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Coarsegold School Salute To The Troops

Submitted by Melinda Gresham COARSEGOLD – All veterans, active service members, and their families are invited to attend Coarsegold School’s 5th Annual Veterans’ Day Salute to the Troops. It’s set for Thursday, Nov. 5 at 9 a.m. and runs again at 6 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Coarsegold School. The community is also invited to attend this spirited salute. ...

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1st Place For Badger Band & Color Guard

OAKHURST – Members and families of the YHS Badger Band and Color Guard are celebrating today after students participated in the 51st Annual Selma Rotary Marching Band Festival. On Saturday, Oct.31, Badgers won 1st Place, Band, in Division 2A for the parade performance. According to band parent Virginia, mom of Thomas Lazar, “percussion was awarded the most points in their ...

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Señor Browning Recibe Premio A La Excelencia

MADERA COUNTY – Longtime Yosemite High School teacher Steve Browning was recently presented with an Excellence in Education Award naming him Teacher of the Year for Madera County, according to the County Office of Education. Also known as Señor Browning, the gifted and beloved educator teaches Spanish at YHS. “The selection of Senor Browning as Madera County’s Teacher of the ...

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Wawona Celebrity Golf Benefits School

Submitted by Yosemite Wawona Charter School YOSEMITE – The community is invited to attend the 12th Annual Wawona School Celebrity Scramble Golf Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 19. The event is a benefit for the Yosemite-Wawona Elementary School Charter and is held every year at the historic Wawona Hotel in Yosemite National Park. This signature event will include a continental breakfast reception ...

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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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