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Over The Garden Fence: Tomato Diseases

By Helen Willoughby-Peck —  Most home gardeners who grow tomatoes have experienced  problems with tomato diseases.  Tomatoes can suffer a variety of diseases and environmental factors contributing to poor production, foliage damage, or plant death. Here are a few of them that you might be seeing on your tomato plants this summer with possible solutions to ‘cure’ your plants. Tomato ...

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Back To School Blessings At Sierra Pines

OAKHURST — The beginning of a new school year can be exciting, filled with new clothes, new haircuts and school supplies. At this same time, there are families in our community that dread the new school year, wondering how they will afford all the costs. The Women’s Ministry at Sierra Pines Church wants to help meet this need in the ...

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Good News, Bad News: Bass Lake Lions Club

BASS LAKE — Members of the Bass Lake Lions Club say they have bad news and good news to share with the community. First, the bad news. With regrets, they are cancelling the pancake breakfast that had previously been scheduled for August 4-5. “After forty-plus years, we are not able to muster enough able bodies to put on this two-day ...

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Meet The Sierra National Forest OHV Teams, Bring The Kids

CLOVIS —The Bass Lake and High Sierra Ranger Districts of the Sierra National Forest will be offering several opportunities this summer for people to learn about OHV use on the National Forest; how to safely recreate, protect the natural resources, and maximize the enjoyment of Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) recreation. Free educational material will be available, and there will be fun ...

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Your Artwork On The Cover Of Ponderosa Phone Directory

O’NEALS – Calling all photographers and artists! This is your chance to showcase your art to thousands of people. Ponderosa is on the hunt for the perfect image to grace their 2019 directory cover. The family-owned company which has been in business for more than 100 years is seeking images that reflect current rural life in the Sierra foothills and ...

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How Is All This Smoke Affecting You?

MARIPOSA – Smoke from the Ferguson Fire in Mariposa County and other fires surrounding the Valley is affecting air quality in locations throughout the entire San Joaquin Valley, prompting local air pollution officials to issue a health cautionary statement Valley-wide. Smoke from wildfires produces particulate matter which can trigger asthma attacks, aggravate chronic heart and lung diseases, and increase the ...

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August HOW Dinner Honors Jessica Reynolds

AHWAHNEE — The nonprofit group Helping One Woman (HOW) will meet for a special fundraising dinner in honor of Jessica Reynolds on Wednesday, Aug. 15 at The Hitchin’ Post in Ahwahnee, starting at 6 p.m. HOW meets monthly to celebrate one deserving woman who receives the community’s support when she needs it the most. Those participating in the HOW benefit ...

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Mariposa 4H Sisters Look Forward To The Fair

MARIPOSA — Two members of Mariposa County Bootjack 49ers 4H club are siblings Robyn and Nina Sharrar, who are new to the program and are very busy raising birds for the Mariposa County Fair, scheduled for Aug. 31 to Sept. 3, 2018 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. From Robyn: My name is Robyn Sharrar. I am new to 4-H this ...

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The Hills Are Alive! Sing Along With The Sound Of Music

OAKHURST — From Do-Re-Mi to Edelweiss, songs in the classic 1965 film The Sound of Music still resonate in many hearts, and children around the world continue to learn the Rogers and Hammerstein songs anew each generation. If these are a few of your favorite things, you’ll be tickled to know that the Golden Chain Theatre is holding a sing ...

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Red Cross Opens More Shelters For Ferguson Fire Evacuees

MARIPOSA — The American Red Cross of the Central Valley has opened two additional shelters to further accommodate those evacuated by the Ferguson Fire. Red Cross is transitioning its sheltering operations from New Life Christian Fellowship in Bootjack, to Mariposa Elementary School and Mountain Christian Center in Oakhurst, effective Wednesday, July 25, to accommodate more evacuees. Red Cross is currently ...

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