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Foothill Grief Support Program

OAKHURST – Hinds Hospice Center for Grief and Healing has announced the Foothill Region Grief Support Group, starting in September, for those grieving the death of a loved one. Twelve sessions of the grief support group will start on Tuesday, Sept. 30, and run on Tuesdays through Jan. 6, 2015, except for holidays.

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Veterans Stand Down This Saturday In Coarsegold

COARSEGOLD – All area veterans are invited to a family-style Stand-Down on Saturday, Aug. 16 at Yosemite Lakes Church in Coarsegold, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., sponsored by Caring Veterans of America. The upbeat day offers friendship, free food, clothes, and entertainment, including some exciting wrestling action.

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Kids Triathlon Returns To Bass Lake

BASS LAKE – Hey, kids (and the parents who love them), it’s time to sign up for the 2nd Annual My Tri Mountain Area Youth Triathlon, set for Sept. 6 at Miller’s Landing on Bass Lake’s south shore. The triathlon has three race distances, including a longer distance than before, and is open to all kids ages 5 through 17. ...

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Wasuma School Announcements

AHWAHNEE – Wasuma Elementary School principal Jason Mercier reports that administration and staff are “looking forward to the start of another great school year,” and reminds all concerned that the first day of school is Monday, Aug. 18th. “The office needs verification, for all 7th grade students, that they have received the Tdap/Pertussis/Whooping cough booster vaccination,” explains Mercier. “We need ...

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Slam Poetry Workshop At Ethos Youth Center

MARIPOSA – Starting Wednesday, Aug. 13, Ethos Youth Center will host the first in a series of six slam poetry workshops taught by local poet Taj, from 6 – 8 p.m. The workshop series is open to any youth, age 13 through 19, in the mountain community. Poets are free to write and read in any style and on any ...

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Yosemite High Band Welcomes Francisco Marquez

OAKHURST – Yosemite High School Badger Band and Percussion has a new leader as they march into the 2014-15 school year. Long-time YHS band instructor Randy Hyatt retired in June and officially handed the baton over to Francisco Marquez, an educator and conductor who graduated college Magna Cum Laude with a degree in music education. At any given time, Marquez ...

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Youth Grants Available From Coarsegold Rodeo Association

COARSEGOLD – The Coarsegold Rodeo Association has announced the availability of grant applications for donation or funding, open to any local nonprofit youth group or individual. “Every year we accept grant applications from any Eastern Madera County youth for their 4-H animals and FFA animals,” explained Jill Satterfield, vice president of the Coarsegold Rodeo Association. “We will accept the grant ...

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Yosemite Colts Wrap Successful Season

Submitted by Robin Ward OAKHURST – The Yosemite Colts Baseball team ended its 2014 baseball season with James Gillaspy managing the team along with coaches Mike Howell and Cody Walden. The team has traveled as far down the state of California as Kingsburg, and as high up as Pismo beach.

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Local Talent Sings At Fresno Art Museum

OAKHURST – Opera lovers and others looking for a cultural treat that is appropriately relaxed for summer while being simultaneously free of charge, here’s a good bet. Two area students, Jocelyn Boe and Hunter Murphy, performed last weekend with Cal Opera, sponsored by the California Opera Association (COA) at the Fresno Art Museum (FAM), and plans are set for them ...

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