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Free Event for Home Gardeners

MADERA COUNTY – Madera County Master Gardeners will host a free event for home gardeners on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to noon. Learn how to plant, prune and care for fruit trees at this special workshop presented by Master Gardeners John Bryan and Jim Espinola.

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Senior Centers Offer Intro To Internet Class

OAKHURST/MARIPOSA — If the idea of a smart phone makes you feel dumb, or you want to keep up with the kids on social media, or for any reason you need a little help navigating the digital terrain of technology, you’ll want to know about an upcoming free event sponsored by Sierra Tel. The public is invited to attend a ...

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How To Dispose Of Unwanted Paint

OAKHURST – If you have unused, unwanted or left-over paint, and want it out of your garage, there are local places available to take it for recycling. A new PaintCare drop-off location has been established, this one in Oakhurst, at American Floors and Interiors.

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Audubon Features Sierra's Flying Jewels

OAKHURST – It’s at this time of year that people who feed hummingbirds think about putting away their feeders for the winter. After all, rufous hummingbirds, those aggressive coppery dazzlers, have come and gone, and the fall migration is essentially over. So why continue to leave out your feeders? Local resident Barbara Robinson, a USGS Master Hummingbird Bander, will shed ...

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Weather-Related Accidents Across The Mountain Area

MADERA COUNTY – The first heavy rainfall of the season contributed to slick roads, leading to multiple accidents in the mountain area yesterday. At 1:49 p.m. Olin Wilson, 78, of Mariposa, was southbound on Highway 49 near Knickerbocker Road just north of Ahwahnee, when his Toyota Camry skidded on the hail-covered road and overturned down an embankment, according to CHP.

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Area Students Prepare For Academic Decathlon

MADERA – More than 500 Academic Decathletes from throughout California attended the seventh annual Madera County Office of Education Academic Decathlon Lecture on Oct. 24. Students attended sessions on economics, literature, music, science, social science, and speech to help them prepare for this year’s Academic Decathlon. The 2014 Decathlon topic is World War I. Students from Riverside to Tuolumne Counties ...

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Town Hall Meeting On Emergency Access

OAKHURST – Emergency access issues are a major concern in Eastern Madera County as numerous areas only provide one way in and one way out. Supervisor Tom Wheeler plans to help communities address these issues beginning with a town hall meeting at the Oakhurst Community Center on Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 6 to 8 p.m.

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MTV Wants Your Real-Life Modern Family

MADERA COUNTY – MTV is now casting! Do you live in a real-life Modern Family? Are your parents and siblings the anti-1950s nuclear family? Do you have same-sex parents? An internationally adopted cousin? A hot, young, new step-mom or dad? Is your clan multigenerational, multicultural, and multiplying? Perhaps your brood is made up of a recently blended family or an ...

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North Fork Rancheria Gaming Compact In Effect

MADERA COUNTY –The North Fork Rancheria has announced that on Oct. 22, the Bureau of Indian Affairs published notice in the Federal Register that the Class III Gaming Compact between the State of California and the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California is now in effect. “Publication of the notice in the Federal Register completes the final step ...

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Send A Holiday Care Package To A Soldier

Submitted by Nikki Van Velson MADERA COUNTY – The time is fast approaching for Soroptimist International of The Sierras to send free holiday gift packages to men and women who are in the armed services. Included in the packages are a Sierra Star newspaper, homemade goodies, gum, candies and a holiday card from members of the organization to remind our ...

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