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  • Golf course vandalized

  • Library book sale this weekend


  • Elks spaghetti feed aids vets
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    Getting ready for the all-you-can-eat Elks Spaghetti Feed on Veterans Day, November 11, are Pat Eidson, Elks Club manager; Exaulted Ruler Charlene Hagen; and Ted Coulton, lodge secretary.
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    Fire season ends

        The Service Organization of the Sierra will hold its fall card party, luncheon and boutique on Thursday, November 16, at the Oakhurst Community Center.
        The theme this year is “Merry Chris Mouse.” Doors will open at 10:30 a.m. to begin the card games and boutique, after which the luncheon will be served at 11:30 a.m.
        There will be raffle tickets sold with a chance to win items donated by members and other Mountain Area residents.
        The boutique, now in its eighth year, is a popular event of the card party. Items for sale will include hand-painted home decorations, candy, baked goods, decorated sweatshirts, sweat jackets, holiday items, wooden articles, just to name a few.
        The luncheon will be salad, pork chops in mushroom sauce, hors d’oeuvres, corn medley in a stuffed tomato, home-baked pies and cake and beverage.
        “The home-baked desserts are infamous,” says Lin Crow of the SOS club, especially the pecan and lemon meringue pie.
        Tickets are $12.50, which includes lunch and a chance to win the many door prizes.
        The tickets are being sold by SOS members. Tickets are limited and will not be available at the door. In the past, people have lined up at the doors, waiting for them to open at 10:30.
        Funds raised by the SOS provide scholarships for seniors at Yosemite High School.
        The club also provides financial support for organizations such as the Fresno Flats Historical Site, Heartland, Hospice, Mt. Laurel House (safe house), the Madera County Branch Library, Manna House, and local fire departments.
        Information and to purchase tickets: Donna at 658-8750.


    Missing hunter found: he’s OK

        MAMMOTH POOL — A report of a missing elderly man last week launched a massive search and rescue effort that ended happily after nearly 14 hours.
        Ralph Williams, 72, of Madera, was hunting with a friend on Thursday in the Mammoth Pool Road area near “Mile High Vista” in Eastern Madera County.
        Mr. Williams was last seen at around 5 p.m. and his hunting friend reported him missing to the Madera County Sheriff’s Department at 6:30 p.m.
        Madera Search and Rescue, Sheriff’s Posse/4-Wheel-Drive and U.S. Forest Service teams worked through the cold, snowy night and early morning hours attempting to locate Mr. Williams.
        More than 10 4-wheel-drive vehicles were used to scour the mountainous terrain for the missing man.
        Teams from Fresno County Sheriff’s Department and Mariposa County Search and Rescue joined in the search and at daybreak, K-9 units were brought in.
        Mr. Williams was found, in good condition, at 8:20 a.m. on Friday, sitting beside a road.
        Sheriff’s Lieuteuant Milt Gauthier, on his way with food for the searchers, spotted Mr. Williams.
        He was taken to the Bass Lake Substation, where relatives met him and took him home.



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    49365 Crane Valley Rd [426]
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    Oakhurst, CA 93644-8621

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    . Brush-clearing program resumes

        A brisk meeting of the Eastern Madera County Fire Safe Council Wednesday evening officially launched its winter road clearing program.
        The FSC, a coalition of concerned citizens and public safety agencies including the CDF, CHP and Madera County’s sheriff, fire and road departments, provides impetus to make the community “fire safer.”
        One of the main goals of the council is to reduce fire fuel loads on private properties and along access roads through cooperative efforts between landowners and government agencies.
        The work is accomplished using CDF crews and work crews from the Mount Bullion Youth Conservation Camp.
        The program also tries to assure that house address signs and emergency water supplies are clearly visible.

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    44 years
    ‘Sierra Star’ gets another candle

        Another candle for our birthday cake …
        This edition of the Sierra Star is the first of our 44th year of serving Eastern Madera County as its community newspaper.
        “We promise that the Sierra Star will be an increasingly important instrument in tying together the mountain communities, encouraging growth and giving an identity to an area whose people are deserving of the best.”
        Those words were part of the first edition on November 7, 1957. Through a series of owners, publishers and editors — including still-Oakhurst-residents Jack Gyer and Cleon and Kathy Jones — the effort to live up to those promises remains.
        “We are proud of what we are doing today, just as Jack was when he launched this newspaper and just as Cleon and Kathy were during their stewardship,” says Publisher Betty E. Linn.


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