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North Fork Visitors Center Celebrates Its Dedicated Volunteers

NORTH FORK – The North Fork Chamber of Commerce held a special celebration at Bandit Town on Feb. 23 to thank all those who volunteer at the Visitors Center. Jenny Pearson, coordinator at the North Fork Visitors Center, said this special appreciation luncheon was to honor the 23 people who donate so much of their time. “Most of these folks ...

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Thousands Of Hours: Mariposa Master Gardeners Awards

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Master Gardeners recently held their annual Awards Banquet to recognize significant community contributions from various Master Gardeners. Prior to awarding the deserving recipients, Mariposa Master Gardeners President Ingrid Angelini held a general meeting for in-house business and discussed future community-purposed events. Heads up, these free and open to the public upcoming events include: ● 1/19/19 Fruit ...

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Free Transportation For Rural Cancer Patients

MOUNTAIN AREA — Nearly 50 percent of cancer patients in Madera and Mariposa counties need assistance with transportation to and from their cancer treatment appointments at cCARE Cancer Center in Fresno. Now, a grant from the American Cancer Society will help fill this gap and give cancer patients locally a fighting chance to access the care they need to beat the disease. ...

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Dozens Of Volunteers Keep Yosemite Experience Pristine

YOSEMITE — Dozens of volunteers have willingly descended on trails and walkways in one of the country’s busiest national parks to make sure that Yosemite remains pristine and beautiful through the government shutdown. Park employees, residents and volunteers from around the area turned out in droves today to pick up trash all along the public areas, even as park officials announced ...

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Animal Faire Nets Thousands For EMC SPCA Shelter

OAKHURST — Scores of happy people and their pets filled Oakhurst Community Park for the 20th annual Animal Faire and Tails on Trails fundraising event hosted by the Eastern Madera County SPCA on Sunday, Sept. 7. EMC SPCA President Sharon Fitzgerald says the net income from the event is $4,000 and that’s great, because the new shelter building is nearing ...

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Become A Master Gardener And Keep Local Information Alive

MARIPOSA — As the gardening season winds down, gardeners always think about the future. What can we do to improve our soil? Enhance our landscape? Ease the workload? What plants have caught our eye? Master gardeners are thinking about the future in a different way. Master Gardeners go through training to help you with gardening challenges. We write, answer questions, ...

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Oak Creek Intermediate Leadership Team Beautifies Campus

By OCI Correspondents — OAKHUST — The Oak Creek Intermediate Leadership Class planted some new shrubs in the front of the school. Our leadership team is helping the school with everyday tasks including recycling, fun noontime activities, and gardening. We planted the shrubs in front of the school because we wanted to provide a warm welcome to all of the ...

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See History Through The Eyes Of A Child

MARIPOSA — Have you ever told a child about something from the past and watched as their eyes lit up with wonder and excitement? It’s a feeling hard to describe, and one anyone can experience. The Mariposa Museum and History Center invites members of the community to become volunteer tour guides for their upcoming 5th grade field trips; no experience is ...

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Come Have Fun: Visitors Center Seeks Volunteers

OAKHURST – Are you new to the area, or just want to meet new people, and give back to your community at the same time? If so, here’s your chance, as you’re invited to come volunteer with Visit Yosemite Madera County, Madera County’s visitor bureau. Visit Yosemite Madera County is looking for committed, eager volunteers to help visitors from around ...

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New CHP Senior Volunteers Earn Their Badges

OAKHURST — Eight new Senior Volunteers proudly joined the ranks at the Oakhurst Area CHP Office on Wednesday, Dec. 6, bringing the number in the Oakhurst Senior Volunteer Program (SVP) to twenty-seven. Officer Kaci Lutz, who heads up the program, says the Oakhurst office has far more Senior Volunteers than any other CHP office in the state, and others are ...

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