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Will Desmond Betray Bertha?

Submitted by Sarah Persson OAKHURST – Summer is almost here! You can feel it as the weather is warming up, hear it with sounds of happy children knowing their school year is closing to an end, and taste it by the wonderful offerings of watermelon and cherries being sold by the side of the road. Another sign that summer is ...

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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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Oh Captain, Where Are You?

UPDATE – June 5, 2 p.m.: Captain has been found! Just before noon on Friday, June 5, the errant Heeler was spotted in the vicinity of Calvin Crest and Sugar Pine, heading up a dirt road. Faithful volunteers were able to corral him long enough for his humans to be contacted in Madera. The Martinez family is overjoyed and taking ...

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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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Sconce Family Vies For Votes In Canon Project Imagination

OAKHURST – Local filmmaker Matt Sconce and his family are in the Top 15 for director Ron Howard’s “Canon Project Imagination,” after submitting a short film trailer called, “The Hunt.” “We’re in the Finals and we need you,” says Matt. The video features the Sconce kids in super hero masks, quite naturally. Now, it’s time to vote!

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Sounds Of Solstice 2015

OAKHURST – Lovers of music take note, the local music festival Sounds of Solstice is happening for a second summer, and this time the date is set for Saturday, June 20, from 2 p.m. til dark. The fest takes place at Oakhurst Community Park with a host of bands and vendors, a kids’ play area, and locally made treats including ...

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OES Students Master Yosemite Project

OAKHURST – Are you smarter than a 5th grader who knows just about everything there is to know about Yosemite? Students at Oakhurst Elementary School under the guidance of teachers Robin Ward and Michelle Burton are so well-versed in Yosemite facts and fun that they’re prepared to sell the vacation package of a lifetime, if only for the purposes of ...

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Rotary Hosts Dr. Gary Pence Invitational Golf Tournament

AHWAHNEE – Chances are it will be a beautiful day for duffers and others on Saturday, June 6, as Oakhurst Sierra Rotary will once again have the pleasure of hosting the Dr. Gary Pence Invitational Golf Tournament at Sierra Meadows Country Club. “We are very excited about this year’s tournament as it continues to grow,” says Andrew Pence. “There is ...

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