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Minarets Senior Plays In Blue-Grey All-American Bowl

Submitted by Lainie Walker O’NEALS — One of our own mountain community boys, Minarets High senior Mason Ellis, will playing in the Blue-Grey High School All-American Bowl this weekend. The game will be steamed live on Impax Football Network from the Jacksonville Jaguars’ EverBank Field at 12:30 EST. Mason will be sporting his high school number “3” at the wide ...

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National Dress Your Pet Day is January 14

January 14 is National Dress Your Pet Day and Sally has been preparing for this big day for quite some time. In case your dog or cat hasn’t chosen their outfit for the big day, Sally wanted to help give you some ideas. I did quite a bit of research for this blog and learned that people not only dress ...

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Rock Like A Shriveled Pea

By Kellie Flanagan — Something catches my eye. Turning to see, it’s my toddler in the driver’s seat of the Honda CRV. She’s managed to reach the gas pedal with her chubby little foot, and we’re already on the freeway before I realize what’s happening. Wind blowing through her hair, she’s tooling along in the fast lane like it’s riding ...

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Scientists Take On One-Size-Fits-All Diets

By Virginia Eaton — The advertising blitz around diets as we approached the New Year was overwhelming. I am inundated with diets, dieting techniques, do-and-don’ts, and lists of foods “you should never eat.” My go-to attitude around food and drink is eat real food, meaning food that doesn’t have a list of ingredients that I cannot pronounce. My experience with ...

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Meet The New Owners: Western Sierra Nursery

OAKHURST – On Saturday, Jan. 9, Dianna and Jeff Conaway will open the gates, unlock the doors, turn on the lights and get started on their first official day of business as proprietors of Western Sierra Nursery, a plan that has been in the works since September, 2015. Escrow closed this week on the property, a private sale between parties, ...

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Wood Brothers Awarded Major Scholarships

OAKHURST – Two Yosemite High School students are each set to receive valuable scholarships for two of the country’s most desirable universities: twin brothers Travis Wood and Trevor Wood are sailing into the final months of their primary school academic careers already knowing where they’re going for college, and how they’re going to get there. The scholarships were awarded through ...

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New Smoking And Vaping Rules Include Smoke-Free Parks

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Under a new ordinance, Mariposa County joins other California jurisdictions in prohibiting electronic smoking devices, along with tobacco, in select parks, sports fields, a farmers market, YARTS bus stops and certain recreational areas. The goal is to reduce the public’s exposure to chemicals and keep kids away from ever-new ways to ingest harmful tobacco products in a ...

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Snowshoe to Dewey Point . . . Again

A whole bunch of new snow had landed and we needed to get out and see those views of snow covered peaks. I know . . . I did a similar snowshoe 2 weeks ago, but Dewey Point is always a beautiful spot to visit where I can look up to the high country. Where: Yosemite National Park Distance: 7.24 ...

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Preserving Yokuts Languages: A Beautiful Complexity

COARSEGOLD – At a time when indigenous languages are routinely threatened with extinction around the world, it’s reassuring to know that native speakers and cooperating scholars in this neighborhood are working together to preserve what precious words remain. One of those people is local educator Heather McGrew. Achieving a personal milestone that is bound to impact history, Heather received her ...

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New Year’s Resolutions From The Inside Out

By Virginia Eaton — When my children were young, I saved my resolutions for September when they went back to school, when I could organize myself enough to begin thinking about making positive changes. Over the years I resolved all the usual things: to be more organized, lose weight, gain weight, cut coupons, learn French, learn Spanish, clean out the ...

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