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Thanksgiving Dinner Tonight at Hillside Baptist Church

NORTH FORK – The Hillside Baptist Church will be holding their annual fundraiser tonight, and everyone is invited to enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner. One of the biggest outreach ministries at Hillside Baptist is the kids program on Wednesdays. The fundraiser will support that program, along with helping to send kids to camp in the summer. David Novell and Chuck Thrapp, ...

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Strike At Raley's Ends As Agreement Is Reached

OAKHURST – Striking workers at Raley’s have put down their picket signs and returned to work as a tentative agreement is reached in the 9-day long strike, the first in Raley’s 77-year history. The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) have been on strike against Raley’s/Nob Hill Stores since contract negotiations broke down on Nov. 4, and more than 7,000 ...

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Volunteers Pick Up Where School Funding Drops Off

Local Education Foundation to Mountain Area: “Your Kids Are Awesome!” OAKHURST – Creative juices were flowing as 15 excited middle school kids rolled baseball-size mounds of clay in their warm hands, as a prelude to sculpting. So began the newest offering from local nonprofit organization, the Bass Lake Education Foundation (BLEF). Young artists were on hand for the first day ...

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Manna House Gives It All Away

OAKHURST – Push through the double glass doors at Manna House and you’ll instantly feel welcome. Sunlight streams into a large, clean room as volunteers bustle about filling boxes with pantry staples destined for anyone who needs them. A spacious kitchen area has cupboards of basic foods, like beans, soup, sugar, rice and peanut butter, along with several cases of ...

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Yosemite Author Featured At Oakhurst Audubon Program

Contributed by Len McKenzie OAKHURST – Perhaps no national park stirs in its legion of aficionados stronger passion, emotional connection and devotion than Yosemite. By anyone’s measure a special place, the park draws millions of visitors from around the world each year–more than half of them repeat visitors–to marvel at its iconic features and enjoy a host of outdoor experiences. ...

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Workers On Strike At Raley's

OAKHURST – Tough economic times hit Oakhurst in a very public way today as Raley’s employees went on strike for the first time in the company’s 77-year history. United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) union members spent Sunday carrying signs and asking people to honor their picket line by not shopping at the Oakhurst grocery store.

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Who Should Own Your Water Company?

Guest Column submitted by Marc Sobel Privatizing – A Bad Idea A for-profit company approached the County Board of Supervisors in April requesting this county allow for the privatization of all the County’s Water and Waste Treatment Special Districts affecting 6,000 connections. This would not include existing privately owned systems like Hillview Water Company. At first glance, sure why not. ...

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North Fork Mono Tribe Deserves Their Casino

Guest Column written by Richard Lehman – “Reservation shopping” and “off reservation casinos” are clever phrases used by opponents to vilify efforts by the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians to acquire land for gaming purposes. Yet, an extensive eight year review by United States Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Indian Affairs spanning two administrations, and an ...

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