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One Child, One Family, One Mission

When Chris and Cara Christopherson got the diagnosis that their daughter had Type 1 diabetes, they were about to be introduced to their new life, one that bore no resemblance to the life they had known so far. Just before daughter Haley’s third birthday, the symptoms began. Night sweats, frequent and painful urination, always thirsty, exhaustion.

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The Willow Creek History Tour

EASTERN MADERA COUNTY – The Coarsegold Historical Society is offering a new tour exploring the local area and its history. On May 17 and again on Sept. 20, The Willow Creek History Tour will explore the Willow Creek area near North Fork and Bass Lake, led by Marcia Penner Freedman, author of Willow Creek History – Tales of Cow Camps, ...

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Sign Up Now For Stage Route Tour

COARSEGOLD – Get ready to be transported back to the dusty days of horses, six-shooters and stages as the Coarsegold Historical Society (CHS) prepares for the wildly popular Stage Route Tour on Apr. 26. CHS offers a 6-hour bus tour that follows the old stage route visiting Coarsegold, the Hills Pride Inn in Knowles, the Raymond Museum, historic Road 600 ...

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County Considers Response To Drought

MADERA COUNTY – On Mar. 4, the Madera County Board of Supervisors held a meeting which included three agenda items addressing water issues, and considered what proactive steps can be taken now. Agenda Item #8. Informational Water Workshop to discuss the development of a strategic response to drought conditions as well as future countywide water policies.

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Thanks To Oakhurst Democrats For Debate

Dear Editor: I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the Oakhurst Democratic Club for hosting the District Attorney candidates debate last Friday evening, and to Peter Cavanaugh for moderating the event. This was an important forum for voters to learn about the candidates and their respective qualifications to serve as Madera County District Attorney. The attendance at the ...

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Lively Debate Between Candidates For District Attorney

Over 150 people packed the Oakhurst Community Center on Friday, Feb. 28, to hear from the three candidates running for the office of Madera County District Attorney. Incumbent Michael Keitz, Deputy County Counsel Miranda Neal, and Oakhurst attorney David Linn addressed questions during the 90-minute debate hosted by the Oakhurst Democratic Club.

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Rotary Club Remodels Social Services Lobby

MADERA — Thanks to the efforts of the Rotary Club of Madera and Danny Morris, deputy director of the Madera County Department of Social Services, the lobby area of the 629 E. Yosemite building has been transformed into a warm and colorful area. Morris is a Rotary member and volunteered on the remodel project, completed Feb. 17.

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Free Workshop On Edible Landscaping

MADERA COUNTY – Madera County Master Gardeners will host a free event for home gardeners on Saturday, Mar. 22, from 10 a.m. to noon. This workshop will provide instruction on how to plant a beautiful edible landscape, presented by Master Gardeners Agnes Jenkins, Linda Sloan, Barbara Mattice and Susan Walter.

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Apply Now For Artist In The Woods

SONORA – The Stanislaus National Forest is accepting applications for the 2014 Artist in the Woods program, where professional artists stay for two weeks in a historic cabin in the woods during the fall. With the goal of creating a sense of stewardship for the beauty of the natural and cultural resources of the Stanislaus National Forest, the Artist in ...

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Audubon Program Features New Sierra Nevada Bird Book

OAKHURST – The Sierra Nevada draws visitors for many reasons – its unparalleled scenery, geological features, flora and fauna, wilderness and cultural attributes, and superb recreational opportunities. Birders are drawn for reasons rooted in each of those values. Among the tools birders use to enjoy and find meaning in the pursuit of their passion are field guides and other publications ...

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