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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.

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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.

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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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Thanksgiving is the leading day for U.S. home cooking fires; NFPA offers tips and recommendations for enjoying a fire-safe holiday

November 13, 2017 – While Thanksgiving tops the charts for family and friends coming together to enjoy food and one another’s company, it’s also the leading day for U.S. home cooking fires. According to the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) latest “Home Fire Involving Cooking Equipment” report, nearly four times as many home cooking fires occurred on Thanksgiving Day in 2015 as on any other typical day of the year; the day before Thanksgiving represents the second-leading day for home cooking fires.

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‘Buy & Sell with Pride’

Donna Pride has been a Mountain Area fixture for decades. A broker associate for London Properties, she proudly displays her slogan “Buy and sell with Pride” on her business card. For her, it’s not just a clever motto, but a way of life.

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Honoring Veterans

There were many mountain area events honoring veterans last Saturday. See the full story and additional photos in the November 16 edition and online later today.

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The homecoming parade on Spirit Day (Friday) was just one of the activities during homecoming week at Yosemite High School. The week, which consisted of Dress UP days, contestant games, and movie night will culminate in the Homecoming Game against Amador High tonight at 7 p.m, preceded by the JV game at 5 in Badger Stadium.
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