Milestones

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Card of Thanks

The Mariposa County Department of Community Services Senior Firewood distribution season has officially concluded as of March 7. We’ve estimated approximately 844 loads of firewood were distributed in south Mariposa County. I personally would like to take this opportunity to sincerely say, “thank you” to the following entities and individuals for their valuable contribution in making the Firewood Distribution Program […]

Card of Thanks

The family of Darleen Peterson would like to extend a thank you to all who helped out, traveled near and far, called, texted, sent flowers and cards, dropped off a meal, spent time to lend a shoulder to cry on or a memory to share. A special thank you to Ron and Joyce’s Pizza Factory for your generous donation of […]

God, and rice farmer, did not hesitate

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 For many Christians, the heart of the gospel can be summed up in the words of John 3:16: For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. We hear that verse often and may not always appreciate the magnitude of the gift […]


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