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UPDATE: Vegetation Fire On Highway 41

O’NEALS – As of 1:40 p.m. crews have contained the fire along Highway 41 just north of Road 200 (North Fork Road), and anticipate three hours for mopup. One lane traffic control is in place due to an accident in the area. At 12:35 p.m., reports of a vegetation fire in the O’Neals area called up a wildland dispatch that ...

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Vehicle Starts Vegetation Fire On Road 406

O’NEALS – Firefighters responded to a vegetation fire on Road 406 this afternoon, reportedly caused by a vehicle igniting the dry grass. At about 5:30 p.m. on Monday, June 8, engines, water tenders, dozers, and air tanker and helicopter were dispatched to the location, about one mile west of Highway 41, for what was reported by the first engine on ...

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Local Summer Camps & Activities

MOUNTAIN AREA – It’s summer camp time! Perhaps you’re one of those parents that already have the family’s summer camp experience completely organized already. If not, you may be the type who’s walking happily down the street and is suddenly thunderstruck by the maddening thought: school is almost out and the kids want stuff to do! The first kind of ...

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High School Senioritis Cured By Graduation

Submitted by Ashley Worgull O’NEALS – With Minarets High School graduation taking place on Thursday, June 4, seniors have busy, faced with final projects, senior projects/presentations, and the fact that high school is coming to end. Many of us have also had to deal with the additional aspect of college.

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Can Firefighters Defend Your Home?

AHWAHNEE – As residents prepare for what is sure to be a challenging fire season, knowing what firefighters need in order to defend their homes may prove invaluable. Over two days last week, the men and women tasked with that crucial job were put through their paces during training drills at Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park. Each year, crews are presented ...

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The Choice by AnnaRose Chaney

Submitted by AnnaRose Chaney O’NEALS – We have all been there before. We have all sensed, or heard, or seen the common chaos of moments such as those. Somewhere in the distance, the urgent cry of a speeding ambulance fills the air. The lights flash, warning the world of the impending danger that the loss of one moment could allow.

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Minarets' Grant Hall Receives Full West Point Scholarship

Submitted by Kristen Berry O’NEALS – May 19 at Minarets High School was the annual Senior Scholarship Award Night. Although lots of scholarships were given out, the most prestigious went to Grant Hall. Hall received a full ride scholarship to The United States Military Academy in West Point, New York. West Point is one of the five service academies, and ...

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The Untold Story Of Divorce

Submitted by Kristen Berry Divorce sucks! But for some it can be awesome. Both the intrinsic and extrinsic rewards of divorce can, at times, be fruitful: twice the Christmas, twice the competition of parents’ love through gifts, and more quality time with each parent. Unfortunately, for many it is not all rainbows and butterflies. Heartbreak, feelings of blame, and neglect ...

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Dark Side Song Fiction By Isabella Clark

Minarets student Isabella Clark submitted the following work under the category Song Fiction, with the Kelly Clarkson release, Dark Side. Written by Busbee and Alexander Geringas and produced by Greg Kurstin, Dark Side was released by RCA Records. “Song Fiction is basically when you take the song of your choice, and write a story that goes along with the song,” ...

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Advice From A Teenager About Driving

Submitted by Remi Lee O’NEALS – Taking Drivers Ed was very annoying, it took me months and months to get it done. I was super lazy about it until I made it a competition with my friend, Becky. We decided that whoever finished their lessons first won. So I stayed up all night the next night finishing everything. I won, ...

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