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‘Avenue of Flags’ Event Honors Nation’s Fallen Heroes

OAKHURST — In an annual mountain area tradition, the Marine Corps League #1121 together with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8743 hosted the ‘Avenue of the Flags’ Monday at Oakhill Cemetery.The group of community volunteers — one as young as three years old — teamed with members of the local 4H Club to place dozens of flags throughout the ...

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County Library Branches Continue ‘Phased’ Reopening

MOUNTAIN AREA — All Madera County Library locations, including the branches in Oakhurst and North Fork, are now offering curbside services for the community as the next phase of the system’s reopening plan. Library announced this week that patrons can place holds on books, DVDs and other materials via the Library’s mobile app, online catalog, or by phone. Staff will prepare ...

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Organizers Seek Volunteers for Annual ‘Avenue of Flags’ Salute

OAKHURST — The Marine Corps League in Oakhurst together with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Association will be hosting the annual Avenue of the Flags for Memorial Day (May 25) at Oakhill Cemetery. “We are seeking veterans and their families to help us put the flags up at 7 a.m. and take them down at 16:00,” said Maryann Enciso, the ...

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Oakhurst Sewer Line Replacement Project Reaches ‘Cross-Over’

OAKHURST — Northbound lanes of Highway 41 between the Fresno River and Road 426 have been reopened to traffic, according to the latest update from the Madera County Public Works Department.“Traffic signals at SR 41/SR 49 and SR 41/Rd 426 intersections will remain on all-way flashing red as required by Caltrans to allow traffic to re-acclimate to the normal traffic ...

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Yosemite High School Hires New Assistant Principal

OAKHURST — Yosemite Unified School District and Yosemite High School are welcoming Todd Partin as the newest addition to the Badger family. Partin will serve as assistant principal at Yosemite High School, according to Dr.Stephanie Osowski, YHS principal.An Indiana native, Partin moved to the area after retiring from the Air Force. His experience in the Air Force included serving as ...

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Eminent Domain Action Postponed in Midtown Connector Project

Update: After Madera County Community Development Director Matthew Treber told supervisors Tuesday morning that County officials and the private landowner were still negotiating and hoped to able to reach an agreement soon, the Madera County Board of Supervisors postponed for one week (until May 12 regular meeting) any further action on the proposed eminent domain proceeding detailed in the story ...

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Burglars Snatch Cash, Condiments from Denny’s

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OAKHURST — Two people entered Denny’s restaurant in Oakhurst early Monday morning but they weren’t there for the Grand Slam breakfast. According to a report from the Madera County Sheriff’s Department, the burglars apparently had some help getting inside the closed eatery when they entered at 6:22 a.m.“It appears to be an inside job, as the door to gain access ...

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OES: ‘We’re All In This Together’

Editor’s note: SNO received the following update this week from Oakhurst Elementary: OAKHURST — The teachers and staff at Oakhurst Elementary School are trying to bring light to the dark shadow that COVID-19 has spread across our town. Since the school’s closure on March 13th, the staff has done some amazing things to keep spirits high. We started off by ...

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CHP Reminds Residents May is ‘Bicycle Safety’ Month

OAKHURST — Throughout May — National Bicycle Safety Month — the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and the Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) are joining forces to remind everyone to share the road “safely and courteously.” Since the “stay-at-home” directive brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, many people in California have taken to their bicycles for exercise and a change of scenery. ...

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Pet of the Week: Miss Muffet

Hello, I’m Miss Muffet. Maybe I should be called Marilyn instead of Muffet, you know, like Marilyn Monroe? I think my photo speaks for itself. Of course, beauty is only fur deep! Underneath all of this gorgeous fur, I am a lover at heart. I am only 10 months old and already know I like everyone! I am currently available ...

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