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Community News for week of June 28 | Mills earns Eagle Scout rank, cadets graduate and more

Jarrod Mills, along with friends and family, took two full days in August 2017 to make some desperately needed repairs to the historic Taylor Log House at the Fresno Flats Historic Village and Park on School Road in Oakhurst. The work was Jarrod’s Eagle Scout project, and he earned the rank this year and had his court of honor June 23, 2018.
Jarrod Mills, along with friends and family, took two full days in August 2017 to make some desperately needed repairs to the historic Taylor Log House at the Fresno Flats Historic Village and Park on School Road in Oakhurst. The work was Jarrod’s Eagle Scout project, and he earned the rank this year and had his court of honor June 23, 2018. Sierra Star file

Yosemite High student Jarrod Mills earns Eagle Scout rank

Jarrod Mills, a junior-to-be at Yosemite High School, earned the rank of Eagle Scout in May and his court of honor was June 23.

For his Eagle Scout project, Jarrod spent two days in August 2017 leading a 13-member team restoring the Taylor Log House at Fresno Flats Historic Village and Park. His work was profiled in the Sierra Star.

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Yosemite National Park spokeswoman Jamie Richards is the featured speaker at the July 7 Oakhurst Democratic Club monthly meeting. James McGrew Yosemite National Park

Oakhurst Democratic Club to hear from Yosemite park spokeswoman

Jamie Richards, public affairs officer for Yosemite National Park, is the featured speaker at the next Oakhurst Democratic Club monthly meeting on Saturday, July 7, at the Oakhurst Grill, 40530 Highway 41. A buffet breakfast is available for $8 starting at 8:30 a.m. followed by the program at 9:15. The event is open to the public.

Richards will address recent activity and future plans for the park.

Richards came to Yosemite in June 2016 after previous stops at Rocky Mountain and Joshua Tree national parks and on a detail in the National Park Service Office of Police in Washington, D.C.

The event is open to the public.

Details: email info@yosemitedems.com or call 559-641-2364.

Mountain Area represented at Fresno City College Police Academy graduation

The Fresno City College Police Academy graduates its 150th class in a ceremony at 3 p.m. Friday, June 29 in the Old Administration Building on the Fresno City College campus.

Forty-six cadets are in the 150th class, which marks more than 6,000 cadets the academy has trained since 1973.

Mountain Area cadets graduating Friday are Joshua Reina of Oakhurst and three from Mariposa: William Crane, Harold Nolen and Brandon Roberson.

Madera Sheriff’s Office recruiting

The Madera County Sheriff's Office is recruiting for cadet candidates to attend county-sponsored police academy. No experience is required.

Successful candidates will have their academy expenses covered and will be paid $21 per hour while attending the academy. In addition, the county will pay a $4,000 bonus once the candidate successfully passes probation as a Madera County deputy sheriff. This is the first time this position has been offered by the Sheriff's Office.

Applications are due by Friday, June 29 at 5 p.m. online at bit.ly/2lwKQ6E.

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