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Important Information Regarding Upcoming November Election

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MADERA — A General Election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. The following offices are scheduled to appear on that ballot: FEDERAL AND STATE OFFICES President and Vice President of the United States U.S. Representative in Congress, Districts 4 & 16 Member of the Assembly, District 5 SCHOOL OFFICES Madera County Board of Education, Areas 1, 2 (ST), 4, ...

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Madera County Libraries Support Students Through Online Learning

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MADERA — As families and schools prepare for online learning, all Madera County Library locations continue offering curbside services for the community. Patrons can place holds on books, DVDs, and other materials via the library’s mobile app, online catalog, or by phone. Staff will prepare items and contact patrons with instructions and scheduled times for contactless curbside checkout. ‘Grab bags’ ...

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Supervisor Wheeler to hold 2nd Virtual Town Hall

Madera County Mountain Communities – Supervisor Tom Wheeler will be hosting a second virtual Town Hall Thursday, July 30th from 6-8pm. County staff and community partners will join Supervisor Wheeler to help keep the community informed about what is happening in Madera County. Madera County Deputy CAO, Joel Bugay will update the community on the County’s COVID-19 Relief Fund (CRF) ...

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Oakhurst Sunrise Rotary Holding ‘Cajun Fest’ Fundraiser

OAKHURST — The Oakhurst Sunrise Rotary Club is holding their first fundraiser of the 2020-21 Rotary Year with an online auction and drive-through dinner event. The theme of this year’s event is “Cajun Fest Re-imagined.” The drive-through dinner, to be held at 6 p.m. Saturday (July 18) at the Oakhurst Community Center, will feature shrimp, ribs, corn and dirty rice. ...

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Parade Honors ‘Waving’ World War II Vet

OAKHURST — Area law enforcement agencies have organized a heartfelt sendoff for Bill Howie, the man seen waving to passing motorists outside the CHP station most mornings for years.Howie, 94, a Valley native, used to run Mountain Auto Parts in Oakhurst. Since 2004, he’s perched on his walker on the sidewalk outside the CHP office waving enthusiastic “good mornings” to ...

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County Offering Mobile COVID Testing Today in Oakhurst

OAKHURST — The Madera County Department of Public Health’s mobile testing unit will be in Oakhurst today (Tuesday) performing free COVID-19 testing.The drive-through service will be available from 9 a.m. to noon at the Mountain Christian Center, located at 40299 Highway 49.Testing is available for both symptomatic and asymptomatic adults.No appointment is necessary and testing will be done on a ...

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C21 Ditton Realty | Why it’s Worth Your Time to Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal Now

Special to Sierra News Online MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES –Lush lawns, vibrant paint, sparkling windows, charming front porches — homeowners looking to sell in a competitive real estate market need every advantage they can get their hands on. One of the simplest yet most impactful ways sellers can make their home leave a stellar first impression is through upgrading their home’s curb ...

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Madera County Awarded $200K Grant for New ‘Mobile’ Library

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MADERA — At this week’s Board of Supervisors meeting, Madera County Library officials announced that their application for a grant from the California State Library’s “Bringing the Library to You Mobile Library Grant” program has been awarded $206,000. Library officials plan to use the grant award to purchase a new vehicle that will be customized to function as a mobile ...

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YHS Student to be Recognized for COVID-19 Fundraising Efforts

AHWAHNEE — Avery Bunnell, a 16-year-old sophomore at Yosemite High School, is doing his part to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the crisis began, Bunnell, who lives in Ahwahnee, has raised $41,000 for the Madera County Food Bank and $7,000 for Manna House of Oakhurst. He has also collected some 3,000 KN95 surgical masks for area health care workers and ...

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