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October In The Foothill Garden

Walking around the garden here in the foothills of Central California, I feel we’re really nearing the end of the gardening season. I’m tired. Tired of watering and ready to rake everything, gather up the rest of the clippings that neaten the garden and come in for some rainy days.

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Jay Varney For Sheriff – Supported By Local Leaders

MADERA COUNTY – Just a few weeks remain before the election, but Jay Varney is still working hard on the campaign trail, getting his message out and meeting residents of the county he hopes to serve as Sheriff. One of the things Varney wants to emphasize before voters cast their ballots, is his depth of support and strong endorsements from ...

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Michael Salvador For Sheriff – Ready On Day One

MADERA COUNTY – With the election just weeks away, and absentee ballots in the mail, we asked the two candidates running for Sheriff of Madera County for the most important things they want voters to know before casting their ballots. Michael Salvador, current Undersheriff, didn’t hesitate. “Go to the polls,” he said.

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Hildreth Remembered With Clampers Monument

O’NEALS – “Bandits! Bandits! Bandits robbed the stage to Hildreth! Get a posse! They got the gold!” So began the story as another piece of local history was preserved and commemorated by the hard-working members of the Grub Gulch Chapter 41-49 of E Clampus Vitus. Their latest monument was dedicated on Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Ryan Ranch in O’Neals, ...

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Home Invasion Targets Marijuana Crop

MADERA COUNTY – The Madera County Sheriff’s office is asking for assistance in locating as many as five men who broke into a home in rural Madera County this afternoon. A marijuana crop was their intended target. At approximately 1:28 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 30, the Sheriff’s office received word of a home invasion on Avenue 6 near Road 20. ...

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Take Sierra Art Trails Starting Friday

OAKHURST – One of the finer aspects of foothill living is access to an abundance of tremendous art and gifted artists. That access really increases this weekend, as Sierra Art Trails (SAT) 2014 Yosemite Foothills Open Studio Tour takes place, now in its 12th year and running this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 3, 4 and 5, from 10 a.m. ...

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Town Hall Meeting In Ahwahnee

AHWAHNEE – District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler will be hosting the next in his series of Town Hall meetings on Thursday, Oct. 2, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Wasuma School in Ahwahnee. This is a chance for constituents to discuss issues that are important to them with their representative on the Madera County Board of Supervisors.

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Give The Gift Of Reading About Our Area

Courtesy of Museums & Historic Sites of Southern Yosemite Books are the life-blood of a region for the knowledge they impart. We want you to know about the wealth of books available to you from local sources that give you an insight into the region in which you live. The holidays are coming soon, and we invite you to consider ...

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22nd Annual Harvest Arts & Peace Festival

PRATHER – The annual Harvest Arts & Peace Festival returns to the Intermountain Nursery in Prather for the 22nd year on Saturday, Oct. 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. With local farm booths, children’s activities, artisan food booths, music and dance, this much-anticipated event is a fall favorite for ...

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Madera County Sheriff Drug Take-Back Event

OAKHURST – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office will host their annual drug take-back event this coming Saturday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For the convenience of all Madera County residents and business owners, the unwanted and/or unused drugs can be disposed of in two locations, one in Oakhurst and one in Madera.

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