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Community Unity At Oakhurst College Campus

OAKHURST – The Oakhurst College Center will hold its annual Community Unity event on campus Thursday, April 30, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This event brings mountain area vendors, service groups, and colleges together to celebrate the foothills community. There will be free food, music, workshops, games, and prize drawings. Every half-hour starting at 12:00 p.m., Lowell Young, ...

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Spring Valley 4-H News

Submitted by Rhett Samper O’NEALS – Spring Valley 4-H Club proudly introduces Matthew Shellar as our January member of the month. Matthew is 11 years old and in 6th grade at Spring Valley Elementary School. This is Matthew’s 3rd year in 4-H. In 2015 he plans on doing rocketry, community service and rabbit projects. He joined 4-H to get experience ...

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Wreaths Across America Senior Legacy Project

O’NEALS – Holidays roll around again and for many the season doesn’t bring up cheerful feelings about sleigh bells and glistening snow. Instead, we can be reminded of family and friends serving in the military who are far away. We may remember those who won’t come home at all, for the worst possible reason. Here’s one possible way to bridge ...

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Minarets Youth Football Championship Tonight

O’NEALS – Don’t miss tonight’s exciting football action as the Minarets Youth Football Team takes on Caruthers at 7:30 p.m. in the Central Valley Youth Football League Championship game. The Minarets Youth Football seniors are undefeated on the season, and tonight they will be defending their perfect record in a bid to win the championship.

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Senior Legacy Is Horse Therapy

O’NEALS – Scores of high school students around the foothills are currently working on their senior projects, known at Minarets as a Senior Legacy Experience (SLE). For their SLE, students on the verge of graduation are tasked to work in an area of personal or professional interest to “develop an educational experience that will impact their campus or community,” according ...

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Back To School Foothill Family Photo Album

We asked readers to send in their photographs depicting local children on their way to the first day of school, which started on Monday, Aug. 18, for many students. Another thing that started that same day was the Junction Fire, now said to have burned hundreds of acres around the Oakhurst area. While emergency responders toil away fighting the flames ...

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Niehoff Moves On With Daniel Ching In Charge

O’NEALS – As the time nears for school to resume, personnel changes are being reported throughout the districts, including some notable new additions and a key departure within Minarets High School. Michael Niehoff has been the principal at Minarets since the school’s inception six years ago. “I have been a secondary educator since 1990, have always worked in project-based, tech-integrated ...

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Mandatory Meeting For YHS Summer School

OAKHURST – Yosemite High School (YHS) Assistant Principal Diane Adney sent out news regarding the school’s summer schedule. “We will be offering English in grades 9 through 11, World History, U.S. History, Algebra 1 or Applied Algebra,” Mrs. Adney said. “Summer school this year will be an independent study format, where teachers and students set up appointment times for the ...

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Caldwell Receives Rotary Honor

OAKHURST – Yosemite High School graduating senior Jacob Caldwell was presented with the Student of the Month Award by Oakhurst Sierra Sunrise Rotary, Caldwell received the award on Tuesday, June 3 in Oakhurst. Pictured here, from left to right, are Sunrise Rotary President Susan Macaulay, Jacob Caldwell, and his theater arts teacher Lars Thorson, who is chair of the Fine ...

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Vans Custom Culture At YHS

Submitted by Quinceia McBean OAKHURST – Artists employ many forms of canvas, and in the case of some students, their canvas is pair of popular kicks. Yosemite High School was selected to compete in a nationwide shoe design contest sponsored by Van sneakers.

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