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Be Part Of The Great Sierra River Cleanup

OAKHURST — Mark your calendar for the Oakhurst River Parkway Cleanup, part of the Great Sierra River Cleanup — an annual event hosted by the Oakhurst River Parkway. Willing volunteers are invited to meet on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 9 a.m. in the Oakhurst Branch Library parking lot. Snacks, drinks, tools and bags are provided. Cleanup will be along the ...

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Kiwanis Run For The Gold Car Show, Dinner & Poker Run

OAKHURST – Members of the Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis Club welcome one and all to the 16th annual Run for the Gold classic car show on Saturday, Sept. 8 at Oakhurst Community Park, preceeded by a poker ride, dinner and preview party at the Oakhurst Community Center on Friday night, Sept. 7. The car show is free for the public to ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through September 2

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Aug. 27, to Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018. Bass Lake sunken vessel On Monday, Aug. 27 at 3:30 p.m. a deputy was dispatched to a report of a sunken vessel in a docking slip on Bass Lake. The appropriate state agencies were notified. ...

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You’re Invited: Golden Chain’s Golden Gala Celebration

OAKHURST — Friends, fans and supporters of the Golden Chain Theatre may want to attend their 2nd annual Golden Gala, a major fundraising event of the year. Celebrating over 50 years of cheers, boos and hisses, the event takes place on Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Golden Chain Theatre, located at 42130 CA-41 in Oakhurst, from 6 – 9 p.m. ...

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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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