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Visit California, Local Restaurants Showcase Tasty Specials

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OAKHURST – January 2020 marks the tenth anniversary of Visit California’s annual celebration of all things culinary in the Golden State. January also means Restaurant Month is back in Madera County, and this year even more local eateries have specials and discounts to satisfy any appetite. Enjoy a bountiful month-long adventure experiencing the best of the local region. Visit Yosemite ...

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Celebration of Life for Elizabeth Janet Morris

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NORTH FORK — Elizabeth Janet Morris passed away Dec. 29, 2019 in her North Fork home. Most knew her as Jan. She was born March 8th, 1929 in Stanbridge, Bedfordshire, England. Her parents Frederick and Gladys Eames were farmers in a small village called Leighton Buzzard. As a young girl Jan worked on the farm and was studying to be ...

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Elks Club Hosts All-You-Can-Eat Crab Feed Charity Fundraiser

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OAKHURST — The Elks Club is sponsoring an all-you-can-eat crab feed — and they supply the butter, as well as salad, garlic bread and linguini with clams. The popular event takes place Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Oakhurst Elks Lodge. 5 p.m. — No host bar 6 p.m. — Dinner $45 per person. $300 for a party of eight. Oakhurst ...

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34th Annual Oakhurst Sierra Rotary Crab Feed

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OAKHURST – Cast your appetite toward one of the best and most festive dinner events the area has to offer as the 34th Annual Rotary Club of Oakhurst Sierra Crab Feed returns to the Oakhurst Community Center on Saturday,  Feb. 1. Doors open at 6 p.m. Rotary’s Crab Feed will serve a ton of crab. That’s right, 2,000 lbs. of ...

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Celebration of Life for Everett H. (Krip) Krippner

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Everett Hale Krippner peacefully passed away December 7, 2019, in Clovis, CA.  He was 97 years old, born in Spokane, Washington, on Aug. 3, 1922. At a young age, his family moved to Seattle, where he attended local schools and was a charter member of Cub Scout Troop 144, founded by his father in 1929. He earned his Eagle Scout ...

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Pet of the Week: Gracie

MADERA COUNTY MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES – Hello, I’m Gracie. I really miss my Mom. I sat in her lap every day and slept on her bed every night. They say she passed away. I will be happy again when I find a new Mom. If that is you, please call 559-683-1266 PS …I like Dad’s too!

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David Jacobs-Strain and Bob Beach Coming to Coolwater Ranch

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AHWAHNEE — On Friday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m., the Redwoods and Coolwater Ranch present David Jacobs-Strain and Bob Beach – two musicians who have become favorites of Coolwater patrons over the years. David Jacobs-Strain is a fierce slide guitar player and a song poet from Oregon. He’s known for both his virtuosity and spirit of emotional abandon. His live ...

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Exploring an Oakhurst Community Garden With UCCE Master Gardener Randy Thompson

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OAKHURST — Randy Thompson, an active University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Master Gardener and Oakhurst resident, wants to start a community garden and perhaps recruit more master gardener candidates. “The process to become a Master Gardener is more involved and we will address that in future meetings,” he said. UCCE has maintained the Master Gardener Program in California since ...

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The History Mystery #82 – Do You Recognize These Women?

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NORTH FORK — This photo is courtesy of Rose Davis-Cobb, board member of the Sierra Mono Museum & Cultural Center, and features two Mono women who are extras in the movie “Deer Slayer.” Can anyone provide information on where the filming took place in the area of North Fork, Madera County? What were the names of other local extras? What ...

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Biscuits & Gravy at Rev’s Farm House

On December 22, I always start my day with biscuits and gravy. More about the why later but I chose to head to Rev’s Farm House in Oakhurst for this year’s biscuits and gravy. I arrived shortly after they opened and was greeted with a big smile from Cindy, inviting me to pick any table to sit at. I knew ...

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