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Yosemite Lakes Park Blood Drive

YOSEMITE LAKES PARK – Experts say 97% of all Americans will have a loved one or friend need life-saving blood in their lifetimes, and 75% of people who reach age 72 will have needed blood themselves. Ladies of the Lakes (LOL), in partnership with the Central Valley Blood Bank, is hosting a blood drive on Saturday, Aug. 22, from 9 ...

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Russel Wayne Loudon

Russel Wayne Loudon, longtime resident of Oakhurst passed away from natural causes on July 16th, 2015 at age 67. Mr. Loudon had recently retired from the Raymond-Knowles School District where he worked as a bus driver, coach, teacher’s aide and maintenance man. Previously Mr. Loudon worked with main frame computers in Salt Lake City Utah, was a painting contractor and ...

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A Life Well Served: Dale Dewey Miller

OAKHURST – Services have been announced for beloved area resident Dale Miller, now set for Saturday, August 8 at Mountain Christian Center at 2 p.m. A reception will immediately follow at the Oakhurst Community Center Pavillion Room. Proud American, dedicated firefighter/fire battalion chief, loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, Dale Dewey Miller, passed away on July 20, 2015, at the ...

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Susan Hatch Talks About Changes In Medicare

OAKHURST – The Oakhurst Branch Library will host Medicare specialist Susan Hatch on Saturday, Aug. 8 from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the community room. She’ll be addressing changes in Medicare as a result of new Federal legislation. Last April 16, President Obama signed HR2. This is the so-called “doc-fix” bill that’s been in the national news over the past ...

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Yosemite Jazz Band Returns To Pizza Factory

OAKHURST – “We’re back!” says Berl Howell of the Yosemite Jazz Band, who will be resuming their local gig this Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Oakhurst Pizza Factory. “We had a great eight days of playing at Paso Robles Mid-State Fair, performing over 320 songs. Eee-gads, I look like I got botox shots in my lips!” After ...

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Grants For Kids In Eastern Madera County

COARSEGOLD – The Coarsegold Rodeo Association (CRA) wants to let the community know about the availability of grant applications for — donation or funding — open to any local nonprofit youth group, or individual kid. The CRA calls the mini-grants “bump bids,” and young people don’t necessarily have to be affiliated with the rodeo to receive one. “Every year we ...

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Career Fair For Tenaya Lodge At Yosemite

FISH CAMP – Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite is holding a Career Day on Tuesday, Aug. 11, in the Tenaya Lodge Foyer from 5 – 7 p.m. “Tenaya Lodge is seeking qualified candidates to join our four-diamond hospitality team,” say organizers. Positions are opening at Tenaya in departments including restaurant, housekeeping, spa, concierge, guest rec, bell, kitchen, gift shop, and engineering ...

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Coarsegold Chamber: Cleaning Up Our Roads

COARSEGOLD – Drivers and passersby may have noticed how clean Highway 41 is in the Coarsegold area. The bad news is, it’s not because tourists and locals have suddenly stopped throwing trash out of their cars. The good news is, the Coarsegold Chamber of Commerce has adopted a two-mile section of highway under the Cal Trans “Adopt A Highway” Program. ...

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Wounded Warrior “Chance” Gaal Makes It To Arlington

OAKHURST – UPDATE Monday, Aug. 3, 2015: After 63 days hand-cycling across the United States, former Marine and YHS grad Toran “Chance” Gaal has made it to Arlington. That was his goal. For a complete update on Toran’s journey, check out USA Today. And now, here’s the story we told a month ago: A Yosemite High School graduate and former ...

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Fires Pose Health Concerns

COUNTY – Two wildfires, Willow Fire in Madera County and Cabin Fire in Tulare County, have prompted local air officials to issue a health cautionary statement for smoke impacts throughout the eight-county air basin: San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and the Valley portion of Kern counties. As any local resident can attest, currently smoke impacts are concentrated ...

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