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Celebration of Life for John “Bat” Masterson

John Masterson photo

John Masterson passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, October 22, 2019. John was 88 years old. John, or “Bat” as many called him, was born August 28, 1931, in Maud, Oklahoma, and moved to Ahwahnee in the early 1940’s. He met his wife Katherine Arnold in his twenties and they spent the next 60 or so years together. ...

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Memorial Service and Celebration of Life for Barbara Boomer

From everyone here at Sierra News Online, our deepest condolences go out to the friends and family of Barbara Boomer.

Barbara (Foster) Boomer, loving wife, mother of two children, and grandmother passed away on Sunday, October 20, 2019, at the age of 76, from pancreatic cancer at her home in Bass Lake, CA. She was born on September 15, 1943, in Blyth, CA – the daughter of James and Rosa Foster. She was united in marriage to Doug Boomer on ...

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Manna House to Host Community Appreciation Day

Manna House Community Appreciation & Information Day

OAKHURST — For many years, the Manna House in Oakhurst has been the beneficiary of community benevolence in the form of food, clothing, financial assistance and more that it uses to provide relief to those in need in the mountain community. Now they want the community to know how much they appreciate its continuing compassion by hosting a Community Appreciation ...

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Bond Sale Still Stalling North Fork Biomass Project

NORTH FORK — Construction of a long-awaited biomass plant remains on hold as project proponents continue to grapple with financing issues related to PG&E’s bankruptcy. “We’re in no better or worse shape than we were several months ago,” said Greg Stangl, CEO of Phoenix Energy, one of the project’s developers along with the North Fork Community Development Council (CDC). The ...

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North Fork Boy Scout Troop 357 Has a Very Busy Fall

The Troops at Mono Lake

NORTH FORK — Since returning from Scout summer camp in mid-July, the Scouts of North Fork Boy Scout Troop 357 have had a busy fall. In August, the troop went on a backpacking camping trip to Chain Lakes in the Yosemite wilderness. In September, the troop participated in the Sequoia Council 75th anniversary council camporall. 780 Scouts, Cub Scouts, parents, ...

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Yoga in Yosemite: Options Increasing for Local Enthusiasts

By Sarah Jackson Special to Sierra News Online OAKHURST – Mountain community residents hoping to find easy-to-access options for yoga are sure to be pleased by some recent local developments. Yoga classes have long been available to mountain residents with gym memberships at Mountain Muscle and Form Fitness, and an occasional ‘pop-up’ class has been available at various locations in ...

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County: North Fork Roundabout to Open Before Thanksgiving

NORTH FORK — The future is coming to North Fork in a “round about” way. Construction of Madera County’s first public roundabout is on schedule and set to be finished later next month, according to Ahmad Alkhayyat, Madera County’s director of public works. “The currently expected completion date is prior to Thanksgiving, with the final traffic pattern going into effect ...

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Greenwood Heating and Air Conditioning Open for Business

Greenwood Heating & Air Conditioning

OAKHURST — Ron Greenwood, Sr. and Louis Greenwood, of Greenwood Enterprises Heating and Air Conditioning, are open for business to serve Oakhurst and the mountain areas. Greenwood Enterprises Heating and Air Conditioning is operating a complete business, offering service and installation. Louis is Ron Jr.’s brother and is also doing business in Southern California. Ron and Louis look forward to ...

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Celebration of Life for Mary “Mimi” Hall

From everyone at Sierra News Online, our deepest condolences go out to the friends and family of Mary Hall

In Loving Memory Mary “Mimi” Elizabeth Hall, 58, passed away surrounded by her loving family and friends on Tuesday, October 8, at Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster, California, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. She was born on July 31, 1961, to Marion Marshall and Lawrence Hall in Lancaster. Mimi is the beloved mother of Rocky Butler, Tiffany Payne, ...

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Minarets Student Builds Fully Adjustable Welding Booths

Senior Hunter Ahrens working on the welding booths.

MINARETS — The Minarets Ag Shop is now the proud owner of a new group of custom-made welding booths courtesy of a student at the school. Senior Hunter Ahrens is a four-year participant of the Ag Mechanics program and he has just completed a year and a half of work on something he’s very passionate about. Last year, mechanics teacher ...

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