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Toys For Tots Kicks Off In Eastern Madera County

MADERA COUNTY — As the holiday season begins to draw near, our local Marine Corps League Detachment 1121 members gear up for the annual campaign that has been making Christmas wishes come true for needy children since 1947. Now, the 2018 Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign in Eastern Madera County has begun with the placement of toy donation boxes ...

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OCI Focus On Staff: Laurel Duckworth

By Eileen Holladay —  OAKHURST — Laurel Duckworth says she became a teacher because she wanted to spend as much time as possible with her sons, Shane and Ian. Inspired by her own mother, also an educator, Mrs. Duckworth has been teaching for 20 years; this is her ninth year at Oak Creek Intermediate. She enjoys teaching math and PE, ...

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Yosemite Unified School District Special Board Meeting

OAKHURST — The office of the Superintendent of Yosemite Unified School District has announced a special meeting of the Board of Trustees. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the YUSD office board room, located on the campus at Yosemite High. The special meeting is related to the current search for a permanent district superintendent and ...

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Traffic Delays After Armored Truck Overturns On Highway 41

OAKHURST — A trip down Highway 41 ended with two people in the hospital today, and traffic north of Oakhurst remains backed up while the vehicle is being recovered. Just after 11 a.m. this morning, a Loomis armored truck was southbound on Highway 41 about a mile north of Cedar Valley, according to CHP at the scene, when it apparently ...

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Oakhurst Community Band Winter Holiday Concert

OAKHURST — The Oakhurst Community Band presents their Winter Holiday Concert on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 3 p.m. The concert will be held at Mountain Christian Center and marks the beginning of their 20th season. The Jazz Band is playing some Big Band favorites featuring vocalists & band members Mary Posluch and Jason Walle — the same talented individuals who ...

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Apply Now For Soroptimist “Live Your Dream” Scholarship

OAKHURST – Do you live in the Oakhurst area? Are you a head of household and attending college? If so, you are invited to apply for the “Live Your Dream” Education and Training Awards for Women. The local Soroptimist International of the Sierras Club in Oakhurst is now accepting applications for the 2018 awards. Applications are due online by Nov. 15 ...

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Oakhurst Scouts Place Flags To Honor Veterans

OAKHURST – Scout Troop 316 spent Saturday afternoon placing flags on the graves of those who served in honor of Veterans Day. Members of Cub Scout Troop 316 gathered at Oakhill Cemetery to ensure that local veterans are recognized with colors flying on this special day. For nearly 50 years, the scouts of Troop 341 performed this duty, and they ...

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Meet Mimi, ACT Dog Of The Week

The Animal Compassion Team (ACT) foster and adoption Dog of the Week is back with beautiful black Lab and Terrier mix puppy, Mimi, who barely survived to this age. “Hi, I’m Mimi and my foster mom says I’m a friendly and loving girl, approximately five months old and weighing about 15 to 20-pounds right now. “I’m blessed to have gotten ACT’s ...

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Coffee And Donuts With Madera County Sheriff’s Foundation

OAKHURST – The Madera County Sheriff’s Foundation invites the public to a meet-and-greet at Judy’s Donuts in Oakhurst on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 7 to 10 a.m. The Madera County Sheriff’s Foundation objectives are to promote civic spirit in support of law enforcement. They would love to get to know you over coffee and donuts, served up free for this ...

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Holiday Toy And Bicycle Giveaway, Santa Is Making His List

Written by Paul Hall – COARSEGOLD – The third annual Bicycle & Toy Giveaway for underprivileged mountain kids is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15. The event is a collaborative effort with G’ma and Pappa’s Motorcycle Apparel and the Sierra Shadow Casters Motorcycle Club based in Coarsegold. Last year, children ages 3 to 12 years from all over ...

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