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Open House At Oakhurst Community College

OAKHURST — The Oakhurst Community College Center will hold its annual Community Unity event on campus Tuesday, Apr. 12, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This open house style event brings mountain area vendors, service groups, and colleges together to celebrate the mountain community. There will be free food, music, workshops, and prize drawings. The public and community supporters are ...

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Angie Du Honored At Kiwanis Convention

COARSEGOLD — Hometown girl, Yosemite High grad and now, UCLA student, Angela (Angie) Du was honored with the Distinguished Membership Development and Education Award alongside her fellow officers Dorothy Kenny, Katherine Pham, Jamie Sison, and Lindon Tran at the California-Nevada-Hawaii Circle K International (CKI) District Convention in Los Angeles. Angie was the 2015-2016 Campus Outreach Chair of the CKI chapter at the University ...

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Deadly Outbreak Infographics Donated To Children’s Hospital

Written by Kaitlin Morgan — O’NEALS — Diseases that have been long eradicated by vaccines have been re-emerging for a variety of reasons around the world. As a result, sophomore students enrolled in Miss Morgan’s World History at Minarets High School investigated these reasons as part of their project-based learning about the Industrial Revolution. This knowledge, however, was not kept ...

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O’s Badger Sports Bulletin: Spring Break Week

Written by Yosemite High School Athletic Director Rusty Oetinger — On Tuesday, Mar. 15 the Yosemite boys Golf at Kingsburg defeated Kingsburg in a close match, while the co-ed swim team competed well against Hoover High and had many personal bests. Yosemite boys tennis team is off to a strong start with their victory against Chowchilla at home. Girls Varsity softball ...

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Minarets JV Girls Basketball Season In Review

Written by Greta Ziegler O’NEALS — This year was the first basketball season for the Minarets JV girls team. In 2012-2013, Minarets had a JV team but, due to injuries and lack of interest, the remaining members of the team were moved up to varsity and the JV team was no more. Three years later, Minarets finally got a girls ...

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O’s Badger Sports Bulletin: Teams Traveled During Busy Break

O’s Badger Sports Bulletin, Vol. 1, Issue 5 by Yosemite High School Athletic Director Rusty Oetinger — Even though school wasn’t in session last week, the sports teams were very busy. On Tuesday the Girls Basketball team defeated Kerman, at Kerman. The following night, the Boys Basketball team played an outstanding game and almost stole the win at Kerman, as ...

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Local Child Care Center In Jeopardy Of Closing

OAKHURST — Parents and community members are rallying around a local Head Start program in hope of stalling a newly proposed budget that would result in shutting doors on the child care center, permanently, as of June 1, 2016. The program’s overseer, Community Action Partnership of Madera County (CAP-MC) has a regularly scheduled board meeting set for 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. ...

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Madera County Academic Decathlon Results

COUNTY — In a battle of wits, Yosemite High School released its tight grip on the Madera County Academic Decathlon championship, coming in second and leaving room for Chowchilla High School to triumph for the first time since 1992. Still, Yosemite took home 29 medals, including 9 gold, and tied for first place in the Super Quiz. Six schools competed ...

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Local College Scholarships Available

OAKHURST — The 2016-17 Reedley College Scholarship Application is now open to students who will be attending the Oakhurst Community College Center, Madera Community College Center (MCCC), or Reedley College (RC), or who will be transferring from one of the MOR campuses to a four-year college/university for fall 2016. The application deadline is Sunday, Apr. 3. There will be scholarship ...

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Talents Revealed In YHS Competition

OAKHURST — Students gathered in the Yosemite High School theater on Monday, Feb. 1 for the school’s annual Talent Show, where a total of nine students took the stage in a brave bid for local fame and the chance to advance to the North Sequoia League Talent Show later this month. Demonstrating his abilities on the Yo-yo, Jeff Burt showed ...

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