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Sierra Tel Awards $5,000 Grant To OCCC For Distance Learning

OAKHURST – Sierra Tel is proud to announce the award of a $5,000 grant to Oakhurst Community College Center from the Foundation for Rural Service. As a member of NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association – Sierra Tel was able to endorse the OCCC project to improve the Center’s distance learning opportunities. The grant monies will be used to install ...

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Oakhurst Schools On Lockdown As Deputies Locate And Arrest Teen Suspect

OAKHURST – A teenage boy was taken into custody after an incident that prompted a lockdown on three Oakhurst school campuses this afternoon. At about 12:30 p.m., School Resource Deputy Melanie Hopper was advised by staff at Yosemite High School of a disgruntled male student on campus who may be armed with a weapon. Deputy Hopper responded to the student’s ...

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Cowboy Christmas Concert At Oakhurst Lutheran

OAKHURST – Once again the spirit of Christmas will be ushered in, cowboy style, at Oakhurst Lutheran. A special Cowboy Christmas concert will be held on Sunday, Dec. 2, with two performances; the first at 2 p.m and another at 6 p.m. The Cowboy Band of Tim Johnson, Keith Johnson, Arnie Johnson, Cliff Neufeld and Eddie Guzman will be joined ...

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DUI Arrest After Head-On Crash Near Oakhurst

OAKHURST – Two drivers were transported to Valley hospitals and one placed under arrest following a head-on crash on Road 426. At 3:40 p.m., Chris Hartesvelt, 65, of North Fork, was westbound on Road 426 in a Subaru Forester at the 25 mph corner near the Llama Ranch at the top of the grade. As she rounded the corner, she ...

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Bicyclist Airlifted After Crashing Into A Pickup On Road 426

OAKHURST – An Oakhurst man has been airlifted to a valley hospital with major injuries after crashing into a pickup that pulled out in front of him on Road 426 this afternoon. At about 1:30 p.m., an 83-year-old Oakhurst man was stopped at the stop sign on Elliot Drive in a Chevy Silverado, preparing to turn left onto Road 426. ...

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Adventist Health Welcomes New Nurse Practitioner

OAKHURST – Adventist Health proudly welcomes family nurse practitioner, Gina Ragsdale, FNP, to the team practicing at Adventist Health Medical Office – Oakhurst East. Ragsdale received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington in Arlington, Texas. She completed her training as a Family Nurse Practitioner with Chamberlain College of Nursing in Downers Grove, ...

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Remembering Don H. Smith

Don H. Smith, a 30-year resident of Oakhurst, passed away November 4, 2018, at age 88. He was born in Glendale, California, to Harvey and Geneva Smith. During the years 1951 and 1952 Don served in the U.S. Army in Berlin, repairing radios on Army jeeps. For the next 27 years he worked as a technician for Beckman Industries in ...

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Oakhurst Scouts Place Flags To Honor Veterans

OAKHURST – Scout Troop 316 spent Saturday afternoon placing flags on the graves of those who served in honor of Veterans Day. Members of Cub Scout Troop 316 gathered at Oakhill Cemetery to ensure that local veterans are recognized with colors flying on this special day. For nearly 50 years, the scouts of Troop 341 performed this duty, and they ...

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Coffee And Donuts With Madera County Sheriff’s Foundation

OAKHURST – The Madera County Sheriff’s Foundation invites the public to a meet-and-greet at Judy’s Donuts in Oakhurst on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 7 to 10 a.m. The Madera County Sheriff’s Foundation objectives are to promote civic spirit in support of law enforcement. They would love to get to know you over coffee and donuts, served up free for this ...

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Trunk ‘N Treat On Halloween At Oakhurst Community College

OAKHURST – The Oakhurst Community College Center and the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce will once again host a Trunk-N-Treat on Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Oakhurst College Campus. All local children and families are welcome to attend this free event. Volunteer “Trunkers” will decorate themselves and their cars and provide candy or treats for ...

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