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Poetry Comes To Life At Yosemite High Competition

OAKHURST – “Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary,” said writer Kahlil Gibran. All of these elements will be in evidence as students from area high schools gather at Yosemite High School (YHS) for Poetry Out Loud county finals, Saturday, Feb. 9. The public is invited to attend the free program ...

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Mountain Candies' Sweet Success: Owners Retire After 30 Years

OAKHURST – Mountain Candies owners Jim and Cindy Pogue have been quietly letting customers know that after 30 years in business, the treasured shop will close following Valentine’s Day. Cindy assures the community that this isn’t “good-bye,” just “see you somewhere else,” and took some time between fielding phone calls and selling fresh candy and other inventory to answer some ...

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Yosemite High Wins Academic Decathlon; Chawanakee Student Takes Top Points

MADERA – Yosemite High School won the 2013 Academic Decathlon (ACADEC) for the 20th year in a row, and Chawanakee Academy student Laurel Samuelson was the top scoring decathlete, at the 31st annual Madera County Academic Decathlon held Feb. 2. The Academic Decathlon team from Yosemite High School will compete in the California Academic Decathlon State Finals March 14-17 in ...

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What It's Like To Be A Badger

Hello, readers! I’m a sophomore at lovely Yosemite High School (YHS) and a couple of days ago, someone asked me what it was like to “be a ‘Badger.'” I honestly didn’t know how to respond, since no one has asked me this before. So, I sat down and thought to myself, “What is it really like being a Yosemite Badger?” ...

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Relay For Life Is Gearing Up – Volunteers Needed!

AHWAHNEE – It’s time to start planning an event the mountain community takes seriously: Eastern Madera County (EMC) Relay For Life is scheduled for Saturday, May 18 at 9 a.m. and will unfold over 24 heartfelt hours, on the field at Wasuma Elementary School. This is the 14th year of EMC Relay for Life, sponsored by the American Cancer Society. ...

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Kids Get Excited About Science – And Pizza!

Free Hands-on Science Club For Middle School Students Starts Tuesday in OAKHURST – Bass Lake Unified School District students in grades 6-8 once again have the chance to attend Yosemite Science Club, a free after-school project-based program at Oak Creek Intermediate (OCI) School, beginning Tuesday, Feb. 5 from 3 – 4:40 p.m., in the OCI science lab. The 12-week program ...

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Workshop Focuses On The Details Of Nonprofit Management

OAKHURST – Anyone involved in a nonprofit organization will want to take advantage of this opportunity on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 1 to 5 p.m. This seminar will explore the duties and responsibilities of boards of directors of nonprofit corporations and members of government committees will. It will cover parliamentary procedures, ethics, liability issues, officers’ roles, open meeting laws and ...

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"Grand Night For The Arts" At Golden Chain Theatre

OAKHURST – Organizers behind one of the area’s most visible and valuable nonprofits invite you to attend Vision Academy’s Grand Night for the Arts, an evening of entertainment and fine art held this year on Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Golden Chain Theater. A “taste of the foothills” will be available in the form of delectable finger foods, appetizers and ...

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Free Tax Preparation for Seniors & Low-To-Moderate Income Taxpayers

OAKHURST – Thanks to the AARP Foundation program Tax-Aide, mountain area seniors will again this year have a chance for free Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax return preparation assistance. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free, individualized tax preparation for low-to-moderate income taxpayers, especially for those 60 and older, at nearly 6,000 locations nationwide.

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Great Alternative To Football For Green Thumbs On Sunday

OAKHURST – The Superbowl is Sunday but for tillers of soil, Sunday’s nearly balmy temperatures, expected to be in the mid-sixties, it’s an opportunity to get outside and do some winter gardening. True Value Home Center is offering a free Winter Sowing and Preparing New Garden Beds Workshop, in the garden department, Sunday, Feb. 3, starting at 1 p.m.

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