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Mountain Kids Hit The Beach

CATALINA — More than 50 willing and eligible 8th grade students from Oak Creek Intermediate (OCI) embarked on a special experience last month to mark their promotion from middle to high school. Eager classmates along with two experienced teachers and seven patient parent chaperones, sailed 26 miles off the coast of southern California to Catalina Island for a three day ...

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Wasuma Elementary Wraps Up A Great Year

Written by Jason Mercier AHWAHNEE — Another fantastic school year has come to an end for Wasuma students and staff. The end of the year was abuzz with many activities and field trips. A few of the primary classes visited the zoo, 4th grade went to the Fresno Flats, the sixth grade class attended the Green Meadows Outdoor School for ...

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Big Fish, Big Smiles, Small Town Life

COARSEGOLD – You get up, you go to work. Pay some bills, maybe have not such a great day, but you get the job done and you’re ready to do it again tomorrow. You hop in the truck, grabbing your poles and pick your daughter up from dance class. Turns out, your day is about to get better. That’s how ...

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Minarets Mustangs Wild Wonderful Year

O’NEALS – According to one of the main tenets of the school’s philosophy, Minarets students “will possess 21st century workplaces skills: creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration.” That philosophy was in evidence throughout the academic year 2012-13 at Minarets High School and Minarets Charter School, particularly during the last weeks leading up to graduation, as students performed yeoman’s work together, ...

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Helping One Dozen Women: H.O.W. Marks Milestone

OAKHURST – Organizers behind the mountain chapter of Helping One Woman (H.O.W.) are honored to be marking one year in operation, as the group gathers for the 12th time in as many months. H.O.W. meets at the Queen’s Inn this Wednesday, June 19, at 6 p.m. in support of Linda Jeffries, who is grieving her husband after he sustained a ...

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Summer Tennis Camp For Kids

OAKHURST – Some say “love means nothing to a tennis player,” and here’s a chance for young people to find out whether or not that’s true. Summer Tennis Camp at Yosemite High School (YHS) is open to boys and girls ages 9-18. It’s an affordable 4 week program organized by a pro with over 20 years experience teaching tennis while ...

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Yosemite High School Graduation 2013

OAKHURST – After years of striving toward the goal of graduation, 152 students in the Yosemite High School Class of 2013 reveled in their commencement Friday night, June 7. The program began at 7:30 p.m. with a processional accompanied by the YHS band and Color Guard. Jubilant students were welcomed by Class President Kayla Davis followed by YHS Principal Edward ...

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Oakhurst Library Opens New Doors

OAKHURST – Friends of the Oakhurst Branch Library (FOBL) invite the community to visit for a Completion Celebration on Wednesday, June 12, at 4 p.m. The reception marks the opening of the library following an expansion which began last fall.

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Children's Museum Events For Everyone

OAKHURST – The Children’s Museum of the Sierra (CMOS) has some terrific plans lined up for the summer, as part of the race for honorary mayor. The community is invited to start at a free Chamber of Commerce mixer at the Museum on Tuesday, June 11, at 5 p.m. and follow up with a Carnival and Open House on Saturday, ...

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Kurtis For Mayor Plans Post-Spring Cleaning Sale

OAKHURST – Forces behind the Kurtis For Mayor campaign are joining together for a massive rummage sale and “Post-Spring Cleaning Event,” set for June 15, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club (BGC). Kurtis Foster is a Yosemite High School graduate who is running for honorary mayor of Oakhurst on behalf of the BGC. Foster is ...

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