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This is Us: Introduction

This is Us is a series of local profiles, with first-person stories about something significant in their lives. It’s a way we can get to know the people in our community on a little deeper level. We have so many fascinating people in our community. In the six years that I’ve lived here, I’ve had the pleasure of getting to ...

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Local Restaurants Still Offering Curbside Takeout, Delivery

Platter of food from restaurant.

OAKHURST — Good news, everybody! A number of area restaurants are still offering curbside takeout and/or delivery, including: Buckhorn Saloon & Restaurant 559-877-8700 Casa Velasco 559-683-2272 Cool Bean Cafe 559-683-7575 Deli Delicious 559-683-3033 DiCicco’s 559-641-5588 Ducey’s 559-642-3131           Erna’s Elderberry 559-683-6800 Glow Juicery 559-642-0085 La Cabana CLOSED for at least two weeks. 559-877-3311 Love Cafe 559-642-5683 ...

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NF Volunteer Fire Dept. Auxiliary’s BBQ Fundraiser Cancelled; Supporters Can Still Donate

Picture of BBQ tri-tip.

NORTH FORK — The North Fork Fire Department Auxiliary’s annual BBQ, scheduled for April 25, has been canceled due to the recent coronavirus pandemic. The event is one of the main sources of revenue for the organization. Those who have contributed to this fundraiser in the past can still help by “contributing whatever you would have if you had attended ...

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History Mystery #85: Raymond Lumber Flume

Antique picture of truck driving under water flume.

By Don Grove We have had several folks visiting the Raymond Museum lately that have been interested in the lumber flumes in our area. This photograph is labeled “Lumber Flume on Madera Road to Yosemite.” We would love to know exactly where this flume crossed the road and exactly which road it is — and if anyone still has pieces ...

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Marine Corps’ Toys For Tots Roundup This Saturday

Picture of Santa flying through the air

OAKHURST — Thanks to everyone who attended the Toys For Tots “Double Your Donation KickOff” at the Oakhurst True Value on Nov. 23. Donations included over 400 toys and almost $600 that will go to support toys for needy children in the Eastern Madera County area. But the 2019 campaign is not over yet! Past campaigns have benefited over 1,100 ...

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HOW Dinner to Honor Tina Anderson Coming in November

HOW dinner to honor Tina Anderson

Join Helping One Woman (HOW) Oakhurst to honor recipient Tina Anderson. Tina is lovingly sponsored by Courtney, Briana, Erick and Gunnar. When: Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 6 p.m. Where: The Hitchin’ Post, located at 42592 Highway 49 in Ahwahnee. HOW it works • You must RSVP on in advance. RSVP deadline is Tuesday, Nov. 19. • Dinner at 6 ...

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Jeremiah Stott of North Fork’s Troop 357 Earns Eagle Scout

Jeremiah Stott, our newest Eagle Scout.

NORTH FORK — Jeremiah Stott received his Eagle Scout award at a ceremony held Sept. 8 at Hillside Baptist Church.  The Sunday event was attended by family, friends, North Fork Lions Club members, District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler, troop members and Sequoia Boy Scout council officials. Jeremiah, a junior at Minarets High School, is actively involved in both football and ...

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This is Us: Brenda Bernal Negley

Many people know me as the “tree-keeper” of Nelder Grove. I have a long family history with that particular grove and it’s really become a part of me. My grandfather worked at what’s now Westfall Ranger Station up by Sugar Pine when my grandparents met. My grandmother worked at the hotel around the corner. They dated for two weeks, got ...

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This is Us: Rabbi Shlomo Menkes

My father is American and was in the military during the Korean War. He wanted to go to Israel, where he met my mother. My mother was a Holocaust survivor. She’s still alive, thank God. She grew up in Warsaw and I mean, if you want an interview that’s interesting, she’s interesting. My mother, she should live and be well, ...

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This is Us: Jennifer Moss

Every one of my interviewees have asked, “Are you going to write one about yourself?” So I dug deep, looked inward, and here is one of my stories. I went through a rough time of being bullied in middle school. I ate lunch alone every day, until one day a girl asked to sit with me and that was the ...

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