Workshops for ranchers slated University of California, Cooperative Extension’s Livestock & Natural Resources Advisor for Fresno and Madera Counties, Rebecca Ozeran, is hosting a workshop for local ranchers at McCay Hall in Cathey’s Valley. It will be on Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 1-5:30 p.m., and again at Kearney Ag Research and Extension Center, Parlier, on Thursday, Feb. 22, from 2-6:30 […]

Local sorority continues donating to local causes

Shown, from left, are some of the Delta Nu Iota at a recent social: Rita Warner, Jan Mullen, Marlene Burke, Linda Carter, Ann Shedivy, Donna Lowrimore, Susan Warner and JoAnn Thistle. Submitted photoBeta Sigma Phi, as a worldwide sorority, showcases women’s organizational, philanthropic and social skills at the local as well as global level. There are two chapters in Mariposa […]

Too many shoes is not a blessing


Allison Byerley During Lent many Christians use this period of repentance and self-reflection to practice some sort of spiritual discipline. This year, our church is engaged in a Lenten exercise to “Count Our Blessings.” Each day we consciously count something that most of us take for granted. One day we count the light bulbs in our houses. I have done […]

The wise choice when stranded on an island


Allison ByerleyOne day in a Sunday school class I led, we had a lively discussion about what we do with our old Bibles. You know, the ones with the broken binding and the pages that are falling out? The ones that have been around for years. If it had been any other book, we would have tossed it a long […]

February is heart health month

Hands only CPR classes to be held at John C. Fremont Hospital

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) accounts for approximately 800,000 deaths in the United States, or one out of every three deaths. Among Americans, an average of one person dies from CVD every 40 seconds. Coronary heart disease (CHD) accounts for the majority of CVD deaths, followed by stroke and heart failure. More than 90 million Americans carry a diagnosis of CVD, according […]

Revival meeting set Feb. 16-18

A revival meeting is set for Feb. 16-18 in Cathey’s Valley. The Outside Cover the World International Ministries will be hosting the event at the Circle of Hope Building, 3567 Highway 140 in Cathey’s Valley. The schedule is for revival services to be held Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m., Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. and Feb. 18 at 10 a.m. […]


La Grange breakfast scheduled The annual La Grange Valentine’s Day breakfast is set for Sunday, Feb. 11. It will be at the Odd Fellows Lodge #65, 30018 Yosemite Boulevard. The menu is biscuits and gravy, sausage, ham and cheese omelets and all you can eat pancakes. There will be complimentary coffee and orange juice. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 […]

Lions Club welcomes new members to group

New members of the local Lions Club are, from left, Mark Stevens, Jared Brandauer, Shannon Hansen, Bill Peterson and Heath Harris. Submitted photoThe Mariposa Lions Club welcomed five new members during their recent official new member induction meeting. The new members are Bill Peterson, Heath Harris, Shannon Hansen, Jared Brandauer and Mark Stevens. All new members were sponsored by Wayne […]

Do not pass go … and show your forgiveness


Dave GundersonJesus told the story about a man who owed a king a fortune. The debt was so large that if the man earned an average salary, it would take him 200,000 years to pay off! It was in the same category as if a person owed as much as the U.S. national debt. So the king ordered that this […]

Card of Thanks

The Mariposa County High School Academic Boosters Club, Inc., extends a big “thank you” to everyone who contributed to our year end fundraising campaign! The campaign raised $1,650. These funds will be used to enrich academic experiences for MCHS high school students. Our latest grants to MCHS have included T-shirts for Cross Age physical education students to wear when teaching […]

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