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Veterans Tell Their Stories To Minarets Students

O’NEALS – For the third time in as many years the Sophomore Honors History Class at Minarets High School honored local veterans with a dinner and a day of personal interviews, learning from the life experience of those who serve. The special Veterans Day Dinner Project, held this year on Nov. 12, was the brainchild of then World and U.S. ...

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Peaceful Thanksgiving At ECCO Oakhurst

OAKHURST – Evergreen Conference Center Oakhurst (ECCO) invites locals and visitors alike to their annual Thanksgiving Banquet on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, with appetizers starting at 12:15 p.m. and dinner scheduled for 1 p.m. on what will likely be a beautiful fall afternoon. To extend the pleasure, excellent overnight options are available, as well.

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November HOW Recipient Honored At El Cid

OAKHURST — Women in the mountains will gather on Wednesday, Nov. 20 for this month’s meeting of Helping One Woman (HOW). The location for the dinner is once again El Cid Mexican Cuisine. The evening starts at 6 p.m. and the honoree is Cheryl Liston of Ahwahnee, who broke her back in a car accident last June. Friends and other ...

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Middle School Madness Saturday Night

OAKHURST – Saturday, Nov. 16 all area Junior High students are invited to attend Middle School Madness, a fun-filled party at a gymnastics studio, hosted by five Yosemite High students who are raising funds for a trip to Europe next year. Middle School Madness goes from 7 – 11 p.m. at Gymnastics By Diane located at 40879 Hwy. 41.

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Mompreneurs: Cheryce’s Creations

Written by YHS sophomore Narayan Black OAKHURST – Many people know Cheryce Chartier from her years of working at Pak and Page and Creative Hands. Few people know that she is also a skilled Mompreneur: a dedicated mom who is also busy building her own niche in business. She has been working her crafts for five years now and sells ...

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All Smiles Following Free Dental Day

COARSEGOLD — Kids played toss while waiting patiently outside the offices of Coarsegold Dental on Saturday, Nov. 9. Inside, the entire practice was buzzing with activity. For a second year in a row, the team of doctors Kendall, Geyer and Francom, with their colleagues, offered free dental care to the community. In a busy day of donated dentistry, the practice ...

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Coarsegold Miner's Grill Honors Veterans

COARSEGOLD — The Coarsegold Miner’s Grill is getting ready for an unbeatable event on Monday, Nov. 11, in honor of Veterans Day. The crowd-pleasing diner is preparing to serve free breakfast, lunch or dinner to any American veteran of war and anyone currently serving. The grill will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Chukchansi Awards Grants To Local Organizations

MADERA COUNTY – The Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians announced nearly $1 million in community grants for 2013 on Tuesday, Nov. 5, during the regular meeting of the Madera County Board of Supervisors. Tribal Council Chairwoman Nancy Ayala announced the 30 grants before the board, awarding funds to 28 different organizations, many in the mountain area. This is the seventh ...

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Oakhurst Lodge Set to Reopen Tout Suite

OAKHURST — Charred remains of the old lodge sat in ruins all last summer, and many wondered why, while others drove past without even glancing over at the once-booming business. That’s all changing now, as the Oakhurst Lodge is being renovated and the rooms engulfed in flames last spring are undergoing demolition and clean-up. The place is set to open ...

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Minarets Film Project Documents Veterans

O’NEALS – Veterans Day is Monday, Nov. 11 and most schools are closed in honor of the holiday. The next day, on Tuesday, Nov. 12, all veterans are invited to Minarets High School as students host their third annual Veterans Celebration and dinner at 6 p.m. in the gym. Dinner will be preceeded by recorded interviews with veterans throughout the ...

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