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Fully Consumed: The Sweetness Of 4-H Favorite Foods Day

O’NEALS — Some days I love my job more than others, and last Saturday was certainly one of those special days. It was my pleasure to be one of the many volunteer judges for this year’s Madera County 4-H Favorite Foods Day, when nearly one hundred young club members from around the area entered their recipes and displays into a ...

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Update On Tree Mortality Work In Madera County Jan. 25

Written by Sarah Bolton – MADERA COUNTY –  Hello Madera County residents and welcome to the Tree Mortality Community Column. Our company, Blue Ridge Services (BRS), is partnering with Madera County to oversee and implement their tree mortality mitigation project. Throughout the life of this project, we have dedicated a lot of time and energy to making sure that our ...

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Kickoff Event For 20th Anniversary Of Local Relay For Life

MOUNTAIN AREA — This year marks the 20th Annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life in our mountain community and now, the event is evolving with a new name, new look, and a new location. Sierra Mountain Communities for a Cure On Friday, Mar. 29 and Saturday Mar. 30, Minarets High School will host the freshly-dubbed Sierra Mountain Communities for ...

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Minarets Citrus And Natural Resource Teams

By Autumn Pecarovich — O’NEALS — The Minarets High School FFA natural resource/forestry and citrus teams competed this month to practice their skills, leaving for their two-day competition on Thursday, Jan. 10. These teams have been practicing weekly and applying themselves with hard work — now, their dedication has been put to the test in these competitions. “I felt like ...

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Get Paid To Fix Or Replace Your Gas-Guzzling, Polluting Car

FRESNO – Residents of the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District can get their old gas-hogging, high-polluting vehicles checked at the first “Tune In Tune Up” event of 2019 on Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Fresno Fairgrounds. This free event offers emissions testing on a first-come, first-served basis. Car owners whose vehicles fail the emissions test may be eligible ...

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Supervisor Tom Wheeler’s Town Hall Meeting Schedule 2019

MADERA COUNTY – District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler will once again be holding a series of Town Hall meetings throughout Eastern Madera County, and has announced the schedule for 2019. Supervisor Wheeler hosts these meetings to discuss the current issues faced by the County and its citizens, and encourages residents to take the opportunity to share their concerns and ask ...

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Sandbag Locations In Madera County; Bring Your Own Shovel

MADERA COUNTY – As another storm approaches, Madera County residents may want to prepare and protect property with sandbags. Below is the list of locations that have sand and sandbags available for residents depending on where they live. For all locations, you must bring your own shovels, and please note that the County has a limited supply of sandbags. If ...

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Lisa’s List: Three Things To Do With Fireplace Ashes

“A pattern can be called a pattern only if it has been applied to a real world solution at least three times,” according to the rule of three. The power of three is universal, representing body, mind and soul. From three piece suits to tricycles and BLTs, wonderful things come in threes. And, as it turns out, if you try something three times ...

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Winter Storm Warning, Flash Flood Watch Continue

MOUNTAIN AREA — Well into the afternoon of Thursday, Jan. 17, storms continue to pound the area with heavy rain and wind in the foothills and snow in the higher country, with the potential for flash flooding in burn scar areas. Flash Flood Watch From 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16 through 10 p.m. Thursday evening.  Flash Flood Watch is in ...

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Brittany Dyer Takes Job As State Director For American Forests

MADERA – Brittany Dyer has been Madera County District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler’s Chief of Staff since Feb. 2014, and is now moving on to serve as California State Director for American Forests. American Forests is a 143-year-old national non-profit based out of Washington D.C. They have completed natural resource projects including reforestation for many years in California but due ...

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