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National Night Out Spotlights Partnerships for a Safer Community

By Sarah Jackson Special to Sierra News Online OAKHURST – The mountain community gathered in Old Mill Village Shopping Center Tuesday evening for National Night Out, a collaborative event that started in 1984 as an annual campaign to promote police-community partnership and neighborhood camaraderie. Eastern Madera County has expanded upon that mission in recent years to make National Night Out ...

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Shadow Casters Present $2,600 Check to YLP Station 10 Firefighters

YOSEMITE LAKES PARK — The Sierra Shadow Casters Motorcycle Club hosted the Sierra Moonshine Poker Run on Sept. 7 to raise money for Station 10, located in Yosemite Lakes Park and serving a wide mountain area. More than 30 bikes participated in the run, which took the riders through North Fork, around Bass Lake, into Oakhurst then on to Knowles ...

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Take Advantage of Free Business Counseling from the SBA

OAKHURST — Valley Community SBDC offers no-cost, personalized, confidential, one-on-one consulting for start-ups, entrepreneurs, nonprofits and existing businesses. The SBDC, which is funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration, is focused on helping business owners and key decision makers create and retain jobs, attain capital, and improve profitability for long-term success. We have a broad ...

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50th Annual Mountain Heritage Days Parade: Volunteerism Leads the Way

By Sarah Jackson Special to Sierra News Online OAKHURST — The importance of volunteerism and preservation of local history were the themes of the 2019 Mountain Heritage Days Parade — which took place Saturday morning in Oakhurst. The annual parade, which benefits the Fresno Flats Historic Park, is a celebration of the mountain community and its rich history. Beginning and ...

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Oakhurst Hosts Annual Mountain Heritage Day Festivities This Weekend

OAKHURST – It’s true: everybody loves a parade, especially one celebrating Mountain Heritage Day and nonprofit Sierra Historic Sites Association’s 50th anniversary at Fresno Flats Historic Park. As an added bonus, the Grand Marshal title for Saturday’s (Sept. 21) Heritage Day Parade 2019 goes to the Oakhurst Boys & Girls Club. The indispensable organization, represented by its members and board ...

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Hip Hip Hooray! Oakhurst Boys & Girls Club Will Reopen Next Month

OAKHURST — The board of directors of the Oakhurst Boys & Girls Club made it official Wednesday night: After being shuttered for more than three months, the club will formally reopen in late October. Doug Macaulay, president of the organization’s board of directors, confirmed Thursday the club’s first day back in operation will be Tuesday, Oct. 22. “It’s been a ...

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Central Sierra Authors Faire Slated for Oct. 12 near Oakhurst Library

Row of library books

Local and regional authors, poets, illustrators and other industry professionals are invited to participate in the Central Sierra Authors Faire, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct., 12, near both the Oakhurst Library and the Oakhurst Community Park on Civic Circle Drive. The Authors Faire is sponsored by the Oakhurst Branch Library and is free to the ...

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Smokehouse 41 Fundraiser Benefits Oakhurst Boys & Girls Club

By Sarah Jackson, Special to Sierra News Online OAKHURST — When Smokehouse 41 owners heard news of the difficulties facing the Oakhurst chapter of the Boys and Girls Club, they decided to help. And help they did! Friday, the Oakhurst business donated 100 percent of its daily sales to the club. And all of the popular restaurant’s employees donated their ...

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Official: Satellite Government Center to Open in 2020

OAKHURST — With escrow now closed and renovation efforts well underway, county officials said this week the new Satellite Government Center in Oakhurst should be open for business early next year. “We’re really happy to be able to bring government services to the people of Oakhurst,” Mary Anne Seay, special projects manager for Madera County, told supervisors at Tuesday night’s ...

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Annual Classic Car Show Motors into Oakhurst

OAKHURST — A rainbow of rolling stock took center stage Saturday at The 17th Annual “Run For the Gold Classic Car Show.” From a vintage, jet-back 1965 Cadillac convertible to a 1926 Ford Coupe, nearly 100 rare, collector cars and trucks were on display this weekend at Oakhurst Community Park. Auto enthusiasts traveled from across California to show their vehicles ...

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