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Challenger Wins In Bass Lake School Board Race

BASS LAKE — Julie Greenwood has defeated incumbent Ron Bucheger for a seat on the Bass Lake Unified School District Board of Trustees for Area 3. Greenwood garnered 619 votes to Bucheger’s 297. Before the election, Greenwood shared with SNO that her time in classrooms has provided an insight into what a day in the life of a teacher is ...

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IRS Warns of Back-to-School Scam

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today warned taxpayers against telephone scammers targeting students and parents during the back-to-school season and demanding payments for non-existent taxes, such as the “Federal Student Tax.” People should be on the lookout for IRS impersonators calling students and demanding that they wire money immediately to pay a fake “federal student tax.” If the person ...

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Hard Work Pays Off For Minarets Volleyball Players

O’NEALS — Hard work pays off, says Minarets Varsity Volleyball coach Jessica Carter, after Varsity Volleyball Captain and Pacific Premier Volleyball Club member Carlee Boomer was selected to compete at the Junior Olympics in Indianapolis in June. With several players unable to attend, younger Minarets Varisty players Julie Castleman and Mia Corippo were pulled up to the 18s division team ...

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Mountain Head Starters Take On Dads In T-Ball

NORTH FORK — Mountain Head Start in North Fork held its second annual Dad’s Day on Thursday, Apr. 28. Everyone had a great time as dads, grandpas, uncles, older brothers, family and friends joined in with the children for a game of T-ball. Adults helped with coaching, fielding, and a lot of cheerleading. Afterwards, those in attendance enjoyed lunch with ...

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Minarets FFA Wins State Championship

O’NEALS — Minarets FFA Advanced Parliamentary Procedure team won the state championship this year, with Christian Low as outstanding chairman, Sienna Pillsbury outstanding secretary, and Shyann Mattes outstanding chair #2. Congratulations to this champion team who will be representing California at the National Finals in October. The Minarets Future Farmers of America (FFA) Chapter officially received its charter in the fall of ...

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Mason Ellis Named MVP Of West Sequoia League

Written by Michael Vaughan —  O’NEALS — Minarets’ very own Mason Ellis was recently named CIF Central Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the West Sequoia League for basketball and was also selected for the Fresno Bee’s All-Star team. Mason is an amazing athlete, who is also on academic honor roll, is member of FFA and a part of leadership in FCA. Congratulations, ...

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Forest Service Makes Earth Day Real For Kindergartners

NORTH FORK — Kindergartners at the North Fork School got to have fun outside and play in the dirt while doing their part on Earth Day to replenish some of the many trees lost to drought and beetles around their campus. On Friday, Apr. 22, Mike Nolen, Forester on the Bass Lake Ranger District of the Sierra National Forest, and ...

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Minarets In Pacific Grove Music Fest

Written by Bethany Morgan and Greta Ziegler — O’NEALS — The Pacific Grove Good Old Days Festival and Parade was held Saturday and Sunday, Apr. 9 – 10 in Pacific Grove, California. This year, the Good Old Days Festival was attended by more than 20,000 people! There were many events that took place at the festival, such as performances by ...

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Traveling Storytelling Show At Grace Community

NORTH FORK — There’s nothing quite like a good storyteller, and this is your opportunity to experience three of the best, all in one show. Grace Community Church is hosting The Traveling Storytelling Show on Sunday, May 1, at 4 p.m, featuring Norm Brecke, Anne Rutherford, and comedic Duo “The Oregon Tellers.” This show is a fundraiser for the Destination ...

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Youth Cheer Sign-Ups Coming Soon

OAKHURST — Yosemite Badger Youth Cheer for grades K-8 is open now for registration. The team practices stunting, dance, gymnastics and conditioning in an atmosphere that promotes teamwork and commitment. Student athletes of all skill levels in grades K-8 are welcome to join the cheer program, say organizers. Mandatory try-outs will be held to determine the placement of each individual, ...

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