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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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Yosemite Celebrates Volunteers of the Year

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park is proud to announce the 2017 recipients of the park’s Volunteer of the Year awards. These prestigious awards are bestowed annually to outstanding volunteers in nine different categories for exemplary service in Yosemite National Park. In 2016, Yosemite National Park hosted 12,394 volunteers who donated over 167,000 hours of work to the park. This award ...

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EMC SPCA Seeks Volunteers Who Love Pets

Submitted by Sharon Fitzgerald — OAKHURST — The EMC SPCA would like to invite you to make a contribution to mountain area animals by volunteering to help with local projects. At this time we are establishing a larger foster program and will be holding meetings over the next couple of months to provide information about how to become a foster. ...

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Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis News — It’s All For The Kids

OAKHURST — After attending a recent Kiwanis meeting, we want to share some of the great news coming out of this organization of dedicated volunteers. There’s a very special relationship between service clubs and our mountain area schools, and it’s vital that we support the organization’s events the way they support our students. For the third year in a row ...

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Team Yosemite Falls Raises Hope For Blood Cancer Patients

OAKHURST — Right now, more than one million Americans are fighting or are in remission from blood cancers. Yosemite Falls student Kyra Cole is currently raising money to help the cause, as a 2017 Student of the Year Candidate for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). “I have been nominated to be a part of an organization that will help those living with blood ...

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Friends Of Madera Animal Shelter

Submitted by Deborah Hall — OAKHURST — Sierra Lions Club of Oakhurst is proud to host a presentation by Velvet Rhoads, the President of Friends of Madera Animal Shelter on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 6 p.m. at Denny’s Restaurant. The meeting is open to the public.  Interested people are encouraged to find answers to their questions about the animal shelter in Madera, ...

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