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Celebration Of Life For Jeffrey Lee Brannon

Beloved son, brother, father, and friend Jeffrey Lee Brannon left his earthly family on Dec. 2, 2018 at the age of 55. Born in Visalia on Oct. 23, 1963, Jeff is survived by his parents Connie Bomann Brannon of Yosemite Lakes Park and Dwaine Lee Brannon of Yuma, Arizona. Jeff will be forever missed by his sister Sharyl Brannon of Visalia, ...

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Over The Garden Fence: Happy New Earth

By Brian David —  This new year welcomes us into its vibrancy. Air, water; sand, clay and silt pulse with wiggling earthworms, dancing bacteria and exercising fungi. From the soil’s fertile womb our earth births seeds into plants and covers her modest bare ground with carpets green and brown. Three fourths of all plant roots interact in mutually beneficial relationships ...

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Services For B. Wilbur Rieke, Sr.

Beloved patriarch B. Wilbur Rieke, Sr. passed away on December 25, 2018, at the age of 90. He was an Oakhurst resident for the past 25 years. Wilbur will be deeply missed by his wife of 70 years, Leela Rieke, and their children Lelene Rieke, Bernie Rieke, Jr., Diana Gardner, Carissa Crain, Johnny Rieke, and Wayne Rieke. He also leaves ...

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Free Income Tax Prep For All Ages, Provided By AARP

MADERA COUNTY – Free income tax return preparation and electronic filing, for both California state and federal returns, will be available again this year for mountain-area residents, offered by the AARP Tax-Aide program. Tax returns are prepared onsite by specially trained and certified volunteers, and then filed electronically the same day. Tax help is offered to persons of all ages ...

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Auditions For Fundraiser At Public Coffee House In North Fork

NORTH FORK – Auditions for the Phantom Opera Show fundraiser will be held at the Public Coffee House (PCH) in North Fork on Tuesday, Jan. 8, and Thursday, Jan. 10 from noon to 5 p.m. Organizer Isabella Clark is looking for singers, age 12 and up, to be part of a very special concert fundraiser to support the ongoing work of ...

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33rd Annual Oakhurst Sierra Rotary Crab Feed

OAKHURST – Cast your eyes toward one of the best and most festive dinner events the area has to offer, as the annual Rotary Club of Oakurst Sierra Crab Feed returns to the Oakhurst Community Center on Saturday, Feb. 2. Doors open at 6 p.m. This year, the event falls on Groundhog Day — what could be more appropriate than an ...

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Oakhurst And Merced Wildlife Refuge Bird Counts

Contributed by Len McKenzie, YAAS – MOUNTAIN AREA – The Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC) continues this week, as intrepid observers in Oakhurst and Merced take to the field for one day to make a record of all the birds they see and hear. Organized by ornithologist Frank Chapman of the American Museum of Natural History in 1900 as an ...

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Foothills Representing At Tournament Of Roses Parade

MOUNTAIN AREA — While you’re snuggled on the couch New Year’s day, sporting new moose pajamas and fuzzy slippers, hot cuppa in hand and watching the Rose Parade on NBC or ABC at 8 a.m. — know that our local foothills are nicely represented by the efforts of a local service club, a group of students, and their chaperones. On ...

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Csilla Schulcz

Csilla Schulcz passed away on Nov. 26, 2018 at the age of 59. She was born on Aug 24, 1959, in Budapest, Hungary, to Eva and Gyorgy Enyedy. She grew up in communist Hungary and studied art and photography after high school. Csilla worked at Hungarian television as a movie editor until she moved to Germany and waited three years ...

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ACT Dogs Of The Week: Itsy And Bitsy

The Animal Compassion Team (ACT) foster and adoption Dog of the Week for SNO is a two-fer, potentially. Meet an adorable duo of tiny Chihuahuas, Itsy and Bitsy. These sweet girls do not have to be adopted out together (since they’ll love any dog, cat or person they meet) but they did both come into the shelter together. Itsy is ...

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