The Dinkey Collaborative has scheduled an open house from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 19, at the Central Sierra Historical Society and Museum, 42642 Tollhouse Road, Shaver Lake.
The public is invited to the 25th anniversary worship service of Valley West Christian Center, set to begin at 10 a.m. Sunday.
The church is at 101 W. Adell St.
Three young dogs have been abandoned over the past few weeks at the Madera County Animal Shelter with chemical burns on their backs, and shelter personnel believe the burns may have been caused by a home fle
The Madera Coyote girls volleyball team showed some fight in their first game at home since winning the Division II Valley Championship last season.
Whether it was winning by a large margin or finishing strong in a close battle, the Madera South boys and girls water polo teams were both successful in their 2012 debuts.
Former Madera Coyote girls volleyball standout Katherine Grow earned All-Tournament honors for the UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs last week.
The weather news is that a minor El Nino event in the South Pacific this year may mean more rain for the Central Valley over the rain season, which began July 1 and will run through June 30.