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Oakhurst Area Fire Fundraiser
Benefit for all of those that lost their home due to fire in the Oakhurst Area. Starting at 6pm at Queen's Inn By The River on Friday, September 19th. Enjoy local wine from Idle Hour Winery and local beer from South Gate Brewing Company, Inc. with live music from Good Medicine Band from North Fork, CA! $10 suggested donation at the door. 21+ only. Silent auction with items donated by many local area businesses. All proceeds will be donated to the people that lost their home due to fire this summer. more...

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Posted 5 minutes ago

For anyone who was effected by the Courtney Fire my husband Chad Mangold of Mangold Developments would like to offer assistance to anyone in need. He has a dump trailer, chainsaw, and is a local building contractor who can help with anything home related. Please contact him at mangolddevelopments@hotmail.com if you need help ... See MoreSee Less

Posted 5 minutes ago

For anyone who was effected by the Courtney Fire my husband Chad Mangold of Mangold Developments would like to offer assistance to anyone in need. He has a dump trailer, chainsaw, and is a local building contractor who can help with anything home related. Please contact him at mangolddevelopments@hotmail.com if you need help ... See MoreSee Less

Posted 8 hours ago

is road 426 still closed or is it open yet? I havent heard anything for a couple days?? ... See MoreSee Less

Cindy DeVore TanouryClosed a few feet past skyline dr. I tried to get to the Forks that way today and it was only open to fire area residents.7 hours ago   ·  1

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Posted 10 hours ago

we went to the forks tonight for dinner yea it was slow in there but they are giving food to fire victims. fire fighters. and law enforcement, there was a few fire victims in there and a strike team and a couple of paying customers. they are open until i think the 28th so lets show them some support. take your family for a forks burger, go have lunch with a friend,
take your spouse to breakfast.
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Tami Rold-Sanchez, Sarah Johnson and 23 others like this

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Jeff KirbyI am very thankful for what the forks are doing. We had to through all the food away when we came home last night due to the power being out for so long. We called up the forks for a to go order and they said it was on them. I will always be there customer.10 hours ago   ·  12
Krista WashburnWe took the kids up for dinner last night!!10 hours ago   ·  1
Amanda MarrWe're going for lunch tomorrow!10 hours ago   ·  2
Cindy MuehlenbeckWe went tonight too! Yummy🍔They are our family too!9 hours ago   ·  1
David CushingLunch was delicious! Thanks again!9 hours ago   ·  2
Holly UnkownI was there too tonight and it was slow ,but lost of firefighters there. Aww yeah !!!!9 hours ago
Holly UnkownThat looks freaking good !!!9 hours ago
David CushingSlow just means more time to spend talking with your family!9 hours ago   ·  2
Brenda Sampson-BooneTook my granddaughter to an early dinner tonight there for that very reason. Good food, good people.9 hours ago   ·  1
Tracy Marreveryone is probably waiting to go this weekend when profits are matched . I know we have about 8 or more going. But i will go again before they close with just my son.9 hours ago   ·  2
Jacque PrinceIs the Forks on the South shore right by the turn off to 4268 hours ago

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Posted 13 hours ago

If any of the fire victims need help with advice/ guidance on the recovery process, I'm offering my services free of charge. I've handled these types of claims for 18 years. PM me and I will send my contact info. ... See MoreSee Less

Brian A. Gray, Lynette Graham White and 23 others like this

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Terri Worthington PackHow kind. :-)13 hours ago
Jorene MizeYou are aweoms!12 hours ago
Kimberly DoyleGod Bless You12 hours ago
Susanne WaiteNice of you Jerry!12 hours ago
Charles MayesWay to go jerry !!!!12 hours ago
Holly Pullins WatsonThat's so awesome11 hours ago
Dana Fugate-SainzGod Bless You Jerry!! You're awesome!!!10 hours ago

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Posted 13 hours ago

Heritage Day schedule of events:

Friday, Sept. 19

Fresno Flats Historic Village & Park:

5 p.m. - Sandwich, chips and soda ($5)

5 p.m. - Silent Auction opens for bids

5-6:30 p.m. - Vendors, crafts, raffle

5:30-6:30 p.m. - Ice Cream Social

Saturday, Sept. 20

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Vendors, crafts and pioneer demonstrations including gold panning, blacksmithing, printing press, tatting, wood carving, loom weaving, old time broom making, shake making, and basket making.

10-11 a.m. - Heritage Days Parade - School Road (427) and Crane Valley Road (426), ending at Golden Oak Drive. Judges and announcer stand will be placed in front of the Sierra Star.

11 a.m. — Silent auction open for bids

11 a.m. - 2 p.m. — Food booths/beverages, Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis

11 a.m. - 4 p.m. — Fresno Flats gift shop opens

Noon- 2 p.m. — Historic buildings open for guided docent tours

Noon - 3 p.m. — Children's activities, such as candle making and rope making

12:30 - 2 p.m. — Cake walk each half hour

2 p.m. — Parade awards ceremony

4:30 p.m. — Silent auction closes

4 - 5:30 p.m. — Wine and cheese reception in Laramore-Lyman House garden

5:30 p.m. — Salmon or pork ribs barbecue dinner and music by Jean Butterfield

6:30 p.m. — Door prize awarded
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Posted 15 hours ago

Sierra High class reunion

The Sierra High class of 1995 is planning its 20th year reunion. email current contact information to

classof95sierrahs@gmail.com, or call Jami Smith-Rodriguez, (559) 970-2444.
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Posted 15 hours ago

#CourtneyFire -- Sheriff's Office clearing up misinformation that is popping up on some internet sites. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION FROM THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE IS THE MOST ACCURATE AND UPDATED INFORMATION REGARDING ROAD CLOSURES:

Road 426 is closed to non residents between Summit Drive and Road 223. ONLY RESIDENTS with a pass issued by the Madera County Sheriff's office will be allowed entry.
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Posted 15 hours ago

Oakhurst Area Fire Relief Fund

An account has been set up at Yosemite Bank to raise funds for those who lost their homes in the Aug.18 Junction Fire and the Sept. 14 Courtney Fire.

Donations can either be dropped off at the bank, 40061 Highway 49 (adjacent to Raley’s), or mailed to Yosemite Bank, P.O. Box 2060, Oakhurst, Calif. 93644.

A committee is being formed to help distribute funds and currently includes Oakhurst Honorary Mayor Mathew Sands, Sierra Star Publisher Betty Linn and Deb Payne (Queens Inn).

Details: Mathew Sands, (559)426-5591, mds@oakhurstonline.com.
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Posted 16 hours ago

Candidates debate tonight

The Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce will hold candidate debates for Madera County district attorney and sheriff races.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with the debates beginning at 6 p.m., tonight (Thursday), Sept. 18, at the Oakhurst Community Center.

Candidates will be allowed two minutes for opening remarks, asked questions by a panel of reporters, and given a couple of minutes for closing remarks. Written questions will be taken from the floor and will be presented by the moderator after each round of questions from the reporter panel.

Details: (559) 683-7766
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