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Oakhurst Boys and Girls Club Elects New President

The Boys and Girls Club of Oakhurst has served as a safe place for kids in the Mountain Area for over two decades. The club typically opens after school and provides members with an opportunity to engage in activity-based programming, take advantage of homework assistance, as well as build leadership skills. It is funded through donations and fundraising efforts put ...

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Madera County to Receive 9/11 Firefighter Memorial Beam

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MADERA COUNTY — Madera County is pleased to announce the receipt of a 14-foot steel beam salvaged from the Twin Tower attacks on September 11th, 2001. Sim’s Metal Inc. was contracted to remove the steel remnants from the attacks, bringing less than a dozen beams to their Richmond, California, location. Madera County successfully took part in a vigorous competitive selection ...

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Free Preschool Opportunities for Children Ages 3 & 4

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — The Madera/Mariposa Regional Head Start preschool program is accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year. Your child must turn three years old by Sep. 1, 2022, to be eligible. The Head Start program focuses on increasing the social competence of young children 3 to 4 years of age in Madera and Mariposa counties. Services include early childhood ...

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Sierra Foothill Conservancy Purchases Newly Protected Land

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OAKHURST — Sierra Foothill Conservancy (SFC) is thrilled to announce its latest acquisition – the 1,729-acre Wright Ranch conservation easement! Located in western Madera County along the Fresno River, the Wright Ranch’s immense conservation values includes working rangeland, annual grassland, oak woodland, chaparral, mixed conifer forest, cultural and historic resources, wildlife and habitat resources, open space, and scenic views – ...

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Candlelight Vigil Held for Teen Couple at Site of Crash

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OAKHURST — A crowd of more than 100 family members and friends of Jeramy Smith Jr. and Danika Lee Ibbotson gathered at a candlelight vigil in Oakhurst last night to commemorate the teens’ passing. The vigil was held near the accident location, which occurred on Road 426 west of Road 427.   The young couple was riding in Jeramy’s BMW — ...

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Celebration of Life for Tamara Lynn Rold Sanchez

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Tamara Lynn Rold Sanchez March 29, 1982 – April 29, 2022 With broken hearts we announce the passing of Tamara Lynn Rold Sanchez of Oakhurst, California. Tami passed from this life, into Heaven, in Fresno, CA, on April 29, 2022, surrounded by her loved ones, one month after her 40th birthday. Tami grew up in Oakhurst and she meant so ...

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Motor Vehicle Fatality in Oakhurst on Sunday Night

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OAKHURST — On Sunday, May 8, 2022, at approximately 9:15 p.m., the California Highway Patrol (CHP) Merced Communications Center (MCC) dispatched CHP Oakhurst area units to a call of a two-vehicle traffic collision with possible ejections and an ambulance responding. The collision occurred in the area of Road 426 and Road 427 (School Road). It was determined the true location ...

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Celebration of Life for Jamie Leann Mascola

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Jamie Leann Mascola May 30, 1974 – March 15, 2022 Jamie Mascola passed away peacefully in her home on March15, 2022, in Coarsegold, California, surrounded by her loved ones. Jamie is survived by her husband Peter Mascola with whom she shared 14 incredible years. Jamie was blessed with three sons, Lance, Hunter and Chase; daughter-in-law Rylie; grandson Greydon; and mother ...

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ALERT: Motor Vehicle Accident Near Fairfield Inn in Oakhurst

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OAKHURST — Please be advised that a motor vehicle accident has occurred on Highway 41 near the front of the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Oakhurst. A single vehicle is involved and injuries are unknown at this time. Please use caution in the area. We will update this story as more  information becomes available.

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Supervisor Wheeler To Hold Public Safety Town Hall Tonight

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES – Join District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler tonight, May 5th, 2022 for a Town Hall Meeting to discuss Public Safety in Madera County. The Town Hall Meeting will take place from 6pm to 8 pm via Zoom. Information to join is below. All are encouraged to join the Town Hall to receive important information and to engage in ...

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Hampton Oakhurst-Yosemite Open Job Interviews Tomorrow

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OAKHURST — Hampton Inn Oakhurst-Yosemite, slated to open later this month, is hosting open interviews tomorrow, Thursday, May 5, from 1 – 5 p.m. at the hotel, located at 40740 Highway 41, Oakhurst, California 93644. Available positions include: General Manager Assistant General Manager Front Desk Associate Night Auditor Housekeeping Associate Laundry Attendant Breakfast Associate Potential employees can drop in at ...

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