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Celebration of Life for John “Bat” Masterson

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John Masterson passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, October 22, 2019. John was 88 years old. John, or “Bat” as many called him, was born August 28, 1931, in Maud, Oklahoma, and moved to Ahwahnee in the early 1940’s. He met his wife Katherine Arnold in his twenties and they spent the next 60 or so years together. ...

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Memorial Service and Celebration of Life for Barbara Boomer

From everyone here at Sierra News Online, our deepest condolences go out to the friends and family of Barbara Boomer.

Barbara (Foster) Boomer, loving wife, mother of two children, and grandmother passed away on Sunday, October 20, 2019, at the age of 76, from pancreatic cancer at her home in Bass Lake, CA. She was born on September 15, 1943, in Blyth, CA – the daughter of James and Rosa Foster. She was united in marriage to Doug Boomer on ...

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Manna House to Host Community Appreciation Day

Manna House Community Appreciation & Information Day

OAKHURST — For many years, the Manna House in Oakhurst has been the beneficiary of community benevolence in the form of food, clothing, financial assistance and more that it uses to provide relief to those in need in the mountain community. Now they want the community to know how much they appreciate its continuing compassion by hosting a Community Appreciation ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through October 21

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MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Tuesday, Oct. 15, to Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. North Fork Illegal Dumping On Tuesday, October 15, at 8:20 a.m., a deputy was dispatched to the 57000 block of Road 225 in the County of Madera regarding a trash dump in private garbage bins. ...

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Antsy McClain is Coming Soon to Coolwater Ranch in Ahwahnee

Antsy McClain at Airstream Ranch

AHWAHNEE — Coolwater Ranch and The Redwoods cheerfully present the inimitable Antsy McClain.  Full of humor, wit and kind-hearted tom-foolery, Antsy simply makes the world a better place with his audible grin. McClain brings his unique blend of music and “humor with heart” to the stage, combining his original songs with a hilarious slide show,  including Antsy’s own life observations, social ...

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Pet of the Week: Maya the Cat

Hello, I’m Maya. Are you looking for a sweet girl who loves the quiet life? I am very low-key, love cuddles and am basically quite low maintenance. At about 10 years old, I am in good health. I have heard I might be a teensy bit chubby but I thought that was a rather rude comment. I prefer to think ...

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Local Actress Shines in Hawaii Five-O Episode

NORTH FORK — Book it Dano! A local actress with a Hollywood-famous last name just filmed an episode of a popular television show on world-famous Waikiki Beach. Actress Cassandra Hepburn, a North Fork resident, just wrapped up shooting an episode of the popular television series Hawaii Five-O. Hepburn was a guest star in Episode 10 of the current season (Season ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: Haunted Architecture – Part II

The Moana Hotel in 1908

By Sal Maccarone Through the ages mankind has always had a fascination with the reconfiguring of landscape. For example, what once was the Isthmus of Panama is now the Panama Canal, what once was a desert in Nevada is now Las Vegas, and what once was a swampland in Hawaii is now the very famous Waikiki Beach. Waikiki, in Honolulu, ...

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4th Annual Bass Lake Halloween Carnival & Fall Festival

Don't miss the Halloween and Fall Carnival at Bass Lake!

BASS LAKE — Stop by the Pines Village on Sat. Oct. 26 and join the 4th Annual Bass Lake Halloween Carnival. Fun for the entire family! Families can participate in a variety of activities, games and crafts. Both free and paid. During this year’s Halloween Carnival kids can enjoy: ->  Photo booth with pumpkins ->  Trick or treat in the ...

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