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Staffing Shortage Temporarily Closes Adventist Health Clinic

OAKHURST – A staffing shortage temporarily forced Adventist Health to close its medical offices in Oakhurst earlier this week. The closure began Monday and lasted until midday today, when clinic officials announced that pediatric care — including same-day appointments — had resumed at the Oakhurst facility. “We apologize for any inconvenience today’s temporary provider shortage is causing our Oakhurst community,” ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through Mar. 17

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Mar. 18 to Sunday, Mar. 24, 2019. Oakhurst unlicensed to drive On Tuesday, Mar. 19 at 2:06 a.m. a subject was stopped while driving his vehicle in the 40000 block of CA-41 and found to be unlicensed. He was cited and released ...

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Everything Is Peachy At Oakhurst Elementary

By Christy Newell — OAKHURST — The first grade students at Oakhurst Elementary once again had the privilege of representing the school at the annual Peach Blossom Festival at Fresno State on earlier this month. The purpose of the Peach Blossom Festival is to expose children to oral interpretations and allow them to have a positive experience at Fresno State. ...

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Special Weather Statement For Thunderstorm And Tornado Warning

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service (NWS) in Hanford says heavy mountain snow is expected starting late Tuesday afternoon, Mar. 26 and continuing through late Wednesday night, Mar. 27. One to two feet is possible above 5,000 feet, with amounts approaching three feet above 8,000 feet. Very gusty winds are also predicted in the high country above 7,000 feet. ...

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Oakhurst River Parkway Clean-Up Day

OAKHURST — Spring is here and that means it’s time to tidy. If you’re so inspired, mark your calendar for the Oakhurst River Parkway Cleanup, part of the Great Sierra River Cleanup — an annual event hosted this year by the Oakhurst Sierra Rotary. Willing volunteers are invited to meet on Saturday, Mar 30, at 8 a.m. in the Oakhurst ...

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Countdown To Relay: Sierra Mountain Communities for a Cure

By Therese Righter — O’NEALS — Are you ready? The countdown is on — just ten days until Relay for Life: Sierra Mountain Communities for a Cure begins! The entire community is invited to join in the celebrations as we memorialize those we have lost, honor those who are currently fighting and those who have won their battle with the ...

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It’s Rattlesnake Season; Here’s What You Need To Know

CALIFORNIA — As the warm weather returns, humans are not the only species coming out to enjoy the sun. Snakes, too, can be found basking in the sun’s rays. As KMPH reported on Friday, a 17-year-old girl remained at Valley Children’s Hospital after being bitten on the foot by a rattlesnake while hiking at Millerton Lake on Monday. Although most ...

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Emadco Spearheads Cleanup Of Abandoned Homeless Camp

OAKHURST — A group of Emadco employees rolled up their sleeves and got busy this past week removing more than 3,100 pounds of trash left at an abandoned homeless camp along the Fresno River behind Vons. The cleanup effort, which took place Thursday morning, is generating a lot of positive comments on Facebook — and around town. “We didn’t do ...

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Car Overturns On Wet Road Near Cedar Valley, Blocks Highway

OAKHURST – A single-vehicle crash slowed traffic for a little over an hour on Highway 41 north of Cedar Valley this afternoon. At about 1:43 p.m., CHP received reports of an overturned white sedan blocking the southbound lane about 1/2-mile north of the Cedar Valley turnoff. When first responders arrived at scene they found a Lexus RX 350 on its ...

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Young Entrepreneur’s Energy Powers Sierra Global Tech

OAKHURST – Ashley Kruser may be one of the youngest entrepreneurs in Oakhurst. The 20-year-old managing partner at Sierra Global Tech graduated two years ago from Minarets High and is already running her own local business. Kruser’s family has lived in the area for four generations and Ashley decided to launch her store, in part, “because I didn’t want to ...

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