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North Fork Native Participates In Multinational Exercise In Baltic Sea Region

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Rusty K. Pang, Navy Office of Community Outreach —  KIEL, Germany – Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Beck, a native of North Fork, participated in the Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) exercise with 18 other nations. “I am looking forward to continuing my training to qualify in my air warfare qualification pin,” said Beck. “I used ...

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Catch A Break: Saturday Is Free Fishing Day In California

CALIFORNIA — Mark your calendars for the first of two 2019 Free Fishing Days in California, when anyone can try their hand at angling – no fishing license required. If you would like to fish the rest of the year, you can purchase a license online through CDFW’s website. “Free Fishing Day is a great opportunity for seasoned anglers to ...

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Where’s Waldo This Summer Season? Right Here!

OAKHURST — Where’s Waldo? In Oakhurst, of course! The iconic children’s book character in the red-and-white-striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting 25 local businesses throughout our community this July. Find Waldo Local is a great summer vacation activity and a wonderful way to support local businesses and the Shop Local movement in our community, including Branches Books, Sierra Tel, ...

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Celebration Of Life For Betty Lou Moffitt

A resident of Mariposa since the early 1960s, cherished matriarch and beloved friend Betty Lou Moffitt passed away from complications of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in November, 2018. Betty Lou was an accomplished child prodigy, concert pianist and teacher, watercolor artist and photographer. Her artwork sold throughout California. She also was a gifted rider, trainer and breeder of Quarter Horses. ...

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5th Of July Bass Lake Clean Up Day

BASS LAKE — Once the Independence Day revelry has retired from the lake — what’s left? A mess, that’s what. This year, volunteers are organizing to put that post-4th of July mess in its place, as a member of The Grove Foursquare Church in Ahwahnee invites the community to a Bass Lake clean-up event on Friday, July 5. Tim Miller ...

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Free YARTS Bus Tickets For Mariposa County Residents

MARIPOSA — Starting July 1, Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) will begin the second year of the Low Carbon Transit Operations Program (LCTOP) for Mariposa County. This program will provide up to four (4) free YARTS round-trip tickets to Mariposa county residents who apply until all tickets have been issued or June 30, 2020, whichever comes first. In order ...

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Get Your Loggers Jamboree Tickets From Would-Be Royalty

NORTH FORK – Have you purchased your tickets to the 60th annual Mid-Sierra Loggers Jamboree on Saturday, July 6? If not, you’ll want to pick them up soon, preferably from one of this year’s candidates for Jamboree Queen, Little Princess and Little Logger. Ten young people, ranging in age from 2-1/2 to 15, will compete for the three honors. The ...

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Celebration Of Life For Katherine Lea Jones

Katherine Lea Jones of Oakhurst, California passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at the age of 84. ‘Kathy,’ as she was known to her friends, was born in Oklahoma on July 28, 1934. She grew up in Tulare County, California, and graduated from Dinuba High School in 1952. Kathy was a resident of Oakhurst for 57 years. After a ...

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Coarsegold Car Show Cruises Into Town, Benefits Veterans

COARSEGOLD — Pedal to the metal! With multiple classes of vehicles being judged, the Coarsegold Car Show cruises into town on Saturday, June 29, at Coarsegold Historic Village. The Marine Corps League Griswold Mountain Detachment #1121 and the Coarsegold Chamber of Commerce have teamed up for the second year of the popular and recently resurrected event, which has taken place ...

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Celebration Of Life For James “Jimmy” Trimble

Sunday June 16th. Father’s Day. It began as a great day for many of us, until the news began to filter out that Jimmy Trimble had been killed instantly in a motorcycle accident near his home away from home in Baja, Mexico. Jimmy was a well-loved and deeply respected member of the foothill community for many years. James Trimble was ...

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