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North Fork Classic Car Show & Street Party

NORTH FORK – Hot August Night Classic Car Show and Street Party will be making downtown North Fork the place to be on Saturday, Aug. 8th from 5 to 8 p.m. Classic cars will line the street and make use of the parking areas from the Pizza Factory to The Studio at the other end of town with local clubs, ...

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Low Cost Pet Vaccine Clinic

OAKHURST – Pet owners know that vet bills can quickly skyrocket when a four-legged friend gets sick, and even regular pet care costs can get a little spendy. Luckily there’s help for that right around the corner. One way to protect your pets’ health is by bringing them to the low cost vaccine clinic for dogs and cats at Steve’s ...

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Hope from the Ashes

Story by AnnaRose Chaney OAKHURST – At the start of summer 2014, fires began plaguing the land and people of our community. For some, the flames were no more than distant spirals of smoke and ash that blackened the air and left the sky a bitter red. To others, the flames were omens of fear and chaos, and with them ...

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Crane Valley Hotshots Tend To A Little Fawn

HUNTINGTON LAKE – Allowing readers a rare glimpse into the softer side of firefighting, Tami Rold-Sanchez shared photographs her Hotshot husband Rafael Sanchez took today of some fellow Crane Valley Hotshots caring for a young fawn separated from its mother. Based out of North Fork, the Crane Valley Hotshots are staying busy this week fighting lightning fires up at Huntington ...

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Rattlesnake Avoidance Training For Dogs

OAKHURST – Kellen Rescue is sponsoring Rattlesnake Avoidance Training for your dogs on Saturday, July 11, in Oakhurst. Although rattlesnakes are out and about, they rarely bite unless they feel threatened or provoked. Our dogs can be naturally curious with rattlesnakes, resulting in disastrous and costly consequences but there is training available to your dog that help them avoid rattlesnakes. ...

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Rusty Oetinger Is New YHS Athletic Director

OAKHURST – Yosemite High School teacher and golf coach Rusty Oetinger has been named new Athletic Director for the school as of July 1. Oetinger takes over in the footsteps of Michele Chenowith. “I have been working closely with Michele to learn the job,” says Oetinger. “She did an outstanding job for the last three years. Her organizational skills are ...

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Minarets’ Bob Kelly Is SJVCSS Teacher Of The Year

O’NEALS – Minarets High School teacher Bob Kelly is the choice the High School Teacher of the Year for the 2014-15 school year, as determined by the San Joaquin Council for the Social Studies (SJVCSS). Minarets Principal Daniel Ching agrees that SJVCSS made an excellent pick. “Bob Kelly is the AP US History teacher, AP Econ and Gov teacher, Psychology ...

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Local Author’s Bilingual Picture Book Wins 1st Place

Virginia Walton Pilegard, of Wishon, accepted the prestigious Latino Literacy award for Best Educational Children’s Picture Book– Bilingual, at the ILBA Awards Ceremony in San Francisco on June 27. Grandfather Ratoncito Pérez and the Apprentice Tooth Fairy is illustrated by Fiona Hodgetts, Wolverhampton, England, and translated by Maria Cassandra Nah Ayuso, Fresno. Pilegard’s winning entry spins a tale of the ...

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Healthy Store In YLP With Eco-Friendly Goods

COARSEGOLD – There’s a lovely little shop in Yosemite Lakes Park that beckons you to walk in, soak up some eco-knowledge, and make yourself feel better. The store, also an online retailer, is Healthy in the Park, and features “a carefully curated collection of organic, eco-friendly, cruelty-free, gift and organic living products.” Its founder and YLP resident Anne Zuber wants ...

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Curbside Recycling Set For October

MADERA COUNTY – Area residents anxious to begin curbside recycling will have to wait a little longer than previously anticipated, as Emadco Disposal Service has announced their plan to implement the service for customers will start at the top of the fourth quarter this year. Reports previously indicated the service would begin this summer, but logistics including confirmation of contract ...

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