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North Fork Community Meeting To Plan 2016

NORTH FORK —  The North Fork Boosters are hosting a community meeting on Saturday, Jan. 30, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Town Hall to give all the local organizations an opportunity to network and coordinate scheduling of events for 2016. Everyone is invited to meet with friends and neighbors, join a volunteer organization, and help build the community ...

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Eastern Madera County Job Fair In Oakhurst

OAKHURST – Whether you’re looking for employment or hiring for staff positions, make note of the upcoming job fair in Oakhurst to find the latest information and best new career opportunities all under one roof. The Madera County Workforce Assistance Center invites individuals seeking jobs and businesses seeking employees to participate in the upcoming Eastern Madera County Job Fair, set ...

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Double Murder Still Unsolved After 28 Years

NORTH FORK — For nearly three decades, the brutal murders of Velma Avdeeff and Stella Rea have remained unsolved – but not forgotten. Each year as the holidays come and go, the family wishes for only one thing – the answer to the question of who murdered these two women and why. The crime took place on New Year’s Day ...

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O’s Badger Sports Bulletin: Rivalry In Full Swing

By Yosemite High School Athletic Director Rusty Oetinger This week the YHS Basketball and Soccer teams took on their closest rivals. In the past, the Sierra rivalry has been a storied one with a lot of rich history, but this generation of Badgers are writing a new chapter with their Minarets rivalry. As well as playing our rivals, the Girls Soccer ...

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Frank Verduzco Memorial Scholarships Available

MOUNTAIN AREA — In memory and honor of the life of Frank Verduzco, a scholarship fund has been established in his name by the North Fork Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. Frank Verduzco was just 64 years old when he passed away on Sept. 23, 2015, and the scholarship fund is in support of those students going on to a career ...

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Sandbags Available At These Locations

SIERRA FOOTHILLS — With more rain on the way, some residents of the foothills are asking where they can get sandbags to help protect their property. The Madera County Office of Emergency Services has a comprehensive list of places where sand is available. For complete information, visit http://madera-county.com/index.php/office-of-emergency-services and click on “Countywide Sandbag Locations.” Please note that some locations have ...

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More Rain And Snow In The Mountain Forecast

MOUNTAIN AREA — Rain and snow are in the picture again this week, depending on your elevation, starting with an 80 percent chance of precipitation in the foothills on Monday, Jan. 18, becoming heavy at times. The high temperature in Oakhurst on Monday, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, is expected to be around 55 degrees, according to the National Weather ...

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Yosemite Girls Softball League Sign-Ups

MOUNTAIN AREA – Are you ready for some softball? Online registration is now open for Yosemite Girls Softball League (YGSL), and all girls ages 5 – 15 are invited to participate. No experience is required and Opening Day is Saturday, Mar. 12 at Yosemite High School (YHS). Interested players are encouraged to sign-up online by clicking here. The cost for ...

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Vote Now For Your Favorite Relay For Life Theme

OAKHURST – Every year the local Relay for Life committee gets together to plan a theme for the event, scheduled currently for Saturday, May 14. This time around, there’s a fun new twist:anyone who’s interested can easily vote online to decide the best theme. For those who are unfamiliar, Relay for Life is an organized, overnight community fundraising walk sponsored ...

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CHP Senior Volunteer Program Gears Up

OAKHURST — The Oakhurst Area of the California Highway Patrol is looking for a few good men and woman willing to give something back to their community. Lieutenant Jason Daughrity, Commander of the Oakhurst Area CHP, says he is looking for up to 20 energetic people who are willing to accept the challenge of joining the CHP’s Senior Volunteer Program. ...

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