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Alliance operating normally, impacts possible

By ohtadmin | January 17, 2019

As the partial government shutdown drags on nationwide, the local impacts are being felt, though some remain uncertain. Such is the case for the Alliance for Community Transformations, the local group which provides shelters for victims of abuse among many other services. “Nobody is very clear,” said Alison Tudor, executive director of Alliance. At this point in time, Tudor said […]

Acker-James again on pace for historic season

By ohtadmin | January 17, 2019

Once again, the leading scorer for the MCHS boys basketball team this season is Devon Acker-James (13). The senior set the all-time single season scoring record for MCHS last season and is scoring at high levels once again this season. Photo by Matt JohnsonJust when you thought Devon Acker James couldn’t get much better after last season, he goes and […]

Impacted federal workers can get unemployment benefits

By ohtadmin | January 17, 2019

Federal workers impacted by the government shutdown can apply for unemployment benefits in California. That was the announcement made last week by the California Employment Development Department (EDD). Unemployment insurance benefits will be made available to workers in the state who have been furloughed or are required to work without pay because of the shutdown. To access the funds, workers […]

Homeless count locations announced around county

By ohtadmin | January 17, 2019

Mariposa County officials will be conducting a homeless survey on Jan. 23. This will provide the county with an accurate count of homeless or unstably housed individuals and families. That will then enable officials to develop a community wide plan to eradicate homelessness. The count will be conducted by volunteers and will occur at various checkpoints, which include: • Mother […]

Girls softball sign-ups slated for next two weekends

By ohtadmin | January 17, 2019

It might be hard to believe, but it’s that time of year again. It’s time to sign up for Mariposa Girls Softball. Softball sign-ups will be held on the following days: • Saturday, Jan. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. • Saturday, Jan. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Both sign-up sessions will be held at Happy Burger, […]

Talk about suffering down here below

By ohtadmin | January 17, 2019

Wynter Sturtevant IIII feel that many who say they suffer water down the very idea of suffering. Suffering is very real. Many go through things that I can’t even imagine and they might seek the counsel of godly people during these times. Instead of comfort being given though, some are given just straight up law with no gospel. They might […]

CalFresh benefits may post to accounts early

By ohtadmin | January 17, 2019

The federal government shutdown has led to uncertainty on many fronts in the United States, including CalFresh, sometimes referred to as SNAP. CalFresh is for people with low incomes who meet federal income eligibility rules and want to add to their budget to put healthy and nutritious food on the table. According to county officials, 1,854 community members in Mariposa […]

KEEPING TRACK

By ohtadmin | January 17, 2019

 A grant received by the county will bring an electronic scoreboard to the Woodland ballfield. The grant of $5,000 was awarded to county officials from Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E). PG&E invited Mariposa County months ago to submit a grant application and the county was recently awarded the funds. The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to accept the […]

Card of Thanks

By ohtadmin | January 17, 2019

I would like to extend my thanks for the overwhelming attendance at my birthday party on Dec. 28 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. Friends, family, elders and community members made this day truly special. Extra appreciation goes to the Tucker family, cooks, kitchen helpers, people who helped set up and the fairgrounds employees. William “Bill” Tucker … An online subscription […]

Soccer boys keep the pace with league-leading Le Grand, tie 2-2

By ohtadmin | January 17, 2019

MCHS soccer coach Miguel Ramirez (center) has his team reaching new heights this season. Photo by Matt JohnsonIf there’s one thing sports fans hate, it’s a competition that ends in a tie. But ties are allowed in soccer, and Mariposa County High School boys soccer coach Miguel Ramirez, couldn’t have been more excited to end Friday’s game tied with the […]