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Shoe Drive Connects Warm Hearts And Bare Feet

MOUNTAIN AREA — For the second year in a row, one local student is busy organizing an effort to put shoes on the feet of those who need them. Minarets freshman Erika Hafkey is committed to her project, No Más Niños Descalzos, or No More Barefoot Children, which began last year. Erica is the older daughter of Adriana Armenta and Mark Hafkey, and ...

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Celebrating 25th Annual Free Dental Day In Oakhurst

OAKHURST – The Tooth Fairy flew in to remind us this week marks the 25th annual Free Dentistry Day in Oakhurst, when a team of professionals will once again join forces to help patients who do not have dental insurance and cannot afford to see a dentist. The free day of healthy hygiene will take place at the practice of Dr. ...

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Holiday Shenanigans Courtesy Of YHS Theater Arts

OAKHURST — Stop by Yosemite High School for some merry-making this week, as the Theater Arts Department presents Holiday Shenanigans, a one night comedy variety show that features 25 students from YHS’s Advanced Theater Arts class. “It’s a celebration of the holidays and a chance to laugh and enjoy the spirit of the season with family and friends,” says department chair Lars ...

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5th Graders Take A Trip Back In Time

OAKHURST — Online and in person, parents and community members have been talking about a terrific field trip recently taken by about 75 lucky students from Oakhurst Elementary School (OES) to nearby Fresno Flats Historic Village and Park. The hours-long excursion was a celebration of their own pioneer day, as three 5th grade classes descended on the conveniently located landmark, ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through Dec. 2

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Nov. 26, to Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. Oakhurst failure to yield, stolen loaded handgun, felon in possession of a firearm On Monday, Nov. 26 at 4:27 a.m. a vehicle stop near the intersection of Pierce Drive and Elliot Drive led to a ...

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Students Attend Native Youth Hawaii Conference

By Ashley Davis — O’NEALS — Three Native students from Minarets High School were selected to attend the IAC Pacific Region Native Youth Food Sovereignty Summit in Hawaii — a conference for Native youth, including Native Americans and Native Hawaiians. The students who were selected from Minarets were senior Sierra Stalter along with juniors Darrin Coleman and Ashley Davis. They ...

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Tree Mortality Work In Madera County Update Dec. 3

Written by Sarah Bolton – MADERA COUNTY – Hello Madera County Residents! Welcome to the Tree Mortality Community Column. Our company, Blue Ridge Services (BRS), is partnering with Madera County to oversee and implement their tree mortality mitigation project. Recent storms and heavy rainfall are impacting dead trees throughout the county. Dead trees, which remained dry during the summer, are ...

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Celebration Of Life For Carolyn Enlow

Carolyn passed away peacefully in her sleep on Nov. 15, at age 77. She was born in Oakland, the daughter of Hale and Janet Braae Enlow. As a teen her family was involved in stock car racing, where she occasionally competed. She graduated from Willits High School and married Robert Box. They moved to Ahwahnee in 1973 and opened Box’s ...

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Shine On, Christmas Star: Free Inspirational Concerts

OAKHURST — For the ninth consecutive year, a group of choristers from the local area and a mini-orchestra made up of numerous talented local instrumentalists will come together for an impressive and inspirational Christmas program. This year’s program will feature a collection of musical pieces and accompanying inspirational texts and readings all supporting the theme, “Shine On, Christmas Star!” Singers ...

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Madera Sheriff Is Recruiting For Citizens On Patrol

MADERA COUNTY – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is currently recruiting for Citizens on Patrol. Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, Dec. 12. Citizens on Patrol (COP) is a cooperative effort of the Sheriff’s Office and community participants and is designed to enhance the quality of life in Madera County. COP members are a uniformed volunteer unit of the Sheriff’s ...

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