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Card of Thanks

The Mariposa Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team’s 8th annual fundraising dinner, held on March 31, 2018 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds, was a sold out success. Mariposa Sheriff’s Office Captain Chris Ramirez and local restaurant owner Steve Knauff were honored with commemorative plaques for their vital contributions to the Search and Rescue Team’s continued success. Ramirez has 27 years of […]

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Bingo fun for all at Senior Center Anyone over 18 is invited to Golden Agers Bingo at the Senior Center on Spriggs Lane in Mariposa, held on the first Friday of each month. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games start at 6. There are pull tabs and big pots. Food and coffee are available. All proceeds from the games […]

How Wade Boggs changed a heckler — and his attitude

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Allison ByerleyMajor League Baseball season has begun! I am a tried and true Astros fan, and after years of suffering, I finally have something to celebrate as the Astros begin the season as the defending World Series champs and a team considered to be the best in baseball. There are 162 games to be played, and most preseason predictions don’t […]

Card of Thanks

“May the dreams you hold dearest be those which come true. And the kindness you spread keep returning to you.” An Irish Blessing is wished for all who attended and contributed to the St. Patrick’s Day Party fundraiser on March 17 by John C. Fremont Hospital Foundation. There was good food, good music by Cottonwood Creek and a fun and […]

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Garden Club holding luncheon The Le Grand Garden Club will be hosting its annual spring luncheon on April 25. It will be held at Bright’s Party Barn, located at 16120 Buchanan Hollow Road in Le Grand. It will start with a 10 a.m. vendor faire followed by an 11 a.m. luncheon. At 12:30 p.m. floral designs by Trish Mattos will […]

Sunday is coming. Where will you be?

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Allison ByerleyThis is the holiest week of the year for Christians, the week of Jesus’ passion, death and resurrection. On Thursday and Friday, Christians around the world will gather to remember and reenact his last days on earth through the sacrament of communion and in Good Friday services that recount his journey to the cross. Many churches in Mariposa will […]

Storytelling event was big success: organizers

 A storytelling event held in Mariposa recently was deemed a success by organizers. “I am really pleased there is still a Storytelling Festival in Mariposa,” said one attendee at St. Joseph’s Hall on Saturday night, March 10. Three professional storytellers entertained a crowd of listeners at this year’s festival. Anne Rutherford and Norm Brecke from Portland, Ore., joined local teller, […]

Ward, Foley united in marriage on March 18

Shown are Jim Foley and Judy Ward, along with Pastor Sharon Amundson. Submitted photoJudy Ward and Jim Foley were united in marriage March 18, 2018 at the Mariposa Lutheran Church with Pastor Sharon Amundson officiating. Judy is the daughter of Roberta and the late Les Phillips and resided in Mariposa. She was born in Yosemite National Park and graduated from […]

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Changes made to Taste of Mariposa The Mariposa Butterfly Festival will kick off its celebration with its annual Taste of Mariposa. It is April 14 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Another change this year is it will be a barbecue dinner. Local restaurants will still provide hors d’oeuvres and desserts for the dinner. There will […]

Growth takes patience

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Dave GundersonDoes spiritual growth, growth as a person, come quickly or does it take time? Is it dramatic or subtle? Like science, can it be understood, or is it mysterious? Jesus illustrated spiritual growth with two short stories. He told the story about a mustard seed, the smallest seed a farmer would plant in his garden. Though small, it rapidly […]


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