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Sheriff's Office Collecting Toys For Tots

MADERA COUNTY – The Sheriff’s Office is now collecting Toys For Tots in Oakhurst and Madera. Donations bins are stationed at the Sheriff’s main office in Madera and also at the Sheriff’s Substation in Oakhurst just behind True Value Hardware.

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Spend Small Business Saturday In The Sierra

MADERA COUNTY – Mom always said good things come in small packages, and she was right. Before setting up plans to pitch your tent at a big box store in Fresno for Black Friday this week, consider making it a very happy holiday season for our own friends and neighbors, by dropping your dollars in the mountains on Small Business ...

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If I Were A Thief, You Would Now Be A Victim

MADERA COUNTY – The biggest shopping days of the year are here, so Sheriff John Anderson is asking citizens, are you doing your part to protect yourself and your loved ones? Once again, Sheriff Anderson is releasing his annual list of safety tips, titled, “If I were a thief, you would now be a victim,” urging all citizens to take ...

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Oakhurst Outpouring Is A Free Festive Feast

OAKHURST – The community in all its glory is invited to a free Christmas dinner on Tuesday, Dec. 23 from 3 – 8 p.m. at the Oakhurst Community Center. Organizers promise food, fun, and fellowship, and are currently looking for volunteers to help provide food teams and entertainment. This will be the sixth year for Oakhurst Outpouring, a free community ...

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Send A Holiday Gift Package To A Soldier

Submitted by Cindy Muehlenbeck OAKHURST – Soroptimist International of The Sierras will be sending free holiday gift packages to men and women who are in the armed services. Included in the packages are homemade goodies, gum, candies, a Sierra Star newspaper and a holiday card from members of the organization to remind our service personnel how much they are appreciated.

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Christmas Tree Auction Is Dazzling Event

OAKHURST – This year’s premiere holiday event, benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Oakhurst and other local charities, will be held on Sunday, Dec. 7, in Pines Resort Lake View Room. The Club’s Christmas Tree Auction has become a holiday tradition for the Mountain Area. Abundant silent auction items are offered in addition to raffles, a door prize and ...

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Annual Christmas Boutique Is Locally Handcrafted

Submitted by Linda Aube OAKHURST – Christ Church Women are delighted to announce their 13th Annual Christmas Boutique is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at ECCO, the Evergreen Conference Center, Oakhurst. In addition to exquisitely handcrafted wooden items such as Nativity sets, tea boxes, wine and recipe boxes, some hand painted by a local ...

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Mariposa Symphony Orchestra's Independence Day Spectacular

MARIPOSA – Though Tchaikovsky’s monumental “1812 Overture” has been performed by the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra in the past, there will be one big difference this year at the orchestra’s “Independence Day Spectacular!” Concert – the recorded sound of actual cannons. The concert will be held Saturday, July 5, at 7 p.m. at the Amphitheatre at Mariposa County Park, with the ...

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A Very Foothill Fathers Day

We asked readers to pay tribute to the dads in their lives, and in the days since, have received a treasure trove of photographs in return. The pictures poured in online, and we saw dads wading, swimming, fishing, hiking, biking, playing and sleeping. One after another came young dads, old dads, some with tattoos, many with beards, and a couple ...

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