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Community News, April 11 edition: Politics panel, wildfire meeting and a Cajun dinner

A tanker plane makes a pass fighting the 2014 French Fire northeast of North Fork. The Eastern Madera Wildfire Reforestation Project aimed at areas like the French Fire scar will be discussed at a community meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 7 at the Oakhurst Community Center.
A tanker plane makes a pass fighting the 2014 French Fire northeast of North Fork. The Eastern Madera Wildfire Reforestation Project aimed at areas like the French Fire scar will be discussed at a community meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 7 at the Oakhurst Community Center. Sierra Star archive

Elks Lodge feast and fundraiser

The Oakhurst Elks Lodge, 42484 Highway 41, is holding a fundraiser Friday, April 12 with the help of a new Mariposa restaurant.

Woody’s Indoor Outdoor Grub will serve Cajun and creole cuisine at the dinner, priced at $25 per person. The event will begin at 6 p.m.

To make reservations, call 559-683-2717.

Life Under Socialism and Communism

The community is invited to the Oakhurst Community Center, 39800 Fresno Flats Rd., on Tuesday, April 16, to hear from a panel of local residents who have lived outside the U.S. under communism or socialism.

The free event is sponsored by the Mountain Area Conservative Forum. It’s scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m.

According to a news release from the Mountain Area Conservative Forum, this will be the first time some of these residents have shared their stories publicly. “Some lost family members or loved ones to brutality and concentration camps or were brutalized themselves,” it reads.

Details: Call 559-642-4921 or email MAFC@sti.net.

Life after wildfire: reforestation

The Eastern Madera Wildfire Reforestation Project will be discussed at a community meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 7 at the Oakhurst Community Center, 39800 Fresno Flats Rd.

The project is focused on reforesting 350 acres of Sierra National Forest burned in the 2014 French Fire. The project site is located near Mile High Vista along the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway.

The meeting will be led by the Yosemite/Sequoia Resource Conservation and Development Council along with a representative from the Sierra National Forest Bass Lake Ranger District.

Funding for this project has been provided by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, an agency of the State of California, with additional funding provided by the Bass Lake Ranger district, the Arbor Day Foundation and Y/S RC&DC.

Details: Call Robert Hopkins at 559-877-8663 or email him at rhopkins@ysrcandd.org.

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