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Student Seeks Help Replacing Stolen Laptop

By Lluvia Moreno, Minarets Correspondent O’NEALS – We’ve all felt that moment of panic when we turn and realize something important is missing from its place, and the terrifying feeling when you’re not sure if you will see your belongings again. Unfortunately sometimes, those items are gone for good. On Thursday, Aug. 13, this nightmare became a reality at Minarets ...

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Local Marines Hold Scholarship Fundraiser

Submitted by Ralph Capone OAKHURST – The community is invited to a special mini-melodrama at Golden Chain Theater to support scholarships for high school seniors on Friday, Sept. 11. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. It’s sponsored by the Marine Corps League Mt. Detachment #1121 in Oakhurst. The mini-melodrama is “Awful Awakenings at Asphalto,” ...

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2015-16 Yosemite FFA Officers

Submitted by Shellee Hance OAKHURST – Yosemite High School junior Courtney Herrera is our 2015-2016 Chapter President and is beginning her third year of FFA. Courtney’s past accomplishments include being the 2014-2015 Chapter Reporter, Star Greenhand, Chapter Farmer, and is slated for regional and sectional offices. Courtney has parcipacted in numerous speaking contests such as Creed and Improv and has ...

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Free Teen Driving Program At Oakhurst CHP

OAKHURST – The Oakhurst Area CHP Office reminds those students and parents who are entering the world of teenage driving, that they will be holding a “Start Smart” presentation at the CHP office conference room on Thursday, Aug. 27, at 6 p.m. Start Smart is a free program designed to provide teens and their parents/guardians with an interactive safe driving ...

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Minarets Mustangs Scrimmage This Friday

O’NEALS – The community is invited to show up and support the Mustangs football team on Friday, Aug. 21, as Minarets High School is having a scrimmage game at North Fork School at 3:15 p.m. — it’s Varsity vs. JV. Supporters want to see the color purple represented throughout the area for the next ten Fridays, as that’s the hue ...

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CHP At Maximum Enforcement As School Starts

MOUNTAIN AREA – With school back in session across the foothills, the Oakhurst Area CHP will be at maximum enforcement this upcoming week of Aug. 17. “Throughout the Oakhurst and Coarsegold areas, we will be strongly enforcing bus safety, speed – with radar trailer deployment, seatbelts, stop signs, crosswalk safety, bicycle safety, student pick up and drop off as well ...

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Yosemite High School Handy Links & Info

Looking for information on Yosemite High School, part of Yosemite Unified School District? Here’s the district calendar and some convenient links for students and parents. Yosemite Unified School District Yosemite High School website YHS on Facebook YHS Forms including meds, school map, enrollment package, student-parent handbook, and athletic package. Staff Directory Course Description Book YHS International Baccalaureate  International Baccalaureate Parent ...

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Free Training For Workers Impacted By Drought

REEDLEY – Reedley College is offering a free class in Irrigation Technical Training that is open to the public. The class is offered to residents in the Fresno, Tulare, Kings or Madera Counties and will provide training to workers, employers and students that are currently unemployed or underemployed as a result of the drought. With the water technology industry needing ...

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Hot Wasuma Nights Saturday

AHWAHNEE – The people who make up the Wasuma PTA have put together a fundraiser for the whole family. It’s Hot Wasuma Nights, scheduled for this Saturday, Aug. 22 at Wasuma Elementary School, located at 45109 Highway 49. The public is invited and entrance to the event is free. Registration for cars is $25. Hot Wasuma Nights is a Hot ...

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Grants For Kids In Eastern Madera County

COARSEGOLD – The Coarsegold Rodeo Association (CRA) wants to let the community know about the availability of grant applications for — donation or funding — open to any local nonprofit youth group, or individual kid. The CRA calls the mini-grants “bump bids,” and young people don’t necessarily have to be affiliated with the rodeo to receive one. “Every year we ...

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