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Sip ‘n Shop on Small Business Saturday

Wine tasting and holiday shopping will be offered at two Oakhurst retailers for Small Business Saturday Shopping. Soroptimist International of The Sierras is having a fundraiser at Oakhurst Feed & Pet Supply and Yosemite Wine Tails, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Nov. 25.

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Second suspect in Bass Lake home invasion arrested

Shortly after midnight Wednesday, Nov. 22, Madera County Sheriff’s deputies conducted a vehicle stop in the area of Old Central Camp Road and Road 222. One of the occupants of the vehicle was Ray Coleman of North Fork, the second suspect in the home invasion robbery near Bass Lake earlier this week. The first suspect, Alvin McDonald III, 18, also of North Fork, was taken into custody on Monday.

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SAR volunteers needed

The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is currently looking for men and women who are interested in joining other volunteers on the county’s Search and Rescue Team (SAR).

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News Briefs - Nov. 23 edition

☆ Bass Lake Tree Lighting Saturday ☆ Tenaya Lodge Tree Lighting ☆ Breakfast with Santa Dec. 2 ☆ Coarsegold tree lighting ☆ Christmas at Fresno Flats ☆ Christmas Boutique ☆ Photography classes ☆ Oakhurst Democratic Club ☆ Be Santa to a Senior

Crime

Suspect arrested in November 18 Bass Lake home invasion

One of the two alleged suspects in the Nov. 18 violent home invasion robbery that led to a 77-year-old woman being pistol-whipped with her own gun near Bass Lake was arrested at 11 a.m. two days after the incident. Alvin McDonald III, 18 years old of North Fork, was arrested shortly before 11 a.m. Monday morning.

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YUSD budget cuts need to be made

Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team (FCMAT) Chief Management Analyst Michelle Giacomini addressed the Yosemite Unified School District board Monday night on two areas - business office staffing and organization and preparation of an independent multiple-year budget projection.

Local

Kurtis Foster is new veterans service officer

Tom Wheeler, Madera County District 5 Supervisor, introduced new county Veterans Service Officer, Kurtis Foster, at last week’s Town Hall meeting. Foster is a 2003 Yosemite High School graduate, a former Marine Sgt. who served three tours in Iraq and was awarded three Purple Hearts.

Local

News Briefs - Nov. 16 edition

☆ Early deadlines ☆ Mono Museum events ☆ Golden Chain seeking talent for four shows ☆ Operation Shoebox ☆ Christmas Bazaar ☆ See’s Candies ☆ Oakhurst tree lighting ☆ Coarsegold tree lighting ☆ Spay-ghetti dinner ☆ Children’s Christmas party ☆ Martial Arts ☆ Sex trafficking in the Central Valley

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