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Full ‘Strawberry’ Moon For June

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE – Known as the honey moon for its sometimes-amber color, or strawberry moon for seasonal abundance, the June moon is technically full on Monday, June 17 at 1:30 a.m. The moon will rise tonight as the sun is setting. “On both June 16 and 17, 2019, the moon will appear full to the eye as it shines close ...

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Community Pitches In For Children’s Carnival

OAKHURST — The Children’s Museum of the Sierra opened its doors on Saturday, June 15 for the annual Carnival day, featuring games, arts and crafts, interactive educational activities and free entry to the hands-on discovery center. Representatives from Cal Fire, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office, Sierra Ambulance and other community organizations were on hand to enhance the experience for the ...

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Services For Leroy J. “Lee” Adelsbach

Leroy J. “Lee” Adelsbach passed quietly into heaven on June 2, 2019. Born to Clarence Adelsbach and Julia Benham Adelsbach in 1929, he was raised by his father and stepmother Della Satterberg Adelsbach on a small farm in Kingsburg until his late teens. Having had enough of farming, he began a short career in midget racing with the likes of ...

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Mama Dogs Dumped After Delivering Litters Of Puppies

OAKHURST — Three female dogs are now available to be adopted — after giving birth to litters of puppies and then dumped and forgotten by their previous owners. Mama Cass aka Cassie “Cassie is a Boxer mix, possibly mixed with Pit,” says Ellen Faux of Kellen Rescue. “She had been wandering around Oakhurst and parts of residential areas of Coarsegold ...

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Summit On Access Challenges For Rural Healthcare Patients

MARIPOSA COUNTY — A recent nationwide poll found one out of every four people living in rural areas couldn’t get the health care they needed, and about a quarter of those said the reason was that their health care location was too far or difficult to get to. The implications of the situation are troubling. Rural communities are often home ...

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Celebrating 20 Years Of Messy Faces At Rib Fest

OAKHURST — Leave the fancy clothes at home and arrive hungry for a night of food, friends and fundraising, as the celebration of messy faces known as Rib Fest takes place on Saturday, June 22. The evening is a milestone: the event’s 20th year. This all-you-can-eat barbecue dinner offers more than 500 pounds of pork ribs prepared by teams from ...

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Splash! Baker Swim Complex Opens For Summer

OAKHURST — Grab your goggles, pack a lunch and go! Baker Swim Complex at Yosemite High School opens to the public on Saturday, June 15 at 11 a.m. for lap swimming, water aerobics and family pool summer fun. Don’t wait too long — the season ends on Aug. 10. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 1 – 7 p.m. ...

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Just Get Rid Of It! Hazardous Waste Collection Day

OAKHURST — Summer’s a-comin’ and you know you need room in your garage for toys, so take advantage of this annual chance to clean out that storage area or shed, get rid of that broken TV and dispose of paint and dangerous chemicals. Madera County is sponsoring a one-day hazardous waste disposal event on Saturday, June 15, from 9 a.m. ...

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Living The Dream: Soroptimist Women Awards Luncheon

OAKHURST – Our local Soroptimist club celebrated some amazing women last month as the Live Your Dream and Women of Distinction awards were given out during their annual banquet, held this year at the Oakhurst Grill. Live Your Dream awards Soroptimist awarded a total of $3,300 for the 2018-2019 ‘Live Your Dream College Scholarships for Women,’ with recipients including Kelsi ...

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