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    2014 Madera Fair entry deadline coming up soon

    The Madera District Fair is currently accepting entry forms from local residents hoping to compete in a variety of divisions including livestock, floriculture, arts & crafts and more! The 2014 Madera District Fair is “The Place to Bee.” and the Fair is celebrating the role of the ...

  • NEWS

    Minaret's Niehoff lands job with FCOE

    In a moment of bitter sweet emotions the Chawanakee Unified School District will be saying farewell to one of the district's founding fathers.

  • CRIME

    Jeffries receives 8 years for 2012 DUI collision

    According to the Madera County District Attorneys office the Madera Superior Court recently handed down a lengthy prison sentence to Tawney Jeffries, 46, of Oakhurst, who was convicted of felony driving under the influence and causing great bodily injury.

  • OBITUARIES

    Chuck Sweeden

    Chuck Sweeden, of Bass Lake, died on July 18, 2014, at the age of 80.

  • OBITUARIES

    Richard Tresidder

    Richard Tresidder, of Ahwahnee, died on July 8, 2014, at the age of 84.

  • NEWS

    Water found contaminated at Oakhurst Mobile Park

    An advisory from the Madera County Environmental Health Department last week warned residents of the Oakhurst Mobile Home Estates that the water is possibly contaminated with fecal coliform, and drinking the water could result in illness. Therefore, residents were warned not to drink the water, ...

  • NEWS

    Networking with sheriff

    In an effort to utilize a more transparent and expedient way to interact with the citizens of Madera County, as well as mass media, Sheriff John Anderson announced the Madera County Sheriff's Office is launching three of the most commonly used networking tools — Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

  • CALENDAR

    Community News - 7/24/14 edition of the Sierra Star

    Library book sale ~ Oakhurst JC semester begins Aug. 11 ~ Congressman Tom McClintock in Oakhurst Aug. 4 ~ Alzheimer's/Dementia support group ~ Large development gets approval ~ Yosemite "rocks" learning series ~ Library hosts gardening event July 26 ~ Pet-friendly service ~ Shredding event ~ Community...

  • NEWS

    Senior Center looking to attract new members

    The Oakhurst Senior Center has a new nutritionist. As of June, Lesalee Miller, of Oakhurst, stepped up to volunteer as the vice president of the Senior Society and the lead nutritionist at the Oakhurst Senior Center.

  • OBITUARIES

    Noma Jane Sprotte

    Noma Jane Sprotte of North Fork died July 19, 2014, at the age of 81. She was born May 27, 1933 in Oklahoma.

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