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2020 Home Sales for Madera County Mountain Communities

Submitted by Ed Bailey Real Estate Calendar Year 2020: Home Sales Report on Some of our Mountain Communities: Bass Lake: During the 2020 calendar year, Real Estate Agents sold 62 Bass Lake homes, compared to 37 in the previous year. Median price was $570,000, compared to $525,000 in 2019, and prices ranged from $150,000 to $3,204,000. Average time on the ...

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Celebration of Life for Allan Donald King

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Allan Donald King, 93, passed away peacefully at his home in Ahwahnee, CA, on January 6, 2021. Always a gentleman, he had a warm smile, a strong work ethic, and a lifelong devotion to serving others inspired by his Christian faith. Allan was born January 20, 1927, to Forrest and Bertha King, farmers in Vinton, Iowa. In 1951, he married ...

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Celebration of Life for Donald Wayne Harlan

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Donald Wayne Harlan was born February 15, 1929, to James and Vivian Harlan in Brawley, CA. He passed away on December 31, 2020. Don was a past Worshipful Master and member of Sierra Lodge #788 in Oakhurst, CA. Don is preceeded in death by his parents, wife Janet, son Jeff Harlan, and brother Leland. He is survived by his daughters, ...

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Pet of the Week: Bronson the Cat

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Hey there! Bronson here! I thought I would strike my most adorable pose for you today. I heard “adorable” is the number one most valued kitty trait. However, that is only one of the things you should know about me. I’m also 10 months old, super friendly, kinda goofy — did I say I’m 10 months old? — and VERY good ...

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Sierra Telephone Providing Service for 125 Years

OAKHURST – Sierra Tel takes pride in our rural roots, and this past year we celebrated the 125th Anniversary of Sierra Telephone Company, Inc. The main building block of the Sierra Tel Family began in Mariposa on November 2, 1895, when the Sunset Telephone Company, with the help of subscriptions totaling $2,000 from Mariposa residents, completed a line from Merced ...

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2021 Sierra Tel Directory Focuses on the History of Sierra Telephone

OAKHURST – Sierra Tel, serving both Madera County Mountain Communities and Mariposa County, shared that its 2021 telephone directory is in celebration of the 125th Anniversary of Sierra Telephone, the main building block of the Sierra Tel Family. The 360 page directory tells the story of the beginnings of the company many years ago with the assistance of the local ...

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Toys For Tots Annual Toy RoundUp

MADERA COUNTY MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES – Christmas is a special and joyous time every year, especially for the children. Not so. however, if you receive no presents. That’s where Toys for Tots comes in. The Marine Corps has been supplying less fortunate children in California with toys for Christmas since 1947. This Saturday, December 5, is your chance to help the ...

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New Assistant Principal at YHS

Submitted by Jane Irion YHS sophomore in Journalism. See original story here: YHS Blueprint #1 OAKHURST – This year we welcomed a new vice principal, Mr. Todd Partin. He is from Winchester, Indiana and was in the Air Force. He joined the military right out of high school and stayed for 23 years. He started as a Hebrew Linguist for ...

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