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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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Glacier High Students In Poetry Out Loud

Submitted by Kaylene Friesen OAKHURST — After all of the scores were tabulated, sophomore Chloe DePledge placed first and freshman Matthew Silguero placed second in Glacier High School’s Poetry Out Loud competitioh, held Wednesday, Nov. 18. Both students will advance to the next round of competition. Poetry Out Loud gives high school students the opportunity to learn great poetry, perform ...

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Badger Pass Offers Free Skiing To Fourth Graders

YOSEMITE  – Badger Pass Ski Area, located in Yosemite National Park, has announced that it will offer free skiing to fourth grade students who complete and present their Every Kid in a Park pass. Every Kid in a Park is an initiative launched by President Obama to encourage youth and their families to visit public lands by offering free entry ...

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Local Schools Win County Math Tournament

COUNTY – Coarsegold Elementary School’s 7th grade and Rivergold Elementary School’s 8th grade teams won the Madera County Math Tournament on Friday, Nov. 6. Ranchos Middle School came in second place and Oak Creek Intermediate School placed third in the 7th grade competition.  Mountain Home School Charter’s 8th grade team placed second in the competition and Coarsegold Elementary School placed ...

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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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