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Community Pitches In For Children’s Carnival

OAKHURST — The Children’s Museum of the Sierra opened its doors on Saturday, June 15 for the annual Carnival day, featuring games, arts and crafts, interactive educational activities and free entry to the hands-on discovery center. Representatives from Cal Fire, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office, Sierra Ambulance and other community organizations were on hand to enhance the experience for the ...

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Services For Leroy J. “Lee” Adelsbach

Leroy J. “Lee” Adelsbach passed quietly into heaven on June 2, 2019. Born to Clarence Adelsbach and Julia Benham Adelsbach in 1929, he was raised by his father and stepmother Della Satterberg Adelsbach on a small farm in Kingsburg until his late teens. Having had enough of farming, he began a short career in midget racing with the likes of ...

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County Hosts ‘Fire Safety In The Foothills’ Event

OAKHURST — With the season already upon us, Madera County will host a fire safety educational event on Saturday, June 15, with County staff and partners including Cal Fire, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office, PG&E and others. Featured presentations and informational booths will provide resources for the public to be fire safe in the foothills, ensuring that County residents remain ...

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Free Concert Features Jazz, Marches, Movie Themes And More

By Bob Labozetta — OAKHURST — Many communities offer opportunities throughout the year to enjoy quality musical performances. One such opportunity is to take in a rendition by local musicians playing in community concert bands — all-volunteer, nonprofit organizations created to share the gift of music with an entire community. In our Sierra foothill region of Madera and Mariposa counties, ...

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Celebrating 20 Years Of Messy Faces At Rib Fest

OAKHURST — Leave the fancy clothes at home and arrive hungry for a night of food, friends and fundraising, as the celebration of messy faces known as Rib Fest takes place on Saturday, June 22. The evening is a milestone: the event’s 20th year. This all-you-can-eat barbecue dinner offers more than 500 pounds of pork ribs prepared by teams from ...

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Yosemite Grad Sprinting Toward 2020 Olympics

LONG BEACH — Former Oakhurst resident and 2012 Yosemite High School (YHS) valedictorian Riley Cooks has emerged as a top contender to make the 2020 U.S. Olympic heptathlon team. Riley, 25, is now living in southern California and working as a substitute school teacher while training to compete in the Tokyo Olympics. Her next major hurdle — and javelin throw ...

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Sierra Foothill Musicians Concert Includes Returning Grads

OAKHURST — Music lovers will want to know there’s a free classical concert featuring local musicians, sponsored by the Sierra Foothill Composers’ Co-operative, and this particular program is enhanced by the inclusion of five Yosemite High School (YHS) graduates who will return to take the stage. The Sierra Foothill Musicians concert will be presented at 2 p.m. on June 30 ...

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Just Get Rid Of It! Hazardous Waste Collection Day

OAKHURST — Summer’s a-comin’ and you know you need room in your garage for toys, so take advantage of this annual chance to clean out that storage area or shed, get rid of that broken TV and dispose of paint and dangerous chemicals. Madera County is sponsoring a one-day hazardous waste disposal event on Saturday, June 15, from 9 a.m. ...

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Steen Sisters Carry On Family Tradition At Graydon Kennels

COARSEGOLD — Graydon Kennels has been family-owned and operated since 1975, but with the untimely passing of longtime owner Michael Steen in January 2018, his 30-year-old twin daughters — Amanda and Alison — were left with the challenge of keeping the family business running. “It’s been a stressful time for us but we’re trying very hard to carry on my ...

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