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Celebration of Life for Cyrus Lee Burroughs

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Cyrus Lee Burroughs, age 46, passed away January 20, 2020. He was born on April 22, 1973, in Fresno. His parents were Dell Stanley and Theresa “Clarice” Burroughs. Cyrus attended school in Coarsegold and Oakhurst, graduating from Yosemite High School. Cyrus loved baseball and started by playing on a Little League team in Friant, coached by his grandfather Lester Burroughs. ...

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North Fork Auditions for HGTV’s ‘Hometown Makeover’

By Sarah Rah NORTH FORK — “We love North Fork!” echoed across Downtown North Fork on February 3. The town is auditioning for a spot on HGTV’s Hometown Makeover show, competing against hundreds of other small towns across America. Recently, Rhonda Salisbury, CEO of Visit Yosemite/Madera County Visitors Bureau, took the first step to apply for the audition. According to ...

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AAUW Program to Spotlight Rural Health Care Access, Overall Health Determinants

MARIPOSA — AAUW Mariposa (American Association of University Women) is hosting a symposium later this month focusing on access to rural health care, including some of the issues that impact local residents’ overall health. The “Rural Access to Health Care Part 2 – Social Determinants of Health” program is scheduled to take place Feb. 29 from 2 to 4 p.m. ...

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Attention Employers: CalWorks Expands Subsidized New-Hire Program

MADERA — The Madera County Department of Social Services is currently recruiting public and private agencies in Madera County to participate in the CalWorks Employment Program (ESE). The Madera County Department of Social Services has launched a new subsidized employment program which reimburses employers for the wages of newly-hired employees from our program at varying levels during the first six ...

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Pet of the Week: Gladys the Dog

Hi, I’ll bet you have never met anyone as cute as me! It could be my heritage. Humans might say McNabb-Border Collie-Queensland! For this 11-week old girl, that is a mouth-full! I already know a crate is my safe place, I love other dogs and cats, and I adore toys! I have been told I am really smart and I ...

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History Mystery #83 – Do You Recognize This House?

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By Karen Morris (with thanks to Don Grove) This building has been home to many families since its service as a way station. Our records begin with the McGinity family. They lived here beginning in 1904. We are not sure how long they stayed. The Hanningan Family moved in about 1942 and stayed until 1947. Hazel Kennedy and her family ...

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‘Winter Wonderland’ Nets $30K for Hospital Foundation

MARIPOSA – The John C. Fremont Hospital Foundation raised over $30,000 on Jan. 11 at its Winter Wonderland fundraising dinner. Proceeds from the successful event, according to Foundation officials, will help support scholarships for local students interested in pursuing an education in health care, purchase new hospital equipment and fund community education and other needs that arise for the current ...

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David Sawyer Toews | Obituary

David Sawyer Toews, loving son, brother, grandson, uncle, nephew, cousin, and treasured friend died at home in Oakhurst, CA on January 3, 2020. Born February 13, 1981 to Rhonda and Rick Toews, David leaves behind his mother, Rhonda; his sister, Jana and brother-in-law, Jeremy Heinbach; nieces, Olivia and Camryn; and many close family members. He was preceded in death by ...

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$15M Biomass Project Shifts into High Gear in North Fork

NORTH FORK — Project proponents say plans are quickly moving forward and construction of North Fork’s long-anticipated, new 2-megawatt biomass plant should get underway “sometime this spring.” Project coordinator Greg Stangl, CEO of Phoenix Energy, confirmed this week his team is having meetings with “all the major vendors” in the next few weeks. “At the end of next week, I’ll ...

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Mariposa Supervisors’ Pay Hike Riles Residents

MARIPOSA — Last month, four members of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors voted to increase their base pay by $30,000 per year — and now a significant number of county residents are expressing their displeasure on social media, and through the referendum process. Despite a number of local residents speaking out against the action, the board passed an ordinance ...

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