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Strike At Raley's Ends As Agreement Is Reached

OAKHURST – Striking workers at Raley’s have put down their picket signs and returned to work as a tentative agreement is reached in the 9-day long strike, the first in Raley’s 77-year history. The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) have been on strike against Raley’s/Nob Hill Stores since contract negotiations broke down on Nov. 4, and more than 7,000 ...

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New Mountain Lodge Hosts Open 'Haus'

Newly Opened Evergreen Haus: Comfy Mountain Lodging And Affordable Rates OAKHURST – If fabled heroine Goldilocks had found herself at Evergreen Haus before she met the three bears, the fairy tale would have ended right there. According to owner Edward Rainwater, Goldilocks would have pronounced Evergreen Haus “just right.”

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Local Matters – The Produce Place

OAKHURST – Since Kandie Stier opened The Produce Place in 2010, she has created a bright and inviting spot for people to stop in for a nice interlude during their day, check their e-mail using her free wifi, and enjoy delicious soups, sandwiches and fresh produce.

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Spring Valley School Receives First 5 Grant

O’NEALS – Spring Valley School is the recipient of a $2,500 grant to cover much-needed supplies for the school’s transitional kindergarten (TK) and kindergarten, awarded by First 5 of Madera County. TK was created by a California law, passed in 2010, called the Kindergarten Readiness Act. TK offers children with birthdays between September and December a developmentally appropriate curriculum in ...

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A Sad Goodbye From The Owners At The Met

OAKHURST – People in the community are wondering what they can do to save the Met Cinema, but in reality, it would all be too little to late. As with so many things these days, it’s all about the bottom line. Some are offering to have car washes and yard sales, but that “wouldn’t even touch what it would take. ...

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Workers On Strike At Raley's

OAKHURST – Tough economic times hit Oakhurst in a very public way today as Raley’s employees went on strike for the first time in the company’s 77-year history. United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) union members spent Sunday carrying signs and asking people to honor their picket line by not shopping at the Oakhurst grocery store.

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North Fork Mono Tribe Deserves Their Casino

Guest Column written by Richard Lehman – “Reservation shopping” and “off reservation casinos” are clever phrases used by opponents to vilify efforts by the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians to acquire land for gaming purposes. Yet, an extensive eight year review by United States Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Indian Affairs spanning two administrations, and an ...

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Minarets FFA Students Bring Home National Honors

O’NEALS – Six students returned home to Minarets High School as National Champions, after reaping top honors at the prestigious Future Farmers of America (FFA) competition in parliamentary law and procedure, Parli Pro, held over three days in Indianapolis, Indiana. During the FFA Parliamentary Procedure Career Development Event (CDE), teams conduct a mock chapter meeting to show their knowledge of ...

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Purple Cow Owner Is Perplexed

Guest columnist Cowboy Charlie wonders where everyone is going in such a hurry – I was pondering . . . something any Cowboy could tell you could be trouble. I was sitting in front of my shop watching the world whiz by . . . quite an understatement! Where are all my friends and neighbors going in such a hurry? ...

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