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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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Up-Cycled Art Hop

Submitted by Jill Gamble O’NEALS – Join the Minarets art club as we present the 3rd annual Up-Cycled Art Hop on Thursday, Feb. 4 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. This year our theme is a life sized Candy Land board game that you can walk through. There is a $5 admission which includes food and beverages, along with the opportunity ...

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Successful Soroptimist Career Support For Girls

Submitted by Nikki Van Velson OAKHURST — Soroptimist International of the Sierras hosted the first Career Support day for girls on Saturday, Jan. 23. The all-day conference Dream It – Be It included several speakers on topics such as self-esteem, exploring careers, turning failure into success, rising above obstacles, balancing your stress, being mentors, and putting dreams into action. In ...

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O’s Badger Sports Bulletin: Rocks And Rain

O’s Badger Sports Bulletin, Vol. 1, Issue 2, by Yosemite High School Athletic Director Rusty Oetinger This past week, our Yosemite Badgers not only dealt with their opponents, but also the elements, as well. Early in the week, on Tuesday, Jan. 19, the lady Badgers soccer team had a game canceled at Liberty High School because of the rain. The ...

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O’s Badger Sports Bulletin: Rivalry In Full Swing

By Yosemite High School Athletic Director Rusty Oetinger This week the YHS Basketball and Soccer teams took on their closest rivals. In the past, the Sierra rivalry has been a storied one with a lot of rich history, but this generation of Badgers are writing a new chapter with their Minarets rivalry. As well as playing our rivals, the Girls Soccer ...

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Frank Verduzco Memorial Scholarships Available

MOUNTAIN AREA — In memory and honor of the life of Frank Verduzco, a scholarship fund has been established in his name by the North Fork Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. Frank Verduzco was just 64 years old when he passed away on Sept. 23, 2015, and the scholarship fund is in support of those students going on to a career ...

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The Future Of Oakhurst College

OAKHURST – More than twenty years after local activists fought hard to support the passing of legislation that would guarantee the expansion of higher education in Oakhurst, a new struggle for the town’s share of a facilities bond proposed by the State Center Community College District (SCCCD) is now heating up. At stake is Oakhurst’s piece of a potential $485 ...

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Twins’ Christmas Carnival For EMC SPCA

Submitted by Samantha Grant O’NEALS — My twin sister Hallie and I are throwing the first-ever carnival at Minarets High School, a  Christmas Carnival for our Senior Legacy Project. We wanted to plan an event that would incorporate what we love and decided to raise money for the Eastern Madera County SPCA (EMC SPCA). We have two dogs, Ryder and ...

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