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Free Spay/Neuter Available To Foothills Pets

Submitted by Eastern Madera County EMC SPCA President Sharon Fitzgerald EASTERN MADERA COUNTY — Friends of Madera Animal Shelter (FMAS) announced it has recently received a grant from the Red and Nancy Arnold Foundation for $1.5 million. The money is allocated to benefit the residents of Madera County by providing FREE spay and neuter surgeries for their dogs and cats. ...

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Bass Lake Woman Arrested After Assault

BASS LAKE – A Bass Lake woman was arrested last weekend after allegedly assaulting a neighbor, and then sicking her Pitt Bull mix on a deputy who responded to the scene. Gwen Lucille Sherrell, 52, was arrested Saturday afternoon at her home on Road 222 in Bass Lake.

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Madera County Arts Council Celebrates Ag With The Arts

MADERA – The beauty of agriculture is once again on display as the Madera County Arts Council Celebrates Ag with the Arts. “2013 marks our 20th year highlighting the agricultural heritage of Central California through the works of California artists,” said Dr. Diane Rich with the council. Numerous works of art depicting the agricultural way of life for many San ...

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Award-Winning COPs Program Seeks Recruits

MADERA COUNTY – This week the Madera County Sheriff’s Office will hold an introductory meeting for citizens interested in joining the nationally recognized Citizens On Patrol volunteer organization. The event is Wednesday Oct. 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Sheriff’s Annex, 28281 Avenue 14 in Madera, and anyone interested in learning more is encouraged to attend.

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Two Vehicle Crash On Deadwood

COARSEGOLD – A two vehicle accident on Deadwood caused a bit of a slowdown during the morning commute, and the thrashing of a prized possession. At about 8 a.m. Kent Lincoln, 43, of Coarsegold, a teacher and coach at Yosemite High School, was northbound on Highway 41 approaching Road 420 in the right-hand lane.

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Another Bear Hit And Killed

COARSEGOLD – A collision on Highway 41 last night ended badly for both the bear and vehicle. A Mariposa woman was northbound in a 2008 Kia just south of Serpa Canyon Road at about 7:30 p.m., on Thursday, Oct. 10, when a bear ran out in front of her, according to CHP.

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Court Hears Testimony About Night Of Arson Arrest

MADERA COUNTY – Day 10 of the preliminary hearing in the arson and conspiracy case of Kenneth Jackson and Allison Waterman got underway this morning in Madera Superior Court with two new witnesses. First on the stand for the prosecution was fire investigator and Fire Captain Specialist Captain William Cacho.

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Arson Hearing Enters 5th Week

MADERA COUNTY – The preliminary hearing for Kenneth Jackson and Allison Waterman on charges of arson and conspiracy, which has continued in fits and starts in Madera Superior Court, finally got some traction today. With jury trials that had been scheduled for the next two weeks in Department 2 having been settled outside of court, the arson hearing will now ...

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Cooking Is Leading Cause Of Home Fires

MARIPOSA – In observance of Fire Prevention Week Oct. 6 – 12, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) is joining forces with the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to remind local residents to ‘Prevent Kitchen Fires.’ During this year’s fire safety campaign, CAL FIRE is helping to spread the word about the ...

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Sierra Ambulance Puts New Units In Service

MADERA COUNTY – You probably never give much thought to ambulances – that is until you need one, or see one go screaming by and wonder where it might be headed. Fortunately, the folks at Sierra Ambulance give a great deal of thought and attention to making sure their vehicles are always ready to go at a moment’s notice.

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