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What It's Like To Be A Badger

Hello, readers! I’m a sophomore at lovely Yosemite High School (YHS) and a couple of days ago, someone asked me what it was like to “be a ‘Badger.'” I honestly didn’t know how to respond, since no one has asked me this before. So, I sat down and thought to myself, “What is it really like being a Yosemite Badger?” ...

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Kids Get Excited About Science – And Pizza!

Free Hands-on Science Club For Middle School Students Starts Tuesday in OAKHURST – Bass Lake Unified School District students in grades 6-8 once again have the chance to attend Yosemite Science Club, a free after-school project-based program at Oak Creek Intermediate (OCI) School, beginning Tuesday, Feb. 5 from 3 – 4:40 p.m., in the OCI science lab. The 12-week program ...

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Minarets Offers Vocational Training at Water-School

O’NEALS – In his book, “The Great Thirst: Californians and Water,” historian Norris Hundley Jr. said the Golden State has the “largest, most productive and most controversial water system” in the world, mostly referring to its scarcity and practices of distribution. The California water industry provides drinking water and wastewater to residential, commercial and industrial sectors amounting to about 30 ...

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"Grand Night For The Arts" At Golden Chain Theatre

OAKHURST – Organizers behind one of the area’s most visible and valuable nonprofits invite you to attend Vision Academy’s Grand Night for the Arts, an evening of entertainment and fine art held this year on Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Golden Chain Theater. A “taste of the foothills” will be available in the form of delectable finger foods, appetizers and ...

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Great Alternative To Football For Green Thumbs On Sunday

OAKHURST – The Superbowl is Sunday but for tillers of soil, Sunday’s nearly balmy temperatures, expected to be in the mid-sixties, it’s an opportunity to get outside and do some winter gardening. True Value Home Center is offering a free Winter Sowing and Preparing New Garden Beds Workshop, in the garden department, Sunday, Feb. 3, starting at 1 p.m.

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Hillyards Lock The Doors At The 'Ol Kettle For The Last Time

OAKHURST – It was a poignant but exciting day for Bob and Ruth Hillyard at the ‘Ol Kettle Restaurant in Oakhurst today. Old friends and loyal customers gathered to say goodbye to what has been a mainstay of the community for almost 30 years. Bob and Ruth have run this family business since 1985 when they opened the Kettle at ...

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Rotary Crab Feed Features Major Raffle Prizes

OAKHURST – History tells us ancient comic playwright Aristophanes said, “You cannot teach a crab to walk straight.” While that may still be so, nothing can stop hoards of hungry mountain folk from walking straight over to the Oakhurst Sierra Rotary’s 27th Annual Crab Feed, on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 6 p.m.

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Talent Show At North Fork School – Support The Arts!

NORTH FORK – Students, teacher and parents are busy at the North Fork School this week, in preparation for a Talent Show this Friday, Feb. 1, raising funds to keep music and drama alive in their school. Robyn Flory, Fine Arts Specialist at the school for over 20 years, says it will be an evening of many surprises. “The acts ...

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YHS Lady Badgers Basketball

OAKHURST –The fierce Lady Badgers basketball teams tore through the Washington Union Panthers on Wednesday, Jan. 23, during home games played at Yosemite High School (YHS). Girls’ Junior Varsity basketball (pictured) took a win of 56-14, followed by a second serving of Badger spirit when Varsity girls beat Washington Union 64-18.

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Pop's Family Restaurant Opens In Old Crab Cakes Location

OAKHURST – All-American food, home made soups and a friendly family atmosphere will be the order of the day at Pop’s Family Restaurant, which is moving from Bootjack to the old Crab Cakes location in Oakhurst. Owners Pete and Ena Zohos have operated Pop’s Sportsman Cafe in the Woodland area near Bootjack on Highway 49, for the past five years, ...

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