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Celebration of Life for Peter Drost of Oakhurst

From everyone at Sierra News Online, please accept our deepest condolences to the friends and family of Peter Drost.

We are deeply saddened to report that Peter Drost of Oakhurst, California, passed away on September 30, 2019. Peter was born in Musselkanaal, Holland, on September 11, 1947, to John and Betty Drost (Zandbergen.) He came to California with his family in 1955 and grew up in Burbank. As a Marine in the Vietnam War, he was stationed in Hawai’i ...

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Chili Cook Off Spices Up Bandit Town

NORTH FORK — The North Fork Women’s Club held their annual chili cook off Saturday at Bandit Town — and the competition was hot and spicy. “We had 11 entrants this year in the chili competition. It’s one of our biggest cook offs ever,” said Vicki Young, whose been involved with the North Fork Women’s Club for more than a ...

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Hunewill Ranch Fall Color Ride: Riding up Buckeye Canyon

On the Eastern Sierra, high colorful peaks of red, white and gray are incredibly beautiful all on their own. But wait. Picture them decorated in fall colors of yellows and reds, then add a dusting of white snow. And if that isn’t enough to get excited about, imagine covering even more ground exploring this country on the back of a ...

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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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Pet of the Week: Blackie the Dog

Blackie the Dog.

Hi everybody, I’m Blackie! Although I may not be as sleek and black as I was when I was just a pup (in case you didn’t notice), if you need a big guy around to talk to 24/7, I might be the one. I prefer to give my person all of my attention and don’t want other dogs or cats ...

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Celebration of Life for Cyndi Presho

Cyndi Presho of Oakhurst, 66, passed away in Oakhurst on Saturday, September 28, 2019, from breast cancer. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, November 8, at Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church, with Pastor Rick officiating. Cyndi Presho was born in Edgewood, California, to George Moorhous and Etta Moorhous on August 6, 1953. She graduated from Grant High ...

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YNP Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Deaf Services Program

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — Yosemite National Park will celebrate the 40th anniversary of its Deaf Services Program by hosting a series of special events Oct. 11-14 for members of the Deaf community. The event will be the largest gathering of the Deaf community in Yosemite’s history, according to park officials. During the four-day celebration, YNP will be offering a wide ...

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Oakhurst Sierra Rotary Hosts Poker & Bingo Night Next Friday

The Oakhurst Sierra Rotary Club invites the community to their 5th Annual Poker & Bingo Fun Night Dinner fundraiser (Friday, Oct. 18) at the Oakhurst Community Center. This year’s event will start at 5 p.m. for registration, with dinner at 6 p.m. The games begin at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome at the event, which includes an amazing meal prepared ...

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Yosemite Audubon is Offering a Field Trip to the Wawona Loop Trail

YOSEMITE — The Wawona Loop Trail is wide and relatively easy to walk – 3.5 miles that meanders around the margin of the meadow from the Wawona Hotel and across the golf course. You will likely see an array of woodpeckers and meadow birds, and perhaps some uncommon birds at the end of the migration season. Bring binoculars, lunch, snacks, ...

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