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Celebrating FFA Week At Minarets

O’NEALS — The FFA organization celebrates their advocacy of agriculture annually in a week-long event known as FFA Week. February 17th-24th is a countrywide celebrated week filled with fun activities to show support of our communities, local agriculturalists, and chapter members. Members show how they have been impacted by agriculture and live the FFA Motto of Learning to Do, Doing ...

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Wonderful Wildland Firefighters Auction Pays Off

OAKHURST — The Wildland Firefighter Foundation’s first-ever local auction sparked a series of bids to help families of those injured or killed in the line of duty. With nine individuals on the auction block along with some high-value gift baskets, the nonprofit organization raised $2,665 for the cause. “Everyone had a great time,” says event organizer Erin Capuchino, adding absolute ...

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IRS Refunds Worth $1.1 Billion Waiting To Be Claimed

WASHINGTON ―Unclaimed federal income tax refunds totaling about $1.1 billion may be waiting for an estimated 1 million taxpayers who did not file a 2014 federal income tax return, according to the Internal Revenue Service. To collect the money, these taxpayers must file their 2014 tax return with the IRS no later than this year’s tax deadline, Tuesday, April 17. ...

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YUSD Approves Staff Reductions, Says Programs Will Remain

OAKHURST — The Yosemite Unified School District Board of Trustees voted at a Special Meeting on Monday, Mar. 5 to approve a resolution to reduce 17 certificated positions, says Board President Tammy Loveland. “Five of the teacher positions are retirements or resignations, so only twelve will be given notices,” Loveland notes. “We are not reducing any programs in the district. ...

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Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries

MOUNTAIN AREA — The Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit of Cal Fire wants to remind everyone that on Sunday, Mar. 11, daylight saving time begins. “When you set your clocks forward one hour please make another change that could save your life,” Cal Fire says, asking that people also change the battery in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. “A working smoke alarm ...

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Join The Fun: La Sierra Guild Membership Drive

OAKHURST — Looking for an exceptionally important way to give back, working with a well-oiled nonprofit that helps youth throughout the mountain areas and in the valley, as well? La Sierra Guild of Valley Children’s Hospital invites the community to come out for their March general meeting and Annual Membership Drive at Oakhurst Lutheran Church on Wednesday, Mar. 14, at ...

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Big Dollar Incentives For New Wood Burning Stoves

Submitted by Mountain Comforts MOUNTAIN AREA — Living in the Sierra foothills, heating your home with a wood burning stove or fireplace is a way of life for most of the residents. Coming in from the cold to absorb the warmth and seeing the friendly glow of a fire is one of the great things we love about our life ...

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Time for Minarets Baseball!

By Mary Uribe and Maisy Fronteras —  O’NEALS — Baseball season is in full swing and the Minarets baseball team has hit the ground running. The players have been working hard and practicing throughout the year with Fall Ball and winter practices. ​The team is three games into the season and Mustangs are currently at 3-0. On Thursday, Feb. 22, the ...

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Future Of Bandit Town Threatened By Liquor License Protest

NORTH FORK — After investing four years of blood, sweat and money into reviving a North Fork treasure, owner Jennifer McMillan has run straight into a roadblock as she tries to reopen the restaurant and saloon at Bandit Town (formerly known as Old Town). The historic Old West-inspired little town is located at 55420 Road 226 just west of North ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through Mar. 4

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Feb. 26 to Sunday, Mar. 4, 2018. Coarsegold domestic disturbance On Monday, Feb. 26 at 5:27 a.m. deputies were dispatched to Sioux Road for a domestic disturbance. Investigation revealed subjects were in a verbal argument only and no physical altercation occurred. Incident was ...

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