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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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Fuel Burning Programs Get Underway Soon

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – The Bass Lake Ranger District, Sierra National Forest, is preparing to implement the fall/winter burning program. Projects will consist of three activities: pile burning, broadcast, and underburning. “The objective of underburning is to reintroduce low intensity fire to the ecosystem on a rotational basis,” says District Ranger Dave Martin. “Prior to European settlement, lightning and Native ...

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"Spay-ghetti" Dinner Supports EMC SPCA

OAKHURST — The Eastern Madera County (EMC) SPCA invites the community to attend a special evening meal where you can fill feed your tummy and do some good at the same time. Set for the Oakhurst Community Center on Friday, Oct. 25, volunteers are putting together a “Spay-ghetti Dinner.” The fun goes from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. and cost for ...

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Clampers Dedicate Another Piece Of History

AHWAHNEE – Back in the Gold Rush Days, a good prank or a practical joke brought much needed relief to the realities of what was a very hard life. The “Clampers” still love a good bit of fun, but they are also dedicated to the promotion and preservation of western history. E Clampus Vitus, Grub Gulch Chapter 41- 49, gathered ...

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Free Spay/Neuter Available To Foothills Pets

Submitted by Eastern Madera County EMC SPCA President Sharon Fitzgerald EASTERN MADERA COUNTY — Friends of Madera Animal Shelter (FMAS) announced it has recently received a grant from the Red and Nancy Arnold Foundation for $1.5 million. The money is allocated to benefit the residents of Madera County by providing FREE spay and neuter surgeries for their dogs and cats. ...

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Madera County Arts Council Celebrates Ag With The Arts

MADERA – The beauty of agriculture is once again on display as the Madera County Arts Council Celebrates Ag with the Arts. “2013 marks our 20th year highlighting the agricultural heritage of Central California through the works of California artists,” said Dr. Diane Rich with the council. Numerous works of art depicting the agricultural way of life for many San ...

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Cooking Is Leading Cause Of Home Fires

MARIPOSA – In observance of Fire Prevention Week Oct. 6 – 12, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) is joining forces with the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to remind local residents to ‘Prevent Kitchen Fires.’ During this year’s fire safety campaign, CAL FIRE is helping to spread the word about the ...

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Sierra Ambulance Puts New Units In Service

MADERA COUNTY – You probably never give much thought to ambulances – that is until you need one, or see one go screaming by and wonder where it might be headed. Fortunately, the folks at Sierra Ambulance give a great deal of thought and attention to making sure their vehicles are always ready to go at a moment’s notice.

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North Fork Takes "Think Local First" Campaign County-wide

NORTH FORK – Madera County residents are being invited to participate in a quick, online survey to help frame the economic development of our communities. On Tuesday Oct. 1, the North Fork Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Fresno State University and Yosemite/Sequoia Resource Conservation & Development Council(YSRC&DC), will launch its first ever county-wide research study to analyze consumer behaviors ...

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Camille Fisher and Kaitlyn Fisher

Submitted by the artists Camille Fisher and Kaitlyn FisherSierra Art Trails 2013 Catalog # 64 and # 65 Camille Fisher (artist #64) is a creative, bright and lovely 9-year-old student at Oakhurst Elementary School (OES). She incorporates color playfully into her work, which is greatly inspired by her love of the natural sciences and by many generations of artists in ...

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