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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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Development Approved Near Yosemite Lakes Park

COARSEGOLD – The Madera County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Monday to approve a General Plan Amendment and Rezoning for 20.48 acres on the southwest corner of Highway 41 and Yosemite Springs Parkway. Dennis Jonathan requested the zoning change from AR (Agricultural Residential) to HSC (Highway Service Commercial), CC (Community Commercial) and HDR (High Density Residential) designations in order ...

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Pop A Top For Ronald McDonald House

Pop tops, Do you save them? For many years now, we have been saving pop tops. They don’t just come off of soda cans. There are soup cans and tuna cans; just look around your kitchen. They are easy to collect and clean. Eons ago, when we lived in Orange County, a dear lady at our Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) ...

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County Supervisors Host Water Workshop

MADERA COUNTY – The Madera County Board of Supervisors will host an informational workshop on Tuesday, Mar. 4, at 10 a.m. to discuss the development of a strategic response to drought conditions as well as future countywide water policies. “We have faced three consecutive years of drought and the impacts are devastating,” said Tom Wheeler, Board Chairman and District 5 ...

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Jay Varney – Candidate For Sheriff

MADERA COUNTY – Jay Varney, 53, has been the Chief of Police for the City of Chowchilla since 2004, and hopes to become the next Sheriff of Madera County. Varney has over 30 years of law enforcement experience, including over 18 years in leadership positions at the sergeant, lieutenant, and chief of police levels. In his current position, Varney oversees ...

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