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Master Gardeners Glorious Garden Tour

Submitted by Madera County Master Gardeners MADERA COUNTY – Madera County Master Gardeners announce their 8th annual Glorious Garden Tour, Saturday April 19, 2014, featuring four beautiful Madera, Madera Ranchos and Rolling Hills home gardens for the public to visit and enjoy. In addition, during the tour the public will be able to shop for plants and garden accessories at ...

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The History Mystery #16

This month instead of a photograph about which we have questions, we are in need of a photograph! The North Fork History Group is searching for a high quality photograph of Judge Marcia Putney. Marcia Putney was instrumental in starting the Women’s Club of North Fork. She was also the first woman judge in Madera County. As a distinguished member ...

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Join Historical Society On Trip To France

Submitted by the Coarsegold Historical Society Prepare to be amazed…save over $1,000 by acting now! You are invited to join a fabulous trip of History and Beauty sponsored by the Coarsegold Historical Society and hosted by experienced travelers Jack and Kay Good. Leaving on Apr. 3, 2015, and returning Apr. 14, 2015, (note that’s next year) the trip includes 10 ...

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Give A Cookie To A Soldier

EVERYWHERE, U.S.A. – After Sunday, Girl Scout Cookies will be gone for another year. With March coming to an end, so is the season for these perennial favorite treats, but you can still share a box with a soldier. While Sunday is the last day Girl Scouts can be selling in front of local grocery and retail stores, cookies can ...

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Fallen Soldier Finally Laid To Rest With Honor

MADERA COUNTY -“You served your country through a war, or through peacetime,” the message says. “You expected to receive a military burial, recognition by our government of your commitment to our great country. “You expected to have honor and respect paid to you as a result of your service to our great country. Instead, you reside on a shelf in ...

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Apply Now For Statewide Exam For Custodian

CALIFORNIA – The California Highway Patrol has announced an open statewide examination for the position of Custodian. With the new CHP facility in Oakhurst, the local office may be hiring soon, so anyone interested in the position would need to have taken this exam to be on the eligibility list.

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Madera Vintners Assoc. Honors Local Wineries

MADERA – The Madera Vintners Association recently honored three wine industry professionals who have shaped the region’s winemaking success at the 3rd annual “Evening of Accolades” awards dinner on Mar. 20, at San Joaquin Wine Company. The four course wine dinner was catered by The Painted Table, and was emcee’d by Alex Delgado, host of KSEE 24’s Central Valley Today ...

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Regional Water Management Plan Updated

Submitted by Jeannie Habben It is important to have a say in the planning of our water. The Madera Regional Water Management Group is currently updating this area’s water management plan. The Madera Regional Water Management Group is a group of water agencies, organizations, and other interested parties that meet monthly to discuss regional water management issues, projects, and opportunities ...

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Mountain Schools Rock At Academic Pentathlon

MADERA COUNTY – Coarsegold Elementary School won top honors at the 2014 7th grade Academic Pentathlon, with Ranchos Middle School winning the 8th grade competition. Nearly 400 students participated in this year’s five-event academic competition, held over two days. Math and essay tests were held on Friday, Mar. 14 at State Center Community College District Madera Center. Literature, Speech and ...

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Alaska And Back On A BMW 1600

OAKHURST – Many fantasize about riding a motorcycle across the great North American Continent but few actually get to do it. Branches Books and Gifts invites the community to an appearance and book signing on Friday, Mar. 21 at 6 p.m., by author Bill Schoettler, who penned “Alaska and Back on a BMW 1600.” It’s the story of two unlikely ...

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