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32nd Annual Raymond Parade: Celebrating Community

RAYMOND — The 32nd annual Raymond Parade, sponsored by the Raymond Community Association, steps off on Saturday, Apr.21 at high noon. Come rain or shine, this annual parade promises great old-time fun, so bring the kids and set up your chairs to enjoy a day with family and friends. Special after-parade events include a big raffle, arts and crafts booths, ...

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Driver Escapes Without Injuries In Road 400 Rollover Crash

COARSEGOLD – A Raymond woman walked away from a single-vehicle accident on Road 400 today, suffering only a few bruises after crashing her SUV off the side of the road. Just before 12:30 p.m., the 49-year-old driver was southbound on Road 400 just south of Road 415 when, for unknown reasons, she failed to negotiate a right-hand turn and crossed ...

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Vehicle Fire Spreads To Vegetation Near Raymond

RAYMOND — Firefighters quickly got a handle on a fire in the Raymond area that reportedly started when a motorhome caught fire. Just before 1:30 p.m., crews were dispatched to reports of a motorhome fire at an address on Eagle Drive just off Road 600. The first unit at scene reported the vehicle was fully involved and would be a ...

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Crews Respond To Vegetation Fire South Of Raymond

RAYMOND — Firefighters responded this morning to a vegetation fire burning just south of the community of Raymond. At 11:25 a.m., crews were dispatched to reports of a fire on Road 600 near Road 407. Nine engines, two hand crews, one dozer and a water tender responded, along with Air Attack, two air tankers and two helicopters. The first unit ...

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The History Mystery #56

On the Jan. 15, 1939, Southern Pacific Railroad Schedule there is a stop between Knowles and Knowles Junction off the Raymond train called Hillside, not Hills Pride, like the bar in Knowles, Hillside. In several references, including a 1934 Madera County map, Hillside is listed in an article about Alexander McGilvray, who ran the McGilvray Quarry until 1928 when the ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Aug. 20

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Aug. 14, to Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017. Ahwahnee residential burglary On Monday, Aug. 14, at 6:38 p.m., a deputy was dispatched to the 59000 block of Road 601 regarding a residential burglary. Due to the lack of investigative leads, witnesses, and suspect(s) ...

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Raymond-Knowles Leads The Way Back To School

RAYMOND — They’re back! Students at Raymond-Knowles School (RKS) started the 2017-2018 school year on Thursday, Aug. 10. District Superintendent and Principal Michelle Townsend says it was a great day for everyone. “We welcomed two new teachers this year: Mrs. Natasha Scrivner and Mrs. Eden Westergaard. The RKS family is looking forward to a fabulous school year.” Their tagline? Create. ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Aug. 6

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, July 31, to Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017 Oakhurst trespassing On Monday, July 31 at 8:32 a.m. a subject was arrested for trespassing at a business on the 40000 block of Highway 41 in Oakhurst. Coarsegold theft On Monday, July 31 at 10:39 ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through July 30

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, July 24, to Sunday, July 30, 2017: Coarsegold theft On Monday, July 24 at 1:48 p.m. a deputy was dispatched to a call regarding a theft and vandalism. After several unsuccessful attempts to contact the reporting party by phone, the deputy met ...

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Free And Reduced-Price Meals For School Year 2017-18

MADERA COUNTY — Bass Lake Joint Union Elementary, Chawanakee, Raymond-Knowles Union Elementary and Yosemite Unified School Districts announce their policy to serve nutritious meals every school day under the applicable National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, and/or Afterschool Snack Programs. Effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018, children are eligible for free or reduced-price meals if the household ...

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