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Everything Is Peachy At Oakhurst Elementary

By Christy Newell — OAKHURST — The first grade students at Oakhurst Elementary once again had the privilege of representing the school at the annual Peach Blossom Festival at Fresno State on earlier this month. The purpose of the Peach Blossom Festival is to expose children to oral interpretations and allow them to have a positive experience at Fresno State. ...

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Badger Baseball Efforts Paying Off In League

OAKHURST — Badger baseball is off to a great start this season with a new coach and plenty of enthusiasm. “We have good attitudes and we’re playing pretty good baseball,” says head coach James Gillaspy. “It seems like the kids are having fun doing it, as well, which is the key to success.” The Yosemite High School varsity baseball team ...

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In Memory Of Janice Elaine Starkey Collins

Janice Elaine Starkey Collins was born on June 14, 1941 in Fresno, California and went to be with our Lord Jesus on March 11, 2019. Janice was born to Orval and June Starkey. She had six siblings: Victor, Margaret, Arthur, Carol, Chet, and Gayle. She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years Richard Collins, as well as sons ...

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Super Full Moon Rises On First Day Of Spring

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE — Look up into the clear (we hope) night sky this week for a view of the full Moon that coincides with the first day of spring. The Moon will reach its fullest point this month on Wednesday, Mar. 20 at 6:43 p.m. in our area — and it’s a supermoon. That means, according to NASA, the Moon ...

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It’s Spring And Here Comes The Rain Again

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service in Hanford says a Pacific storm system will move into and across the region Tuesday night, Mar. 19 through Thursday, Mar. 21. Brief high pressure will build over the area Friday, Mar. 22 before another weaker storm system moves across the region Saturday, Mar. 23. Super Full Moon Rises On First Day Of ...

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Local Author Pens The Nature Club

MOUNTAIN AREA — Local author Rachel Mazur has released a new series of nature-based books for young people called The Nature Club. Mazur has worked in the Sierra Nevada since 1991 and moved to the Yosemite area in 2014. Each book in The Nature Club series tells the story of one of the kids in the club and how they ...

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Stage Coach Days Guided Adventure In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Ever wonder what it was like to visit Yosemite more than 100 years ago? Find out on this history-themed all day guided adventure in the park organized through the Yosemite Conservancy. Long before automobiles were formally allowed in Yosemite, in 1913, visitors used stage coaches to visit the park and see the famous sights. During Stage Coach Days, ...

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Vision Academy Grand Night For The Arts Scholarship Fundraiser

OAKHURST — For the past quarter-century local nonprofit Vision Academy of the Arts has awarded over $160,000 to more than 130 local high school seniors graduating in Eastern Madera County, as part of the nonprofit’s dedication to enrichment in education through the arts. Now, Vision Academy for the Arts invites to the community to come out in support of their ...

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March HOW Dinner Honors Ailene Thomas

AHWAHNEE — Friends and neighbors will gather at The Hitchin’ Post on Wednesday, Mar. 20, as the nonprofit group Helping One Woman (HOW) honors Ailene Nicole Thomas. Ailene is a lifelong Mariposa county resident and a Mariposa High School graduate, Class of 2014. Shortly after graduating, say HOW organizers, Ailene met the love of her life: Jonah Seth Mackenzie Thomas. ...

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Free Cooking And Wellness Workshop By Ooooby And SNO

OAKHURST — The community is invited to a free cooking and wellness workshop, Eating Ooooby Foothills, featuring an edible demo by Eric De Jong of Ooooby Fresno and hosted by Sierra News Online. The workshop takes place at Fresno Flats Historic Village and Park in the school room on Sunday, Mar. 24 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The theme ...

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