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Oddfellows host catfish dinner On Saturday, July 28, the Lafayette Lodge #65 Odd Fellows will host the 11th Annual Catfish Dinner, from 3-7 p.m. at the La Grange Odd Fellows Hall. Pre-sale tickets are available at the breakfast or by calling (209) 916-5086. The IOOF Hall is located off Highway 132, just east of the intersection of Highway J-59. For […]

Focus on what’s important

PASTOR’S CORNER

Allison ByerleyAh, summer has arrived! And I love getting in the pool or visiting the water park to cool off. It can be difficult to find others to join me though. A lot of women say the same thing. “Oh, you don’t want to see me in a bathing suit!” Honestly, once we are in the water, we can’t see […]

Card of Thanks

The Four Seasons Dinner fundraiser had a great turnout. Thank you to all who attended, with special thanks to many who contributed to the event. To Lise’ Taylor for singing the National Anthem, Doris Taylor for the prayer and Daniel Wilson for emceeing. To the table judges Phyllis Linnebur, Dee Carr and Marg Jordan. Kevin Borba for barbequing the great […]

Card of Thanks

The “Cousin Jack Birthday Party” was a huge success again this year. Attendees at this annual community party, held July 1 this year, were treated to music by local performers, a delicious Mexican dinner by Sal’s, and the free raffle. Music was provided by Bill DeWitt and friends, and by Cousin Jack’s kids, Cheryl Franklin on flute and, this year, […]

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4-H appreciation dinner slated The Mariposa County 4-H Council will be having a Swim and BBQ Tri-Tip Appreciation Dinner on Sunday, July 15 at the Mariposa County Park from 5-8 p.m. Everyone who is a current 4-H member, 4-H alumni, or who has helped the 4-H program over the years (including donors, sponsors and auction buyers) are invited to come […]

Relationships crucial to true freedom, we must admit need

PASTOR’S CORNER

Allison ByerleyThis week, we celebrated another Independence Day. It is not exaggerating to say that we Americans value independence as highly or more than many other virtues. Benjamin Franklin famously wanted our national flag to bear the motto “Don’t Tread on Me” above a coiled snake. (I confess that I am glad the Stars and Stripes prevailed.) What do we […]

IN BRIEF …

Adult ed summer hours listed The Adult Diploma Class summer hours will be by appointment only for the summer session. Students can contact Debbie at 742-0362 to schedule an appointment. Fall enrollement information is also available at this number. Happy Birthday Cousin Jack! The 14th annual Cousin Jack Birthday Party will be held on July 1 at the Mariposa Art […]

Card of Thanks

I would like to thank everyone who voted in the June 5 primary election. Voter turnout is notoriously poor in primary elections and especially in non-presidential years. You are all part of a very select group. I would like to thank the 1,400+ who voted for me for Assessor-Recorder. Your support in the face of long odds was greatly appreciated. […]

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Black Oak Casino field trip set The community is invited to participate in a bus trip to the Black Oak Casino and Resort in Tuolumne this July. On July 11, the bus will leave at 8 a.m. from the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. The cost is $20 (non-refundable) with rebates of a $5 meal coupon and $10 in e-cash. Bowling is […]

Confirmation or direction?

PASTOR’S CORNER

Dave GundersonI noticed an interesting sign in a gift shop in Morro Bay which read: “If you are looking for a sign from God — this is it!” I wish I had bought that sign, but I didn’t. Since then, the gift shop has gone out of business. He who hesitates, loses out. In the Bible, King Saul was given […]


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