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One Woman's Story Of Recovery

MODESTO – It’s estimated that one out of every eight people takes part in some kind of self-injury, and it’s even more common among people with mental illness. The most pervasive method of self-harm is “cutting.” Each person’s symptoms, causes and risk factors are different, though it may be possible to understand more about this painful problem one person at ...

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HOW Dinner Honors Darla Dean At El Cid

OAKHURST — Women in the mountain area will meet once again to elevate one of our own, as the local chapter of Helping One Woman (HOW) gathers at El Cid Mexican Cuisine on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 6 p.m. Reservations are requested. HOW’s mission is to “help a woman in her time of need and loss,” by reaching out to ...

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Wanted – A Few Good Men!

Submitted by Ed Bailey …..to dance with some fine ladies at the Elks Lodge in Oakhurst, OAKHURST – Our next monthly dance is coming up on Sept. 13, and we need to recruit some ballroom dancers, beginners or advanced, of the male persuasion. Can you help? Hey guys! Some ladies are looking for dance partners. We need you to step ...

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Auditions For Golden Chain Theatre Tonight

OAKHURST – The Golden Chain Theatre is holding auditions for their fall drama, “Jack the Ripper,” on Monday and Tuesday, Aug 12 and 13, at 7 p.m. The play will be directed by Jason Turner, and will run the last three weekends of October. The cast is very large in size, and producers are looking for a wide variety of ...

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20-Acre Fire Closes John West Road

OAKHURST – A fire burning along John West Road this afternoon caused the road to be closed for about six hours as over 200 fire personnel, along with their engines, crew buggies, water tenders and dozer transport trailers blocked both lanes. The fire was reported at 1:34 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 11, burning in grass, brush and trees on the ...

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Support Grows For Oakhurst Bowl

OAKHURST – Don’t mess with bowlers. We’re a hardy breed and highly motivated most days. This seemed to be the consensus on Thursday night, Aug. 8, as approximately 200 people took their seats inside the Oakhurst Community Center to hear about bold plans for a new recreation center which may include up to 24 lanes and a sports bar.

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Girl Scouts Host S'Mores Festival In Oakhurst

OAKHURST – Girl Scouts will be gathering in Oakhurst on Saturday, Aug. 10, to make a traditional treat in a non-traditional way – they will be roasting marshmallows in solar funnel cookers and making S’Mores in a solar pizza box oven. This is just one of the many activities the girls will experience at Girl Scouts of Central California South’s ...

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Boo! Hiss! Melodramas At GCT and Railroad

OAKHURST – The Golden Chain Theater (GCT) will present “An Evening of Melodrama,” with two plays in one show each night beginning Aug. 10 and running through Sept. 22. They’ll present “The Shagwood Secret,” along with “Run To The Roundhouse Nellie!” The theater group will also present a special performance of “The Shagwood Secret” at the Sugar Pine Railroad on ...

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Plans Underway For New Bowling Alley

OAKHURST – Local businessman Jeff Schneider is spearheading efforts to build Oakhurst a brand-new, state-of-the-art bowling alley. He’s inviting all interested parties to join a kick-off meeting on Thursday, Aug. 8 at the Oakhurst Community Center, starting at 7 p.m. Schneider is a Fresno native who migrated to Oakhurst about two years ago when he married his wife Amy, who ...

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Free Late Summer Garden Workshop

OAKHURST – It’s time for another free Oakhurst Garden Club workshop at True Value Home Center on Sunday, Aug. 11. This month’s topic is “Caring for Your Late Summer Garden.” The interactive talk will be held inside True Value in the Home and Garden department and begins at 1 p.m. The event is free and participants will be given a ...

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