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Coarsegold Woman Arrested In Oakhurst Embezzlement Case

OAKHURST – A Coarsegold woman has been arrested on charges of embezzling more than $40,000 from an Oakhurst business. In November 2017, Madera County Sheriff’s detectives were contacted by the owner of Fullmer’s Appliance Repair, a local family-owned business in Oakhurst, regarding possible embezzlement. After a lengthy investigation, Sheriff’s detectives positively identified the suspect as Heather Marie Stieler, who was ...

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Extreme Mountaineering: First Friday Lecture At Fresno Flats

OAKHURST — Fresno Flats Historic Park invites the community to attend the May edition of their First Friday Lecture Series. On Friday, May 4, wildlife biologist Phil Bartholomew presents his dad Orland’s solo winter trek in 1928-1929 from Mt. Whitney to the Muir Trail in Yosemite — some 300 miles. High Odyssey: The First Solo Winter Assault of Mount Whitney and ...

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Battle Of The Badges Blood Drive

OAKHURST — Come out and support your local first responders as the 17th annual North Valley Battle of the Badges Blood Drive takes place on Friday, May 4 in the Old Mill Village (Vons parking lot) from 2 – 6 p.m. At Battle of the Badges Blood Drive, donors have the opportunity to support a favorite agency by giving on ...

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Yosemite Area Audubon Mammal Workshop

AHWAHNEE — Yosemite Area Audubon Society invites the community to attend a free, hands-on Mammal Workshop, covering mammals of the foothills. Topics for discussion during the workshop include: Kinds of mammals present in our area Techniques for sampling small mammals with live traps Setting up camera traps Examining bats and recording their echolocation calls This is a two-part workshop that ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through Apr. 29

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Apr. 23 to Sunday, Apr. 29, 2018. Oakhurst theft of gasoline On Monday, Apr. 23 at 7:12 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 49000 block of Golden Oak Loop for the theft of fuel and a gas cap from a van. There ...

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May Audubon Program Will Highlight Bird Behaviors

Contributed by Len McKenzie – Birdwatching, or birding, has been soaring in popularity in recent years, becoming one of the fastest-growing pastimes in North America. Among the myriad reasons for its widespread appeal, across demographic as well as geographic boundaries, are the fascinating behaviors birds display in their daily habits, seasonal patterns and social inter-actions. Many of those behaviors, embedded ...

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May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

MARIPOSA — Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable. So much of what we do physically impacts us mentally – it’s important to pay attention to both your physical health and your mental health, which can help you achieve overall wellness and set you on a path to recovery. May ...

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Volunteer Firefighters Honored, 15 New PCFs Join The Ranks

OAKHURST – Firefighters and their families turned out in big numbers for the annual Madera County Fire Department Paid Call Firefighter (PCF) Appreciation Luncheon on Sunday, Apr. 29, at the Oakhurst Community Center. Every year, Cal Fire firefighters serve up a BBQ lunch of tri-tip and chicken, and mark the achievements and milestones of members of the Madera County Fire ...

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Library Workshop: Learn Basic Computer Skills

OAKHURST — Does the idea of turning on a computer send a chill down your spine, or maybe setting a password makes you want to pass out? Take heart: beginning Wednesday, May 2, the Oakhurst Branch Library will once again offer a free basic computer skills class, and members of the community are invited to sign up now. It’s basically ...

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Get Your California Boater Card, Attend This Free Class

OAKHURST — Register now for a free class to get your California Boater Card. The class will be taught by members of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary on Saturday, May 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Oakhurst Grill banquet room. Study materials and tuition are free for this class only. Please reserve your spot ASAP as seats ...

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