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Gazette to close Feb. 18 The offices of the Mariposa Gazette will be closed on Monday, Feb. 18 in observance of Presidents’ Day. All of our normal deadlines remain in place with the exception of obituaries, which can be submitted by 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19. The classified advertising deadline remains at noon on Tuesday. All news copy should […]

How is God speaking through art?

PASTOR’S CORNER

Allison ByerleyIn my last church we had a group that would go to movies and then have supper together and talk about how we saw God and our faith in the film. One night we went to see the movie The Finest Hours. In this instance, we were all struck by the water imagery in the movie, which led to […]

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Dance party will raise funds The Mariposa County High School Academic Boosters Club will be holding a Winter Dance Party event on Friday, Feb. 8. It will be held at the Red Bud Room at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. Tickets can be purchased at the Mariposa County Visitor Center, The Alley, Pony Expresso or at the door on the night […]

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St. Patty’s bash scheduled The John C. Fremont Hospital Foundation invites the community to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday, March 16 from 6-10 p.m. at the Mariposa Fairgrounds. This gala bash will include a traditional Irish dinner (with a vegetarian option), dancing, a raffle and auction and no-host bar featuring Irish cocktails, beer and wine. Tickets are $25 for […]

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LaGrange IOOF hosts breakfast The Lafayette Lodge in La Grange invites the public to breakfast on the second Sunday of each month served, from 8 -11 a.m. This month, the breakfast will be on Feb. 10. The menu includes biscuits and gravy, sausage, ham and cheese omelets and all you can eat pancakes, all for $6. Ages 6-12 are $3, […]

Card of Thanks

The Mariposa County Health and Human Services, Community Services Division Senior Firewood distribution season has officially concluded as of Jan.9. We’ve distributed approximately 576 loads of firewood in south Mariposa County. Thank you to the following entities and individuals for their valuable contribution in making the Firewood Distribution Program of 2018-19: • CAL FIRE Mt. Bullion Camp crews for bringing […]

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Genealogy 101 to be topic Jennifer McDonald, past president of the Genealogical Society of Stanislaus County, will be speaking on key beginning genealogy topics such as pedigree charts and family group sheets, and will offer tips and tricks for accurate genealogical research and assistance seeking. The meeting is sponsored by the Merced Genealogical Society and will be held on Saturday, […]

Love even when we disagree

PASTOR’S CORNER

Allison ByerleyEvery January we honor Martin Luther King, Jr, and in memory of Dr. King, I share these words he preached in 1957: “You remember when Abraham Lincoln was running for president of the United States, there was a man who ran all around the country talking about Lincoln. He said a lot of bad things about Lincoln, a lot […]

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Gazette to be closed Jan. 21 The offices of the Mariposa Gazette will be closed on Monday, Jan. 21, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. All deadlines for the newspaper remain the same, including classified advertising, which will be due by noon on Tuesday, Jan. 22. Also, any obituary information can be delivered to the newspaper by 10 […]

Card of Thanks

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 […]


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