in a different way. Master Gardeners go through training to help you with gardening challenges. We write, answer questions, ...

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Yosemite High Badgers Alumni Baseball Game This Sunday

OAKHURST — Yosemite High School seniors Chris Ward and Sage Crosswhite are organizing this year’s Badger Baseball Alumni Game for their senior project. It’s on Sunday,Oct. 14 starting at 3 p.m. at Yosemite High School. They’ve pulled together a terrific roster of players, ordered t-shirts, and even held a bake sale to help offset expenses for the cause. “I think ...

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