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    Ghost of elections past

    Erin go bragh? Erin go Boo. Not a St. Patrick's Day goes by without the spirited shouting of "Erin go bragh" in every Irish pub worth its weight in leprechauns.


    Too busy to vote ... shame on you

    Tuesday is Election Day. This is the moment when "We the People" walk into the booth and cast our ballots for the people we support and your decisions on the propositions before us.


    50 years of service

    More than 100 former volunteers, board members, and thankful residents of the Mountain Area gathered in Oakhurst Oct. 25 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sierra Ambulance Service (SAS).

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    Assorted viewpoints on voting in Nov. 4 election

    With the General Election fast approaching, election officials are expressing concern over an anticipated low voter turn-out.

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    Former bookkeeper sentenced to four years

    Sue Tashima, a former bookkeeper for Oakhurst T-shirt company Simply Smashing, Inc., was sentenced Oct. 27, to four years in the Fresno County Jail for embezzlement, and ordered to pay restitution to two victims totaling $485,000.

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    Anderson submits casino criminal complaints

    On Tuesday, Oct. 28 Madera County Sheriff John Anderson submitted criminal complaints to the district attorney's office identifying as many as 11 individuals believed to have committed "numerous" felony violations during the Oct. 9, hostile takeover at Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino.


    Revisiting Corbertt Lake

    Here it is the end of September and will I have time to revisit Corbertt Lake, which I haven't seen since 1996. Four days into my seven-day vacation within the Ansel Adams Wilderness, the mild fall weather changed. From sunny, warm and clear to storm clouds and rain, and even snow above 8,000 feet...


    A real live experiment

    The mid-term election is fast approaching. There are great expectations that Republicans will gain control of the senate. And if they take the presidency in 2016, conservatives believe that America will again be, as Reagan said in his farewell address, that "shining city upon the hill."


    A welcome to Liam

    During the next couple of weeks, a baby boy will be born into my family turning Carol and I into a great aunt and great uncle respectively. Liam will arrive into a loving family surrounded by the adults he will get to know during his formative years. His first sight of us will be gushing and smiling...


    Vote for America

    Depending on when you read this, we're just 13 days away from the National Sigh of Relief Day. That's the day when all of the political advertising is removed from the nation's airwaves and print media. Finally, gone for another year or so.

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