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Boot Camp Training To Become A Red Cross Shelter Volunteer

MARIPOSA – The American Red Cross of the Central Valley is hosting another pre-fire season Shelter Boot Camp training on Wednesday, May 1, through Friday, May 3, at New Life Christian Fellowship Church, 5089 Cole Road in Bootjack, Mariposa County. Anyone interested in training as a Red Cross disaster volunteer is encouraged to attend. This multi-evening offering of courses is ...

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Oakhurst River Parkway Clean-Up Day

OAKHURST — Spring is here and that means it’s time to tidy. If you’re so inspired, mark your calendar for the Oakhurst River Parkway Cleanup, part of the Great Sierra River Cleanup — an annual event hosted this year by the Oakhurst Sierra Rotary. Willing volunteers are invited to meet on Saturday, Mar 30, at 8 a.m. in the Oakhurst ...

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Vision Academy Grand Night For The Arts Scholarship Fundraiser

OAKHURST — For the past quarter-century local nonprofit Vision Academy of the Arts has awarded over $160,000 to more than 130 local high school seniors graduating in Eastern Madera County, as part of the nonprofit’s dedication to enrichment in education through the arts. Now, Vision Academy for the Arts invites to the community to come out in support of their ...

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Become A Volunteer At Visit Yosemite | Madera County

Written by Judi Hussain – OAKHURST – Have you lived here for years, or are you new to Madera County? Are you looking to get acquainted or want to learn more about the area? Do you have a passion for Yosemite National Park that you’d like to share with the world? Visit Yosemite | Madera County may have a place ...

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MadaLynn Raises Awareness In Grandfather’s Honor

By MadaLynn Rocha — O’NEALS — Every year the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) holds an annual seven week campaign that specially selects students from the Central Valley for participation. For seven weeks students advocate to raise awareness and funds for blood cancer research. In November of 2017 my grandfather, Richard Tobin, was diagnosed with stage 4 large B-cell lymphoma. ...

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Cancer Never Sleeps And Neither Do We

By Therese Righter — O’NEALS — On Friday, Mar. 29 and Saturday Mar. 30, Minarets High School will host the freshly-dubbed Sierra Mountain Communities for a Cure, bringing together all of the mountain communities, businesses, and schools for a great purpose — to support the American Cancer Society in its mission to fight cancer. The Relay for Life: Sierra Mountain Communities for ...

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Pakistan Trip Shows The Heart Of Rotary Is Humanity

MARIPOSA — Local Rotarians Richard and Ophelia McInturff traveled to Pakistan recently to team up with other Rotarians and join in the fight to eradicate polio. In the process, they gained a tremendous amount of knowledge and touched deeply upon the great secret of service to humanity: you get much more than you give. “Everyone wants the same things for their ...

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Be Part Of The Great Sierra River Cleanup

OAKHURST — Mark your calendar for the Oakhurst River Parkway Cleanup, part of the Great Sierra River Cleanup — an annual event hosted by the Oakhurst River Parkway. Willing volunteers are invited to meet on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 9 a.m. in the Oakhurst Branch Library parking lot. Snacks, drinks, tools and bags are provided. Cleanup will be along the ...

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Stuff A Backpack With Love And School Supplies

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa branch of the American Association of University Women is gearing up for another summer of outfitting quality backpacks, fully stocked with school supplies, for middle school students throughout our county. This year we have expanded our project to include a partnership with the JC Fremont Back to School Health Fairs.  We will additionally continue to donate ...

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Volunteer To Make A Lasting Impact In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – Yosemite Conservancy invites you to share your passion for Yosemite, connect with other nature-lovers and make a lasting impact in your favorite park. “Our volunteers provide crucial services welcoming visitors and helping them enjoy Yosemite’s natural beauty,” says the Conservancy on their website. “Sign up now to join this rewarding experience.” Conservancy volunteers develop an even deeper connection ...

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