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Minarets Expansion Includes Solar, Farrowing, Softball

By Samantha Clay and Hannah Flanagan —  O’NEALS — Minarets High School has started expanding again with many new solar panels, a farrowing house at the farm, and a brand new softball field. There are so many different advantages coming from these new additions, we are all very excited for the future of our young school. Minarets High School has ...

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Minarets Key Club: It’s About Giving Back

By Jazmin Neri, Claudia Vazquez, and Marissa Alvarado —  O’NEALS — Minarets Key Club is part of a larger service organization that has supported millions of lives around the world since founded in 1925: Kiwanis. We and other students are part of this high school club, learning lifelong skills and experiences to take with us into the real world. We’re committed ...

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Bree Is Back From Teaching In Thailand

By Bree Lewis — Before recently, I had never been out of the country, not even to Mexico, or even on a plane for that matter. So, when I received an email saying “Volunteer in Thailand this Winter Break for Only 500 Dollars,” it was like winning a fake free cruise on one of those pop-up links: you never actually ...

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Minarets Varsity Boys Soccer In Playoffs

By Shane Hogg — O’NEALS — For the first time in its history, Minarets High School boys varsity soccer team has qualified for playoffs. The game will be at Minarets on Wednesday, Feb. 15 vs. Frazier Mountain at 5 p.m. This year’s team finished the season in second place in the West Sequoia League, the highest finish in its history. The ...

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Letter To The Editor: Why I’m Voting No On Measure L

To the Editor: 13 Reasons why I’m voting “No” on Measure L, the Safety Tax 1. The County continues to pursue an OHV park for a special interest group that wants to drive fast on dirt. Estimated cost to taxpayers for getting the park operational: $1.2 Million. Approximate additional cost to tax payers if park does not meet the operating ...

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Minarets Soccer On A Roll

Written by Minarets students — O’NEALS — The current Minarets soccer team is now the winningest team in Minarets High School history. Sitting at 7-9-1 overall (wins, losses, ties) the varsity boys have hopes to make the playoffs this year. A major part of this success is owed to the great chemistry between the boys. On the field they operate ...

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Valentine’s Day Dinner At Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — Want to celebrate Valentine’s Day at Ducey’s on the Lake? Whether local or from out-of-town, patrons may enjoy a special four course dinner prepared by the Executive Chef Johnathan Frabotta. Dinner on Tuesday, Feb. 14 includes appetizer, starter, choice of entree and dessert. Prices vary depending on the entree selection, ranging from $55-$68. Reservations are requested for dinner by ...

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Is It Safe To Rinse Sinuses With A Neti Pot?

Little teapots with long spouts have become a fixture in many homes to flush out clogged nasal passages and help people breathe easier. Along with other nasal irrigation systems, these devices — commonly called neti pots — use a saline, or saltwater, solution to treat congested sinuses, colds and allergies. They’re also used to moisten nasal passages exposed to dry ...

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Letter to the Editor: No On Measure L

To the Editor: Commonly, under the PERS (Public Employee Retirement System), through a payroll deduction, employee’s pay 100% or less of the contribution required, and the employer (the taxpayers) may pay a share or percentage of the contribution required. Pursuant to Madera County Resolution 2016-257, Dated August 20, 2016, Madera County taxpayers will pay the full amount of the contribution ...

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Spend “An Evening In Paris” To Benefit AAUW

Submitted by Cindy Harp — MARIPOSA — Vive la France! Bid Bon Voyage to everyday life and spend “An Evening in Paris” at the French-themed fundraiser hosted by the Mariposa representatives of the American Association of University women (AAUW). The event is slated for Saturday, Feb. 11 from 4-7 p.m. at the Mariposa Fairgrounds. Patrons will stroll through a Parisian marketplace on their ...

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