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Frank Bigelow Named Assistant Republican Leader

SACRAMENTO — Assemblyman Frank Bigelow (R-O’Neals) was named Assistant Republican Leader by Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes. “I’m honored to be named an Assistant Republican Leader for the 2017-2018 legislative session,” says the lifelong local rancher. “The Leadership Team shows the diversity of California and highlights our members’ real-world experience. We look forward to tackling tough issues and working to ...

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Minarets Vs. Yosemite Boys Soccer

By Michael Vaughan — OAKHURST — Minarets boys soccer earned a hard fought 1-0 win at Yosemite on Thursday, Dec. 22. The physical game was knotted 0-0 at halftime with neither team able to capitalize in the final one-third of the field. In the second half, Minarets looked much more threatening. Junior captain Jacob Cullen, also the Mustangs’ Varsity quarterback, broke ...

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Craft Projects At Cause 4 Paws

OAKHURST — Local thrift shop Cause 4 Paws invites the mountain community to attend a craft class on Friday, Dec. 30.  Participants in the class will create two decorative objects to be used at home. The first craft project will be a Puzzle Piece Picture Frame: each person in the class will decorate a plain picture frame with pieces from a jigsaw ...

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Yosemite Mortgage: Your Hometown Lender

OAKHURST — The motto at Yosemite Mortgage is, “your local hometown lender, doing more than others expect,” and the family company has been serving the mountain community with that in mind for decades, building relationships as a top priority. It all began with Roger Schneider, born and raised in Fresno, and a resident of the mountain area since the 1960s. ...

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Minarets Students Gather Warm Clothes For Winter Giving

By Claudia Sanchez and Natasha Lucas — MOUNTAIN AREA — Hope For The Homeless is Senior Legacy Experience (SLE) by Minarets students Claudia Sanchez and Tally Scott, who hope to help many people this holiday season by gathering an assortment of items that will distributed after Christmas. Items sought are warm clothing, including socks and gloves. There are boxes covered in wrapping ...

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Tree Removal Delays Take A Break For Holidays

MOUNTAIN AREA — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) says that one-way traffic control will will cease on State Route 41 north of Oakhurst, as crews get a holiday break during the massive tree removal project taking place in Madera and Mariposa counties. Typically, one-way traffic control takes place each day from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. at various locations along the corridor, with closure zones ...

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Behind The Scenes In Soccer With Oscar Neri

O’NEALS — The Minarets Mustangs boys soccer team took on the Mariposa Grizzlies on Thursday, Dec. 8, with Minarets taking home the win 6-0 in a highly competitive match. I am Oscar Neri, a senior at Minarets high school. This is my first year on varsity. This is my account of the game. As we went into our away game against ...

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Lady Mustangs: Minarets Soccer United

By Samantha Clay and Hannah Flanagan —  MINARETS — The lady Mustangs’ soccer team of Minarets High School is looking very promising this season. Just within our first few weeks of practice and our scrimmage against Firebaugh last month, we have come together and formed a collaborative team. We pulled a glorious victory and a great redemption for last seasons ...

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Free Pre-Apprenticeships Through Yosemite Adult School

OAKHURST — The Yosemite Adult School in cooperation with the State Center Adult Education Consortium are pleased to announce there will be a Pre-Apprenticeship training class in Oakhurst beginning Jan. 17, 2017. This may be a good opportunity to start a career in one of the building trades, such as plumbing and pipe-fitting, electrician, carpentry, sheet metal working, and general labor. ...

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Stars Shining Brightly Together: Vision Academy Of The Arts

MOUNTAIN AREA — For many, this is a season of giving. In the busy days leading up to Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 25, we invite readers to join in celebrating twelve local nonprofits and the people behind them who are making a difference. For our sixth day, we look at Vision Academy of the Arts, Day #6 Vision Academy of the Arts What ...

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