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Important Information Regarding Upcoming November Election

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MADERA — A General Election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. The following offices are scheduled to appear on that ballot: FEDERAL AND STATE OFFICES President and Vice President of the United States U.S. Representative in Congress, Districts 4 & 16 Member of the Assembly, District 5 SCHOOL OFFICES Madera County Board of Education, Areas 1, 2 (ST), 4, ...

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Madera County Libraries Support Students Through Online Learning

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MADERA — As families and schools prepare for online learning, all Madera County Library locations continue offering curbside services for the community. Patrons can place holds on books, DVDs, and other materials via the library’s mobile app, online catalog, or by phone. Staff will prepare items and contact patrons with instructions and scheduled times for contactless curbside checkout. ‘Grab bags’ ...

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History Mystery #89: The Case of the Mystery Mining Machines

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Article submitted by Karen Morris, CHS President COARSEGOLD — The Coarsegold Historical Society has three pieces of mining machinery on display at the Coarsegold Historic Museum. They were donated quite a few years ago and we need help with the names and how they were used. We think the middle one was possibly some kind of rock crusher. If you ...

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Two Fremont Healthcare Staff Members Test Positive For COVID-19

MARIPOSA — Two John C. Fremont Healthcare District’s staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. Our Infection Control department has conducted contact tracing with support from the Mariposa County Health & Human Services Agency. Staff members identified as close contacts have been placed into quarantine. All staff, including the COVID-19 confirmed staff member, have worn face masks, performed hand hygiene ...

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History Mystery #88: The Case of the Missing Hospital

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Submitted by Debby Carter, SHSA Librarian (Fresno Flats) MOUNTAIN AREA — An article on the front page of the October 29, 1970, Sierra Star reads: “Bass Lake Receives 200 Bed Hospital: On Tuesday, Oct. 27, a full 200-bed hospital will be delivered to Bass Lake. According to Supervisor Lonnie Cornwell and Chairman of the Board Herman Neufeld of Madera County, ...

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MCAS Offering ‘Fourth of July’ $15 Microchipping Special

MOUNTAIN AREA — More pets get lost on July 4th than any other day of the year, according to Humane Society of the U.S. To help mitigate the surge in lost animals during the Independence Day holiday this weekend, the Madera County Animal Shelter (MCAS) is running a special on microchips to help keep pets safer — easier to reunite ...

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Over the Garden Fence: An Update from UCCE Master Gardeners of Mariposa

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By Bob Labozetta, UC Master Gardener, Mariposa While we shelter-in-place, gardening can be the perfect pick-me-up. The UCCE Master Gardeners of Mariposa County are available to help answer your gardening questions. Directly access the UCCE Master Gardeners of Mariposa County website at to obtain information. You can see what we are doing, access our radio show, send a question ...

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AXIS Coffee Bar + Eatery in Tesoro Viejo Partnering With Peet’s Coffee

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MADERA — AXIS Coffee Bar + Eatery, located in the new, award-winning and master-planned community of Tesoro Viejo, announced today that they are partnering with Peet’s Coffee. AXIS is located in the heart of Tesoro Viejo’s Town Center at 4150 Town Center Boulevard in Madera. “We are beyond excited to partner up with Axis Coffee Bar + Eatery. We know ...

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