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Community News - week of March 23

☆ Rib Fest sponsors needed ☆ Public workshop on roundabout ☆ Public input sought on grant program ☆ Oakhurst Democratic Club ☆ Interim superintendent ☆ Casino job fair ☆ Kids Day record ☆ Correction

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Law Day coming next month

President Dwight D. Eisenhower proclaimed May 1, 1958, as the first Law Day to commemorate and reflect upon our national ideals of liberty, justice, and equality. Annually on this day we rededicate ourselves to these principles and promote public education on the importance of the rule of law and our legal system.

Obituaries

Obituary - Thomas R. Madsen

Thomas R. Madsen died March 18, 2017. He was born in Vallejo, and was a long-time North Fork resident, volunteering at North Fork Elementary School and teaching classical music.

Obituaries

Obituary - Max Stauffer

A celebration of life for Max Stauffer, weather permitting, 1-4 p.m., April 8, at the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad in Fish Camp. Stauffer died March 10. Attendees are asked to carpool as much as possible as there is limited parking at the railroad.

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Local artists to participate in international event

Local artists and members of Timberline Gallery, Lola and Richard Nelson are participating in the International World Wood Day show being held at the Long Beach Convention Center March 20-26. Both artists have been asked to demonstrate their techniques and display some of their unique wood carvings, and will be working with teams of other U.S. woodcarvers representing the U.S.

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Moreno plans to enter 2018 DA race

Sally Moreno, a veteran of Central Valley prosecutor’s offices since 1996, has announced she will challenge incumbent David Linn for the seat of Madera County District Attorney.

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Apartment complex in Oakhurst floods

An apartment complex on River Park Road in Oakhurst, located on a portion of Fresno River known as China Creek, was flooded out on its lower level on Tuesday, Feb. 7.
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Apartment complex in Oakhurst floods 1:17

Apartment complex in Oakhurst floods

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Yurt floats away in Fresno River flooding

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The daunting task of fire protection against bark beetle destruction