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Local Deputy And Pastors Head For Nepal To Assist Disaster Relief

MOUNTAIN AREA – When the devastating earthquake struck Nepal last week, the massive destruction and loss of life tugged at heart strings all across the world. Here in the mountain area, three young men decided to follow the irresistible urge to help. Brothers Jacob and Sam Tallmon, along with Kory Nuñez, are on their way to Kathmandu to assist in ...

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Action Packed Weekend At Chowchilla Fair

CHOWCHILLA – Blue Jeans and Country Dreams is the theme for the 2015 Chowchilla Fair. The excitement begins Thursday, May 14, and will run through Sunday, May 17. This year’s action packed entertainment kicks off with bull riding, mutton busting, and an FFA greased pig competition on Thursday evening in the grandstands.

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Bosnian Park Rangers Visit Sierra National Forest

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA – On April 25, two managers from Nacionalni Park Una (Una National Park), Bosnia i Herzegovina in eastern Europe, began a study tour to visit national forests and national parks of the western United States. The goal for the study tour is to increase the knowledge base, skills, and capacity for the Director and Assistant Director of Una ...

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Town Hall Meeting In Coarsegold Thursday

COARSEGOLD – District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler will host the next in his series of Town Hall meetings on Thursday, Apr. 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Coarsegold Community Center Speakers will include Dave Wolin, president of the Coarsegold Chamber of Commerce, Cal Fire Battalion Chief Chris Christopherson, and Firewise Coordinator Roger Maybee.

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Recount Reveals Coarsegold 8th Grade Wins Pentathlon

MADERA COUNTY – Following a retabulation of scores, it was firmly established that Coarsegold Elementary School’s 8th grade team took top honors in their division for the 2015 Madera County Academic Pentathlon, despite earlier reports. Awards were originally given out on Saturday, Mar. 21, when Ranchos Middle School’s 8th grade team were named winners of the competition.

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Wow! We Found A Baby Hummingbird!

When Carey Smith heard a tiny thump outside the window, she didn’t expect to see a little tiny living creature that probably weighed in at less than a penny. Carey was home with her school-age, animal-loving son, Brady. “We looked out to find this little baby hummingbird upside down and breathing hard,” explains Smith. “We rushed out and Brady lifted ...

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Convoluted Commute Tonight From Fresno To Foothills

FRESNO – Anyone traveling north out of Fresno this afternoon should be prepared for a complicated ride home with delays, for two reasons. A major gas explosion and a separate signal outage will be causing problems that may last well into the evening. People driving Highway 99 between Madera and Fresno will want to be aware of reports that workers ...

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Annual Raymond Parade This Saturday

RAYMOND – Who doesn’t love a parade? Saturday, Apr. 18 is expected to be another perfect day in this historic town to celebrate the Raymond Parade and Family Fun Days. This year’s theme is “All Roads Lead to Raymond.”

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