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YAAS Supports Sierra National Monument

To the Editor: Yosemite Area Audubon Society supports the movement to create a national monument between Yosemite and Sequoia-Kings National Parks because I believe that it is the right thing to do. If we look back in our nation’s history, particularly in the Sierra Nevada, we find many people who did great things for future generations. Abraham Lincoln, John Muir ...

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“Introduction To Your Android” Cell Phone Class

OAKHURST – Back by popular demand, cellular wizard Jerry Ward will hold an instructional class for Android cell phone users on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Community Room at Oakhurst Branch Library. Jerry is the Cellular Sales Supervisor with Sierra Tel Business Center. He shares his knowledge with the group on topics including basic cell ...

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The Garden Door To Nowhere

Fantasy & Magic in the garden… Ever since seeing this image of Karen’s Crafts “Door to Nowhere,” I have wanted one of my own. Transported willing and quietly by my husband, Tractor Man, to our new property in the foothills of California, I now also have a bit of ‘nowhere’ in which to work. These elements add up to tell ...

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Volney Dunavan – A Celebration Of Life

NORTH FORK – A celebration of the life of Volney Dunavan will be held on Sunday, Nov. 8, at the North Fork Town Hall from 2 to 4 p.m. Volney lost her battle with cancer on Sept. 28, 2015, at the age of 74. The community is invited to share their stories and memories of Volney on Nov. 8 at ...

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Trunk-N-Treat At Oakhurst College Center

OAKHURST – The Oakhurst Community College Center and the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce will once again host a Trunk-N-Treat on Saturday, Oct. 31, from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Oakhurst College Campus. All local children and families are welcome to attend this free event. Beginning at 5 p.m., the first 50 children will receive a Halloween-themed stuffed animal ...

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Decathletes Participate in Lecture Day In Madera

MADERA COUNTY – Yosemite High and Chawanakee Academy decathletes will join students from throughout California for the Madera County Academic Decathlon Lecture Day on Thursday, Oct. 29. Valley experts will lecture on six subject areas to more than 500 students from throughout the state. “We welcome Decathletes to Madera for the ninth annual Lecture Day,” said Dianna Marsh, Assistant Superintendent, ...

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Jacqueline “Jackie” Elise Flaherty

Our beloved Jacqueline “Jackie” Elise Flaherty went to be with her Heavenly Father on October 16, 2015 at the age of 19. Born on June 29, 1996, Jackie was a resident of Vacaville, California, at the time of her death. A 2014 graduate of Yosemite High School, Jackie was serving active duty for the U.S. Army National Guard 49th Military ...

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Free Chipping For Fish Camp Community

FISH CAMP – The Mariposa County Fire Safe Council is ready to help residents of Fish Camp become fire safe by providing free chipping of tree limbs, manzanita, deer brush and other large hazardous debris on Thursday, Nov. 12. You must contact the Fish Camp Fire Rescue at donnatyosemite@sti.net or the Fire Safe Council at matkinson_mcfsc@live.com to reserve your free ...

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Safe Driving Into Your Golden Years

OAKHURST – Most people change how they drive as they age, choosing to drive only during daylight hours, limiting where they drive, or cutting back on how often they drive. It is important to plan ahead and take the necessary steps to ensure older drivers remain safe while behind the wheel. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) implemented the Age Well, ...

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Give Your Teenage Driver a Smart Start

OAKHURST – The Oakhurst Area CHP reminds those students and parents who are entering the world of teenage driving, that they will be holding a “Start Smart” presentation at the CHP office conference room on Thursday, Dec. 3, at 6 p.m. Start Smart is a program designed to provide teens and their parents/guardians with an interactive safe driving awareness class ...

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