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Who Has The Best Pizza In Oakhurst?

Vote Early And Often With Kiwanis This Sunday! OAKHURST – It’s a question that’s oft debated, on soccer fields and in living rooms, after school and before dinner, and sometimes late at night: who sells the best pizza in town? Local Kiwanis have taken that query to heart and invite the public to the first of what will be an ...

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Learn About Another Culture – Host A Foreign Exchange Student

ST. PAUL, MINN. – U.S. representatives of an international student exchange network are seeking qualified for local families willing to host young people from overseas, for a period of 5 to10 months, beginning in the fall. Applications for hosting are available now through Nacel Open Door, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to international understanding and language education. Nacel Open Door ...

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Want Better Health? Try Returning To Basics

OAKHURST – It seems like you can’t turn on the news these days without a barrage of information about this year’s incarnation of the influenza virus, or its tailor-made nemesis, the flu vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia recommends that all people get flu shots, especially those who are more vulnerable to its effects: the very ...

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Piercings, Tats, and Teens: Notes from the Field

“Mom, I’ve got a surprise for you! “ When your kids are little, those words can warm your heart. By teenage years, that same phrase can freeze your blood, as your seemingly innocent son finally reveals his tongue piercing while your sweet collegiate daughter shows off her tatted hip.

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'Goodnight Argent' Rocks The Gym At YHS

OAKHURST – It was a good afternoon at Yosemite High School, when award-winning Pop/Rock band Goodnight Argent performed a solid set in the gym. YHS was just one stop of many on the group’s High School Homecoming tour, sponsored by entertainment television channel axs.tv (pronounced “access).

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Locals Discount For Chefs' Holidays At Historic Ahwahnee Hotel

YOSEMITE – World-renowned chefs will once grace the grills and ovens of the historic Ahwahnee Hotel for Chefs’ Holidays, a celebration of all things culinary, held each year in January and February. Chefs’ Holidays include cooking demonstrations, tastings, and behind-the-scenes kitchen tours. As of today, local residents are being offered a special rate for certain Chefs’ Holidays Sessions. Delaware North ...

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Yosemite High School Student Nominated to Air Force Academy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) announced the 2012 service academy nominees from California’s 19th Congressional District; one of those nominated is a Yosemite High School (YHS) student. David R. Nobles, of Oakhurst, was nominated by Rep. Denham to the U.S. Air Force Academy in December. Nobles is a senior at YHS.

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Yosemite District Student Receives Sunrise Rotary Award

OAKHURST – A student enrolled last year at Campbell Community Day High School was designated Student of the Month by the Sierra Sunrise Rotary Club, due to his outstanding achievement during the course of the 1st semester of the 2012-13 year. Instructor Brandon Brokaw says Joe De Paz studied at alternative site Campbell last semester. “He did the work to ...

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Yosemite High Student Writes, Directs Melodrama

OAKHURST – J.R. Romero is a triple-threat. The Yosemite High School senior has been an actor at the iconic Golden Chain Theatre for 3 years, and now, Romero has written and will direct his own melodrama, with proceeds set to benefit the theater. Production of “Don’t Hiss Me Off,” written by Romero as his YHS Senior Project, is slated for ...

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