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Be Aware – Potential Fires Lurk Throughout Your Home

SACRAMENTO – Today’s home fires burn faster than ever, says Cal Fire, and it’s time to Look, Listen and Learn during Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 7-13. In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Knowing how to use that time takes planning and ...

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Minarets Equestrian Team: A League of Their Own

By Greta Ziegler —  O’NEALS — Minarets High School is home to one of the very few school-sponsored equestrian teams in the Central Valley. Though competition with other schools is limited, the Minarets Equestrian Team dominates. In fact, they have such a prestigious competitive record that schools who do have equestrian teams do not want to compete with them. The ...

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Tee Up, Baseball Fans: Ted Lilly Badger Golf Tournament

FRIANT — Get ready to tee up for a good cause, especially if your blood runs Badger blue. Organized by the Badger Baseball Boosters to support Yosemite High School Baseball and the Yosemite Colts Travel Baseball Team, the annual Ted Lilly Golf Tournament will take place at Eagle Springs Golf Course on Saturday, Oct. 13.  The cost is $125 per player, ...

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Two Days Of Fun: 26th Annual Oakhurst Fall Festival

OAKHURST — Get ready for some great local fun as the 26th annual Oakhurst Fall Festival comes to town. Presented by the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce, the Oakhurst Fall Festival is happening Friday, Oct. 12, from 3 – 8 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Oakhurst Community Park will be bustling with carnival ...

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Maxine Louise Brogdon

Maxine Louise Brogdon – March 19, 1929 – October 3, 2018 Maxine Louise Brogdon, nee Kindall, was born in Ontario, Oregon on March 19, 1929 to parents John Thomas Kindall and Lucile May Kindall. She was the second child, born one year and one day after her brother Harold. She passed away peacefully at the home of her son and ...

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Happening Now: 2nd Annual ARTober In Oakhurst

OAKHURST – Visit Yosemite | Madera County once again partners with the art community of Oakhurst to present ARTober in Oakhurst, a month dedicated to celebrating arts and culture throughout the area. ARTober encourages collaboration and participation from artists, musicians, writers, venues, foodies, and others to showcase all things arts and culture. The events are designed to encourage people to ...

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ACT Pet Of The Week: Sweet Puppy Sabrina

The Animal Compassion Team (ACT) foster and adoption Dog of the Week is back with the adorable puppy, Sabrina. “Hi, I’m Sabrina! My foster mom says I’m an adorable Dachshund mix. I’m a fun-loving girl who will steal your heart the second you meet me.” Sabrina is said to be a gentle girl who is not always biting your fingers and ...

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Focus On OCI Staff: Erik Peterson

By Paige Bartlett —  OAKHURST — We have a fabulous teacher at Oak Creek Intermediate (OCI); his name is Mr. Erik Peterson. We wanted to ask him a few questions about his teaching career and background. Mr. Peterson has taught for 28 years. Before his move to Oakhurst, he taught at Simi Valley High School, McKinley Elementary, Spencer V. Williams ...

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Flash Flood Watch Issued For Central Sierra Foothills

HANFORD – A Flash Flood Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) for recent burn areas in central California, including the Ferguson, Railroad and Pier burn scars. The Watch has been issued for Mariposa, Madera, Tulare and Fresno County foothills, and the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon. This includes the communities of Coarsegold, Oakhurst, Auberry, ...

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The Firefall Gallery Opens In Oakhurst

OAKHURST – There’s a new gallery in Oakhurst – The Firefall Gallery located at 40680 Highway 41, next to the bicycle shop. Firefall Gallery, named after the iconic event which took place on summer evenings in Yosemite until 1968, emphasizes Yosemite landscape and wildlife photography. The gallery also features etchings, pastels, watercolors, sculpture, jewelry, fiber art and an extensive selection ...

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