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Rossen Rocks Madera Fair For Spring Valley 4H

MADERA — Labor Day weekend was a big one for anyone entered in the county fairs, including — and perhaps especially — for Spring Valley 4H member Ashley Rossen. Ashley, 13, is an 8th grade student at Oak Creek Intermediate School in Oakhurst, and on Saturday, Sept. 1 at the Madera County Fair, Ashley took multiple top awards in poultry. ...

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HOW Dinner Honors Jessica Woodington

OAKHURST — A special fundraising dinner hosted by the nonprofit group Helping One Woman (HOW) will be held in honor of Jessica Woodington on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at El Cid Mexican Cuisine in Oakhurst, starting at 6 p.m. “Residing in Oakhurst with her fiance and five rescue dogs, Jessica Woodington has made tons of friends in this tight-knit community,” say ...

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This is Us: Shirley and Jim Savarino

Jim:  In the Marines I was a technician and then went to a small ultrasound company that was bought by Phillips, and that’s where I met Shirley — she was interning there. Although I was working as a technician, in my heart I’d always been a physicist. That interest was noticed by the physicists there and they pulled me into their ...

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Branches Bookstore, Local Law Enforcement Recognized For Awesomeness

MADERA COUNTY — Local business and law enforcement were recognized at the 15th annual Business and Education Shareholders’ Luncheon on Tuesday, Aug. 28 — sponsored by the Madera County Compact. The Madera County Compact is a coalition of business, community and education leaders working collaboratively to improve the quality of life in Madera County by promoting business partnerships with schools. ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through August 26

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Aug. 20, to Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. Oakhurst missing person On Monday, Aug. 20 at 2 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to a residence located within the 38000 block of Wortham Road regarding a report of a missing adult. The missing adult ...

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Transferring To Stanford, A Foundation From Which To Flourish

OAKHURST — Years ago, Wyatt Leaf was a student who faced challenges, he says, including a penchant for schoolyard fights and a lack of academic focus. This fall, he’s headed to Stanford. “It wasn’t a straightforward path to get where I am now,” says the 2016 graduate of Yosemite High School. Leaf will enter Stanford University as a junior this ...

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Random Acts Of Hannah

MOUNTAIN AREA — This could be the sweetest thing you read all week. Earlier this month, we heard from Angie Borba, owner of Mariposa Martial Arts Academy in Oakhurst and Mariposa. Angie wanted us to know about a little girl named Hannah. “Black belt candidate Hannah Farris from the Oakhurst dojo of Mariposa Martial Arts Academy spent much of her ...

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Cedar Valley Volunteer Fire Station Deep Pit BBQ

OAKHURST – Plans are already underway for the annual Cedar Valley Fire Department Deep-Pit BBQ, and organizers are hoping for another great turnout to support our firefighting community. The big event is on Saturday, Sept. 1, from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. and everyone is invited. This is an important fundraiser for Cedar Valley’s Station 18. Their local area covers north to ...

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Yosemite High School Water Polo Kicks Off 2018 Season

By YHS Correspondent — OAKHURST — The Yosemite High School boys and girls water polo teams are finally back in the pool. Hazardous air quality caused by smoke from the Ferguson Fire cost the teams more than two weeks of practice at the YHS pool, forcing them  to improvise. During the fire, the teams held dry-land practices in the YHS ...

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Teaching-Related Jobs For Local College Students

MOUNTAIN AREA — California Teaching Fellows Foundation (CTFF) has immediate openings and is now hiring college students to work in K-12 youth programs. The job positions available are part time and offer competitive wages. Becoming a Teaching Fellow is a one of a kind experience that allows college students to share their passions and inspire youth in before and after ...

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