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"Mountain Area Fires" Blood Drive Thursday

OAKHURST – In response to the recent onslaught of fires, Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church is hosting a blood drive on Thursday, June 20, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. “While we are hoping and praying that there will not be injuries, we feel that this is one way we can help by making sure we are prepared,” says Lori Prentice, ...

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Free Public Oaks Workshop

MARIPOSA – “Oak trees are one of the iconic symbols of California open space. Dark-green oaks scattered across spring-green or summer-golden hillsides give Sierra foothill residents our sense of place,” says Becky Miller-Cripps, a representative of UC’s Natural Resources Program who works out of Tuolumne County. She will present a free public workshop on oaks July 20, from 10 a.m. ...

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Stone Fruit Jubilee This Saturday

Submitted by Sue Kern CLOVIS – Organic farmers have a dream that children will prefer nature’s candy, “stone fruit,” to junk food. Fresno, the leading grower of agricultural exports, leads the nation in residents that are obese and diabetic. A group of a dozen organic farmers believe the time is plum ripe to stem that trend by allowing consumers to ...

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Helping One Dozen Women: H.O.W. Marks Milestone

OAKHURST – Organizers behind the mountain chapter of Helping One Woman (H.O.W.) are honored to be marking one year in operation, as the group gathers for the 12th time in as many months. H.O.W. meets at the Queen’s Inn this Wednesday, June 19, at 6 p.m. in support of Linda Jeffries, who is grieving her husband after he sustained a ...

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Coarsegold Classic Car Show

COARSEGOLD- As I wandered through the Coarsegold Classic Car Show on Saturday, I was curious about who was promoting the show and meandered over to the signup booth where I met up with Carolyn Mather, promoter and self professed “head volunteer”. First I asked who benefited from the show and she told me the Mana House of Oakhurst which I ...

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Blues, Brews & BBQ At Sierra Sky Ranch

OAKHURST – Historic Hotel & Restaurant Sierra Sky Ranch will host a Blues, Brews & BBQ event to benefit Kurtis for Mayor on behalf of Boys & Girls Club of Oakhurst beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 21. Advance tickets are $20, $25 at the door and include wine tastings by San Joaquin Wineries, as well as wine and ...

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Shelton Johnson, Aaron Copland and Abraham Lincoln

Submitted by Les Marsden MARIPOSA – One of the greatest pieces of musical Americana will be performed live – for the first time in the Yosemite Region – when the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra offers Aaron Copland’s A Lincoln Portrait with special guest Shelton Johnson as narrator. The work will be featured on the orchestra’s “Independence Day Spectacular!” concert on Saturday, ...

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Alternative High Students Celebrate Graduation

OAKHURST – Perhaps no other graduating class in 2013 had more to celebrate than those receiving their diplomas from the alternative high schools in the Yosemite Unified School District. Ahwahnee and Evergreen High Schools, Yosemite Falls Education Center and Yosemite Community Education Center/Adult School graduates and their proud families and friends all gathered at the Mountain Christian Center on Tuesday, ...

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Town Hall Meeting With Cal Fire In YLP

YOSEMITE LAKES PARK – Cal Fire Unit Chief Nancy Koerperich and staff will be hosting a Town Hall meeting on Thursday, June 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Clubhouse in YLP. This will be a chance for residents and concerned citizens to ask questions and get updates on the recent fires in the area, and learn what they can do ...

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Who Ya Gonna Call? Oakhurst's Radio Hams

Submitted by Joseph Frank OAKHURST – Despite the Internet, cell phones, email and modern communications, every year whole regions find themselves in the dark. Tornadoes, fires, storms, ice and even the occasional cutting of fiber optic cables leave people without the means to communicate. In these cases, the one consistent service that has never failed has been Amateur Radio.

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