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The Hills Are Alive! Sing Along With The Sound Of Music

OAKHURST — From Do-Re-Mi to Edelweiss, songs in the classic 1965 film The Sound of Music still resonate in many hearts, and children around the world continue to learn the Rogers and Hammerstein songs anew each generation. If these are a few of your favorite things, you’ll be tickled to know that the Golden Chain Theatre is holding a sing ...

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Woman Killed In Road 222 Crash Has Been Identified

OAKHURST – The woman killed earlier today in two-vehicle accident on Road 222 near Pettitt Road has been identified by the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. Haroleen Sue Bowlan, 69, of Oakhurst, died when her Kia sedan drifted over the double yellow lines, according to CHP, and collided nearly head-on with an oncoming Hyundai SUV. The accident happened just before 3 ...

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Fatal Accident Closes Road 222 East Of Old Corral

OAKHURST — A fatal accident involving two vehicles closed Road 222 near Bass Lake between Highway 41 and Road 274 for over two hours Tuesday afternoon. Just before 3 p.m. reports came in to CHP of a two-car accident on Road 222 at Pettitt Road. When first responders arrived at scene, they found that two people were pinned inside their ...

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Creative, Artistic, Functional: Mountain Sewing Club For Girls

OAKHURST — Heads bent in concentration, youthful brows furrowed slightly, fingers resting gently on fabric as the tac-tac-tac sound of multiple sewing machines fills the large room. And no one’s on their phone. This has been the scene recently as the Mountain Sewing Club — a group of girls age 8 to 11 — has gathered with lead instructor Tina ...

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Another Rabid Bat Found In Oakhurst; Are Your Pets Vaccinated?

Written by DJ Becker – OAKHURST – A third little brown bat in Madera County has tested positive for rabies, according to authorities. This one was found in a backyard on Evergreen Drive off Road 426 in Oakhurst. Madera County Animal Services Director Kirsten Gross said the bat was found still alive but died shortly after the resident’s three dogs ...

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Stay Safe And Conserve Energy During Heat Wave

SAN FRANCISCO — With soaring temperatures in the next few days, California’s grid operator has called a statewide Flex Alert this week. PG&E is urging customers to conserve energy as triple-digit heat will impact much of the company’s service area. The California Independent System Operator (ISO) issued a Flex Alert, a call for voluntary electricity conservation, from 5 p.m. to ...

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This is Us: Ruth Rosenthal

“I think I was ten and a half. I wasn’t yet eleven because Pearl Harbor hit when I was eleven. I had had bad tonsils all my life but when my parents told me I needed them taken out I would cry, and that was the end of it. “One day I visited my neighbor who was warm and friendly. ...

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Breathing Through The Smoky Days

When I look out my window and see poor air quality, the smoky haze is made more disheartening by bits of gray ash floating in the air before coming to rest on the ground. The oppressive heat adds insult to already injured lungs and makes moving through my day challenging. The stress of fire, drought and ashy-air is showing in ...

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Teens Take The Stage At Golden Chain Theatre

OAKHURST — The Golden Chain Theatre’s teen summer workshop students will take the stage for three nights, in a rousing performance of Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jr. The performing arts workshop for students in grades 7 – 12 began on June 25, and the talented young thespians have worked tirelessly since then to mount the performance set for this weekend. “These ...

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