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Minarets’ Twist On Mamma Mia The Musical

By Francine Soliz — O’NEALS — Originally a musical but taken into the hands of directors, “Mamma Mia” has been entertaining romantics around the world. Being the media-driven school we are, of course we invested time in producing “Mamma Mia” in all its glory. Kayla West, the director for our high school drama club, is jumping with joy. “It is a fun ...

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Madera And Mariposa County School Job Fair

COUNTY — Local schools and districts are holding a common hiring fair on Thursday, Sept. 27, with a variety of positions said to be available in a number of areas. The event is free and open to the public. Madera and Mariposa County School Districts, Charter Schools and County Offices are seeking to fill various positions including teacher, administrator, clerical ...

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Crews Gain The Upper Hand On The Oak Fire

AHWAHNEE – The Oak Fire is now 55 percent contained as crews continue to strengthen containment lines and do mop-up in the interior. With more accurate mapping, the estimated size has been adjusted to 360 acres. The fire started on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 3:44 p.m. off Lonesome Oak Road north of Road 620. At 2 p.m. yesterday, evacuation orders ...

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Oak Fire Now 50 Percent Contained, More Evacuations Lifted

AHWAHNEE – Another successful day on the fireline brings the containment of the Oak Fire to 50 percent. The estimated size is still holding at 390 acres. The fire started on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 3:44 p.m. off Lonesome Oak Road north of Road 620. At 2 p.m. today, evacuation orders were lifted for the communities of Cedarbrook and Timberloft. ...

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Lady Badger Volleyball Pounces To More Victory

By Tamara Manieri — OAKHURST — Winner, winner, chicken dinner! On September 20, the Yosemite High school gym was filled with fans of the Lady Badgers volleyball team — and they had a lot to cheer for. The Yosemite Badgers Varsity team went up against the Liberty High Hawks for a fierce battle. The Hawks are the second team in ...

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Heads Up For The Harvest Moon

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE – The Harvest Moon will rise on the nights of Monday, Sept. 24 and Tuesday, Sept. 25, — it’s traditionally the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox of Sept. 22. The moon is precisely full at 7:52 p.m. PST on Monday, Sept. 24 and should look round and bright for both nights. According to the Farmer’s Almanac, around this time ...

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When Poker And Bingo Meet For One Fun Night

  OAKHURST — Celebrate the season with friends, fun, food, and good causes, as members of the Rotary Club of Oakhurst Sierra invite those who are game to a Poker and Bingo Fun Night which includes an amazing dinner prepared by one of the area’s most discerning chefs. The event takes place at the Oakhurst Community Center on Friday, Oct. 5. Registration and happy hour with ...

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Bass Lake Courthouse Is Being Closed, Cases Moved To Madera

BASS LAKE – It has been less than two years since the Bass Lake Courthouse returned to full-time status, hearing jury trials and providing mountain area residents the convenience of a local court. But now, the Superior Court of California, County of Madera, intends to permanently close the Bass Lake Courthouse, effective Dec. 3, forcing Eastern Madera County residents to ...

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Firefighters On Scene Of Fire Burning Northeast Of Ahwahnee

AHWAHNEE – Firefighters are on scene of a vegetation fire northeast of the community of Ahwahnee. At 3:45 p.m., resources from Cal Fire, Madera County Fire and the Sierra National Forest, along with air resources, were dispatched to Lonesome Oak Lane north of Bissett Station Road. CHP and Madera County Sheriff’s deputies also responded to what has been dubbed the ...

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